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Discussion in 'Fan Media Reviews' started by roger, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. roger

    roger Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2016

    Fan Reviews by Critics

    Shahrukh Khan starrer Fan has received decent reviews. Most of the people have praised the performance of SRK. We will add more reviews on this page shortly. Lets’s take a look at Fan reviews and rating by top critics.

    Fan Reviews

    Positive: 10

    Neutral: 2

    Negative: 0

    Avg Rating: 3.2/5

    Fan Review by Bollywood Arena
    Rating: 3/5

    For an engaging battle of wits, watch this film. You will definitely enjoy it but don’t have too many expectations.

    Fan Review by Masala
    Rating: 2.5/5

    Shah Rukh Khan gives a decent performance. SRK keeps it subtle, however, I wish Aryan’s stubbornness and arrogance were further explored, both in writing and acting. Fan is implausible, unreasonable and unconvincing. And RJs don’t EVER speak the way they do in Hindi films, even if they are presenters in London. Argh.

    Fan Review by Bollywood Life
    Rating: 3.5/5

    Make no mistake, this is SRK’s best film in the last five years. However, this could have been much much better film, if the makers could have toned certain sequences and made it a realistic affair. Nevertheless watch the film because you wanted SRK to do something different, and he delivers exactly that! SRK, I am still your Jabra fan… this film, not so much!

    Fan Review by Gulf News
    Rating: 3/5

    Watch this if you are a die-hard fan of Khan, but don’t expect an unpredictable thriller. The key here is to manage your expectations and you will walk home smiling at having seen an engaging drama about a stupid fan and a faultless superstar.

    Fan Review by KoiMoi
    Rating: 2.5/5

    Watch if you are a true SRK fan because after a long time he performs on-screen as an actor. If you were looking for a thriller then this will disappoint. Shah Rukh Khan performs brilliantly in a film that is flawed conceptually. I am going with a 2.5/5 for the film.

    Fan Review by DNA
    Rating: 3/5

    Fan succumbs badly to the second-half syndrome and that is its undoing. It’s almost like the first and the second half are two different films.Everything in the second half is unbelievable – a middle-class Delhi boy travelling to foreign countries and getting the better of a reigning Bollywood superstar should have at least been handled better. Fan is a not a great film, it is a brave film. Watch it still for Shah Rukh Khan’s outstanding portrayal (an extra star only for him).

    Fan Review by India Today
    Rating: 3.5/5

    In all, understanding exactly what goes on in the mind of an obsessed fan or a troubled superstar is not easy. ‘How can someone do this for a star?’ is a question that has plagued a lot of us at several points in our lives. Maneesh Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan hand-deliver that mindscape – of both the fan and the star – on the screen. And brilliantly. Watch a slice of Gaurav Chanana’s life this week. The post-Dilwale Shah Rukh deserves that.

    Fan Review by Bollywood Hungama (Taran Adarash)
    Rating: 3.5/5

    On the whole, FAN has a brilliant first half, but loses track in the second hour, only to pick up again towards the pre-climax. The writing should’ve been tighter, while the absence of music [it’s a songless film!] may also prove a stumbling block, but what works, and works big time, is the terrific act by SRK as the fan. And that’s enough reason for you to watch this thriller!

    Fan Review by Pinkvilla
    Rating: 3.5/5

    Never in your wildest dream would you have imagined the country’s top superstar to pick up a role that could easily destroy his image. He could be misconstrued but looks like he has freed himself from the unnecessary pressure of box office wars. At 50, he is a new man who has lived his dream, become the legend that he sought out to be. His mantra now is to work towards recreating himself. Remember the television actor, who wasn’t even the male lead and debuted in Bollywood playing second fiddle to an established superstar? Remember how he played negative roles twice over in his first few films.

    Fan Review by Deccan Chronicles
    Rating: 4/5

    Gaurav rules the film – through its various twists and turns, its emotional crests and troughs and even in its ending. He makes you believe how it’s good to be a fan but superstar Aryan Khanna justifies how one must have their own identity. If you are a fan and even if you are not, this is a film that’s worth a watch.

    Fan Review by Indian Express
    Rating: 3.5/5

    I am happy to report that ‘Fan’ is a triumph. Shah Rukh Khan is played to all his strengths, and he plays it just right, gliding in and out of the star and the fan, creating distinct identities and outlines in one scene, and blurring the lines just so in the next

    Fan Review by Hindustan Times
    Rating: 3.5/5

    As a whole, Fan delivers what it promised in the trailers. Logic may not be its strong point, but Shah Rukh most definitely is; he’s back in his elements after a long time. Watch it for him.

