Fan Movie Review – SRK vs SRK

fan-movie-reviewMovie : Fan (Hindi)
Release date: April 15, 2016 (India)
Cast : Shah Rukh Khan ,Waluscha de Sousa,Shriya Pilgaonkar
Deepika Amin ,Yogendra Tiku ,Sayani Gupta
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Editor: Namrata Rao
Production company: Yash Raj Films
Music director: Andrea Guerra, Vishal–Shekhar Rating : 3/5


A 25-year-old cyber cafe owner, Gaurav Chanana (Shah Rukh Khan) from Inder Nagar, Delhi, who eats, breathes, lives superstar Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh khan). Gaurav wins the competition and a cash prize of Rs 20,000. He wants to go meet his superstar and dedicate the trophy to him on the latter’s birthday.

Accidentally Gaurav gets a chance to meet the Aryan Khanna. However, He behaves badly with the guy who plays the villain role in Aryan Khanna ‘s film. Aryan warns Gaurav to behave properly . Embarrassed Gaurav grows haterate and turns obsessed against Aryan .

Dire hard Fan Gaurav transforms into a villain and decides to humiliate Aryan. How Gaurav create troubles for Aryan and How Aryan tackles ? ..forms the story.


Shah Rukh Khan excels as a actor in Gaurav and Aryan roles. Khan does a fabulous job in front of the camera as superstar Aryan Khanna ruling the box office for the last 25 years and as Gaurav ,reminiscent of Shah Rukh’s Darr and Anjaam days.The supporting cast doesn’t have much to do in this SRK vs SRK play.Deepika Amin, Yogendra Tikku, Waluscha de Sousa, Sayani Gupta and Shriya are good in their roles.

The cinematography is commendable, especially the action sequence shot in the Paris, Editing is not so crisp , it could be much crisper in the first and second half. Production Values of Yash Raj films are good. Vishal Shekhar BGM create mood of the scene.  The film where there are no songs, this is a major drawback.

Director Maneesh Sharma has shown scenes between Gaurav and Aryaan , which are going to be highlight of the film. However, He failed to show a strong reason for developing such obsession in Gaurav and also he could not give clarity as who’s mistake for the rivalry.  What pops up in mind is that  is not what goes on in the mind of an obsessed fan or a troubled superstar but, How can someone do this for a star?  It looks unnatural – A normal person chasing a superstar and even lands in foreign country.

Maneesh Sharma has perfectly planned the first half with racy screenplay but failed to maintain the same tempo in the second half. Though Fan film may not be an outstanding film in Shahrukh Khan’s career but raised his level of performance graph. Director completely failed to reach the expectations of the film. However, SRK fans would get some kind of relief with this film.