Deepika, Arjun in a fun-filled song ‘Fanny Re’ from 'Finding Fanny'

The Homi Adjania directed satirical comedy film ‘Finding Fanny’ has been a talking point since the release of its trailer, thanks to its unusual plot and stellar cast. The film stars commercial biggies Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor and also powerhouse actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia.

The makers have decided to increase the quirkiness of the film by releasing funny songs and equally funny accompanying music videos. The title song ‘Fanny Re’ has already captured the attention of the listeners.  ‘Fanny Re’ has been penned and also very well sung by Mukhtiyar Ali. The song has been composed by Mathias Duplessy. It has very unique and catchy composition with a mixture of flavors from Punjabi pop and reggae. It is one of those tracks that will make you tap your foot and will make you smile.

The music video accompanying the song is equally crazy. A disclaimer before the start of the song states, “None of these characters behave like this in the film ‘Finding fanny’ or in life…” The behavior of the characters that follow is farcical and eccentric. Naseeruddin Shah is seen contemplating over lost love, Fanny. Pankaj Kapur is ogling at Dimple Kapadia and Dimple Kapadia tries to dance like there’s no tomorrow.  In this melee of crazy characters, the lead pair Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are seen crooning . Later they sneak out to spend some intimate moments. Scenes from the film are spliced in the video.

However, not all is fun and play for the people involved with the film. The director Homi Adajania is apparently finding it difficult to obtain a U/A certificate from the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) without making any cuts in the film. Ever since the arrest of the CEO of the censor board on corruption charges, the CBFC has been too cautious about clearing films. The committee of the board members that saw the comedy film has objected to a moment in a scene where Deepika Padukone uses the word ‘virgin’ while telling Arjun Kapoor that her husband died within minutes of their marriage and has left her a virgin widow.  The board has also objected to two more scenes. In one scene, Pankaj Kapur is seen admiring Dimple Kapadia’s derriere. The second scene to which the board has objected is where Dimple Kapadia’s skirt rips apart at the seam when she bends down. Director Homi Adajania is not happy with the objections. He argues that the word ‘virgin’ has been cleared by the board in the past.

We sure hope that the stalemate clears up soon.