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Rebels. Love. FreedomSep. 11, 2015India145 Min.Not Rated
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Movie Review

After meeting the chief of police’s pretty daughter, a gangster kidnaps the girl. During the journey they fall in love and the gangster decides to set her free.

“Hero,” a 2015 Indian Hindi-language romantic action film, directed by Nikkhil Advani and co-written by Umesh Bist, took audiences on a thrilling journey of love and heroism. Produced by industry stalwarts Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai under Salman Khan Films and Mukta Arts, and distributed by Eros International, this film is a modern-day adaptation of Ghai’s 1983 blockbuster of the same name, which originally starred Jackie Shroff. With debutantes Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in the lead roles, and the prominent Aditya Pancholi joining the cast, “Hero” sought to recreate the magic of the original.

A Remake with Legacy:

“Hero” inherits its storyline from Subhash Ghai’s iconic 1983 classic. The film introduces Sooraj Pancholi, son of the acclaimed actor Aditya Pancholi, and Athiya Shetty, the daughter of the renowned Sunil Shetty, as the fresh faces of this adaptation. Aditya Pancholi, who played a pivotal part in the original, makes his presence felt in this reimagined tale as well.

A Journey Unfolds:

Set against a backdrop of action, romance, and drama, “Hero” takes viewers on an exhilarating ride as the two young stars navigate their way through challenges and emotions. Love blooms amidst adversity, and heroes are born in the face of danger.

A Worldwide Debut:

“Hero” made its global debut on September 11, 2015, captivating audiences from various corners of the world. As the curtains rose on this modern-day adaptation, expectations ran high, setting the stage for an intriguing cinematic experience.

Critical Reception:

While “Hero” aimed to recreate the allure of its predecessor, it received mixed to negative reviews from critics. The film’s success was a subject of debate in critical circles, with opinions varying on its ability to capture the essence of the original.


“Hero” (2015) is a testament to the enduring charm of classic tales reimagined for a new generation. With fresh talent and a legacy to uphold, the film ventured into the realm of romance and action, leaving an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape. Whether it fully captured the magic of the original or not, “Hero” stands as a noteworthy entry in the annals of Bollywood’s cinematic history.

Original title Hero
IMDb Rating 3.5 2,742 votes
TMDb Rating 6.3 21 votes



Sooraj Pancholi isSooraj Kaushik
Sooraj Kaushik
Athiya Shetty isRadha Mathur
Radha Mathur
Aditya Pancholi isSuryakant 'Pasha' Ranade
Suryakant 'Pasha' Ranade
Sharad Kelkar isDheeraj Mathur
Dheeraj Mathur
Tigmanshu Dhulia isIG Shrikant Mathur
IG Shrikant Mathur
Vivan Bhatena isRanvijay Shekhawat
Ranvijay Shekhawat
Salman Khan isSpecial Appearance in
Special Appearance in "Main Hoon Hero Tera" Song

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