Fitoor is an upcoming 2016 Indian romantic drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor, produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, and written by Kapoor and Supratik Sen based on Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. The film features Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu in leading roles.
Fitoor means in English: Passion, Obsession
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Producer: Abhishek Kapoor, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur as Noor
Katrina Kaif as Firduas
Tabu as elder Begum Hazrat
Aditi Rao Hydari as young Begum Hazrat
Rahul Bhat as Bilal Akshay
Oberoi as Mufti
Delbar Arya as Shaukat
Fitoor, starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif and directed by Kai Po Che fame Abhishek Kapoor is one of the big releases of the week, others being Sanam Re and the Hollywood flick, Deadpool. Famous Critic, Tushar Joshi, has caught up an early screening of the film and here’s what he has to say about the first half…
“Abhishek Kapoor’s desi adaptation of Great Expectations is a work of art. The canvas of the film is the breathtakingly beautiful Kashmir. You are spell-bound and can’t take your eyes off from the first frame itself. Easily one of the best looking films of the recent past, Fitoor works it’s magic that works beautifully in its own pace. You can’t rush through this story of love and loss. The first half starts with a young Noor (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Firdaus (Katrina Kaif), introducing us to their lives and setting the pace of what’s to happen. We know it’s a love story, if you have read the book you know that Tabu’s character who plays the Begum is the most interesting of them. Once the track fast forwards, we get to know that fate has different plans for Firdaus and Noor.
Performances are top notch. Katrina Kaif brings Firdaus alive with ease. The red hair and the styling only adds to the drama. I am intrigued as to where her character will go in second half. Aditya is a perfect cast as the brooding and passionate Noor. But it’s Tabu who steals every scene with her magnetic appeal. You will forget the drama surrounding Rekha and her casting. Tabu should start rehearsing her acceptance speech at all award shows next year.
Noor and Firdaus have a passionate love making scene in the first half that paints the film with dark hues of red. Let’s see where the second half takes the plot, if you are patient with the pace then Fitoor is a definite treat for you.”