A remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1983 film, “Hero 2015” marks the debut of two star kids Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi and Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty. Although, the movie is based on the original Bollywood film with the same name “Hero”, the writers have contemporized the original script keeping today’s taste in mind.
Here we share some of the interesting elements from the remake:
The Star Cast of Hero 2015
Sooraj Pancholi as Sooraj
Sooraj is the leading man in the remake where he will essay the same role as that of Jackie Shroff in the original film. While, the movie changed Jackie Shroff’s life forever, we need to see how it will affect Sooraj’s career. Unfortunately, before Sooraj could garner attention from this film, he gained all the unwanted media attention in the Jia Khan murder case.
Athiya Shetty as Radha
A young Meenakshi Sheshadri wanted to quit acting after her debut film Painter Babu (1981) flopped at the box office. However, director Subhash Ghai motivated her and casted her as his leading lady in Hero. As Radha, Meenakshi Sheshadri became an overnight star. To create the same magic, the makers of the film have roped in Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty. Coincidence here is, Meenakshi too was 19 years old and Athiya too is of the same age now.
Tigmanshu Dhulia as Shrikanth Mathur
Tigmanshu will try to recreate the same magic as that of Shammi Kapoor in the remake. Yes, he is playing Radha’s father Shrikanth Mathur. In the film Hero 2015, he is also singing a song in a wedding sequence. Earlier Vinod Khanna was considered for this role.
The film also stars Aditya Pancholi, Sooraj’s father in a pivotal role.
The Story as per the original version
The leading hero (Sooraj Pancholi) is a best man of a popular goon who is arrested by the police. The goon asks the hero to warn the Chief of Police Shrikanth Mathur (Tigmanshu Dhulia). Sooraj not only warns Mathur, but also kidnaps his daughter Radha (Athiya Shetty). The heroine falls for the hero who himself is a goon. However, he hides this fact, and the two fall in love.
She then realizes the reality and asks him to surrender. He surrenders after which he is imprisoned for 2 years, and returns as an improved man. However, Radha’s family disapproves him. Meanwhile, Radha is forced to marry another man Jimmy. This man initially appears good but later people realize that he is a smuggler. On the other hand, the villain returns from jail and kidnaps the Mathur family. However, the hero rescues them all, giving us a happy ending.
Here’s the trailer of the Film – Hero 2015
Written and Directed by Nikhil Advani
The basic story will remain the same, however the script has been contemporized as per today’s taste. It has been co-written by Nikhil Advani and Umesh Bisht. Nikhil is also the director of the film. He has directed Kal Ho Naa Ho and Patiala House in the past.
The Producer – Salman Khan
Salman Khan got the rights of the film from Subhash Ghai two years ago. He is the producer of the film. This is Salman Khan’s third film as a producer after Dr. Cabbie (released in Canada) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Salman might even sing a song in the film.
The Soundtrack – Will It Create the Same Magic?
The original film’s music was phenomenal, then whether it was the flute instrumental, the song Ding Dong or the romantic number – Tu Mera Hero Hai, it is still fresh in our minds. There are 5 songs in the album and we just hope the music by Aman Mallik and Meet Bros Anjjan hits the right chord when we hear it.
The film Hero 2015 is expected to release on September 11.