Importance of Phata Poster Nikhla Hero for Shahid Kapoor

When Shahid Kapoor made his debut about a decade ago with Ishq Vishq, a film that won him the FilmFare Award for Best Debut Male, he was hailed as the next ‘complete entertainer’, a future superstar in the making. He showed promise as an actor, was good looking and had excellent dancing skills.

But unfortunately when we look back upon his career, Shahid has featured in 19 films, and only 3 of those (Vivah, Jab We Met and Kaminey) have worked at the box office. In spite of his good performances, some of his recent films haven’t done well. Moreover his career pales in comparison with some of his contemporaries like Ranbir Kapoor and even Imran Khan who has quite few hits to his credit.

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero

Phata Poster Nikhla Hero

A quick look at the box office outcome of his last 5 films:

  • Teri Meri Kahani  (Flop) - 27.49 crores
  • Mausam  (Flop) – 31.50 crores
  • Milenge Milenge  (Flop) - 8.6 crores
  • Badmaash Company  (Above Average) - 33.2 crores
  • Chance Pe Dance  (Flop) – 10.4 crores

** ‘Paathshala’ was excluded as the film’s limelight wasn’t on Shahid Kapoor, even though the film was also a below average grosser (11.3 crores).

Thus it is evident that Shahid is desperately in need of a clean hit. With Phata Poster Nikala Hero set to release on 20th September, Shahid must be eyeing a smashing comeback. The trailer, released on the 14th of July, has already garnered 3.5 million views on YouTube. The music by ‘Pritam’ has also been steadily climbing the charts.

With an experienced director like Rajkumar Santoshi (also credited for films like Ghayal, Andaz Apna Apna, Khakee and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani ) at the helm, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero looks promising and could well be Shahid’s first success in a long long time.

The film’s genre is favourable (action comedy) and the release date isn’t bad either, as PPNH will get a open run for 12 days till ‘Besharam’. Here’s hoping the talented actor gets his due this time around and the film is a massive success at the box office!

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Article by Ashish Gupta



  • i hope it does well…shahid is a very talented actor..the film might open slow in the morning but i wont be surprised if it manages a 10 crore plus 1st day total

  • Shahid will definitely Rock this time.

    The Promos, Songs and whole package is looking promising & more interesting and worthful then Besharam.

  • Haters pls stop guys..
    He is very talented n he has made it till here on his own, there was no one who helped him..
    We Shud appreciate this fact!
    This will be his comeback film and there will be no looking back for shahid frm nw on..
    Hope this movie crosses 100 cr..
    Proud of being a shanatic! N will be forever!

  • Very Talentef and Good Looking but really bad choice of movies made him to this point other wise he would be in a different league

  • Shahid has immense talent…….ppnh can change his box office run…….since the director is rajkumar santoshi…….u could expect a surprise……..

  • PPNH has won half the battle with the elements in its favor stated in the article but all depends on content for the film to sustain over the 12 days it has, so if the film is loved by a large section of the audiences then the battle is won for Shahid before the hurricane called besharam strikes!

  • And the film will be either liked and go Rowdy Rathore SOS Singham etc way and then turn to be Shahid’s entry in the 100cr club or completely rejected and go Himattwala and OUATIMD way (means it will collect decent sum but will be a below expectations film unlike Zanjeer which failed to even collect 20cr for a lifetime collection)

  • I agree with hrithik lover, Sasha is very talented and when i 1st time watch Kaminey, pleasantly surprised by shahid, then i realise he is talented but after choices of films made by him brings down. But i m sure this time, he will finally hit the bull eye

  • if raj kumar sathoshi’s last film grossed 63 crores with then new comer ranbir in 2009, they why PPNH can’t join 100 crore club. All the best shasa. you are one of the most humble actors i’ve ever seen.

  • Cum on guys…….Shahid is a great actor….the only problem is THT he was not being offered good roles……Now the time is changing……He would do great…….!!

  • Shahid is among one of d most underrated actors eva…
    Though m not xpecting much wid ppnh.
    But i think it shd do business of around 80 crores n wil b aa hit.
    All d best shahid.u r on par wid ranbir.
    It wil take just one movie foh u too bounce back.
    In d next decade top 5 stars wil b ranbir emran shahid imran arjun/varun

  • shahid will definitely bounce back….he started his movie career early, but he is talented, charming, he just needs to choose right scripts.. its too early to shahid to be like aamir doing one movie at a time… and he must do some massy family movies too.. shahid is too talented to ignore

  • His best was Kaminey and Badmaash Company, and with Santoshi at the helm, PPNH has all the ingredients to be good run at box office.

    all the best to him.

  • I need this movie to do well,coz Shahid is a talented actor… But I doubt coz I see alot of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani in PPNH…

  • Santoshi is one of the Best directors of Bollywood. So we can safely expect this movie to be good. Shahid is in safe hands this time….

  • Movie will be a blockbuster bcoz its rajkumar santoshi’s movie who gave many super hits like andaz apna apna ajab prem ki gazab kahani so we can hope that this movie will turn Shahid’s career

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