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 life that he has kept from her - something that can not only change her life, but can also destroy it.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Fanaa mines this conceit with an operatic extravagance -- and a body count -- that the Korean pulpmeister Park Chan Wook would envy.
Fresh: To resort to strictly ethnocentric references, Fanaa is equal parts MGM extravaganza, Shakespeare lite and James Bond. In their heart of hearts, isn't that what movie audiences really want?
Fresh: ... Fanaa falls into the realm of disposable melodrama, yet is rendered strangely entertaining thanks to Aamir and Kajol.
Fresh: The sheer exuberant star power of this movie's early scenes of romance and lip-synching among the national monuments is irresistible.
Loved the movie and soundtrack is awesome!
First time's confusing?
Okay, so this was my very first Masaala film, and I was not prepared for the extreme genre mash-up that is Masaala. Now that I have had a number of Hindi films under my belt, I know that the genre meld is pretty standard. Here's what I can say about Faanaa: the first half is basically in solid chick-flick terriroty. . . the second half is action suspense thriller. Other Hindi films might try to make a more homogenous mix of the comedy, romance, action, and suspense - but not Faanaa. The bit before the intermission is almost an entirely different film. That being said, I still found it entertaining. The body count and melodrama really does rival some of the greatest German Operas of the Classical Period. It's definintely a good date-night movie - there's something for everyone.
- Genre: Bollywood
- Released: 2006
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