Halkat Heroine – 2.0/5.0
By: Rony Dcosta
In the filmy world which is dominated by heroes it is indeed a good thing to see a film from the heroine’s point of view but this heroine deserved a better director.
Heroine starts from the point where Mahie Arora (Kareena Kapoor) is in a troubled relationship with Aryan Khanna (Arjun Rampal). Picking up from there it delves into the inner mind and the outer world of Mahie. The need to be loved and the need to be successful makes a mess of her life.
Right from the beginning the tiny parts that form the world around heroine Mahie Arora started irritating me, especially the actor who played the part of her friend called Rats. Because of this bad casting it took me some time to focus on the story. In my head I was screaming ‘get this director a good casting director’. Also words like Babes, Baby and Bro (Hansal Mehta has written a wonderful post on the word bro. Do read) were grating on my nerves. When you create a world of Bollywood it is these smaller parts that make a huge difference in supporting the leads. They are also an important tool for the audience to believe in the world the director is creating. This year is filled with such examples but heroine fails big time on this front. Except Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor not a single actor or actress look like the star they are supposed to project themselves as. Thank god for Divya Dutta, Shahana Goswami (though it was difficult to focus on her face) & Ranvir Shorey. Those were the only characters/actors which made some sense in this film and the performances I enjoyed watching.
By the end of the film I was feeling sorry for Kareena who put in so much effort and was good too but if the film is not good you will have to be a true blue fan of hers to sit through this bore fest.
If your staple diet is made up of tabloid stories from Bollywood trust me you have read/seen it all.
Word of mouth – An actor is as good or bad as her choice of films and Kareena Kapoor proves it by choosing to work in a Madhur Bhandarkar film.
Rating – ** (Below Average)