This week we had two big movies releasing simultaneously viz; Kochadaiiyan starring legendary superstar Rajnikanth and Heropanti starring newbie Tiger Shroff and South import Kriti Sanon. After delivering two hits ‘Highway’ and ‘2 States’ Sajid Nadiadwala returns with the debut vehicle of Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti which raised my expectations at the onset.
However I must say the movie was quite average with some hummable tunes and a refreshing act by Kriti Sanon. Tiger Shroff seems to be too wooden quite opposite from his talented father, however he is a good stuntman and dancer.
The story is set in Jattland where the local don Chaudhary (Prakash Raj) is having a pompous wedding for his elder daughter Renu (Sandeepa Dhar). On the night of the wedding Renu elopes with her boyfriend Rakesh, resulting in a frantic search for her across the village. The goons gauge that Rakesh’s friends might have helped him in it and they are promptly picked up by them one after another.
After a massive search, the goons manage to find Bablu (Tiger) who is the real one helping Rakesh and Renu. Tiger, meanwhile in captivity, tells his friends about his love interest. As luck would have it, the love interest is none other than Chaudhury’s younger daughter Dimpy (Kriti Sanon).
Not only is this film about how Dimpy and Tiger’s love story end up in the iconic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge style but also about altering the moral stands of the men of Jattland who look upon women as cattle. The movie is a remake of Telegu movie ‘Paragu’ starring Allu Arjun.
The direction by Sabbir Khan is quite average. The fight sequences are good and innovative, full marks goes to Tiger for executing it so well on screen. The music is quite inspired especially the song ‘Raat Bhar’ which is a straight lift of the song ‘Muktasar Mulaqat’ from Teri Meri Kahani. ‘Whistle Baja’ song is quite catchy which has the hit signature tune from Jackie Shroff’s debut movie ‘Hero’.
Overall the movie is just a one time watch. If you give it a miss, still you wont be missing anything.
My Verdict: Below Average