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This stuff happens in real life. Uhh...only that real life has a little less background music and the dialogue is not over-written, and maybe the performances are less melodramatic.Read more
You roll your eyes as you realise Heropanti is yet another "love of my life" vs. "parental consent" film. As the parents (read extended family) get more and more vicious your heart sinks because another realisation hits you - this happens in real life, even now. Unfortunately, for Heropanti, real life and decades of films on the topic had desensitized the audience to these issues in the 90s. With nothing new to say and a hero who wears pink lipstick to the rescue, Heropanti becomes a 2.5 hour long, predictable drone.
I think opening titles are an artform by themselves. Besides the creativity that goes into making them, they set the tone of a film. So, it was a huge turn-off when Heropanti had just the two lead actors' and director's names in the opening title. Not because it was short, but doesn't it show conceit? To me, that decision says how little the other team members mattered in the making of the film.
I guess a bell should ring when you hear the name Tiger Shroff in a film called, "Hero"panti and the popular tune from Subhash Ghai's film that shot Jackie Shroff (Tiger Shroff's father, for the uninitiated) to Hero status in the early 80s. Such tactics tell you upfront how strong the makers' confidence on the product itself is.
Fair enough, they have tried to inject Hero-ness into Tiger Shroff by giving him some so-bad-that-they-are-good lines - which he delivers with as much style as is possible to make them look more fake and forced than they already are. Then of course, they are repeated so that we can tell that a scene is setup so that the line could be repeated.
Surrounded by such superficiality then, it is a miracle, that for a short while you get involved in the drama. You worry that the hero is in a tight spot and that he might get face brutal violence that you don't have the stomach for. That has to be because of the aura created around the villains.
Uncharacteristically for the film, Prakash Raj's character, Chaudhary is grey enough to keep you interested. Of course, Prakash Raj, is relatively restrained and has you both worried for the hero and yet, you see yourself sympathizing with him, even if briefly. Unfortunately but not surprisingly, the writers do not capitalize on the emotion that this character evokes.
As is expected, the women are pretty tools for the hero and the villain to fight over. Her love for the hero is taken for granted. Her father emotionally blackmails her into believing that she is his property and so on. But then again, that's what women in such situations face in real life.
Also, in real life, starlets get a chance to play an action hero with various shades of pink on as lipstick. No, I cannot get over it. At the risk of sounding sexist for wanting to deprive men of cosmetics, such on-the-face make-up is unacceptable even for women. And you cannot escape the distraction for a minute because Tiger Shroff is in almost every scene (after his entry).
Not that one was expecting great shakes from a film called Heropanti. But, that the makers, with a 100% fresh starcast don't even attempt to break any mould is disheartening. In fact, they try to milk the popularity of a 20-year old film. Just sad.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, HEROPANTI is designed as a launch pad for Tiger Shroff and it gives him ample opportunity to prove his credentials in his debut film. The good news is, he delivers a striking performance. Additionally, what works is the masala quotient -- melodrama, music and action. An entertainer that hits the right notes! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...Tiger can punch and dance like the best of them and isn’t a bad actor either. His debut would have been more impressive if they had played up his strengths in a better way. He makes a sincere effort to win his audience over and let’s hope he gets better films focussing on his core strengths in future.... full review
Thumbs up, by Subhash K. Jha, NDTV : ...Heropanti is a full-on 'paisa vasool' Sajid Nadiadwala entertainer. It doesn't quite measure up to the requirements of the theme of honour killing that it so valiantly puts forward. But as a masala entertainer, that has more to say than one would expect from a film of this nature, Heropanti gets its fundas right.... full review
So-So, by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life : ...Overall, Heropanti is like any other massy entertainer. If you have no plans this weekend, then you can watch this one with your family. But don’t expect much and you’ll be pleased.... full review
So-So, by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost : ...Read biography Get Alerts from this author Follow this author on Twitter View all posts from this author Firstpost Bollywood Heropanti review: Tiger Shroff can do stunts, but that’s about it May 24, 2014 09:20 IST #Bollywood #Film Review #FilmReview #Heropanti #Heropanti review #MovieReview #Salman Khan #Tiger Shroff inShare 17 CommentsEmailPrint Another star son. Big launch. Action hero. New heroine. Hit songs. The works. Does it work? ... full review
So-So, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...The fact that Jackie Shroff's son is now a hero should make you curious enough to check out Heropanti. There is no reason for you to expect anything more than a masala film with a predictable story line, nor should you expect to come out awed by the young boy (as you were by the father), but it is worth a watch. Just another commercial movie with plenty of high speed action sequences, Heropanti may not be an eternal love story, but there is hope yet, for both the actors.... full review
