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Fanney Khan is a musical comedy film, scripted and directed by Atul Manjrekar. The film is produced by T Series, Anil Kapoor and Rakesh Omprakash Mehta Pictures. The film is the remake of the Belgian movie Everybody’s Famous. Anil Kapoor plays the lead role along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Divya Dutta, Karan Singh Chhabra, Pihu Chand, Satish Kaushik, Barbie Rajput, Girish Kulkarni and Swati Semwal. The script is by Hussain Dalal and the screenplay is by Atul Manjrekar, Hussain Dalal and Abbas Dalal. The music scoring is by Amit Trivedi and the additional song is by Tanishk Bagchi. “ Tirru” cranked the camera and Monisha R Baldawa is the editor.
Prashant Kumar is a part-time singer in an orchestra. His childhood dream is to become a singer. But, he couldn’t become a singer, as his family situation didn’t give him space to do as he wishes. He develops the dream and projects it on his daughter Lata. As Lata is overweight, she had been made fun at the musical events. He even sacrifices his job to make his daughter, a singer. With the help of his friend Adhir, Prashant decides to kidnap the popular singer Baby Singh. He threatens to kill Baby Singh if his daughter’s musical show is not held. What happens next? Do watch it in theaters!
Anil Kapoor has done his best and we could see the emotions of a passionate father to make his daughter a singer. Aishwarya Rai and Rajkummar don’t have much scope, yet they have done their part well. Pihu Chand emotes well as the overweight teenager. Divya Dutta does her role well.
The director has come with a good script for Anil Kapoor. Unlike some heroes, who still play the youth even in their 60s, Anil Kapoor should be appreciated for his selection. He has been doing the roles that suit his age and it is really laudable. The entire story is carried out by Anil Kapoor and the director has shaped his part, well. The director should have concentrated in the second half. Based on the music, the film fails in that aspect. Except for a couple of songs, the music didn’t impress much.
What’s Not There?
If you are an Anil Kapoor fan, you will love it. If you are an Aishwarya fan, you will get irked, as her part is minimal. However, the film is watchable once!
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