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Fanaa is a 2006 romantic thriller film directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra through their production company Yash Raj Films. Rishi Kapoor, Kirron Kher, Tabu, and Sharat Saxena play supporting roles alongside Aamir Khan and Kajol.

Khan's second anti-hero picture after 1947 Earth, Fanaa follows Rehan Qadri, a tourist guide in New Delhi, who meets Zooni Ali Beg, a Kashmiri woman. Both fall in love but are torn apart by a terrorist attack that allegedly kills Rehan. Later, it is revealed that he was not murdered, but is a Kashmiri rebel who masterminded the attacks. Seven years later, his organisation, known as the ‘IKF,’ sends him on a mission to Kashmir, where he meets Zooni again in a weird twist of fate.

Fanaa was one of the most expensive Bollywood films released at the time. The title of the picture is inspired from the Islamic Sufi phrase 'Fanaa,' which means 'destruction' in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Hindi. 'Destroyed In Love' was the film's tagline. This was Khan and Kajol's first romantic pairing, but it was their second collaboration after Ishq (1997), in which they were placed opposite Juhi Chawla and Ajay Devgn, respectively. It also marked Kajol's comeback after her appearance in Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Fanaa was released on May 26, 2006, and grossed over $1.03 billion at the box office against a $300 million production and marketing budget, making it the sixth highest-grossing Hindi film of 2006. Despite being prohibited in the state of Gujarat due to protests to Khan's comments criticising the Gujarat administration, the film was a huge commercial success. It earned great reviews from critics, who praised its directing, soundtrack, cinematography, costumes, styling, and cast performances, particularly Kajol's, although its story, screenplay, and pacing received some criticism.

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Movie Name 


Directed by

Kunal Kohli

Written by

Shibani Bathija, Kunal Kohli

Produced by

Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra


Aamir Khan, Kajol


Ravi K. Chandran

Edited by

Ritesh Soni

Music by

Jatin-Lalit, Salim-Sulaiman

Release date

26 May 2006 


'Fanaa' is a love drama set in Kashmir's picturesque valley. Rehan Qadri (Aamir Khan) and Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) are the two main characters in the film.

Zooni Ali Beg, a young, self-sufficient blind girl, travels to Kashmir with her friends and family. She meets Rehan, a beautiful and dynamic tour guide on her journey. Zooni's innocence and beauty captivate Rehan, and he shows her Kashmir's true essence.

As Rehan spends more time with Zooni, their friendship blossoms into love. For the first time, Zooni feels the delight and excitement of falling in love. Rehan's dynamic demeanour captivates her and she falls completely in love with him. Zooni's pure and kind-hearted nature captivates Rehan as well.

Rehan is hiding a dark secret. He is a member of a terrorist organisation planning a huge strike. Zooni is put in danger because of his involvement in the mission, even if she is unaware of his true motives.

Rehan struggles with his mixed emotions as their love grows. He is caught between his feelings for Zooni and his commitment to his mission. He is well aware that his activities will ultimately affect Zooni and her loved ones. Despite his mental anguish, Rehan keeps his true identity and ambitions hidden from Zooni.

When Zooni's family learns about her relationship with Rehan, they show their anxiety and disapproval due to rumours regarding Rehan's strange past. Zooni, on the other hand, remains loyal in her love for him and defends him against all difficulties.

As the planned terrorist strike approaches, Rehan realises the seriousness of his actions and the risk he is putting Zooni in. He decides to give up his happiness for her protection and abandons her without explanation.

Zooni is heartbroken and saddened by the sudden absence of her life's love. She mourns for Rehan and tries to move on, but her love for him endures.

Years later, Zooni, now married and with a child, meets a man named Naveen (also played by Aamir Khan) who resembles Rehan. Naveen, actually Rehan, has lost his memories due to a brain injury. Zooni accepts him into her house, hoping to reignite the lost love and heal his memories.

The plot takes a dramatic turn as Rehan gradually regains his memories and his history catches up with him. Zooni is confronted with the reality of Rehan's identity and past acts. The film finishes in a thrilling climax that closes their love story.

The film Fanaa delves with subjects such as love, sacrifice, and the intricacies of human emotions. It demonstrates the strength of love to transcend barriers and the lengths people would go to defend those they care about.


Fanaa was launched in India on May 26, 2006. It had a broad release in numerous theatres after premiering in cinemas around the country. Yash Raj Films, one of Bollywood's leading production and distribution businesses, distributed the film.

Due to its lead cast, Aamir Khan and Kajol, both highly acclaimed performers in the Indian film industry, the release of Fanaa generated a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation among moviegoers. The film's advertising and marketing effort heightened the anticipation for its release.

Overall, the Fanaa premiere was a watershed moment in Bollywood cinema, attracting a massive audience and creating an indelible imprint with its engaging storyline and remarkable performances.


Fanaa is a Bollywood film that received mostly positive reviews from reviewers and audiences alike.

Fanaa is an enthralling romantic tale that deftly blends aspects of love, suspense, and emotional depth. The film is notable for its strong performers, compelling storyline, and magnificent graphics.

