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Finding Fanny movie review: It touches your heart with its philosophies

Take on this road trip along with the fantastic five and discover the little but essential philosophies of life.Ratings- ***Stars- Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Dimple KapadiaDirector- Homi AdajaniaAt some moments it

India TV News Desk Updated on: September 11, 2014 7:32 IST
finding fanny movie review it touches your heart with its
finding fanny movie review it touches your heart with its philosophies

Take on this road trip along with the fantastic five and discover the little but essential philosophies of life.

Ratings- ***

Stars- Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia
Director- Homi Adajania

At some moments it seems that we are watching Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara again minus those exquisite breathtaking visuals, but Finding Fanny is different compared to that Hrithik-Katrina's blockbuster.


Not because it didn't have that picture perfect shots in those appreciable short runtime of 100 minutes but because it lacked the finesse in displaying the solutions of personal problems, which Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara presented perfectly.

Still Homi Adajania's directorial has many such things that less of our Bollywood flicks have dared to touch and explore earlier. The widowed life and relationship of a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is one of those rare topics which have hardly found place in our movies before.

In one scene Savio Da Gama (Arjun Kapoor) satirically asks Angie (Deepika Padukone) ‘so, happy, just pressing your mother-in-law's (Dimple Kapadia) legs?” A kind-hearted and concerned Angie replies she is actually happy.

In another scene we see Angie making an attempt for filling her mother-in-law's lonely life with joy as she asks Don Pedro Cleto Colaco (Pankaj Kapur) a painter by profession to join them as an accompany on a road trip.

Adajania delicately presents their emotional bond and gives out a perfect outcome to that alongwith other such important issues of one's life. It garners a place in your wits and your hearts and you think over them again and again.

Taking you on a little road trip which, however, seems to be limited to a circular area, the flick's concept aims at finding Ferdie's (Naseeruddin Shah) true love Stefanie "Fanny"  Fernandes (Anjali Patil) after he realizes that it was a failed attempt of proposing through a letter 46 yrs back.

But in fact, it's an opportunity for all of them to find their soul mates since it's true that there's love for all and it's never late for them. The short narration helps the flick getting acceptable while clever dialogues and scenes serve amusement throughout.

Pankaj's character is particularly comical and at the same time it also ‘paints' the psychology of such artists who are so freak in their art of work that they never compromise with their it.

There is one scene featuring him, which is picturised unbelievably. I won't reveal it now and recommend you to find it out yourself. What also adds as a minor disruption is Deepika and Arjun's English slang, which sometimes becomes a bit difficult to understand. Watching the flick in Hindi would create no issues but sub titles in the original English version could have helped audience getting more comfortable.

However, their performances are more favourable for the flick. Deepika as a widow is fantastic. She doesn't over somber on the demise of her husband Gabo (Ranveer Singh) and hers is the character who helps Ferdie find his love. Angie loves pampering all and Deepika's act brings out the right expression for the role.

Arjun Kapoor as a hot headed car mechanic too is in the right form. As a frustrated and heart-broken Savio he does enough justice to his character.

Pankaj Kapoor is phenomenal. While wooing the Rosalina Eucharistica as he calls her "Rosie", Pankaj is lustfully humorous. On the other hand, he is blind-folded and mad when it comes to painting as he accepts no negotiation even if it requires ‘Rosie' to stand like a statue in the scorching heat for all day long.

Naseeruddin Shah as a shy and introvert lover looks innocent and brilliant. He loves singing as Deepika quotes him ‘a man with a golden voice', but that justifies him only until he croons alone.

Watching Dimple Kapadia in this form is sheer pleasure. She loves donning those tight skinned clothes and is loud in her approach.

Three stars for Finding Fanny. Take on this road trip along with the fantastic five and discover the little but essential philosophies of life.

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