Here is the Full Review of Finding Fanny. The movie somewhat grows on you gradually. Finding Fanny will make you fall for sweet relationships and the other side of life. Very different from masala entertainers and commercial cinema, Finding Fanny is honey-dipped and shows how life can simultaneously run and be stuck at the same time.
Bringing the flavour of Goa, the makers have tried to bring on the forefront that side of innocent love, which will work its magic gracefully and will put a constant smile on your face. How cute life can get, and what we make of our life, depends on us and Finding Fanny, just shows us that.
Ferdie, Angie, Savio, Don Pedro and Rosie, are five odd balls that embark on a journey that changes their lives for good and for better. The beautiful and simple story will make you see that what we miss on to life.
When the cast is a line-up of Veteran actors like Naseerudding Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia, we are not wrong to expect more from them. And they deliver. Newbies in comparison to the three superb actors, Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are refreshingly fantastic.
Naseeruddin Shah in the shoes of hopeless in love, choir boy who also happens to be a post-master shines too bright in the role of Ferdie. Had it not been for him, the whole movie would lose its charm and they would not have even embarked upon the beautiful journey. He makes old age, adorable and is utterly sweet.
Pankaj Kapoor on screen and magic he weaves is wondrous. Don Pedro is an artist and his latest muse is Dimple Kapadia. He spells acting on screen which comes to him au naturally.
Dimple Kapadia as Rosie, pulls off the role of typical Goan lady, with ultimate ease.Deepika Padukone has stepped into the breezy and extremely sweet character. She manages to deliver a fine performance.
Arjun Kapoor as tattooed Savio, is something you would be completely at ease with while watching. He has given his best shot at being that guy who loves but doesn’t expresses. With apt acting skills on the platter, Arjun has done quite a job.
Cinematography by Anil Mehta is what will make you fall in love with Goa. The story, like I said before, grows upon you slowly. We all will find a Savio, Angie, Rosie, Ferdie and Don Pedro in real life. They are all characters we will find in ourselves and around us. Homi Adajania has just painted our lives on the big screen.
The Goan music adds more charm to the movie. The flick is a little slow at places, but it doesn’t make you crib. The dialogues are very natural and the movie meanders smoothly.
Watch or Not:
If you are a hardcore fan of Bollywood Commercial Cinema and seek masala entertainment, then this might not be the movie for you. And if you seek a refreshing break from all that kind of movies, which is somewhat a re-creation of a slice of life, then Finding Fanny is just the one you should not miss. Finding Fanny is one of those films that will leave a smile on your face while you watch it and even while you leave the theatre.
Thumbs Up: Realistic approach to life, story
Thumbs Down: A little slow