News Helpline | January, 06 2014
Verdict : If you love feel good films than this movie refreshes you with its unique theme and narrative style ____________________________________________________
After working on two different genres in Cocktail and Being Cyrus, Director Homi Adajania is all set to explore yet another type through Finding Fanny. Filmmakers like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee managed to get the right essence of middle class society and presented such types of films in an entertaining manner, but very few could manage to get the required simplicity and the correct essence. looking at the promos of 'Finding Fanny', looks like we might have another addition to these type of films.The movie starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Nasseruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia hits the theatres today. So let's find out, whether 'Finding Fanny' will manage to do justice to the expectations attached to it or might be yet another effort to ape some international style of cinema.…
The story of the movie is based in a Goan village named Pocolim, where Angie (Deepika) the widow of Garbo (Ranveer), lives with her mother-in-law Rosie Eucharistica (Dimple). Angie’s only friend is Fredie (Nasseruddin), who lives alone. On fine day Fredie comes to know that it has been 46 years and the love letter which he had written to the woman he loved, ‘Fanny’ in fact never reached her.
Angie now sets out on a mission to find Fanny. She is accompanied by her mother-in-law, Savio (Arjun), and painter Don Pedro Cleto Colaco (Pankaj) who has found his muse in Rosie. On the journey to find out Fanny, everyone rediscovers certain facts about themselves and what happens next, is what the entire film is all about.
‘Finding Fanny’ is not the old and usual Bollywood masala entertainer, which will giggle you throughout without giving much in return. It is rather a madcap film which describes humor in a totally different fashion also teaching some important life lessons. The story of the film is simple yet sweet. Each character has played its part extremely well
(Even though it’s a known fact, but) Deepika is gorgeous. She is not only beautiful in her simplest form, but also a power-house of talent. There is no one in the industry that could have played the part of Angie with such perfection and ease. Arjun Kapoor is sure a find for the industry. He plays the part of a spoilt and loud brat with excellence. Arjun excels especially in the parts where he screeches and shouts at Dimple.
The dialogues are realistic, soulful and blended perfectly with the characters from the film. 'Finding Fanny' is directed by Homi Adajania, whose every film has fantastic cinematography. It's top notch here, too by Anil Mehta. The whole landscape, locations and the shot taking work as a character in the film.
Homi had said that he couldn’t have done Finding Fanny without Nasseruddin Shah, and we second him in this. The movie couldn’t have been a delight if it wasn’t for a legend like Nasser. His innocence is endearing. Pankaj Kapur sure has the capability of molding himself as per his roles. His character may appear pervert but with such charm. Dimple Kapadia again is a sheer brilliance. She makes your crack up and cry at the same time, from the first scene till the last.
There are a few scenes in the film which are left unexplained till the end, or not given much thought. For example, the climax part where Pedro’s painting is published in the newspaper. How does that happen is a question.
While the climax of the film turns out to be a little predictable, the director very finely covers the flaw up with the tiny twists. Those who are looking for regular masala fun can stay away from this one.
Finding Fanny can be called an interpretation of a book through Homi’s eyes. The director exactly knows how to portray each and every single character of his film, in the best way possible. He brought out Deepika’s glamour quotient in Cocktail and Finding Fanny is just another revelation for the actress.
The best part about the film that it has the capability to keep your smile intact on your face throughout. It is such a light story with such a strong meaning that the audiences ought to connect with it. Speaking about cinematography, the movie has been shot brilliantly showing the pleasant Goan and not focusing on the loud and party part of the city. The dialogues take the film to just another level of excellence. The dialogues are the reason that the audiences will develop an emotion towards each character.
Amar Akbar Anthony
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