Hero is a delectable synthesis of startling onscreen beauty, dazzling high octane action and melodious music, and merry froth and each frame of the film has been done up with care which is evident in its striking visuals however, the same does not stand true for the story, which is incoherent and often convoluted.
Top cop Mathur’s daughter, Radha is kidnapped by Sooraj, the protege of her father’s arch-rival and cupid plays his part in making them fall in love but, this volatile love story can never end in happiness and do they give up on each other?
Cut out from the same fabric as Subhash Ghai’s 1983 hit of the same name, director Nikhil Advani creates a similar effervescent ambience as the original, bubbling with the energy of its young debutants and Nikhil makes the narrative contemporary without turning it into a ramshackle and this film has so much going in its favor, that the screenplay glitches can be pardoned.
Hero is fuzzy and moving and it has a leading man whose charm will make your heart skip a beat, a defiant damsel who is lovable and a story laden with commercial trappings of maar-dhaar and naach-gaana and this thunderous power packed action sequences, especially the one in its climax, is pitch perfect and makes you feel the giddiness synonymous with super star Salman Khan films.
Sculpted as a full throttle masala entertainer, Hero is plot-heavy and while you are well acquainted with the story, Nikhil and Salman’s sensibility works as Midas touch, giving the film a different texture and it is slick and never allows its viewers to feel restless.