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  • ...succeeds in turning a literary classic into a contemporary cinematic feast for the eyes and the senses.

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  • ...for all its spellbinding beauty, fumbles bad. The story meanders and loses way in between, and there seems a certain urgency in tying all the loose ends.

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  • ...Dickens' Great Expectations rises and falls, exploring terrible, tantalising class, social climbing, sharp snobberies, love, hate and shame. Fitoor doesn't dive beyond the surface though...

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  • Watch it for its beauty (cinematography by Anay Goswami), music (Amit Trivedi) and a few and far in between tender, touching moments.

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  • ...isn’t perfect, but it’s a skillfully made film that’s easy on both the eye and the ear.

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  • The problem lies in the on-screen chemistry between the lead pair. Individually they play their parts well but when they’re together, they seem more like siblings than lovers.

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  • If you love Great Expectations, keep no expectations from this one. Else, be prepared to entranced by the visual splendor of the movie, and be disappointed by the lack of emotional connect.

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  • The pain, the rejection, the searing desire for revenge, the all-conquering power of love – none of it is adequately conveyed in this film which, by the time its final scene rolled around, left me as cold and detached as Estella’s heart was when she first met Pip.

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  • ...packs in a lot visually (DOP - Anay Goswamy) and held out a promise to be Danielle Steel's The Promise. However, it remains just that, a promise!

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  • Engaging to the senses - visually and musically - is poetic even. Ironically, the heart though, is kept at bay.

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  • ...Kapoor casts two attractive people where he ought have chosen a couple of actual actors instead, and thus it becomes hard to care about the protagonists or their sundered hearts, and despite aesthetic appeal, what we end up with is -- at best -- a screensaver.

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  • Melodrama and a superficial love story are some of the road blocks that hinder a beautiful cinematic journey Abhishek Kapoor wanted to take you on.

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  • Due to a slow-paced, painfully long, sequentially misfit plot, Fitoor is a poor adaptation of one of the finest classics.

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  • As it stands, Fitoor is about Noor, Noor is all about Firdaus, and Firdaus is a beautiful blank.

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  • ...doesn't lack pace, it lacks the finesse and the depth. And we are left with not much to do except marvel at the white beauty of Kashmir, while the real Pip, Estella and Miss Havisham remain buried under that thick blanket of snow, perhaps occasionally stirring in their graves.

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  • ...a visually stunning bore.

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  • Even with beautiful dialogues and a striking visual language, this film is a missed opportunity.

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  • After a point, I didn’t want a movie about Kashmir, I didn’t want a movie about Noor and Firdaus, I just wanted to see Hazrat grow old and batty.

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  • ...is a huge letdown despite its great visuals, as it fails to connect emotionally.

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  • ...a lot is lost in adaptation. The script is the weakest part of Fitoor.

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  • ...desperately pretends to have literary aspirations but ends up being a ridiculous romance where heroine runs to hero in a really flouncy white dress and brown suede boots.

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  • ...wants desperately to be a grand, epic romance but depends way too much on its stunning Kashmir canvas to achieve that than characters and story that you can empathise with.

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  • ...has a deeply miscast lead pair.

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  • All of Aditya Roy Kapoor’s hair is bunched upon his head and all of Katrina Kaif’s is plunged in a Chinar-esque red, in the hope perhaps that you don’t notice their blank faces below.

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  • ...is one of the most disappointing literary adaptations ever attempted in Indian cinema.

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