Cast : Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor
Director: Homi Adajania
Set in a small, sleepy Goan village ‘Pocolim’, Finding Fanny is based on a road trip of 5 oddballs, to find Fanny, obviously.
The journey begins after Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah), an emotional fool but trustworthy friend, receives a letter and realizes that the letter which he had written to Fanny, his love interest, 46 years ago, has returned undelivered. So, his best friend, Angie (Deepika Padukone), a virgin-widow, decides to help Ferdie in finding his long lost love. 3 more people, Angie’s mother-in-law, Rosie (Dimple Kapadia), a bossy and obnoxious “lady”, Don Pedro (Pankaj Kapur) – a painter who has a ‘thing’ for curves and Savio Da Gama (Arjun Kapoor) – a bitter and irritable mechanic also joins the journey under random pretexts. And hence, the journey begins which unravels the plot slowly and reveals the personalities of each character.
All the brilliant actors in a frame together, what more could you ask for? Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur are a delight to watch as ever. Dimple Kapadia is charming and Deepika Padukone plays cool and casual which suits the mood of the film. Arjun Kapoor plays his role with surprising ease as well. This is by far his best performance according to me.
The beautiful cinematography by Anil Mehta and the music adds to the film. With a running time of just 93 minutes the movie doesn’t seem to lag anywhere. Homi Adajania has made this movie purely for fun and it shows.
If you are bored of the conventional Bollywood films and want something new, I would suggest you not to miss this brilliant and lovely piece of work by Homi. I am sure it would cheer you up.
My ratings 4 stars