Fitoor (2016) Hindi Movie Review | Critic Reviews | Aditya Roy Kapur

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Total Reviews - 9
Average Rating - 5.1/10
Yes - 4
No - 2
Neutral - 3

Critic Reviews Fitoor

  • CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-6/10
Kapoor ditches many of the overarching social themes of Great Expectations to focus on what is primarily the story of star-crossed lovers and a complex romance. Fitoor isn’t perfect, but it’s a skillfully made film that’s easy on both the eye and the ear. In these times of fast-paced, hyperactive storytelling, you can appreciate the film’s dreamy, moody pace. I’m going with three out of five.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-6/10
Fitoor's acting pleases in parts. Tabu shines through moments of malevolent manipulation, snarling 'Kaisa kamzarf waqt aa gaya hai', as she glares balefully at Noor, then smiles sweetly at him. Aditya occasionally conveys a bewildered lover lost in a whimsical world while Katrina looks gorgeous but mostly stays placid. Ajay Devgn has a cameo as a growling jihadi, all bark but no bite, while Rahul Bhat, the most consistent here, impresses as heavy-lidded Bilal.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shalini Langer Rating-2/10
‘Inspiration’ Charles Dickens is just the first casualty. Fitoor spares no one, not Kashmir, not Delhi, not London, not artists, and not even poor Pakistan, which somehow finds its way into this tale essentially about love traversing social divides. Meanwhile, having decided that in a film where all of Aditya Roy Kapoor’s hair is bunched upon his head and all of Katrina’s is plunged in a Chinar-esque red, in the hope perhaps that you don’t notice their blank faces below
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  • Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-4/10
Aditya has taken on a role this demanding, a role that needs an actor to shoulder it, he must face a large part of the flak. The character he creates is a drab, gloomy, stalker-y one, not the impassioned lover from the book. Lara Dutta, playing a savvy and exploitative art-dealer, brands his first showing smartly in order to cash in on Noor's roots, calling it The Boy From Dal. If only he weren't such a dull boy.
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  • DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-5/10
Adapting classic English literature into a Bollywood film is not an easy prospect. However, for the large part, director Abhishek Kapoor manages to hold on to the essence of the epic novel. It works even if you are not familiar with the story. But there is enough in the film for even those who are and don't have the element of surprise to look forward to, he has successfully adapted the story
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-7/10
A visual tour de force, Abhishek Kapoor’s exquisitely crafted Fitoor holds on to the soul of Great Expectations and imbues it with the spirit of Bollywood without letting the essence of one dilute that of the other. But that is not to say that Fitoor is an unblemished miracle. It isn’t. Halfway into the first half, an impressed art impresario lauds the male protagonist’s work, but she hastens to tell him that it needs “presentation, scale and context”. Fitoor ticks the first two boxes emphatically. It is packaged brilliantly. It also has epic sweep. But in respect of context, it falls well shy of perfection.
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-6/10
Fitoor, for all its spellbinding beauty, fumbles bad. The story meanders and loses way in between, and there seems a certain urgency in tying all the loose ends. Major revelations in this bildungsroman are condensed into a mere span of a few minutes, and it doesn't quite achieve the desired effect. On the other hand, several intense sequences are dulled by their prolixity.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-5/10
Consider this as your holy grail and remember that if you are not a person who enjoys larger than life romances which have an artsy feel, you certainly cannot watch it. For me, the film struck a nerve somewhere. This is like another Lootera for me, love the raw, simplistic nature of love in it. Fitoor is a film that looks magical, has impressive performances, yet lacks ‘wow’ factor. This love story is not everyone’s cup of tea and hence those with artsy tastes may like it. I am going with a 2.5/5 for the film.
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  • Gulf News | Reviews By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-5/10
There are moments in Fitoor which are brilliant, but they are few and far between. But what elevates the film greatly is music composer Amit Trivedi’s haunting score. His potent music makes the young lovers’ yearning real and legitimate. Watch this if you want to see a visually stunning piece of filmmaking, but if you are looking for an intense love story, you are barking up the wrong chinar tree.
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Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Akshay Oberoi, Talat Aziz, Sameer Roy, Delbar Arya, Lara Dutta, Kunaal Khyaan, Jason Shah
Abhishek Kapoor
Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen
Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen
Supratik Sen
Anay Goswami
Amit Trivedi
produced by: 
Abhishek Kapoor, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Drama, Romance
run time: 
131 minutes
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