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Phas Gaye Re Obama is witty, crass slapstick, satirical and repetitive in turns. Every goon in town and the politician too is chasing an American dream -that of kidnapping an American based desi for some quick ransom money. Let your imagination go berserk around this situation, Phans Gaye Re Obama offers that and more - in terms of laughs, "eeeews", and plain and simple "blehs".Read more
Phas Gaye Re Obama absolutely delivers on the sarcastic wit that the title implies. Satire runs in every dialogue and situation of the film. Unfortunately though, alongside the smart quips is also the oh-so-unnecessary slapstick. What could have been a classy comedy becomes yet another toilet-humor fest.
It is brilliant, however, that despite going the crude route every once in a while, the story doesn't shift focus from its basic plot. A slapstic comedy with focus - now isn't that a relief. In fact, there is a point in the latter half where I'm wondering how is Shastri (Rajat Kapoor) going to get out of this? I love it when the writer or director makes me think on his behalf. He has me hooked, irrespective of whether or not I'm enjoying his film.
Of course, a film like this wouldn't achieve half of what it aims to if the actors aren't capable of getting their timing right. Here, Sanjay Mishra, and the actor who plays Anni (Manu Rishi?) are just brilliant. Who would've thought that a movie would stand tall on their shoulders? That too, with Rajat Kapoor and Neha Dhupia around, in terms of "star-value". Both of them have forced dialogue delivery and Neha Dhupia's character is too stylized. Also, the feminism her character portrays is tasteless.
Yet, a person who enjoys slapstick is certainly going to enjoy Phas Gaye Re Obama much more than I did. So, a light, Sunday afternoon watch it is.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Handled deftly by Subhash Kapoor, an extremely talented director, the film has several sequences that stay in your memory much after the film has concluded.... full review
Thumbs up, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ...It's hard not to laugh your guts out when a local teacher of an English speaking coaching class converses with his students in appalling English... full review
Thumbs up, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...star of the film is Manu Rishi, who brings just the perfect degree of naïvete to his role of a gangster’s moderately-educated sidekick yearning for a better life. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Subhash Kapoor’s film is a deft compilation of the sort of characters we wish there were more of in Hindi cinema: good guys and bad guys with the kind of smarts that keep us engaged.... full review
Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...From the Big Apple to the backwaters of small town India, this comedy of errors lives and breathes fire through its colourful characters and its witty screenplay. ... full review
So-So, by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha : ...Phas Gaye Re Obama proves some very old perceptions wrong. Firstly, that star power is imperative to keep a movie going and secondly, that gags have to be hard hitting to make us laugh.... full review
So-So, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...In spite of the comparisons and it's premise, this is not an out and out farce like Tere Bin Laden, and is in fact a more mature treatment of the material at hand. ... full review
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Vjuneesh: for phans gaye re obama MessEnd gives a rating of 3.5 . Instead of analyzing he told whole story.
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thtsarjun: Phas Gaye Re Obama is unpredictable and surprisingly relevant, even if the film’s title is a bit of a stretch.4/5!!
thesaurabh: Phas Gaye Re Obama: Laugh Riot. That's how the cinema should be. Highly recommended!
sushmitsarkar: Phas gaya Obama! Fantastic film. What a beautiful, funny, tight, witty script. And I'm in love with manu rishi
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srinivasanravi: Phas Gaye re Obama will become another word of mouth winner like Tere Bin Laden. What a funny film! To think I wasted same amt on Golmaal3!
smitaindelhi: Phas gaye Obama is a lughter riot.Well scripted movie wth impressive performances.Low budget movies hv much better plots than magnum opuses
singh9993: 'Phas gaye re obama' the most intelligent comedy after bheja fry.
ShreyanshS: Phas Gaye re Obama - proves that all u need to make a "GOOD" film ( not a HIT film, mind u) is a good story
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Sharatkatariya: Phas Gaye Re Obama. Super duper hit!!
shakirjamali: Phas gaye re obama is good watch. Story line is more or less same but presented very well. I enjoyed 1:50 Hr
Sethumadhavan: Phas Gaye Re Obama- clean fun and the entire star cast ( especially Manu Rishi & Sanjay Mishra ) contributes to the melee.Go for it!!!
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ronitroy: Phas gaye re Obama : good fun
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razabpn: From julie to phas gaye obama. from desperation to wiseness. Neha dhupia is standing out. Must see movie.
