Govinda’s much-delayed film ‘Aagaya Hero’ has received poor reviews too. The box office opening is extremely dull too and the film will fall below the 1 crore mark on Day 1 unless there’s a turnaround in the night shows. Too many films in the same week, with last week’s release Badrinath Ki Dulhania still going strong.
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Aagaya Hero Review by Mihir Bhanage on The Times Of India
As is expected from a Govinda movie, there are song and dance sequences, over-the-top dialogues and the likes. But in Aa Gaya Hero, he tries to eclipse all the mindless comedies of the 90’s while doing a supposedly serious role, dressed in track suits and tuxedos. There are actors like Ashutosh Rana, Milind Shinde, Makarand Deshpande and Murli Sharma who are completely wasted. The film is full of inconsequential comedy that goes on for two hours and if you survive by the end of it, a ‘Finisher’ trophy is the least the makers can give you.
Aagaya Hero Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times
Tacky visual effects seem straight out of 90s television show Shaktimaan sans Mukesh Khanna’s charm. Probably budget was an issue, so every time a bad guy falls on the walls, the whole frame shakes. Govinda’s old friends such as Chandrachur Singh and Harish return after long, and contribute their share of hamming. It’s really hard to understand why Govinda was so desperate to do this film. It feels bad to rate two films zero in the same week (Abbas-Mustan’s Machine), but then you’re left with no option when you see even the hall attendants yawning.
Aagaya Hero Review by Manisha Lakhe on Nowrunning
Aa Gaya Hero is a story of a policeman who makes an elaborate plan to trap the assorted bad guys by closing all loopholes they usually employ to escape justice. The whole thing is handled so badly, the songs and dances are a relief from the strangest goings on.
Aagaya Hero Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran on Bollywood Life
Forgotten actors like Chandrachur Singh and Harish are cast for no reason, and I am feeling really bad for talented performers like Ashutosh Rana, Makarand Deshpande, Murli Sharma for agreeing to be a part of this farce and make a mockery out of themselves. And I am pretty sure the names they mentioned under the screenplay, editing and direction credits are as real as the Loch Ness monster.
Aagaya Hero Review by Syed Firdaus Ashraf on Rediff
Actually, it won’t even work if he plays the typical ‘Bollywood’ honest cop, as he does in his ‘comeback’ venture, Aa Gaya Hero. Even if he is not, thankfully, wooing a heroine half his age. Even if his dances as wonderful as ever. The fact is: He is 53. He is NO LONGER young. His skin is sagging. The flab is showing. What he is, is a fantastic actor. And if he wants to give Bollywood’s filmmakers a wake up call, he needs to do a film that showcases his acting talent. And Sirji, in order to do that, you need a good script. Not trash that masquerades as a film. Till then, it’s better to bid the idea of a ‘comeback’ goodbye.
Review by Sonil Dedhia on Mid-Day India
What’s more, Govinda seems to be competing with Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan (Messenger of God) for a record on bagging maximum credits — producer, story, screenplay and dialogues. And mind you, at 53, he can still charm you with that million-watt smile, funky dance moves and his colorful costumes, but that’s not enough to pull off a film anymore. Once deemed a hero of the masses, an entire generation has grown up watching his brand of comedy, but it is unfortunate to see the legend making a mockery of himself in this one. I’d rather suggest watching the re-run of his ’90s movies.
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
It is upsetting to see Govinda here. With an enviable filmography, one wants to remember him as the ‘Number 1’ star whose memorable one-liners and dance numbers can’t be replicated by any contemporary actor. The film also stars Murli Sharma, Ashutosh Rana and a range of retired villains. The film’s modest budget doesn’t keep them from realising their grand vision. One of the master villains has a foldable airplane which slides into his evil lair — inside a mountain which swishes open like a PowerPoint slide.
Review by Vishal Verma on Glamsham
Govinda is associated with buffoonery and it’s fun but here things get so overboard that Govinda starts dancing after every 10-15 minutes so that we forget what has happened just before but the dil of entertainment hungry souls of Bollywood wanted so much more from this talent who promised a revival in PARTNER and still we are waiting.
Review by IANS on Zeenews
The film feels like a Z-grade film of the early 1980s. Packed with numerous characters hamming while mouthing inane lines is saying the least. Joining Govinda in this jamboree are Ashutosh Rana and Murali Sharma as brothers and local goons, Makrand Deshpande as the spineless MLA, Surendra Pal as a politician, Harish Kumar and Chandrachur Singh as inspectors along with Poonam Pandey and Richa Sharma as their colleagues in disguise.
Best Rated Films in 2017
- Jolly LLB 2 – 3.2 stars
- Kaabil – 3.2 stars
- Rangoon – 3.1 stars
- Badrinath Ki Dulhania – 3 stars
- Haraamkhor – 3 stars
- The Ghazi Attack – 2.9 stars
- Raees – 2.9 stars
- Ok Jaanu – 2.5 stars
- Running Shaadi – 2.4 stars
- Commando 2 – 2 stars
- Irada – 2 stars
- Mona Darling – 1.9 stars
- Kung-Fu Yoga – 1.9 stars
- Coffee With D – 1.5 stars