Poster Boys Reviews
Whenever the plot feels like it, it picks up on Sunny Deol’s punchy dialogues from his past films. This really tired device only serves to remind us of a time when Sunny made watchable films.
Honestly, this is a film that is totally oblivious as to how irksome it can get.
Sunny and Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade resort to crass comedy at times, but the movie is funny often enough to recommend.
The film can be watched to lighten your mood this weekend but be ready for a social awakening in the end.
Poster Boys's school play enthusiasm never aims above a low IQ comedy expecting us to guffaw at the sight of Bobby, his wife and kids wearing the same set of bright yellow, Hello Kitty-print pyjama suits.
This dramedy that revolves around men who unknowingly promote 'Bina taka nasbandi operation' is a light-hearted and clever take on the population problem that plagues our nation.
If you liked the original Marathi film Poshter Boyz, then, you are bound to like Poster Boys as well. And for all those who have not seen the original, do yourself a favour. Go and watch Poster Boys, which redefines clean comedy, something that Bollywood had been deprived of, for quite some time now. The film, which is definitely bound to pick up majorly through word of mouth, has all the required elements and potential to become a blockbuster.
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.
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.
Poster Boys ends up neutralising the grave subject that its premises aim to bring forth. Though the narrative regains shape in the climax and also entails effective cameos from the Golmaal Again team and Sachin Khedekar, it is too late by that time. The audience gives up on the film by the point it starts making sense again, which is just a sign of weak filmmaking by a debutante director who lacks the technical acumen to shoulder a film with a promising premise.
A remake of the Marathi film with the same name (it's 'Poshter Boys'), this comedy of errors gets really funny in places, and sags in others. It makes for a one-time watch.
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.
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.
Watch it with friends for some serious laughs or with family for a fun and entertaining experience. Also, to learn about just another easy way to make India a better place.
No matter what the initial box-office will be (nowadays such films grow by word-of-mouth despite poor marketing and limited releases), this is one movie that will live on, as it has a humongous shelf-life. Don’t miss, please.