The much-awaited Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkumfmar Rao starrer Fanney Khan has finally hit the screens on Friday. Helmed by Atul Manjrekar,Fanney Khan, is a one of its kind musical entertainer, that revolves around the bond between the father and daughter with a pinch of comedy and drama. While the audiences seem to be loving the film and the performances in it, the film critics have given the Fanney Khan mixed reviews. Let’s see what the critics have to say about the film. Also Read - Varun Dhawan And Neetu Kapoor Get Coronavirus, Anil Kapoor-Kiara Advani Test Negative - Jug Jugg Jeeyo Shoot Stopped
Times of India (3/5): Film’s narrative goes slightly out of tune in the second half. While the second half is long and laborious, earnest performances keep the boat afloat. Overall, ‘Fanney Khan’ is a star studded musical that starts on a high note and has its moments of glory. It shows how parents live their dreams through children. It does strike a few wrong chords to culminate into an emotional yet convenient climax. However, the showstopper is clearly Anil Kapoor with a knockout performance that makes ‘Fanney Khan’ worth a watch. Also Read - Jug Jug Jiyo: Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani's Sizzling Chemistry as 'Happy Husband-Wife' Will Leave You Excited
Pinkvilla (2/5): The first half was a snooze-fest while the second had a few moments that were watchable. Having said that, people watching the film should not expect it to be a production at par with Broadway. A school play perhaps and nothing more. Also Read - Nushrratt Bharuccha, Rajkummar Rao Recreate Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol's Iconic Scene From DDLJ | WATCH
Masala.com (2.5/5): The film though, manages to have a light-hearted vibe and some of the scenes are genuinely funny. The music is also pretty hummable. I found myself almost dancing to Fu Bai Fu. And Acche Din by Amit Trivedi is a good spin on the famous phrase used cleverly to comment on Fanney Khan’s financial situation. But overall Fanney Khan lacks depth or purpose.
Firstpost (2/5): A weak script with some directing inconsistencies, Fanney Khan had room to be an enjoyable comedy or satire. Instead, it careened towards over-the-top melodrama with debatable messaging. Watch this space for further updates.