Hero Movie Review | Critics Review and Ratings
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Salman Khan’s second production ‘Hero’ which marks the debut of Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty was released yesterday. Directed by Nikhil Advani, Hero is an official remake of 1983 movie of the same name which starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadre in lead roles. Salman Khan left no stone unturned to promote the movie and the hype and buzz surrounding the movie is huge to say the least. Well, the reviews are out and unfortunately the movie has failed to live up to the expectations of critics. Lets read what how the critics have reviewed and rated the movie.

Hero Critics Review and Rating

Hero Movie Review by Bollywood Hungama: On the whole, HERO fails the litmus test of rehashing a classic for the Generation Next. It appeals in very small measures and is not an ideal weekend entertainer. If you are a die-hard Salman Khan fan, you may want to patronise, else avoid.
Rating: 2 Stars
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Hero Movie Review by Rajeev Masand: A pair of newcomers making their debut in the year 2015 deserve better than this outdated drivel, but Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty try to make the most of the situation. This is lazy, indifferent filmmaking, and a colossal bore for most of its running time. A video featuring Salman Khan singing the terrific title track at the end is too little too late. I’m going with two out of five.
Rating: 2 Stars
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Hero Movie Review by Sukanya Verma from Rediff: Hero isn’t set in 1983 and the original’s ‘top cop’s daughter falls for a golden-hearted crook’ narrative has long bitten dust. Unsurprisingly, this struggle to fit a modern-day romance in a dated template prompts a patchy, wobbly, bizarre, humourless drama proving an uphill task for two rank newcomers to tackle.
Rating: 2 Stars
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Hero Movie Review by Shubhra Gupta from Indian Express: You watch, with growing disbelief and despair, the fresh-faced ‘goonda’ and his faithful friends (another tired trope) effect the sloppiest ‘kidnap’ you’ve seen.  The rest of it entails the doings of Bad Guy Pasha (Aditya Pancholi), the leading lady’s father (Tigmanshu Dhiulia) bellowing at the top of his voice, her older supportive brother (Kelkar) hovering in the background, and the fisticuffs and the songs stuffed in between. The end brings relief, with Sallu Bhai working the end credits, exuding more star power in two minutes than we’ve seen in two hours.
Rating: 0 Stars
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Hero Movie Review by Mohar Basu from TOI: 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. It is slick and never allows its viewers to feel restless. For its 132 minutes’ crisp runtime, Hero offers bucketful of entertainment and victoriously conveys that commercial movies needn’t be puerile to show people a good time.
Rating: 3 Stars
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Hero Movie Review by Surabhi Redkar from Koimoi: Hero is not Kal Ho Na Ho or DDay, it is a rather faulty film made by the same director. Only half-entertaining, the film is more like a promotional video for Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty that doesn’t require a solid plot. Nonetheless, for Bollywood buffs this is a decent watch with great music and the typical ‘Hindi cinema’ storyline. I am going with a 2.5/5 for this film.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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Hero Movie Review by Subha Shetty Saha from Mid Day: Nikhil Advani had a hit story, a fresh young pair of actors at his disposal and he unfortunately chose the safe route of the same old, with all the commercial trappings intact. Clearly not much thought is put into the screenplay. A shallow screenplay and a rather convoluted story flouting logic work against the film.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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Final Words:  Overall, the reviews hasn’t been good for Salman Khan’s second production. Though, the newcomers Sooraj and Athiya impressed the critics it is the direction and the treatment of the movie which let it down.

Our recommendation: Watch it for Salman Khan’s ‘Main Hoo Hero Tera’ 

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