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Finding Fanny (2014)

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A man embarks on a road trip to find his lost love.

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Homi Adajania
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Deepika Padukone ... Angie
Naseeruddin Shah ... Ferdinand Pinto
Basilo Dias Basilo Dias ... Man Reading Newspaper
Kevin D'Mello Kevin D'Mello ... Baker
Urcelina Mascarenhas Urcelina Mascarenhas ... Sewing Woman
Dimple Kapadia ... Rosie Eucharistica
Ankur Tewari Ankur Tewari ... Prospective Groom
Anjali Patil ... Stefanie Fernandes
Ranveer Singh ... Gabo Eucharistica
Meher Verma Meher Verma ... Little Girl in Wedding
Pankaj Kapur ... Don Pedro Cleto Colaco
Anand Tiwari ... Father Francis
Arjun Kapoor ... Savio Da Gama
Libert Olivera Libert Olivera ... Savio's Father (credit only)
Rithika Po Rithika Po ... Choir Girl 1
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Late one night, an undelivered letter is returned to postmaster and singer Ferdinand 'Ferdie' Pinto. He realizes that his one true love Stefanie 'Fanny' Fernandes never received the marriage proposal he sent to her forty-six years earlier. Angie, a young widow and Ferdie's dear friend suggests they go on a road trip to find Fanny. Joining them on the journey is Rosie, Angie's mother-in-law; and Don Pedro, an artists who is keen to paint Rosie. Driving the car is Savio, the childhood friend whose heart Angie broke six years earlier when she married another. Written by L. Hamre

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If you're looking for love...get lost!


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The film was shot in various villages across Goa, including Saligao, Parra, Assagao, Aldona, Socorro, and Cortalim.And shot in 36 days. See more »

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When Pedro is painting Rosie he asks her to bare her shoulder and she does but in the next scene right after the shoulder is covered. See more »

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A quirky tale with a Soul
13 September 2014 | by shiraj-dakshySee all my reviews

Homi Adajania is back after his commercial mainstream outing in "Cocktail" to what he does best, tell another quirky tale of dysfunctional individuals which he convincingly told with his debut "Being Cyrus".

"Finding Fanny" let me warn is not your run of the mill movie, it is abstract in its narration but the soul is at the right place.

Homi Adajania adapts Kersi Khambata's story again after "Being Cyrus". "Finding Fanny" primarily tells the story of five individuals Angie (Deepika Padukone), her mother-in-law Rosie (Dimple Kapadia), her naïve affable friend Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah), her mother-in-law's admirer Don Pedro (Pankaj Kapur) and her brooding secret lover Savio Da Gama (Arjun Kapoor). Based in a small village of Goa Pocolim, the story unfolds when these five principle characters take a road trip to find Ferdie's love, whom he confessed love 46 years back Stefanie Fernandes a.k.a "Fanny" (Anjali Patil). How each character comes to his own and discovers themselves is what the story is all about.

The story premise by Kersi Khambata is wafer thin but it is the screenplay which accentuates the narration. It is the situations that make the story funny; each character is defined well with their set of eccentricities and insecurities. Kersi has done a brilliant job in defining the characters well. But I felt the proceeding goes from quirky to awry as the movie comes to an end. The climax could have been written better. But overall the pace never dips and at the end you have a smile. Well as I said earlier this is not your conventional film so do not expect the obvious.

The Dialogues written by Kersi and Homi is the highlight of the movie which complements the narration and lifts the scenes. They are brilliantly written with subtle humor but the impact is hilarious.

It is the performances by the ensemble cast which is a major highlight and the reason why the movie is a delight to watch. Homi undoubtedly had an enviable cast. Naseeruddin Shah as Ferdie, the emotional affable post master is brilliant. Naseer underplays his character,he has modulated his voice and his body language to portray Ferdie and the outcome is just mind-blowing. Pankaj Kapur who plays the eccentric lusty painter Don Pedro, he again proves his brilliance with this portrayal. Although amongst the five characters, Don Pedro's character is wafer thin as far as the writing goes but Pankaj Kapur with his portrayal takes the character to the zenith. It was delight to watch both the thespians in one frame. Dimple Kapadia as Rosie is brilliant and gives one of her best performances; she captures the nuances of Rosie's character well. Deepika Padukone again gives a good performance with Angie, Homi extracts another cracker performance after her Veronica act in "Cocktail". Arjun Kapoor as Savio, the brooding loser and lover shows his range as an actor.

Anil Mehta's cinematography is so breathtaking that after watching the movie you want to take a trip to Goa. He captures the old Goa so well, something which has not been highlighted well after "Trikaal". Goa's beauty lies beyond the beaches as well and Anil has captured it brilliantly.

Costumes by Anaita Shroff Adajania are so well done that it actually blends with the narration and does not look out of place. Production Design by Manisha Khandelwal is another highlight, every detail is painstakingly executed. The last highlight being the Music by Mathias Duplessy especially the backgrounds score, it just transports you to another world.

Homi Adajania breaks the conventional norms of film making and tries to create an Indian "Little Miss Sunshine"; well he partially succeeds as well. The movie's unconventional take makes it for niche audience and it may not find takers in the masses.


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Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

INR120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$515,393, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$615,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,685,784
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