Starring: Naseerudin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia, Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and many more
Editing : Sreekar Prasad
Music : Mathias Duplessy
Cinematography: Anil Mehta
Directed by: Homi Adajania
Finding Fanny is a English film acted by the top notch veterans combined with the rocking Deepika and the upcoming Arjun and the man who made this possible is Homi Adajania the man who was behind ‘Being Cyrus‘. The film is one of the recent ones which has multi star film which has stars from previous and current age and form a very good combination.
Based in a Goan village, Angie (Deepika) plays Garbo’s (Ranveer Singh, in a cameo) widow, and lives with her mom-in-law Rosie (Dimple), another widow. Happy in her own space, Angie loves helping others and sets out on the task of getting Ferdie (Naseeruddin) the love of his life. Only, she is accompanied by everyone else – her mom-in-law, Savio (Arjun) and a painter Don Pedro Cleto Colaco (Pankaj Kapur) who has found his muse in Rosie on the fun-trip that the movie traces. The trip is about to find Fanny, whom Ferdie ever loved. What happens in the road trip is the entire film is about.
Pankaj Kapur, the brilliant actor that he is, makes the best use of the wicked lines given to him as he brings polished Pedro to life. But it is Naseer’s timid Ferdie who grows on you slowly and finds a tiny place in your heart. Dimple Kapadia as the feisty Rosie tended to go overboard at places, but is charming nevertheless especially her bum which deserves a special mention ( 😉 ). Deepika Padukone shines as she plays it cool and casual to suit the mood of the film. Arjun Kapoor, plays his ‘boy lost in the woods’ character with surprising ease and competence. This is undoubtedly his best performance till date.
The concept of love and care that exist in the real are well-showcased in Finding Fanny. The best thing about this screwball comedy is that Homi Adajania has evidently made it purely for the fun of it and not as a desperate bid to play to the gallery. Set in a world that portrays authenticity, Finding Fanny is a charming film that starts off slowly but draws you into its drama. Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humour, the film makes some rather predictable points about love, straining its already-thin premise. Adajania gives a lovely break from the typical masala films which can be enjoyed with the friends..!! 🙂