There isn't much to expect coming out of a no-brainer masala flick, but Phata Poster Nikla Hero gives you something to talk about _ namely Shahid Kapoor's superb acting which outshines everything and practically saves the movie from being a completely moronic flop.
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. At Major Sukhumvit.
The colourful and cartoonish opening is reminiscent of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, director Rajkumar Santoshi's previous movie, and many times you might just feel like you're watching Ajab Prem all over again with the action sequences a little too familiar and lame half-baked jokes flying on the same level. Strangely, though, the laughs do burst out genuinely and it's all due to Kapoor's ability to pull whichever stunt he has to successfully_ whole-heartedly and without the cheese.
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