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.
Avg Rating: 3.39/5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Fan Review by Mid-day
The script (written by Sharma) and screenplay (by Habib Faisal) do show streaks of intelligence and originality once in awhile. But the script also throws up quite a few inconsistencies and impossible-to-believe sequences. If Gaurav can so easily fool the world, what is Aryan’s clout we are talking about? If Gaurav can easily impersonate Aryan, why does he go unrecognised otherwise? But then all’s soon forgiven when you are kept enthralled by the thrilling chase sequences and that unexpected climax.
Fan Review by Rediff
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 responsible in his response to such swaying attention.
Fan Review by Komal Nahta
On the whole, Fan is a good entertainer, not an outstanding one. Its first half is enjoyable but the post-interval portion is less entertaining and the climax is a big letdown. It will, of course, make profits but a long run at the cinemas is ruled out. Business in multiplexes and cities will be better than in the single-screen cinemas and small centres. Classes will like the film more than the masses. Of the total investment of Rs. 105 crore, around 60% has already been recovered or committed from non-theatrical sources. Recovery of around Rs. 40-45 crore from India and Overseas theatrical revenues is a left-hand job for this film. Business Overseas will be more exciting than in India where it will not be able to join the 200-crore club.
Fan Review by Times of India
The action’s glorious but stretches while the naivete of Gaurav’s parents (Deepika and Yogendra), unaware of their only child’s feelings, seems slightly unbelievable. Yet, ending with a Baazigar-esque twist, Fan makes you feel Darr all over again. Watch it – you’ll know why you’re SRK’s Fan.
Fan Review by Zee News
All in all, even if you aren’t SRK’s ‘Jabra’ Fan, you are bound to become one after watching his bestest performance till date. To make it sound a little filmy, I will end by saying, ‘Rehne De Tu Nahi Samjhega’!
Fan Review by Anupama Chopra
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