Phata Poster Nikla Shahid

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It’s a bit over the top, it’s a load of goofy and a ton of Shahid. Yes I’m talking about Rajkumar Santhoshi’s Bollywood movie Phata Poster Nikla Hero which released worldwide on Friday September 20th 2013.

Vishwas (Shahid Kapoor) is a small town boy who lands in Mumbai with two dreams; his first to become an actor, or Salman Khan, and his second his mother’s (Padmini) dream of having a police officer as a son. Well, he cannot achieve the two things at once, or can he? That’s the base of Santhoshi’s screenplay.

On arrival to Mumbai, Vishwas luckily becomes victim of a crossfire between Mumbai’s funniest don, Gundappa Das (Saurabh Shukla) and a brave heart cop (Darshan Zariwala), leading spectators to assume that he is a cop. Adding to the drama is Vishwas’ love interest, Kajal (Ileana D’Cruz) comes along, striking a cord with him almost instantly.

There is plenty of comic talent in the film to make you laugh at least a dozen times. Shahid has embraced the lunacy to the point that it becomes realistic for audiences. Ileana has potential to grow in comedy but has not emerged from her shell as yet. Saurabh Shukla as Gundappa is rib tickling. The only downside to the movie is the predictable repetitions from films like Ajb Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Shahid fans please don’t miss out on this one.

Fuze gives Phata Poster Nikla Hero a 3.5/5

Author: Diana Lydia

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