Remake of the Marathi comedy Poshter Boyz hopes to draw humour from the predicament of three men who unwittingly become ambassadors of nasbandi when their photographs accidentally make it to a PSA urging all to consider vasectomy. A curious situation in itself, the ramifications of being branded sterile in a certain hinterland in India leads to social ostracising, being stripped off one’s mardangi and much dirt being ricocheted onto their respective families as well.
How the trio grapples with this infamy and navigates the bureaucracy that infests the workings of our government becomes the meat of the film. This one’s tricky as it has to sensitively portray the plight of the characters while ensuring the screwball humour doesn’t take away from the proceedings. On that count, the maker (Shreyas Talpade helming a film for the first time) does fairly well.
All the three characters at aptly cast and have been given distinct characters that makes them a great team. It is refreshing to see Sunny in mellowed down role and have Bobby back on screen. Shreyas Talpade’s comic timing has always been great and with Poster Boys, he once again impresses with his acting and decent direction. The film is laced with a lot of funny oneliners and situations. While some of the humour is juvenile, most are so silly that they are funny.
Deol may come across as a bit weathered but when he pounds the table to channel his Punjabi Hulk, you know the soon-to-be sexagenarian is unwilling to wither away like most of his contemporaries. Bobby Deol, who also returns after a three-year-hiatus, has had scattered success in comedy (Thank You and the Yamla Pagla Deewana series being the most memorable). Here, the younger Deol is determined to sink into his character’s idiosyncrasies and quirks to render a notable performance. Shreyas Talpade’s stereotype goon does nothing that hasn’t been done by similar characters in Hindi films before and sticks to the tropes.