So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...The surprise of the pack is newcomer Kriti Sanon. This girl gives a balanced performance and is good-looking as well. She carries off every scene with ease and in fact overshadows Tiger at times. No mean feat considering that this is his product launch. ... full review
So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Dum? Well, there is a decent amount of dum for all those who love masala drama with decent action scenes and melodious songs attached to it. While for all others who love realistic type of film or were expecting a hardcore action romantic drama might head out for a huge disappointment. Such films need good screenplay and super fiery heroism in the lead actor, which in case of 'Heropanti', turns out to be more of 'Dim-Panti'.... full review
So-So, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com : ...Heropanti has its drawbacks but manages to hold the audience in the second half. And more importantly, it does spring two talents to look out for. Tiger, with his innocent looks, should work well with the girls while he could be a valid action star. He may not have his father's voice but he has his style for sure. It would be up to him to make the right moves from here... full review
So-So, by Sukanya Verma., Rediff : ...And the way I see it, he could not have asked for a shoddier launch. Yet somehow beneath the pin-up torso, the soulful eyes and an awkward smile -- a genuine, graceful, likeable boy comes through. ... full review
So-So, by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Star Blockbuster : ...Heropanti is a complete paisa vasool entertainer with every ingredient to spice up your weekend. If the story or Tiger Shroff doesn’t excite you, go for Whistle Baja! It’s absolutely worth it!... full review
So-So, by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India : ...Still, Heropanti is enjoyable. The climax pumps up the action, featuring shirtless Tiger, crouching Rajjo. The tale has a twist as graceful as Tiger's flips and you do agree when Tiger suggests, 'Mere naal tu whistle baja.'... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Summing up, no doubt HEROPANTI is just another average package of entertainment in a pure South style with all routine stuff. Still, it remains one step ahead than many careless entertainers such as R…RAJKUMAR. To give you a clear indication we earlier used to make HERO and now it has all gone down to HEROPANTI.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice : ...The only good Heropanti ends up doing is being a lesson for debutants who feel that six packs and smooth moves are enough to make them a star. That little thing called acting talent is important too. And the audience deserves better.... full review
Thumbs down, by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle : ...over all, one might be confused if director Sabbir Khan intended to make a spoof or a film. Go for it, if you are in the mood for cheap thrills.... full review
Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...If this movie was an all-out actioner like ‘Raid’ or any of the Bruce Lee, kung-fu, Karate movies, it would have been a dream debut at least for Tiger. ‘Heropanti’ as is, where is, just doesn’t engage or entertain, sorry to say!... full review
Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times : ...The film is a showcase for Tiger’s talents; he is an incredible acrobat who does backflips in dance sequences and effortlessly leaps off walls in action scenes. He is a smooth dancer. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Raj keeps forgetting he’s meant to be a Jat, and slipping into his real voice. He gets to make emotional speeches and shed tears too: we share his feelings, because he’s the only real actor in this enterprise. Is this all they can think of in the name of a fresh love story?... full review
Thumbs down, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Heropanti makes no fuss about being a bad film. Unapologetical about being a dismal and shabby affair, Heropanti serves only two purposes: Giving Bollywood an heir to Akshay Kumar who kick boxes like a star despite having Kareena Kapoor’s cutesy face and an actress who has a lot of latent potential along with her resplendent looks, waiting to be used in the right project.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY : ...Kirti Sannon does the de rigueur of weeping and pleading to be rescued and protected in this testosterone driven movie and she does a decent job of it. The real villain of this film is the relentless background music that only gets louder every minute. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror : ...I understand the need to market this film as an oldschool launch vehicle, but I have a question for the producers: Is 'Heropanti' the real phrase that comes to your mind when unsuspecting viewers buy tickets to watch your film... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Bali aka TheThirdMan, Upper Stall : ...All in all, the film is a disastrous launch pad for Tiger Shroff, who is also made to play the flute ala his dad in Hero (1983)! Sadly, this is no Heropanti but Zeropanti instead. ... full review
zoyamalik18: All the ppl out there must watch @iTIGERSHROFF kicking out villans in #Heropanti
Yogz143: #kritisanon Ur Juz Awessum <3 May God Bless Uh </3 Iie Lub Ew #kritisanon #Heropanti Rocks ;)
warshabaloch: Heropanti was a fun movie. I liked it.
