Shah Rukh Khan's 'Fan' is a masterpiece in terms of acting. Believe it or not, King Khan rules the show with his flawless expressions and sheer hard work he has put in to craft a movie that could be tagged as one of his best works so far.
Playing double role - one of a superstar Aryan Khanna and other of a die-hard fan Gaurav - Shah Rukh’s devotion ignites stiff competition between the characters resulting in high end performance that is unmatched and stuffed with charisma.( Also Read: EPIC! Aryan Khan plays ‘Jabra Fan’ anthem in tribute to father Shah Rukh Khan )
It is very difficult to decide that in which character he has performed well, but definitely there are ample reasons why one would praise Shah Rukh Khan for playing Gaurav’s character. From being flawless in expressions, he has also managed to pull the strings where off-beat characters become your flagship roles.
Directed by Maneesh Sharma, who is best known for his movie Fanaa, narrates the story of an obsessive fan of a star. Obsession gets struck with stardom and the whole faith becomes a motive of revenge and a sorry. The whole journey of an intransigent fan tries to bridge the gap between a real star and true fan. Shah Rukh owns the film with his kind of action and drama. ( Also Read: What! Shah Rukh Khan said he felt 'incompetent' while shooting for 'Fan' )
It is also a tribute by Shah Rukh Khan for Shah Rukh Khan in a filmier manner. It begins with a montage and ends with flashback with lot of offerings in between to remind what King Khan has done to become a real star of the industry.
While it sounds like a story which is high on emotions, Fan manages to be the one which is also a thriller, action and performance based package.
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First half stays in India and less complicated, while second half belongs to a foreign land and more controversial. It takes a lot to create a package which is perfect, and SRK’s ‘Fan’ somewhere loses its track when it becomes predictable and a bit stretched during the climax.
It also comes with a reasonable amount of loopholes in terms of logic. But, since when we started finding logic in Shah Rukh Khan’s movies. For more than years, he has been accepting the fact that his packages are more entertainment oriented and if we pull logic out from the script, the film is a complete entertainer. ( Also Read: SRK unveils 'Fan' inspired wax figure at Madame Tussauds )
It also compensates the criticism he had to face with his last release. In Dilwale, eye to detail was highly compromised but when it comes to Fan, the depth in frames have been given a special attention. Be it Gaurav’s room or his internet café or SRK’s home itself, the decorum has been maintained to claim everything belongs to Shah Rukh Khan.
Like Shah Rukh once mentioned in an interview, “had Yash Raj sir been alive today, he would have asked us to put a song in the script.” Well, I must say we must have accepted this even if he is not among us. Movie without songs is just like a burger without patty; it may look good from outside but the real taste will always be compromised.
Jabra Fan did became an anthem for most of SRK lovers and missing it in theatre is just an attempt to leave many disappointed.
Final Verdict: Fan is a film that will be loved by all Shah Rukh Khan fans, and even if you are not his admirer, it won’t disappoint at all. It is a must watch.