4.9/10
3,792
26 user 10 critic

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 20 September 2013 (India)
After Vishwas Rao (Shahid Kapoor) is raised up by his Mother (Padmini Kolhapure), who apparently dreams for him to become a Police Inspector. However, he has different plans in mind. Vishwas wants to become a film hero.

Director:

Rajkumar Santoshi
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

R... Rajkumar (2013)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An aimless youth starts working for drug baron and his mission is to kill is rival.

Director: Prabhu Deva
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A luckless architect discovers a social activist to be his lucky charm. Unfortunately, she's protecting the community center he's aiming to win a contract to tear down.

Director: Aziz Mirza
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Vishal Malhotra
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

New love convinces a struggling actor and dancer to enter a talent competition that could make him a superstar.

Director: Ken Ghosh
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Genelia D'Souza, Mohnish Bahl
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four youngsters grow rich together with a big idea in 90's middle-class Bombay. All is hunky dory till they are forced to shut shop until a plan comes up.

Director: Parmeet Sethi
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The true love between a couple in 1910, 1960 and 2012. Their love is so strong that even destiny wants to bring them together.

Director: Kunal Kohli
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Prachi Desai
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Hoping that destiny will re-unite them, a couple, on the verge of getting married, attempt to locate each other.

Director: Satish Kaushik
Stars: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Aarti Chhabria
Ishq Vishk (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Rajiv Mathur decides to go conditionally steady with fellow collegian, Payal, so that be can be permitted to go on an outing. Payal accepts, and accompanies him. During the outing, he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Ghosh
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Shenaz Treasury
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In a village where girls don't play cricket, Veera puts on a turban and beard and becomes Veer to fulfill her dreams and meets Rohan. And fun begins.

Director: Anurag Singh
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Anupam Kher
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Sreenath Prasad aka Seenu is the most notorious boy in Ooty. He drops out of college in Ooty in order to pursue education in a Bangalore college. Here he falls in love with Sunaina. But ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, Nargis Fakhri
Mausam (2011)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A war, religious conflicts, and misunderstandings create obstacles for a couple of different faiths.

Director: Pankaj Kapur
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher
36 China Town (2006)
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An inspector heads to Chinatown, a resort, to investigate the occurrence of a crime, only to discover that in Chinatown, EVERYBODY is a criminal...

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor
Shaandaar (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

In the backdrop of a destination wedding in London, two families try to save their respective empires, unbeknownst to each other.

Director: Vikas Bahl
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Kapur
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shahid Kapoor ... Vishwas Rao
Ileana D'Cruz ... Kajal
Padmini Kolhapure ... Savitri
Mukesh Tiwari ... Yeshwant Rao / Napolean
Darshan Jariwala ... Shivanand Khare
Saurabh Shukla ... Gundappa Das
Zakir Hussain ... Deepak Ghorpade
Sanjay Mishra ... Guruji
Shiva Natrajan Shiva Natrajan ... Dr. Vinod Khanna
Rana Jung Bahadur ... Villager
Prateek Prateek
Ishtiyaq Ishtiyaq
Vishwanath Vishwanath
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tinnu Anand ... Director
Vishwanath Chatterjee ... Vishwanath
Edit

Storyline

After Vishwas Rao (Shahid Kapoor) is raised by his Mother (Padmini Kolhapure), who apparently dreams of him becoming a Police Inspector. However, he has different plans in mind. Vishwas wants to become a film star. In Mumbai, after helping out a social-worker, Kajal (Ileana D'Cruz), whilst dressed as an Police Inspector for a photo shoot, she mistakes him as an Inspector, and he eventually plays along. Suddenly her mother arrives in Mumbai. How will Vishwas get rid of his troubles? Written by jarlie rao

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Torn Poster Let Out a Hero See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,688, 27 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$390,207, 29 September 2013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tips Industries See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Padmini Kolhapure's major Bollywood comeback. See more »

Connections

References Department (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An ordinary and mediocre struggle – A cinematic atrocity
30 September 2013 | by ajit2106See all my reviews

Rajkumar Santoshi is trying hard to recreate the magic of the cult comedy 'Andaz Apna Apna (1994)', he attempted it with 'Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (2009)' but it was not even close to it i.e. beyond comparison. He now approaches with "Phata Poster Nikhla Hero" which is not even close to 'Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani'. 'Andaz Apna Apna (1994)' was released in 90s, receptivity and ingenuity have been changed entirely since then and we are in the phase of emerging Indian Cinema. Audiences require some commonsensical and decent screenplays because reiteration is not serving any purpose. Rajkumar Santoshi is a veteran, active since 'Ghayal (1990)', it is really a high time to understand the level of cinema and discard all the gimmicks. I am not able to understand the motivation behind making such films, what really drove the producers and the director? 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' about Savitri (Padmini Kolhapure), a righteous mother, who dreams to make his son Vishwas (Shahid Kapoor) an honest police officer. Vishwas in contrast dreams to become an actor. One fine day Vishwas gets a training call from Mumbai; this gives him a chance to pursue his acting career. In the process Vishwas is inadvertently taken as police officer, by Kajal (Ileana D'Cruz) a reporter. Everyone starts to believe that he is a cop and it starts the misunderstandings and comedy of errors.

The screenplay revolves around a wire thin plot, which is jarringly uneven. It heavily relies upon the happenings which is really unexciting. It includes many precipitous scenes, forced song sequences, abrupt love track and horrendous background score.

For at least 15 minutes it runs on the right track but abruptly goes off the track and goes into oblivion. You will witness forcefully plotted situations one after other, it really drags the story and becomes monotonous.

It lacks on the technical part too, the fight scenes are atrociously choreographed, editing is totally wretched, all the colors have been used by the cinematographer and every scene seems like a rainbow on the screen. The motif behind these colorful scenes is really unknown; maybe they wanted to create a colorful comedy which ultimately is flat and tiresome.

Pritam's music has become a chart-buster, some tracks like 'Tu mere agal bagal', 'Dhating dance' and 'Main rang sharbaton ka' are playing in every channel and corner. But these songs are placed abruptly and don't run with the story. The best way to enjoy these songs, (for the lovers of 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero's tracks) is to watch these only on the music channels; you will really appreciate Shahid's moves.

There is an array of the contemporary actors in the movie; in one word all of them are wasted. Shahid Kapoor shows his comical timings and strength in some parts but mostly he over-acted, his dance numbers are an exception though.Ileana D'Cruz was a miscast, she even does not look glamorous and her dialog delivery is terrible. Dharshan Jariwala, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra, Zakir Hussain and Padmini Kolhapure have put great efforts but it could not save the film because of lack of punches and comical timings.

In a nutshell, it is really an insult to the comedy genre and Santoshi's own 'Andaz Apna Apna'. If the crew does not have the proper vision of creation, they should stop making such wastes. Such movies increase the bandwidth of idiot-ism and waste of money by all means.

4.6/10


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed