Release date29 July 2014 (2014-07-29) Based onRebel by Raghava Lawrence
Naayak by V. V. Vinayak WriterKashem Ali Dulal (script), Lawrence Raghavendra (story), Vinayak V.V. (story)
Hero: The Superstar is a Dhallywood film directed by Bodiul Alam Khokon. The film stars Shakib Khan in a dual role, with Apu Biswas and Bobby in the female lead, while Amit Hasan, Shiba Shanu, Misha Sawdagor, Nothun and Uzzol 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. Hero: The Superstar released on Eid al-Fitr of 29 July 2014 in 120 screens which was the widest release for any Bangladeshi film.
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.
Shakib Khan as Hero/Hira
Apu Biswas as Priya
Eamin Haque Bobby as Bobby
Amit Hasan as Billa/Dollar
Uzzol as Hero's Father
Misha Sawdagor as Jafor Zoardar/David
Nothun as Salma Khan
Shiba Shanu as CID Officer
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.
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.