Heroes Movie Review
rediff.com **1/2 /*****
The gift of eloquence is not bestowed on many. Nor can good intentions replace its impact.
And so, despite a relevant script (by Aseem Arora) at hand, director Samir Karnik isn't entirely fluid in articulating his objectives on celluloid.
The message his Heroes would like to convey is patriotic yet simple: You don't have to be a soldier to love your country. Ironically, it arrives on this conclusion after treading through the lives of three army men and the last letters they wrote to their families before attaining martyrdom.
Heroes, except its coming-of-age on a road trip approach, has no semblance to Walter Salles's The Motorcycle Diaries. Perhaps, Karnik should have emulated some of Salles's realistic (as well as regional) accuracy or sought to present an earthy account in the lines of Ashutosh Gowarikar's Swades [Images].
Sunny Deol as Vikram Shergill
A strong personality who epitomizes never-ending hope. Vikram lives for the moment and stands up for social issues and causes. To man patriotism isn't the stereotypical term, but dying for the nations is. As Vikram puts it, "Any act done towards the progress of the country", is patriotism. Vikram believes in putting your sorrows behind and moving on.
The premier production house (Yash Raj Films) teams up with one of the biggest studios of West (Walt Disney Pictures) for an animation film. You expect this collaboration to yield incredible results.
Animation movies like THE LION KING and SHREK have appealed to every strata of movie-going audience the world over. Although 'Made in India' animation films are making their way into our plexes, the results, most of the times, are amateurish.