Main Tera Hero: Movie Review

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page3nashikSome movies are review-proof. David Dhawan’s Main Tera Hero, starring Varun Dhawan, Ileana D’Cruz and Nargis Fakhri falls in the category. Page3 Nashik reviews the film and recommend it for Bollywood masala lovers.

David Dhawan is back and Varun Dhawan has arrived. Main Tera Hero marks the birth of this new age Govinda. Dance moves, check; histrionics, check; ear-to-ear grin, check; comic timing, double check. Add to this six-pack abs and a boyish charm, and he’s truly tera hero, at least in what we’d like to call the David Dhawan cult of Hindi cinema.

There’s something about fathers directing sons in films. Remember Rakesh Roshan’s glittering 2page3nashiklaunchpad for Hrithik in Kaho Na Pyar Hai? David’s film too is a vanity project of similar proportions, where papa Dhawan is out to show the world that the erstwhile “Student Of The Year” is every bit “hero” material as well. And he does make a point. Varun very effortlessly becomes Seenu Prasad, an idler from Conoor, who manages to stay likeable even as he kidnaps his teacher’s daughter for two extra marks to pass in his exams. That’s how Seenu makes an entry in the film and it’s enough to get a fair idea of what’s to come. He drops out of college only to get admission in another one, and this time he makes a promise to himself that he will get a degree.

But when he falls for the college hottie Sunaina (Ileana D’Cruz), his father’s prophesy, ‘yeh degree nahi, third degree layega’ begins to ring ominously true. The rest of the film is packed with David Dhawan essentials — a story (or the lack of it) that plays out in a fancy villa where swimming pool is a must, along with foot-tapping music, a set of goons who are unintentionally funny and one liners, that are sometimes witty, sometimes tacky, like for instance “Tere aagey toh Dennis bhi menace nahi lagta.” (Yeah, I know). But somehow when they all come together, they manage to entertain. Just laugh. Don’t ask yourself why.1page3nashik

David indulges in a lot of Bollywood jokes. From Katrina Kaif’s questionable Hindi, to Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi smile, not much is spared. Varun even does a bhajan version of Ranbir’sBadtameez Dil, which is one of the highlights of the film. His six-packs and Nargis Fakhri’s never-ending curves keeps the X-factor high. Ileana’s sweet girl act balances it out.

We thought it was a predictable love story weaved around Varun Dhawan, Ileana D’Cruz and Nargis Fakhri. Before interval, Varun, Ileana and Arunoday’s love triangle is in focus, while we wonder when Nargis will walk into the scene. When she does appear towards the interval, we are left wanting for more. The full-on David Dhawan affair starts in the second half, when Varun Dhawan romances both Nargis and Ileana simultaneously. Galat Baat Hai reminds us of Tum To Dhokhebaaj Ho from Saajan Chale Sasural.

page3nashikWhile Arunoday Singh says I love you to a wrong person, Nargis Fakhri (Ayesha) falls for Varun Dhawan’s (oops Ganesha’s) ghanti trick. Saurabh Shukla overshadows Anupam Kher as he ‘whistles’ his ways to our hearts (Hint: Have you watched Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet?). If you are an avid David Dhawan fan, you’ll recall a replica of many of his old comic tricks. Not to forget Shakti Kapoor’s cameo appearance that has a filmy twist. Arunoday Singh (Angad) lends an interesting flavour to the otherwise mundane love story. He is the quintessential larger-than-life villain in the first half. His metamorphosis to a vulnerable, nervous and a rather dumb man in the second half is something to watch out for. In fact, his performance is one of the highlights of the movie. Last, but not the least, Varun Dhawan has passed the test and is graduated with distinction from Student of the year to Hero of the hearts.

Go for it, if entertainment is your expectation from this one. Leave your brain at home and go by Dhawan logic to enjoy Main Tera Hero to its fullest.

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