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Posted: 15 April 2016 at 4:35pm | IP Logged
*spoilers ahead*
..for doing FAN. I was disappointed with the early reviews and the fact that it will not be a suspense thriller which I expected it to be. But give a try after the good reviews. 
I am glad I did and it was worthy experience with some awesome real acting by SRK. Both the characters were well played though Gaurav was an exception what an outstanding portrayal though you cant relate to him but will feel sad for how he gets treated. 

The movie is a bit drag thats what I feel but worth all the praises especially SRK deserves all the critical acclaim he is getting. Every fan must watch the movie who were disappointed with SRK's movies in last few years. You will love it!

Aryan Khanna kind of deserved the revenge that Gaurav planned for him though you will not want to support Gaurav in his wrong doings too. I wasnt on neither Gaurav nor Aryan side. The scene where it is revealed that its is Gaurav who is dancing with that lady gives you thrills especially SRK part in this  scene was mind-blowing. One of my fav scene! And other scene that was really amazing when Gaurav enters in the house and then terrifies the wife with his antics. And words cant really do justice to SRK's acting in those scenes. This truly marks the return of the ACTOR!! Gaurav is wrong but you do feel bad about him especially with the kind of performance SRK gives.

Unlike others i feel the beginning was dragged, not the part after intermission. Another scene worth mentioning is when no one shows up at Aryan's event. The thrill and suspense was indeed there which I thought might be missing. 

I would suggest you to watch the movie. I never give out such long reviews but it was worth it since I can finally feel happy about being SRK fan. Long after i watched his movie and I am quite satisfied with it. 

Movie rating 3.5/5
SRK 4.5/5


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*spoilers ahead*
Thank you SRK for doing FAN. I was disappointed with the early reviews and the fact that it will not be a suspense thriller which I expected it to be. But give a try after the good reviews. 
I am glad I did and it was worthy experience with some awesome real acting by SRK. Both the characters were well played though Gaurav was an exception what an outstanding portrayal though you cant relate to him but will feel sad for how he gets treated. 

The movie is a bit drag thats what I feel but worth all the praises especially SRK deserves all the critical acclaim he is getting. Every fan must watch the movie who were disappointed with SRK's movies in last few years. You will love it!

Aryan Khanna kind of deserved the revenge that Gaurav planned for him though you will not want to support Gaurav in his wrong doings too. I wasnt on neither Gaurav nor Aryan side. The scene where it is revealed that its is Gaurav who is dancing with that lady gives you thrills especially SRK part in this  scene was mind-blowing. One of my fav scene! And other scene that was really amazing when Gaurav enters in the house and then terrifies the wife with his antics. And words cant really do justice to SRK's acting in those scenes. This truly marks the return of the ACTOR!! Gaurav is wrong but you do feel bad about him especially with the kind of performance SRK gives.

Unlike others i feel the beginning was dragged, not the part after intermission. Another scene worth mentioning is when no one shows up at Aryan's event. The thrill and suspense was indeed there which I thought might be missing. 

I would suggest you to watch the movie. I never give out such long reviews but it was worth it since I can finally feel happy about being SRK fan. After a long period i watched his movie and I am quite satisfied with it. 

Movie rating 3.5/5 
SRK 4.5/5




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Posted: 15 April 2016 at 4:37pm | IP Logged
I will also want to appreciate those 3 girls in the movie though small part but they all do a really good job. I really liked them. Especially Aryan's girlfriend. I hope to see them in more movies
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Posted: 15 April 2016 at 4:42pm | IP Logged
My review (non-spoiler)

The only reviews I had read before watching the movie hinted that the first half was excellent while the second half was a downer. My feelings were exactly the opposite ... The first half, honestly, felt a lot like SRK was on some ego-trip, self-promoting, albeit in a subtle way. The plot and characterisation both felt very simple, straight-forward and devoid of any thrills. It felt like this movie might end up preaching a social message about social media and the relevance of it in the context of the fan & the star and showing us that Shahrukh can nail double roles!

Maybe, it was deliberate to set up the scene for the second half. The second half was more to my liking. It was complex, thrilling, sufficiently dark, and more importantly leading towards an end about which I was genuinely in two minds. I like stories where I don't know what ending would be more acceptable to me. It's because I feel really connected to the characters and the plot. So the climax was genuine and completely acceptable (even if it did become predictable at some point).

Characterisation:

Gaurav: Like I said before, the first half established him as a simpleton fan, genuinely in love with (and obsessed) with a star who, by some stroke of fate had a similar face. His obsession with the star, to the point of ignoring everything else in his life was in parts endearing, and worrying. It was completely balanced. The second half introduced us to the wronged fan. The fan who has been shown the ugly truth that his star mentions him (and millions of other fans) ONLY as a gimmick while facing the press. And the broken Gaurav, to me, was far more realistic and grounded than the fun one in the first half.

