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Stars rave about @iamsrk's #Fan. Read what they've got to say : http://bit.ly/1Sje8Cw 

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Fan Movie Review : SRK Wins it all in this Gamble!

April 15, 2016 Team Pinkvilla78752 reads8 comments


When one of our friends first saw the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan's last release Dilwale, she groaned. "Not again!" While watching the film today, she was too engrossed to care about the munching. She lost herself in the world of Gaurav Chandna, whom she kept defending to us while everyone around kept murmuring - "What a creep!" The box office fate of the film is irrelevant because in this one attempt, SRK definitely has won back his die-hard fans. Just with his sheer effort of making something that any mainstream superstar would never imagine risking, he has redeemed himself.

Fan is different for him. His dedication is hard to miss. As Gaurav, he is flawless. As the superstar Aryan Khanna, he is flawed. No matter what Gaurav does, you are compelled to believe he is faultless. You want to be his counsel, reason out his actions. It is not often that one of his King Khan's characters overpower him in a film, but Gaurav does. Despite being outrageous, incorrigible and sometimes silly, the film belongs to him. 

Right from the first frame, director Maneesh Sharma's world tempts you. Gaurav is a regular Dilli Ka Launda who harbours big dreams. He wants to meet his favourite superstar, gift him his own 'Best Actor of the Colony' trophy, show off about his ooh-la-la moment and move on. Bas itna sa khwab tha... But meeting India's biggest superstar even for a few minutes is impossible. The fan manages the feat by using some cheap tricks and illegal ways. The superstar is miffed. Heartbreak is inevitable. 

For the first hour of the film, Maneesh keeps the story moving smoothly. But it eventually suffers from over-plotting and a grievous lack of logic. Would you believe a superstar could be arrested in a foreign land and denied his lawyer for a day? There are many such silly instances in the film that you'll never buy. But Maneesh doesn't seem to care. His faith on his material is moving. Gaurav uses his Aryan Khanna-ish face to his advantage. In a matter of days, Aryan loses his good name, his stardom and the mudslinging damages his career of 25 years. 

Sharma's story is simple but his execution lacks certainty. It looks like thriller, feels like drama and ends up looking contrived. Definitely, there are moments that will tear you up. Treat yourself to a cupcake if you don't choke up at the scene when Gaurav sees Aryan for the first time. But Maneesh never makes Aryan half as charming or affable as Shah Rukh. Neither does he have King Khan's wit, his cocky attitude or his spunky arrogance. Aryan is flat and he is only as much as SRK makes him. 

But Gaurav comes straight from Maneesh's heart. He is adorable. His love is overwhelming. Even when you hate his guts, you want to loathe his actions, you can't do it well. Doff your hat to SRK who gives him that evil streak without villainifying him.

But the film exhausts you eventually. There are far too many similar looking chase sequences. If the Chase-Breathe-Repeat doesn't disappoint you, the shabby editing will. And no matter how novel the film seems, the final sequence is picked up straight from Darr. The good thing is that SRK's passion hasn't changed one bit. He still is as earnest, his eyes twinkling with the spark of a newbie. Probably that is the stuff superstars are made of - relentlessness. The plague of the second half does its best to mar the noble intentions behind the movie, but eventually SRK saves the day. 

Never in your wildest dream would you have imagined the country's top superstar to pick up a role that could easily destroy his image. He could be misconstrued but looks like he has freed himself from the unnecessary pressure of box office wars. At 50, he is a new man who has lived his dream, become the legend that he sought out to be. His mantra now is to work towards recreating himself. Remember the television actor, who wasn't even the male lead and debuted in Bollywood playing second fiddle to an established superstar? Remember how he played negative roles twice over in his first few films...

In his chase to becoming the Badshah, Khan left behind that young boy from who came out of Delhi's tang gullies... who wanted to the rule the world. The King is now back to pick up from where he began and looks like the fan child of cinema in him, will walk beside him, henceforth. 

We rate the film a 70% on the PinkVilla Movie Meter .

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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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Bri...we need a ranting thread from u...a good oneLOL

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FAN movie review: You CAN'T MISS watching Shah Rukh Khan aka Gaurav in his darkest avatar ever!

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 14:08
FAN movie review: You CAN'T MISS watching Shah Rukh Khan aka Gaurav in his darkest avatar ever!
Ritika Handoo

'Main Hun Toh Tu Hai, Main Nahi To Tu Bhi Nahi', these lines would have sounded like any other filler but when we have a 'fan' uttering this to his favourite superstar"it does leave an indelible impact.

Welcome to the world of Gaurav Chandna aka the greatest, maddest and perhaps the scariest self-proclaimed 'FAN' of superstar Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan). He looks like him, minus the big nose; he acts like him but has a thick accent, and most of all hails from the same city"saddi Dilli.

