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 hope this would be 3rd n nice installment from Samir Karnik…so getting to watch it, then write my opinions here…


  • 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

  • this is the great movie of all time
    salman shows that he will be smart in every look
    salman and preety rocks
    a must watch movie

  • 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 .

  • 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 . My Rating 4 Dis Movie 5 Out Of 5 .

  • i just watch this movie today ,this is a wounderful movie ,we all indian should proud our soldier and there familey that movie make me a cry ,am a 19 year old and i deside after watch this movie am going to mery with army soldier specily with sikh boy ,ji hind

  • gr8 movie with sum gr8 performance’s . my fav part of movie was salman n priety zinta’s . In think u must give atleast 3stars to dis movie . its an patriotic movie with good message . movie lacks a bit in songs . living 2 songs mannata n mere makhna non is good . Overall My Rating 4/5


  • brillaint movie i am Big Salman fan more then just big i been his fan since i was 4! enjoyed every movie of his just love the guy but in this movie with the sikh look and the way he spoke in the movie just shows what a talented actor he is!! some people just forget him but he keeps reminding them just who he is the SUPERSTAR!! anyways movie was brillaint something different it had no war it just something to tell us you dont have just show people your in a war to become an Hero , an Hero can be anyone in this movie there were 3 stories and in each one the family of Salman , Brother of Bobby deol , and Dino family showed that there loved ones were Heroes the feelings in this movie was something else but Salman and Priety were brillaint great couple!

  • what can i say about it. it just the best film of the year!!!! trust me guys this film will get the best film of the year!!! or if its not then it will get at least nomenition OF oscar like TZP or RDB!!!

  • it blockcbuster movie…. salman bhaijaan being salman paaji he prove that he is d only superstar who looks best in any role & any dresses

    i just want to say that we proud to be indian
    salman bhai is the real hero no 1 can compite with salman bhai
    in turban salman looks orignal sikh i think it should 4/5
    salman is rock star……..
    is super srar……
    mega star……….
    sssssssssssssssssssssallu paji tussi great ho………………………………………..

  • what are you guys thinking?? How can you say even a word of praise for this movie. There is absolutely nothing to write home about this ‘bound to be flop’ movie. The idea is obviously slightly different in that it deals with war affected families rather than actual issue of war and so is appreciable but other than that there is just average or less than average stuff from start to the end. Salman/priety plot is tolerable but deol borthers are just their usual pathetic selves catering to rural illiterate lot of the country with their macho man fights. Last plot of aging fat mithun and boy next door dino is not even worth mentioning. (I dont know what the director was thinking when he cast dino as mithun’s son…obviously he looks more like the son of his neighbour!!)the two main narrators of the story sohail and vastal are just passable. Acting overall is patchy something you would rather not expect in an ‘inspirational’ movie but then again with likes of deol brothers and mithun/dino what else do u expect. Songs are forgettable and too many. Rest of the aspects dont really count as one gets too bored with the actual package of the movie.

    Dont watch it unless you dont have anything else to watch. There is nothing to be proud of about this movie!!!!!!!!!

  • LOL! Alexbutt do you know whats film is?? film is like HEROES!! and this the Boxoffice news and its just begining of the film!!

    Tuesday 28th October 2008 08.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Heroes has surprised by doing pretty well in the International markets. The film grossed 85 lakhs in United Kingdon, 1.65 crore in North America and 1.25 crore in the rest of the world giving it a three day overseas total of 3.75 crore.

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