Heropanti

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Heropanti
Heropanti Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySabbir Khan
Produced bySajid Nadiadwala
Written bySanjeev Dutta
Story byBhaskar
Based onParugu
StarringTiger Shroff
Kriti Sanon
Prakash Raj
Music bySongs:
Sajid-Wajid
Manj Musik
Mustafa Zahid
Background score:
Sandeep Shirodkar
CinematographyHari Vedantam
Edited byManan Sagar
Production
company
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 23 May 2014 (2014-05-23)
Running time
146 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget25 crore[1]
Box officeest. 72.6 crore[1]

Heropanti (English: Heroic antics) is an Indian Hindi action romantic drama film directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Actors Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon made their Hindi film debut with the film, alongside Prakash Raj as an important supporting role. This is a remake of the Telugu Allu Arjun movie Parugu. Heropanti was released on 23 May 2014.[1]

Plot[edit]

Chaudhary (Prakash Raj) is a very well known and respected man in his village. He is a very strict patriarch of the Jat family from Haryana consisting of four brothers – Chaudhary himself, Bhuppi (Samar Jai Singh), Pappi (K. C. Shankar) and Sukhi (Prashant Singh). On the night of her marriage, Renu (Sandeepa Dhar), the elder daughter of Chaudhary, elopes with her boyfriend, Rakesh. Chaudhary decides to find them at any cost.

Chaudhary and his men manage to locate two of Rakesh's friends from different places and beat them up. Chaudhary and his men bring them over to his place and one of them reveals Bablu's (Tiger Shroff) name and that he might have an idea where Renu and Rakesh are. At first when Bhuppi, Pappi, Sukhi, and the gang confront Bablu and attack him to find Rakesh, Bablu single-handedly beats up all of them but is hit in the head and loses consciousness.

Chaudhary holds Bablu and the other two friends captive till they tell of the couple's whereabouts. They tell him that they don't know anything, but no one believes them. Meanwhile, Bablu tells his friends that he is in love with a girl of that town, whom he doesn't know and he only has her earring which she dropped that day. The friends decide to flee one day, but Bablu gets a glimpse of the girl and stops in his tracks to look at her and the boys are caught because of him.

Back at Chaudhary's household where the friends are held captive, Chaudhary's younger daughter and Renu's sister, Dimpy (Kriti Sanon) tries to ask them where her sister is, but they won't tell her. Dimpy finds Renu's love letters in her room one of which reaches her uncle. Dimpy manages to clean up everything before her uncle Bhuppi reaches her room. When Shaalu (Sugandha Mishra) is about to burn those letters, Dimpy's uncle asks one of his men to check it. Without thinking much she drops those letters where the boys are held captive. With the help of these letters Bablu and his friends blackmail her. However, Bablu makes a deal with her that in exchange for her sister's whereabouts, Dimpy must find the girl he fell in love with. Dimpy does not agree, but later when circumstances force her, she agrees. That night, Bablu escapes and enters the house after the light fuse burns out. He drinks from the glass of Rajjo (Vikram Singh) (who later turns out to be the would-be-suitor of Dimpy) and becomes drunk. Dimpy finds Bablu and he gives her the earring he found that belongs to the girl he fell in love with. To Dimpy's shock, it turns out that it was none other than her, herself that Bablu saw that day. But she stays silent.

Bablu and his friends go with Chaudhary's men to town one day to search for Renu and Rakesh, where Bablu helps them to board a bus to Shimla. Dimpy's uncle, Pappi, comes to know that Bablu had helped them to flee when he overhears Dimpy. The entire group is beaten badly. When they threaten to kill one of his friends, Bablu tells them that Renu and Rakesh are in Delhi.

Bablu and his friends as well as Dimpy accompany her father to Delhi to find the couple. At this juncture, Dimpy is kidnapped by some local goons, who attempt to rape her. Bablu manages to locate her in time and beats up the goons, winning the trust of Dimpy's father.

That night Dimpy and Bablu go to a night club. In the morning, while Dimpy is confessing her love to Bablu, Chaudhary spots Renu and Rakesh on a bus and chases after them with Bablu and Chaudhary's men following close behind. They manage to stop the bus but when Renu talks back to her father, Chaudhary is heartbroken. When Renu and Rakesh are about to be killed as punishment, Renu confesses that she is pregnant. Chaudhary decides to spare their lives, but at a cost- openly claiming that, to him, Renu is no more.

The group returns home and Chaudhary arranges Dimpy's marriage with Rajjo. He plans on conducting the marriage with pomp. Bablu realises that he misses Dimpy too much. He and his friends come back with the intention to get Dimpy to elope with Bablu. Chaudhary, however, is frightened when Bablu returns, fearing that he will elope with Dimpy. He keeps a close eye on Bablu and Dimpy. When Chaudhary takes Bablu outside, Bablu tells him that he understands how Chaudhary felt when Renu ran way from home and promises him that he will not elope with Dimpy.

