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Finding Fanny Review

Finding Fanny Rating: 3.54/5

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Finding Fanny Hindi Movie Review

Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
 Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humor, the film makes some rather predictable points about love, straining its already-thin premise. Set in a world that feels entirely authentic, Finding Fanny is a charming film that starts off slowly but draws you into its drama. At a crisp 105 minutes, it’s a perfectly satisfying watch unlike so many disposable comedies today. I’m going with three out of five.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Finding Fanny is a cute entertainer but it has appeal for the class audience only, that too, in the big cities only. It will do well in very select multiplexes of the major cities mainly. But its business in lesser multiplexes, single-screen cinemas and in centres other than the big cities will be very dull. Overall, the film will garner critical acclaim but its economics will not bring a smile on anybody’s face. The English version will fare far beter than the dubbed version.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
But, made in a land of Hindi genre movies and starring one of Bollywood’s glitziest girls, Finding Fanny is bold enough already. It gives us much, much to smile pleasantly at, to guffaw at, and one moment that will make the theatre gasp -- before it brings the house down.Drink in the originality and the swiftly economical storytelling.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site: Times Of India (TOI)
Finding Fanny is funny, dark, yet bright, a shimmering ride through a Goa far from the tight-rooted Trikal, the touristy Dil Chahta Hai. Its drama keeps surprising - but also meanders, including around an overacting Russian and an unnecessarily macabre cat. It evokes an Almodovar-Anderson-Marquez-in-Goa feel, but occasionally, its cleverness grows obvious while little details - catch the changing colours of Ferdie's petrol can - are overlooked.However, these are small creases on an otherwise scrumptious cake. Move your fanny for this one. For the most part, it is utterly, bitterly delicious
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, it is commendable on the part of Fox and Dinesh Vijan to have diligently backed this project. With a big name like Deepika Padukone getting associated with this film and then Arjun Kapoor (scoring well at the Box Office) bringing in eye balls too, FINDING FANNY has enough curiosity around it. If you're tired of the nonsensical fare doled out by Bollywood week after week and have a palate for Unusual-Entertainment, then FINDING FANNY will fill your heart with joy.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Shubha Shetty Saha Site:NDTV
For most part of this film, a bunch of fantastic actors are together in a frame, sitting in a blue beaten car, presumably to find Fanny but largely to give us a delightful dollop of entertainment. 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. Imagine spending a night in a shack on a beach in Goa, drinking your poison and sharing mad jokes with friends all night. Watch this one for a slice of that kind of experience.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Sweta Kaushal Site:Hindustan Times
Some of our Bollywood fans (those hungry for masala in theatres) might find the movie a little slow, more so in the first half. Uncoventional in several ways -- from the ending to the catharsis for the characters, the movie might not be 'entertaining' for conventional fans. If Bollywood entertainment masala or love story is what you seek, Finding Fanny is certainly not your pick. If you are up for a slow, light-hearted take on life, love and their philosophies, book your tickets NOW.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
When the going is good, it is excellent.Trouble is, the film is patchily quirky. An undelivered love letter comes back to the sender, more than four decades after the fact, and it sets into motion this little tale, which leaves you both smiling, when the whimsy is just right, and impatient, when it turns flatly prosaic
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site:Headlines Today
Finding Fanny is not a regular Bollywood film, it's for a very niche audience.To pull this off and make it entertaining is not easy, but it's clear he is an extremely talented filmmaker. If you are up for watching something different then go and watch Finding Fanny, you won't be disappointed.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror
Much like the niche-bending Delhi Belly, the mere existence of Finding Fanny is a minor miracle. For this, the producer must be acknowledged. This film is exactly the kind of brave clutter-breaking effort that most critics wish for while lamenting the rigidness of mainstream stars. That it left me grinning long after the credit-roll is a testament to its ability to amuse, without resorting to gimmicky slapstick or toilet humour.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
It is not often that I can recommend a film with this confidence. Finding Fanny was an exhilarating film that is consistently enjoyable. From the first scene to the last, my smile stayed. Full of unexpected moments, filled with cheeky delight and a bold approach, this isn’t the kind of film you’ll get very frequently.
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  1. Looking forward to this

