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Heroine (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  21 September 2012 (India)
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A female superstar struggles through the trials and tribulations of being a Bollywood actress.

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Mahi Arora
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Angad Paul
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Tapanda (Dada)
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After his incredible run of women-centric films from Chandni Bar, Page 3, Satta and Corporate to the blockbuster Fashion, Madhur Bhandarkar now turns his lens inwards and presents his most ambitious work yet - Heroine. The film is based on the life and times of a superstar heroine from the dream factory we call 'Bollywood'. The film is a daring, shocking, glamorous, scandalous behind the scenes account of the reality behind the world of glitz and glamour that our film stars inhabit. For a country obsessed with films and film stars, Heroine will take audiences on a voyeuristic journey to see what really goes on behind the closed doors of make up rooms and vanity vans. It will give them a chance to go beyond the gorgeous smiles and politically correct quotes, to see what really happens in the lives of India's sweethearts. The bitching and the politics, the secrets and the lies, the incredible highs of fame and the lonely depths of failure. Written by Anonymous

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$389,901 (USA) (21 September 2012)

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$593,344 (USA) (5 October 2012)
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The poster is also strikingly similar to a Indian novel 'The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay' by Siddharth Dhanvant Shangvi. Moreover, the book's leading character "Zaira" has been portrayed as a reclusive queen of Bollywood, which again matches the theme of Bhandarkar's film where Kareena plays the role of a glamorous Bollywood superstar "Mahi Arora." See more »

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When Kareena is rehearsing with Arjun for a dance, a clear shot of her back, shows that the outfit is backless. However, when the scene shifts to the makeup van, Kareena is wearing the same outfit but a strap has appeared on her back. See more »

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Kareena's own story - Not worth watching
24 September 2012 | by (Chicago, United States of America) – See all my reviews

The film is a depiction of Kareena's own struggle to sustain her presence in Bollywood. After an interesting start, the film loses its grip and compels the user to find logic in the script. The second half is worse than the worst half where the logic and appeal seems to lose viewer-ship. Post interval era is a big drag while the viewers get more eager to reach to the end.

Overall, the film is flawed. It has virtually no sensible logic and the plot is very weak. The film does have its good moments, but those are highly succeeded by the negative factors of the film. Apart from good costumes and the ooziness displayed by Kareena and her counter-part(s), the film fails in every aspect.


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