Thursday, January 04, 2007

Fanaa (2006) - Hindi Movie Review

Ranking: 2.5/5

Cast: Aamir, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, annoying kid
Director: Kunal Kohli
Music: A.R. Rehman

Zooni (Kajol) a visually handicapped girl joins a singing and dancing troupe from Kashmir to perform in a Presidential festival in Delhi. Zooni runs into Rehan (Aamir) a flirtatious tourist guide who falls in love with Zooni. After a few romantic scenes the two of them are madly in love and Zooni requests her parents come to Delhi for their wedding.

Before her parents come Rehan arranges for Zooni's eyes to get fixed. When Zooni wakes up she hears from her parents that Rehan is no more. The viewer knows that Rehan is part of a Pakistani terrorist group trying to blow up Delhi...and that he has faked death and escaped...

A few years after we see Rehan in Indian army uniform playing football with officers in the mountains...and we get to know that he is a mole planted in the army...Rehan smartly kills a whole group of officers on flight with him before jumping off in a parachute. As luck would have it he lands near Zooni's house in a terrible blizzard.

Zooni can see now but she does not know Rehan's Rehan stays with her and their son and father-in-law (Shashi Kapoor)...What happens to Zooni, Rehan, the father-in-law...

The story is not well thought off...there are very many loop holes...How does Zooni forget the voice of Rehan and the feel of Rehan...Aren't blind people supposed to be more sensitive to such things? How come the parents of Zooni were not even half interested to take care of their daughter's blindness as Rehan was? Why was the little Rehan made to be so annoying with crappy third-person dialogues??

The songs are of course really a pleasure to listen to...especially the Chaand Sifarish song...but then the story is very ordinary and it is sad to see Aamir choosing such a loose script to work with following RDB...Anyways it is a surely a decent watch but do not expect too much and don't look for logic for sure...

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