Phata Poster Nikla Hero | Movie Review- Hero? Meh!

The audience came to the multiplexes enthusiastically anticipating fun and a great leisure time. Sadly they had to return disappointed as LO And BEHOLD! The Poster Pahata And Nikla Hero, but simply to deliver a  ZERO. This is the sad tale of Vishwas Rao (Shahid Kapoor) whose passion is to be a superstar but his destiny had something else stored for him. With lot many twists in fate, he is mistaken as another Chulbul Pandey of the town by the underbelly baddies and the Mumbai Police. While Vishwas is deemed a supercop, his dutiful and honest rickshaw-driver mother (essayed by Padmini Kolhapure) is on cloud nine as she always harbored a dream to see her “laadla” in a ‘Khaki Uniform’. However, hell breaks loose for this bechaara as he becomes the prime target of the dangerous Gundappa Gang and the Mumbai police. He along with his mommy darling are trapped in a crossfire. With all his slapstik policegiri, the audience barely manage to laugh and the stunts he pulls are way too cliche. He and his lady luck Kajal (Ileana D’Cruz) go all way dodging their foes. Kajal aka “Complaint Kajal” by the police is a petite lass whose sole aim in life is to file FIRs (strange, but true!) . Though she fights the hooligans, she still bears the girly-sweet charm and manages to look fresh and picture perfect. The cameo of Salman Khan in the film is quite entertaining though.


Expectations are high when we watch a Rajkumar Santoshi film as they do bear the promise of fun and laughter. However, this film lacked all the elements of a good comedy film. The movie is not high on drama nor on action or comedy. It is not even remotely close to Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani except for the fighting scene which is equally messed up. The film is a total lackluster with no proper storyline nor drama. The moments and dialogues in the film are too cliche . The songs however are good and entertain the most. Shahid as a slapstik cop and an aspiring actor is sweet but stupid. It is his dance that we appreciate the most in the film. However, we feel he failed to make the movie hit. Ileana is sweet throughout and manages to look fresh and pretty with not even a single strand of hair out of place. She has very little to do in the movie and is mostly seen accompanying Shahid. Yesteryear actress Padmini Kolhapure adds her charm in the film and is superb in delivering her dialogues in Chaste Marathi accent. The best thing that happens to us in the movie is the song “Khali Pili” which makes everyone groove and wake many from their slumber! Unless you’re an ardent Ileana or Shahid fan, you’re going to be disappointed. You may groove to the dance though.

Overall Rating: 1/5

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