Finding Fanny – Movie Review
“Love is a journey” that is how Finding Fanny can be described as. Homy Adajania’s new venture “Finding Fanny” is a tale of exploring what love is. Earlier his releases like Being Cyrus and Cocktail received great response by both masses and the classes. Critics have also liked his way of mavie making and narration style. This time he has assembled a veteran cast including Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia along with box office favorites Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor. With all these features, let’s explore what Finding Fanny has really to offer!
The movie is set in a small town of Goa. Ferdy (Naseeruddin Shah), one night, collects a letter which turns out to be the same love-letter that he posted 26 years ago to the lady he used to admire, named Stephanie Fernandes aka “Fanny”. The letter was about his intentions to propose Fanny and live a happy life with her but unfortunately, it was evident that she never received his love-mail. Lost in melancholy he brings that into the information of Angie (Deepika), a much younger widow and his only friend in town. Angie believes that his untold love story should be shared with Fanny and she convinces him to find Fanny and handover the same letter to her. She asks Savio (Arjun Kapoor), her childhood fellow to help them by driving them to Fanny’s destination. Alongwith them travels Rosy (Dimpe Kapadia), Angie’s mother in law and her admirer Don Pedro (Pankaj Kapur); an artiste who wants to pain Rosy – an aficionado of buxom beauty. Will they be able to find Fanny? Will Ferdy ever find his love back and express his true feelings to her? That’s what Finding Fanny is all about, and much more – in fact!
As mentioned in the very first line Finding Fanny is a journey, a journey in search of love, happiness, life and satisfaction. Homi narrates the entire story in a very subtle, easy to understand and lively manner by focusing on the small yet important incidents that add comic as well as emotional and not to forget sensual / sick encounters. Performance wise Finding Fanny is amazing, after all with Naseeruddin Shah playing a character of timid lover who is gloomy and excited at the same time, it’s worth applauding.
Pankaj Kapur as the painter, who is fascinated by buxom women and full of indecent ideas for Rosy is hilarious and sick at the same time. Dimple Kapadia excels as Rosy and gives a perfect performance.
Deepika, as always is at home with her role and impresses at multiple points. Plus, she looks hot ans sexy in every frame. Arjun’s character has multiple shades and it was not a role that ould be given to just anyone. Surprisingly, Arjun handles his role with zest.
Finding Fanny is a must watch for those who cherish smart and performance oriented cinema; and wants to try something different than the usual lot.
I would rate it 4 out 5.