Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 20 Critic Reviews | Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz


Phata Poster Nikla Hero Poster
Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Padmini Kolhapure, Darshan Jariwala, Nargis Fakhri, Saurabh Shukla


Rajkumar Santoshi


Rajkumar Santoshi


Rajkumar Santoshi

weird aggregate rating 4.9/10dialogue:


Ravi Yadav


Pritam Chakraborty

produced by:

Kumar Sadhuram Taurani,Ronnie Screwvala,Siddharth Roy Kapur





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run time:
146 minutes
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Shahid's Daredevil act for 'PPNH'-Yahoo Movies
Nargis Fakri to do an item no for 'PPNH'-Indian Express
Salman Khan on the sets of 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero'?-India Tv News
Shahid plays a comedian cop in 'PPNH'-Pardaphash 


Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-7
Having collaborated on two films in the past -- the critically acclaimed THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT SINGH and the commercially successful AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI -- producer Ramesh Taurani and director Rajkumar Santoshi join forces for their third endeavor PHATA POSTER NIKHLA HERO.
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  •  koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
There is barely a script and more of a melodrama mishmash which is poured in a comic broth. An aspiring actor’s mother wants him to become a police officer…oops an honest police officer because his father was an evil man who abandoned his family ruthlessly!
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-6
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero looks like director Raj Kumar Santoshi's vehicle to ensure Shahid Kapoor is able to woo the masses a la Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. The young actor attempts to be a bit dabangg and a bit rowdy like Rathore. To his credit his two bits are largely successful especially in the first
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-4
So you have almost every superstar of the film industry playing a cop onscreen right from Salman Khan to Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt to Akshay Kumar. So much so that even the story writers are incessantly wracking their brains over what more can be dug out of a mere cop drama.
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-3
There's a song early in the film which has leading man Shahid Kapoor groove most entertainingly. There's an infectious spirit of fun in the lyrics and the choreography, and in the way the hero plays a little silly, a little mad.
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  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-4
Imagine a hodgepodge of Salman Khan’s vain, wannabe actor in Andaz Apna Apna, Dharmendra’s pretend cop in Naukar Biwi Ka and Akshay Kumar’s fake prosperity to please his village residing mom in Hera Pheri. Phate posters, recycled hero.
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-2
A village boy aspires to be a movie star. But his doting mother wants him to join the police force and work for the weak and defenceless. So the guy heads to Mumbai and slips into the guise of a crime-buster although acting is the only thing he has on his mind.
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  •  Zee News -Gayatri Sankar Rating-5
After rom-com ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’, Rajkumar Santoshi’s ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’ comes across as a simple childlike Hindi film that now is a rarity. The film starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz is one of its kinds because the audiences have now matured and expect more than
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  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekar Rating-3
To be fair to the lead actor Shahid Kapur, he is trying hard enough to seem his whole career depends on this film. At the end of it, he even lists for the audience all the things he’s done in the movie: basically fought with the villain, danced with the item girl, romanced the heroine, done comedy, gone
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  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-7
Star-struck (rather Salman-struck) small-towner, Vishwas (Shahid) lands in Mumbai with two sapnas. First, his own starry dreams (ruled by Rajnikanths and Khans) of being a Bollywood superstar. Second, his high-on-melodrama maa's (Padmini) long cherished dream
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-5
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is a caper comedy that rides on pop culture and, in full awareness, cliches. Rajkumar Santoshi tries to put an original spin on the South-Indian film remake formula that Bollywood is besieged by. He attempts to mock it by getting rid of all "serious" elements and keeping
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
If you're willing to set your expectations accordingly, there's some fun to be had in the low-IQ comedy, 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero', particularly in the film's breezy first half. Shahid Kapoor stars as Vishwas Rao, a small-town fella who's grown up nursing dreams of becoming a movie star.
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  •  Bollywood Life -Rashma Shetty Bali Rating-5
Shahid Kapoor certainly had a lot of hope riding on his new film Phata Poster Nikla Hero. So did I, until that moment when he actually appeared onscreen. Was I disappointed? Not totally, but PPNHisn’t exactly the ‘comeback’ we expected after his last dud, Teri Meri Kahani, co-starring Priyanka Chopra.
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  •  Mid-Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-5
He bashes up multiple goons at one time, he sheds copious tears, he prances around the pole, he romances, and does everything that an actor hopes to do on screen. It seems like this film is making up for all the opportunities that Shahid Kapoor missed and deserved in the last decade that he’s been around.
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-5
Shahid Kapoor is a 32-year-old actor. Despite being talented, he hasn't had much luck at the box office and subsequently fallen behind in the rat race of the next Bollywood star. Watching Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, you'll understand why Kapoor chose Raj Kumar Santoshi's film over Yash Raj Films'
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  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-6
‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ cannot boast of a strong plot, strong performances or ingenious humour but the film is peppered with moments of genuine situational comedy and some great acting by the supporting cast. Sanjay Mishra and Saurabh Shukla shine, displaying their flair for wit
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  •  DNA -Rashma Shetty Bali Rating-5
Shahid Kapoor certainly had a lot of hope riding on his new film Phata Poster Nikla Hero. So did I, until that moment when he actually appeared onscreen. Was I disappointed? Not totally, but PPNH isn’t exactly the ‘comeback’ we expected after his last dud, Teri Meri Kahani,
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Suparna Sharma Rating-6
'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' has several themes that are similar to 'Andaz Apna Apna', but its slapstick is not as sharp. 'Phata Poster...' misplaces its funny bone and begins to wobble when it’s barely half way, and though it tries to resume the gag, it’s just not up for the task.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-5
A sad case of a potentially wholesome entertainer going obnoxiously stale.. what strikes the most is the fact that it comes from someone as prolific as Raj Kumar Santoshi (Ghayal, Andaz Apna Apna, Damini, Pukar, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Khakee, his last Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani ).
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  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Goshal Rating-6
The phrase describes the “dhamakedaar” entry of the hero, especially in action films. That’s how the hero emerges in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, too, but after spending 146 minutes in the theatre, you come out realising that Shahid is definitely not the hero.
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Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013)
4.9 out of 10
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