Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tiger Shroff
Directed by Ahmed Khan
Rating: 0 star
What were they thinking? Or were they thinking at all when producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s highly-paid team of ostensible professionals sat down to write this junkfood for the demented masquerading as a motion picture?
Since this vomit of a film throws many challenges at its character, let me throw one of my own: I challenge you to sit through till the end of this monsterpiece. Ahmed Khan’s Heropanti 2 is not even a film. It is a chaotic circus with every actor trying to outdo the rest in the field of expert hamming.
Amrita Singh as the hacker hero Babloo’s mother wins hands-down. She even makes Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s cackling villainy look restrained. And that’s saying a lot , considering everyone seems to be on some mysterious drug. Director Ahmed Khan is so zonked out he can’t tell the difference between cheer and jeer. There were many sequences in the film that were supposed to serious. We end up laughing in them. It is the only way to escape the sense of growing helplessness, anger and bitterness that creeps up on as we watch tons of money being blown up on a plotless brainless witless clueless trash that makes us look like fools on the global platform.
But does anyone care?
Coming back to Rajat Arora’s scream-play there is a sequence where Amrita Singh just barges into the villain’s home with a marriage proposal for her son Tiger Shroff.Oh, didn’t I tell you? Tara Sutaria playing a cross between a stalker and a stripper, is the villain’s sister. No matter what the occasion she is dressed to exhibit her physique while her brother seems to be a cross between a sadist and a crossdresser.
Everyone in Heropanti 2 seems to suffer from an identity crisis, none more so than the film’s makers who seem monstrously muddled in their motive for making this film(which is not really a film).Even A R Rahman’s music sounds derivative,the most melodious riff comes from Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s Hero.
Is it because they want to mock the audience? Or is there something deeper here that we did not quite understand? Maybe Heropanti2 is trying to tell us something that we desperately need to know about what commercial Hindi cinema thinks of its audience.
Forget Heropanti. This is chutiyapanti.