Aamir and Kajol were reasons enough for me to watch Fanaa in its opening weekend. The last time I watched Aamir’s movie in its opening weekend was
Mangal Pandey Rang De Basanti and I went in with a lot of expectation only to come out disappointed and I enjoyed it. This time around, I was careful not to expect anything out of the movie. And…? Well I enjoyed it too despite its skewed story.
It was pretty disappointing to see such poor storytelling in a big budget movie like Fanaa. But that apart, the performances were top class. Aamir is among those rare breed of actors who can emote really well. I mean really well. Which other actor can move the audience to tears without the help of a background score? Kajol, on the other hand has moved up a few notches on my list of beautiful women. The chemistry between the two was fantastic and I wouldn’t mind watching it a second time just for that.
Bollywood has always maintained this larger than life image in its movies and its this very image thats been drawing audiences all over the world. Fanaa is pretty much a Bollywood movie and its only fair to view it from that perspective. I’m not here to discuss which parts of the movie were flawed and how it could’ve been shot better. I’d leave that to the viewer.
So, is the movie worth watching on the big screen? For Kajol’s return, Aamir’s performance, the infectious music, the brilliant colors (lots of blues), it definitely is.