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Aa Gaya Hero movie review: Why did Govinda do this snoozefest?

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 20-03-2017

Aa Gaya Hero

Cast: Govinda

Director: Dipankar Senapati

Rating: 0/5

Govinda is back to being a hero in a film that is titled Aa Gaya Hero, and that’s not funny. But it’s so bad that it’s actually good.

As Inspector Ravindra Verma, Govinda (still stuck in the ‘90s) is after a terrorist, who cross-dresses and calls himself ‘a nature’. His weird, wolf-like laugh is the only clue to identify him, and Verma hopes to hear that laugh once again.

Govinda also intends to jump off cliffs, dance his heart out and deliver dialogues like: “Naam puchhne se pehle diaper toh pehan le. Saaf kya tera baap karega?”

Besides, baddies also get a chance to introduce themselves! One of them named Vikash Bhairav, who is the brother of Bhujang Bhairav, says to a college girl: “Maine tujhe pyaar kiya aur tune mujhe dhokha diya. Ab toh tera rape karna padega.”

Remember Mukesh Rishi in Gunda? “Behan tu marr gayi. Lambu Aata ne tujhe lamba kar diya.”

Not only Govinda, but everyone, including Ashutosh Rana, Makarand Deshpande and Surendra Pal, are on a different tangent here. Consider this scene: Govinda, a cop, is walking with a blind woman when rowdies tease them, calling them “Andha Kanoon.”

But Govinda is not the one to take jibes lying down, and retorts: “Wakalat ki keel kanoon ke hathaure ko mat dikhaiye warna aisi jagah maarunga ki tasreef ko kursi nahi milegi.”

In another scene, villains circle the same visually-challenged woman and say, “Tu toh ye bhi nahi keh sakti ki main tujhe dekh lungi.”

Fatigue is visible on Govinda’s face, still he dances on ‘Sadde naal ban jaata hai loser bhi achiever, sadda toh hai lohe da liver.’

Tacky visual effects seem straight out of 90s television show Shaktimaan sans Mukesh Khanna’s charm. Probably budget was an issue, so every time a bad guy falls on the walls, the whole frame shakes.

Govinda’s old friends such as Chandrachur Singh and Harish return after long, and contribute their share of hamming.

It’s really hard to understand why Govinda was so desperate to do this film. It feels bad to rate two films zero in the same week (Abbas-Mustan’s Machine), but then you’re left with no option when you see even the hall attendants yawning.

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