It can’t be true.
It’s like someone pissed all over the RDX and the explosive potential simply goes down the drain.
Agreed Aamir and Kajol are really good but unfortunately, there are more things to cinema than what two actors can do even when you wake them up in the middle of the night.
I just came back from the movie with a very uneasy feeling in my stomach: Whatta huge fuckin waste of a plot!
What could’ve been an intense quirky love story on the scale of ‘Dil Se’ is blinded by a blizzard called The Complete Works of Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar, replete with Antakshari, the annoying cute kid who stops just short of saying ‘Tussi Mat Jao,’ the moment in the rain, Shah Rukh…ooops Aamir thrusting his blessed nose in Kajol’s bosom, the tree that dropped leaves in ‘Mohabattien,’ Farida Jalal… ooops Kiron Kher doing a DDLJ moment, mush, corn and a sack of salt.
‘Fanaa’ was destroyed not in love but right from its inception, in fact right from the title
(You can’t make a film like ‘Fanaa’ unforgettable by just making sure the word ‘Fanaa’ appears 352 times in the film), incredibly unconvincing screenplay (maybe the writer bunked the plausibility and logic class in her screenwriting course), clueless direction (Either Kunal Kohli was smart enough to put the cockroach as a metaphor or was THAT what Anti-Terrorist Squad officer Tabu was after for nearly half an hour after that scene while the terrorist goes singing in the snow and tongue-twisters at that) and even worse editing (agreed Ravi K Chandran comes up with beautiful haunting frames but if you’re gonna keep all that he shoots, your next film will be 10 hours long).
Despite its hurried, slightly flawed ending ‘Dil Se’ was infinitely superior cinema. In fact, it was almost a classic. Hell, it was a classic. ‘Fanaa’ just gives ‘Dil Se’ to new heights.
I don’t want to ruin the only good thing about the movie in this review: The plot, cursed to rot in hell.
So find out for yourself.
Before some psycho/good samaritan smses it to you. I’m switching on comment moderation for this post to avoid spoilers.
P.S: The best part of the experience for me was getting to see the promo of ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ and what can I say? It looks like Closer doused with the Karan Johar-Aditya Chopra treatment.
P.S 2: Aamir Khan should retire playing young loverboy (‘Rang De Basanti’ seemed to be a nice swan song to such roles) or get rid of that double chin and the excess fat on his face. The two and a half years he spent on ‘Mangal Pandey’ could have surely been more useful. But I have to say this much: Aamir has balls of steel to play a role like this, that too right after ‘Rang De Basanti.’