This dilli ka launda might look like a copy of Aryan Khanna but certainly with a frenzied mind, which takes him straight to the city of dreams"Mumbai (needless to mention, why). He stands amidst the ocean of fans waving at SRK, outside his mansion"but none carry the emotions in their eyes which endow Gaurav with an unthinkable courage.

He isn't scared of anybody; all he wants to do is perhaps meet Aryan (senior, as he calls him) and hug him tight! You might find him innocently in love with the superstar, but rather he is insanely crazy about him"so much so, that it makes him edgy and dark.

The audience gave Gaurav wolf whistles and loud applause. And the response of the audience just didn't stop! Gaurav's desi dialogues, made us dilliwalahs go literally bonkers.

Director Maneesh Sharma might be known for 'Band Baaja Baarat', but now he shall be better known for helming 'FAN'. The background score of the movie successfully pulled off a thriller, by keeping the audiences hooked, booked and cooked"all at the same time!

I am not going to reveal how he finally meets superstar Khanna, as this thriller needs to be watched than read. You will be mighty impressed and floored by the thunderous and applause-worthy performance by Shah Rukh Khan, the actor. The critics are going to take a backseat and let Mr Khan rule like true-blue Bollywood badshah.

Model Waluscha D'souza plays the star wife, reminding us of the ever elegant and poised Gauri Khan. Sadly, there wasn't much for her in the script.

Thankfully, there is no song-dance sequence in FAN!  The movie encapsulates the fandom which SRK as a star enjoys and why his fans must watch this to understand how he achieved what he did.

The battle between a fan and his godly superstar is unusual and never-seen-before in Hindi films. Screenplay and dialogue by Habib Faisal need a special mention, and are going to stay with you for longer. Although, they could have easily cut-down on some chasing sequences between the two to make the run-time lesser.

All in all, even if you aren't SRK's 'Jabra' Fan, you are bound to become one after watching his bestest performance till date. To make it sound a little filmy, I will end by saying, 'Rehne De Tu Nahi Samjhega'!

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Friday, 8.55 am. An otherwise empty multiplex is packed. The sound of voices chattering in anticipation reeked of expectations from the actor whose performances used to be accompanied by goosebumps once upon a time.

Of late, his movie choices or acting hasn't quite been the talk of the town. Sure, some of them did rule the box office and a few even got him awards but it goes without saying that all of them had one thing in common- they hurt. I'm looking at you Dilwale.

And, yet two seconds into the movie-the claps, laughs and the whistles start. The power of Shah Rukh Khan.

That makes Maneesh Sharma's 'FAN'- Shah Rukh Khan's first 2016 release in which he essays the role of both an egotistical superstar Aryan Khanna and his deluded fan Gaurav Chandna (with aplomb if I may add) all the more significant.

The question was simple- Has Shah Rukh Khan the star overpowered Shah Rukh Khan the actor to the point of no return? Only 143-minutes of Fan would give us the answer.

And, boy did it give us the answer we were hoping against hope for.

If you are a fan of Shah Rukh Khan the actor, heave a sigh of relief. If you can't get enough of enjoying Shah Rukh Khan the star, heave a sigh of relief, too.

With FAN, SRK has managed to weave together his two personas- that of the 'actor' who is the 'star.' It's about time.



And, suddenly halfway through the movie, the whistles, claps and gasps start making sense.

Maneesh Sharma builds an interesting premise with the story of Gaurav Chandna, a simpleton from West Delhi who runs a cyber cafe and proclaims his unconditional love for his hero Aryan Khanna by winning local talent hunts with his Aryan Khan tribute.

All he wants in his life is to meet Aryan, who is more than just a star to him. 'Woh duniya hai meri,' he tells his parents and the world.

After haggling his way to Mumbai, Gaurav finds out that things aren't as rosy as he pictured them to be and ends in an unfortunate meet with his hero that ends in heartbreak and ultimately paves the way for revenge which sees the two fighting across London, Croatia and ultimately, Delhi.

Aryan and Gaurav meet at various times during the length of the movie, but their first meeting in jail blows your mind away with the tone that it sets. This is no happy go lucky story of a fan who goes to any length to meet his star and gets his wish fulfilled; but instead is the dark, gripping and goosebump-inducing tale of an obsessive fan who thinks his hero should be punished for breaking a fan's heart.

As has already been pointed out, the first half of the movie scores over the second (which bears an unusual resemblance to Sherlock's Season 2 finale when Moriarty goes about systemically destroying Sherlock's reputation), but that hardly means that the second half doesn't have you fixated to your seat (unlike what KRK would like you to believe).



And, a large part of that credit goes to the two chase sequences. The first, shot in picturesque Dubrovnik highlights the irony of the superstar pursuing the fan, who on the other doesn't want to be alone his hero, despite the opportunity landing on lap and despite it being the only thing he's wanted since 25 years.

Tables have turned.

