As I said – this movie could have been boring and average, but it is not. All the critics who write the movie gets confusing and unrealistic in the second half while the first half is quite realistic – helloooo? This is an over the top thriller? Why the heck should it be realistic in the second half? Is “Silence of the Lamps” realistic? No! Not that I compare FAN with SotL but I compare the genre. If you want realism go and see a documentation report. Of course there are some illogical sequences but who cares – this movie wants to entertain, and it does big time. The Gaurav we see in the first half we can relate on in some parts – but even in the beginning not in all parts (a least I can’t). So you can feel that there is a hidden destructive side in his fandom. The Aryan we see in the first half is a very serious, sometimes moody superstar who has a quite calm life with his wife and kids. He seems to not very humble in some situations, but not to the extent of being charmless. Not at all. When it comes to first show down at the prison I was completely on his side (despite the beating) but I also felt heartbroken for Gaurav – not because what Aryan said to him but because he touched my heart with his childlike innocence and his lack of understanding of what he had done – actually the same what Aryan let the police do to him. The scenes at the prison – Shah Rukh was breathtaking (I don’t even have the right words for it). The transformation after that - to this revenge driven seeker of an apology is brilliantly filmed and directed and Shah Rukh is just out of this world. The end of the first part and the second part now is pretty fast, pretty over the top and the things Gaurav does to ruin Aryans career and live to get his apology are unexpected and so mean, it is real thriller worthy stuff. Uff, I was at the edge of my seat! The actions scenes are a bit too long for my taste but nothing what bothers me really. They are amazingly choreographed and filmed. The background score is superb! One of the Aryan scenes I found so amazing was the press conference in London, where these stupid journos began to laugh and Aryan freaks out and yelled at them why they are laughing and if they would still laugh when this would happen to their family. And you think he is talking about himself and what happened to him. And then he says – it is not that I have to prove that I am not guilty but this woman got molested – and you laugh??? I was like WOW!!!! A very small sequence but it caught me. The portraying of the stubbornness of Aryan (which I understand) and the losing more and more touch with reality of Gaurav is – I have to use this term again – out of this world. From the point Aryan uses Gaurav’s parents (with their knowledge) to get him through to the climax Shah Rukh took himself to another level (for I-don’t-know-how-often in this movie). I mean the climax – all what Aryan says to Gaurav and the possibility that the movie might have a happy end made me please NO. But I should have known better, the end is perfect. No happy end for both of them – well actually even more for Gaurav, because his misery is over forever and also did he win if one can say so, because Aryan will never be free of this experience. So Aryan will never be without Gaurav in a certain way. Sorry for the long writing – I will watch the movie again – I might come up with further conclusions or different ones?? All I can say is that I almost forgot that is Shah Rukh who is playing Gaurav and Aryan. Goosebumps most of the time. People remained in their seats until the end credits rolled – silent. I can’t remember such silence after a movie since “Philadelphia” and “Schindler’s List”. 10/10 for Maneesh Sharma and the whole team 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10 and even more for Shah Rukh – he took his acting to another level again. He almost never fails to surprise me!