Finding Fanny (2014) Movie Review | 31 Critic Reviews | Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor

cast:

Deepika Padukone,  Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Anjali Patil

direction:

Finding Fanny (2014) PosterHomi Adajania

story:

Homi Adajania, Kersi Khambatta

screenplay:

Homi Adajania, Kersi Khambatta

dialogue:

cinematography:

Anil Mehta

music:

Mathias Duplessy

produced by:

Dinesh Vijan, Saif Ali Khan

language:

English, Hindi

weird aggregate rating Finding Fanny 7.2/10genre:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

release date:

12-September-2014
run time:
Top Rated Bollywood Movies92 minutes


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Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
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.

  •  Times of India -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-7
So, Finding Fanny reveals not one but two surprising ladies - Deepika and Dimple, who run away with this lustrous film. Angie (Deepika) is the daughter-in-law of Madame Rosalyn (Dimple), two lovely widows living in the Goan village of Pokolim, a place that's gently fallen off the map.
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  •  Hindustan Times -Sweta Kaushal Rating-7
Homi Adajania's Finding Fanny has survived all those censor controversies and is finally set to hit theatres on Friday. And if the film's line-up is anything to go by -- what with veteran actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapoor sharing screen space with Deepika Padukone,

  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-8
Some beholders like it big.Colombian artist Fernando Botero, a fine fetishist of the fleshy, spent decades drawing and sculpting the ornately obese, men and women chubbily camouflaged from the world by an abundance of curves -- and by unexpected softness.Botero’s influence in Homi Adajania’s

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-7
To start with I am impressed with the fact the director who made a commercial masala film like Cocktail actually made this film. Finding Fanny is not a regular Bollywood film, it's for a very niche audience. Most filmmakers say that their films are different but take my word for it because

  •  Gulf News -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-7
Finding Fanny is the cinematic equivalent of enjoying an impromptu island getaway to a destination such as the Maldives. On such a vacation, suddenly your life, which moved at a frenetic pace in the city, becomes languid as you soak in the ocean views and you are lulled into thinking

  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-7
Finding Fanny revolves around five interesting people from Goa. Finding Fanny by now we all know is not that commercial film, where bullets fly, cars fly, and yes humans too fly (and they do without any superpower, watch Salman Khan’s films for reference). We knew what was on our platter

  •  ABP News -Mayank Shekhar Rating-7
By the look of things here, you may be forced to believe Goa, or at least the village where this film is set, must be one heck of a sexless place to live in. Every character you meet in this film seems to have a serious problem getting laid. Old man Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah)

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-8
Imagine a puppet show as large as a village", says young widow Angie (Padukone) in an introductory voiceover. She attempts to nudge us into the idle world of a Goan village named Pocolim-an off-the-map giant retirement home where Angie is perhaps one of two surviving youngsters.

  •  Bollywood Life -Namrata Thakker Rating-7
Finding Fanny is all about love, life and of course Fanny! Five people who are like cheese and chalk go on a road trip to find Fanny. Ferdie (Naseerudin Shah), who is a postman in a quaint Goan village – Pokolim, is shattered when he gets back his love letter unopened after 46 years.

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-5
‘Finding Fanny‘ is fashioned like a serio-comic journey, featuring a wooly romantic, a lusty painter, a middle-aged matron, a lithe maiden, and a sulky young fellow. It is an unlikely bunch, getting together for an unlikely reason, and in the way of this kind of film, we are supposed

  •  India Today -Koel Purie Rating-6
There is an undeniable pleasure in watching a film that remains true to itself in every frame. Where there are no insecure songs, superfluous characters, overwritten scenes or obvious plot points. Finding fanny  is such assured film making that whether you like the movie or not you

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-8
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. Set in a sleepy village Pocolim tucked somewhere in the interiors of Goa, 'Finding Fanny'

  •  DNA -Sarita Tanwar Rating-6
It's a story of five people on a road trip who set out on a journey with different agendas and discover love, themselves and each other. Angie (Deepika Padukone) plans the trip to help find the love of Ferdie's (Naseeruddin Shah) life. Her friend Savio (Arjun Kapoor) is drive them to their

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-8
Catching a team of distinguish talents like Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia with raging superstars like Deepika Padukone and hot favorite Arjun Kapoor in their best powers as actors, servicing not for opening day numbers but for a rich, evocative, quirky,

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Sushmita Murthy Rating-7
Set in a picturesque and fictional town called Pocolim, Finding Fanny traces the journey of five peculiar and endearing Goans on their quest to — as the name suggests — find Fanny. While the primary purpose of the road trip is to track down Ferdinand’s (Naseeruddin) long-lost love

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-8
The script isn’t a work of genius I admit and so are the caricaturish characters in the film. But they are unpredictable and plotted to care and love. That’s what works. More than anyone it is Don Pedro who has a certain affinity towards large women who work as his muse. A self proclaimed lover

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-8
FINDING FANNY is unintentionally funny. There are moments in the film (and many at that) when you can't stop yourself from spontaneous laughter. The scenes are so natural and innovative that you cannot but applaud the genius of the cast on screen as well as director Homi Adajania.

