Why were we looking forward to the Fitoor trailer? It is directed by Abhishek Kapoor, who has come a long way from is debut turkey, Aryan starring a couple of actors nobody remembers now. But he bounced back with Rock On, and Kai Po Che, a film that made even a Chetan Bhagat story watchable. So now as he widens his horizons and moves to Dickens from Bhagat, there is a good reason to be optimistic.
Firstly, as you probably know already, Fitoor is an adaptation of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, a classic, timeless story. The film is set in Kashmir and although we saw the gorgeousness of Kashmir in Haider last year, it never ceases to amaze. Every frame looks heartbreakingly gorgeous; Kashmir is really a cinematographer’s dream.
Fitoor is about an orphan boy and a rich girl. As expected, her mother is against the very idea of them getting together. This does seem a bit clichéd but then trailer wins us over but mixing contemporary politics of Kashmir with the love story. Aditya Roy Kapoor looks adequate if not stellar and Tabu, as the matriarch, is formidable and terrifying in some frames. The bigger issue is the fact that she also starred in Haider, thus making it a bit hard accept this part without remembering that one.
While Katrina and Aditya look absolutely stunning as the new onscreen pair of Bollywood, it is Tabu who manages to grab attention. She is back with yet another powerful role.
The romantic drama, which has been directed by Abhishek Kapoor, is said to be an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel ‘Great Expectations’. It is slated to hit the theatres on February 12 next year.
Playing the role of Begum, modeled on Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham from ‘Great Expectations’; Tabu has indeed raised our expectations level to a new high.