Hero: The Superstar

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Hero: The Superstar
Hero The Superstar.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Badiul Alam Khokon
Produced by Shakib Khan
Written by Kashem Ali Dulal
Based on Rebel by Raghava Lawrence
Naayak by V. V. Vinayak
Starring
Music by
  • Ali Akram Shuvo
  • Arfin Rumi
  • Showkat Ali Emon
Production
company
Distributed by Tiger Media Limited
Release date
  • 29 July 2014 (2014-07-29)
Running time
160 minutes
Country Bangladesh
Language Bengali

Hero: The Superstar is a Dhallywood action comedy film directed by Badiul Alam Khokon. The film stars Shakib Khan in a dual role along with Apu Biswas and Bobby as the female lead, [1] while Amit Hasan, Shiba Shanu, Misha Sawdagor, Nuton and Uzzal play supporting roles. The film is loosely inspired by two Telugu films: Rebel and Naayak . The film marks the debut of Shakib Khan as a producer. [2] [3] Hero: The Superstar released on Eid-ul-Fitr of 29 July 2014 in 120 screens which was the widest release for any Bangladeshi film. [4] [ failed verification ]

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Plot

Hira (Shakib Khan) is a software engineer by profession and very candid at heart. He is smitten by Priya (Apu Biswas) and he falls in love with her. Salma Khan (Nothun), Priya's sister and a local rowdy, comes to learn about Hira, and wishes to kill him.

Salma Khan puts her men on Hira's trail and arrives at a place where they plan to kill him, but things don't go as planned. Salma Khan witnesses the killing of a senior police official by Hira, only to return home in complete shock and fear. Puzzled at the sight of the murder, Salma Khan sends her entourage to investigate about Hira.

Meanwhile, a CID officer (Shiba Shanu) comes barging into Salma Khan's residence and takes her into custody, where she is told that Hira is wanted for the murder of several rowdies much to the astonishment of everybody. Who is Hira and what prompted him to kill? This forms the rest of the story.

Cast

Zoardar/David

Critical response

Abdullah Al Amin (Rubel) of The Daily Star gave the film two stars out of five. He described the plot lines as "tried and true" and, despite being trite, praised the strong script and story. He wrote that "Shakib Khan has done yet another great job" and complimented Sawdagor's performance as the villain. He criticized the costumes and makeup. [5]

Music

Hero: The Superstar
Soundtrack album by
Ali Akram Shuvo
Arfin Rumi
Showkat Ali Emon
ReleasedJuly 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)
Recorded2014
Genre Film soundtrack
Language Bengali
Label Tiger Media
Producer Shakib Khan

The soundtrack of Hero: The Superstar composed by Ali Akram Shuvo, Arfin Rumi and Showkat Ali Emon with the lyrics penned by Sudip Kumar Dip & Kobir Bokul. The soundtrack features 5 tracks overall. [6]

Hero: The Superstar Album: Track listing
No.TitleMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Hero The Super Star"Ali Akram Shuvo S I Tutul & Pulok4:18
2."Jekhne Jabe Amake Pabe"Arfin RumeyArfin Rumey & Naumi5:02
3."Dhake Tor Mayibe Hasy"Ali Akram ShuvoAsif & Mimi3:54
4."I Love You Hero (This song copied from Telugu song Top Lechipoddi from movie Iddarammayilatho)"Ali Akram ShuvoPolash, Tanjna Ruma and Moon3:57
5."Tor Sate Badeci Mon"Showkat Ali EmonRupom & Ruma4:32
Total length:21:43

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