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Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Official poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajkumar Santoshi
Written byRajkumar Santoshi
Produced byRamesh Taurani
StarringShahid Kapoor
Ileana D'Cruz
CinematographyRavi Yadav
Edited bySteven H. Bernard
Additional Editing:
V.N. Mayekar
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Raju Singh
Distributed byTips Industries
Eros International
Release date
  • 20 September 2013 (2013-09-20)
Budget540 million[1]
Box officeest. 720 million[2]

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (transl. The poster tore and the hero came out) is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film features Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles, and was released on 20 September 2013 to a mixed to positive response from critics. The film's premise borrows loosely from the 1989 Mithun Chakraborty-starrer Guru, which itself was a remake of Tamil film, Kaakki Sattai starring Kamal Haasan, a 1985 Tamil hit.[3]


Savitri Rao, a widow, hopes that her only son, Vishwas will grow up to be a brave Inspector. But Vishwas wants to become an actor. Dressed as a Police Inspector for a photo shoot, he meets social worker Kajal during a car chase. Kajal mistakes him as an inspector and thanks him for helping her catch the goons, while Vishwas plays along. He is mistakenly published in the newspaper as an Inspector, which Savitri sees. She arrives in Mumbai to see her dream come true, and circumstances lead Vishwas to carry on his lie not only to Kajal, but also to his mother.

While shooting for a film, Vishwas's mother discovers that he is not an inspector. She faints and is admitted in the hospital, where the doctor tells him that she needs to be operated and the amount required is 1 million. He agrees to work for Gundappa (the boss of the goons Vishwas and Kajal caught) for money where he needs to bring a CD for them. While escaping after getting the CD he is caught by police and accidentally shoots two police officers. Since he is now a murderer, he is left with no choice but to join Gundappa's gang. Meanwhile, Kajal, who is under the impression that Vishwas has gone bad, along with some men plans to save him from doing any crime. So they go to the gangs den and tell the foolish Gundappa that she came to marry Vishwas. Hence, creating a confusion so that Gundappa leaves Vishwas. On the other hand, Joint Commissioner (who was also kidnapped) tells Savitri that Vishwas is actually not doing any crime but is working for the police. Kajal learns this from Savitri later and goes to apologise to Vishwas for misunderstanding him. Not knowing that they are being watched on CCTV, she apologises to Vishwas and leaks details of his plans. Somehow, Vishwas and his mates are able to flee. But his mother and Kajal are held by Napoleon (the ultimate Don, boss of Gundappa). After fighting the goons, Vishwas hands over Napoleon (who is revealed to be his own father) to the police and tells everyone that he will become a police officer as they are real life heroes. He did all the filmy actions as a fake police officer and now wants to be a real policeman. His mother's dream is finally fulfilled.[4]




The film has often been termed as a full-on "masala" commercial entertainer. Other than the casting and genre, the makers refused to divulge further details. In early August 2012, it was confirmed by director Rajkumar Santoshi that he had been offered the film along with actor Arpit Sharma and that he had been in talks for the previous six months.[citation needed] Soon after, when asked, Kapoor confirmed he had not yet signed on for the film, but was on the verge of doing so.[citation needed] It was also reported at the time that actress Diana Penty had been signed on as the female lead, though Ileana D'Cruz later replaced her.[5] Actress Padmini Kolhapure has been signed on to play the role of Kapoor's mother in the film. It was later revealed that newcomer Deepika Kamainah will play an important role alongside Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz.[6]


Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Soundtrack album by
Released10 September 2013 (2013-09-10)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelTips Music
Zee Music
Pritam chronology
Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
R... Rajkumar

The songs were composed by Pritam, with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil and Amitabh Bhattacharya. The first song, "Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai", was released on 26 July. The song is sung by Mika Singh.

"Hey Mr DJ" is a club song sung by Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares and Shalmali Kholgade. The song "Main Rang Sharbaton Ka" is sung by Atif Aslam and Chinmayi, and the Reprise version of "Main Rang Sharbaton Ka" is sung by Arijit Singh. "Dhating Naach" is another number featuring Nargis Fakhri and sung by Neha Kakkar and Nakash Aziz. Another Version of the song was sung by Shefali Alvares and Nakash Aziz but it was not included in the official jukebox. Songs are arranged by Vishal S.

The film score was composed by Raju Singh.

1."Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai"Mika Singh4:25
2."Main Rang Sharbaton Ka"Atif Aslam & Chinmayi Sripada4:26
3."Hey Mr. DJ"Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Shefali Alvares & Ishq Bector (Rap)4:22
4."Mere Bina Tu"Rahat Fateh Ali Khan4:11
5."Dhating Naach"Nakash Aziz & Neha Kakkar3:10
6."Janam Janam"Atif Aslam4:48
7."Main Rang Sharbaton Ka" (Reprise)Arijit Singh4:38
8."Janam Janam" (Reprise)Sunidhi Chauhan3:06
9."Mere Bina Tu" (Film Version)Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Harshdeep Kaur4:23
10."Janam Janam" (Sad)Atif Aslam1:45
Total length:39:14


The film was expected to begin shooting in November 2012 after Kapoor completed Maneesh Sharma's next project for Yash Raj Films, but the actor opted out of that film due to other commitments.[citation needed] Shahid Kapoor announced via Twitter that filming began on 2 November 2012. The film was expected to be completed by February 2013 but due to delay issues it was completed in March 2013.

Critical response[edit]


Taran Adarsh gave the film 3.5/5 and wrote, "Phata Poster Nikhla Hero brings back memories of old-fashioned comic entertainers. There's not much of a plot here, but you go with the flow without making much effort. You laugh, celebrate the silly gags and by the time the story reaches its conclusion, you realize that the film has won you over with its unfussy plot and basic characters, who don't have a serious bone in their body. On the whole, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is an entertainer all the way. If you relished Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani from the team of Taurani and Santoshi, chances are you will also lap up this vibrant, kaleidoscopic, light-hearted entertainer."[7]

Madureeta Mukherjee of The Times of India gave the film 3.5 and felt, "The first half offers loads of cackles, chuckles, witticisms and spoofy scenes. Post-interval the comedy collapses for a bit with forced OTT drama, khaali-peeli action, and too many song breaks, but makes a comeback with delightfully funny moments. This one's worth it for the 'howlarity' of it all. And Shahid in his element. Note: You may not like this film if you don't have a taste for silly humour & mindless gags!"[8]

Faheem Ruhani of India Today gave the film 3 and judged, "Santoshi as writer, director and the dialogue writer is in good form. He would have been terrific if could have captured your interest in the same way as he did in the first half of the film. Still, the film is worth more than a few laughs. More because of the way the director spoofs Bollywood's tried and tested conventions and the jokes he cracks at the expense of an industry he is only too familiar with."[9]

Rummana Ahmed of Yahoo! Movies awarded the film 3 stars and summarised, "Phata Poster Nikhla Hero will entertain if you are willing to overlook its little indulgences."[10] This film was declared flop by Box Office India.


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  3. ^ "Kamal's Kaakki Sattai was remade". The Times of India. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ "PPNH Tribune". tribune. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ Singh, Rohit. "Phata Poster Nikla Hero: Trailer (Releasing on 20th Sep, 2013)". Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Deepika Kamaiah in Arpit sharma's Phata Poster Nikla Hero". Oneindia. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
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  8. ^ "TOI Review". Times of India. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
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