Comedy Movie sailing high on performances and music.
HEER & HERO MOVIE REVIEW
Star cast: Arya Babbar, Minissha Lamba, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Preet Bhullar, Yograj Singh, Manoj Pahwa, Goldy Khurana, Surmmet Mavi, Gagandeep Kaur, Balraj Syal, Hobby Dhaliwal, Shiraaz Khan, Shaku Rana, Hazel Keech with Mukul Dev
Director: Sagar S. Sharma
Producer: HB Productions (Harjeet Bhullar & Etch B)
Music: Gurmeet Singh, Mukhtar Sahota (Haule Haule)
Censor Details: U/A (Punjabi) – 135 Minutes
Synopsis: Heer & Hero follows the journey of a girl, Geet (Minissha) who is a fashion designer and wins a chance to go to Paris for a fashion show. However, her marriage is fixed and her father stops her from going to Paris. 3 Boys – Raj (Preet), Fateh (Arya) & Bhupi (Ghuggi) are all in love with Geet and want her to fly to Paris. They help her escape from her house on the day of her wedding; in a chance that one of them will get her. To find out which Hero gets the Heer; watch the film.
Review: Heer & Hero, the next offering from the director of Burrraahh, has something new and unique to offer from what every comedy movie has. This one is also a comedy no doubt, but it has situational laughs and moreover it becomes a road journey in the second half, which is unique and first timer in Punjabi Cinema.
Coming to the story, it’s a regular comic theme but this time, the female character is much more stronger than the usual’s. Screenplay is fast and pact to suit the mood of the film. One scene here and another there might seem as a forceful insertion but doesn’t harm because at the end of it, it will make you laugh. That’s it.
Overall, Story and Screenplay by Rajan Agarwal offers an all in one package – Comedy, Action, Romance, Drama. Dialogues are by Sagar Sharma, Virender Vashisht & Kumar Ajay. They make you laugh and it seems like the characters of Arya Babbar and Mukul Dev got highlighted because of their dialogues. They had their own set of punches.
Sagar S Sharma as a director achieved heights with Burrraahh and now in Heer & Hero he’s moved another step ahead. Technically, the film is well shot and he’s given an extraordinary lifeline to this ordinary idea on paper.
Music is by Gurmeet Singh. Tracks like Lak Tunoo Tunoo, Heer Te Hero by Lehmber, Dil Nal Dil and Ullu Da Patha are all great in this variety album. Also the Haule Haule track at the start of the film with the numbering suited the mood and pace of the film.
Coming to the performances, Arya Babbar stole the show. He’s a great actor no doubt but he needs roles, which have potential for him as an actor. Also he’s dubbed himself for the first time, which makes a lot of difference. Minissha Lamba and Preet Bhullar make confident debuts in Punjabi Cinema. Minissha has proved her acting in Hindi cinema and given such roles again she can perform well.
Speaking of Preet, Punjabi Cinema has got a new hero. He has looks, physique, height and charm. That’s it. We have a new hero. Gurpreet Ghuggi as always was a treat to watch. His role could have been more in the first half. Mukul Dev, was strong as a character. Each time he made his presence, his character took the film forward. He was cleverly used. It was great to watch the likes of Manoj Pahwa and Yograj Singh in roles that suit them. Manoj had his share of ‘samosas’ in the film. Goldy Khurana as Ballu Bahadur will get noticed. Hazel sizzled the screen in Lak Tunoo Tunoo.
Overall, Heer & Hero is a comedy film but has something unique and new to offer when it comes to comedies in Punjabi Cinema. It’s not that regular drawing room comedy. It has strong performances, some peppy music and much more. A watchable film this weekend.
Paisa Vasool: 75/100