Heroine - Preview

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Except for a difficult performance by Kareena Kapoor and the lost character she plays, Heroine is one dramatic scene after another without anything substantial.



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The opening line of the trailer says that all heroines in the film industry – Hollywood or Bollywood – are moody, crazy and over-emotional.

So, if you are expecting anything non-stereotypical out of Heroine, your expectations are set to order even before you begin to think of the film. Anyway, we don't expect Madhur Bhandarkar to go deeper than what we already know of the worlds he is delving into.

But, what I have liked about Madhur Bhandarkar's Traffic Signal, Fashion and even Jail, is that the story is engaging. The ups and downs of the protagonists, however predictable, are depicted while holding my interest.

Somehow though, Heroine doesn't look like it is going to go beyond Fashion. How much more different are the stories really going to be? And despite being pretty much sure that, like many others I am looking forward to a meaty performance by Kareena Kapoor. If there is one area in which we cannot complain about when it comes to a Madhur Bhandarkar film, it is the scope it provides for its lead character.

Unfortunately, this time around the music is disappointing. The first time I read a tweet from Salim Merchant (Salim-Sulaiman duo) announcing the song 'Halkat jawani', it was annoying, because I for one, have had enough of these item numberesque songs with slang that is used just for the ring the words have to them.

Anyway, I don't mind if Heroine is a decent, enjoyable story though I wouldn't expect an indepth peek into 'the' industry.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "typical, lethargic and tedious Bhandarkar’ishness."
Music Aloud – "6/10"
dunkdaft – "disappoints by a soundtrack that has nothing notable to offer."
Bollywood Hungama – "3/5"
Bollyspice – "3/5"
Apun Ka Choice – "3.5/5"
Happy Sing - "even though not really make me believe in Salim-Sulaiman, is fairly okay."