Neither Fizool nor Paisa Vasool
There is only one reason here to say ‘phew!’ and it’s the one and only, Tabu. Also Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kai Po Che” and “Rock On!!” were stellar shows indeed.
“Fitoor” is an exhausting visual delight which takes inspiration from Charles Dicken’s “Great Expectations” and herein; only Tabu, the director and the locations make you obsessive about them.
The story unfolds with a young Shikara boy Noor (Aditya Roy Kapur) falls for a fairy-like beautiful girl Firdaus (Katrina). The boy has a by-birth magic in his hands and he sketches greatly. He lives with his elder sister and her hubby.
Firdaus’s mother Begum Hazrat (Tabu) plays the spoilsport here. She has been a victim of a heartbreak. She let them sow the seeds and then sends her daughter to London for studies.
Does the love bloom ever after?
Story, Screenplay and Direction
Honestly, I am not a student of literature, nor have I read the Dickensian tale but it couldn’t be as boring. Two and a half years ago, Vikram Aditya Motwani had made a picture-perfect using O Henry’s “The Last Leaf”, but this one doesn’t come near to it.
Honestly, the story is interesting and the way the director has caught the locales, a script with lesser loopholes would have made it a masterpiece.
There could have been more detailing of the characters.
Choosing Kashmir is a good idea because it’s melancholy at its best.
The pace of the film is too slow, and ironically, the climax is hurried.
Dialogues are a saving grace indeed.
Aditya Roy Kapur as Noor is good but when he is drunk, it will give you a deja vu of “Ashiqui 2”.
Katrina Kaif is poor. Sorry!
Tabu is one of the highlights of the film and this performance is another feather in her cap.
Ajay Devgn steals the show in a cameo.
Aditi Rao Hydari is a perfect choice for playing the young Begam.
Rahul Bhat is OK.
Lara Dutta looks pretty.
Music and Other Technical Aspects
The music is good but the film as a whole dilutes its effect.
I am a fan of slow-paced movies but here the editing is bad.
Cinematography signals brilliance.
Sau Baat Ki Ek Baat
There is nothing much in “Fitoor” that I should suggest it to you nor it is that bad that I pelt stones at it. It’s your choice to watch it or not but it’s way better than “Sanam Re” which I can’t review.
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