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.