Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Star cast: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Tabu
Duration: 2 hours 9 minutes
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Abhishek Kapoor, who had given some flawless films like Rock On! (2008) and Kai Po Che (2013) has now come up with yet another love story Fitoor which is based on Charles Dickens popular novel ‘Great Expectations’ but the film is picturised on the backdrop of mesmerizing locations of Kashmir. This shows you the real beauty of Kashmir and induces you to pack your bag and reach to this heaven of earth.
The story of Fitoor revolves around a talented child Noor (Aditya Roy Kapoor). In childhood, he met with Firdaus (Katrina Kaif). Slowly, he attracts towards her and in this way a simple Kashmiri boy falls in love with beautiful Firdaus. Then both separate from each other and busy in their respective lives but he doesn’t forget his Fitoor.
Now Noor and Firdaus are younger. Firdaus’s mother Begum Hajrat (Tabu) is a caring mother. Later on, both the love birds again meet and the story takes some twist and turns along with some more incoming characters. Although, the core point around which the film revolves is love but the only thing which will touch your heart is iconic beauty of Kashmir.
Performances are not as good as expected by these star cast but Tabu as Begum Hajrat overpowers the characters of leading stars. She perfectly puts the grey shades in the character and gave memorable performance in the film. You can watch it for Tabu. Aditya and Katrina had tried their best to live their characters but failed to get close to what has been accepted from them. Katrina still has to work hard on her dialogue delivery. Ajay Devgn and Aditi Rao Hydari will be seen in short cameos but their presence doesn’t much affect the story.
On the whole what lacks in the film is the strong story. However, Director tries every possible way to attract the audience with the Kashmiri locations but then at the end of the day people come to watch a worth story which here is completely outshines.
If you still have not seen Kashmir and want to experience these wonderful locations, go and watch this film but if you are a lover of fantastic scripts and stories, this one is not for you.