Review – Heroine

Kareena Kapoor gives a stellar performance. Kareena has been growing as an actor over the years and Heroine only proves that. Apart from that the movie boasts of a lot of other wonderful performances by Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda, Shahana Goswami, Divya Dutta & Ranvir Shorey. However the character actors are extremely poor  which also brings to light that Bhandarkar has traditionally not paid much attention to his Charachter actors. I mean, Page 3, Corporate, except Fashion, all his character actors were really poor at their job.

The story of the film is extremely bland and predictable. It has no dept at all. It seems that after Aishwarya walked out the film, the story was tweaked and in the process the nuances were lost. There is absolutely no attention to detail. The dubbing is flawed and is clearly visible, specially when character actors are speaking. The Music of the film is also not impressive. The much publicized song ‘Halkat Jawani’ is no where close to say a Sheela, Munni or a Chikni Chameli. The movie also lacks in scale, it does not appear like a big budget bollywood movie.

The movie is not as hard hitting or for that matter even as realistic as his previous outings have been. The movie uses cliches and cheap storytelling to take the story forward. The movie draws inspiration from various tabloids and gossips and just appears to be a glorification of the same.

The movie was avoidable but I would still give it a ‘Watchable’ rating, purely based on Kareena and the other mentioned actors’ performances.

Also Kareena looks extremely extremely pretty throughout the movie. A delight to watch.


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