Heropanti 2 review: This film has no plot. It’s basically a series of set pieces featuring Tiger Shroff prancing, romancing, and dancing when he is not mowing down bunches of baddies.
Heropanti 2 movie cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tara Sutaria, Amrita Singh, Zakir Hussain
Heropanti 2 movie director: Ahmed Khan
Heropanti 2 movie rating: 1 star
The first ‘Heropanti’, which came out in 2014, was Tiger Shroff’s debut. The terribly tacky, dated plot notwithstanding, it was clear that a new star had emerged. With his athletic build, ripped abs and trippy moves, Tiger held out a youthful, millennial appeal that looked all set to travel much farther than his father, Jackie, ever had.
Eight years on, the sequel ‘Heropanti 2’ proves just how little mainstream Bollywood has shifted in terms of plot and treatment. Tiger’s Bablu is now a hacker and huckster extraordinaire, with a complicated backstory. And this time around, he has gone global, ranging from Yorkshire to Egypt, to China, to Varanasi. But not even the super-agile Tiger can leapfrog over a worn, moth-eaten storyline that involves one number loving mother (Amrita Singh), mandatory romantic interest, Inaya (Tara Sutaria), and the extremely evil Laila (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and his multi-national, multi-racial cohorts.
Actually, there really is no plot. It’s basically a series of set pieces featuring Bablu prancing, romancing, and dancing when he is not mowing down bunches of baddies. Even going by the low standards of leading ladies in such movies, Inaya touches a new low with the gutter language she is made to spout: how is it even admissible in a film meant to be family-friendly? Everything below the belt is up for grabs, and that’s meant to be funny.