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Fanaa (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 2006 (India)
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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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Kunal Kohli

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Shibani Bathija (screenplay), Shibani Bathija (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Rehan Qadri
Kajol ... Zooni Ali Beg
Rishi Kapoor ... Zulfikar Ali Beg
Tabu ... Dr. Malini Tyagi
Kiron Kher ... Nafisa Ali Beg (as Kirron Kher)
Lara Dutta ... Zeenat
Shiney Ahuja ... Major Suraj Ahuja
Satish Shah ... Colonel Maan Singh
Lillete Dubey ... Helen - Zooni's Instructor
Sharat Saxena ... Susheel Rawat
Ahmed Khan 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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Destroyed in love...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Indonesian | Italian

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Destroyed in Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$878,938, 28 May 2006

Gross USA:

$2,100,110, 23 July 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lara Dutta has cameo appearance in the movie. 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 Dilli Ka Thug (1958) See more »

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Destroyed in Love
(Lounge Mix)
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Loved it ....
28 May 2006 | by natasha_00792000See all my reviews

It tickled me no end to read some viewers comment that a Kashmiri Muslim girl fell in love and allowed a man to bed her in a span of 8 days romance. They thought it slightly implausible. This might have held true for some two decades back but not nowadays. We have to understand Zooni (Kajol) came from a fairly modern family (she was no village bumpkin) in the movie and the apple of her parents eye. More so because she was blind and her mother always encouraged her to look forward to her Prince Charming the day he arrived. She was this inexperienced girl full of ideas of romance and blind to boot and Aamirs winsome voice and poetry won her over and she just went into the relationship headstrong girl that she was knowing and accepting that there might never be anything permanent (she just wanted to live for those 8 days she was able to be romanced by the person she was besotted with) a very common occurrence actually in todays scenario.

The story of a man torn between love and duty might be hackneyed but I sure as hell didn't know how it was all going to end and was eager to sit through the whole film and watch it to the very end. I don't know how some people thought the first 90 minutes was horrible and the rest even more so! I found the first half extremely entertaining and the second half was a pleasure to watch just for the sheer pleasure of watching two very high class actors perform as they never have.

Kunal Kohli is an extremely sensitive director and while there may have been slip ups in pace here and there (it was an emotional rather than an action packed movie after all) on the whole the movie shows a director of competence and someone who has a very bright future.

The cinematography is breathtaking and the supporting cast of Rishi Kapoor and Tabu adds to the movies worth. Rishi especially is brilliant.

But the movies strongest point is the performance of the two lead actors especially Kajol who had the more author backed role. Kajol and Aamirs chemistry leave you wondering WHY they never acted together before. And they look so good its hard to imagine Kajols a mom and Aamir a divorced dad of two.


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