Heroine (2012) Hindi Movie Review Aggregator
Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’ that has been released today has Kareena Kapoor playing a leading Bollywood heroine. The film has been touted to have an exemplary performance from Kareena, but what do the critics have to say about it? Take a look!
Rediff says it does not rise above the superficial: “This is a subject of vast possibilities and sure-shot entertainment but there’s nothing innovative about Heroine. It’s more of a stylist’s dream given the gorgeous range of designer clothes and edgy make-up Kareena sports in the movie. As always Bhandarkar intersperses the frames with backbiting industry types holding a drink in hand and fake smile on lips, philandering actors, haughty star wives, catty co-stars, snooping journalists, shrewd politicians and ruthless agents.”
DNA India adds that its a boring take on the film industry: “Heroine, though, is not just like Fashion, but resembles every film Bhandarkar has ever made before, and in the most terrible way. In other words, if you take every bad moment in every Bhandarkar film ever made, put them together in a two-and-a-half-hour long loop, the result will be a lot less distressing and a lot more entertaining than Heroine.”
NDTV Movies agrees totally: “The foremost problem with Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine is that behind its gossamer exterior, it is weighed down by banalities that don’t quite add up. In conveying the ebbs and tides of the life of a self-obsessed, impulsive and troubled Bollywood diva, the film taps into the tropes that constitute the Bhandarkar formula. The novelty has worn off. So, all that the audience is left with is an overwhelming sense of déjà vu.”
Tags: Arjun Rampal, Heroine, Kareena Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, Randeep hooda