We’ve been looking forward to Finding Fanny for quite some time now, especially for how different it looked (we’re always up for something new!). Well, the film – starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia and even Ranveer Singh (in a cameo) – has now hit theatres! You already know that the celebrities loved it, now read on to find out why we really liked this lovely little film as well.
1. Deepika & Arjun’s pairing
It’s always great to see a new pairing on-screen, and we were looking forward to seeing Deepika and Arjun together. They’re cute but slightly weird together, which, if you come to think of it, is the perfect kind of pairing for a film like Finding Fanny.
2. Ranveer Singh’s “short-lived” cameo
We would’ve liked to see more of him, but we love that they cast him as Gabo, a character that is practically a (slightly) exaggerated version of Mr Singh himself.
3. The veterans
The trio of Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia just blew these young ones out of the park. They are fantastic in this film – each great separately, and even better together. If there’s one reason to watching Finding Fanny, it would be this: to see these three come together and deliver magic!
4. The characters
I love when characters are well-developed, stand out and take precedence over the actors who are playing them. Usually, though, you get one or two stand-out characters in a film – but with Homi’s Finding Fanny, all 5 (6, if you include Gabo… 7 if you include the freakin’ cat) of these characters have their own set of oddities.
5. It’s weird
I don’t think I fully got Homi’s film, which is where some of the charm lies. While there are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, there are also several scenes that are trademark Homi humour. It’s a little offbeat, a little weird, sometimes a little uncomfortable – but that’s what makes Finding Fanny such an interesting ride.
6. Deepika’s outfits
I love how she was styled in this film – all pretty dresses and pastel colours and muted make-up. Very girl-next-door, a look that Deepika carries off so well.
7. The philosophy
Even though, on the surface, Finding Fanny seems like an odd little film, I loved the core philosophy: love is worth it, so if it doesn’t find you, you better go looking for it yourself. As Angie says towards the end, if love doesn’t come knocking, then you knock – even if there is no door.
If you caught Finding Fanny already, tell us what you liked in the comments below!