Fitoor Movie Review : Aditya Roy Kapur & Katrina Kaif
Here we provide Fitoor Review, Ratings by different news, magazines, organizations etc. like IMDB, Indiatimes etc. Read all reviews and decide you should go to watch or not and Fitoor is a big hit or flop. In Fitoor A young artist (Aditya Roy Kapur) tries to win the heart of his muse (Katrina Kaif), while her mother (Tabu) hatches a scheme to end his quest for true love.
CAST: Tabu, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Lara Dutta, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Talat Aziz
DIRECTION: Abhishek Kapoor
DURATION: 2 hours 11 minutes
STORY: Artist Noor loves aristocrat Firdaus, daughter of Begum Hazrat – but what happens to Noor’s obsessive fitoor when Firdaus decides to marry rich Bilal?
Fitoor Review by Indian Express
Fitoor short review: Katrina Kaif starrer spares no one, not Kashmir, not Delhi, not London, not Kashmiris, and not even poor Pakistan, which somehow finds its way into this tale essentially about love traversing social divides.
So far, Abhishek Kapoor, who gave us a quite remarkable and solidly middle-class Kai Po Che, appears to know what he is doing. The boy cast as Noor speaks with an unmistakable Kashmiri accent, his beautiful and kind sister walks with a mysterious limp that always halts Noor in his tracks, and the brother-in-law is supportive and unobtrusive. Tabu is still getting into the act. (PHOTOS: Style file: Katrina Kaif totally rocks feminine chic) It’s when the sister dies, in a blast, the limp never explained, Firdaus goes away, Noor gets bigger and bulkier (Aditya Kapoor never stays in clothes, upper or lower for too long) and lands in Delhi that Fitoor enters from the epoch of belief to the epoch of incredulity (the Charles Dickens line the film is fond of repeating, though never reaching this particular part).
Credit : Indian Express
Fitoor Review by Times of India
So, Fitoor, based on Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, meets some expectations – but not all. In a Kashmir of moonlit snows, mist-filled houses and golden leaves, Noor (Aditya) falls in love with Firdaus (Katrina), daughter of eccentric Begum Hazrat (Tabu), who lives, covered in diamonds, in a castle of chandeliers and chintz.
Firdaus leaves to study. Noor wins an art scholarship in Delhi – where he meets Firdaus again and time stands still. Firdaus finally warms to Noor. But what happens when Firdaus decides to marry Pakistani politician Bilal instead? Why does Begum push Firdaus, despite knowing Noor’s love? And who is Noor’s secret patron, making his art a hit?
Fitoor’s acting pleases in parts. Tabu shines through moments of malevolent manipulation, snarling ‘Kaisa kamzarf waqt aa gaya hai’, as she glares balefully at Noor, then smiles sweetly at him. Aditya occasionally conveys a bewildered lover lost in a whimsical world while Katrina looks gorgeous but mostly stays placid. Ajay Devgn has a cameo as a growling jihadi, all bark but no bite, while Rahul Bhat, the most consistent here, impresses as heavy-lidded Bilal.
Movie Review Credit : IndiaTimes
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Fitoor Review by NDTV
A visual tour de force, Abhishek Kapoor’s exquisitely crafted Fitoor holds on to the soul of Great Expectations and imbues it with the spirit of Bollywood without letting the essence of one dilute that of the other.
But that is not to say that Fitoor is an unblemished miracle. It isn’t.
Halfway into the first half, an impressed art impresario lauds the male protagonist’s work, but she hastens to tell him that it needs “presentation, scale and context”.
Fitoor ticks the first two boxes emphatically. It is packaged brilliantly. It also has epic sweep. But in respect of context, it falls well shy of perfection.
The screenplay sets the classic Dickensian tale in captivating Kashmir but is unable to justify the choice of location beyond projecting the hauntingly desirable heroine as a metaphor for a paradise torn between conflicting forces.
Despite that failing, Fitoor succeeds in turning a literary classic into a contemporary cinematic feast for the eyes and the senses.
It alternates between the dark and shadowy and the bright and painterly as it captures the many moods of nature in Kashmir.
The timeless plot of an orphan who makes it big thanks to a mysterious benefactor is, of course, too well known to deliver surprises. It is the treatment that holds the key.
The script (Supratik Sen and Abhishek Kapoor) puts just enough spin on the familiar tale, especially in the second half, to keep the audience guessing.
Like the book that it is loosely based on, Fitoor is a first-person narrative by the male protagonist, Noor (Aditya Roy Kapur).
He is an impoverished, artistically inclined Kashmiri boy whose life takes a dramatic turn when an aristocratic spinster Begum Hazrat Jaan (Tabu), who has scores to settle with the world, employs him in her household.
But Noor’s journey from his humble background to the imposing mansion, and thence to the pinnacle of the art world, is just as much about his growing obsession with the Begum’s daughter Firdaus (Katrina Kaif).
An air of foreboding hangs over the story right from the outset. In the very first line of Noor’s narration invokes doomsday.
“Qayamat bhi kya cheez hai,” he declares and takes the audience back a decade and a half to reveal the circumstances in which he met Firdaus.
Noor loses a dear one in a bomb blast – and this is by far the most disturbing sequence in the film. It is bound to catch the audience by surprise.
At one point in the film, the hero admits to the girl he loves that he felt an explosion of bombs over his head the first time he set eyes on her.
Violence is all around Noor. Both the physical space he inhabits – it is often in the grip of severe winter – and the analogies he uses reflect his preoccupation with the harsh realities of his life.
Ruddy chinar leaves become the leitmotif of his art and his unattainable beloved turns into his muse. It is her life-affirming face that begin to dominate his canvases.
Noor is hopelessly smitten by Firdaus, but the latter has other ideas. It is her own sense of where she belongs and the exhortations of her antsy ammi that stop her from reciprocating the hero’s love.
Fitoor is much more an ode to love, longing and loss than just another boy-meets-girl romance propped up by routine narrative tropes.
Its stress is squarely on the toll that time and destiny take on lives. It offers views of the past and present, and even stray allusions to the future, in its portrayal of desire and rejection.
The Valley’s woes only tangentially mirror the turmoil inherent in the meetings and partings of the lovers.
Fitoor benefits immensely from its strong literary feel enhanced by solid, assured storytelling.
What is most admirable is the manner in which the film sticks to its chosen tenor – marked by controlled and effective drama – right until the very end.
The director extracts a dazzling performance from the star of the show – Tabu as Begum Hazrat Jaan.
This figure is a reworking, and elaborate extension, of Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham, a character that has been played on the big screen by the likes of Anne Bancroft and Helena Bonham Carter.
Tabu makes the moody Begum her very own, interpreting the volatile character’s gradual descent into insanity with a superb sense of balance.
Not a step she takes nor a gesture she makes is out of place.
The lead pair of Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif might seem at times to pale a touch in comparison.
But overall, both Aditya and Katrina stay within their limitations and match Tabu’s intensity in the crucial scenes of the film.
Do not expect great momentum from Fitoor. It has its share of slow-moving passages.
Instead of taking anything away from the drama, these sluggish moments, more often than not, are mood-enhancing.
Fitoor gives Firdaus a Pakistani suitor (played by Rahul Bhat, in a special appearance), and “doodh maangoge toh kheer denge/Kashmir maangoge toh cheer denge” creeps into the story without much apparent logic.
Fitoor Rating & Review by IMDB
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