‘Finding Fanny’ Review: Smoothie with Icing on the Cake.

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Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor

Director: Homi Adjania

Rating : [usr=3.5 size=20]

It is story of a five dysfunctional Goans, who goes on road trip to find, Stefanie, the one whom Naseeruddin Shah proposed threw a letter, the lad after four decades founds that the latter was never received by his lady love and thus the hunt began. From last 46 year, Ferdy (Naseeruddin Shah), a postmaster, had been living with guilt that, Stefanie Fernandes (Anjali Patil), rejected him.


The story is set in the village known as Pocolim in Goa. The life in the village is dull, simple as people there don’t have many aspirations. The story starts with a young widow Angie(Deepika Padukone) who decides to help the old postmen and pledge to reunite the old lovers, later the young lady convinces  her mother-in-law (Dimple Kapadia) , an self obsessed lady, who throw herself on every men. The destination has its own plans. Soon Angie meets with a guy Savio (Arjun Kapoor) who felt in love with her, some years back. He is introduced as Don Pedro’s(Pankaj Kapoor), driver. On the other side Pedro is more interested in Angie’s  mother-in-law.

Thus the fate brings them all together and the road trip with lots of hilarious moments starts. Every director call his film a hatke one, but this one is truly hatke in every sense.The story has deep impact which will bound you to love all five character and at the last, you cannot resist yourself from taking all the characters at home. Talking about the acting of all five actors plus Ranbeer Singh (Gabbo, Angy’s late husband) is bang on with superb comic timing. All the five actors were so brilliant, and we actually got involved with the flow of the film. Four colorful characters, different from each other, comes together and help each other in every thick and thin. The film breaks all the stereotype regarding love story. This one is definitely smoothie with icing on the cake as it has all the ingredients which make it a delicious dish.

As I have said earlier it is a hatke film so doesn’t expect it an utter bollywood masala film.Homi Adjania has penned the story brilliantly. The songs of the film, “shake your bootiya and Ding Dong are already ruling the chartbuster. It is an Hinglish film which is origanaaly made in English and later was dubbed in Hindi. The English version has been edited by Nick Moore.The film is already chosen for the screening at 19th Bussan International Film Festival in October, 2014.[4] The film has been cleared with a U/A certificate.

The film was earlier criticized by Censor Board as they urged to remove the dialogue where Dipika says I am virgin. The part was later accepted and the film got U/A certificate. The film also got into the trouble with Animal welfare board of India for a hen’s scene.

Despite all the odds and troubles the film proved a successful venture and has won the battle at box office. ‘Finding Fanny’ is released worldwide on 12th September.

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