Fitoor has drawn inspiration from Great Expectations the well-received novel of Charles Dickens Let rsquo s see whether this cinematic version enthralls us

Fitoor Movie Review

Fitoor Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
Review for the film " Fitoor"
Runtime: 2 Hours 11 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 12-02-2016
Genre: Romance
3 / 5.0

Fitoor has drawn inspiration from Great Expectations, the well-received novel of Charles Dickens. Let’s see whether this cinematic version enthralls us.


The protagonist of the movie, Aditya Roy Kapur, narrates the movie from his perceptive. The movie is set in the backdrop of Kashmir. Aditya hails from Kashmir and is staying with his sister and her spouse. This naïve guy has an innate artistic talent and eventually gets smitten by the gorgeous Katrina Kaif. While Kapur is just an ordinary guy who doesn’t bother about the impact of his love, Tabu, Katrina’s mother, is quite calculative in that regard. She has her share of agony caused by love and indulges in playing quite a spoilsport to the love affair of Katrina and Aditya.

Tabu becomes instrumental in kindling romance between the lead pair. However, Katrina is clearly under the dominance of her arrogant mother. Eventually,  Tabu packs off her daughter abroad for studies. In the meantime, Aditya still nurtures a passion for Katrina. And with the passage of time Aditya becomes a renowned artist and gets to meet his passion, Katrina. And cupid strikes again between the two. And what is the role played by Tabu here? Watch the movie to find out. 

Star Performances

Aditya Roy Kapoor has grasped the nuances of his character Noor and speaks with a Kashmiri accent in an unblemished manner. As the brooding young man, he expresses a lot with his eyes. But one wonders why on earth is he so obsessed with Katrina (no matter how enchanting she is) when it is very clear that she is not reciprocating his love with full earnestness. Tabu, who plays Begum, has the most intriguing character in the movie. And she elevates the movie through her brilliant performance. Katrina Kaif pulls off her character with aplomb; she just stuns us in scenes where she remains callous. But she could have worked as well as emotions are concerned. As for her red hair, it gives finesse to her personality onscreen. Rahul Bhat does a neat job while Lara Dutta fits her role to the T. Ajay Devgn though seen in a cameo role, makes his presence felt, and so is Aditi Rao Hydari.


Fitoor is an astutely crafted package and retains the essence of the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations in bits and pieces. Having said that, the way in which the much-praised novel is set in the contemporary era is highly commendable.

Abhishek Kapoor, who has directed the critically acclaimed Koi Po Che, has come out with his third endeavor Fitoor. And he has indeed left his signature in every scene of the movie. And the way he has given importance to the surreal Kashmir deserves special mention. The relationship between India and Pakistan is also touched by Abhishek Kapoor in the film. Certain scenes like that of the bomb blast will surely give you a jolt.

What’s there?

  • The glory of Kashmir is brought before our eyes in its fullest sense. 
  • Though the movie doesn’t offer you with quite many surprises, the way in which it is executed is what that makes it a winner.
  • Fitoor can be regarded as one of the best visually appealing films of the recent times. 
  • Music of Amit Trivedi is one of the major highlights of the movie. The songs will surely keep playing in your ears long after the movie is over.
  • The dialogues have depth and can be comprehended well if one pays keen attention to them. 
  • The cinematography of Anay Goswamy is outstanding. 

What’s not there?

  • The script could have been crafted better. 
  • The movie takes its own time in explaining things. 
  • The second half could have been executed well. 
  • The flavor of Estella and Pip of the book could have been brought to the screen in a better manner. 


Eventhough you may not prefer Fitoor over other films the movie scores in showing the enchanting beauty of Kashmir. Watch Fitoor and get obssessed with Kashmir!