Shah Rukh Khan is back in his style yet again with his new upcoming film Fan. The first song ‘Jabra’ – the FAN Anthem is out and after watching the song we feel that this Bollywood film will surely be a blockbuster of 2016. Here are our reasons why –
The Actor Plays His Own Fan
There are many films where we have seen actors playing fans to other actors in the film. For instance, even Shah Rukh Khan played a fan to Deepika Padukone’s character in Om Shanti Om. However, we never saw an actor playing a fan to himself. The madness, the craziness the song shows surely gives the cine goers a feel – that sudden usher to watch the film to see the craziness by SRK’s fan which is essayed by none other than him only.
The Film Has a Dark Theme
If you watch the end of the song, you’ll see the title “FAN” has cracks on it. This makes us believe that this movie will surely have dark theme related to a fan and a star rapport. The crack doesn’t indicate that the film will be a happy happy film.
“Mirror mein tu dekhta hai, Neend mein tu tik tha hai…
Tere madness mujhe dheett kar diya!”
No Larger Than Life Character, SRK in the Film is Grounded
Cine-goers often enjoy watching grounded and earthy characters more than larger-than-life characters and films. This is the reason why Om Shanti Om and Chennai Express really did well at the box office whereas Happy New Year and Dilwale failed to create a magic. We are glad that Shah Rukh Khan has once again decided to appease his fans by dedicating an entire film to them.
A Common Man (Fan) Can Instantly Connect With The Film
Shah Rukh Khan looks better in de-glam roles especially when he is a loser on a mission. Remember, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Chak De India and Swades? Interestingly, these are the films that connect the common man instantly. In fact, this theme made Amitabh Bachchan a star. This is the reason why we feel FAN will be a major blockbuster that SRK has been waiting from long now.
The Desi Connection
Did you observe the locales in the song? Arent, they same as the localities, we commoners live? Yes, FAN doesn’t show those swanky flats and houses, which only Bollywood heroes and celebs can afford! We think, this desi connection is something that will instantly strike a chord with the common man especially the fans!
Sychronized dance and systematic performance can get boring. After all, we all love craziness – Nobody can beat the offbeat Visarajan dance, agreed? FAN Anthem indeed gives us a raw feeling by taking a different route. The Gaurav in the film dances like one of us, making us believe that his character will be just like us. Yes, the one who isn’t perfect without those abs, handsomeness, yet crazy and unique in its own way. No wonder, we are over-enthusiastic to watch ourselves as Gaurav in FAN!
Shah Rukh Khan is often criticized for not experimenting much. After all, he doesn’t gain and lose weight like Aamir Khan for the sake of his films. However, when you see Gaurav, you realize how the hell SRK has become so thin in the movie. Whether it is VFX or his real self is yet to be known, but by experimenting this time with a different role, Shah Rukh Khan has shut the open mouths of his critics.
Only Fans make the actors a star, an actor without the fans is simply nothing but a worker who works in a film to get paid. The Fan anthem emphasizes this fact and also the madness of a fan. We are glad that this film will finally show more about the Fan’s life than the star himself.
The Movie Will Show the Real Reason of a Fan’s Madness
Why do people come and stand outside outside Galaxy Apartments (Salman Khan’s residence), Prateeksha (Amitabh Bachchan’s House) or Mannat (Shah Rukh Khan’s home) for hours just to meet their favorite Bollywood stars? Well, after seeing the trailer and the song we are sure that the movie will finally show us the real reason for this craziness and madness! Besides, not just SRK fan but every other fan will relate to this film.
Don’t you think so?
Image Source: Snapshot from the Jabra Song Video