Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Abhishek Kapoor|
|Based on||Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
|Edited by||Deepa Bhatia|
|Box office||est. ₹19.28 crore|
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. 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. Tabu and Aditi Rao Hydari received critical acclaim for their performances.  Filming began in Kashmir in November 2014. The film was released on 12 February 2016.
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.
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.
- Tabu as Begum Hazrat Jaan
- Katrina Kaif as Firdaus
- Aditya Roy Kapur as Noor
- Aditi Rao Hydari as young Begum Hazrat
- Mohammed Abrar as young Noor
- Tunisha Sharma as young Firdaus
- Kunaal Khyaan as Arif
- Rahul Bhat as Bilal
- Akshay Oberoi as Mufti
- Lara Dutta as Leena Becker
- Ajay Devgn as Moazam Bhat (Cameo appearance)
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. Rekha was confirmed to join the cast in January 2014 but later opted out and replaced by Tabu. The film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Akshay Oberoi, Lara Dutta, Suchitra Pillai, Andy Von Eich and Delbar Arya in supporting roles.
Principal photography began in Srinagar, Kashmir in November 2014 and continued at the famous Nishat Bagh on the banks of the Dal Lake in summer capital Srinagar in January 2015. The film was also shot at Humayun's Tomb in Nizamuddin East, Delhi in March 2015. The remaining portion of the film was shot in Mehboob Studios, Filmistan Studios and Film City, Mumbai from April to September 2015. 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. On 2 October, the shooting of the project was completed.
|Soundtrack album by Amit Trivedi|
|Released||18 January 2016|
|Recorded||A T Studios|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Company|
|Amit Trivedi chronology|
|Singles from Fitoor|
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. The second song "Pashmina" was released on January 14, 2016. The music rights have been acquired by Zee Music Company. The official soundtrack released on January 18, 2016.
|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|
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