Phata Poster Nikhla Hero - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Pretty much what you'd expect - silly and more silly which is funny occasionally, story that has no idea when to stop, and so on.

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35 reviewers have given Phata Poster Nikhla Hero an average rating of 1.8/5.0 (?)

2 yays
12 nays
21 so-so

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So-So by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...At least we are ensured that the slender pretext for laughter is bolstered by hefty actors.... full review

So-So by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...if you loved watching AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI a lot, then you are sure going to enjoy PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO too as a one-time watch, particularly for all its entertaining funny moments in the first half. So just keep that yardstick in mind and make your own decision for the coming weekend.... full review

So-So by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is not a film that can be highly recommended but it not unwatchable either... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO is an entertainer all the way. ... full review

So-So by Rashma Shetty Bali , Bollywood Life ...we are not thrilled with it and you may not be either. Our suggestion: treat this one like a Govinda film – a no-brainer – and have fun.... full review

So-So by Siddhi Palande, BookmyShow ...Very predictable, the film is a concoction of all the films by Santoshi... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Regular film watchers would be able to tell which plot point comes from which old film; maybe today’s college kid audience would find it all novel and funny. But a “Maaaa” song? Nah! That time is definitely past. ... full review

So-So by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...Phata Poster...' is a filmy falooda, a parody of Bollywood films that draws most of its comic energy from Bollywood clichés — actors, themes, scenes and plot-lines. Till it’s laughing at itself, it’s funny. When it starts taking itself seriously is when the fun stops.... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ... Shahid Kapoor acts well in a film that couldn't decide if it's a comedy or drama. The high points are the filmy references but Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is is brought down due to its over-the-top treatment. Strictly a one time watch. ... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...If you are a fan of Andaz Apna Apna, you might want to catch it. You will find enough references to the film to remind you of the old film and have a few extra laughs.... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The highlight of the first half of PPNH is the chemistry between Shahid and Ileana D’Cruz. Here you have two good-looking actors complimenting each other perfectly.... full review

Thumbs down by Simantini Dey, FirstPost ...Phata Poster is meant to be a comedy, it isn’t funny. If it is an action film, then it’s so last decade. What it definitely is, is a disappointment.... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...There’s even a few clean laughs to be had here. So, in comparison, is a better film by Half!... full review

So-So by Neha Mathur, fullhyd.com ...Go watch it if you don't mind a middling comedy, and more importantly, if you are starved of "wholesome" family entertainers that caters to the whole spectrum, from grandparents to the little ones. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Send to Friend PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO is a one man show... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Phata Poster Nikhla Hero'loses steam at the halfway mark... full review

Thumbs down by IANS, In.com ...Rajkumar Santoshi do when he gets together with a talented star-actor like Shahid Kapoor. But what to do? Everyone wants a good laugh! It makes us forget about the troubles outside. Never mind the trouble that humour seems to encounter on screen each time someone makes a comedy. ... full review

So-So by Saurabh Dwivedi, india today ... All in all, Shahid's attempt at comedy turned out to be successful.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Shahid Kapoor tries to do everything he can in the film... full review

So-So Indicine ...The funny dialogues and gags The funny first half Shahid Kapoor as Vishwas Rao The music by Pritam... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ... I won’t call it a must watch since the film becomes a drab post-interval with its dwindling laughter and story going haywire but nevertheless you can give this one a shot. It won’t be entirely regrettable!... full review

So-So by Nandini Ramnath , Live Mint ...This slapstick comedy proves Shahid Kapoor can’t be written off easily... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Rajkumar Santoshi’s latest offering can be defined as a ‘timepass masala’, though the second half could have been funnier... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...overall basis this movie is like a phata dhol which managed to create loud noise initially but later fails to even create a squeak... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, Mumbai Mirror ...The best scene of the film is the one which involves Salman Khan. Khan plays himself and actually plays himself, thus giving this film a delightful interlude.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Essentially a gimmicky two-star film that entertains in bits, a half star extra for Salman Khan's epic, self-deprecating cameo... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Phata Poster Nikhla Hero has funny elements but very few and far in between. The rest of the film is plain head-breaking bore... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, Passion for Cinema ...Stay away from this film if you value your time and money.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ... Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is a period film; set in the 1980s, where Shahid Kapoor plays a role that Dharmendra could've shot in his sleep.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Phata Poster Nikla Hero is just about watchable for the few funny moments and an interesting first half. ... full review

Thumbs down by K.N. Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' does not have much of a plot or a story. Acting is okay. The movie can be missed!... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Shahid carries it halfway but the film runs out of jokes. ... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ... You may not like this film if you don't have a taste for silly humour & mindless gags! ... full review

Thumbs down by Mr. Care, Upper Stall ...I think Raj Kumar Santoshi does not need to remind people of what he's done every time he makes a film like this. We may not see another Andaz Apna Apna from him, but we could see something totally different, and given his past achievements, that may be worth looking forward to. ... full review

So-So by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...If you want to take your kids for a movie, then ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ is definitely a good choice this weekend. And even otherwise if you still want to watch the film, do not go with great expectations.... full review