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Fanaa (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 26 May 2006 (India)
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A sweet blind girl Zooni meets a flirty Rehan. She ignores her friends' warnings. It's her time to discover life. Is she making the right love choice?

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Kunal Kohli

Writers:

Shibani Bathija (screenplay), Shibani Bathija (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Rehan Qadri
Kajol ... Zooni Ali Beg
Rishi Kapoor ... Zulfikar Ali Beg
Tabu ... Dr. Malini Tyagi
Kiron Kher ... Nafisa Ali Beg (as Kirron Kher)
Lara Dutta ... Zeenat
Shiney Ahuja ... Major Suraj Ahuja
Satish Shah ... Colonel Maan Singh
Lillete Dubey ... Helen - Zooni's Instructor
Sharat Saxena ... Susheel Rawat
Ahmed Khan ... Naana - Rehan's maternal grandpa
Vrajesh Hirjee ... Balwaan
Jaspal Bhatti ... Inspector Jolly Good Singh
Gautami Kapoor ... Rubina 'Ruby'
Shruti Seth ... Fatty
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Storyline

Choices - to choose between right or wrong is simple, but what defines one's life is the decision between the greater of two goods or the lesser of two evils. This is the advice that Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) receives from her father just as she is about to venture out into the world of her own for the very first time. Little does she know that these very words will shape her life. Zooni, a blind Kashmiri girl, meets Rehan Qadri (Aamir Khan), a local Delhi tour guide and an incorrigible flirt. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. It is now her time to discover life and love. Is this really the right choice? Rehan is fascinated by Zooni and wants her to see life as it should be seen, in its many colours. He promises her that the time spent with him will be the most precious in all her life. Zooni sees Delhi, life and love like she never has before, because of Rehan. What Zooni doesn't know is that Rehan has another side of his ... Written by Official Source

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Taglines:

Destroyed in love...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Indonesian | Italian

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Destroyed in Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$753,067, 28 May 2006

Gross USA:

$2,105,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,181,516
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While promoting the film in Gujarat, Aamir Khan made some comments regarding the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's handling of the Narmada Dam and the necessity to rehabilitate the displaced villagers. These comments were met with outrage from the Bharatiya Janata Party. The government of Gujarat demanded an apology from Khan, which he refused to do. See more »

Goofs

Rihan and Zooni meet in New Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day (26th January), but in all the scenes the people wear summer clothes, despite the fact it is very cold in Delhi in January. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Zooni Ali Beg: May my breath find shelter in your heart... / may me life be destroyed in your love.
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Connections

References In Your Name (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Chanda Chamke
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Babul Supriyo, Mahalakshmi Iyer (as Mahalakshmi), Akshay Bhagwat,
Aamir Khan and Kajol
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Worth watching once...and worth listening (shayeris) more than once !
14 June 2006 | by pooja-vayaSee all my reviews

Title "FANAA"....as it says "Destroyed in Love"...well suits the theme.

Rehan (Aamir Khan) is on a mission where he meets Zooni (Kajol), playing a role of a blind girl who is on a visit to Delhi for the performance. The story starts with them falling in love with each other. The dialog here are very interesting especially for Hindi / Urdu poetry lovers. It is a beautiful expression of exchanging their feelings in enchanting words…truly mesmerizing. The viewers who are enthralled by this love story in the first half are astonished to see the twist of the second half. Here comes the silent message and the sad end (as the name suggests) where Zooni has to choose between right or wrong, between the life with her son and lover/husband who has returned after years or the country's wellbeing that is in danger if Rehan succeeds in his plan. Zooni chooses the right thing as taught by her parents.

Over all, it is a good plot, well written and well directed. It is a love story with a twist finally depicting that the love for the truth and for the country is far greater then one's personal feeling. As mentioned, there is always a choice between good and bad but what defines one's life is the right choice.

Lyrics are very melodious and the music is also very good that gifts us the hit song of the month "Chand..."


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