The entire point of naming the film Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, was validated when Shahid Kapoor makes a bombastic entry from the air, tearing off the poster of Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani. An introductory line that comes across as sleazy more than stylish, an obviously cute looking Shahid doesn’t help saving the trailer’s grace quotient.


The dialogues in the film are hilarious at parts especially the ones given out by Sanjay Mishra and Saurabh Shukla. Besides that Shahid though impressive lacks the charisma and style of actors who charmed in similar roles! The fighting sequences attempts to be Dabangg-like but fails in terms of vigor and energy.

Shahid Kapoor And Ileana D'Cruz in Phata Poster Nikla Hero Movie Stills
Shahid Kapoor And Ileana D’Cruz in Phata Poster Nikla Hero Movie Stills

I particularly like the scene where Shahid Kapoor does a pole-dance that will remind you of Ranbir Kapoor’s scene from Anjaana-Anjaani and Shahid’s ace expressions will have you in splits. The Barfi! star Ileana D’Cruz serves only as an eye candy in the trailer with nothing convincing to do in it. Hard to believe that she was the one who narrated the emotional story of that Anurag Basu film, she is perhaps using the film as a Bollywood honeymoon this time.

Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani worked mainly because of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s chemistry and Ranbir’s flawless comic timing which barely went wrong anywhere in the film. Let’s hope Shahid impulsive dialogue throw works the same in this comedy film. Undoubtedly, the film will be entertaining but whether that will be adequately satisfying is a story only the film can reveal.

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  1. who has written the above article? Whoever has written it is either a fool or is pretending to be fool further he doesn’t know anything about acting. Shahid’s comic timing is way more better than Ranbir. In this trailer even if somewhere his dialogues are not much funny he makes them funny with his caliber of acting.
    Further my request to koimoi team is to stop analysing trailers if they don’t know how to analyze it.


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