Fanaa – A brief review

by Vinaya HS on June 2, 2006

in General Stuff,The Mumbai Blog

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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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Bombay Addict June 3, 2006 at 1:17 PM

hey – added you to my blogroll. thanks

Yashashwini Y P June 4, 2006 at 10:26 PM
Notary June 10, 2006 at 1:48 PM

Even i watched fanaa too.. hd gone gone with shru sandeep maha n rash……but wats refreshing is the story line… for a change in hindi cinema…there isnt a happy ending…it isnt *they lived happily ever after* bull shit…:D i didnt like the movie at all…liked only in patches though..also me being a kajol hater didnt help my cause as well….if at all the movie is a hIT its only bcos of AMIR khan!…hes again been his usual best…if not 4 aamir n kajol..it wudve been FLOP of the millenium!
i liked only two ppl in the movie…AAMIR n ravishing bowbow(extra…awesome she is) *i dont knw her name*

Anonymous August 2, 2006 at 7:52 PM

tere dilme sosanfanaa hoojayeeeeeeee

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