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      Released Sep 21, 2012 Drama List
      50% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 29% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A Bollywood superstar struggles with the problems that fame brings her. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Perhaps the only movie which did not fall through as much, coming from Bhandarkar's hard-hitting stories previously.. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Watch HEROINE for Madhur's imposing direction, for Kareena's superlative performance, watch it also for its fearless, inspiring and enlightening storyline divulging the scandalous realities of the movie industry. Try not to miss it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I was expecting to see some gorgeous gowns and interesting makeup..I am a little deceived on that but..the story was interesting.I still prefer Fashion though.I love the title song.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Saw 'Heroine' coupla days back. Seems that somewhere Madhur Bhandarkar has repeated the same mistake that J P Dutta did with 'Umrao Jaan' sequel. One's directorial sensibility should stay separated from one's getting besotted with the 'muse'. Great directors, amazing heroines, tons of hard work ... still you don't get the 'great cinema' that you look forward to. However 'good cinema' is at least better than 'pathetic cinema'. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member WoW! Totally wasn't prepared for this movie! Thought I'd have it on in the background while I wrote my paper but it took over my evening. Arjun was great as always with his chill persona and good looks but Kareena's role overpowered the movie. It was a dark movie, but had you hooked unlike any other of its type like Dirty Picture or Fashion. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Didn't turn out as well as expected. A little disappointing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Kareena [Kapoor] is an actress who is not afraid to lay herself bare: not just in the expected body parts department, but below the skin. She needs a better film. Rated: 2/5 Mar 22, 2019 Full Review Anil Sinanan Time Out This is a one-note film that never manages to break free from the limitations imposed by its own clichd plot. Nevertheless, it's camp fun. Meow! Rated: 3/5 Oct 24, 2017 Full Review Rachel Saltz New York Times Pulpy but attenuated, "Heroine" tries to do too much: deliver an expos of the back-stabbing film business while also drawing a portrait of a woman caught in its vice. Rated: 2/5 Sep 24, 2012 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film A brief snapshot of a much bigger picture, this is an interesting film as far as it goes but, like its subject, not all that unusual. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 7, 2018 Full Review Sapna Samant Flicks (AU, NZ, UK) For all the publicity in the universe, Heroine is a waste of time. Rated: 1/5 Oct 31, 2017 Full Review Manjusha Radhakrishnan Gulf News (UAE) Weak links aside, it's a satisfying watch. Sep 5, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A Bollywood superstar struggles with the problems that fame brings her.
      Madhur Bhandarkar
      Madhur Bhandarkar, Niranjan Iyengar
      UTV Motion Pictures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 21, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)