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Talent speaks,not styling.

  • Dev Raj Gulati

    Dev Raj Gulati (2,661 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - August 05, 2018 7:53 PM IST
    3.2DM (62839 ratings)

    Verdict - A well intentioned effort.

    Fanney KhanWatch trailerRelease date : August 03, 2018

    Many a film have been made where the parent desires and sacrifices to ensure success for their daughter .What they couldn't acheive ,they transpose to their progeny.Fanney Khan belongs to this category.
    There's a typical low middle class family - Prashant Sharma aka Fanney Khan( Anil Kapoor),a factory supervisor ,his devoted home maker spouse ( Divya Dutta) and their singer aspirant daughter Lata( Pihu Sand).She longs to be seen in the tube a la Baby Singh( Aishwariya Rai Bachchan).
    But what's the hitch?
    The daughter is on the 'wrong side' in terms of weight and hence has an inferiority complex as being non presentable .
    She has been sounded by her ' mod friends' that talent is nothing but styling and making ' compromises'.
    The situation becomes more desperate when the dad looses his job in factory being closed.Will his dreams be realised?.
    In one of his taxi job alternate job his passenger happens to be Baby Singh.He ' kidnaps' her for a ransom.The money is needed to launch her daughter's album.Does he succeed? Does her daughter become a ' star'? Go see for your self.
    Where does FK score? Off course in it's intent,sincerety and performances by the dad and her daughter.The lesson- talent has no boundary,it can't be shackled' it requires no styling ,show biz is not about ' size',such complex needs to be shed,etc.
    In his remarks to HT City Anil Kapoor has hit the nail on it's head by saying" Music hasn't changed,what's changed is that today ,people 'see' music,they see you sing ,and not hear you sing-- earlier ,it was simple : just go in front of the mic and sing,only talent mattered ,now it's the entire package'.
    We are all God's creation .Be what we are and ytiluse your talents to the best in any field if your choice .Academics is not the be all and end of life.
    The visual media is in look out for new talents.
    The climax was damn well presented.It never looked to be contrived.Pihu( the debutant) was confident in her debut role.
    What FK lacked? To me the pairing of Aish with Rajkummar Rao was awful.The ' kidnap ' scenes looked foolish.A new bee girl like say Disha Patni or even a new comer would have a better cast as Baby Singh.
    All in all FK is a sincere attempt but lacks the mass appeal to be a success at the BO.

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