Movie review: Finding Fanny

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Finding Fanny brings a refreshing change from all the mainstream “action-item” song Bollywood movies that we are stuck with. Though the accented dialogue delivery in the English version will make you wonder – Do we Indians really talk like that? The movie in itself will not disappoint you.

Set in a small village called Pocolim in Goa where everybody knows everybody, quite contrary to the Goan image of partying and drugs that we are familiar to, it is a story of five different people who set out to find Fanny – to find love.
Ferdinand or Fernando (as Fanny liked to call him) played by Naseeruddin Shah receives a letter that he had posted 46 years ago which never got delivered (Thank god we have technology because the Indian Postal Service can obviously not be trusted!). The letter was for Fanny and Ferdie had asked her to marry him and assuming her answer was no when she never replied he had moved on with his life though always curing a broken heart.

Angie played by Deepika Padukone, widow of 6 years living with Rosie, her widow mother-in-law played by Dimple Kapadia urges Ferdie to go look for Fanny and tell her his feelings, for who wants to die not knowing what happened to the one person they never forgot? And so begins a journey joined in by Savio played by Arjun Kapoor, who was Angie’s sort-of love, because no one else knows how to drive and Don Pedro played by Pankaj Kapoor, the famous perverted and obsessed painter, because he owns the car.

In this voyage accompanied by laughter, anger, sorrow, secrets, paintings, brandy, love and a dead cat everyone must find and embrace that which was lost. Recommended for all those looking out for a simple and light movie with a pretty good soundtrack. Girls, look out for the dresses Deepika Padukone dons.


Isheeta is a hardcore writer and reader with an undying love for travelling. Her dream is to travel the world and write something about each part of the world in a way which has never been written before and for that she is aiming towards becoming a travel journalist. A student of history from Hindu College, she loves her college and her subject (well, parts of it). Romanticizing everything about this world in the head is her biggest weakness.

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