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The Movie: Fan


Caption:  It’s SRK – this way or that way

Savvy’s Rating: 4/5

Zephyr: Story, Direction and SRK (my pick – SRK role not fan’s role)

Brush off:
1) Inconsistent scenes like the scene where only Neha (Gaurav’s friend) recognizes the real SRK but not the entire crowd or SRK’s wife doesn’t recognize the duplicate 
2) Very lengthy chasing scenes between SRK and his Fan Gaurav
3) Slight editing would have been better
4) SRK all over – entire duration of the movie. Good for his fans ; SRK overreacted in some scenes in Gaurav’s role
5) Gaurav’s make up is good but his character is bit confusing. Audiences’ wouldn’t know if he’s a psycho obsessed with SRK or an egoist who’s ego was hurt by his hero cum God

Savvy’s Rede:

SRK has evolved over the years in his movies and the magic wand he uses always is “obsession”. From Baazigar to Darr to Deewana, he won what he wants. Adding to his list, the latest addition is self-obsession. I mean in the form of double action in the movie “Fan”.

SRK is not Kamal Hassan to handle him throughout the movie. Please be advised that you have to bear his over action at times in the movie.  🙂

Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):

Story is well written with focus on the title of the movie from the start to the end. Fans come in different shapes and forms. And this fan is not just an ordinary fan but treats his reel hero as his God. Entire movie revolves around an ardent fan who has grown up watching SRK movies vs the actual SRK. SRK’s attitude towards the fan, when the latter tries to meet him wasn’t favorable. The small tiff between SRK and the fan takes an ugly turn after that. Only two characters are seen almost entire movie, either it’s the real SRK or Gaurav Chandna, SRK’s fan.

What worked well:

  1. Make up of Gaurav Chandna – another character played by SRK
  2. Good story with supporting direction ; great concept
  3. Supporting characters like Neha (Gaurav’s friend) played by Shriya Pilgaonkar (Sachin’s daughter)
  4. Few dialogues are very realistic. They touch on film stars, how their shows and interactions are filmy  and how they take money to dance in various occasions – a dialogue goes something like – “film stars paise lekar shaadiyon mein naachte hai par attitude to kam nahi”. SRK role touched slightly on why eccentric fanism is not good and also clarified cleanly about celebrities and their attitudes / tantrums

Savvy’s Punch:

Savvy Recommended!

Savvy’s Hearts:

heartheartheart heart – Entire team of the movie

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Posted by on April 18, 2016 in Hindi, Movie Reviews


Sardaar Gabbar Singh

The Movie: Sardaar Gabbar Singh


Caption: Pawan pulled “Aagadu” 😛

Savvy’s Rating: 2.5/5

Zephyr: Story

Brush off:
1) Movie definitely needs a sharpened scissors to reduce the length
2) Considering a major league heroine, Kajal should have taken extra care on her make up ; she lost charm and looked uninterested 
3) Believe it or not, overall package (the movie) has linkage issues. It appears like last minute stress on entire team. I could see some flashy unexpected or confusing scene transitions
4) Story, Screenplay, Direction – Pawan Kalyan  😉
5) Quality of the movie is not consistent in terms of video quality. Beginning of the movie is no less than any youtube video quality
6) Pawan and Veena step was a dud.  Pawan tried  his best to dance in the movie but let me put this way, we should limit him to do easy teenmaar steps, period
7) Pawan Kalyan creative works team needs to be strengthened to do better graphics
8) Movies are not a platform to get into politics in full fledge
9) Inconsistent and unappreciated dubbing
10) Mega family – STOP abusing Chiru’s songs and dialogues. Never thought, Pawan needs Chiru trump card at least for his movies


Savvy’s Rede:

It is very clear that Pawan was sandwiched between Gabbar Singh and Attarintiki Daaredi success and was feeling overly burdened to make this movie work. It’s totally Pawan’s baby. Good thing about established heroes is they can make 3 hour length of movie only for their fans. And, surprisingly, he has enough fans to watch to get ROI.

My two cents, the heroes who are investing in the movies they act, should only ACT and control the urge of involving themselves in any other department..

Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):

Sardaar Gabbar Singh is a new age version of a cowboy in a police dress. He’s affected and reacts to every bad thing that happens in and around him. How Sardaar saves Ratanpur village and his love interest is what this commercial flick offers. Entertainment with an overdose of unwanted screenplay.

What worked well

  1. Story – it reminds you of a Chandamama story till boring sets in with unwanted scenes
  2. Sharad Kelkar ❤ ❤ ❤ – Pawan’s choice of having a handsome villain actually worked for the movie. Sharad gave his best
  3. Mukesh Rishi was a great support all through
  4. Sangeet song – DJ version – was entertaining ; “Chepakallu” song is catchy
  5. Kajal’s costume designer definitely needs some recognition. Archa Mehta, if I am not wrong, did commendable job
  6. Few dialogues were very intellectual ; there was one dialogue that says something like “if oppressed get strength no one can beat their progress” ; Sai Madhav Burra did put his best efforts to pen some good dialogues


Savvy’s Punch:

I am hesitating to recommend. Not just Guns, Guts, and Horses, Patience is much needed to watch this lengthy movie!  

Savvy’s Hearts:



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Posted by on April 9, 2016 in Movie Reviews, Telugu