Poster Boys Review by Bollywood Hungama
POSTER BOYS doesn’t start on a great note. The beginning portions are stretched, with the family members and acquaintances ridiculing the trio but not telling them the reason for the same. Also the TV style flashback portions look poor. The film picks up when the trio meet each other at the bridge. From here, the film turns into a fairly entertaining ride right till the end with no dull moment anywhere. A Few scenes stand out like Jagaavar stopping Arjun and Vinay from fighting, the trio going to local health office, the interval point, Jagaavar getting a call from Riya (Tripti Dimri) at midnight, Jagaavar and Vinay fooling the doctor (Ashwini Kalsekar) etc. The climax is quite exciting and it’s praiseworthy how the makers have managed to seamlessly add a social message into the narrative.
Poster Boys Review by Sukanya Verma on Rediff
when debutant director Shreyas Talpade takes on a similar premise and stretches the skit into a 131-minutes long farce, the kind that resorts to comedic sound effects punctuating desi sitcoms and stand-up comics, the result is as memorable as a pair of orangutans gambolling to Sheila Ki Jawani in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.
Review by Rohit Bhatnagar on Deccan Chronicle
Poster Boys is the fifth film of Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol together. Sunny is good enough to watch in his role. Shreyas is a comedy expert and does his role with conviction. The one who stands out is Bobby Deol. His transformation from a stylish gentleman in his previous flicks to a shy Hindi teacher with a moustache in this one is too good. His dialogues and punches in pure Hindi will make you laugh out loud. Sonali Kulkarni is average and has nothing much to do. Poster Boys can be watched to lighten your mood this weekend but be ready for a social awakening in the end.
Review by Renuka Vyavahare on The Times Of India
Credit also goes to the writers for localising the Hindi adaptation and comic punches well. But what pleasantly surprises you the most is the hilarious Deol brothers jugalbandi in a never-seen-before comic avatar. Shreyas extracts the best out of them and it is their comic timing and odd tributes to each other’s previous hit films that amuse you the most.
Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times
It’s silly humour, but there’s no pretension. The two Deols and Talpade resort to crass comedy at times, but I am willing to give them this much leverage. I think Poster Boys can make you laugh with its stupid puns. Ah, the guilty pleasure of laughing on Sunny Deol’s pouty selfies! With 131-minute duration, Poster Boys shouldn’t be watched with a preoccupied mind.
Review by Vishal Verma on Glamsham
POSTER BOYS is a crazy, silly, screwball fun. If you have loved the no brainers of David Dhawan, Anees Bazmee and loved the Deols in YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA, then this directorial debut by Shreyas Talpade will amuse you as well.
Review by Manisha Lakhe on Nowrunning
The funniest role goes to Ashwini Kalsekar who plays a gynaecologist. She has the most spontaneous funny parts in the film. The others have to bank on their previous films and clothes (you will want to dress your whole family in the cute cat nightwear the way Bobby Deol and his family wears!). Ashwini Kalsekar has the funniest bits of the film, beginning with ‘Where have I seen you?’ The story takes you giggling to its most weird end, but it would be a shame to explain the situational comedy of men who have low sugar being threatened to be buried in a sugarcane farm, crowds chanting, ‘let him go!’ and the man pleading, ‘No, please don’t let me go!’
Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror
Sameer Patil who wrote and directed Poshter Boyz, pens this adaptation and should be credited for managing to localise the story in a North Indian milieu. This didn’t warrant earth-shattering changes, given how universally judgemental and myopic we are, culturally and otherwise. Dialogue writer Paritosh Painter cashes in on the cast by building lines around them. For instance, there’s a character called Balwant who crosses Sunny Deol’s character and then someone addresses the former in a lung-belching tone as “Balwant Rai ke kutte”. Then, for obvious reasons, Bobby Deol’s character has set his ringtone as the title track of Soldier which was only slightly funny the first time and gets repetitive the next 25 times.
Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express
To create comedy out of a supposed impairment of the male nether regions requires skills of a high degree, and the ability to bung in just the right degree of crassness and jokey-ness into the film: despite Sunny ‘paa ji’ daring to bare, hawwji, Poster Boys is a poster for a film which does nothing. ‘Na ji’.
Review by Gaurang Chauhan on Bollywood Life
Despite the loose ends in the script, it’s Shreyas Talpade the director along with the aura and charisma of Sunny Deol, a great performance by Bobby Deol that keep the film floating and entertains you throughout. The film doesn’t get preachy at all and yet delivers a message even if it’s half baked. Watch it for the funny jokes and the chemistry shared between Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade. You are in for a blast.
Review by IANS on Sify
The performances of the entire cast are loud and over the top. Sunny and Bobby Deol have a rustic charm and they sink their teeth into their characters with natural ease. Bobby Deol’s extra mile of histrionics to portray his quirky character seems a bit forced at times. Shreyas Talpade as the flamboyant Vinay Sharma seems more of a side-kick than a protagonist. He does stand-out more for his costume than his performance. The female leads; Sonali Kulkarni as Jagawaar’s wife Sunita, Samiksha Bhatnagar as Vinay’s wife Surajmukhi and Tripti Sharma as Arjun Singh’s love interest Riya match their male counterparts with equal gusto. Bharati Achrekar as the fiery blind “Amma” is wasted in a cameo. Technically, sound and made with moderate production values the film offers a convincing appeal. The background score by composer Amar Mohile and the songs choreographed by Ganesh Acharya add life to the jamboree.
Poster Boys Review by Zeenews
It is the second-half, ‘Poster Boys’ gains meaning. The quest of the trio becomes a mass moment as they step forward to challenge the system. I felt that this was the essence of the script and more emphasis must have been laid on the same. Never mind, last few scenes of the film give the audience a much-needed dose of excitement. In terms of cinematography and script, there is nothing spectacular and grand. What Sunny Deol does best, wasn’t apparently offered to him. You will get to see glimpses of his aggression but, sadly, that volcano never bursts.
Review by Sonil Dedhia on Mid-Day India
The script is judiciously packed with jokes that poke fun at serious issues. Some of them will inspire giggles, others might make you cringe. Sunny is loud, yet subdued, and stays true to his character. Brother Bobby earnestly earns him the most number of comedy scenes. Sameer Patil, writer and director of the original film, has kept the North Indian milieu in mind while adapting this remake. The problem, however, lies in the second half. The drama runs thin as the film starts to drag. Jokes become repetitive and silly, and the climax is poorly executed. The film makes its point in a manner that’s all too preachy.
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