Finding Fanny: Movie Review

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Director: Homi Adajania
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia.

Set in the sluggish village of Pocolim (don't bother remembering the name) in the already tiny territory of Goa, the film revolves around in the search of (no rewards if you guessed it right) 'Fanny' Stephanie Fernandes, who is Ferdie's (Naseeruddin Shah) love interest.

In of their regular meets, Ferdie tells Angie (Deepika Padukone), who is a virgin widow, about a letter he wrote 46 years ago to his sweetheart, Fanny. It’s the letter in which he had proposed marriage to Fanny. Imagine his shock then, when he finds the letter was never delivered. All these years Ferdie has lived with the sad, depressing thought that Stefanie had rejected him. Now, after all these years, he decides to find his Fanny and tell her the truth.  Where is he to look? Would she be alive, would she remember him? Is she even for real?

Along-with the sweet natured Angie who wants to help him, three other people from the village quickly decide to join him on his expedition, only to gain some change in their monotonous lives. Amongst them is Angie’s  mother- in-law, Rosie (Dimple Kapadia), Savio (Arjun Kapoor) and an artist (Pankaj Kapur) who believes Rosie is his muse.

Post minimal charades which will bring a smile to your face; Off they go, on the trip with Ferdie, and their own lives are altered as well. It has its laugh-out-loud moments where even death doesn't hamper (had they noticed), but it’s not a funny film.  It is, instead, a sensitive, poignant telling of the emotions and philosophies of seemingly ordinary people. The soundtrack makes for a pleasant affair during the slightly slacking moments but a sparkling screenplay and the director’s deft handling of the theme, make this a great watch.


Finding Fanny is one of the few unconventional Bollywood movies and is worth a watch for it's quirkiness and brilliant acting. Cheers.


3 Shors out of 5.

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