Hero Review- A wacky entertainer that falls flat.
Arjun (Ashok Galla) is an aspiring actor from a middle-class family. He tries out for numerous roles and meets different directors with his companion. Subbu (Nidhhi Agerwal), his lover, has a father who is against Arjun being an actor. He receives a gun in a package one day, which completely turns his life upside down. What was Arjun’s plan for the gun? The main plot of the film is to figure out who owns the pistol and why it was given in the first place.
Hero is Ashok Galla’s debut as a protagonist. Seeing the final result, one can’t help but feel it’s a project tailored to his abilities. Well, the final result is a remarkable introduction. With the exception of a few strange angles, Ashok Galla gives Hero his all, whether it’s in dances or fights. It’s a great sequence where he’s right in the middle of things from the start. It’s a light-hearted character with an emphasis on fun and enthusiasm rather than serious drama. It’s also one of the things that makes the character function. There’s still a long way to go, and similar roles may not always work. As a result, a lot will depend on Ashok Galla’s decision regarding his acting career.
Nidhhi Agerwal is dazzling and performs admirably in songs, but her role in the storyline is entirely secondary. It just serves as a link to the plot’s two main protagonists.
Jagapathi Babu is absolutely fine in his regular role. Ravi Kishan, who returns after a long absence, overacts. His outfit and appearance, on the other hand, are well-designed. In the first half, Sathya is key to the entertainment.
The Film Hero is directed by Sriram Adittya, who is known for his work on Bhale Manchi Roju, Shamanthakamani, and Devadas. His new movie fits within the same genre. It’s a crime comedy film about the mafia and goons with a middle-class perspective.
The first half of Hero is all about having a good time, with spoofs, subtle digs, and normal background comedy. The storyline concentrates on the humor because there isn’t much of a plot. Some work, but after a while, a sense of repetition gets in. The Mumbai Don backdrop provides some drama to this scene.
The sophisticated and slick execution, as well as the backdrop of the movie and the mafia, keep the audience engaged. In the second half, the pre-interval and interval pique interest.
The second half begins with the same vigor, but as soon as the true mystery surrounding the pistol is revealed, things begin to lose steam. It’s absurd. Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue, but due to the tone and screenplay’s build-up to that point, the revelation has the opposite impact.
For such a twist, the storyline has to be significantly wackier. What we receive is merely on the surface, with a few clues of what could be.
The best part is that after the disclosure of the mystery behind the pistol and the flashback, the film retains a goofy tone throughout, with spoofs and comedy. One simply gives up to the narrative, which means it might work for a limited number. It is, however, undeniably a missed opportunity to deliver a wacky entertainer.
Ghibran’s music is decent. A number of the tracks are melodic and well-shot. The musician’s impact is most apparent in the background score. The film’s cinematography is a great asset.
Overall, Hero has a lot going for it, but it falls short in the story’s most crucial aspect. Still, if you’re looking for a goofy, brainless entertainer, Hero is a good choice. However, keep your expectations in check.
SARKAR RATING: 2/5