Director: Ken Ghosh
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen Khan
Music: Anu Malik
Fida is frankly an over hyped film which does not deliver the expectations at all. Though the makers claim that the story of the film is genuiene but it is not. It bears a striking similarity with Abbas-Mustan's flicks ? Ajnabee and Humraaz wherein a scheming couple betray the trust of a innocent lover for their own selfish motive. well in this movie there is a slight difference and that is it has a sad ending. The story starts off with a heist. A person hacks into the bank account of an underworld don (Akhilendra Mishra) and steals all the money. The police is on the trail of the hacker, so is the underworld don. Jai (Shahid Kapoor) falls in love with Neha (Kareena) the moment he sees her and woos her relentlessly, even swallows sleeping pills to prove his love. Neha also falls in love with him and everything seems to be going on fine when one day Neha tries to commit suicide. The reason she tells Jai is her father, now dead, was a criminal who had taken a loan of Rs. 6 crores. It?s payback time for Neha. If she doesn?t return the sum within three days, the gangsters would settle scores with her. Jai is ready to do anything for the money and meets the suave Vikram Verma (Fardeen Khan). Vikram is the guy who has robbed the money from the Don and tells Jai to take the blame and in return he can have 6 crores. Jai agrees and is arrested but soon escapes. He comes straight to Neha's house and is shocked to see something different going on. He realises that he's been set-up by Vikram and Neha and now he wants revenge. The film could have been better if it had a good script. The first half is boring while the second half though promises to be exciting fails miserably. The performances are probably the highlight of the film. Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are good, while Fardeen Khan isn't too bad either. Though Fardeen's character has not been defined properly but yet he does justice to his part. Akhilendra Mishra is too loud and acts like a joker. The music is catchy and the visuals are good. The cinematographer (Amit Roy) does deserve a pat on the back for sometimes managing to camouflage the director's mistakes. On the whole Fida is not a complete entertainer as was expected to be. And you would like to know that there is no Salman Khan in the film.