After playing an illegal arms dealer in Race 3, veteran actor Anil Kapoor will now be seen playing the role of a father in Fanney Khan which hit the theatres on Friday. The movie also brings back Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a glamorous role after her guest appearance in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. She plays a singing sensation in the film and has been paired opposite the National award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, who is playing her love interest.
Film critics have watched Fanney Khan and have been sharing their reviews about every aspect of the film like performances, storytelling, screenplay, direction and whether it would appeal to the audience. However, it does looks like the emotional musical drama has managed to strike the right chords but with certain shortcomings.
Fanney Khan revolves around a father who struggles hard to make his daughter a singing sensation. Anil Kapoor plays Fanney Khan, who was once an aspirational singer but ends up being an entertainer only in his locality. However, he dreams of making his daughter a singer and as seen in the trailer, the father is seen saving money from his everyday income to make a music album for his daughter.
The movie marks the first association of Anil Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Bhushan Kumar as producers and is also Atul Manjrekar's debut film as director. It has been nearly 17 years since Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan came together for a film.
While fans are having a difficult time to decide between Fanney Khan, Mulk and Karwaan, check out the reviews from media organizations.
The Times Of India: "Overall, 'Fanney Khan' is a star studded musical that starts on a high note and has its moments of glory. It shows how parents live their dreams through children. It does strike a few wrong chords to culminate into an emotional yet convenient climax. However, the showstopper is clearly Anil Kapoor with a knockout performance that makes 'Fanney Khan' worth a watch."
Scroll.in: "Casting is the real winner in Fanney Khan. The actors help the movie navigate the implausibility at the heart of the plot and its facile critique of a music industry in which talent is worthy of being recognised only if it is televised."
Live Mint: "Fanney Khan is a well-meaning feint at the issue of body-shaming and an exhortation to not give up on one's dreams. Yet, it also shows the yawning chasm between intent and execution into which so many Hindi films fall."
First Post: "A weak script with some directing inconsistencies, Fanney Khan had room to be an enjoyable comedy or sa,tire. Instead it careened towards over-the-top melodrama with debatable messaging."