Heroes Movie Review

The director of box office disasters like Kyun Ho Gaya Na (Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vivek Oberoi) and Nanhe Jaisalmer (Bobby Deol) is back with a film titled Heroes starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Vatsal Sheth, Mithun Chakraborty, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta, Dino Morea, Amrita Arora and Riya Sen. With such a huge starcast, the responsibility of the director only increases. Does Samir Karnik deliver? Let’s find out

Heroes is about two youngsters Saandh (Sohail Khan) and Nawab (Vatsal Seth) who travel all the way to the borders of India to deliver 3 letters as a part of their film school project which would earn them their graduation. The journey which promises to be full of adventures ends up changing their lives forever.

Heroes Hindi Film Review

The movie is divided into three short stories. The first (Salman Khan – Preity Zinta) is the best of the lot. Extremely touching, very well directed and performed. Preity Zinta is brilliant in the emotional scenes and Salman Khan makes an impact although he hardly emotes. Jessi the kid, does well too.

The second (Sunny and Bobby Deol) has been shot very unrealistically which takes the shine away from the actual story. Sunny Deol bashing 10 guys at a time wouldn’t work with today’s multiplex audience. Sunny Deol is a tad bit over the top, Bobby Deol has about 2 lines to mouth. Overall, the second story does connect to a certain extent but unfortunately some sequences involving Sunny Deol are hard to digest.

The third part (Mithun Chakraborty, Dino Morea) is poor. The performances as well as the story just do not connect.

The pace of Heroes is too slow. Ideally the second and third parts must have been shorter, crisper and to the point. The movie also has about 3 songs too many, which should be quickly edited out for better overall impact. The climax too is a complete let down. Coming to the cinematography, the locales of Ladakh have been captured beautifully.

Vatsal Sheth does well, the good looking actor has improved quite a lot since his 2004 release Tarzan – The wonder car (opposite Ayesha Takia). When Sohail Khan cries, the audience laugh! Widely known as Salman Khan’s brother, Sohail should get back to the role he performs best… that of a producer. Amrita Arora and Riya Sen have absolutely nothing to do.

Overall, Samir Karnik deserves a pat on his back for attempting something different. The director also succeeds in evoking patriotism in the hearts of the audience. But the pace and the songs kill the otherwise decent movie. At the ticket window, a lot would depend on positive word of mouth. The movie should do good business in North India and at single screens.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Other Notes – Roadside Romeo has also released alongside Heroes, the review of which will NOT be published today. So here is some info on the response of the audience, who have already seen the movie. The animation has received immense appreciation but the general feeling is that the story and the execution fails to match up. Much was expected of this venture as it was co-produced by Walt Disney and Yashraj Films.

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  • Heroes looks like a really nice movie.. Just look at the star cast! The story isn’t going to be bad either.. Im gonna watch this film soon for sure!!

  • Wonderful Movie , Good Script , Nice Songs , Can Watch Atleast Once in theaters . Salman Khan Sohail Khan n Vatsal Seth Acting is Gr8 . My Ratings 4 Dis Movie is 4/5 .

  • Movie is great,the performancesall the actors are superb. Unarguably jointly the best film of the year with “A Wednesday”. However, I just want to point out that the person who drafted the review, that is a bit over-qualitative and over cursory when it comes to the second portion. He should realize that Heroes not only shed tears and deliver long impactful dialogues but also show there real class beating up the bulies when required. The job of the Film Critic is not to see things as per his attitude goes and his reviews should not cater to a particular strata of a society but on the basis of the lakhs of people who go to see the movies in multiplexes and also in small centers. He ought to be pertinent & intelligent enough to take up his social responsibilities of movie Reviwing to the society on the whole and not to any particular class.


  • i see this movie last night with my family and iwood say this is great movie,salman look sooooooooo handsom with turban(dastar)and pritey zinta look so sweet in punjabi suit

  • Superb, Fantastic, Outstanding, Mindblowing, History! Superb Movie! Really an amazing film… Il give it 6 out of 5…. Well Deols r a bit undigestd but Preity overshawdowed dem… I really liked dat scene in which pri is crying over Salmanz uniform…. I wish its a Blockbuster!

  • Good to know people are appreciating ‘different’ movies apart from the masala entertainers that are churned out of Bollywood every other week.

  • if someone dispointed this film i bet u guys dont know what is called ‘film’ and this film will be the best film of the 2008 write my words!!!! 10/10

  • Salman rockz , Preity , Sohail , Sunny gr8 performance’s 4m Dem , A movie must watch for indians , Hats Off 2 Our Indian Soldier’s , Movie Is Outstanding , 5 out of 5 By Myside .

  • Sallu Bhai Performance is Wonderful , Preity’s Best Performance Ever , Gr8 Movie , Must Watch In Theater’s Atleast Once . . Singh is Too Cool { Balkar Singh } . Sallu Bhai Rockz .

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