The last chase sequence, which also sets the ground for the climax is to say the least- unforgettable.

It could have ended with an almost happy ending that Bollywood is notorious for but the film's writer Habib Faisal means business and had other plans.



Instead, he pens an ending that will shock you, guilt you and leave you conflicted about who to root for- and that in itself tells you enough about the brilliance of this movie. I was rooting for Shah Rukh Khan, the actor and he didn't disappoint at all.

Khan in and as FAN steals the show with the performance of a lifetime. Though, he plays the of Aryan with ease, it's his performance as the creepy fan Gaurav that hits the right notes, forcing you to remember his anti-hero avatar of the 90s. No song or heroine is needed as he puts up an enjoyable one-man act that is almost perfect.

Habib Faisal's screenplay is worthy of a lot of awards and Maneesh Sharma doesn't just direct a movie or just tell a story- he gives us an experience, that will be fondly remembered, time and again.

Do whatever you will, but don't miss this movie. (and the flashes of the SRK we loved in Darr)

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Overwhelmed with such JABRA words!

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I hate this reviewer...he/she never gives solid reviews. but FINALLY a positive say from her...yesss


Friday, April 15, 2016



   
review: FAN


FAN-tastic!

3 and 1/2 stars


Mini Review:

We've all had pictures of Bollywood stars, Rock stars or Sports stars plastered on our Godrej steel almirahs at home, inside and outside. We've carefully preserved first day first show tickets in our diaries. But how far will you go to get your idol's attention? This is a wonderfully taut thriller that will keep you switching sides: sometimes for the star, some times for the fan.

Main Review:

The film is so tailor-made for Shah Rukh Khan, you cannot imagine any other star to possess the cojones to perform a self-deprecating role where his real life events are incorporated into the story. Who else but Shah Rukh can understand the madness of traveling WT (without ticket) by train to make it in big bad Bollywood?

Shah Rukh has been sniggered at, reviled for 'dancing at weddings'. The film so skilfully uses this fact and weaves it into fiction that you can only admire Shah Rukh for practically admitting that he is treated like an 'item' even though he performs a great act at these weddings.

But this film is as much about his fan as it is about him. Shah Rukh plays Aryan Khanna the superstar as well his crazy fan Gaurav Chandana. Gaurav mimics Shah Rukh at neighborhood contests, his room is plastered with photographs of the star and his parents indulge his innocent fandom. When the movie starts, you clap in appreciation because you have done the same - cut out and pasted pictures and posters of movie stars, rock stars or sports stars on your own Godrej steel cupboards, that one wall you shared with your siblings' hero pictures, you kissed their pictures in school lockers - and more.

I must confess I called up a radio station and was thrilled when my valentine's day message was accepted as a winner for a 'meet your Bollywood star valentine show', and I went to his house with 20 other fans for high tea. We met him, and I don't remember anything else that happened to my life for the next few days. So when Gaurav meets Aryan Khanna, I laughed, a little embarrassed, knowing that I must have looked exactly like that when I met the superstar in real life. That moment should win Shah Rukh all the awards.

We've seen his acting chops in Swades, and Chak De! and you loved him in as the eternal lover in Dil Se as well as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. Here, he is everything and also plays a star hounded by a crazed fan.

Cynics will say they have seen it in Wesley Snipes' Fan, and even Arnie's Last Action Hero. But I will steer you to remember Kathy Bates in Misery, and how a fan can easily turn 'nuts'. Shakespeare was wrong when he claimed that a woman scorned was the most dangerous thing ever. Here a fan slighted by his idol turns into a monster.

You saw this in the trailer, didn't you? I did. And like most jaded people, I too wondered how a mainstream Bollywood movie could pull this off. Bollywood movies have suffered the curse of the second half for ever and ever.

But the film surprises you at every turn. You are sometimes the fan, and at other times the superstar the crazed fan is hounded. As the fan turns crazy and the star gives him the chase, you go through so many thoughts: How dare he slight the 'bechara' fan! So arrogant! Serves the Star right! Oh no! What is this Fan doing! He's so demented! What will the Star do now? Punch him! Punch him!

Yes the chases are a tad too long, but everyone in Bollywood is stuck on parkour. Sigh. But all is forgiven because we are shocked at what happens next.

And when the superstar claims his Delhi roots, there erupts a spontaneous applause amongst the audience. Now the star is going to get down and dirty, you know. But the fan is not to be taken for granted.

Full marks to Gaurav's parents, the star wife (happily surprised to see Waluscha on screen!), Gaurav's one sided love Neha are all wonderful support system in this movie.

You will not come away untouched, that is for sure. There are so many moments where you know 'this could be me', and others where you wonder 'could I turn into this?' You have heard fans writing letters in blood for stars, this is a tribute to that madness from a star to his fans.


p.s. I would watch the movie again only for the montage we saw in the beginning of the film. Clever, clever technique!

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