Main Tera Hero - External Reviews

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quick review:

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



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38 reviewers have given Main Tera Hero an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)

10 yays
8 nays
20 so-so

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Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...MAIN TERA HERO is a wild, wacky, madcap entertainer that has the unmistakable stamp of the master of entertainers -- David Dhawan. An over the top plot, humor quotient and performances are three aces the film stands on.... full review

Thumbs up by Prateek Sur, Bollywood Life ...The twists and turns in the film are timely. The comic timings are perfect. The facial expressions are superb. And lastly even though having an old formula, this film doesn’t allow you to feel bored throughout the 128 minutes.... full review

Thumbs up by Raedita Tandan, Filmfare ...MTH is a good weekend watch with your family, girlfriend or gang of friends. This is pure popcorn entertainment made for hero worshiping masses. And the silver lining is Varun Dhawan, a treasure chest of talent. The next big hero waiting to happen.... full review

Thumbs up by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ... may be just two films old but Varun has proved beyond doubt, that he is willing to give his all and more to get his father’s floundering career the much-needed fill-up.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...this movie has all the dum, which you seek in and out in a masala entertainer. The movie is highly engaging and entertaining. The one-liners, star attitude of Varun, foot tapping music and delightful supportive acting makes this movie a sure shot winner... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror ...You made me laugh today, and I enjoyed most of Main Tera Hero, because I accepted this truth long back. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...After years one has seen a film complete with all elements of a commercial caper and yet not tripe or boring. A thoroughly entertaining film, Main Tera Hero is a must watch. ... full review

Thumbs up by Paloma Sharma, Rediff ...Not exactly suitable for family audiences, Main Tera Hero is a total seeti-maar, paisa vasool film and refreshingly unpretentious.... full review

Thumbs up by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Star Blockbuster ...Yes, it is meaningless, tripe, over-the-top, crass and ludicrous but it will never fail to entertain you. 128 minutes of absolute fun! Go for it! ... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Varun meshes Govinda, Michael Jackson and his own madness well. He gets better in a stronger second half, bolstered by gorgeous Nargis pouting, "Thenk you, Dadduz!" and the banter between Kher and snarling subordinate Bally (Shukla)... full review

So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...It’s nowhere close to Dhawan’s best, but it’s got enough paisa vasool elements to remind us of how ridiculously brilliant the man was when he peaked with Govinda in the 1990s. Who knows? Some day soon, he might hit another peak... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...For his second film, Varun does a good job, though there’s a lot for him to work on. Ileana D’Cruz and Nargis Fakhri are the eye candies, with the former adding romantic charm and the latter oomph to the film... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...He makes us feel we’re more entertained than we actually are. In these films, that’s what being a hero is all about.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...In poetic verse, for some there might be less and for some there might be more, but there is entertainment in the film for sure…………for everyone. So do give it a try and have a good time along with the new age Govinda and the veteran David Dhawan once again hitting the mark in the new millennium.... full review

So-So by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice need to leave your brains at home to enjoy this one. Main Tera Hero is unpretentious about its silliness and honest in its intentions to give you rib-tickling entertainment. Watch it to de-stress after a hard week at work.... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Main Tera Hero offers a few laughs, catchy music and a terrible plot ... full review

So-So by SOMESH SINHA, Desi Martini ...Main Tera Hero is an absolute must for David Dhawan's loyalists. ... full review

So-So by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...A David Dhawan movie cant be analysed, just experienced. It is funny in parts but you catch yourself sighing in exasperation quite often. ... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...In the mood for a madcap film? Main Tera Hero is the answer.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...Main Tera Hero is not the kind of movie that you will admit you enjoyed, in polite society at least, but it is pure entertainment.... full review

So-So by Faheem Ruhani, india today ...Main Tera Hero is not exactly David Dhawan of yore but it comes close. Largely, due to the effortless charm of Varun Dhawan. Worth a shot for some Varungiri. An extra star just for that. ... full review

So-So Indicine ...If you are in the mood for some madcap fun then Main Tera Hero is the perfect film for the season. Varun Dhawan delivers one of the funniest performances of the year and keeps us enthralled.... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Main Tero Hero transports you into a world of fun that we have been kept devoid of from weeks. Quick witted, jocular and pricelessly silly, this film is a sure shot must watch.... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...As if to compensate, there are ample displays of Varun’s sculpted body, his fighting skills, his dancing abilities, and his general heroism. The title says it all... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY ...A timepass of a movie, it can be watched once. Only wish Dhawan had taken some risks rather than sticking to the age-old formula that worked for him eons ago... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...Varun Dhawan exceeds expectations and comes up with such a delightful performance that you are bound to applaud him ... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Give Main Tera Hero a shot. Not quite vintage David Dhawan, but it comes pretty close.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...I guess anything goes in a David Dhawan movie. Which is disappointing. Our movies and audience are making an attempt to evolve, but some filmmakers are insistent on rehashing the same old formula with new actors. Watch it if you don’t mind being served old wine in a glitzy new bottle.... full review

So-So by SUDHISH KAMATH, The Hindu ...A Telugu film remake that re-launches Varun Dhawan as a hero and reboots the David Dhawan brand of silly but fun escapist entertainers... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...While the first half is breezy and super fun, the second half could have been a tad shorter; we spend too much time on the foreplay to the climax. All-in-all Dhawan’s ‘Main Tera Hero’ manages to deliver on the entertainment quotient. ... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...Only and the best part about Main Tera Hero is that the film is high on energy, all thanks to Varun Dhawan. He is naturally a good actor and has a good screen presence. But he has tried a little too much to prove himself in his father’s film.... full review

Thumbs down by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...Of the entire lot of gurgling satellites that orbit Varun, Ileana DCruz is the most promising. She’s interesting looking and seems capable of much more than just skipping about in hot pants. Here, alas, we can only admire her legs and abs and compare them with Miss Fakhri's.... full review

Thumbs down by aneela zeb babar, Desi Martini ...Ab Tou Phaad Hi Daalo Poster ... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Mangled script ruins whatever little fun there was to be had ... full review

Thumbs down by Tanushree Bhasin, FirstPost ...Here’s hoping David Dhawan returns to form some day with a film that doesn’t quite gnaw at one’s brains as Main Tera Hero did... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Main Tera Hero is dumbed down by design. I have no issues with that. My problem is that the frenzied plot didn’t deliver enough funny lines.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Watch it if you must for its catchy songs, a few good laughs, and a leading man who really tries. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...I will be optimistic and wait for the old nifty Dhawan to make a comeback. Or is it too close to the sell by date?... full review