This Friday we saw the release of three Bollywood films including much-anticipated Fanney Khan. Starring Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles, the film was being hugely anticipated among the audience for a number of reasons. First, Aishwarya and Anil came together after 18 years. Last they were seen in 2000 film Humara Dil Aapke Pas Hai. Also, versatile actor Rajkummar Rao was sharing the screen space with veteran actor Ani Kapoor for the first time. However, despite the buzz and no major competition at the box office, Fanney Khan opened to lukewarm response.
Fanney Khan Box Office Report Day 1
Directed by debutante director Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan minted only Rs 2.15 crore at the box office, much less than what was expected of it. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the day 1 collection of Fanney Khan. He wrote, “#FanneyKhan has an extremely poor start... Fri ₹ 2.15 cr. India biz.”
#FanneyKhan has an extremely poor start... Fri ₹ 2.15 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 4, 2018
However, the word of mouth around the film is decent which is expected to increase the BO numbers on Saturday and Sunday.
Fanney Khan Movie Review
India TV’s rated Fanney Khan 2.5 out of five stars. Our film critic wrote, “Atul Manjrekar's film talks about relationships, dreams, struggles of a common man, fat shaming besides touching upon other aspects like stereotyping women, casting couch and rat race for TRP. However, all of these things have just been sprinkled on the story and Manjrekar avoids diving deeply into any of them. First-half of the movie passes within a blink of an eye, however, it becomes melodramatic post-interval.”
“Fanney Khan fails to bring a realistic approach to the story. Anil's Hyderabadi accent is on and off throughout the movie, even Rao was not able to get that Kashmiri accent right. Aishwarya's make up doesn't smudge even after being kidnapped for several days,” she adds.
Read the complete review: Fanney Khan Movie Review: Endearing performances but why so much melodrama
Fanney Khan also stars Pihu Sand and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles. The film is an official remake of Dutch comedy Everybody’s Famous. It released on silverscreen on 3rd August, 2018.