Poster Boys: Film Review – Talpade’s Directorial Debut is a Hit

Verdict: Boldly speaks of what India needs – male contraception.

This year so far has been a good one for movies, or movies with a social message we should say. We saw Toilet: Ek Prem Katha last month which encouraged people to make toilets within their house, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan last week that was based on erectile dysfunction and motivated men to speak about their 'gents problem' and now, Shreyas Talpade's Poster Boys joins the list with a unique topic, vasectomy, which sheds some light on contraceptive methods for the male body.

Starring Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade in the lead, the movie is a remake of the super hit Marathi movie Poshter Boyz, which released in 2014. Shreyas Talpade, who produced Poshter Boyz, is making his directorial debut with this one and boy has he done a good job delivering a social message wrapped in hilarious one liners.

Based on a true story, the movie is about three men, who accidentally become the face of a Nasbandi (vasectomy) poster due to government's carelessness and get judged and receive hatred from their entire village.

The story starts in Jangheti village with three men leading three different lives, Jagawar Choudhary (Sunny Deol) who is a retired army officer busy with his sister Anjali's engagement ceremony, Vinay Sharma (Bobby Deol) who is a forgetful school teacher, has two daughters and a beautiful wife and Arjun Singh (Shreyas Talpade) who is a recovery agent in love with a girl, Riya and wishes to marry her. Their smooth life faces a massive change when people suddenly start acting weird around them. Anjali's would be in-laws suddenly want to break all bonds, Vinay's wife has unexpectedly left him and Riya's family, who loved Arjun, are now strictly against her marriage with him. The three men don't understand what is happening until they stumble upon a poster which promotes vasectomy and has their faces on it. Confused on how this happened, the three take each other's help and fight for justice but all is in vain as the damage is already done. What happens after this what the movie is all about.

The two-hour long social comedy is extremely high on humor and sees some great performances. Sunny Deol, who is returning to the screen after Ghayal: Once Again shines as bright as a sunflower. Bobby Deol makes his comeback after four long years and Talpade's acting and direction, both are noteworthy. The film not only focuses on the plot but also has some hilarious references to the past movies of the Deol brothers like Soldier, Damini and Border which we absolutely love. The movie also stars Sonali Kulkarni who has a short, yet strong presence in the movie.

The music of the movie although situational and well timed, is just about okay and while the initial few minutes of the movie are a little slow, the film overall is quite entertaining as it gradually picks up. The direction of the film for a debutant is commendable and the movie does a decent job in delivering the message it is supposed to.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Funny one liners, good performances, and a strong social message. What is there to not watch this film? If you're the kind who likes good comedy and is looking to watch something with your family, this movie is surely for you. Also, an item number with the sexy Elli Avram is a bonus.

 

Release Date: 08 Sep, 2017
Language: Hindi
Director: Shreyas Talpade
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast & Crew: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shreyas Talpade, Sonali Kulkarni
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