Out-of-the-box funny is how we would like to describe Homi Adajania's 'Finding Fanny', a gem from his imagination that you should not mistake for a commercial bollywood masala entertainer. It's the toungue-in-cheek humour that the film provides and the flawless performances that make this one a must watch.
The film starts with Angie (Deepika Padukone), a young widow, who desires to help her best friend Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah) find his lost love Stefanie Fernandes aka Fanny. She pools in her mother-in-law Rosalina (Dimple Kapadia), a pervert painter Don Pedro (Pankaj Kapur) and her childhood buddy Savio (Arjun Kapoor) on a road trip that changes their lives forever.
What really impresses about the film is it's characterization and the way with which Adajania has created and directed all his actors. There is a story behind each one of them and each one's personality is quite the contrast from the other. What keeps them together is their relation with Angie. In terms of the performances, we certainly cannot ask for more as the actors give their heart and soul to the film. Deepika Padukone is a treat to watch with her controlled act. Dimple Kapadia is brilliant and plays her part like no one else could. Naseeruddin Shah is seen like never before and is a perfecionist. Pankaj Kapur blends into the mould of his character smoothly. Arjun Kapoor is adorable.
Spectacular cinematography is another high point of the film and the music too is topping the charts with catchy tunes and quirky lyrics. Background score is perfectly in sync with the plot and adds life to the film. Dialogues are what get a smile on your faces and even make you laugh at certain points.
Overall, there is nothing that goes wrong with the film, but its certainly not for the ones who look forward to no brainers to pass their weekends. Yes, if you are looking for a break from them, do book your tickets for 'Finding Fanny' now.