Friday, 12th February 11:00 AM IST
FITOOR Is Grand Wastage Of Money Over Poor Actors
unidimensional boring songs, pathetic performances from lead pair, uninspiring screenplay, poor direction
Watch it if you want t o watch boring poor remake of 'Great Expectations'
Abhishek Kapoor has very interesting career. He made debut as an actor in late 90's with a flop film and then delivered big dud as director with Sohail Khan starrer. Then made strong comeback with 'Rock On!' and 'Kai Po Che'. Now he is back with adaptation of 'Great Expectations'.
Saru, full name Saraswati, is an obedient daddy’s girl. Inder is a broody, massively-tattooed loner. And ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ , not to be confused with the ’82 film of the same name, is a manual of how Not to make a contemporary romantic film.
Picture this: a heavy-handed father who thunders, flinging out instructions on how wife and daughters ought to behave. Falling in love with an unsuitable boy, ‘aiyyo rama’. Acting on your own will, ‘parmeshwara’. Doing what your heart tells you to, ‘aaj se thum mere liye marr gayi’.
Which leaves Saru (Mawra Hocane) to smile, simper, weep. Hesitate. Propitiate. And to look at her stony-faced father (Chowdhary, trying very hard to be a credible South Indian patriarch and failing) who’d rather conduct a wake than understand his daughter’s desires, and wait for his ‘permission’ before she can take a step forward. (Read: Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam to clash at box-office today)
Inder (Harshwardhan Rane, armed with impressive bod, limited expression), who has daddy issues of his own, scowls and growls. The deep hurt caused by his dad is revealed much too late, and much too cursorily. The rest is filled by these two unlikely characters—Inder and Saru—developing feelings, over a brain tumour, impending tragedy, and more tears.
Film starts off with with the flashback that reflects the childhood of a young Kashmiri boy Noor Nizami and his 'blink-and-you-miss' tryst with a random stranger (Ajay Devgn), who turns out to be a certain Mirza Baig eventually. One of the days, when Noor accompanies his brother-in-law to Begam (Tabu)'s palace for some carpentry work, his young and innocent eyes fall on the eternally beautiful Firdaus Jaan Naqvi. Because, she takes a 'liking' for Noor's (torn) shoes, he gets hired as their stable's caretaker. Gradually, the duo start liking each other and each other's company. One day Noor comes looking out for Firdaus at her palace when Begum informs him that she has been sent away to London for education. The film then fast forwards a few years and now a grown up Noor (Aditya Roy Kapur) leaves his hometown to move to Delhi to build his career as an artist.
As luck would have it, Noor meets Firdaus (Katrina Kaif) at a party and this time round, they try to 'complete' their 'incomplete' love. That's when Firdaus confesses to Noor that she will be soon getting married to an upcoming Pakistani politician Bilal (Rahul Bhatt). The level of obsession that Noor has for Firdaus reaches crazy heights. Will Noor let go of his childhood love Firdaus, will Firdaus have a change of heart and leave Bilal and get married to Noor or does the extremely protective Begam have a way different plan for Firdaus is what forms the rest of the film.
The pace of the film is so slow throughout that its difficult to survive in cinema for those two hours. And on top of that cheesy dialogues and poor performances make it even worse.
Performance wise Aditya Roy Kapur has not done bad but this was role way beyond his capacity and Katrina Kaif is once again completely exposed as an actress with no emotions whatsoever. Every actor in film looks jaded and uninspired including Rahul Bhatt, Tabu, Ajay Devgn and Lara Dutta.
Film has contrived screenplay and pathetic dialogues. Film has below average editing. Music is not bad but it has no chartbusters and all songs with similar feel. Cinematography is superb, production design and costumes are apt.
Director Abhishek Kapoor has delivered very boring confused film with wrong choice of actors. He failed miserably this time and fails to do justice to such a cult classic novel.
Film released today and it will get average to below par reviews but it will get no opening due to niche appeal and look. Film has clash at box office with massy romantic flick 'Sanam Re' and that makes it difficult to even score decent number.
Go for this one if you find some crazy reason!