Release Date: 23rd May, 2014
Starring: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Prakash Raj
Directed by: Sabbir Khan
Music: Sajid-Wajid, Mustafa Zahid, Bilal Saad and Manjeet Ral
Duration: 2 hours 31 minutes
What will you call a film that features a star-kid with zero acting skills and a feminine face, trying hard to act smart? Well, no rewards for guessing the answer, it is by all means Heropanti! After directing the Akshay-Kareena starrer Kambakkht Ishq, director Sabbir Khan yet again tries his luck and this time for launching Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff! But as they say, if something is not designed for you, no matter how much you try, you won’t get it right! Heropanti turns out to be an unapologetically bland film which is absolutely shallow in terms of story and performances.
Plot: The daughter of a Jatt goon elopes with her lover and the father takes into custody all of the boy’s friends. Among them is the hero, Babloo, who is in love with a girl he doesn’t know. And yes of course, the girl turns out to be the goon’s second daughter! Will Babloo’s heropanti help him win the girl’s father or not, is what forms the crux of the story.
Performances: With Heropanti, Bollywood welcomes a super-flexible action hero, almost like a junior version of Akshay Kumar and Vidyut Jamwal. Tiger Shroff in undoubtedly a marvel at performing spectacular stunts, but that’s about it! We can’t blame him for his feminine looks, but one thing he can be blamed for is his ever-present smile that he flashes almost constantly for no reason. Only if mute-action films were made in Bollywood, Tiger Shroff could have been a superstar!
Heropanti also launches yet another pretty face, that of Kriti Sanon. This girl is not only gorgeously attractive but is also surprisingly a very capable actress. A little brush-up and she is all set to be next Deepika Padukone!
Prakash Raj is not at his best here, yet emerges as a strong actor in terms of expressing emotions.
Music: The music of Heropanti is probably the best thing about the film. The album is brimming with some of the most amazing songs this year. Composed by a variety of talent, the album makes for a memorable collection.
What’s Good: Tiger Shroff’s impressive action stunts and dance moves, Kriti Sanon’s screen presence and an amazing music score!
What’s Bad: The shallow script of the movie, Tiger Shroff’s acting and dialogue delivery and an amateur screenplay.
Heropanti isn’t exactly a bad film, in the sense that it could at least be watched till the end! It’s just a so-called masala entertainer which lacks enough masala to entertain the audience. Keeping in mind Tiger Shroff’s girly face, the only expectations we had from him was from his acting ability. Unfortunately, he fails in that segment too! Heropanti can very obviously be avoided for your good!
Verdict: If only someone had told Tiger Shroff that being an actor’s son doesn’t necessarily make you an actor!