Talwarrr: Heropanti was a good movie I expected it to be better but it was still good
suriaashna: #Heropanti An Entertainer Hit!! Love d Movie!! #TigerShroff rocks!!
Sunil1985Sunil: suprb action, suprb love story and bole full entertainment package #Heropanti .
srkye: Good Mrng:)) hv a lovely weekend enjoy :)) n Dnt forget to watch #heropanti
sonu_rlz: Finally watched @Heropanti. Nice movie, infact loved it. @iTIGERSHROFF was very good and @kritisanon was stunningly gorgeous <3<3 #Heropanti
somd89: Watchd @Heropanti..enjoyd..@iTIGERSHROFF is impressive..sab ko aati nahi aur iski jaati nahi..i wish na jaye kabhi..Gd luck @sabbir24x7
sitoke7tanmay: Heropanti is really a great movie.
shyamalkishore: #Heropanti delivers on d promise..100% masala enrertainer. #TigerShroff is superb with stunts, dance & acrobatics. #PrakashRaj is fantastic
Shubhamvf: Great shw by @iTIGERSHROFF ... Class..., @Heropanti
shraddhastyles: Sabir sir Great film#Kriti#Tiger#Amazing performance#Sonakshi#Superb costumes#Shaan#Fabulous Makeup#cheers2 HEROPANTI http://twitter.com/shraddhastyles/status/469919737082675200/photo/1
shivranjani324: #Heropanti surprised me.. Thoroughly enjoyed it.. #TigerShroff and #KritiSanon were both great
SheikhSaif6: OMG <3 Love Heropanti Film Ywrrr <3 :* Ala Filmmmm & Ala Love Story :* ;) Kriti Sanon Ur AWesome :* & Chiknay... https://www.facebook.com/SheikhSaif.Official/posts/1437004289890944
shahrose_w: Heropanti is a good movie (Y)
sayeshasuri: #Heropanti super awesome movie!! too good!! #TigerShroff you rock!!
sanjaybjumaani: #Heropanti off too a good start, as predicted in my last post on #Tiger Shroff, who I expect to do well in Bollywood.
sandeepsingh8h: heropanti superhit ....
Salman_khan881: Just watched @Heropanti . No doubt the best movie of 2014 so far. Brilliant work by @iTIGERSHROFF and @kritisanon
sahillove28: What a movie heropanti omg touch directly to heart sure 5 star bhai http://twitter.com/sahillove28/status/469908086656729088/photo/1
sachin_973737: I saw heropanti And its great.
Sabinaahx: Seen #Heropanti fab film @iTIGERSHROFF wowed us all! Love
Reachgarimapal: #Heropanti will make you smile, laugh, cry, dance, shout !!!!!! There's just something of everything in it!!!!! Must watch!!! I ❤
RaghavredReddy: Awesome movie heropanti in love with kriti sanon's cuteness n tiger's stunts
pariansari547: 2day i did HEROPANTI wit my family..hd grt tym#fum#enjoy#suprb movie..must go n watch Heropanti..Tigershroff is mindblwing..lovly.. :)
OH_YES_KSHITIJ: Just watch #Heropanti. Powerful Pack of Action & Love. Filled with Emotions. @kritisanon @iTIGERSHROFF
NxtHACKER: #heropanti well done @iTIGERSHROFF appreciate it
nick_tre97: Heropanti is a lovely movie :)
neerpratap: Another future supa * is born!Tiger Shroffroks in#Heropanti!Kriti Sanon is supremely confident!A nice luv story 4 the current generation!
mk28439: Heropanti movie is the best movie
meetchawda1: FANTASTIC MOVIE HEROPANTI
MeeHafeezian: Old story but nice film Awesome time pass :D #Heropanti
MariyamNai: watched heropanti awesum hatsoff to the stars n sabbir khan @sabbir khan
ManjeetDreams: HEROPANTI Amazing Movie, A Very Well Remade Of Allu Arjun's Telugu Film Parugu, Fabulous Act By Both Tiger &... https://www.facebook.com/manjeet.sehmi/posts/10152164364086234
manavpurohit: Guys go and watch #Heropanti. Nice message giving movie on Honour Killing. And nice acting from @kritisanon and @iTIGERSHROFF
malaika461: The movie was amazingg! :D Tiger and Kriti, Oooo hot. Haha. #heropanti. ;) @iTIGERSHROFF @kritisanon
LydiaNaik: Finally watched @Heropanti Well done @iTIGERSHROFF ur like an entire package"good looks,super duper stunts, romantic hero nd awesome dancer"
linklineservice: Hi Guys, Here what i see 'Heropanti' 2014 Release on Friday 23,2014 at Movie Cinema, is very good movie, It is... https://www.facebook.com/vincent.vincentf/posts/10152419919632419
KunalKNM7: #TigerShroff , enough said! Good amazing, mind blowing stunts and what a dancer! He's in for the kill, beware Bollywood! #Heropanti
KunalAggarwal21: #Heropanti REALLY DESERVES A RE-WATCH! It's superb! @iTIGERSHROFF roared and @kritisanon looked beautiful throughout the movie!
