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I am too lazy to write movie reviews. My only comment on Fanaa is this: “Kajol’s stunningly beautiful.” No wonder she’s my favorite actress. My classmate Vinayak (the one who also shared the Udupi Sri Krishna photo) was more than willing to write one for me. This review of Fanaa is brought to you by Vinayak:
Mere saason ko tere dil mein panah miljaye,
Tere pyaar mein hum fanaa hojaye!!
I have watched Fanaa twice now–first time with family and second time with friends. Trust me, its not worth watching this movie more than once. The pace is slow, and the script isn’t appealing either. The story starts off with Kajol setting out to find her soulmate in the country’s capital. She’s part of a Kashmiri team that has to perform at the Rastrapathi Bhavan. Aamir Khan gives a shaayari entry as a tour guide and charms everyone. Suddenly, there’s a flood of sher-shayari and for once, I felt good listening to shayari–all credits to Aamir, Kajol and the lyricist on this one. Then the usual story of boy-gal running around trees begins. All is well until a blast at the Rastrapathi Bhavan brings in the news of Aamir’s death. The story takes a wild turn from there on.
The cinematography is awesome (which reminded me of my honeymoon at Manali) and the background music is crisp. I liked only two songs–Chand Sifarish and Mere haathon mein tera haath!
It’s a welcome comeback by Kajol who looks stunning (although I am a die-hard Preity Zinta fan). She’s at her best and her expressions are amazing. Aamir as usual has given his more than 100% and sports three hairstyles in a span of 2 1/2 hours. The movie would have been a disaster if not for these two great stars!
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