Aamir Khan has an outstanding performance as Rehan Qadri, easily displaying his character's charm, charisma, and internal strife. Zooni Ali Beg is played by Kajol, who captures the innocence and fragility of a blind girl experiencing the joys and heartaches of love. Their relationship on-screen is electric, adding an added element of reality to the film.

The plot of the film is multifaceted and keeps the audience interested from beginning to end. It expertly combines Rehan and Zooni's amorous moments with the underlying suspense and anxiety of Rehan's concealed objective. The plot twists and turns unexpectedly, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.

The cinematography in Fanaa is stunning, especially in the scenic vistas of Kashmir. The images add to the romantic ambiance and serve as a beautiful backdrop for the love narrative to unfold.

Fanaa's music is a big feature, featuring lovely tunes by Jatin-Lalit and emotional lyrics by Prasoon Joshi. Songs like Mere Haath Mein and Chand Sifarish eloquently convey love and longing.

Certain viewers have criticised the representation of the characters and their behaviour. Some critics claimed that the film romanticised certain themes while failing to confront the moral ramifications of the protagonist's decisions adequately.

Despite this, Fanaa is a riveting picture about love, sacrifice, and the intricacies of human emotions. It combines romance, drama, and suspense to appeal to a wide spectrum of consumers. Fanaa is an entertaining and unforgettable movie experience thanks to the actors, storyline, and cinematography.

Fanaa is a well-crafted picture that highlights the talents of its actors and crew. It has a devoted fan base and is still praised for its emotional depth and compelling narrative.


Fanaa has garnered generally positive reviews from critics and spectators. 

Based on user ratings, the film has an IMDb rating of 7.2/10 . Bollywood Hungama rating  3.5/5, The Times of India, a famous Indian newspaper rating 3.5/5.



Character Analysis

Rehan Qadri (Aamir Khan)

Rehan Qadri is a complex and intriguing figure who acts as the film's male lead. He works as a tour guide in Kashmir and appears to be charming, energetic, and full of life at first. Rehan is good at gaining people's trust and immediately develops a strong bond with Zooni. However, it is eventually discovered that Rehan is working on a perilous assignment and has a hidden objective. Rehan struggles with his emotions despite his involvement in a sinister conspiracy and develops genuine feelings for Zooni. His character embodies the battle between love and duty, and his decisions and sacrifices propel the story forward.

Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol)

Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) is a blind girl who travels to Kashmir with her family and friends. She is represented as young, naive, and full of life. Zooni feels the thrill of love and thrives under Rehan's attention and affection. She is completely unaware of his actual motives and falls madly in love with him. Zooni's character represents vulnerability, resilience, and the transformative power of unconditional love. She undergoes a transition throughout the film, demonstrating strength and determination in the face of loss and suffering.

Zulfikar Ali Beg (Rishi Kapoor)

Zooni's father, Zulfikar Ali Beg, is first sceptical of Rehan and his intentions. He is a caring and protective father, and his character lends suspense and conflict to the plot. Throughout the film, Zulfikar depicts a parent's protective instinct and serves as a voice of caution.

Dr. Malini Tyagi (Tabu)

Dr. Malini Tyagi is a dedicated and severe official tasked with investigating Rehan's activities. She accuses him of being involved in a dangerous conspiracy and is desperate to find the truth. Dr. Malini's role adds suspense to the story and serves as an antagonist. Her quest of justice and the truth adds conflict and intensity to the story.






Chand Sifarish

Shaan, Kailash Kher


Mere Haath Mein

Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Aamir Khan


Des Rangila

Mahalakshmi Iyer


Dekho Na

Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan


Chanda Chamke

Babul Supriyo, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Aamir Khan, Master Akshay Bhagwat, Master Sujal


Destroyed in Love

Tanishka Sanghvi


Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (Bonus Track)

Sonu Nigam, Tulsi Kumar

Behind the scenes

Box Office Collection

Fanaa had a strong box office run and did well commercially. 

In India, the film grossed approximately 102 crore (1.02 billion). Fanaa grossed roughly 18.08 crore (180.8 million) in its first weekend. It continued to perform well in the following weeks, retaining its box office momentum.

Internationally, Fanaa performed well and was favourably received by the Indian diaspora. It earned roughly $7.5 million globally, making it one of the most successful Bollywood films of 2006.

Several elements contributed to the film's popularity, including the star power of Aamir Khan and Kajol, the fascinating storyline, and the popular music. The romantic drama genre and the gorgeous Kashmir backdrop drew a diverse audience, contributing to the film's box office success.






8th Bollywood Movie Awards

Best Male Playback Singer

Shaan & Kailash Kher for Chand Sifarish


52nd Filmfare Awards

Best Actress



52nd Filmfare Awards

Best Lyricist

Prasoon Joshi for Chand Sifarish


52nd Filmfare Awards

Best Male Playback Singer

Shaan & Kailash Kher for Chand Sifarish


8th IIFA Awards

Best Lyricist

Prasoon Joshi for Chand Sifarish


8th IIFA Awards

Best Male Playback Singer

Shaan & Kailash Kher for Chand Sifarish


13th Screen Awards

Best Male Playback Singer

Shaan & Kailash Kher for Chand Sifarish


2007 Zee Cine Awards

Best Actress



2007 Zee Cine Awards

Best Male Playback Singer

Shaan & Kailash Kher for Chand Sifarish


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