  2. Finding Fanny Review -Part 1 of 2
    Pocolim, a quaint, fictitious village in Goa symbolizes what FINDING FANNY is all about. Far away from the maddening crowd, unhurried languid pace, the meaning of 'competition' doesn't exist in their dictionary and the inhabitants are kings/queens of their own sweet-sordid world. It won't be fair to judge FINDING FANNY with the same barometer as the regular commercial fare doled out by Bollywood. Writer-Director Homi Adajania has dared to break all conventional rules and manages to serve an absorbing and entertaining story that keeps you interested all of 93 minutes of the run time. It will surely appeal to the target group of a discerning audience that values sensible entertainment. Yet, one can't deny that it has a very limited appeal as the idea of film entertainment for most people in India isn't intellectual artistry.

    Homi Adajania and Kersi Khambatta's writing is attention grabbing. The dialogues (in English, with a smattering of a Goan dialect) are intelligent, ironic and very funny. You'd love to read them again and again once the novel (from which the screenplay has been culled) will release next year. Even though the duration of the film is one and a half hours, the narrative is never hurried. There's no eagerness to reach anywhere, it's the eventful journey that takes you for a joyous ride. Love can be gloriously, subtle and enriching whether you are or aren't looking for it. Lust is always fascinating. No two ways about it. The search for Stephanie Fernandes has its share of adventure, conflict, rediscovering love, germination of 'Art' and the redundancy of the 'subject' post 'climax'.

    Pankaj Kapur's [Pedro] delicious lecherousness is the big highlight of FINDING FANNY. He is a magician of an actor. You don't want to miss anything he says or does. He has some of the best lines in the film. When he addresses Ferdie [Naseeruddin Shah] as 'Casanova of Konkan', and the manner in which he says it, one bursts out laughing. He shamelessly woos Rosie [Dimple Kapadia] making no bones about the reason for his 'interest' in her. Dimple looks stunning for her age (though the much hyped prosthetic bum doesn't add any visual value, it rather hinders her movement to an extent). She brings the house down at several occasions with her straight faced rejoinders or one-liners. The scene where Pedro makes a portrait of Rosie is a laugh-riot. Pankaj Kapur, take a bow sir!

    Deepika Padukone [Angie] looks exceedingly pretty and effortlessly merges with the brilliant trio of Naseer, Pankaj and Dimple. It's criminal to imagine her as a widow. After the much publicized ping-pong with the Censor Board, the 'virgin' element doesn't make sense when Angie tells Savio [Arjun Kapoor] post making love, that "there'll be many more times and he could get better ..." For someone who has never 'experienced' sex before, to tell the man that he could get 'better', sounds presumptuous. Arjun displays his angst-and-anger. Naseeruddin Shah as Ferdie, like a chameleon, turns a different colour. His unsure composure, incorrigible romanticism and the propensity to exaggerate his own affliction is be continued

  3. Finding Fanny Fernandes...Part 2 of 2
    Background music score [Mathias Duplessy] is an intrinsic character in itself. Like the film, it doesn't have a conventional sound. The moody mind bursts into songs that the heart sings wafting away in the collective memory of viewers for posterity. 'Shake Your Bootiya' [Sachin-Jigar] is the only so-called commercial element in the film and that too has been done in a classy manner. The music video of 'Shake Your Bootiya' has been put together highly creatively. Masterly camera work [Anil Mehta] is stunning. There is nothing dramatic about the shot taking. It seems the camera is enjoying sneaking into the lives of crazy souls capturing their odd moments from several angles. Editing [Sreekar Prasad] is spot on. It's a taut film leaving no scope for undue details. Sound design [Nakul Kamte] makes this journey come alive. You hear what you must hear and superfluousness doesn't exist.

    FINDING FANNY is Homi Adajania's baby all the way. He, along with Kersi Khambatta believed in the idiosyncratic world of Pocolim giving birth to odd characters each aching to narrate their respective stories. Homi never compromises on giving vent to his crazy vision. 'Cocktail' wasn't a film he must have been totally satisfied with, but FINDING FANNY is almost exactly what he must have visualized. The five odd characters offer lots of intelligent entertainment but again, the characterization and the reasons for their actions may seem bizarre to a wide section of the cine going public in India. The attempt to tie lose ends at the end doesn't augur well for a film that revels in taking risks.

