21 March 2017 | pop-16
Why oh why Govinda did this film
I saw Govinda with great dance in the 90s when I was in my pre-teens and early teens, with awesome films like Raja Babu, Aankhen, Coolie No 1. Also a lot of the songs he sung had very pathetic lyrics but he made it so good to listen to. His career dried up in the last decade since he was in politics. So I was looking forward to Aa Gaya Hero, he promoted this movie in various shows and reality shows. The songs, albeit most were not in Bollywood style (apart from Lohe Da Liver), were still good to hear. The trailer looked a tad old but still wanted to watch it because of the legend Govinda. But when I started to watch it, I couldn't believe what was unfolding. The titles were awesome, with snippets of the music of his songs and then got to the scene. The graphics was poor, scenes were not connected, songs come at random. Very amateur direction and camera work. Suddenly we have every 15 minutes goons coming and Govinda beating them black and blue. A scene was shown that a car was about to hit Govinda while jogging and just in time he did a forward flip, which was funny to see. Unfortunately, after 30 minutes, it put me off and couldn't put my attention to the movie. It was hard to understand the movie. The songs were good. Words that describe my experience about this film are - angry, shocked, bewildered, flabbergasted, disbelief and probably more. This is because Govinda, a legendary actor, who I might probably put in the same bracket as Big B (I am a fan of him and Govinda). This film is a career damaging film for him. He's made himself look like a joke and it hurts to see his situation like this. Doing such movies is not helping him get noticed. This movie had other cast members, two actresses Juhi Khan and Richa Sharma (not the singer, a former Miss World apparently) who we may (should probably change it to will) never see in mainstream Bollywood, who were not sure what they were contributing to. Chandrachur Singh, a failed actor, now playing an insignificant role, same with Harish (Govinda's partner in Coolie No 1), a coward cop. Then you got past sell by date actors Ashutosh Rana, Makrand Deshpande and Murli Sharma playing villains but in the end it turns out they're not the main villains. This movie apparently is in 90s style, but I think it is worth watching 90s movies than this dross. Govinda has produced lots of flops and those are worth watching. Govinda is going through a similar struggle that Amitabh Bachchan did 20 years ago when his films Mrityudaata and Major Saab were flops, and when Bade Miyan Chote Miyan was released, ironically it was Govinda who Bachchan depended on for a hit. Today it is sad that Govinda has no one to depend on. I really hope Govinda learns from Big B and takes on leading roles but character based roles. He should start taking mature roles, now he should work with younger bankable actors. It is really sad to see Govinda in this state because he's a legend. Govinda is not finished, but he has to reinvent himself dramatically.