Fanney Khan is someone who is known to entertain the people around him yet ironically the movies does the exact opposite. Prashant Sharma aka Fanney Khan (Anil Kapoor), an orchestra player from 90s, has this dream of making his daughter Lata Sharma (Pihu Sand) a big singer. Her fate was decided as and when she was born. “What I couldn’t do, my daughter will.” Fanney tries hard in launching the first song of his daughter.
He kidnaps Baby Singh (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), a famous singer, in order to extort some money from her. Baby Singh, doesn’t just has a weird name, she dances weirdly too. In this process, Fanney’s colleague and best friend, Adhir (Rajkummar Rao) falls for Baby Singh and the story takes another unwanted twist. Where will this incident lead the future of Lata, is what the remaining story is about.
Anil Kapoor is very good! He’s someone, who even after playing his age couldn’t convince that he’s of the same age. As never-aging as Tom Cruise, Anil Kapoor perfectly portrays the role of a concerned father but unfortunately he could’ve done more. Rajkummar Rao is under-used in the film. We have see the kind of wonders he can do to the story but he get’s sidelined by a tedious story.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan should now smarty choose what she wants to do next. After Jazbaa and Sarabjit, this is her third miss. Her character has no meat or scope for the actress to do anything. She’s in the movie just for the sake, so are the other actors apart from Anil Kapoor. Pihu Sand has acted well but the problem is character is very shabbily written. She gets annoying after a point instead of attracting the connect. She is good in the climax but by then one will lose the interest. Divya Dutta is good with the screen space she gets. She has already proven to be a good actress but I wish her character should have had more depth.