Fan (2016)

Hindi 2 hrs 23 mins Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 97
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Review Summary: Shahrukh Khan amazes, the rest of of the chase is more regular fare. Not to be missed for SRK fans..

Average Critic Rating: (3.07)
Cast: Shahrukh Khan , Sayani Gupta , Yogendra Tikku
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Release Date: 15 Apr 2016
Est. Budget: 110.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 83.0 CR

Plot: Fan is an upcoming Indian film directed by Maneesh Sharma and featuring Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. The film is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The make-up artist Greg Cannom has developed the look of Khan in the film. Principal photography of Read more

Fan - Top Reviews

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.
SRK's Charisma Just About Saves This Overblown Entertainer
Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post
An actor reclaims his stage
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
Watch this one. Twice, if you are a SRK fan.
The film is about a fan, the kind that worships their object of admiration, has the star's pictures on their wall, stands outside their home for hours just to get a glimpse, get into a fight if anyone derides their idol
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Take a bow, Shah Rukh Khan
Raja Sen, Rediff
You CAN'T MISS watching Shah Rukh Khan aka Gaurav in his darkest avatar ever!
Ritika Handoo, Zee News
Solely as a script, Fan is an underwritten, messy construction of unrealistic proportions. But when viewed as a jugalbandi between Shah Rukh Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, the experience is unique and rewarding
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
Fan is halfway good, halfway ho-hum
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
Fan is an elaborately crafted hall of mirrors
Anupama Chopra, Film Companion
The movie had full potential to be among Shah Rukh Khan’s best films as an actor. Still, despite its flaws and failing to match up to the expectations level, it’s a must watch for all Shah Rukh Khan’s (the superstar and the actor) fans.
Divya Solgama, Cine Markets
I’m going with 3 out of 5
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
It’s an intriguing journey that Manish Sharma weaves, but one that, unfortunately, doesn’t end well
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
Mohenjo Daro takes too long to get there and feels even longer than the time that’s passed
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
FAN has a brilliant first half, but loses track in the second hour, only to pick up again towards the pre-climax.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
The film is about a fan, the kind that worships their object of admiration, has the star's pictures on their wall, stands outside their home for hours just to get a glimpse, get into a fight if anyone derides their idol
Sonia Chopra, Sify

