Cast: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, Nargis Fakhri, Arunoday Singh,
Rajpal Yadav, Anupam Kher; Director: David Dhawan; Rating: **1/2
The hit formula of making successful movies back in the 90s was having
a good looking hero, make him sing, dance, beat the hell out of the bad guy and
make his lady fall in love with him, not forget the punch lines in every scene.
Well this formula doesnt fail completly even today. Let's just say David Dhawan
knows his business. Main tera hero seems to be like one of those zillion
Govinda flicks with some new age dancing and oh yes six pack abs! The
student(s) of the year who have made their 2nd innings year, have quite made it
through, must say. Be it Alia Bhatt in Highway, Sidharth Malhotra in Hasee Toh
Phasee or most recently Varun Dhawan in Main Tera Hero.
The Love Story begins of a mischievous, clever, charming, a daredevil
and the HERO (Varun Dhawan) who falls in love with Sunaina (Ileana D'Cruz). Walks
in Angad (Arunoday Singh) the corrupt cop, who wants to forcibly marry Ileana
and to make things spicier also does Ayesha (Nargis Fakhri) who is madly in
love with our Hero. A massy entertaining romantic drama ensues, which takes Our
Hero from the mountainous Ooty, to the fun college campus of Bangalore, and
then to a beautiful mansion, in gorgeous Thailand.
Now for the main part of a David Dhawan film, performance! Varun
Dhawan who is just one film old, plays the central character of Seenu. Well he
does sing at the drop of a hat and dances superbly too. He fights a thousand
goons single handedly and every girl in the movie wants him. In short he is the
typical Bollywood hero. Well Varun sure looks great on screen. Not only does a
sport a six pack ab, but surprisingly is very expressive too. In romantic
scenes his expressions would make a 16 year old weak on her knees and in the
comedy scenes you want to pull his ear and call him a naughty boy. Though
acting is still a long way ahead but he does a tolerable job. Ileana D'cruz,
who plays the college queen bee, Sunaina doesn't have much to do other than
look pretty in every frame and smile. Though she tends to look too thin and
hence misses out on the hotness quotient. Whatever that she does in the film is
simple and sweet but not enough to be noticed. Nargis, who essays the role of Ayesha,
the daughter of the mafia king on the other looks pretty as well as very chic.
Even though she dons a heavy accent in her hindi all through the film, she
could be given a miss very easily.
Arunoday Singh, who plays a cop, Angad, with
a major anger problem, is the surprise package in the film. After seeing his
serious roles in movies like Yeh Saali Zindagi, seeing him being tongue tied in
front of the lady he loves and sporting some comic scenes, was very refreshing.
The best part of his role is that he keeps saying those "knock knock"
jokes on repeated intervals, which add to his comic timing. But then he looks
very huge with a tiny head, but it works for his role in the film. Rajpal Yadav
who has excellent comic timing does complete justice to the small role he has
of Angad's right hand, Peter. Anupam Kher proves his versatility as an actor
yet again. With good comic timing, every last word of what he says echoes', as
he was born in the valleys.
Writer, Milap Zaveri has nothing new and fresh to offer but
still does an average job with the treatment of the story. Sajid-Wajid's music has
some catchy, foot tapping numbers like, Besharmi Ki Height, Palat and Shanivar Raati.
Bosco-Caesar has done a fantastic job with choreography and has given Varun all
the right moves. Dialouges by Tusshar
Hiranandani and Milap Zaveri are good and do have some great punch lines in the
movie, specially the one where Varun criticizes Katrina's Hindi speaking.
in all Main Tera Hero, caters to a massy audience and may or may not cater to
the classy ones. It is a full on David Dhawan masala entertainer. It is no
splendid piece of work but the entire cast and crew manage to put up a decent
show after all. Sometimes you need to have movies like this just so that you
can relax and unwind all the stress of the week. Even though there aren't many
laugh out loud moments, it is worth a watch, if nothing you will just get some
pickup lines to flaunt your herogiri.