Fitoor

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Fitoor
Fitoor Hindi Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Hindi फितूर
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor
Produced by
Written by
  • Abhishek Kapoor
  • Supratik Sen[1]
Based on Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
Starring
Music by Songs:
Amit Trivedi
Background score:
Hitesh Sonik
Cinematography Anay Goswamy
Edited by Deepa Bhatia
Production
company
Release date
  • 12 February 2016 (2016-02-12)
Running time
129 minutes[2]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 70 crore[3]
Box office est. 19.28 crore[4][5]

Fitoor (English: Passion, Obsession) is a 2016 Indian romantic drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor, produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, and written by Kapoor and Supratik Sen based on Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations.[6] The film features Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Tabu in leading roles. It received mixed to negative reviews and flopped at the box office.[7] Tabu and Aditi Rao Hydari received critical acclaim for their performances. [8] Filming began in Kashmir in November 2014.[9] The film was released on 12 February 2016.[10]

Fitoor marked a backfire of UTV and its satellite deal with Zee Entertainment Enterprises and is deemed to be the second last of its production ventures in India under its brand name, the last before a temporary dysfunction being Mohenjo Daro.

Plot[edit]

Noor (Mohammad Abrar), a thirteen-year-old Kashmiri boy from a poor family, meets and becomes deeply infatuated with Firdaus (Tunisha Sharma), the daughter of a rich elite family in Kashmir that employs him. Firdaus' mother, Begum Hazrat Jahaan (Tabu), was left heartbroken in her youth and disapproves of Noor's feelings thanks to his low social status. Despite this, Noor and Firdaus grow closer until Hazrat sends Firdaus abroad for school, insulting Noor as she breaks the news.

Years later, Noor (Aditya Roy Kapur) receives a prestigious art scholarship and moves to Delhi, where he encounters Firdaus (Katrina Kaif) again. By this time she is engaged to Bilal (Rahul Bhat), a Pakistani diplomat, but Noor's feelings have not changed and they begin a relationship. Despite initial friction with Noor, who by this time is a successful artist, Hazrat slowly starts to realise her mistake, but is still adamant that Firdaus should marry Bilal, and orders her against her will. A flashback of Hazrat and her lover Mufti (Akshay Oberoi), who left her pregnant and ran away with all her jewels, shows why she insisted on Firdaus marrying Bilal and let go of her love. Noor travels for an art show in London where he finds out that the art scholarship was given by Moazam (Ajay Devgn), a terrorist he saved when he was young, and not by Hazrat as he thought. Upset that he has been merely a pawn in Moazam's scheme and realizing that Hazrat has been playing him all along, Noor confronts her in London where she denies manipulating him and bursts into a fit of rage for her former lover Mufti and Noor realizes that she has been seeking redemption by breaking his heart. Noor goes back to the gallery and burns his artwork which was related to the memory of Firdaus. Another flashback of Hazrat shows that she lost her baby and Firdaus is her adopted daughter.She wakes up distraught and commits suicide. At her funeral, Firdaus opens her pendant to find Mufti's picture in it with Hazrat's and realizes that she could never get over her true love for Mufti. With this realization, Firdaus leaves Bilal and reunites with Noor.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In October 2013, Disney UTV announced its upcoming production Fitoor, a Bollywood adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations to be directed by Abhishek Kapoor with Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif signed as the lead pair.[6] Rekha was confirmed to join the cast in January 2014[11] but later opted out and replaced by Tabu.[8] The film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Akshay Oberoi, Lara Dutta, Suchitra Pillai, Andy Von Eich and Delbar Arya in supporting roles.[12][13]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began in Srinagar, Kashmir in November 2014[14] and continued at the famous Nishat Bagh on the banks of the Dal Lake in summer capital Srinagar in January 2015.[15] The film was also shot at Humayun's Tomb in Nizamuddin East, Delhi in March 2015.[16] The remaining portion of the film was shot in Mehboob Studios, Filmistan Studios and Film City, Mumbai from April to September 2015.[17][18] In September 2015, the cast and crew flew off to Poland to shoot the last leg of the film at the Goetz Palace, Brzesko and Warsaw's traditional and contemporary art galleries.[19] On 2 October, the shooting of the project was completed.[20]

Music[edit]

