The fate of Fanney Khan hasn’t turned out as well as cine-lovers would have expected. The film is a muddled mess and doesn’t really come up with a clear message.
It is the squandering of overwhelming talent. Who could have imagined that the product of so much experience of Anil Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao, and Aishwarya Rai will be a film without a message?
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#FanneyKhan has an extremely poor start… Fri ₹ 2.15 cr. India biz.”
#FanneyKhan has an extremely poor start… Fri ₹ 2.15 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 4, 2018
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta reviewed it very beautifully. She said: “The gorgeous Rai essentially plays herself, with maybe one or two true-to-the-character moments. And Rao, who gets to share a lot of screen time with her, is never completely at ease around her, breaking out more with Kapoor, his co-worker, and partner-in-crime. The outmoded melodramatic treatment drowns even the most competent, including Girish Kulkarni as a sleazy talent manager who preys on unsuspecting young women, and Divya Dutta as Lata’s mother and Fanney’s faithful wife.”
The only message which stood out was a question asked by Divya Dutta towards the end of the film. She asked Anil Kapoor – “Kya Star Banna Zarrori Hai?”. Talking about the film, let’s take a brief. Anil Kapoor’s unfulfilled dream of becoming a music sensation took a toll on her daughter who was forced to become a pop star. She was made to idolize current sensation – Baby Singh (portrayed by Aishwarya Rai).
Going back to the promotions of Fanney Khan, we can’t stop gushing about the adorable Aaradhya Bachchan and her charming presence. She was seen accompanying her mom to the promotions and looked as cute as a button!
The film hasn’t been received well by the audiences due to its unclear narrative. On the top of that, the release of the three films has affected the business even more. The film has managed to cash in only Rs 2.15 crore.