Critics Review


A message movie masquerading as a superhero flick

Post intermissionHero as a film is loaded with dialogues and action sequences. The innovativeness that we eagerly anticipated never comes to the forefront. It all happens too easily. A superhero suit is all that is needed to bring down a powerful villain who moves from being ahead of everything to being utterly clueless. Few melodramatic stretches are badly staged and border on being cringeworthy. (more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Fairly good vigilante film, middling superhero movie

As in Mugamoodi, you admire the fact the filmmaker has tried to make his superhero as desi as possible, but at the same time feel underwhelmed of this superhero because the things that he does (beating up the bad guys, driving a bike at high speed amidst traffic, giving the money back to the people, and speechifying) aren't any different from what our heroes routinely do on screen.(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Hero is a watchable Super-Hero drama with some inspiring moments.

Special mention to the director PS Mithran for showing the actual heroes and their inventions as a part of the end credits. Their inventions are extremely significant and will surely inspire you(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


An engaging entertainer for families!

Hero is a must watch for families this holiday season, which has a relevant message on the modern-day educational system.(more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


Sivakarthikeyan's film has interesting premise, but let down by execution

Hero had all the potential to become a proper superhero film sensible to Tamil cinema standards. But, the lumbering narrative (in a few portions), exaggerated scenes and illogical loopholes ruin the entire experience.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Less on fun quotient but a very ambitious attempt that needs to be lauded!

Hero is a maze that moviegoers will be happy to get lost in, an emotional roller coaster with twists so unsettling no choice exists but to hold on and go along for the ride!(more)

Source: Galatta Review Panel,


Sivakarthikeyan starrer is a superhero thriller with an emotional core

The film gets quite message-heavy towards the end and Sivakarthikeyan delivers an emotional speech on how parents should stop worrying about grades of their kids and instead focus on their dreams. The intention of the message is laudable but it needed to be told more effectively.(more)

Source: Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times


Sivakarthikeyan takes a detour from romantic comedies but film isn't thoroughly convincing

On the whole, Mithran has given a neat commercial entertainer, which also calls for a rethink of our educational policy.(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai,


A 'Shankar-style superhero film starring Sivakarthikeyan that ticks most boxes

There's an entire stretch over a students' rough notebooks that will surely become a point of discussion among audiences. If one were to go over director Mithran's notebook, there would probably be sketches of camera and lights and everything you would associate with a film set. And somewhere in that book would also be stills from director Shankar's earlier works.(more)



Source: PRasanth, Prashanth


Sivakarthikeyan's Superhero Saga Needed More Punch, But It's Still A Solid Outing

The film is surprisingly understated. It steers clear of massy "hero" moments, and there's a lot of clear, clean thinking in the writing(more)



Sivakarthikeyan's superpower is he's super preachy

Hero, however, plays out like a collection of "Ultimate Quotable Quotes." The in-your-face approach by the director lacks the maturity and nuance of a seasoned filmmaker.(more)

Source: Karthik Kumar, Indian Express