Certificate: UA
Director: Atul Manjrekar
Starring: Anil Kapoor, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Divya Dutta, Pihu Sand, Girish Kulkarni
Screenplay: Atul Manjrekar, Hussain Dalal
Dialogue: Hussain Dalal and Jasmeet K.Reen

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra  Pictures, Anil Kapoor Films &  Communication Network,  Virendra Arora and T Series’  FANNEY KHAN is a film about a  father and daughter relationship  and of fulfilling your dreams. The  film is an adaptation of Belgium  film EVERYBODY’S FAMOUS. The  movie starts with Anil Kapoor  (Prashant aka Fanney) who  couldn’t become Mohammad Rafi  and so now wants his daughter to  become Lata Mangeshkar and  hence also names his daughter  Lata (Pihu Sand), now teenager  Lata also wants to become a  singer and participates in various  college events and singing  competition but because she  performs on songs which are  popular rather than singing one’s  which suits her voice and also  because of her being overweight  she gets body shamed by crowds on  several occasions decides not to  sing. In order to fulfill his daughter  dream to which extent Prashant will  go? The 130 minute film keeps you  engaged in the movie throughout.  Aishwariys Rai Bachchan plays the  role of Baby Singh, a popular pop  singer and has a lot of fan followings  including Lata who wants to become  like Baby Singh. Rajkummar Rao  plays Adhir, friend of Prashant and  big fan of Baby Singh. FANNEY  KHAN is a star studded musical  which has its moments of glory.

Technically the film is good;  Cinematography by S. Tirru is nice,  Editing done by Monisha R Baldawa  is fine. Music is top notch, in a film  which talks about music and  characters who are singers and have  aspirations of becoming one, music needed to be very good and that’s  what it is. Amit Trivedi has given  wonderful music in this film, the  song “Mere Jaisa Tu Hai” stands  out. Dialogues by Hussain Dalal and Jasmeet K Reen are also good.

Performances wise Anil Kapoor  is brilliant, his facial expressions,  body language or be it his  Hyderabadi accent, he is amazing.  Pihu Sand is nice, Rajkummar Rao  is outstanding as always,  Aishwariya Rai Bachchan is  wonderful in the film, she a smaller  role comparatively but whenever  she is there on the screen, she is  fabulous. Divya Dutta and Girish  Kulkarni are good in their roles.  Director Atul Manjrekar does a  very good job and keeps the  audiences engaged in the movie.  He starts off very well and ends on  a high note. It does have few  emotional and fun moments with  a convenient ending.



At the box-office

The film has taken a slow start, and given its high cost, the film looks likely to struggle.

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