What do you get when you pit one eccentric person, against another? In most cases, you would probably be unsure of how to answer a random question such as this, however, the answer can be found in a 102 minutes of Finding Fanny. Take time out this weekend to watch 5 oddballs as they set out on their journey to find love and on the way, win some, lose some, and discover a lot.
From the wit of Homi Adajania and Kersi Khambatta comes this feel-good story that shows Goa in its pristine best. It’s just wrong to compare an off-beat film such as this to a commercial one such as Cocktail (also directed by Homi Adajania). Yes, we had the pretty lady Deepika in the lead role in both films, but she was a wild child then, and is a subdued girl looking for love now. Then there’s Arjun Kapoor who makes an impact with his limited screen-time. Ranveer Singh, in his cameo would probably be a close second. The actor in his true element, doesn’t mouth dialogues, yet has enough energy to pep you up. The movie, however, belongs to the three veterans – Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia. With seasoned actors such as them on screen, you would notice very little of every other element. The exception being Goa which serves as a scenic backdrop.
Here is a story which you may have possibly seen and heard before. But, Adajania is successful in giving the film his own quirky, magical touch thus recreating the effect that Being Cyrus and Cocktail had cumulatively left in our minds. The catchy tunes of ‘O Mahi Vey’ and ‘Ding Dong’ are sure to make it to your latest playlist.
Why should you watch this film?
There is no reason why you shouldn’t. One can relate to the five oddballs as they set out on their journey in a dilapidated car in scenic Goa and nurse their shattered pride along the way. Finding Fanny forces you to slow down and enjoy the bumpy yet adventurous ride.