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Heroine

As Madhur Bhandarkar repeats his template yet again, one is tempted to rehash one’s previous reviews

Heroine
Heroine
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Starring: Kareena Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Arjun Rampal
Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar
Rating: *

In the long run, watching Madhur Bhandarkar’s movies can become seriously injurious to a critic’s health. As he repeats his template yet again in Heroine—after Page 3, Corporate, Traffic Signal, Jail and Fashion—one is tempted to rehash one’s previous reviews. There is very little to add to Heroine other than what was said of Fashion. It is a surface, shallow peep into the glamour world, offers no new insights than what we already know, has the usual formulae and caricaturised characters (note the mandatory gays and lesbians and the intellectual, but gruff art film-maker), the same rivalry, bitching, networking, air-kissing, drinks, drugs, insecurity, betrayals, manipulations and disillusionments routine. Only the setting changes in accordance with the title of the film.

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