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A sweet blind girl Zooni meets a flirty Rehan. She ignores her friends' warnings. It's her time to discover life. Is she making the right love choice?

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Zulfikar Ali Beg
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Dr. Malini Tyagi
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Nafisa Ali Beg (as Kirron Kher)
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Zeenat
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Major Suraj Ahuja
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Colonel Maan Singh
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Helen - Zooni's Instructor
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Susheel Rawat
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Naana - Rehan's maternal grandpa
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Balwaan
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Rubina 'Ruby'
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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 (Kajol) receives from her father just as she is about to venture out into the world of 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 (Aamir Khan), a local Delhi tour guide and an incorrigible flirt. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. It is now her time to discover life and love. Is this really the right choice? Rehan is fascinated by Zooni and wants her to see life as it should be seen, in its many colours. He promises her that the time spent with him will be the most precious in all her life. Zooni sees Delhi, life and love like she never has before, because of Rehan. What Zooni doesn't know is that Rehan has another side of his ... Written by Official Source

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$5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£300,563 (UK) (26 May 2006)

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$2,100,110 (USA) (21 July 2006)
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Director Kunal Kohli sent Aamir Khan and Kajol a draft of the script, hoping they would agree with each other. His plan backfired - each of them sent back their revised versions of the script, with their own little adjustments, which included more depth and flesh to their own characters and less to the others. See more »

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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 »

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[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 »

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Fanaa for You
("Chand Sifarish" - DJ Aqeel Club Mix)
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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1 June 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Fanaa- This truly is a good movie- not just in the entertaining sense. There are a few bloopers, of course, but they may be easily overlooked, an easy enough thing for sensible and regular watchers of Indian cinema.

True, Aamir and Kajol have performed brilliantly, the cinematography is excellent and the music heavenly. The background scores are worth more than a mention.

But the movie goes deeper and makes one think about the power of love and our utter helplessness before it... how it shapes one's life and choices. The importance of choice is given the limelight in this movie- the choices that are so unique and personal to each of us, given the same situation. It also asks, importantly, how much can love forgive?

Put yourself in the place of these characters as you watch the movie and see how much is asked of you at each step, what strength is required to make the choices they make.

This movie, in some ways, is a lesson in love. It puts to shame our cautiousness, rigid moral standards, emotional walls etc in love. You cannot walk into love with tiny steps, wearing a steel armor and praying not to get hurt. There is no such thing as going too fast or too slow, or all these clichés we've come up with to explain relationships :)

To love, you truly HAVE to be free. At heart.


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