Phata Poster Nikla Hero Movie Review

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Review
  • Film : Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
  • Producer : Ramesh Taurani, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
  • Director : Rajkumar Santoshi
  • Star Cast : Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Padmini Kolhapure...
  • Music Director : Pritam

Director Rajkumar Santoshi has given us another hilarious riot much like Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani. As long you don't try to make sense of anything and let the exceptional funny Shahid Kapoor let you become a child again, you're sure to come out of this one with a light step and a song on your lips. Forget all troubles for a while and laugh it out.

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Phata Poster Nikhla Hero review

Story :

Vishwas Rao, played by our actor cum comedian cum dancer Shahid Kapoor, is a upcoming (read wannabe) film star. In a twist of fate, his fake cop antics lead people to take him for a real cop, leading him into a tornado of adventures. Oh, he fights, and how he fights. The happy go lucky Vishwas ensures he beats up the goons with not a single scratch to protect his looks.

His mother, played by Padmini Kolhapure, wants him to be an honest, respected cop, leading the actor hopeful on a roller coaster imitation of Sallu, Akshay and Ajay Devgan in their Dabaang type of roles. Along the way he meets 'complaint Kajal' who eternally stands up for the female cause by pestering the cops for justice. The social worker, played by Ileana, is always lodging complaints with the reluctant police, and that's how she gets drawn into Vishwas' fake cop routine.

Trouble starts when the truth comes tumbling out. The mother and son have to sort out their misunderstandings and give us a happy ending.

Analysis :

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero

Shahid Kapoor and his tomfoolery makes you fall out of your seat laughing. Far from being over the top, his antics are the highlight of the movie, never failing to keep you in splits. He has a multitude of expressions to show and still manages to make you experience the same with him. If comedy is your thing, you would enjoy it to the core.

However, those who cannot make sense of spontaneous comedy will not find anything amusing. Even then, you may find yourself giving up unwillingly to a few chuckles. Dance choreography for Pahata Poster Nikhla Hero has been done beautifully, allowing Shahid maximum leverage to display his already appreciated skills further.

There are a lot of twists and turns as the fake cop takes his journey forward with mirth and amusement. Beyond the first half of the film, the director gives way to much emotion, making you feel lost for a bit. The tempo rises and then falls. Some of the fights too, though funny, are no comparison to the Rowdy Rathores and Singhams. Still, plenty of one liners keep you asking for more.

Performance :

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero-review

Shahid stole the show with his 'I'm too funny' characterization. What could have ended up as too much on the plate was handled decently by the actor, who shone throughout the movie. Ileana looks very beautiful in the songs and performed well in the few emotional scenes. Beyond that, however, she looks a little uncomfortable. The lead actors' chemistry was crammed into a couple of songs and we don't get to see anymore between them.

Padmini Kolhapure was lovely in her mother character. Salman Khan's cameo, poking fun at himself, is another bright spot of the film. As for the rest, the movie's dialogue writer should get more credit as they too steal the show along with the crazy Shahid Kapoor.

Final Word:Phata Poster Nihkla Hero makes for the perfect outing to the theaters to catch Shahid at his funniest. He certainly makes an endearing impression. For the comedy lovers, here is another one that lets you have a wonderful, ROFL worthy time.

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Releases on 20th Sep 2013