Review: Main Tera Hero

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Varun Dhawan plays Sheenu, a notorious kid in Ooty, who in order to get a degree to prove his worth takes admission in a Bangalore college. But he ends up hoping around Sunaina (Ileana D’ Cruz) and challenges Angad (Arunoday Singh), a local cop who forcibly wants to marry her.

On the other hand, Sheenu has found another die-hard lover in Ayesha (Nargis Fakhri) whom he saved from goons by bashing them on his way from Ooty to Bangalore. Ayesha’s father Vikrant (Anupam Kher), an Asian Don, kidnaps Sunaina to get hold of Sheenu for his daughter.

Main Tera Hero is wishy-washy entertainment that only manages to work on occasion because of Dhawan’s experienced hand as a director. He creates lavish backdrops and picks two sexy, slender things to adorn his son. He also hires a good dance director and fight master, but forgets that he needs a story. Despite that his son gets to do everything a hero must — dance, romance, fight, fly, cry, smooch, sing and swing about.

Varun Dhawan is likeable for sure. This Student of the Year is quick to learn the ropes and reminds us of Govinda who we miss so much and Salman Khan, who is now taking himself way too seriously as an action star. Ileana D’ Cruz does justice to her part, but fails to live up to her ‘Barfi’ reputation. Nargis Fakhri has never looked hotter, but she needs to take acting lessons.

The soundtrack, with Music by Sajid-Wajid, helps twice – once in “Palat”, sung by Arijit Singh and then in “Besharmi Ki Height” sung by Benny Dayal and Shalmali Kholgade.

However, the movie is outside the realm of reality. The college looks nothing like the one you went to. The Don is a bumbling fool. But you know that when you go to see a David Dhawan film that it’s a Bollywood fantasy film. Rajpal Yadav does the same role he has done in a million films before. While Arunoday Singh does he fair job, he somehow seems miscast for the role. Shakti Kapoor’s guest appearance does nothing for the film.