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Aryabhatta invented Shahid Kapoor centuries ago, Rajkumar Santoshi reinvents him this Friday.

The director’s comedies are getting formulaic with every outing.

(A)naath heroine + (B)uffoon hero – (C)aricaturish villain = (D)umb paper-thin plot.

A can be a Raveena, Katrina or Ileana. And you can replace B with Salman, Ranbir or Shahid to get the 3 comedies.

In PPNH, Shahid is his average self and Dcruz looks like a dream & dubs like a nightmare. Wish Saurabh Shukla as the don had a meatier role – miss Teja from 20 years back. Salman and Nargis Fakhri’s 3D lips in a guest appearance are highlights of the movie.

Laugh-out loud moments (Santoshi’s quirky dialogues) are few & far between. The 2nd half suddenly becomes an emotional drama & the screenplay, especially the mother-son angle is so 80s. The music is boring and so is the action.

Give this one a skip, rent Andaz Apna Apna & relive the original ‘Hai Laas’ and ‘Ooi Maas’!