    On the whole, it is commendable on the part of Fox and Dinesh Vijan to have diligently backed this project. With a big name like Deepika Padukone getting associated with this film and then Arjun Kapoor (scoring well at the Box Office) bringing in eye balls too, FINDING FANNY has enough curiosity around it. If you're tired of the nonsensical fare doled out by Bollywood week after week and have a palate for Unusual-Entertainment, then FINDING FANNY will fill your heart with joy.

  4. FINDING FANNY is Good Movie For Me. i love this movie. Arjun kapoor and Deepika padukon are Rocks... :)

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  6. Finding Fanny [4/5]

    When love doesn’t come knocking on your door, you go knock on its door. Out of all the valuable lessons that Finding Fanny teaches you, this one is worth taking home! Finding Fanny is the story of Angie,
    (Deepika Padukone) the widow of Garbo (Ranveer Singh) who stays with her mother-in-law Rosie Eucharistica (Dimple), another widow. Angie believes that no one deserves an incomplete love story, so she sets out on a road trip with her mother-in-law, her friend Savio (Arjun Kapoor), the famous painter Don Pedro (Pankaj Kapoor) and Freddi (Naseeruddin Shah) to help find Freddi’s long lost love, Stephanie Fernandes.

    The first half of the movie is very entertaining. Goa looks a lot more beautiful than what we have usually seen. The cinematographer is nothing short of brilliant!
    From the look of its trailer, Finding Fanny seems to be a comedy, it’s not just that, it’s a lot more.

    The second half of the movie seems to go by a lot faster than the first half and is filled with some very unexpected turn of events that leave you shocked and amused at the same time! The movie inspires you to act and seek out whatever it is that you want, instead of waiting for it to come by. By the end of the movie, you’ll manage to smile through your tears.

    Whether you like this movie or not depends hugely on your taste. If you have been a lover of commercial cinema like Chennai Express or Kick, Finding Fanny might not interest you that much. But if you have a taste for diverse cinema, Finding Fanny is the right pick for your palette.

    All actors have done a fabulous job. My favourite of the five is Pankaj Kapoor, who didn't even had a necessary role as per screenplay, is just OUTSTANDING!
    Naseerudin Shah is very lovable and cute.
    Deepika is also good but she shines in narrating the story.
    Arjun Kapoor is revelation. He should try more roles like this.
    And finally, Dimple Kapadia. She should be applauded for accepting such kinda role that not everyone can play and she is fantastic.

    Background score is very good.
    And finally, the immensely talented director, Homi Adjania deserves the maximum credit for what he has delivered. One needs to be very creative in order to tell a dark and emotional story in an entertaining way. And he does a fab job.
    Finding Fanny is the best movie Bollywood has produced this year since QUEEN!
    Highly recommended :-)

    ‘Finding it funny’ is an understatement! [3.5/5]

    Early in the collective journey to find the love of an old loner’s life; when the later reacts in anxiety, ‘Isn’t it hot today?’, the man on driving seat and with the least interest in such trip throws away his apathy, “I am feeling cold”…“You must be in fever then” “no, it’s a statement of sarcasm”, he clarifies straight-faced & boldly. That should also be the preliminary and precautionary declaration to viewers as what they should expect from Homi Adajania’s smartly written, deliciously performed and dynamically directed comedy-drama FINDING FANNY.

    Set in an unreal-unheard village of Goa, Fredie [Naseeruddin Shah, tastes as good as old wine] is a lonesome postman with no letters to deliver. His life gets an awakening knock when someone drops an old undelivered letter to his doorstep. It was written by him 46 years back and for his love of life then, Fanny. It is an end to his years-long wait but to give it a possible fresh new start to find Fanny, there’s Angie [Deepika Padukone as bright & shine as the morning Sun] who, despite her 15 min-short married life firmly believes in, “No one deserves an incomplete love-story”.

