Fanney Khan is the biggest of the three releases this week. The film has earned Rs 8.12 crore till now and features stars like Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles. This is the first time Aishwarya Rai and Rajkummar Rao have been paired together. Aishwarya Rai was last seen as an Urdu poetess Saba in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
Critics are shocked that such good character actors were given a flimsy script and dialogues to work with. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave it only 1 star in her review. She opined, “The gorgeous Rai essentially plays herself, with maybe one or two true-to-the-character moments. And Rao, who gets to share a lot of screen time with her, is never completely at ease around her, breaking out more with Kapoor, his co-worker, and partner-in-crime. The outmoded melodramatic treatment drowns even the most competent, including Girish Kulkarni as a sleazy talent manager who preys on unsuspecting young women, and Divya Dutta as Lata’s mother and Fanney’s faithful wife.”
Fanney Khan earned Rs 3.22 crore on Sunday, which certainly helped the matters at the box office. However, the coming days will decide the film’s final fate.