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Film #FAN is running with good occupancy so day1 business can be 25Cr or more. Superb!


YAYYY...Kiffu enjoy..will wait for your review:)

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Nobody here is stressing about the BO collections, how good is that. All SRK fans want is a quality performance from him which we all know he is very well capable of..:) Plus WOM is positive, I am so happy.

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Critics' Verdict: Shah Rukh Khan Rules in Fan'


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Fan Review: A Shah Rukh Khan Show All The Way

By BusinessofCinema News Network on April 15, 2016

 

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Writer Habib Faisal has built complexity and layers into the potent idea of a fan's obsession with his idol. This is an amazing idea for a dark and twisted thriller " the crazy and symbiotic relationship between celebrities and their fans.

Gaurav Chandna (Shah Rukh Khan) is obsessed with superstar Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan). It's almost providential that he also happens to be Aryan's doppelganger, referring to himself as Junior Aryan Khanna. Faisal and director Maneesh Sharma open up a Pandora's box on the psychological downside to deep adoration and idol worship through Gaurav's one-sided love for Aryan.

Gaurav runs a cyber centre in Delhi but dreams of travelling to Mumbai, just like Aryan did - without the ticket, and plans to stay at the same hotel Aryan stayed at during his days of struggle. Aryan Khanna's life draws exactly from Shah Rukh Khan's - the film clips, interviews, speeches Gaurav inhales and imbibes are all real clips from Khan's life and career. Khanna too lives at a palatial seaside mansion, has two children and a glamorous wife (Waluscha De Sousa), a second home in London and a sea of fans waiting for a glimpse outside his house.

The sycophancy is slightly annoying but there is enough fiction too (and lots of holes in the plot). Fortunately, Shah Rukh Khan is not playing himself when he is acting as Aryan. Aryan is egotistical, harsh, and not particularly likeable. SRK as Gaurav, on the other hand, brings pathos to the character. We feel for the misled, heartbroken boy who has seen his angel fall from grace, and made sure he is humiliated on the way down. Greg Cannom's terrific makeup work on Khan contributes in large measure to this believability and the success of the double role.

Also on the upside are Manu Anand's camerawork and Andrea Guerra's notable background music. On the downside are the three endless action sequences and one major flaw - no one who encounters Gaurav acknowledges or remarks on their uncanny resemblance. It's as if only Gaurav sees it.

Snubbed and ill-treated by Aryan, a wounded and distraught Gaurav begins to plot Aryan's downfall. With this, the film explores notions of the fragility of stardom and fame, the egos of stars, their influence but equally their lack of privacy and their commoditization.

Fan' opens a small window into the fish bowl existence of superstars most poignant as Khan plays a fan in a swell of the nameless multitude the superstar waves at, dances for and thanks in his speeches. You cannot ignore the ironic reference to Salman Khan whose wax statue watches Gaurav manhandle Aryan's effigy in the wax museum. Shah Rukh Khan's neighbour Salman too attracts hundreds of fans on weekends, desperate for that one glance at their favourite star. It makes Aryans message all the more poignant when he says that fans/ duplicates must not live their lives in the shadow of the star, but make their own identity.

While this is a Shah Rukh Khan shows all way, Waluscha De Souza, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Sayani Gupta, Deepika Amin and Yogendra Tikku step into supporting roles. The most delightful part is seeing Khan perform, transform, and break away from the ego trip and the reverence to play the youthful, gangly Gaurav with a fatal attraction.

Yes, it is rather meta and self-congratulatory. Khan is so convincing as Gaurav playing Aryan - arms outstretched, quiver in the voice and a tilted, dimpled smile - almost a parody of himself, that Fan' is entirely worth the time to see him step out of his romantic hero/ comic comfort zone and delve into the darker spaces of his life experiences to deliver a performance that will be hard to forget.

Rating: ***

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Fan review: Shah Rukh Khan is a scene stealer as Gaurav in this drama

There are plenty of falls in Fan - physically, morally and occasionally even on the narrative front. But Fan also marks the resurgence of Shah Rukh the dramatic actor, the one which went on a hiatus for a couple of years to produce films that were trope-ridden affairs.

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Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Fan

Direction: Maneesh Sharma
Cast:Shah Rukh Khan, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Deepika Amin, Yogendra Tikku, Sayani Gupta, Waluscha De Sousa

Ratings: 4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended(3/5)

There are plenty of falls in Fan - physically, morally and occasionally even on the narrative front. But Fan also marks the resurgence of Shah Rukh the dramatic actor, the one which went on a hiatus for a couple of years to produce films that were trope-ridden affairs. In such a scenario it'll be interesting to see how audiences who have been fed a certain brand of SRK will respond to a film that taps into the obsessions of a fan and the vulnerabilities of a star in tackling an irate fan. It's a demanding watch for those accustomed to seeing songs and heroines in a film for here there are none. This is a Shah Rukh show out and out, and for most part it keeps you hooked.

FAN REVIEW: Gaurav beats superstar Shah Rukh Khan in this play of obsession

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If somehow you have managed to keep yourself away from the deluge of Fan promotions, then here is the plot. Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) is a twenty something man from Inder Vihar in Delhi who has hero worshipped Aryan Khanna (Khan) since he was a child. What makes him stand out from the pack is that he also resembles Khanna - his nose and lips are thinner and physique tinier. Called "photocopy" by those not fond of him, Gaurav is mostly a colony favourite as the guy who does spot-on impersonations of Khanna to win competitions. From the prize money of one, he makes a trip to Mumbai to fulfill his eternal dream - meet Aryan Khanna.

