After Puthiya Mugham, one was expecting a similar type of fast paced, crisp and unique storyline from Dipham-Prithviraj combo. But, the director failed to hit the bull's eye with Hero this time.
It's a treat to watch handsome Prithviraj's highly toned physique. The songs and dance seem obsolete and is unimpressive. A little more crisp editing would have done justice to the film. Script by Vinod Guruvayoor lacks the punch.
Hero revolves around the life of few stunt artists who work in films. Dharmarajan Master (Thalaivasal Vijay) is a retired stunt artist and is deeply upset about getting his daughter married off. That is when his wife advises him to meet director Adityan (Anoop Menon), who happens to be his shishya (student). Adityan has high regard for Dharmarajan and immediately agrees to allow him to choreograph a fight in his upcoming film, even thought he had already committed the work to Uday (Bala). Uday is Darmarajan’s nephew as well as disciple. Though Adityan asks Dharmarajan to use Uday’s assistants, Uday refuses and even insults the veteran. Then Dharmarajan visits Tarzan Antony (Prithviraj), and asks him for help. Even though Antony initially refuses, he later relents and decides to help his guru. Yami Gautam as Gauri Menon plays the role of a heroine who gets interested in Prithviraj.
It's a pleasure to see Prithviraj dance and perform action. He is good in what he does best – brilliant action! Thalaivasal Vijay and Anoop Menon are good as well. Yami Gautam would have performed better if she had a more meaty role. She has nothing much to do as Prithviraj's love interest.
Overall, Hero is an average film and can be enjoyed mainly if you are a fan of Prithviraj!
Cast: Prithviraj, Anoop Menon, Srikanth, Yami
Gautam, Thalaivasal Vijay
Producer: GP Vijayakumar
Music: Gopi Sundar