Phata Poster Nikhla Hero follows a legacy of Clean Family Fun Filled Paisa Wasool Entertainer with no sleazy jokes or double meaning dialogues. Yes, full family can watch this flick with popcorns and coke without any apprehensions and come out fresh. Also, if you are looking for some Oscar Watching film, then this is not your cup of tea. Skip it. For rest they can come to watch this flick as entertainment unlimited is guaranteed.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is a massy entertainer with low IQ level. There is nothing much in the story of PPNH. Shahid Kapoor who plays Vishwas Rao character in the film aims to become a big star in Bollywood. To fulfill his dreams and few circumstances lead him to Mumbai. There he meets Ileana D'Cruz (Kajal) and because of comedy of errors Ileana thinks Shahid as Cop in the film. Shahid carries his struggle to become a Hero, but circumstances lead him to play Cop in every single frame literally. Thus, he comes into pray of Villain 'Saurabh Shukla' (Gundappa Das) and international face less gangster Napolean. Will Shahid be able to destroy the Villains. Will Shahid be able to fulfill the dreams of Padmini Kolhapure who plays his Mom in the film and drives Auto Rickshaw. Will Shahid be able to fall in love with Ileana D'Cruz is the rest of the story.
Film first half is fantastic with many fun filled moments and entertaining scenes. However film dips a bit in second half and one song specially 'Mere Bina Tu' could have been avoided. Overall 2nd half is also nice with a good end. Film highpoint are many but Shahid Kapoor 'Pole Dance' is definitely the icing on the cake.
Songs specially 'Tu Mere Agal Bagal' and 'Mein Rang Sharbaton Ka' are nice. Rest songs are also ok.
Coming to performances Shahid Kapoor is marvelous and excels in PPNH. He is damn good in the film. He plays sweet lover boy, obedient son, tough guy and hops between each character superbly. He looks 100% committed in PPNH. Ileana D'Cruz looks gorgeous and plays the lover girl part of Shahid pretty well. She looks beautiful and PPNH is another feather for her after Barfi!. Padmini Kolhapure as Savitri plays her part exceedingly well. Its nice to see her after a long time and without her PPNH is incomplete.
Sanjay Mishra as Failed Writer, Darshan Jariwala as ACP Khare, Zakir Hussain as corrupt inspector Ghorpade and Saurabh Shukla as Gundappa Das gives first rated performance.
Film surprise package is Salman Khan who is just riot in his special appearance in the film. He plays himself to the core and this alone itself worth the ticket price of the film. Finally his fans sees him in big screen in 2013. Nargis Fakhri looks stunning in Dhating Naach Item Song.
Verdict - Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is a Clean Entertainer. Family will come out to watch this flick in theaters. Yes, film has share of flaws specially in 2nd half, but the 'Entertainment Quotient' in the film makes up for it. Film will certainly emerge as the biggest grosser of Shahid Kapoor and even has every chance of being a Hit/Big Hit at Box Office.
Ratings - 3.5/5.