WITH Tiger Shroff’s quintessential aerial kicks, high octane action and AR Rahman’s music setting the tone, Heropanti 2 had the potential to become a super-hit. The movie marks Tiger’s third collaboration with director Ahmed Khan on a mega budget action thriller, but the two fail to deliver a decent plot and an engaging storyline with this one.
The storyline, to say the least, is predictable. Tiger Shroff is back as Babbloo, only this time, he is a to-shot hacker. Babbloo finds himself in the midst of a hardcore digital crime syndicate led by magician crook Laila, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. We are also introduced to an over the top Punjabi mother, Amrita Singh and a quintessential love interest, Tara Sutaria.
Nawaz as the crooked man aims to acquire every Indian’s digital data and rob them of money.Tiger, the one-man army comes to humanity’s rescue, trying to save the world from cyber crime forms.
There isn’t much going on in the film apart from intense action scenes, unfitting dance sequences that emerge out of nowhere and of course, Tiger’s one liners. Like Tiger and Ahmed Khan’s previous collaborations like Baaghi 2 and Baaghi 3, this time too, the story takes a back seat.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is the writer?? of the film, who stretched it too far with a runtime of nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes. With several unnecessary scenes and gaps in the plot, the movie could have been easily toned down by an hour.
Coming to the performances, Tiger is doing what he is best at. Action. And a lot of it. He is effortless with his high-flying action but is monotonous with his expressions and the characters he plays. This time around, even the action scenes aren’t very well choreographed and just show Tiger hopping off from one place to another.
Tara Sutaria’s Inaaya is all things pretty and looks beautiful in every frame she appears. But her character has no arc. She is just loud, outspoken and lacks depth. .
Nawaz’s Leila is the only character you’ll actually enjoy walking. He nails it with the way he walks, behaves and talks as Leila, completely devoured in the character. And for a change, his one-liners might actually tickle a bone or two along the way.
AR Rahman comes on board as the composer for the film, and as hard it is to believe, fails to deliver even a single song worth adding to your playlist.
What could have been a successful transition from an all desi setting to a global classy arena seems to be a missed opportunity with Heropanti 2.
Heropanti 2 is now streaming in theaters.