To get good publicity, a film needs to have at least one of these elements – big star cast, prestigious banner, big budget or controversy. Phas Gaye Re Obama doesn't have any of these elements, so, it received step-motherly treatment from the media as far as publicity is concerned. But the film has become a hot topic overnight following its screening. The good news is that it has received good reviews from the critics.
Popular film critic Taran Adarsh feels that Phas Gaye Re Obama is a must watch film. “Phas Gaye Re Obama may not boast of stars to entice the viewers in hordes. It may not have a colossal canvas. It may not have a wonderful musical score to act as a hook. But Phas Gaye Re Obama succeeds, and succeeds largely, in its endeavour: Make the viewer laugh at the right places. A small little gem that deserves a watch," he wrote, adding that genuine and honest efforts like Phas Gaye Re Obama should not go unnoticed.
Nikhat Kazmi describes Phas Gaye Re Obama as a 'delightful end-of-the-year surprise package'. “Phas Gaye Re Obama makes you laugh because of its zany situations, rather than elicit canned laughter by making people slip over banana peels, go scatological or hit and pinch each other insanely," she wrote. Another film critics named Blessy Chettiar is of the opinion that the film offers the much-needed comic relief with well-sketched out characters. She wrote, “A must watch if you are willing to laugh off bitter memories of the recession and enjoy a different take on the 'business" of abduction in parts of India."
Phas Gaye Re Obama is a comedy that showcases life during the global economic recession. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film features Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Amol Gupte and others in the lead roles. It is releasing today, December 3.