Heroes - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Like the physical map of India, the movie starts off at the north with highs and lows, stays high for a bit and then goes pretty much flat.

Reviews

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24 reviewers have given Heroes an average rating of 2.8/5.0 (?)

8 yays
5 nays
11 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, All Bollywood ...Portions of Heroes are pure genius, sparkling with the unshed tears of a mother whose child dies before she can hold it in her arms and nurture it.... full review

So-So by noyon jyoti parasara, AOL INDIA ...Samir Karnik's biggest flaw probably would be that he lets it flow too much before cutting it out!... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Too much rona dhona mars the refreshingly different patriotic film Heroes by director Samir Karnik.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Ali(Vatsal Sheth) and Samir(Sohail khan) realise, among other things, that itโ€™s far more honourable to die from enemy fire than by being run over by a bus.... full review

Thumbs up by Shannan Mann, Bolly Spice ...While the main idea is enticing, does it maintain the same route with the plot? The answer is yes! The plot is just as amazing.... full review

Thumbs down by Daliya Daspurkayastha, Bollywood Mantra ...The story idea is noble and pure, but people are already fed up with their own problem and they do not want to moist their eyes anymore by watching such a rona-dhona flick.... full review

So-So by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Heroes in entirety does this well, but beyond a point from addressing emotions starts addressing problems and actions.... full review

So-So by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Heroes has an interesting premise that talks about life after war. And though it does fall into the trap of getting too jingoistic in parts (Hollywood does this much better than us), the patriotism is not as overstated as a JP Dutta film.... full review

Thumbs up by Karishma Purshotam, desi hits ...this film is refreshing from the word go....it has all the qualities of a super hit film. It gives a positive outlook to viewers about men serving in the army and the viewer is captured in with this emotional yet entertaining film.... full review

So-So by deepa garimella, fullhyd.com ...Heroes has its light-harted moments, but it ends up heavy, weepy and long... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...What we have here is a very good story idea; what is lacking is proper cinematic treatment.... full review

So-So by Anand Singh, Hindustan Times ...This was an opportunity to show how the army abandons the families of its โ€˜martysโ€™ to a life of struggle, but Karnik is merely interested in wringing tears the old-fashioned way, and not in starting a debate.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Heroes is a film that has its heart in the right place, but I'm still trying to locate its brain.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...HEROES is a revelation. Cinema is all about narrating stories and Samir proves that he's a proficient storyteller.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The film arouses patriotic feelings without a trace of jingoism and at no point tries to show the neighbouring country in a negative outlook, a major tendency with this genre.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Samir Karnik deserves a pat on his back for attempting something different. The director also succeeds in evoking patriotism in the hearts of the audience.... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, indya.com ...I thought Heroes would be a run of the mill boring drama full of rona dhona. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised and left the theatre smiling.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Had Karnik passed on the sentimentality this effectively in the plots to follow, Heroes might have been as compelling as its purpose.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...If you want to see Sunny at his 90s best, Salman as a Singh or a movie on patriotism that connects in parts. Go for it. Else, Heroes is a DVD watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The film has evoking strong emotions. It also arouses strapping patriotic feelings inside you. There are moments, when you automatically salute the guards of the nation.... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...The message Heroes would like to convey is patriotic yet simple: You don't have to be a soldier to love your country.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...On the plus side is the balanced approach towards patriotism in the real world, without enemy-bashing.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Alas, the filmmaker chooses to play the patriotic track at such a high pitch, he fails to connect with the viewer, except sporadically.... full review