FANAA is one of the finest products to come out of Yash Raj. In fact, it wouldn't be erroneous to state that it's one of the most accomplished products to hit the Indian screens in a long, long time. The film works on every level: script, music, visuals, technique and yes, the performances.
Zooni (Kajol) is a blind Kashmiri girl. His father (Rishi Kapoor) advises her that choosing between right or wrong is always simple but decision between the greater of two goods or the lesser of two evils is what describes your life. And she is completely unaware that these words will actually shape her life. There is Rehan (Aamir Khan) who is a local tour guide and is a flirt by nature. His work takes her city-to-city to discover the architecture and he also explores the gorgeous beauties of those cities due to her flit habits. Zooni comes across Rehan. Her friends warn Zooni to be away from him but she does not care their warnings since she now wants to explore life and love. Rehan is spellbounded by Zooni and wants her to see the colorful life. Zooni says him that the moments she has spent with him would be the most memorable ones in her life. But there is something with Rehan Ö his other side..the darker portion of his life that Zooni does not know and that can change her life and destroy too.
Direction by Kunal Kohli deserves huge marks. It is classy in every sense of the word. It is undoubtedly the best work of Kunal done so far in his career. Shibani Bathija writes a gripping script and it does grip the audience till the end reels. Kunal Kohli impresses with his ability to pen excellent dialogues. Cinematography by Ravi K. Chandran is fabulous and first rate.
Kajol looks ethereal. The actress who is seen after a five-year break swaps her bouncy vivacity for sensual grace and assertive intensity. In her earlier films, Kajol's body language has always appeared impatient. amir though, looks older than his character should look, in the first half. Rishi Kapoor and Kirron Kher are endearing, Tabu is effective and the young boy who plays Kajolís son, Master Ali Haji, is a treat to watch. Music [Jatin-Lalit] is pleasing to the ears. 'Chand Sifarish' and 'Mere Haath Mein' are two melodious gems. 'Chanda Chamke' [the tongue twister] appeals because it comes at a time when you yearn for some relief.
On the whole, FANAA is a beautifully written, effectively acted and meticulously crafted film in the remarkable and enviable repertoire of Yash Raj.
Go see it for yourself!