Fanney Khan Review: Anil is excellent, Ash is stunning but plot is etched without much effort

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Published by Vijay Singh on 03 Aug 2018

‘Fanney Khan’ is a splendid musical, which begins on a positive note and showcases its instants of splendour. Anil Kapoor with a ‘wow’ performance turns it worth a watch.

The film is a tale of expectations, dreams and rapport.

Prashant Sharma (Anil Kapoor) also called Fanney Khan, works really hard to earn his bread and butter, worships Shammi Kapoor and lives only for his dream of superstardom. He fails to attain the dream and for this reason, keeps his hopes on her daughter Lata (Pihu Sand).

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Anil Kapoor hits all the right notes as a stressed dad, who is frequently lectured by his own kid for being so bravely devoted in his task to see her thrive. He hits the correct balance for a middle-class guy in the city of Mumbai stressed between dreams and realism. This even as his companion Kavita (Divya Dutta) carries on to be his compassionate voice of cause. As a new entrant, Pihu Sand detains the susceptibility of her role, but one never comprehends her stable complaint against her dad.

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As the hotshot singer Baby Singh, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan seems befittingly stunning, but her plot is engraved without much attempt or reason. The gifted Rajkummar Rao as Prashant’s trusted bestie Adhir showcases his natural flair within a narrow scope. While Rajkummar’s interpersonal chemistry with Ash seems forced, his comic timing comes to the rescue.

Film’s tale goes slightly out of sync during the last half. For instance, there is no genuine back-story for Baby Singh and the only human being in her life is a frightening boss, who wishes her to stage a wardrobe malfunction for a reality show.

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While the last half is stretched and backbreaking, serious acts keep the boat buoyant. For music buffs, Fanney Khan’s song album doesn’t offer any new thing apart from the Achche Din song that is enjoyable and the ending song that shows energy.

On the whole, ‘Fanney Khan’ is a star-packed musical offering, which begins on a positive note and has its times of grandeur. It showcases how parents fulfil their big dreams through kids.

It does hit a few wrong chords to conclude into a touching yet opportune climax. But, the high point is obviously Anil Kapoor with a hit performance that turns ‘Fanney Khan’ a must watch.

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