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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.Read more
How long can we let the craziness of Andaz Apna Apna make us look forward to the next Rajkumar Santoshi film? Sure, I also liked Damini, but since then his films have been very inconsistent. You don't like some, you like some, and at least I, didn't love any.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero for sure, looks like it is not going to be the next Santoshi film I love either. Shahid Kapoor is decidedly over-acting. The concept doesn't seem to hold much water. I guess a few good lines here and there is the most we can expect.
I had loved a couple of songs from Rajkumar Santoshi's last film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani, but Phata Poster Nikla Hero doesn't give that respite either. All I can say is at least it looks like a reasonably clean film.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Films like Phata Poster Nikla Hero make me wonder about the larger purpose. What drove the makers to make this film? So, here we have the theme of a wannabe actor landing himself in situations which force him to become a real life hero. Squeezed in you have a mother's aspirations for her son. All of this is made out to be silly, just in case you take any of this seriously. But, then the laughs drain out because of repetitions and/or labored explanations. The story knows not where to stop and you are running around in circles much like the characters in supposedly comic climax fight sequence.
Andaz Apna Apna had an elaborate and absolutely hilarious last fight sequence - purely because it was silly beyond comprehension. Phata Poster Nikla Hero seemed to be gearing up to something similar. Unfortunately, it wasn't even close. Also, the sensibilities have changed since the 90s too. Which pretty much can be said of all of Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
From the texture of the film to characters like the righteous mother - the film has a very dated feel about it. As if the makers were relishing nostalgia, rather than make a fresh film. The only thing fresh about the film is Shahid Kapoor's performance. Yes, the role and the film's genre require him to be loud and so he is. Yet, there is a certain composure about his performance within the context of his character. He over-acts and yet there is some constraint to not get annoying.
Ileana D'Cruz on the other hand irritates soon enough, especially at places where she is required to pause between words for effect. The timing is all wrong. Though its cute to see Padmini Kolhapure back, her performance is as theatrical as it ever was. Darshan Jariwala, Zakir Hussain, Sudhir Mishra all go about their dos like they would in any third film that they do.
I must say though, there are times when you can't help but laugh at the silliness on screen. Much like Andaz Apna Apna - despite the annoying self-referencing jokes strewn across the film. But, of course, these times are few and far between. Less often than the completely out-of-context songs that are picturised in a completely different tone to make the misfit even worse.
In general, I find silly comedy cumboresome. Even Andaz Apna Apna, arguably the silliest of them all took its time to grow on me. At least, it went all out there. Phata Poster Nikla Hero seems like the writers lost steam within 30 minutes of run-time. How are we supposed to hold up for another two hours?
- meeta, a part of the audience
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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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Shahid_Loverz: #PPNH Review (4/5) ~ A must watch for the whole family & u will continue laughing long after the movie is over. ~ http://bollywoodfunda.com/phata-poster-nikhla-hero-movie-review.html
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kr_satyam: watched फटा पोस्टर निकला हीरो ।। enjoyed it ,clean comedy . Shahid kapoors movie all the way. http://media1.santabanta.com/full1/Bollywood%20Movies/Phata%20Poster%20Nikla%20Hero/phata-poster-nikla-hero-0a.jpg
KristiSaikia: Watched my babyz movie PHATA POSTER NIKLA HERO and....... it was just awe-some fully paisa vasool entertainer... https://www.facebook.com/kristi.saikia.395/posts/1447089592182843
Komal_J20: SHAHID, Ileana and the complete team was very entertaining. Phata Poster Nikla Hero rocks
Kohliholic17: I wish Phata Poster Nikla Hero becomes a huge hit :D @shahidkapoor All the Best :) ♥♥
kathyfgibson: I've never been so happy to have my assumptions about a movie be proved wrong. "Phata Poster Nikla Hero" is really, really funny.
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i_rohittweeting: PHATA POSTER NIKLA HERO is a hardcore comedy entertainer. shahid s back with bang
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ItsRichaPicha: Love Love LOVED ♥@shahidkapoor in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero. Move over Khans, this guys got it all - looks, dancing, action, comic relief!
im_achal: The critics who r giving 2*, 2.5* to phata poster nikla hero should quit their job...its actualy a well made movie #PPNH @shahidkapoor
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iamjignesh7: Phata Poster Nikla Hero & The Lunch Box Both Are Awesome Movie Must Watch.
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HARNOOR_MANESH: phata poster nikla hero-perfect masala movie ..well come back shahid..
Gautis_Princess: 4 stars to Phata Poster Nikla Hero !! Comedy, Action, Herogiri n all... bole toh Fullon entertainment #PPNH @shahidkapoor ★★★★
fundoofun: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is a clean family entertainer http://www.fundoofun.com/bollywood/phata-poster-nikhla-hero-is-a-clean-family-entertainer-film-reviews/1519
fizzafarooq: Watchin phata poster nikla hero i am jst lovin it @shahidkapoor truly did a fantabulous job love the dialogue "aye pyaz ke chilkon" #amazing
dikshapabbi: Watched PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO.... Lovely acting VISHWAS RAO. Also Kajaal lovely acting...... SHAHID tusi cha gaye hooo
Decent_Boy90: Phata Poster Nikla Hero... :D
danyaa164: Reallllly in love with Phata Poster Nikhla Hero! Loads to laugh and amazing entertainment by @shahidkapoor, dude, youuu killed it!
