New Delhi: The fact that Shahid Kapoor returns to the big screen after a year long sabbatical, 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' has to be one of his special movies.
His last 2 projects may not have been as successful as he had expected, but Rajkumar Santoshi's film promises to be entertaining and different. As Shahid had told us in an interview, "this is the first time he will be seen delivering hero wale dialogues in a typical Bollywood masala film", allowing his fans to see him in a completely different avatar.
The film which features Ileana D'cruz as the female lead and Nargis Fakhri in a foot-tapping item number releases today.
Will Rajkumar Santoshi's comedy caper with liberal doses of action and sentiment prove as successful as his previous projects 'Andaz Apna Apna' and 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani'?
Will Shahid with his unique body language, a different way of dialogue delivery and comic timing send the viewers into peals of laughter?
Will 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' prove that a comedy film needn't depend on double-meaning jokes, obscenity, buffoonery and scatalogical humor to earn appreciation and huge revenue?
Divya Pal of IBNLive.com is inside the theatre to find this out.
10:16 AM: Tweet review of #PhataPosternikhlahero to start shortly. Stay tuned.
10:19 AM: Special thanks to #akshaykumar, reads the opening credit. Vishwas Rao as a kid shares an uncanny resemblance with #naseeruddinshah in #PhataPosternikhlahero
10:26 AM: #PhataPosternikhlahero has been directed by #Rajkumarsantoshi, who has films like 'Andaz Apna Apna' to his credit.
10:28 AM: Will #Shahidkappor as Vishwas Rao, an aspiring actor who is mistaken as a super cop wow fans?
10:32 AM: It is great to see #padminikolhapure. She is believable and convincing. Remember #naveenprabhakar who earned popularity for his pehchaan kaun standup act plays shahid's friend in #PhataPosternikhlahero
10:39 AM: The film marks Barfi star Ileana's entry into Bollywood's commercial masala cinema. Looking forward to her performance. #Salmankhan makes a grand entry. He is a bundle of nerves when he is chased by cop #shahidkapoor in #PhataPosternikhlahero.
10:52 AM: #Ileana, who was lauded for her performance in #barfi is not as impressive, looks stunning though in #PhataPosternikhlahero
10:54 AM: #shahidkapoor looks and performs better with every film. Don't know why his last 2 movies tanked at the box office. #PhataPosternikhlahero
10:59 AM: Fans whistle and clap for #shahidkapoor in #PhataPosternikhlahero. Gets thumbs up. #munnabhai plot incorporated in #PhataPosternikhlahero. Too filmi, now.
11:15 AM: Indian producer and director #aneesbazmee is real life don in #PhataPosternikhlahero.
11:22 AM: Yeh club nahi, yeh toh indra lok hai #PhataPosternikhlahero. #Shahidkappor breaks into an impromptu jig while speaking to crooks. Trying hard to be chulbul pandey in#PhataPosternikhlahero. Doesnt work.
11:30 AM: #Ileana doesn't have a meaty role in the first half of #PhataPosternikhlahero. Talent like her shouldn't be wasted.
11:47 AM: Mujhe thoda zeher laa de, mai jeena nahi chahti, says #padmini to #shahidkapoor. Typical bollywood dialogue, no? #PhataPosternikhlahero
11:55 AM: Dhatting naach is a groovy number, but its inclusion is a little weird. Starts all of a sudden. #PhataPosternikhlahero
11:59 AM: You must have heard of family doctor. But did you know about gang doctor? #PhataPosternikhlahero introduces the term.
12:01 PM: Mar gaii teri maa. Why can't we make films sans predictable, done-to-death dialogues? Mere bina tu, another song included for no valid reason. #PhataPosternikhlahero
12:12 PM: Ooi maa, ailaa - remember popular expressions from #andazapnaapna? #shahid utters the same in #PhataPosternikhlahero
12:24 PM: Yeh kaun hai naya mama, #jackieshroff type #PhataPosternikhlahero. Will Mission White Elephant be accomplished?
12:41 PM: Rishtey mei toh aap mere baap hain par acting mai toh mai aapka baap hoon: #shahidkapoor #PhataPosternikhlahero not that hilarious.
12:44 PM: #shahidkapoor should be lauded for flashing his muscular guns in the second half of #PhataPosternikhlahero.
12:52 PM: The film is so predictable. Not at all influential, neither for its script and nor comic scenes. Wait for it to be screened on TV.
12:54 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #PhataPosternikhlahero . Stay tuned for updates on movies.