Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu starrer “Fitoor” has garnered mixed reviews from critics. “Fitoor”, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, is a romantic drama, which releases on Feb. 12 worldwide.
The Kapoor directorial is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “Great Expectations.” The film, which is written by Kapoor and Supratik Sen and produced by Sidharth Roy Kapur, also features Ajay Devgn in an intense role.
“Fitoor” is one of the most awaited movies of 2016 and the trailer and songs have managed to raise curiosity among moviegoers, but critics review might disappoint them. The film has been shot beautifully, but the storyline isn’t great, critics said.
While Tabu shines as Begum Hazrat, Kaif and Aditya struggle to keep the critics engaged with their chemistry. The music (by Amit Trivedi) and cinematography (by Anay Goswamy) make the dull film a bit interesting, critics said.
Read what critics have said about “Fitoor” below:
Tushar Joshi of BollywoodLife.com said: “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.”
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: “There are moments in Fitoor which are brilliant, but they are few and far between. But what elevates the film greatly is music composer Amit Trivedi’s haunting score.”
Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: “‘Great Expectations’ is an ambitious story to adapt to Bollywood, no doubt, but one that Abhishek has wasted.”
Lokesh Dharmani of Masala.com said: “Shot beautifully, Fitoor does appeal to you. Anay Goswami’s lens captures Kashmir beautifully.”
Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi.com said: “Consider this as your holy grail and remember that if you are not a person who enjoys larger than life romances which have an artsy feel, you certainly cannot watch it.”
Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today said: “Fitoor demands a lot of patience on the part of the viewer. But that is largely made up for by Kashmir. Watch the film for its sheer beauty.”
Namrata Joshi of The Hindu said: “Fitoor wants desperately to be a grand, epic romance but depends way too much on its stunning Kashmir canvas to achieve that than characters and story that you can empathise with.”
Shalini Langer of The Indian Express said: “There’s that other quote from Charles Dickens, actually from Great Expectations: Ask me no questions, and you will be told no lies.”