C_surabhi: 15 mins to the show....Phata Poster Nikhla Hero for 2nd time @shahidkapoor I am more excited now as I know what u r doing next ;)
chiragkalra38: Grand masti was entertaining so as phata poster nikla hero It's comedy movies time watch and enjoy
CharanKaur24: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero! What to say? An outstanding movie!
BekramBekram: phata poster nikla hero was awesom.i liked it bcoz of Shahid
azeem786macci: Phata Poster Nikla Hero with the cuties
Ayushi_mee: Driving home.. Will tweet later till then keep pouring love over @shahidkapoor .. Once again SHAHID I LOVED PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO :D
auyona: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero : Fultooo Masala Entertainer!!!!!! http://auyonreviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/phata-poster-nikhla-hero-fultooo-masala-entertainer/
AnkeetaJain9: New super cop on the block! Phata Poster Nikhla Hero @shahidkapoor Loved itttt!
am_hassi: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero has a huge race from 2 Guns but doing this well is something amazing
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338211Sharma: avi hum phata poster nikla hero dekh rhe h badi mast h maza a rha h
tikitaka_10: Phata poster nikla hero: my rating ★ ★ ★
Rohit2033: Phata Poster Nikla Hero, One Time Move https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=628796850506276&l=1f7e946070
Jasbir1234: Phata Poster Nikla Hero - Average on everything..
hnavlakha: Phata Poster Nikla Hero review: Rating 3/5 The first half of the film is at least filled with dialogues aimed... https://www.facebook.com/worldofcinemas1/posts/167623286759859
Himanshu_Faith: #PPNH phata poster nikla hero -- dont ask about the direction ( very dull ) but #shahid rocks soo many expressions , dance , fight superb
CAtLarge: Yaar Phata poster nikla hero achi movie thi. Shahid ki mehnat dekhi aur bahot hansaya. Didn't like the end though. Still watch it once yaar.
AramushaHime: Watched Phata Poster Nikhla Hero. Ileana is irritating, can't do comedy. Shahid is good. Movie is plotless but funny in its 1st half #PPNH
abilash_dubey: Wtchd Phata Poster Nikla Hero..Shahid is great to watch..Illeana is gorgeous.!But If film ws meant for comedy then it was really not funny..
aaalok13: Phata poster nikla hero is ocassionly entertaining.Did not like it. An avg movie for me.
vijay__46: 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' is bland and offers nothing new. But the music is good thanks to Pritam.
VidaFaith: They are saying phata poster nikla hero is a sucky movie. Shahid kapoor is cute. Conflicting thoughts.
vanillawallah: Phata Poster Nikla Hero ka poster phado aur theater se nikalo.
Swap_7: Kya bakwass movie hai #phata poster nikla hero# yonning
siddarthjain8: What can i say about #Phata Poster Nikla Hero.....Simply pathetic#review
SagarKarkee04: Phata Poster Nikla hero ! :\ below expectation .
ROYRKAJ: ajab prem ki ghazab kahani was a mind-blowing movie by rajkumar santoshi but nothing is appealing in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
RanjeevN_10: Phata Poster Nikla Hero gave me a headache and lowered my IQ. #Phataposterniklahero
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parvezaazem: Phata poster nikla hero...:-*
Pandolindotcom: Phata Poster Nikla Hero is an average film! http://pandolin.com/Movie-detail/phata-poster-nikla-hero-review/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=419157991521441&l=bf78d1d2cd
nidlalchandani: Nobody watch phata poster nikla hero its probably the worst movie I've ever seen
Navjotalive: And what the fuck was Illeana D'cruz Aka Shruti from Barfii doing in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero! Incredibly dumb choice for 2nd film.
MTVRoadies: Phata Poster Nikla Hero seems like Shahid Kapoor’s attempt to be Salman Khan. Unfortunately, he fails! Read... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151722298601647&l=c454a3f5ed
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maheshpansari: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is the kind of dim-witted comedy that might leave the hardiest of Bollywood junkies in tears.
iamzaigham: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero.....MAHA headache Movie....
gnanodayam: Phata poster Nikla hero is a very bad movie. Stupid and old fashioned, stay away. My rating 0.5/5
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ashwin3086: Phata poster nikla hero... Clichéd comedy @MagChennai ... Didnt enjoy it so much... Shahid was ok...
apparashar: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero. ..OMG crazy & damm boring movie 90 % audience was whispering for this bogus movie ..
anurag10018: bokwasss movie @ fata poster nikla hero
Want to Watch, by TimELiebe : Nothing Wrong With a Little Junk Food on a Sunday Night.... :)
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Bipul Khan : 99
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Yay! Thumbs Up, by Joya : 98
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Ritu Verma : 2 time watch your gf only
So-So, by YouthTimes : ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ is sheer dissipation!
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