Main Tera Hero

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quick review:

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

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Director: David Dhawan
Running time: 130 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Slapstick
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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

38 reviewers(?) - 10 yays 20 so-so 8 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

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

111 tweeters(?) - 90 yays 8 so-so 13 nays

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RUDRA4HEALTH: Main tera Hero totally fun loving time pass comedy movie :)

RanaRanas2: Main Tera Hero an awesome movie fare. A typical Masala entertainer from David Dhawan. Love u Ileana, Nargis and Varun. U guys rocked.

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nishthapandey98: Watched Mai Tera Hero yesterday twice..just loved it..! Especially @Varun_dvn..what an actor...superb work done by u....Love you Varu..<3 <3

NINJA_LORO: Main tera hero was goooooood HAHAHA varun dhawan has joined my list

Neetish: Main Tera Hero is pretty decent, much better than some lame high profile attempts in the same genre.

Nawarshaikh: Main Tera Hero. WOW.

NagarePankaj143: helo main tera hero movie is osum man its real good

MJ_yke: Watched Main Tera Hero. Paisa vasool movie. And what a delight to watch @Varun_dvn, brilliant performance .:)

mita_ash: Watched @AnupamPkher in Main Tera Hero last night.....super comedy role.... role....role....role. Haha!

mesauravsuman: Watched "mai tera hero" fabulous movie. Very entertaining. :)

mekaramjeet: Main tera hero reminded me of ajab prem ki ghajab kahani...varuns packs apart ..finally jolly movie :-)

ManekarDhiren: Just saw Mai tera hero. Couldn't stop laughing till the end. Typical David sir film. Great movie. Best of luck. :)

maahin: Main Tera Hero was silly fun... Enjoyed it.

lubna_anila: Main Tera Hero was a good one time watch... :)


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iamkajalraju: Watched Main Tera Hero must say it's a entertaining movie couldn't stop laughing loved Varun, Nargis and Rajpal Yadavs acting @Varun_dvn

HmmmSahiHai: Main tera hero was fun!! David Dhavan has still got it. And Varun is a star!!

himanshu_v: Main tera hero - full timepass. Varun Dhawan great comic timing.

heenathapar28: Tonight MAIN TERA HERO Again......... :D

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drish_kumar2003: Watched Main Tera Hero In Dubai. Awesome comedy . Good Job Varun Dhawan. @Varun_dvn @NargisFakhri @Ileana_Official @MTHtheMovie

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dhaivatraval: Watched Mai Tera Hero .. very good movie .. its family entertainment Go n Watch

devprakash701: Awesome movie mai tera hero much watch in cinemas.... There is story of comedy,love in college life...

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AsmitaVarun: Watch the hero @varun_dvn get screwed in love .. MAIN TERA HERO in cinemas near your go watch it :D

Ashvirar: Romance! Action! Comedy! + @Varun_dvn its a totally must watch movie!!! Main Tera Hero

ashveersingh06: With Main Tera Hero, Varun has graduated to solo hero status thanks to daddy Dhawan's brand of comedy @ronesh @RazeenGutta 7/10 Paisa Vasool

asaquib51: acting at its best, awesomeness at its best...superb movie "main tera hero" =D (y)

ariba_amjad: main tera hero must watch flim you will die laughing...varun dhawan killing..aswome performance by varun..loved varun in the film.@Varun_dvn

anushay_VD1D: Main Tera Hero is amazinggggg!!! YOU GUYS ARE LOVE!! @Varun_dvn @Ileana_Official @NargisFakhri Best movie of my life.Seenu is so funny :*

angeliie97: Watched Main tera hero❤❤ loved it !

amit_empty: I think @Varun_dvn was having only Redbull while shooting for Mai tera hero. I mean tremendous energy. Total paisa wasool movie. Maja aagaya

ameerathod: Main tera hero ❤️ a nice comic film after ages!! :')

alwaysfetish: Having fun #nw Main tera hero

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Ahnaf143: "Main tera hero" is a hit, great movie, good job @Varun_dvn

AanalAshvik: Saw Main Tera Hero..David Dhawan at his best again..@Varun_dvn is unbelievably brilliant and has a unstoppable energy. Just loved it.


_mindian: Movie review Main Tera Hero is a mustwatch for Bollywood masala lovers

yogverma: I m just feeling bad for mai tera hero bcuse its not as rocking movie as second movie of aliyah & siddharh that did superp work except varun

vyasa45: hi,friend how are you,main tera hero are ok, ok movie ,time pass

thePratik7: Mai tera hero - fultoo time pass; one time watch

pranaydafreak: Main tera Hero: Pale movie Lacks a good story Except one or two twists its quite predictable. Varun is the saving grace. Entertaining tho :)

ishresaupadhyaa: nt bad nt good its simple comedy movie mai tera hero


blahssome: Varun Dhawan tries really hard but he deserved a better movie than Main Tera hero. Still it was worth a few laughs and time pass.

asammufc: Just watched main tera hero was ok lol

TheAmazingLibra: Wat an aweful n disasterous movie main tera hero... Total waste of money n a very senseless movie

thakkarkhushali: Main tera hero! If u wna watch it..jst leave ur brains at home!..:P coz its a totaly brainles muvie! :/ :P —...

SKPCFanNo1: Seriously buhat hi baqwaas movie hai main tera hero

shreeprakashr: Main Tera Hero - Utter crap movie. Can't even watch for Ileana.

nkumar_: Half way to the movie "Main Tera Hero" and thinking that what these film makers think of the viewers???

NavinBajaj: Watched #MTH Main Tera Hero & it turned out to be a huge disappointment. The film tries to be funny but fails to evoke laughter. Rating 2/5

nandiiniii: Do anything but don't watch Main Tera Hero.

MithayChawl: Main tera hero is really really stupid.

HamzahShakoor: Main Tera Hero Biggest Torture i've ever been gone through :/

faysalsalyana: Didnt like Main Tera Hero one bit..#bokwaas

deepbasu1: I did not like 'Main Tera Hero'-(-(-(

BoL_BLoGGeR: I am still trying to remember at least a scene from Main tera Hero where I would have laughed like mad. Why call this a Comedy Movie?

alimshaikh1985: Boring movie main tera hero..

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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.

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Running time:
130 minutes

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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.

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


...thanks...was expecting the same

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. :(

@Divya :D

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

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