Hero Review and Box Office Collection
One of the most awaited movies of the year is “Hero”, which has been produced by the industry superstar Salman Khan and marks the debut of Sooraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, daughter of Sunil Shetty. The others in the star cast are Tigmanshu Dhulia, Aditya Pancholi and Sharad Kelkar and the movie has been directed by Nikhil Advani. The most loved part of the movie is the song crooned by Salman Khan in his own amazing voice. “Hero” hit the silver screen on 11th September, 2015.
“Hero” is the remake of the 1983 Subhash Ghai movie by the same name, with Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri in the lead roles. like the original one, this one too has Sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi) playing a goon while Radha (Athiya Shetty) is the daughter of an IG Shrikant Mathur (Tigmanshu Dhulia). Sooraj works for the bad man called Pasha (Aditya Pancholi), while Dheeraj (Sharad Kelkar) plays the supportive big brother of Radha. Sooraj along with his gang, kidnaps Radha but the two end up falling in love, sticking to the plot of the original all the way. The movie moves on to show the rivalry between Pasha and the IG, with the love story of Sooraj and Radha moving along on the parallel track.
The original hero was a super hit of its times, because the violent love story was the demand of the era and it had been given such an amazing treatment by the ace director Subhash Ghai. To add to it, the film had some great music and excellent performances. Sadly though, the new version has come nowhere close to the original one. The story seems to be a stale fare in the year 2015, with the audience no longer finding the rich girl-poor guy formula intriguing. Salman has put in his best efforts to present his young prodigy Sooraj Pancholi and he looks good too, whether it is about his looks, action sequences or expressions. Athiya too looks confident and self assured though her build us a bit unusual for a conventional Bollywood heroine. Neither Tigmanshu Dhulia nor Aditya Pancholi are convincing in their characters. On the other hand, Sharad Kelkar has impressed in his role of a dutiful son and a protective elder brother. The film has some great shots and the songs are well choreographed but the problem lies in the handling of the script as well as the direction. It was the simplicity of the original which was its winning factor, but this one seems to lack in terms of conviction and detailing. The Salman song seems to be the best thing about the movie.
Box Office Collections
“Hero” did not meet up the expectations of the audience and was not able to pull the crowds to the cinema halls. It opened with a collection of Rs 6.85 crore on the box office and did not show much improvement on the second day, collection only Rs 6.62 crore on Saturday. The total collection of the two days amounted to Rs 13.47 crore.