KesarGotSwag: Loved #Heropanti .. What a movie !!!!! Way to go @iTIGERSHROFF u totally rocked it.What a start to the weekend.
KaranMunder: #Heropanti @iTIGERSHROFF #hero #awesum #killer now this is called a debut!! #superb #mindblowing #prakashraj #nailed it..
K_Tsena: Here he comes roaring... @iTIGERSHROFF fantastic debut... Stunning fight sequences... Whistle Baja Dala #Heropanti
joj_roystar: Heropanti good movie. Remake of tamil n bengali movie "sedin dekha hoye. Sooo al d the best ..... thumsUp.......
HiindS_: Heropanti was amazing
hasjiv: #heropanti ... an awesome movie ... really enjoyed it ... @itigershroff acting reminded us of @beingsalmankhan of wanted.
Hammal_NAVED: Sabko Aati nahi aur meri jati Nahi ***/* star HEROPANTI !!! ":":This time love story with Alaag Style with good message @iTIGERSHROFF
grewal_muskan: Jo dost kaminey nhi hote.. Wo kaminey dost nhi hote..@iTIGERSHROFF Must watch movie @Heropanti
fanu_arman: Awesome movie @iTIGERSHROFF doing work very hard with cool body #heropanti kisi ko ati nahi or mujh ma sa jati nahi nyccc dailog :)
ebad_ullah: i have watched heropanti yesterday! awsome movie!
dixdudedj: So friday nite saw @Heropanti ...!!! Must say PAISA WASOOLL ...!!@iSHROFFTIGER @iKritiSanon
cpauleen: #heropanti #tigershroff @prakashraj - telugu movie remake, but it was certainly better :) mind blowing actions and dance!!
chawlamahesh1: #Heropanti review zakaas movie
blitzmegaplex: HEROPANTI, showing at blitz @GrandIndo and @MallOfIndonesia. Check out the schedule> http://www.blitzmegaplex.com/en/schedule_movie.php?id=MOV2147 http://twitter.com/blitzmegaplex/status/470039069292904448/photo/1
bkgcooldude: Heropanti ... gud film
BinatiZ: Heropanti rocks
bhuvvii: No words about Heropanti..Its not a simple love story .its a saga...will watch tomorrow again..@iTIGERSHROFF @kritisanon @sabbir24x7
Bhaskarredddy: Good one....#Heropanti
BanuShereen: Just watched #heropanti...amazing movie
Avijeetswain: Just saw @Heropanti brilliant perfomance by @iTIGERSHROFF n @KritiSanon #WhistlePodu Start in Box-office
ashishjain9630: Tiger Shroff is so good in Heropanti, good film.....
AShahu10: Little bit disappointed with the movie experts for giving #heropanti 2.5 stars. Movie is not that bad, deserves atleast 3.5
AreeshaKhan60: Just watched @Heropanti great movie love it.awsome @iTIGERSHROFF and @kritisanon have done a great job great lessons for girls one of my fav
archit92mahajan: saw #Heropanti .!! Loved the way every emotion is portrayed in the movie.. #kritisanon is definitely a born actor, and #tigershroff is great
anindobanerjee1: Watched #Heropanti ....Tiger Shroff is brilliant....great performance for a debutant...has a bright future in Bollywood.
AngieChandna7: Watched #Heropanti 1st day 1st show it's a full house. @iTIGERSHROFF is fabulous he is a next super star. God bless him. I enjoyed the film.