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Fan - All Reviews

Shah Rukh Khan is a scene stealer as Gaurav in this drama
Suhani Singh, India Today
The character of Gaurav is the main center of attraction that can glue the audience in the theater.
Manisha Bisht, XYZ Times
If you'€™re not a 'Fan', of SRK, you will become one after watching this film, his days of dark shades have returned
Sajid, Cinema Glitz
Shahrukh Khan Has Blown Us Away With His Obsessed 'Fan' Avatar!
Swikriti Srivastava, Filmi Beat
The Indian domestic and diaspora audiences will no doubt flock to a highly entertaining film in which SRK gently mocks his own precisely branded identity.
Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
लय से भटक जाती है 'फैन'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
Shah Rukh Khan performs brilliantly in a film that is flawed conceptually
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
If you are an SRK fan, this film will be a treat
Ayush Ranjan,
Shah Rukh Khan is splendid and flawed in double role
Fan', is a fictionalised account of a fan'€™s life, and it'€™s premise of how far a fan can go, is an exciting ride not be missed
Bhuvanesh, KKonnect 24x7
Flawless Acting but Flawful Direction
Box Office Collection
Keeping all the odds(Climax , few scenes) in the film with his legendary acting skills SRK makes this movie a worth watch.
AP News Corner
For all the promise it shows, “Fan” ends up as a disappointment for its unwillingness to explore the complicated, at times unfathomable relationship between an actor and his fans, and for reducing it to an average thriller.
nsightful and thrilling
Business Standard
Powerful Packed Performance from SRK makes a worthy Film despite a flawed Script
Just Bollywood
Shah Rukh Khan shines in double role, but his best is yet to come!
Shweta Parande, India.Com
SRK excels as psychotic fan in this unsettling thriller
Rakesh Jha, India TV News
Top-notch Bollywood stars and production houses seem to encourage such thievery, misdemeanor, and stupidity. How can they live with the infamy of being termed as filmfakers?
Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bollywood Trade
The Reporter Times
प्यार से नफरत तक की कहानी है 'फैन'
Megastar Shahrukh Khan puts best foot forward, impresses as anti-hero
Financial Express
Director Maneesh Sharma hasn’t given any filmi songs, just good performances and some questions for us to ponder.
Bolly Spice
Shah Rukh Khan is an exposed nerve in the bleak thriller ‘Fan’
Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
The A-list actor is back in form in Maneesh Sharma’s engaging thriller.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Shah Rukh Khan at his finest in this dark, unconventional movie
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
There is a sense of completion, of things coming a full circle and yet a feeling of loss
Bollywood icon chases himself around the world
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Yet, ending with a Baazigar-esque twist, Fan makes you feel Darr all over again.
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
There are loopholes, but it’s definitely a thrilling ride
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Just when you thought Shah Rukh Khan is losing his edge, he makes a comeback.
Just for these rare moments inspired by Shah Rukh Khan’s real life, you should go and watch Fan.
The National
Shahrukh Khan excels with gutsy performance
Financial Express
He uploads the apology and feels, he has done great service to Aryan Khanna.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
Shah Rukh Khan brings together all the strands of his career and threads them together in one film
Dipti Nagpaul, Indian Express
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.
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
SRK Wins it all in this Gamble!
Pink Villa
Whether you are a fan or not, watch this one for a side of SRK you have never seen before.
‘Fan’ is overall a thrilling watch and reminds one of Shah Rukh’s old movies like ‘Darr’ and ‘Baazigar’.
सॉलिड 'फैन' की कमजोर फिल्म
Narendra Saini, Aaj Tak
FAN could have hit the ceiling with a powerful ending
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Shahrukh Khan leaves a mark with his double role
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Fan'tastic! Shah Rukh Khan nails the act to perfection
Ankit Pal, News Nation
It feels like a tribute to King Khan but SRK hasn't been more unlike himself in any other film. So, should you invest in such a risky watch? If you're an SRK fan, you don't care for approval. But even if you aren't, this one's a thrilling watch.
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
Gaurav beats superstar Shah Rukh Khan in this play of obsession
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
Move over stars, the fan is here
Deccan Chronicle
SRK returns to form
Shah Rukh Khan’s double role is highly engaging!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Fan – Crazy does it
Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal
A highly entertaining film in which SRK gently mocks his own precisely branded identity
Don Groves, Forbes
‘Fan’ — you can’t miss watching Shahrukh Khan AKA Gaurav in his darkest avatar ever!
Daily Times
The film is a tad underwhelming
Satya Kandala, Economic Times
Shah Rukh Khan’s winsome double role will floor his fans
Sonam Joshi, Mashable
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Namrata Thakker, REDIFF
A Garbled Narrative That’s Saved by Shah Rukh Khan
R.M. Vijayakar, India West
Shah Rukh Khan wins hearts in Maneesh Sharma’s fresh and intense flick!
Jaivardhan Chaudhary, Claps N Slaps
Gaurav Will Remind You of Anthony Perkins From 'Psycho'
Viraj Mahajan, M Star News
Make no mistake, this is Shah Rukh Khan’s BEST film in the last five years!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Namrata Rao’s razor sharp edits are crisp and note-worthy. She aptly layers the visuals and Andrea Guerra’s background score to make the film a sound and visual delight.
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There is so much to admire here, but it'€™s evident the filmmakers think they'€™ve made a smarter film than they actually have
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Maneesh Sharma’s gripping, dark thriller returns SRK, the actor to us
POULOMI DAS, Business Insider
The movie “Fan” is a must watched movie for the SRK’s fans as SRK delivered a power full show stealing performances!!!
Chitra Chowdhury, Dekh News
Maneesh Sharma should have a special mention for his outstanding direction and gripping narration
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Shah Rukh Khan in the dual roles of both Hero and villain has done a fantastic job
IND Read
What a triumphant return to form for an actor whose career has been lately beleaguered by sub-standard scripts and mediocre directors
source Ians, Sify
Yes. For the acting masterclass in the end. Those 10 minutes are worth your money for the tickets.
Vinay Devnath, Story Pick
It'€™s a movie we can'€™t really expect to come across again in Bollywood, and this is why it needed to be absolutely incredible - which it wasn'€™t
Rashmi Daryanani, Miss Malini
It’s time to love the bad boy again
Rag Mayur, ChitraMala
Fan’ Is a Treat For the Shah Rukh Khan Bhakt
The Quint
Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan attempts an insightful look into the passionate relationship that exists between fans and superstars in India. Unfortunately, that attempt does not succeed
Deepti Rai, REDIFF
Every star who thinks he and she must mingle with the fans and "belong" with them must see this film.
The Hans India
The film is taut and tense. And just when you think things could get predictable, you are shook by its madness.
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
Fan is a gripping drama with SRK to propel it with his amazing energy. The first half is simply superb. A great watch.
Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini
'Fan', could have hit the ceiling with a powerful ending
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Watch it for one of the finest performances of our times from Shahrukh
Box Office Capsule
There is indeed a worthwhile triumph in just that.
Sanoobar Patel, Media 24X7
It's not unwatchable by any means and SRK fans will inevitably revel in it, but because it promised to be so different, it's hard not be a little underwhelmed.
Jay Mamtora, Bolly Brit
A far cry from his romantic image, Fan takes us back to the days of Anjaam and Darr when SRK played obsessive lover/stalker with aplomb
Hindustan Times
Overall, Fan is a very gutsy project that has come out in the recent past
Sathvick, Bollywood3
Well-executed but overlong action pieces that become even more frustrating when you consider the ways time could have been better spent exploring Aryan'€™s fascinating backstory
Lisa Tsering, The Hollywood Reporter
Unpredictably gripping, with a very convincing Shah Rukh Khan
Anna M.M. Vetticad, First Post
SRK’s dazzling homage to SRK
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