Abhishek Kapoor, who once directed the first musical oriented drama “Rock On” and was critically acclaimed, is now facing the contrary to it. His recent release “Fitoor” received below-average reviews from critics, even the public had only bad words to say in the honor of one-of-the-best actor & actress Aditya-Katrina.
Though his last release, based on the novel ‘Three Mistakes of My Life’ written by Chetan Bhagat, was also in all praised by the critics and viewers. However, we could taste a quite sedate narration but as a sum, it was a great flick to be seen once in a lifetime. But Abhishek’s latest one is called the “Disastrous Of the Year”.
Fitoor is the adaptation of Charles Dicken’s widely sold novel ‘Great Expectations’. The director solo has written its story and screenplay and he failed at both miserably. After finishing the work, he decided to make-up with a producer for his new film’s budget but none of the houses available in the Industry agreed to waste their money on it.
After a month or so, improving its story and screenplay to a not eye-bleeding experience. They decided to shoot out a proposal to Katrina Kaif and she said yes. Now they had a full star cast, what else they needed? A good location and it was Kashmir to begin with.
Throughout the film and in its songs, we could see all the India (through Mumbai to Kashmir), in turn, its production budget came about Rs 70 Crores. The climax was filmed in Poland. And that is not a big number considering its star cast and exotic locations featured in it.
Initially, it got everyone’s’ eyeballs with its trailers and songs, making it one of the anticipated movies of early 2016. Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif appeared on screens for the first time, it also raised expectations in public to see their bonding and chemistry on-screen.
Rather being a high budget movie and featuring an ensemble cast, it could only collect Rs 22.13 crores in 14 Days or 2 weeks. The movie crew, especially Aditya and Katrina, was stunned by its low-grade performance on the screens.