Fitoor Movie Review: Tabu Steals The Show!

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The Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor starrer Fitoor has made its way to the cinema screens but falls short of the expectations associated with it. The critics and movie buffs do not appear to be very happy with the film.

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor and adapted from the classic Charles Dickens novel ‘Great Expectations’, the movie features Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Tabu in the lead roles supported by some other great actors such as Lara Dutta, and Rahul Bhat, Ajay Devgn and Aditi Rao Hydari in cameo.

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Needless to say, Fitoor is yet another love story where an ordinary Kashmiri boy, Noor, falls in love with a rich girl, Firdaus. The duo come together, move apart during the story and were united again.

One of the most fascinating elements that will keep you glued to your seats is the picturesque Kashmir valley, where most of the scenes are shot. The movie shows the captivating Kashmir of autumn-winter, adorned in whites and greys, all snowy and wintry.

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The beautiful chinar leaves and frozen raindrop will make you believe why the place is known as a small paradise on earth. Anay Goswamy’s cinematography not only did full justice to the surreal beauty of Kashmir but also make the wobbly story line a little less painful.

And if you have a taste for great music, then Amit Trivedi’s mesmerizing songs and remarkable music scores will not disappoint you either.

Fitoor Movie Song ‘Yeh Fitoor Mera’ Released ft. Katrina Kaif & Aditya Roy Kapoor

Did you ask why the movie fail to impress cinema goers? Well, some of the obvious reasons are the skimpy story line and not-so-fabulous acting on part of the lead actors. Except for Tabu (in the role of Begum Hazrat Jaan), none of the lead actors managed to leave a mark on the audience.

Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif look wonderful together but fail to rise above the ordinary in terms of acting, making the movie quite cold and hum-drum.

It is the elegant actress Tabu, who adds some warmth to the film with her strong and power-packed role.

Despite being an adaptation of a famous novel, Fitoor, regrettably is full of loopholes. The story loses essence in between and there seems a certain rush in tying all the loose ends. Some important revelations are wrapped up in a mere span of few minutes, which doesn’t produce the effect demanded in the movie. On the other hand, several intense sequences are dulled by their prolixity.

See what Bollywood celebs and fans have to say about the movie on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ShirishKunder/status/698030484018720768

https://twitter.com/kanwer1978/status/698051734053253120

All in all, Fitoor is a tremendous visual feat and a good option to consider for time-killers. For others, it demands a lot of patience.