Movie Review: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013)

Box Office: Flop

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero movie is a full fledged masala entertainer with elements of romance and action. The film follows the story of Vishwas Rao, an aspiring actor but people mistake him to be a super cop who can fights in style and bravery.

Whenever Rajkumar Santoshi has come out with a comedy, he has impressed everyone unfailingly – be it with the cult comedy ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ or the much recent ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’. With his latest outing ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’, Santoshi seems to be all set to hit the bull’s eye yet again.

Starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz, the film narrates the story of a young aspiring actor who is mistaken for a super cop. Filled with quirky dialogues and spunky funky acting by Shahid, the trailer has the ability to make you grin.

What’s more, in a first of its kind, there is a song which mentions the release date of the film: Bees taareekh September mein, paas wale theatre mein.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO is an entertainer all the way”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “You may not like this film if you don’t have a taste for silly humour & mindless gags!”
Times Of India
Average Reviews
2.5 “It is an out and out masala flick”
2.5 “There are loopholes which are clearly noticeable but the flick has a soul.”
India Tv News
2.5 “If you desire a ‘one-time watch’ light-hearted fare, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero should not disappoint you.”
2.5 “Despite Shahid Kapoor’s all out meaty, massy and lovable entertainment as an actor ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ as a film finds very tough to save itself from the prolific Raj Kumar Santoshi’s forgettable moments on screen.”
2.5 “This isn’t what you want to see a super-gifted filmmaker like Rajkumar Santoshi do when he gets together with a talented star-actor like Shahid Kapoor. “
2.5 “PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO is a one man show. Shahid Kapoor belts out his performance as though this is his last.”
2.5 “Phata Poster Nikla Hero is just about watchable for the few funny moments and an interesting first half.”
2.5 “Phata Poster Nikla Hero is not a must-watch. I would rather call it one-time watch, since it works as a good stress-buster for you this weekend.”
One India
2.5 “Watch this film only if you are a Shahid Kapoor fan. And if you are a Rajkumar Santoshi fan, watch ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ instead to save yourself from disappointment.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Phata Poster Nikhla Hero has funny elements but very few and far in between. The rest of the film is plain head-breaking bore.”
2.0 “Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is a cliched farce.”
1.5 “Rajkumar Santoshi has built a two-and-a-half hour film which is meant to make us laugh, but ends up making us groan instead.”
India Express
1.0 “Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is the kind of dim-witted comedy that might leave the hardiest of Bollywood junkies in tears.”
NDTV Movies
0.5 “Phata Poster Nikla Hero is set on a mediocre storyline, but crisp and spicy screenplay makes it a fun and interesting watch.”
Daily BHaskar

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