Main Tera Hero - Review

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

Loud, directionless - and repetitive on both counts and more.

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If you look closely, you will find a tiny line and half a scene which involves Main Tera Hero's hero, Seenu (Varun Dhawan) being an actual hero - when he empowers Sunaina (Ileana D'cruz) to stand up for herself. A couple other tiny needles I found in the haystack is a couple of glimpses of great comic timing by Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla and Arunoday Singh. That is all there is to Main Tera Hero. The rest is, the film fooling itself into believing that it is funny under the garb of mindless comedy.

However, what Main Tera Hero makes no pretensions about is that it has no interest in taking anything seriously. So, we have Seenu move randomly from a small town to Bangalore and take on a mean cop (Arunoday Singh) who is obsessed and manically possessive about the girl he is in love with, Sunaina (Ileana D'Cruz), who of course our man Seenu falls in love with at first sight. Only that we have a twist that comes conveniently at half-mark, when you have stopped caring a long time ago. Yeah, Main Tera Hoon is that kind of a film.

I would have complained about how the women are at the mercy of the silly games the men play in this game, but then I should know not to do that right from the title of the film.

The attempt at comedy is really laughable - most certainly, not in a good way. Its the same old tricks you would have found in a David Dhawan film a couple of decades ago - the slaps, the contrived situations which get worse by the minute. You hit your palm on your forehead and stop yourself from wondering who comes up with stuff like this.

Yet, I must admit that Main Tera Hero has much more focus in its plot than an average David Dhawan film. So much so that, Shakti Kapoor's subplot seems like an afterthought - oops, we are too focused on the central plot by our own standards. That or they thought the film was falling short in terms of runtime. Either case, what an eyesore.

The performances are those that belong in a slapstick film. Varun Dhawan monkeys around, Nargis Fakhri adequately continues to annoy, and Anupam Kher makes a fool of himself yet again. Like I said earlier, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla and Arunoday Singh manage a laugh or two, but just about.

What boggles my mind is - the 8.30AM show was a full house and so seemed the next one as I walked out after the film. What is as cute as it is despairing is that there was a group in the cinema hall which was laughing out loud and having fun. Sometimes, I wish I could just do that.

- meeta, a part of the audience

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: A few slaps and gunshots
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A couple of kisses, skimpily clad women.
  • Concept: ummm...actually, no idea. Maybe love?
  • General Look and Feel: Loud like any slapstick film is expected to be.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

  • Direction: 0.5
  • Story: 0.5
  • Lead Actors: 1
  • Character Artists: 1
  • Dialogues: 1
  • Screenplay: 0.5
  • Music Director: 0.5
  • Lyrics: 1

Main Tera Hero - Movie Details

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Fan:

Ohhhh, I wish I had waited for your review before booking my seats for tonight's show. Usually your first day reviews come on the first day but a bit later during the day - and hence I had already booked the tickets. Surprised to see that by 1:00 pm your review is out.

Anyway, now that the payment has been made I will go and watch it.

BTW: I don't mind the mindless comedies - as long as there are sufficiently many LOL moments or 1-liners.

meetu:

@Fan then, you just might not mind it :)

Divya:

...thanks...was expecting the same

guddu:

Meetu these days Bollywood is only churning out glossy romantic films blended with slapstick comedy. Frankly speaking; i wasn't expecting the film as none of the actors are known for their talents and equally depressed to see the same repeated formula each week. Gunday, Hasee toh Phasee and now Main Tera Hero; all of them seems to be widely similar when it comes to the box office prospects. :(

meetu:

@Divya :D

@guudu Box Office performance yes, but hasee toh phasee, i liked.

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