Review: FAN



Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration: 142 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 15-APR-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

In a world of labels it’s easy to forget who made sportsmen, pop singers and matinee idols into stars, superstars and megastars – the FANS. Every FAN has their own personal relationship with their hero – it’s almost a Love Story. FAN is the story of Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) a young man, 20 something, whose world revolves around the mega movie star Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) or God as he refers to him. From the by lanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams, Mumbai, in order to wish his God on his birthday. After all, he is Aryan’s biggest FAN and even has a striking resemblance to him – how difficult could it be for the world biggest FAN to get an audience with the world’s biggest Star. When things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s love and passion for his God turns in to a dangerous obsession that crosses the fine line.

Overall Review: The film is all about the brittle dynamics between the superstar and his fan, and how their equations change after one moment of truth. SRK, the man with unarguably one of the greatest fan following globally, plays the role of being the biggest fan in the movie FAN. Actor in SRK will keep you glued to the screen from scene one!Thus, what makes this movie special is the treatment and SRK’s performance. More thrills in the 2nd Half would have made it riveting as it slacks a bit. The action scenes towards the climax are extended, but well-executed. This Movie Has a uniuqe drama with very different story along with fantabulous acting of SRK as role of Aryan and as Gaurav.

Performance & Technical Review: The 50-year-old actor is splendid in his role as a self-made star. He slips into his own shoes, so to speak and doesn’t miss a beat. Kudos to the VFX and the prosthetic team for the make up of Gaurav Chandana. The story is cult & different. The tale, written by Habib Faisal, is intriguing. The cinematography was exceptional, great locations especially Dubrovnik. Since, the movie is completely focused on Aryan and Gaurav, the supporting cast don’t have much to do.
PDF Verdict: Fan is an intriguing journey that Manish Sharma weaves, but alas, it doesn’t end well. Climax is unreasonable and unconvincing. A movie without songs is definitely refreshing, but one that would’ve been shorter on the edit table would’ve helped retain the pitch.

PDF Ratings: 3 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
Music: 3.5 on 5

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