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Set in Delhi and the Kashmir Valley, a blind woman falls in love with a rakish tour guide who hides a terrible secret...

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Zulfikar Ali Beg
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Dr. Malini Tyagi
Kiron Kher ...
Nafisa Ali Beg (as Kirron Kher)
Lara Dutta ...
Zeenat
Shiney Ahuja ...
Major Suraj Ahuja
Satish Shah ...
Colonel Maan Singh
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Helen - Zooni's Instructor
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Susheel Rawat
Ahmed Khan ...
Naana - Rehan's maternal grandpa
Vrajesh Hirjee ...
Balwaan
Jaspal Bhatti ...
Inspector Jolly Good Singh
Gautami Kapoor ...
Rubina 'Ruby'
Shruti Seth ...
Fatty
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Choices--to choose between right or wrong is simple, but what defines one's life is the decision between the greater of two goods or the lesser of two evils. This is the advice that Zooni Ali Beg receives from her father, just as she is about to venture out into the world on her own for the very first time. Little does she know that these very words will shape her life. Zooni, a blind Kashmiri girl, meets Rehan Qadri, a local tour guide and an incorrigible flirt, who goes from city to city exploring their architecture--and also their women. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. She is not one to be protected. It is now her time discover life, and love. Is this really the right choice? Rehan is fascinated by Zooni. He truly wants her to see life as it should be seen, in its many colors--and as he promises her, the time spent with him will be the most precious in all her life. Zooni sees Delhi, life and love like she never has... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Destroyed in love...


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Opening Weekend:

£300,563 (UK) (26 May 2006)

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$2,100,110 (USA) (21 July 2006)
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The word Fanaa is an Urdu word, of Arabic origin, which means annihilation. In Sufi tradition, it also means destroyed in love. See more »

Goofs

Rihan and Zooni meet in New Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day (26th January), but in all the scenes the people wear summer clothes, despite the fact it is very cold in Delhi in January. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Zooni Ali Beg: May my breath find shelter in your heart... / may me life be destroyed in your love.
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References Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Des Rangila
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Mahalakshmi Iyer (as Mahalakshmi)
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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A complex love movie with a brilliant second half
26 May 2006 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Fanaa is a complex movie. Aamir Khan has continued his trend of working on unusual plots and delivering extraordinary performances and Kajol has outshone Aamir on many occasions in the film.

The emotional intensity of the movie gets to the core of the viewer's heart. It may help people to look at the Kashmir issue from a different angle but it does certainly portray one fact, and that is a seemingly ruthless terrorist can actually be a simple and kind man fighting for his land's freedom. For him, making judgement on greater good or lesser evil is a constant struggle. Even though Rehan (Aamir) did not derail from his cause (terorrism apparently) till the last breath in his body, he will draw sympathy from the viewers.

The splendor of light, sound and colors in big budget Hindi movies is achieving new heights every day. Viewers will be simply spellbound to the screen during most of the song sequences. The music of the movie was like a breath of fresh air. The viewers will also enjoy a ride of convincing and innovative action sequences.

The first half of the movie could have been made better though. Sometimes the pace felt a little off. The constant exchange of poetry did feel irritating at times. Perhaps, if Aamir could shed off a few kilos, things could have looked a little more natural. It was also unusual for a blind Muslim girl like Zooni (Kajol) to indulge into a physical relation with Rehan (who did not pledge any commitment to their relation) so early. But I guess these things follow typical commercial Hindi film unofficial rules.

Overall the movie is certainly worth watching and, compared to most of the Hindi films, quite a unique one.


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