Heroes Hindi Movie Review
Featuring a mega star cast that comprises of Sohail Khan, Vatsal Sheth, Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Mithun Chakraborty and many more, Samir Karnik presents 'Heroes' - a film on patriotism. "You don't need to be an army man to be patriotic and serve your country" is what the director wants to convey through Heroes, interestingly different and must say the trailers looked quite impressive as well. Also with Salman - Sunny - Mithunda sharing screen space, Heroes was a must watch for me.
Sammy and Ali are childhood friends. They have taken joint decisions in life, right from choosing a school to taking up a career. Even though they are not like-minded, they are together because they rely heavily on each other - two bodies, one soul. Sammy is an eccentric boy, high-spirited and has an uncanny knack of finding humor in the weirdest of situations. He's generous, compassionate yet impulsive. He is like a kid who needs to fall to learn how to walk. Ali on the other hand is quieter and more mature.
Heroes is the story of these two boys who travel a thousand miles to deliver three letters as a part of their film school assignment. But little do they know that the journey they have embarked upon will give a new meaning to their life. They discover the power within themselves to change lives and events that are of importance. Heroes emphasizes on the simple experiences that can awaken feelings of patriotism. A fun road trip for two boys and a series of experiences that finite emotions that have never been experienced before, this is the underlying crux of the film. The film is an attempt to bring out the new age meaning of patriotism - 'You don't have to be a soldier to love your country'.
The director has attempted to do something different this time around, as the film is based on life after the war. The film is divided into 3 stories, apart from the main storyline of Sohail and Vatsal Sheth that binds the movie together.
Samir Karnik strikes the right chord with Heroes something that he failed to do in his previous films. The movie starts off quite well with the 2 main characters. The first part featuring Salman Khan and Preity Zinta is high on emotions and deftly executed by the director. If you miss or missed the Sunny Deol of the 80s and 90s, Heroes is a must watch. Sunny bashes 15 - 20 goons at a time, breaking the flooring on the way and all this with disabled legs! The Sunny Deol portions will work big time with the masses and people up north, where the Deol's command a great fan following.
The third part is deprived in all respect; story, direction and performance. The chemistry between father (Mithunda) and son (Dino Morea) was non-existent.
Music by Sajid - Wajid is good but most of the tracks just add to the runtime. Cinematography is fantastic. A few dialogues make an impact.
Performances by Salman Khan, Preity Zinta and Vatsal Sheth stand out. Sohail Khan can't act to save his life. The rest are fine.
To sum up, Heroes calls for patriotism and emotions. If you want to see Sunny at his 90s best, Salman as a Singh or a movie on patriotism that connects in parts. Go for it. Else, Heroes is a DVD watch.