26 May 2014 | nairtejas
"Let Me Tell You A Story For The nth Time." ♦ 41%
So, the story goes like this: boy falls for a girl, girl has a strict father, girl's sister has eloped with boy's best friend, boy helps best friend in hiding, boy impresses father, boy over-impresses father, girls HAS to love him, father agrees, credits. No prizes for guessing, but this is what Heropanti is.
The only difference is they gave the two lead roles to newbies. Tiger Shroff may have good parkour skills and a super bod, but his face resembles a 10-year old and trust me, this aggravates his acting. Let him grow and we'll see if he's really an actor material. Kriti Sanon is cute and can hide behind a stick; she acts fine but nothing remarkable. Supporting cast is fine.
The plot goes out of bounds sometimes when reality loses grip and the scenes just show the writers' vivid imagination; e.g.: highbrow hooligans are intimidated by the the hero's witty dialogs which are funnier than they are descriptive. Also, Shroff's over-smart air pops up clearly during tense dramatic sequences.
Then the whole drama is tried to save with the help of humor but that doesn't work much either. Action is good, songs are good, cinematography is good. But, since it solely depends on tried-tested formula, Heropanti is just average.
BOTTOM LINE: Take your girlfriend with you if X-Men is not running nearby. It has its few moments. Can be skipped.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES