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Herogiri

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23 Jan, 2015 2 hrs 30 mins U/A
Dev, Koel Mallick, Mithun Chakraborty, Sayantika Banerjee
Dev, Koel Mallick, Mithun Chakraborty, Sayantika Banerjee
Rabi Kinagi
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2.5
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Herogiri would have been a good film if it had a touch of reality.
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  • Times of India
Herogiri would have been a good film if it had a touch of reality.

When Bengali cinema is celebrating many unusual storylines and making their protagonists more approachable and down-to-earth, one hero fighting a hundred goons with his bare hands is not something we need to see any more.

As the title suggests, Ravi Kinagi's Herogiri is a testosterone-laden melodrama with the usual mix of action, high-strung emotions, some slapstick humour and songs shot in exotic foreign locations. So, what makes this film different from the other run-off-the-mill commercial Tolly releases? It's the presence of two superstars in one frame. Dev, with his droolworthy presence may make many young girls go dhak dhak, but Mithun Chakraborty still overshadows everyone with his screen presence. His chemistry with the hero half his age is something that makes the film watchable. Another factor is Kharaj Mukherjee and his enviable comic timing. Though sometimes it's borderline slapstick but because of Kharaj, your funnybone is tickled in the right way.



Still, the film will not stay with you after you leave the theatre, mainly because the other factors - the rest of the cast, the storyline, the songs or the fight sequences - feel cliched. The villains, the sidekicks and even the locations will give you a strong sense of deja vu.

Then there is Koel Mullick. Despite sharing screen space with biggies like Mithun and Dev, this film could've easily been hers, given the screen time she gets. But she fails to cash in on that most of the time. Her performance, whether she's making a fool of young boys, romancing Dev or playing the damsel in distress, is so high-strung that it can make you jittery. On the contrary, Sayantika, as the soft-spoken doctor Nandini, looks pretty and plays her part well.



Herogiri would have been a good film if it had a touch of reality. When Bengali cinema is celebrating many unusual storylines and making their protagonists more approachable and down-to-earth, one hero fighting a hundred goons with his bare hands is not something we need to see any more.

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