Move Name: Fanaa Language: Hindi
Date watched: 30th May 2006
Venue Watched: Jade
Watched with: Preeti
hmm so Fanaa, the most awaited movie of the year (after Krrish of course), the comeback movie for kajol, the hit Amir Khan needed (finally)....basically a movie with lots of expectations from it. So did the movie actually live up to these never ending expectations?
Well lets look at the story before i answer that question.
Kajol is a blind Kashmiri muslim girl living with her parents. One day she travels with her college girl's choir to Delhi and ventures into the world on her own for the very first time. In Delhi Kajol meets Aamir Khan, a local tour guide and an incorrigible flirt, who goes from city to city exploring their architecture as also the women. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. She is not the one to be protected. It is now her time to discover life and love. Soon she is in love with him. But something is holding Aamir back. Something that he cannot explain to Kajol....
Well i firstly have to say that Fanaa has singlehandedly managed to revive the appeal of shayries in the youth!! I totally fell in love with each and everyone the numerous ones in the movie. (In fact wrote some of my mine.. http://madancer.blogspot.com
The movie starts off beautifully, showing the close relationship between Kajol and her parents. The understanding between the 3 of them. It also shows Kajol's love for her country. The movie then movies to Delhi. Here i have to say that Delhi has been captured in its full glory in the movie. The city has a polished and clean look to it. This is unlike how it was protrayed in RDB.
The introduction of Aamir Khan is very...cute. And of course with the entry of Aamir comes the shayri.
Ok so going away from the shayri, the pace of the movie in the first half is just right. infact its refreshing, as your mind doesn't get the time to wonder or get bored. but the pace slakens a tee wee bit in the second half. however the twist before the interval takes the viewer by total surprise (tt if it hasn't been spoilt by others). and the proceedings in the second half are even more amazing. the story keeps the viewer wanting more. the locales of poland are breathtaking. the climax of the movie is interesting but kinda predictable by then in the movie.
so now to the actors. for all the hooha about kajol looking her best ever in fanaa, i have to so disagree. i mean i totally agree she looked very beautiful and all. but her stomach....yikes i don't know what to say. it looked the most unsightly. but but but i must say i loved her outfits. though the one she wore for the des rangila song looked more like a lengha dress without the chunni than skirt with blouse. having said all this, kajol has acted brilliantly in the mive!!
aamir aamir aamir, what can i say about him. he was lovable as the gudie and frightening later on. the as the perfect shayar and the perfect terrorist. basically he was perfect! however i hated his hair as the guide. i loved him with his clean military style hair. nice and simple.
the songs of fanaa as i have written in my previous entry are very very very good. but i hated the fact that i had to wait till near end for mere hath main.. the prelude of the song kept paying from time to time, it was like a damm teaser.. haha what can i say, i love that song.
fanaa is an interesting movie. the story is not the most novel but it has the appeal. however some parts do get a little unbelieveable. all in all fanaa is a movie worth watching.
i give fanaa 5.5 out of 6 stars.