Fanney Khan Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 03/08/2018
  • Genre              : Comedy, Musical
  • Cast                 : Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkumar Rao, Divya Dutta, Pihu Sand
  • Director           : Atul Manjrekar
  • Duration          : 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Language        : Hindi

Fanney Khan has been making headlines ever since it went on the floors and it is not difficult to see why. The trailer provided an inkling that the film deals with stardom and its flipside. The movie is a story of hopes, dreams and relationships. It’s about a father who will stop at nothing to put his daughter on the grand stage as the next singing sensation of India.

Prashant Sharma (Anil Kapoor) popularly known as Fanney Khan among his gulley friends, works hard to make ends meet, idolizes Shammi Kapoor and lives only for his dream of superstardom. He couldn’t become Mohammad Rafi, but harbours a dream of his daughter becoming Lata Mangeshkar and even names his new-born Lata (Pihu Sand). Now in her teens, Lata not only sings well but also dances like a dream despite her plus size that regularly makes her an object of body shaming on stage.

Anil Kapoor hits all the right notes as a beleaguered father, who is often reprimanded by his own child. As a debutante, Pihu Sand captures the vulnerability of her character. As the hotshot singer Baby Singh, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks befittingly gorgeous. The talented Rajkummar Rao as Prashant’s trusted friend Adhir, shows his usual flair within a limited scope. Overall, the movie is a star-studded musical that starts on a high note and has its moments of glory. It shows how parents live their dreams through children. The movie is worth a watch, go for it.