Trailer Watch: 'Fitoor'
'Yeh ishq nahi aasan Noor miyan, Ya toh doobonge, ya toh tehelke niklonge...'
It’s the sheer wickedness with which Tabu utters those lines that makes it abundantly clear, that her enactment of Charles Dickens’ wicked spinster Miss Havisham is going to be nothing short of stellar.
That’s not taking away from Aditya Roy Kapur of course, or even Katrina Kaif for that matter, both of whom look eye wateringly gorgeous and seem to share a delectable chemistry, it’s just that the film looks like it will be Tabu who’ll be dominating - in the histrionics department at least.
Fitoor is an important film for Kapur, who’s last outing Daawat-E-Ishq sank without a trace (for no fault of his really), and for Kaif, who’s now in urgent need of shaking off her ‘I’m-a-looker-but-I-can’t-act-for-shit’ tag. Whether this film turns the tables for them remains to be seen, but you can’t fault Abhishek Kapoor’s flawless eye for detail, his spectacular vision, the lilting musical score that plays in the background, or Anay Goswamy’s striking cinematography, which seems to have captured the beauty of an enchanting Kashmir in all its splendour.
Fitoor Posters (click to enlarge)
A retelling of Dickens’ classic novel, Great Expectations, Fitoor (passion) revolves around a rogue-ish orphan Noor, and his fascination for an uptight Begum’s (Tabu) daughter, Firdaus (Kaif).
Kapur seems to have undoubtedly given the role his all, flitting between passion, anger and obsession with equal ease, while Kaif, despite looking heavenly, sadly, feels a little flat in the acting department. Still, chemistry can take a film far, and her legions of fans will undoubtedly fuel Fitoor to box office winnings, because when has a film that looks like it’s made with so much ‘fitoor’ failed?
Fitoor is produced by UTV and also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Akshay Oberoi and Lara Dutta and releases, very aptly, on Valentines weekend.
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