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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fitoor

Directed by: Abhishek Kapoor
Produced by: Abhishek Kapoor and Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written by: Abhishek Kapoor and Supratik Sen
Based on: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu
Music by: Amit Trivedi
Background score: Hitesh Sonik
Cinematography: Anay Goswamy
Edited by: Deepa Bhatia
Production company: UTV Motion Pictures
Distributed by: PVR Cinemas
Release dates: 12 February 2016
Running time: 129 minutes




Story line:

This story follows a young Kashmiri boy, Noor, his muse Firdaus, and a mercurial Begum, through love lost and realized over the course of two generations. Thirteen-year-old Noor, an impressionable boy, is lured into the world of the Begum - the wealthiest woman in town. Young Noor falls in love with the Begum's daughter, Firdaus. Suffering from a broken heart herself, the Begum finds her mark in Noor. Noor obsesses over Firdaus, someone who belongs to a world completely different from his. Seasons change and Noor leaves his hometown to move to Delhi to build his career. He strives to be accepted into the sophisticated social circles that Firdaus is a part of, while the Begum plots retribution on their young and innocent love.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:

Abhishek Kapoor (born 6 August 1971) is an Indian film actor, writer and director.
He started his career as an actor in Uff! Yeh Mohabbat in 1996, opposite Twinkle Khanna, directed by Vipin Handa, and after two more films, he made his directorial d├ębut with Aryan in 2006.
In 2008, he directed Rock On!! starring Arjun Rampal, the screenplay was written by Pubali Choudary. The film also marked the acting debut of Farhan Akhtar and went on to become a success, bringing not just accolades but also a Filmfare Award in 2009

My Gut Feel and comments:

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."  This quote justified the team effort of  Abhishek Kapoor the director, Supratik Sen the writer and Anay Goswamy the Cinematographer who teamed up earlier as well and made excellent movie “Kai Po Che” and concluded “Fitoor” this time collectively.
Abhishek Kapoor proved his mettle as director through Rock On!!! And Kai Po che, he is quite good at projecting realistic human emotions through his characters that are relatable yet fits well in larger than life canvas of cinema.
In case of Fitoor its clear that Kashmir has been captured well, performances from Tabu and Aditya Roy Kapur would be exceptional however film pace would be slow. Film is based on an English novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and it’s indeed a daunting task to adapt it and aligning it to Indian audience’s sensibility.
Overall I am expecting a decent movie which would surely go well critically however commercial success would be difficult.
Going by my gut feeling I am giving Fitoor 3 stars out of 5, one night before the release.

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