Aryan: Kudos to whoever decided not to portray Aryan as a selfless, genuinely nice and perfect man. Aryan's arrogance and pride is completely consistent throughout the movie, and he doesn't come across as someone God-like. He's just someone who has been made/called God-like. There's very little of Aryan's non-star life that we get to see. So we don't really know how he is as a person, but his attitude in the context of his stardom is very well-written.

Background music:

A lot of the montages and the scenes showing Aryan/Gaurav performing have a mix of Bollywood sounding music, which really helped. It gave a feeling of watching a Bollywood movie, even without the songs. There is a piece that plays in the last scene. To me, it was perfect! I cannot explain the scene without spoilers though, so I'll not!


Acting:

WOW. SRK the actor is back. SRK does make you ignore the flaws and the loopholes (and there are more than I would have liked). He makes you root for Gaurav, he makes you feel sorry for Gaurav, he makes you scared of Gaurav and at the end he makes you wonder if every fan has a Gaurav hidden in them? As Aryan he is arrogant, narcissistic, proud, angry, and absolutely unapologetic about what and who he is. Double roles rely on the ability of the actor to distinguish the 2 characters, and SRK has done that in a very excellent manner. Except for the parts when Gaurav imitates Aryan, you don't even see the resemblance between the two characters (in terms of personality).

which brings me the flaws ! Gaurav suddenly started looking more like Aryan in the second half, so much that I was wondering if he underwent plastic surgery ! Then, there is a specific scene where Aryan EFFORTLESSLY imitates Gaurav. That was too unreal for me. No matter how good an actor Aryan was, it's impossible for him to imitate Gaurav without any study/homework... He just didn't know Gaurav well enough. Also, as much as I loved the second half, it dragged a bit... Delhi - Mumbai - London - Dubrovnik - London again - Mumbai - Delhi - Mumbai... at some point I wasn't sure where they were.

The best dialogue IMO ... (this is a bit spoiler-ish though)... Gaurav asks Aryan's wife,  "when he(Aryan) fights with you, he apologises to make up, right? Then why can't he say sorry to me?" THAT ONE LINE defines Gaurav. He actually thought himself to be that close and intimate with his star as the star's wife was !!! 

Acting 5 stars... editing 3... direction 3.5... it's not just a one-time watch, but something you can keep coming back to once in a few years for a long time, and you don't even have to be a fan.

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Posted: 15 April 2016 at 4:52pm | IP Logged

Fan has a recorded a good first day of around 20 crore nett as per early estimates. The film has done very well in North India beating the figures of Dilwale and Mumbai should also beat as Mumbai city and especially Pune had opened well in the morning. The figures in East India and Nizam are likely to come in below Dilwale and it could be quite a margin as there is a big single screen presence in these circuits .

 

The film has behaved best in the premium multiplexes that is why the big circuits are best but as Shahrukh Khan is there in the film the others areas have also managed to collect and for a film of this type the collections are good. It has also been helped by a partial holiday in places.

 

The film has done well on opening day but the key is what happens from here on as the film has notched up a 20 crore nett apprx figure which is very high for a film of this type so will it be able to sustain at these levels especially at mass centres.

Damn I was right lolll


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Posted: 15 April 2016 at 4:55pm | IP Logged
Fan is just a trailer for SRK this year and he is getting praises...

picture abhi baaki hai mere dost..RAEES Wink


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Posted: 15 April 2016 at 4:58pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Coldplaying

Considering it is a niche film without any songs,with very less promotions, without any actress. A non-holiday release. Considering all the factors 20cr is excellent. Even BOI agrees that for a film like Fan 20cr opening is very high. Hope it goes from strength to strength in coming days. If the mass circuits grows in coming days there will be no stopping Fan. 

don't mind the haters. srk has way too many. these people can't stand his stardom. 
fan is doing extremely well in India. It has taken bumper opening in Pakistan. He is the global icon for indian cinema. kisi ko acha lage ya na lage he has been ruling for 25 plus years


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Posted: 15 April 2016 at 5:00pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by pallavi25


Of course 20 crore is extremely good for an unconventional, experimental, non-masala film! 
All trade analysts are saying so...that the opening is really good inspite of being a movie without a traditional heroine, without romance, or song and dances, without item songs with cheap lyrics.

And its the Highest opening day of the year so far. 

Its doing really well in the urban centers, best in Mumbai, and in East Punjab, West Bengal and of course in UP/Delhi region. It will get even better during weekend due to good WOM and great reviews. Big smile

PS: They didnt even include the promotional Jabra song...to lure audiences. 




plus it released in like 3500 screens and not 5000 which is typical for a khan movie

considering the genre of the film it is doing pretty well. 

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