Fitoor Movie Review

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Cast : 

Directed by : Abhishek Kapoor

Produced by : Abhishek Kapoor, Siddharth Roy Kapur

Written by : Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen

Based on : Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Starring : Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif, Tabu

Music by : Songs Amit Trivedi Background score Hitesh Sonik

Cinematography : Anay Goswamy

Edited by : Deepa Bhatia

Production company : UTV Motion Pictures

Distributed by : PVR Cinemas

Plot : 

Is it the story that has become dated now or is it lost in adaptation? Does situating it in Kashmir become its undoing? Visually, the landscape is sanitised of both of militancy and the armed forces. There are throwaway references, lines like “sabko jannat ke hisse chahiye (everyone wants a piece of heaven)” and an odd bomb blast brings in the necessary twist to the plot. But largely what we see is an airbrushed, gorgeous Kashmir, in whites and greys, all snowy and wintry. It’s the pretty chinar leaves and beautiful, frozen raindrops that dominate Kapoor’s film. Painterly images, great cinematography alright but it is still way too hard to accept a visual obfuscation of the not-so-pretty reality when it does drive your story right from the beginning. Can you de-politicise Kashmir thus and yet not quite let go of it for your plot’s convenience? Kapoor seems to be caught in that bind.

MovieMint Rating :  2.75/5


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