Production- Nadiawala Grandson Entertainment|Sajid Nadiadwala
Director- Sabbir Khan
Cinematography- Hari Vedantam
Editing- John Carnochan
Sound Mix- Dolby Digital|Datasat
Original Music by- Sajid-Wajid|Manj Musik
Cast- Tiger Shroff,Kriti Sanon,Prakash Raj,Sandeepa Dhar,Vikram Singh,Shireesh Sharma,Samar Jai Singh & K. C. Shankar.
Heropanti….is the remake of the Telugu film Parugu. This one takes us back to the days of “Barsaat” with Bobby Deol and Twinkle Khanna in the lead. It has a very cliched and predictable story line, which does not surprise you in any manner. But what makes it entertaining is the way it was presented. Sabbir Khan treated Heropanti with all the heroics you can expect from a masala entertainer of this genre.
On the night of wedding a well respected head of the village’s daughter elopes with her lover, as love is a taboo on that “Jatland”. Following which they nab the friends of that guy to find the eloped couple. This forms the crux of the story.
This film marks the debut of much awaited starlet Tiger Shroff son of Jackie Shroff who debuted in a film of same kind decades back. Tiger is a hero in all aspects, but loses on his soft facial looks, which I believe he has to work on seriously to suit his macho personality. He can dance like breeze and fight like an warrior. Like they say in the movie, he is a one man army which suits him well in the movie. Intro scene was shot well with kick ass stunts.
This also marks debut for Kriti Sanon in Bollywood, who was previously seen in Telugu film 1: Nenokkadine opposite Mahesh Babu. She is a tall beauty who is not all looks but also a great talent, it doesn’t seem like a debut for her, she is so seasoned and can act really well.
Prakash Raj seems to grow on Bollywood slowly, as Chowdry he did a great job, his presence on screen was larger than life.
It had foot tapping and melodious songs which are a hit and is being played endlessly in disco’s and pubs off lately, “Whistle Baja” and “Pappi Song” are the rage. Sajid-Wajid along with Manj Musik did a good job.
Heropanti takes you back to the late 80’s and early 90’s movies where Hero is indestructible, If you are looking for a logical entertainment then forget this one, If not this will entertain you entire time, as it hits all the right notes for a masala entertainer.
Tiger’s flexible heroism makes this cliched story entertaining, which is well packaged by Sabbir Khan.
+’s – Good direction,great stunts by Anal Arasu and good performances by the lead cast.
-‘s – It gets quite draggy in latter part, could have cut short the length.