Release Date: 12th September 2014
Starring: Deepika Pdukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddiin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Ranveer Singh (Guest appearance)
Directed By: Homi Adajania
Music: Sachin-Jigar, Mathias Duplessy
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
There is a reason why simplicity is said to be the ultimate sophistication! Often simple things leave such an august impact that even the most glamorous things would fail to have. Such is the artistic magnificence of this beautifully perfected film called Finding Fanny! Unlike the false claims that some directors make about the uniqueness of their films, this one is actually a far cry from the usual stuff. Not always do you find such aesthetic films in Bollywood which leave you stunned with such an ease. Finding Fanny is a breezy entertainment which sets to mesmerize with its slow pace!
Plot: Happy in her own little world of Pocouli, Angie is a young widow residing with her mother-in-law Rosie. The postmaster of the village is an old man sailing in the boat of love for years. Angie decides to help him find his long lost love and thus begins the journey of finding love, life and Fanny!
Performances: Deepika Padukone is serenely beautiful as Angie. Her poise and ataraxy will captivate you in the first look! It is absolutely amazing to see her grow as an actress each time.
Arjun Kapoor has his own way of spelling his magic over the audience. It is impossible to ignore his vigor and style. In spite of being placed amidst such experienced set of actors, he manages to make his presence felt with overwhelming finesse.
Words fall short when you try to describe the brilliance of such senior actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur. Years of experience does make you a prodigy and this is exactly what you see in them. The paramount sincerity and talent the three of them are blessed with is just beyond excellence. The performance each one delivers speaks greatly of their proficiency.
Music: The music of Finding Fanny matches up to the film’s defining soul- it’s quirky and interesting! Just as the film, the musical compositions stand out from the crowd. The album is short and precise with just four songs. The best ones from the lot are Fanny re and Shake your Bootiya with engaging lyrics and sound.
Whats’s Good: It is the simplicity of the film that leaves you in awe of the film. Simple story, simple execution; yet enshrines the audience with an extraordinary effect! The screenplay is brilliant and so is the cinematography. Despite of missing upon cranky jokes or cheap one-liners, the film gives you a good laugh till the end. The novelty in the narration makes it an absolutely fresh piece of mastery!
What’s Bad: The film runs on a slow pace and this is something not everybody would like!
Finding Fanny is an exceptionally unique production by a director who definitely deserves applaud and recognition. To be able to direct such films with enigmatic dexterity is not an everyday thing! Homi Adjania is one of the few directors who dare to think out of the box. Finding Fanny makes you realize that you don’t always need over-the-top action or melodrama to make a successful film. A simple film can also do wonders at times! Finding Fanny may not be the choice of the regular audience but it definitely needs to be watched to be able to understand the beauty of cinema!
Verdict: In this journey of Finding Fanny, you will find immense fun, love and laughter!