Sunday, September 14, 2014

Movie Review: Finding Fanny (English)

One of the most talked about movies before its release, with multiple private screenings and an interesting social media strategy (although they should have worked with me for best impact :)) does Homi Adajania's Finding Fanny live up to its hype?

I wasn't much excited about it after seeing the promos,  but the lure of Goa ensured I went to catch it at Inox this Friday.

I admit,  I came back thrilled.

The story is simple...  An old man in search of his childhood crush,  to find out,  would she have accepted him had he proposed to her. He is accompanied by an oddball set of characters,  each really on a journey in search of love in their own crazy way.

What makes the movie stand out is the offbeat treatment -  a blend of shock and poignancy,  beauty and the romanticism of a Goa hidden behind the curtains of time. The unique language,  the live sounds of a Goan village,  the atmospherics. The beautiful photography that captures Goa at its monsoon best. Deepika's absolutely stunning village girl avatar. Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia in some really stand out roles which will be remembered for a long time. The cat.

Bollywood redefined. Don't miss it.

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