Finding Fanny is an upcoming English/Hindi satirical film, directed and written by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films and presented by Fox Star Studios. Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor will feature in prominent roles. The film is based on a road trip set in Goa and follows the journey of five characters. The film will premiere in India on September 1, 2014 and is scheduled for release worldwide on September 12, 2014.
It was earlier reported that Bollywood’s reigning queen Deepika Padukone’s next ‘Finding Fanny’ would have an advance premiere 17 days before the film’s release. Now we hear that the said premiere that was scheduled to be held on August 25 has since been postponed to September. The reason behind the postponement of the premiere is the apparent pending status of the film’s censor certificate. In lieu of the current problems the censor board has been embroiled in, the makers of the film who are yet to receive a censor certificate for ‘Finding Fanny’ have decided to avoid any unforeseen obstacles in the film’s screening.
Finding Fanny revolves around five rather dysfunctional characters that live in the quaint sleepy village of Pocolim, nestled deep in the interiors of Goa, India. Pocolim is a village where pointless conversations are a way of life. Nothing ever really happens here and the people of Pocolim, well, they just exist. One night, the old postman Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah), receives a letter that is slipped under his door.
He realizes that it is the letter he had written 46 years ago to the love of his life, Stefanie Fernandes (Anjali Patil), asking for her hand in marriage. To his utter shock, he discovers that it had never been delivered. All these years Ferdie has lived a life of melancholy and regret, believing that Stefanie had rejected him. He decides to find his beloved Fanny (as he fondly called her) and tell her the truth. Where would she be after 46 years? Dead? Happily married? Would she even remember him? Or is Stefanie Fernandes merely a figment of Ferdie’s imagination?
Four colorful characters from the village join the trip under random pretexts, though in actuality everyone wants a distraction from their mundane lives. A young virgin widow (Deepika Padukone), a bitter mechanic (Arjun Kapoor), a belligerent artist (Pankaj Kapur) and an obnoxious self-appointed “Lady” of Pocolim (Dimple Kapadia) join Ferdie as they experience various hilarious and moving events that change their lives forever.
The music of Finding Fanny was composed by Mathias Duplessy, duo Sachin-Jigar and Sachin Gupta. The lyrics were penned by a range of artists including, Mukhtiyar Ali, Alan Mercer, Sachin Gupta, Jigar Saraiya and the film’s producer, Dinesh Vijan. The first song “Fanny Re” released on August 11, 2014 in an event in Mumbai where the second song, “Shake Your Bootiyaan” was also announced. The film’s soundtrack officially released on August 19, 2014.