    There’s also Angie’s heavily-structured crabby-grumpy old mother-in-law Rosalina [Dimple Kapadia in an all juicy-spicy avatar], a bitter, harsh & sulking love-interest to Angie [Arjun Kapoor’s best till date] and last but never the least, the amazingly vibrant but lecherous womanizer artist in search of a new muse for his painting, Don Pedro Cleto Colaco [The powerhouse and an institution in himself Pankaj Kapoor]. Together, they all are on a ride to find love in their lives.

    FINDING FANNY is dark-dim & gloomy in emotions where every character is either with broken hearts or in deep abandoned state of mind seeking the missing piece in their lives but the way they behave and presented on screen is very caricature-ish yet far more realistic than any Bollywood mainstream cinema. So, there is plenty of room for humor that comes from the wit in the nature of being that character and belonging there in the said situation. Point to be noted here is that you have to be very attentive and alert to not miss any of the punches hidden or underlined in any regular verbal exchange. Special mention to the writer!

    The lingo is rooted, earthy and well in-synced with the spirit of English speaking Goan people. Anil Mehta’s visual strokes are like travel postcards. The old houses with fences, bricky textures, neatly stuffed rooms with furniture and props slowly getting into antique mode and picturesque landscapes of Konkan belt are vividly captured. Mathias Duplessy’s tingling music constantly keeps you engaged in the scene. And if not anything, the performances will floor you right away. Naseer’s cute smiles, Pankaj’s lustful eyes, Arjun’s burst of anger, Deepika’s naive beauty and Dimple’s richly layered emotions, there are reasons more than just one to not miss it.

    After his last being a 100 Cr club entrance (Deepika-Saif starrer COCKTAIL), FINDING FANNY is like Homi’s homecoming to what he had promised with his first (BEING CYRUS). No non-sense performances, grave humor and a good hand at writing. It is easily one of the most refreshing films you’ve seen this year! [3.5/5]

    1. Hello Gaurav, just wanted to touch base from last time. When would you be able to start including the rating kid-friendliness details. Thanks.


  8. FINDING FANNY is an enthralling flick which is unusual yet delightful, dark yet appealing, funny yet not over the top and entertaining yet not in the typical bollywoodish manner. Finding Fanny, breaks the mould of stereotype cinema right from the first scene and treads on its own path taking you on a different cinematic journey. For my detailed review, please visit


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  11. Found the movie quite borring. Avoid watching.

  12. FINDING FANNY is an enthralling flick which is unusual yet delightful, dark yet appealing, funny yet not over the top and entertaining yet not in the typical bollywoodish manner. Finding Fanny, breaks the mould of stereotype cinema right from the first scene and treads on its own path taking you on a different cinematic journey. For my detailed review, please visit

  13. The Indian film makers are often seen experimenting with their subjects, something which is definitely required in the odds of masala hindi cinema. Remember, Homi Adajania’s ‘Being Cyrus’? I am sure you don’t because the film never got so popular. Nevertheless, Homi is back, with a pretty similar type of direction, with his new release ‘Finding fanny’.

    Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah), the head postman of Pocolim (a village near Goa), receives a letter one night, which he had written 46 years back to the love of his life, Stephanie (Fanny) Fernandes. Ferdie soon gets disheartened by the fact that he could not confess his feelings to Fanny because the letter never reached her. Angie (Deepika Padukone), a young widow and also Ferdie’s best friend, decides to help him to track his lost love. On this trip, they are accompanied by Savio (Arjun Kapoor), an old friend of Angie’s, Rosie (Dimple Kapadia), Angie’s mother in law, and Don Pedro (Pankaj Kapur), an international painter who finds his inspiration in Rosie.
    Would they ever be able to find Fanny Fernandes?

    Finding Fanny, though being unconventional, remains to be pretty boring on the whole. The film moves with such a slow pace that you tend to lose your patience with time. Homi has tried his best to keep a taste of dark humor but that never seems sufficient to bear this 100 minute long drama.
    The film only picks up in the last twenty minutes which gets too late.

    Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur would be my pick of the performances from the film. Wow, you don’t get to see such sincere performances everyday! Dimple Kapadia does not disappoints you either. Though they didn’t act badly, but I have to keep Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor at the bottom of my list in terms of the performances.

    Overall, Finding Fanny remains to be a film supported by some brilliant performances but let down by poor writing. I wish the whole film could have been as good as its climax.

    Rating- 2/5

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