Sixty six years since India became free, but are we still free to love, to choose our own life really? Rising from present India in the conflicting era of shining modernity and deep-rooted archaic traditions, in the era of big city versus small towns, comes a love story sealed with an impossible fate. The story of the bold Ba...more
Sixty six years since India became free, but are we still free to love, to choose our own life really? Rising from present India in the conflicting era of shining modernity and deep-rooted archaic traditions, in the era of big city versus small towns, comes a love story sealed with an impossible fate. The story of the bold Bablu and the bratty Dimpy. Will Bablu and Dimpy's love blossom under the terror of a brutal clan and the violent landscape it is set against. less
“Heropanti may strike a chord with the mass audience who enjoy old school love stories and stylised action. Go for it only if you want to watch the cub's debut.”
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The one thing that Heropanti proves convincingly is that Tiger Shroff can do very good backflips and perfect somersaults. Apart from that, his debut movie also establishes that he can dance, do stunts and throw off his shirt to show us his chiselled body. His make up artist also gives him a flawless smooth complexion, high cheekbones and a lipstick colour I totally covet.
The story is not very original or inspiring but is engaging enough. A Haryanvi gangster's daughter elopes and he sets his goons on their trail by kidnapping their friends, our hero Bablu being one of them. (Why Bablu? Why not? Lipstick and Bablu go well together). He has of course helped the in-love couple and will not divulge their whereabouts even when beaten up to the extent that the lipstick artist needs rose syrup to beat the lipstick colour. He also falls in love with the younger sister of the runaway girl . He would've eloped with her too but he realises how a father is pained when his daughters disobey him and run away. So in a twisted DDLJ kind of thing he wins over the dad by telling him that basically it's ok to do what you want with your daughter so long as it makes you happy and then everyone sings a pappi song.
I would like to go easy on the debutants and tell you that for first timers they do ok. The girl is pleasing to the eye but not very glamorous. Besides she is not the main thing anyway and is happy to let Tiger hog the spotlight. His acting skills leave much to be desired and he really should learn how to walk better. But he dances and fights and works hard and I will wait and watch. He doesn't have Jackie's rugged charm but then the teens who will watch this will hardly make Jackie a reference point. As my 8 year old daughter said, "they don't have too many expressions, but he is better than her". From the mouth of babes...Prakash Raj runs the danger of his eyeballs popping out one of these days, specially if he going to have them swimming in a pool of tears when being a distraught dad.
The use of the signature tune from Hero in a jazzed up form is something I didn't like at all but the other song Raat bhar is quite catchy and may do better.
Should you watch Heropanti? Yes, if you are curious like I was about a star son making a debut. Otherwise there isn't much, apart from the backflips to recommend it.