Sunday, 6 April 2014

Main Tera Hero :: Movie review



Main Tera Hero has both strains of comedy, the crass and the truly funny, but in the end it is the latter that dominates. The sheer absurdity of the screwball plot does not weigh unduly heavy on the film because the likeable oddballs that populate it quickly get on top of things. Of course, amid the frantic pace of Main Tera Hero, the one film old and understandably over enthusiastic Varun Dhawan is frequently in danger of tripping over the line but he not only performs well but carries the movie with aplomb. Main Tera Hero is a laugh riot, unapologetically mindless but infectiously boisterous and off-the -wall. Do not look for logic and sense here at all. Just sit back and enjoy the harmless lunacy unleashed by a bunch of cranks whose actions would make little sense if they were to be judged by the rules normal human behaviour. Main Tera Hero is an action-packed romantic comedy that is peppered with vivacious performances, peppy musical set pieces, and a breezy and an unusual love triangle that eventually acquires an additional angle.  

SCRIPT & SCREENPLAY                ::::         The credit for the story & screenplay has been given to Tushar Hirandani but the story, which is clearly only a pretext to hang the film's many gags on, delivers frantic twists and turns that strain credulity. Main Tera Hero is the kind of loopy, askew-me plot that makes no claims to any intellectual gratification. Its naked unassuming goofiness is its greatest USP. Although the plot is skimpier than the two heroine's costumes put together, it derives terrific energy and sustenance from its leading man's zest for life. The writing vacillates vibrantly between the perky and the puerile. Needless to say its a no brainer but i will try to explain what happens on screen. Our desi style hero Seenu (Varun Dhawan) who has a perfect body leaves his home town Ooty to go Bangalore to prove his worth and get a degree. Once he lands in a colourful college, he falls in love with Sunaina (Ileana D'Cruz). Problems start right there because Angad (Arunoday Singh) who is double the size of Seenu madly loves Sunaina and doesn't let anyone talk to her and yes, he is also a police officer. Suddenly out of nowhere while Seenu and Sunaina are on a bike, she is kidnapped and flown on a chopper straight to Bangkok. Why ?? Here's the bizarre explanation. It happens because Ayesha (Nargis Fakri) who till now didn't exist in the film fell head over heels for Seenu seeing his herogiri on the train from Ooty to Bangalore. They are told that the best way to get Seenu to Bangkok is to first kidnap Sunaina as than her lover boy will naturally find his way to the drug lord's (Anupam Kher) mansion somewhere in Bangkok. The rest of the plot I leave for your imagination and I'm sure that will be much better than what you get to see in Main Tera Hero.

STARCAST                                                      ::::                              Perhaps the most refreshing thing about Main Tera Hero is that it features no superstars in the lead roles which gives you the chance to watch Varun Dhawan transform from that-guy-who-isn't-Siddharth Malhotra to Varun Dhawan. A blend of Salman Khan's cool and Govinda's dance moves, Dhawan redefines the words 'screen presence' with his high voltage performance. Playing Seenu, the no-good wastrel who cons his way through a series of outrageous escapades. To his credit the Dhawan scion carries off the incessant demand on his performing skills. In fact, every character in this movie is in the wink-wink mode. Ileana D'Cruz is not to be left behind as Dhawan's love interest, shedding the solemn air from her debut hindi release to reveal a more fun side. Nargis Fakri tries her level best to match upto both these but her acting and dialogue delivery both need lot of improvement. Arunoday Singh has played his character with conviction and looks good in action scenes but has to work more on buffoonery. Now, talking of buffoonery you have a long list of ensemble actors who have tried to outperform each other namely Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Pahwa, Saurabh Shukla and Evelyn Sharma.      

TECHNICAL FINESSE                                        ::::       The soundtrack by Sajid-Wajid is thankfully devoid of the usual mandatory Sufi-Pop track and instead chooses to go full Masala way, which suits the energy of the movie a lot more.However, the songs still remain largely unrelated to the story and keep cropping randomly. The background music by Sandip Shirodkar is completely in tandem with the screenplay and is catchy enough. I need to mention two names i.e. Nilesh Wagh who is the art director and Sukant Panigrahy who is the production designer as they have made the movie look lavish and big in grandeur. Cinematography by Sanjay.F.Gupta is exemplary and his lens has captured the locales to perfection and the movie is a visual treat. Nitin Madhukar Rokade has artfully edited the flick and kept it at just the right length of 128 minutes keeping you hooked. Main Tera Hero is basically a director's movie namely David Dhawan who as a tough taskmaster has extracted strong performances from the lead pair which is the high point of movie. David has made a surprisingly clean movie for the most part but doesn't seem to have been able to resist the temptation to indulge in a few less-than-tasteful jokes in second half.   

CONCLUSION                                                     :::::          It is a typical David Dhawan kind of a commercial pot boiler made with just one aim - Entertainment, Entertainment & Entertainment. But it will only work out for you if you watch the movie without putting strain on your brain, so if you are looking at logics than its strictly no no for you.     

ROHIT SHARMA.


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