Come 25th May and John Abraham starrer Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran and Harshvardhan Kapoor ‘s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero would be arriving along with each other. Both films are action dramas and are aiming for the youth.


Meanwhile there is an uncanny similarity between both the films, and that’s the manner in which the central protagonists are introduced in the respective promos.

Picture this:

John Abraham and Harshvardhan have this in common for Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran and Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
John Abraham & Harshvardhan Kapoor Have This In Common For Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran & Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

In Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran, John Abraham’s character is introduced with the line – “Hero wardi se nahi, iraade se bante hain”

On the other hand in Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, Harshvardhan Kapoor’s character is introduced with the line – “Hero paida nahi hota, banta hai”


As a matter of fact the core connotation of heroism too is pretty similar in both the lines.

While John is playing an army officer in his film, Harshvardhan is enacting the part of a vigilante. In Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran, the character played by John has a near impossible task to help facilitate the nuclear test despite being under the watchful eyes of America’s intelligence. Still, he leads from the front as a hero and takes it upon himself to work with his team to ensure a successful conclusion of this prestigious operation.

On the other hand Harshvardhan’s character of Bhavesh Joshi starts at the grass-root level as he rises from being a common man himself to emerge as a common man’s superhero. He addresses the menace of water stealing and in the process of fighting a lone battle, he ends up shaking up things right at the top. That only makes him as unlikely a superhero that one could ever imagine.

With both films up for release in just 10 days from now, one waits to see how does John’s hero act along with Harshvardhan’s superhero portrayal shakes up things at the Box Office.

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder




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