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-8
Let's start with the controversy. In the days that have just gone past, a complaint against the movie was registered. The complaint - that 'Fanny' is slang for something not all too pleasing to the ears, and how today's young lot could get affected by this word. That said, the word Fanny
  •  Book My Show -Saumya Sharma Rating-8
What do you get when you pit one eccentric person, against another? In most cases, you would probably be unsure of how to answer a random question such as this, however, the answer can be found in a 102 minutes of Finding Fanny. Take time out this weekend to watch 5 oddballs

  •  Zee News -Gayatri Sankar Rating-8
Homi Adajania’s uncanny ability to weave a narrative in a manner that forces your psyche to look for joy, even as it leaves your mind to ponder over the finer nuances of life, has resulted in the film called ‘Finding Fanny’. How often have you thought of extending a helping hand to someone

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-8
They all cram inside the rundown car, all of them. Just like in the film. So when they set out for a road trip together to 'Find Fanny', it turns out to be a life-changing decision for everyone. The trip becomes a symbol of the journey they are taking within. Just like the road trip is incomplete

  •  CNN IBN -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
Five restless Goans, a ratty ol' Dodge, and an unfortunate cat...that's all the ingredients director Homi Adajania employs to whip up the lighthearted soufflé that is Finding Fanny. Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humor, the film makes some rather predictable points about love,

  •  Business of Cinema -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-7
Could-have-beens and should-have-beens – this is the basis for Homi Adajania’s quirky comedy told through a group of dysfunctional characters from the same Goan village. Finding Fanny, Adajania’s third feature and more in the mould of his debut film Being Cyrus, is a feel-good,

  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-7
First thing, Finding Fanny is not a comedy - not in the slapsticky sense Bollywood normally associates with the genre, not in the sense you would perhaps get watching the video Shake your bootiya or that promo sequence featuring Dimple Kapadia and a prosthetic posterior.

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-7
Good actors can be tricky proposition. While on one hand they do enhance any script, many a time they also tend to overshadow the entire screenplay with their brilliance. And when you have actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur it only gets more difficult. They leave you

  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-8
Finding Fanny opens to the sound of a loud sob and barking dogs. Somewhere in fictitious Pocolim of real Goa, an old postmaster Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah) is wailing like a baby because he’s discovered a 46-year-old proposal he wrote to ladylove Fanny (Anjali Patil) slipped underneath his door.

  •  Economic Times -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-7
It's got the faded feel of an old comfortable sweater taken out of the treasure trove of preservative mothballs. A warmth that envelops you like mama Feni in the lost bylanes of Goan villages. The story travels 'off-the-beaten' track — solitary and surreal. Floating with the flotsam of

  •  Masala.com -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-8
India’s best actor, Naseerudin Shah in India’s gorgeous state, Goa is the kind of lethal combination that always leads to path breaking cinema. The film I am referring to here is of course Jackpot with Sunny Leone. Oh what a maverick marvel of a movie it was.  And then there are films like

  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-7
Most of our films are sagas of love, revenge, struggle, survival and vindication; ‘Finding Fanny’ is a celebration of the mundane and of the irony inherent in a journey of five oddball characters. Homi Adjania’s ‘Finding Fanny’ is quirky. The characters, much like the story they are a part of,

  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-8
The story is simple and one liner. It might remind you of films like 'Little Miss Sunshine' but is totally original and different. Films like these works on the moments attached to it, rather than the basic story line. First half of the movie is gripping, entertaining and overwhelming.

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Ratings Breakdown-

Rating scale -Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 7.2/10 (31 reviews)
Male critics - 7.3 (14)
Female critics - 7.1 (17)
Highest Rating - 8.0 (13)
Least Rating - 5.0 (1)
Most Given Rating - 8.0 (13) & 7.0 (13)

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7.2/10 rating from
Reviews: 31.