FAN : Shah Rukh versus Shah Rukh…

Movie with very high budget of Rs. 105 crore, had a superb opening and has minted Rs. 19.20 cr. on the first day of its release.SRK,came back with a negative role after a long time, was also praised by the critics and film fraternity for his performance as fan Gaurav and superstar Aryan Khanna.The film directed by Maneesh Sharma.Fan has been released in a total of 4600+ screens worldwide spanning 3500+ screen counts in India and 1100+ international screens.While Friday has been lucky so far for Fan, it remains to be seen how the movie performs on Saturday and Sunday and in the coming days.

Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta also gave Fan three and half stars and has praised SRK for his performance.She writes: “I am happy to report that ‘Fan’ is a triumph. Shah Rukh Khan is played to all his strengths, and he plays it just right, gliding in and out of the star and the fan, creating distinct identities and outlines in one scene, and blurring the lines just so in the next. It is a wonderful, grasping, knowing performance, the actor and the star all rolled in one, all at our service, even as they service Shah Rukh Khan’s stratospheric stardom. But, and this is the thing, the film does not simper or slobber. It is not in thrall to its star, even when it recognizes his stardom. It goes at itself with with a raised devil’s eyebrow ( just like SRK’s) and a nod and a wink, and brings us in on the joke. And Shah Rukh Khan keeps pace with us, all the way.”

Critic Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and opined, “On the whole, FAN has a brilliant first half, but loses track in the second hour, only to pick up again towards the pre-climax. The writing should’ve been tighter, while the absence of music [it’s a songless film!] may also prove a stumbling block, but what works, and works big time, is the terrific act by SRK as the fan. And that’s enough reason for you to watch this thriller!”

Indeed,just when you thought Shah Rukh Khan is losing his edge, he makes a comeback. And how?Going back to his early acting days, where twisted characters gave him his big break, Bollywood’s king of romance still has what it takes to give you the creeps.

Its a story of FAN vs Superstar …..Shah Rukh versus Shah Rukh.SRK as a superstar Aryan Khanna and also as a fan Gaurav Chanana,25 years young, who runs a cyber cafe in West Delhi’s Inder Vihar.After much efforts, Gaurav meets Aryan, but the encounter is nothing he expected it to be.What happens next? …I don’t want to reveal more story here.

In a nutshell, Fan delivers what it promised in the trailers. Logic may not be its strong point, but Shah Rukh most definitely is; he’s back in his element after a long time. Watch it for him.
Ref :

  1. http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/fan-box-office-collections-shah-rukh-khan-movie-great-start-2755019/
  2. http://www.hindustantimes.com/movie-reviews/fan-review-there-are-loopholes-but-it-s-definitely-a-thrilling-ride/story-yDuJjFKTvclUSpURDsh2YK.html
  3. wikipedia
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