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Hero Complete zero
Release date: 24 October 2008
123Telugu.com Rating: 1.5/5
Director : Sudhakar Naidu
Music Director : Mani Sharma
Producer : Manyam Ramesh
Starring : Nitin, Bhavana, Ramya Krishna...
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Let us get this clear. We at 123telugu.com love masala movies. We love our baddie bashing hero whose entry draws whistles and hoots and who turns into a sentimental fool in front of his mom and becomes the mushiest guy on Planet Earth when the heroine is around. This is what was expected of Nitin's Hero, but the film is a complete letdown. Hero is a total zero in terms of content.

What is it about: Radhakrishna (Nitin) is the son of Police Commissioner Nagendra Naidu. His mother Sarala (Kovai Sarala) wants to make him a film hero while his father wants to make him a police officer. Meanwhile, the Home Minister of the state passes a GO that anyone with honesty can join the police force even if they have no other qualification. Nagendra Naidu tells his wife that all the qualities required by a mass hero will be taught to him in three months of police training and so they should send their son there so that he can come back with all the skills needed by a mass hero. In parallel, there is a thread about the murder of a sincere police official by Prem Kumar (Kota Srinivasa Rao) and how he is desperate to kill the witness to the murder. In the police academy, Radhakrishna meets Krishnaveni (Bhavana) and love blossoms between the two. The rest of the story is about how these characters come together.

What is Good: The taking of the film is very stylish. Also, the producer's effort in making such a lavish movie needs to be appreciated. How one wishes that he would have concentrated on content too. The performances of the lead pair are decent, but they are given so little to play around with.

What is bad:The director wastes too much time in the first half on silly pranks and comedy. Nitin speaks about 10 lines in the entire first half and probably 10 more in the second and not one of them have an impact. The heroine's character sways between being silly and being mushy. Nagababu, Kovai Sarala and Ramyakrishna are wasted. Kota is good as the baddie, but we have seen him enough number of times in these roles. Brahmanandam evokes a few laughs in the first half, only because it is him in the scenes and not because the writing is good or something like that. The director concentrated greatly on the presentation of the movie and succeeded in that aspect, but the illogical story and ill developed characters ruin the impact. Music is also a drag and though the songs are picturized very stylishly, nothing stays in mind after you have walked out.

Me Thinks: Two days, two avoidable movies. Nitin needs to be careful in the selection of his scripts if he is serious about his comeback. Stay away from this one, not worth the time or effort.

Tailpiece: Every time Nitin enters the scene, there is a group of guys and girls standing in choreographed poses behind him. And all the cadets nonchalantly drink and smoke in the campus, none of them get a haircut and the training officers are shown to be dummies and yet, at the end of the training all of them become sincere police officers. Almost insulting the intelligence of the audience.

- Chantabbai  
123Telugu.com Rating : 1.5/5

Legend:    5 - Flawless
                4 - Must Watch
                3 - One Time Watch
                2 - Wait for the DVD
                1 - Stay Away
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