Saturday, 5 April 2014

Film Review - Main Tera Hero


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Film: Main Tera Hero
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D’Cruz, Nargus Fakhri
Directed by: David Dhawan
Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins
Rating: * *

There was a brief period in the 90’s when David Dhawan gave us some wholesome entertainment with films that didn’t have the most convincing premise yet he managed to pull it off. But since then his graph has been like a sine wave curve with far-far more lows than highs. Main Tera Hero will not exactly enhance his reputation which he lost considerably with films like Do Knot Disturb, Chashme Baddoor and Rascals.

It’s a pity because you can see some shades of vintage Dhawan but the story is a dud that and there is no salvaging it. Varun Dhawan plays a college bloke who falls for Sunaina (Ileana D’Cruz) but his love story encounters some serious problems when his girlfriend is kidnapped and taken to Bangkok by the gangster father (Anupam Kher) of a girl (Nargis Fakhri) who is in love with him.

Once the scene shifts to Thailand the plot goes cuckoo. A cop (Arunoday Singh) who has a soft corner for Sunaina also lands there and more characters lead to more confusion but not necessarily a good film. Saurabh Shukla and Rajpal Yadav try hard to provide some laughs but they are few and far between – most of it is just exasperating.

The girls are there just to fulfill the glamour quotient but Varun Dhawan shows that along with those 6 packs, he has some acting talent as well.   He has the potential to be a hero but this is not the right film. 

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