Bollywood Hungama - Taran Adarsh's Rating: 3.5
Watch HEROINE for Madhur's imposing direction, for Kareena's superlative performance, watch it also for its fearless, inspiring and enlightening storyline divulging the scandalous realities of the movie industry. Try not to miss it!
Times of India - Meena Iyer's Rating: 3
Heroine is Kareena's Dirty Picture. The actress has shown ample cleavage and partaken in some really intimate bedroom scenes. Definitely worth a dekho!
India Today - Vinayak Chakravorty's Rating: 2.5
Madhur Bhandarkar, toasted for the heroine-oriented scripts he creates, has just given us his weakest female protagonist yet. That itself lays bare the irony about the film titled Heroine.
Oneindia - Nabanita's Rating: 2
Heroine is old wine in new bottle. The film lacks life and passion and moreover drably monotonous. In one word, we aren't wowed at the climax of the film.
Mid-day - Janhavi Samant's Rating: 2
Heroine does nothing that we haven't seen before - in Rangeela, Mast, and recently The Dirty Picture.
NDTV - Saibal Chatterjee's Rating: 2
This is a glossy picture postcard that has seen better days - still good to look at but frayed at the edges and utterly lifeless. The foremost problem with Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine is that behind its gossamer exterior, it is weighed down by banalities that don't quite add up.
Rediff - Raja Sen's Rating: 1.5
Kareena Kapoor impresses in Heroine, but is let down by the film itself.
Koimoi - Roshni Devi's Rating: 1.5
Heroine movie irritates more than entertains, but some of the performances are nice.
DNA - Kanika Sikka's Rating: 1.5
If you are a Madhur Bhandarkar fan, I would recommend you skip this one. One, it may be disappointing; two, you've seen all this before. If you are a Kareena Kapoor fan, it's a treat.
Yahoo - Rummana Ahmed
Trying to watch 'Heroine' was such an ordeal that I was completely exhausted by the interval. If Madhur Bhandarkar claims to make 'real' cinema then his perception of reality is definitely warped. Watch it if you must, Kareena's 'Halkat Jawani' will not disappoint you.