Fitoor

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Fitoor
Fitoor Hindi Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAbhishek Kapoor
Produced byAbhishek Kapoor
Siddharth Roy Kapur
Written byAbhishek Kapoor
Supratik Sen[1]
Based onGreat Expectations
by Charles Dickens
StarringAditya Roy Kapur
Tabu
Katrina Kaif
Music bySongs:
Amit Trivedi
Background score:
Hitesh Sonik
CinematographyAnay Goswamy
Edited byDeepa Bhatia
Production
company
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 12 February 2016 (2016-02-12)
Running time
129 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget70 crore[3]
Box officeest. 19.28 crore[4][5]

Fitoor (transl. Madness) 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 Aditya Roy Kapur, Tabu and Katrina Kaif in leading roles. It was unsuccessful 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]

Plot[edit]

Noor (Mohammad Abrar Sheikh), a thirteen-year-old Kashmiri boy from a middle class 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, a grieving Firdaus opens her pendant to find Mufti's picture in it with Hazrat's and realises that she could never get over her love for Mufti. With this realisation, Firdaus decides to leave 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 and Andy Von Eich 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]

Soundtrack[edit]

Fitoor
Soundtrack album by
Released18 January 2016 (2016-01-18)
RecordedA T Studios
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length32:25
LanguageHindi, Urdu
LabelZee Music Company
Amit Trivedi chronology
Shaandaar
(2015)
Fitoor
(2016)
Udta Punjab
(2016)
Singles from Fitoor
  1. "Yeh Fitoor Mera"
    Released: 7 January 2016[21]
  2. "Pashmina"
    Released: 14 January 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 7 January 2016.[21][23] The second song "Pashmina" was released on 14 January 2016.[22][24] The official soundtrack released on 18 January 2016 by Zee Music Company.[25]

All music composed by Amit Trivedi.

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Yeh Fitoor Mera"Arijit Singh04:43
2."Pashmina"Amit Trivedi04:43
3."Haminastu"Zeb Bangash04:20
4."Hone Do Batiyan"Nandini Srikar, Zeb Bangash04:30
5."Tere Liye"Sunidhi Chauhan, Jubin Nautiyal04:31
6."Ranga Re (Hindi)"Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Trivedi04:49
7."Ranga Re (English)"Caralisa Monteiro, Amit Trivedi04:49
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 (1 September 2016). "Disney Confirms Plan To Quit Indian Film Making". Variety. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Fitoor (2016) – Box Office Earnings". Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Fitoor's Box Office Collections So Far; Disastrous Of The Year!". Koimoi. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  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 25 May 2017.
  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. ^ "Fitoor (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Amit Trivedi on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 18 January 2016.

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