AnanduAnilKumar: #Heropanti...a good movie...remake of ..#alluarjun movie...#krishna......#TigerShroff ...superb.....athletic....#keerti..cute.......
akankshashinde6: Loved heropanti loved the acting of @iTIGERSHROFF @kritisanon .
aishwaryaa94: #Heropanti Sabko aati nahi, meri jaati nahi :D #PaisaVasoolEntertainment
adityajain476: A delightful watch #Heropanti @sabbir24x7 loved the film
Aditya69577: Welcome to #Bollywood ,what a great debut movie.This guy is a superstar in the making. #TigerShroff #Heropanti #Rating - 3.5/5
aditya_math: Awsme movie heropanti a sure shot blockbluster @iTIGERSHROFF you really rocked tiger...
adeemd: Watched @Heropanti today.Brilliant performances by @iTIGERSHROFF & @kritisanon .Sunil Grover is awesome in that comic scene.Music is great.
a_sehar: awesome movie #Heropanti !! @iTIGERSHROFF
18vinod: Watched #Heropanti ..loved it... Awesome dance and amazing action by @iTIGERSHROFF And @kritisanon looks damn cute !!
wpgaurav: Heropanti. Good movie with very poor direction. Just watched it to support a Tiger.
WhyNotPr: Review Heropanti once watched who haven't watched Parugu movie.. . tiger was good in parts... My rating - 2.85/5
surrealzakir: #Heropanti - Watch it Once if you don't have any other things to do....
saggib: #Heropanti Nice movie for the Weekend.. Ppl were mean to #TigerShroff one tym watch!!
Richardforyou1: Watched #Heropanti today must nice piece of it has got although there r some flaws especially@iTIGERSHROFF hair style
Kiransammy: Heropanti kabhi meri jati nahi. Very nice movie bt only 1 tym watch movie...
GaziMumbai: #Heropanti is average .. #KritiSanon is good .. #PrakashRaj is very good .. #TigerShroff is excellent.
fara_s: Watched #heropanti coz of whistle Baja and tabah... Must say movie wasn't bad.. One time watch... Stunts and dancing pretty impressive...
cinema_babu: #Heropanti is a timepass flick. Tiger Shroff lacks in expressions but dances and fights well. #PrakashRaj's role is highlight of the movie.
ashveersingh06: Heropanti serves as a reminder that not all star sons can act. I wanted action, all I got was predictable drama @RazeenGutta @ronesh 6/10
ashishsaksena: #Heropanti is an 80's film & definitely not perfect.Fast paced & entertaining. #TigerShroff has it all to be a star. Super music. Watchable.
anirudhbb: Heropanti worked for me as it was very fresh in terms of casting, story left much desired but definitely give it a shot! Watch! #fb
yaseengani786: If not for that tigers awkward pink lipstick #Heropanti sure could have been a more comfortable watch !!
vishal_1505: Heropanti is total chutyapanti
vatsalvirus: Difference between Hero (1983) and Heropanti (2014) is that heropanti is full of crap shit.
Swamii_says: "@Mumbai_Chokari: #Heropanti should have been named as #Chutiyapanti" #LOL
Shutiyapa: Heropanti.. Mare ko to ye chutiyapanti lgi. Save tiger pls
shashwatluthra: #heropanti: tiger shroff paida karega hindi movies ka khauff. sheer stupidity
rudeopinion: #Heropanti was great. Esp. the part where I fell asleep & it was over.
Parag_Jalan: Heropanti dekhne ke baad esa lga ki tiger ko acting ka A bhi nai aata. Hahah what a review. Class.
Nautanki_Hero: #Heropanti näi hai võ #Chutyapanti hai . :) The old style of #bollywood movies is back.. :)
MailSurajit: Watched 'Heropanti' today. Tiger Shroff has failed to impress. I don't know whether India lacks good script writers or not.
lahodywapum: How dumb can one get? You have to watch Heropanti to understand. Why Tiger, why?!
kirit_pr: #Heropanti a BIG NO..!
Kiran1545218: Heropanti walkout:-D
kashiflion: Its nt heropanti, its *****yapanti..if I get to meet the director I wish to give him a flying drop kick fr makin a fool out of tht new lad
Iamsrkian7: After watch #Heropanti just one word bakwas 3rd class ek salman kam tha jo dusra agaya bad script. 1 out of 5 star.
husaintha18: #Heropanti = disgusting copy + Paste from a South Indian Film #AlluArjun Chori kiya re.....
harishk674: Heropanti se to acchi #Harampanti hai ...Atleast bore to ni krti...humour , sarcasm, jokes , chutiyapa sabhi hai... https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=688064594563556&id=639605012742848
coldblood04: Heropanti is all about chutiyapanti 2stars
BeingShimSid: How many different love stories would Bollywood make #Heropanti good entertainer, what I like the most is Hero,s title BABLOO :D
AnshuBindaas: Watched #Heropanti Don't ask. Let me forget about it. #nightmare
AdeebAkhyar: #Heropanti # Review : Horrible Script, Horrible Direction, Bad Acting by Tiger. K. Sanon does well. Sabbir Khan fails misrebily. *1/2
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