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ranjanchhabra: 4 stars to phas gaye re obama
randomrobin: Phas Gaye Re Obama, is an excellent comedy, a must see!
rakeshandania: saw 'Phas gaye re Obama' -great idea wrapped perfectly in situational comedy ....no mindless gags like other films. Congrats Subhash.
rajeevbisht: saw phas gaye re obama. Worth it man. Good show. Just loved it.
rahulswami: Phas Gaye Re Obama!!!!!... OMG !!!! What a movie........ FANTASTIC :)
rahulghadia: Phas gaye re obama... *****
pranshujoshi: Loved "Phas gaye re Obama" yet another low budget super entertainer. Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor and Manu Rishi were fantastic.
PMakhijani: Enjoyed movie "Phas Gaye re Obama"
PirateOfPersia: Phas Gaya Obama...an intelligent comedy about the effects of recession..A lot better than many mainstream Hindi movies...Must Watch...
pikdflik: Review of Phas Gaye Re Obama (Just finished seeing the movie): Delightful ticklish humour not to be missed. A Sweet movie. My ratings 4 on 5
phanikiran: Phas Gaye Re Obama is a nice comedy... Must Watch.
Pavan_Soni: PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA- Truly a smart comedy. Must watch
pankajbatra: Just watched Phas Gaye Re Obama. Brilliant stuff and superb performance by Manu Rishi and Sanjay Mishra Must watch!
optimist_pooz: "Phas gaye re Obama" was EXCELLENT, a MUST WATCH!!!
oopsalion: Movie Review: Phas Gaye re Obama - It is hilarious, much better than the few latest flicks, a whole heartidly handsome entertainer !
oodii: Whatte #Sunday! Watched "Phas gaye Obama" & "Allah Ke Bande". Two very different yet brilliant #movies #ILoveNewAgeBollywood
onansaha: "Phas Gaye Re Obama" Loved the movie
NishantSKumar: Yes We Can :) Phas Gaye Re Obama is awesome :)
nash_moviefreak: Phas Gaye Obama: Great weekend movie, much better than big budget,silly joke movies..like Bin Laden..some good performances,shud watch..7/10
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Meenajain83: Saw phas gaye re obama yesterday... a must watch.. I think sarcastic humour sells.
mayurporwal: Phas Gaye Re Obama ***1/2[3.5/5] Amreeka se Gire aur UP mein Atke. Dont miss this refreshing film 4 some funny, hearty & crackling dialogues
MayankBhardwaj9: Phas Gaye Re Obama is awesome. Perhaps the best slapstick comedy of 2010.
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manan_vora: Mad funny movie this Phas Gaya Obama. Super stuff. Interval now
malani1990: Phas Gaye Re Obama: A small budget film with ribtickling comedy
Mahol: "Phas gaye re obama" Completely Original and Engaging Movie. This Rajat Kapoor has never ever disappointed me. Had a nice time :) #fb
Madhav_Gupta: Phas Gaye Re Obama is brilliant! May the sun forever shine on Independent filmmakers! Bheja Fry, Peepli Live, Tere Bin Laaden and now this!
ladasingh: And now a shoutout to a film that's good cinema. Support Phas Gaye Re Obama. Highly recommended.
kshitijb: Saw "Phas Gaye re Obama"....Hilarious :D :D ! Wish such movies were more frequent than the regular "Break ke baad" type of movies..
krazykrackpot: Phans gaye re Obama is a better watch than most of the "super hyped" movies - full paisa wasool
kotharipankaj: Phas gaye re Obama is good watch .. small budget movie with big laughs .. 3.5 out of 5 is my rating and don't miss it ..
kaveerr: 'Phas Gaye Re Obama' ....coool ....... worth a watch
kartikeyarathi: Someone wants a hearty laugh b4 no prob then check out Phas gaya obama but pl don't contemplate for the role of Chulbul panday ;) total tp
karan__jain: Just watched "Phas Gaye Re Obama" Bloody Hilarious !!!...Tweeps..this is one film NOT to miss !!!
I_Sharat: Phas Gaye Obama is a lovely movie.. Dont miss it!!
I_Sharat: Indeed!! RT @meerasapra Phas Gaye Re Obama is excellent satire. Must watch.
indianclown: Watched the "Phas Gaye Re Obama" last night... It was Hilarious... ★★★★
iamskdas: phas gaya obama is a superb film with promising starcast.
guptabn: Watch Phans Gaye Re Obama, witty and sarcastic.
gulpanag: Phas Gaye re Obama was a laugh riot. Entertaining and fun. A good comedy. Is a definite must watch IMO.
girishmallya: So Phas Gaye re Obama is by far the best movie of the week, do try n catch it next week if you can. Great casting n acting, incl Neha dhupia
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ForceDarthVader: Phas Gaye re Obama is a hit!!! #Bwood
Fattiemama: Watch Phas Gaye re Obama like NOW! And let it wash away the memories of the existence of a certain Khele Hum...
