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Fanney Khan (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 3 August 2018 (USA)
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Fanney Khan is a struggling singer who wants to make his daughter a big name in music world.

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Atul Manjrekar

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Dominique Deruddere (original idea), Atul Manjrekar (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Baby Singh (Sumitra)
Anil Kapoor ... Fanney Khan (Prashant Sharma)
Rajkummar Rao ... Adir
Divya Dutta ... Kavita Sharma
Swati Semwal ... Jinal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siddharth Amar ... Vinod :Correspondent
Anaya Anaya ... Young Girl @TNT
Asif Basra ... Vivek Sir
Pooja Bhamrrah Pooja Bhamrrah ... Female Host of India Ki Awaaz (as Pooja Bhamrah)
Rajat Bhasin Rajat Bhasin ... Jai
Sharanya Chandana Sharanya Chandana ... Stylist @ IKA Finale
Yash Chaturvedi Yash Chaturvedi ... MC@ TNT
Vaishall Naru Chavan Vaishall Naru Chavan ... Lady Cop @Climax
Karan Singh Chhabra ... Rapper
Sandeep Deshpande Sandeep Deshpande ... Salesman at Chemist
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Prashant Kumar an orchestra singer of 90s known as Fanney Khan is fan of Mohdmmad Rafi.But could never make it to the music world.When his daughter is born he names her Lata after Lata Mageshkar and promises to make her big singer.Many years later Lata aspires to be a singer but is criticized for her weight.Prashant now works in a small factory which shuts its operation and he feels his dreams of making Lata a singer will be shattered.Prashant takes up to driving taxi secretly.Baby Singh a well known singer sits in his car.Prashant kidnaps her keeps her and takes to his factory where he is supported by his friend Adir.They both call Baby's manager Karan Kakkad and ask him for ransom. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

India

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Official remake of the Belgian film Everybody's Famous!. See more »

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Remake of Everybody's Famous! (2000) See more »

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Badan Pe Sitare
lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by: Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi &Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal and Amit Trivedi
performed by Sonu Nigam
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Capsule Review: Fanney Khan
8 August 2018 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

I don't know if I should take Atul Manjrekar's Fanney Khan seriously or lightly. On one hand it shows the struggle of a man (Anil Kapoor) who wants his daughter to be a star singer while on the other it resorts to screwball comedy to make me laugh. These two shades of this comedy drama hardly blend, while also giving me withdrawal symptoms. A lack of logic in the plot - starting from the point where the man kidnaps a famous singer (Aishwarya Rai) to the climax - pushes Fanney Khan into a territory that can be best defined as contrived storytelling. Everything is easy for director Manjrekar's characters, and thanks to some brilliant performances by Kapoor, Divya Dutta, and Girish Kulkarni, it feels effortless. I am also not sure what the non-righteous climax is trying to convey - is it okay to be bad when you are fighting for a good cause? Is it okay to break the law and put someone's life in danger just because you are a naive, old man passionate about your daughter's future? Ridiculous as it seems, Fanney Khan ends like a fairytale without even shedding light into what happened to some of the characters. The only thing that it gets right is criticizing the notion that stardom is usually a product of luck and compromise, as it poses as a question in front of the man's daughter (Pihu Sand) several times, yet Rai's character sabotages it in one scene by taking a defensive when the man asks her the same question. Director Manjrekar is ahead of himself, in trying to compete with Advait Chandan's Secret Superstar (2017), in trying to show the dark world and politics of the music industry, in fighting taboos related to body shapes and stardom, yet the container he uses to serve his dish made me look at my family members and shrug. No, really. There's a scene sometime in the 15th minute where Kapoor's character mimics to an instrumental in front of his wife and daughter. It's a great screwball moment, inducing no laughter, but that's exactly when I turned to my mum and dad and we all shrugged referring to the dull madness that is happening on screen. Don't waste your time. TN.


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