But Khanna's fan-star encounter doesn't go according to plan and falls below his lofty expectations. His exalted status for his idol, whom he occasionally refers to as God, is crushed when the star rebukes him for his actions. Crestfallen that Aryan doesn't appreciate his grandiose gesture, an isolated Gaurav devises revenge strategy inspired by the sentiments of Khanna himself: agar mere fans nahi toh main kuch nahin (a star is nothing without his fan). A year later, Gaurav decides to use his likeness to Aryan Khanna to jeopardise his career and reputation among fans.

It's a novel idea that instigates introspection on how a fan's sense of entitlement and subsequent disillusionment can wreak havoc. What are the boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour? But Sharma, who came up with the story, and Habib Faisal (Do Dooni Chaar, Ishaqzaade), who has written the screenplay, stretch the concept with little meaningful to add. "Asli drama toh ab shuru hoga," says Gaurav. But that drama turns into a game of cops and robbers that eventually becomes a child's game. Gaurav wants an apology. Aryan won't say sorry.   Questions remain as to why Gaurav who is mistaken for Khanna only after the second half and why not before. There are one too many chase sequences and little other than Gaurav's newfound unwavering contempt for Khanna driving the narrative.

It's not that Fan is not without merit. There is a superb, entirely meta dance medley in which Shah Rukh as Gauarv mimics Shah Rukh's iconic moves. The dramatic sequence in the Madame Tussauds in London where Gaurav mocks and berates his plastic self - "This is fake" - is particularly memorable. Fan the movie travels to Dubrovnik for a fun-tastic reason: just so Aryan Khanna can dance at a wedding for which he has been paid a "bomb" and then show his heroic skills with a well-choreographed parkour chase. It in such sequences when Fan adopts a tongue-in-cheek attitude to question the exalted status of stars and the limitations of Hindi film actors, it is funny.

From recapping the highlights of Shah Rukh's career to presenting glimpses of his fan following and stardom, Fan is very much a tribute to how far and ahead SRK has come.  Faisal and Sharat Katariya (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) make use of Khan's popular dialogues to demonstrate Gaurav's devotion.

Khan as Khanna shows the troubles and frustrations of an actor who has to combat a determined, tad deranged soul. But when Khan is in the mind of Gaurav that he most impresses as he tackles a character whose entire identity centres on an actor. When Gaurav sees Khanna for the first time or hears his voice, it isn't make believe, it is real. He makes you root for Gaurav, the naive youngster, with his Dilli zubaan and enthusiastic deameanour, and a menacing nemesis with his shifty eyes, quivering cries and disconcerting smile.

Fan digs deep into the dynamics of fan-star relationship. And it's a film with a significant message: Imitation is the best form of flattery but it can also hinder creativity and individuality. Shah Rukh displays both these aspects in abundance in Fan. The film is a reminder why the outsider has survived for 25 years, many of them on top. 

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Critics' Verdict: Shah Rukh Khan Rules in Fan'

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Film: Fan
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Waluscha de Sousa

Excerpts from reviews of Fan:

Khan is predictably effective as Aryan, but he is solid as Gaurav. Stripped of the head tilts and gestures that have made him a latter-day Dev Anand, Khan is menacing as the deranged admirer who loses his balance and goes to extreme lengths to teach his icon a lesson. Khan commands the screen in a movie that is effectively a two-hander despite the presence of minor characters (Waluscha De Sousa as Aryan's wife, Sayani Gupta as his secretary, Deepika Amin and Yogendra Tikku as Gaurav's parents). Fanpresents the star with the opportunity to take a good hard look in the mirror, even though the reflection isn't quite what he might expect.
Nandini Ramnath (Scroll.in)
A double dose of a Bollywood superstar intent on pushing himself into new zones as an actor makes for a passably watchable spectacle in Maneesh Sharma's Fan. The film might, however, have yielded decidedly more than just superficial delights had the director not resorted to standard means to wrap up his tale of an obsessed movie fan run amok. Fan works for the most part because it has the fabulous SRK act as a young' star-struck boy. His energetic performance is worth the price of the ticket - if not more.It is fascinating to watch the actor making the transition from a gawky movie-crazy youngster to a swaggering Bollywood star mimic on stage to a psychologically unhinged stalker who pulls out the stops.Fan is proof that even if SRK isn't 25 years old, he certainly has the kind of enthusiasm that might put many 25-year-old actors to shame.
Saibal Chatterjee (Movies.ndtv.com)
I am happy to report that Fan' is a triumph. Shah Rukh Khan is played to all his strengths, and he plays it just right, gliding in and out of the star and the fan, creating distinct identities and outlines in one scene, and blurring the lines just so in the next. It is a wonderful, grasping, knowing performance, the actor and the star all rolled in one, all at our service, even as they service Shah Rukh Khan's stratospheric stardom. 
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FAN Review: Maneesh Sharma's gripping, dark thriller returns SRK, the actor to us


Do whatever you will, but don't miss this movie.
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its all about shah this time. movie has flaws and yes flaws...but seems like shah has done his job.
take from many reviewers. shah, shah and only shah!

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