When Bablu and his friends are about to leave, Rajjo beats up Bablu with the intention of injuring him, however Bablu fights back and defeats Rajjo in a hand-to-hand combat when Rajjo insults him and Dimpy. They are however stopped at the last moment by Chaudhary. He realises that Dimpy will only be happy if she is with Bablu, and tells Bablu to take her away. Bablu and Dimpy unite with a hug, while Chaudhary and the other people of the Jatt community agree to permit inter-caste and love marriages and Chaudhary accepts Renu back as his daughter.

Cast[edit]

Production and promotion[edit]

Heropanti was shot at many places including Gulmarg in Kashmir Valley.[8][9] The romantic song "Rabba" was filmed in Kashmir.[10]

The trailer was released on 4 April 2014.[11][12][13]

Critical reception[edit]

Heropanti received mixed reviews. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Heropanti has an audience score of 33% on the basis of 210 reviews with an average rating of 2.8 out of 5.[14]

Film critic Subhash K. Jha gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars and said that Shroff delivers a rare combination of romantic and action oriented protagonist.[15] Bollywood Hungama critic Taran Adarsh also gave the movie 3.5 out of 5 stars, calling it an entertainer that hits the right notes.[16]

CNN-News18 critic Rajeev Masand gave the film 2 out of 5 stars and stated that "for Heropanti, with its regressive themes, sexist humor, and stock villains wears you out early on during its 2 hours 26-minute running time."[17] Anupama Chopra also gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars and overall criticised the movie by saying, "the disjointed narrative brims with low-IQ high-testosterone men brandishing weapons. The women are puppets who either simper or scream."[18] According to Firstpost critic Mihir Fadnavis, Tiger Shroff can pull off stunts, but that's about it.[19] Faheem Rumani of India Today gave it 1.5 out of 5 stars, stating that, "Heropanti is all about Shroff's athletic ability and has little to do with his acting skills".[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Nominee Result
2014 Stardust Awards Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Kriti Sanon Nominated[21]
2015 BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor – Female Won[22][23]
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Nominated[24]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won[25]
IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year Won
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Won
2014 Stardust Awards Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow - Male Tiger Shroff Won[26]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor - Male Won[27][28]
Star Guild Awards Best Male Debut Won[29][30]
2015 IIFA Awards IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Male Won[31]
Filmfare Award Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut Nominated[32]
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Male Won

Character map of remakes[edit]

Parugu (2008)
(Telugu)
Shedin Dekha Hoyechilo (2010)
(Bengali)
Heropanti (2014)
(Hindi)
Heroism (TBA)
(Urdu)
Allu Arjun Dev Tiger Shroff Fahad Mustafa
Sheela Kaur Srabanti Chatterjee Kriti Sanon Hania Amir
Prakash Raj Tapas Paul Prakash Raj Asif Raza Mir

Music[edit]

Heropanti
Soundtrack album by
Released21 April 2014 (2014-04-21)
GenreBollywood Music
Length28:33
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
Saregama Music
Sajid-Wajid chronology
Main Tera Hero
(2014)
Heropanti
(2014)
Daawat-e-Ishq
(2014)

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Sajid-Wajid, Manj Musik and Mustafa Zahid. The lyrics were written by Kausar Munir, Raftaar and Mustafa Zahid. Mohit Chauhan, Wajid, Manj Musik, Nindy Kaur, Raftaar, Mustafa Zahid, Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh lent their voices for the soundtrack. The soundtrack was released on 21 April 2014.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtist(s)Length
1."Whistle Baja"RaftaarManj Musik & Laxmikant PyarelalManj, Nindy Kaur, Rap: Raftaar03:13
2."Rabba"Kausar MunirSajid-WajidMohit Chauhan04:53
3."Raat Bhar"Kausar MunirSajid-WajidArijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal05:26
4."Tabah"Kausar MunirSajid-WajidMohit Chauhan05:20
5."The Pappi Song"RaftaarManj MusikRap Raftaar, Manj02:44
6."Tere Binaa"Mustafa ZahidMustafa ZahidMustafa Zahid03:23
7."Tabah (Remix)"Kausar MunirSajid-WajidMohit Chauhan03:36
Total length:28:33

Soundtrack reception[edit]

Joginder Tuteja from Rediff gave 3.5 stars and stated, "With four good songs in a row, Heropanti's music is pretty much a paisa vasool experience already. So, though you may be taken aback by the title of Manju Musik Raftaar's next offering 'The Pappi Song', you would like to hear it."[33] Koimoi's Aishwarya gave 3 stars and said, "A sweet stereotypically Bollywood album with nothing much to say about. Love it for the good old pyaar – vyaar and dance – shance or hate it for being yet another pile of numbers tracing the lines of tested compositions."[34]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed approximately 726 million (US$10 million) worldwide.[1] At the end of three weeks, Heropanti had collected 500 million (US$7.0 million) nett.[35]

References[edit]

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