Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Lara Dutta, Ajay Devgan (cameo), Aditi Rao Hydari (cameo), Rahul Bhat
Story: Based on the novel “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens (1861)
Script: Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen
Music: Amit Trivedi, Komail Shayan
Cinematography: Anay Goswami
Art Direction: Mayur Sharma
The Kashmiri Boy Noor (Aditya Roy Kapoor) and Firdaus (Katrina Kaif) love each other since their childhood. Firdaus is a daughter of Begum Hazrat (Tabu) who comes from rich family. Begum is a heartbroken woman in her young age, is against her daughter’s love for Noor. She sends her to London for her education. After a few years, the grown up Noor comes in Delhi to build his career in the painting. He meets Noor again there. He still loves her but she denies his love. Even Begum plans to separate them again. Will Firdaus realize her love towards Firdaus again? Will they come together? Will Begum become successful in her planning to separate them forever? To know these answers, you have
to watch “Fitoor”!
Well, the movie is showing the beautifully picturized Kashmir, but it lacks intensity and depth in the script. There hasn’t shown the “Twisted Love” (Fitoor) in the movie. The movie looks fake as logically.
The story looks slow and boring somewhere. The movie looks depressed. However, the first half is good. But there is dullness in the narrative. The movie doesn’t show up-downs in the story. The director could present this old traditional love story with differently.
The film has not pace. The director shows many such incidents in the movie but they don’t look connected with each other. Kashmir’s political condition sees only in blasts’ scenes and such dialogues,
but the characters are unaffected by this situation in the movie. The story is looking confused sometimes. There is no clarity between characters. Also, the characters have shown as traveling frequently for unknown reasons in such places like as Delhi, Pakistan, London, Srinagar etc.
Talking about performances, Katrina Kaif looks beautiful but lacks in expression and dialogue-delivery.
Aditya Roy Kapoor plays a Kashmiri boy but he doesn’t look like that. His Urban look comes in the way to portray the role. Tabu is a gem of acting in the movie; she plays her part with full conviction. Ajay Devgan, Lara Dutta, and Aditi Rao Hydari are ok in their small roles.
Anay Goswami’s cinematography helps to look the movie beautifully, so does Art direction. Music, Background music are per the theme of the movie.
All in All,”Fitoor” looks beautiful on the screen, but lacks in intensity!