DVipz: Phas Gaye Re Obama... hahaha FUN movie... "re badii kutti chiz haii yeh F.B.I... BOOS... BUSH... BOOS... " :P :P :P hahahhaa rofl...
drmunir82: Phas Gaye Re Obama -Its hard to predict if it will make it up on charts but the Movies is fun to watch, I enjoyed the Comedy.Luved Munni Mam
dkh9: Phas Gaye Re Obama is 1 of those small films tht have zeroface value bt provide crackling entertainment if you're brave enough to venturein
dislecsic: Must watch Phas gaye re Obama. With subtitles, ofcourse.
Disha2510: Phas gaye re Obama...nice movie..too good..
dhruvis: So, finally, watched Phas Gaye Re Obama. Quite entertaining. The cast and crew have done a good job.
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braj123: just watched phas gaye re obama...fun smart and interestin.!!!
BitterWords: loved the satire and the wittiness in phas gaye re obama!
bijupavithran: saw phas gaye re obama. Really funny. Unlike slap stick comedy.
bhawikab: Phas Gaye Re Obama is a fun movie. Do watch it.
Bhavuk7: Phas gaye re obama had what is most required in a movie,brilliant writing.Manu rishi rocked,@mrrajatkapoor,always a treat to watch.
bhaskarchat: Phas Gaye Re Obama !! These Bollywood folks are incredible :)-
bharat_k: Watched Phas gaye re Obama.Good sattire.
BeingAsif_Nazar: PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA-i loved this movie...truely hillarious...
baxishweta: Watched Phas Gaye Re Obama last night. Awesome slapstick comedy. Must watch. Mast watch.
azhikodan: ' Phas Gaye Re Obama ' ....coool ....... worth a watch !! Hilarious... ★★★ Don’t miss it
Ayush_A: loved loved loved phans gaye re obama
ays7: Phas Gaye Re Obama is hilarious....really liked it
atulsingh001: Watched "Phas Gaye Re Obama " , mast time pass.. :)
arvindsaraswat: Phas Gaye Re Obama: nice movie.
arbaazSkhan: Kudos to writer-director Subhash Kapoor for making a smart , funny and highly watchable film. " Phas gaye obama" is a paisa vasool film !!!
arbaazSkhan: Just saw a very interesting film called " PHAS GAYE OBAMA " Its a humorous take on a very serious topic of abduction. Fun watch. Enjoyed
aquarius_vishal: "Phas Gaye Re Obama" - nice watch!
anwarshadab: phans gaye re obama... a nice comic flick... small movies (low $) have always surpassed audience's expectations... watch it...
anu_20890: Phas Gaye Re Obama is brilliant! May the sun forever shine on Independent filmmakers! Bheja Fry, Peepli Live, Tere Bin Laaden and now this!
anuphshah: "Phas gaye re Obama" Smart Comedy. Nice act, direction. Watch it once. 3.5/5
anujalankar: phas gaye re obama is hillarious in terms of d plot, dialogues nd arched characters...mst watch!!
anu91178: Just saw "Phas Gaya Obama". Highly recommended.One of the best films of this year
ankyae50: i jus watched phas gaye re obama..... awesome muvi.... YES WE CAN!!!!
ankurudesai: Sanjay Mishra in Phas Gaye Re Obama and @jaidesai made it an awesome ngt... Still can't stop laughing.
ankurtewari: Phans Gaye Re Obama. Must Watch. Munni is smoking Hot.
ankit_fadia: Phas Gaye Re Obama is quite funny. #LOL
aniltyagi11: "phas gaye obama" is a must watch film!
Akshay_kumar2z3: Watched the "Phas Gaye Re Obama" last night... It was Hilarious... ★★★★
ADTSinghSharma: Phas Gaye Re Obama .. Super film !!
adel: Watched two beautifully crafted movies - 'Udaan' & 'Phas Gaye Re Obama' - this weekend. Wish there were more of this kind
abi89mishra: PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA what a movie yar super comedy
ABHIandNOW: Phans gaye re Obama, awesome movie !!!!
aanteladda: Phas gaye obama: Not a waste of time. Laughs. Language (NSFK). Short. See with friends.
numbsku11: ah, watched Phas Gaye Re Obama. story is ok, acting by all superb. but first half dialogues are AWESOME.
mastidea: came from Phas gaya obama .. a well made movie, 3/5 from me .. But best movie of year is @khjjs , a must watch ..
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Every goon in town and the politician too is chasing an American dream -that of kidnapping an American based desi for some quick ransom money.