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A female superstar struggles through the trials and tribulations of being a Bollywood actress.

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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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31 December 2012 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Other than the (fake) 'fact' that 'everyone in Bollywood is evil and self-centred' (according to the director), I didn't get what point Bhandarkar was trying to make. While his previous films like 'Corporate', 'Fashion', 'Page 3' etc also present a heavily biased view, the stories had more structure (as flawed as most of them might have been). However, 'Heroine' is one huge mess. Think of it as a disastrous fusion of his aforementioned films with Bollywood as the backdrop. Poorly written caricatures, lacking in focus, the film doesn't seem to be able to make up its mind.

Kareena Kapoor in the title role hardly impresses at all. It doesn't help that the character is halfbaked and one-dimensional. Perhaps Bhandarkar was aware of Kapoor's limitations and had the voice-over of a pointless reporter character (one of the most annoying features of 'Heroine') dictate how the viewer is supposed to feel. Talk about spoonfeeding. Even fine actors like Divya Dutta and Lilette Dubey aren't given much scope (mostly due to horrendous writing). The only acting that stands out is that of Shahana Goswami. Her track would have been a nice addition if it weren't for the pointless lesbian fling conclusion. Exactly what was Bhandarkar trying to say here? Apart from Goswami, Govind Namdeo is likable too.

The songs are just as dreadful. The execution is mediocre. Sound design is awful. The sex scenes are laughably bad. Were Bhandarkar and Kapoor shooting themselves up with heroin to make 'Heroine'?


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