Writer : Nikhil Advani, Umesh
Based on : Hero by Subhash Ghai
Star Cast : Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya
Shetty, Aditya Pancholi, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Music : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Studio : Salman Khan Productions
Distributed by : Eros
Release Date: September 11, 2015
Story line: Hero is the story of love, under conflict. When two worlds
collide, a boy and a girl find themselves stuck in a whirlpool of such intense
love that they would do anything, go to any extent and face all odds for the
one they love. Radha is the 21 year-old daughter of the formidable Chief of
Police. Sooraj on the other hand, has been raised by the unforgiving streets of
Mumbai. Will their love prevail?
Sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi)
is a gangster of Mumbai who meets Radha (Athiya Shetty), daughter of the city's
Chief of Police. One day, Sooraj takes Radha, telling her that he got
instructions from the police to take her away from city for some time. Later
Radha finds out she was kidnapped by Sooraj. After a series of events, Sooraj
leaves Radha. But by then, they have fallen in love. Thereafter, comes the part
where they have to face problems.
Know more about the
captain of the Ship, the director: Nikhil
went on to direct his first film under Dharma Productions, titled Kal Ho Naa Ho
starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Jaya Bachchan. The
film was one of the biggest hits of 2003 and firmly established him as a
director. The film won six Filmfare awards.
Nikhil decided to make
his next film and announced that the title of the film would be Salaam-e-Ishq:
A Tribute To Love. The film has a huge star cast: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra,
Sohail Khan, Vidya Balan, John Abraham, Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Juhi Chawla,
Anil Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Shannon Esra and Anjana Sukhani. The film was
produced by Sunil Manchanda, Mukesh Talreja and Chetan Motiwalla and released
on 25 January 2007 to mixed reviews.
His next film Chandni
Chowk To China, starring Akshay Kumar was released on January 2009, but was a
major disappointment. Even though Chandni Chowk To China has disappointed,
Nikhil has announced that he will again work with the film's lead star Akshay
Kumar. Patiala House is the title of this film, and it also stars actress
Anushka Sharma as the female lead. Shooting began in December 2009, and it was
released in 2011. The movie also opened commercially in New York
He has directed India's
first stereoscopic 3D animation film, Delhi Safari, which he also wrote the original
story. The film was released in October 2012
After the release of
Patiala House in 2011, Nikhil Advani has partnered with Monisha Advani and
Madhu Bhojwani to form Emmay Entertainment, a motion picture production
company. Emmay Entertainment first production was D-Day (2013 movie), a film
directed by Nikhil, in association with DAR Motion Pictures, which was released
on 19 July 2013.
My “Gut Feel” and
I have seen the promo of
“Hero” and done some research about the movie, It seems to be an apt platform
for new comers and that to for star kids. A conventional love story which we
seen many a time in the past and again been presented in similar manner.
Somehow my feeling is that both the young star kids are missing the
screen presence and Karisma which could have created possible additional
curiosity about the movie. Although it is backed by Salman Khan
Production primarily and Salman and other production team has put best of
efforts to scale up the movie in all the departments.
Going by Nikhil Advani’s
track record after the mega success of his debut directorial venture “ Kal ho
na ho” he has not seen a big success and in a way struggling to make a mark as
established director. His last offering “D-day” was a decent film and I am sure
with “Hero” also he would have put best foot forward and tried hard to make a
decent film if not an exceptional one.
It seems to be a onetime
watch and going by the promotion, fresh paring and youth appeal chances of
recovering money at box office is high.
Going by the expected
conventional storyline and average performances I am give this
movie 2.5 stars out of 5 stars, three days before the release.
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