Fitoor
Soundtrack album by Amit Trivedi
Released 18 January 2016 (2016-01-18)
Recorded A T Studios
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 32:25
Language Hindi, Urdu
Label Zee Music Company
Amit Trivedi chronology
Shaandaar
(2015)Shaandaar2015
Fitoor
(2016)
Udta Punjab
(2016)Udta Punjab2016
Singles from Fitoor
  1. "Yeh Fitoor Mera"
    Released: January 7, 2016[21]
  2. "Pashmina"
    Released: January 14, 2016[22]

Amit Trivedi composed the songs while Swanand Kirkire wrote the lyrics for the film. Hitesh Sonik composed the film's score. The first song "Yeh Fitoor Mera" sung by Arijit Singh was released on January 7, 2016.[21][23] The second song "Pashmina" was released on January 14, 2016.[22][24] The music rights have been acquired by Zee Music Company.[25] The official soundtrack released on January 18, 2016.[26]

No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Yeh Fitoor Mera" Swanand Kirkire Amit Trivedi Arijit Singh 04:43
2. "Pashmina" Swanand Kirkire Amit Trivedi Amit Trivedi 04:43
3. "Haminastu" Swanand Kirkire Amit Trivedi Zeb Bangash 04:20
4. "Hone Do Batiyan" Swanand Kirkire Amit Trivedi Nandini Srikar, Zeb Bangash 04:30
5. "Tere Liye" Swanand Kirkire Amit Trivedi Sunidhi Chauhan, Jubin Nautiyal 04:31
6. "Ranga Re (Hindi)" Swanand Kirkire Amit Trivedi Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Trivedi 04:49
7. "Ranga Re (English)" Swanand Kirkire Amit Trivedi Caralisa Monteiro, Amit Trivedi 04:49
Total length: 32:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ UTV Gets Rekha, Katrina And Aditya Together. Box Office India. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  2. ^ "FITOOR (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Patrick Frater; Naman Ramachandran (September 1, 2016). "Disney Confirms Plan To Quit Indian Film Making". Variety. Retrieved September 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fitoor (2016) – Box Office Earnings". Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Fitoor’s Box Office Collections So Far; Disastrous Of The Year!". Koimoi. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  6. ^ a b Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif to pair up for 'Fitoor'. Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Box Office: Sanam Re is average, Fitoor flops". Rediff. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  8. ^ a b Tabu replaces Rekha as Miss Havisham in 'Fitoor'. Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  9. ^ Aditya Roy Kapur starts shooting for Fitoor in Kashmir on his birthday. The Times of India. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  10. ^ Fitoor release date finalised. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  11. ^ Rekha signs Fitoor. Filmfare. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  12. ^ Aditi Rao Hydari to play younger version of Rekha in ‘Fitoor’. The Indian Express. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  13. ^ Rahul Bhat to star opposite Katrina Kaif in ‘Fitoor’. India Today. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  14. ^ Aditya Roy Kapur starts shooting for ‘Fitoor’ in Kashmir on his birthday. The Times of India. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  15. ^ Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur’s ‘Fitoor’ first film to be shot in Kashmir after floods. The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  16. ^ Spotted: Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur shoot for ‘Fitoor’ in Delhi. India Today. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  17. ^ Katrina-Aditya take over 12 hours to shoot lovemaking scene for ‘Fitoor’. Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  18. ^ Katrina Kaif, Tabu and Aditya Roy Kapur starrer ‘Fitoor’ in trouble?. Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  19. ^ Aditya Roy Kapur preparing himself for ‘Fitoor’ in Poland. The Times of India. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  20. ^ "Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur starrer 'Fitoor' wraps shooting". Indian Express. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Yeh Fitoor Mera (From "Fitoor") – Single by Amit Trivedi & Arijit Singh on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  22. ^ a b "Pashmina (From "Fitoor") – Single by Amit Trivedi on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  23. ^ Gayatri Sankar. "Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapoor’s captivating romance in ‘Yeh Fitoor Mera’ song – Watch". Zee News. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "Watch Fitoor’s Pashmina Song : Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif Look Nothing But HOT". Koimoi.com. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "Zee Music Company acquires music rights of UTV-Disney & Balaji's films". indiantelevision.com. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  26. ^ "Fitoor (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Amit Trivedi on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 

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