    Fan Review by NDTV
    Rating: 3/5

    Fan works for the most part because it has the fabulous SRK act as a ‘young’ star-struck boy. His energetic performance is worth the price of the ticket – if not more. It is fascinating to watch the actor making the transition from a gawky movie-crazy youngster to a swaggering Bollywood star mimic on stage to a psychologically unhinged stalker who pulls out the stops. Fan is proof that even if SRK isn’t 25 years old, he certainly has the kind of enthusiasm that might put many 25-year-old actors to shame.

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  2. roger

    roger Well-Known Member


    Average Rating of all fan review-3.53 stars

    Maneesh Sharma’s FAN is Shah Rukh Khan’s most critically-acclaimed films in recent times, as the film has scored an average rating of 3.5 stars from the 18 reviews that we have accumulated so far.

    The average rating of the film is the 5th best of 2016, and comparable to films like Airlift (3.7), The Jungle Book (3.8) and Kapoor & Sons (3.7).

    Any film that gets rated 3 stars or more falls in the ‘good’ category, while 3.5 star plus is critical acclaim.

    Fan Review by Indicine


    Fan is the most bizarre, dramatic and thoroughly watchable movie-watching experience in Bollywood in God knows, how long. The first half is stellar and the brilliance of the first half is undermined by the unrealistic second half. If the post-interval part of the film had maintained the pace set by the first half, Fan could have turned out to be one of Shah Rukh Khan’s best films. But inspite of the missed opportunity, Fan is a solid movie which deserves to be watched by people of all ages for it gives everyone an anecdote to take home: Don’t get too close to your idol, because they can never meet your lofty expectations. It also has one of the best Shah Rukh Khan performances of all time as Gaurav Chandna. SRK, that’s all. As tweeted by Ranveer Singh.

    Fan Rediff Review


    Despite its squandered possibilities, Fan is always engaging. What keeps this Fan going is SRK’s star power. The actor treads a delicate space in playing his own biggest supporter but also of the community he represents. He’s careful in his zeal, ensuring real-time fans don’t feel as though he’s mocking their affection just as he’s

    Fan Times Of India Review


    The story is cutting-edge and settings sharp (at a millionaire wedding, the host yells at Aryan for being late to dance) with clever details – Sid Kapoor can’t read Gaurav’s note as, ‘It’s in Hindi, dude!” while Gaurav, despite adopting Aryan’s swag, eats ‘wegetable sandwich’ abroad. Alongside, Maneesh Sharma paints a compelling larger picture of Delhi, where heat and dust, violence and want, make tempers explode in a very particular Dilli ki garmi. Shah Rukh captures this rage with irony and empathy – he is, as he nicely puts it, mind-blasting.

    Review by Martin D’Souza on Glamsham


    Maneesh Sharma engages the viewer in the first half with SRK as Gaurav turning in a superlative performance. Here is a look-alike who is Shah Rukh Khan himself. The make-up team deserves kudos for rubbing off some of the likeness from the real SRKs face to make Gaurav look like a duplicate. One look and you know that he is a duplicate and SRK himself takes pains to ensure that his body language as Gaurav and his and aping of the star himself is ‘copied’.

    Review by IANS on Sify


    Shah Rukh is in full command of both the characters. He gives both Aryan and Gaurav ample room to grow, grow apart and then clash in ways that shows what skilful scripting can do to a superstar’s yearning to excel.

    Review by Ritika Handoo on Zeenews


    Director Maneesh Sharma might be known for ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, but now he shall be better known for helming ‘FAN’. The background score of the movie successfully pulled off a thriller, by keeping the audiences hooked, booked and cooked—all at the same time.

    Review by Rajeev Masand


    It’s Shah Rukh’s committed performance, however, that keeps you invested in the narrative and the characters. Gaurav, whose resemblance to Aryan is the stuff of computer trickery and prosthetics, may be the more fascinating of the two leading men, not least because Shah Rukh plays him as a curious mix of pathetic and creepy. But it’s Aryan, which is the trickier role for the actor to pull off, given that it’s basically a version of himself. I think it’s incredibly brave of Shah Rukh to play the superstar as conceited and stubborn, and as someone unwilling to take any responsibility for the situation. The role cuts dangerously close to the bone; Aryan Khanna is unapologetic about dancing at weddings for cash.As I left the cinema having watched the film, I found myself conflicted about my feelings. There is so much to admire here, but it’s evident the filmmakers think they’ve made a smarter film than they actually have. Still, Fan works for the most part. And anyone who – like me – had grown tired and disappointed with Shah Rukh’s unwillingness to step out of his comfort zone will have reason to be a fan again. I’m going with 3 out of 5.

    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
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