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Preview of Fiza
- by Fultoo on 28th August 2000

Will Khalid Mohammad get his own stick?
The directorial venture of the country's one of the most celebrated film critic, Fiza, is about to hit the marquee in early September. All those whom Khalid grinded with his comical phraseology & stinging verbal striptease, will be sharpening their blades to launch an equivalent counter attack, perhaps with a greater sting. But going by the scanty inputs about the closely guarded story of the film, it might prove to be a classic. Started initially with a shoestring budget of 1.5 Crores the cost of the film has mounted 4.5 Crores and believe it or not both Hrithik Roshan & Karishma Kapoor are said to have taken only Rs. 5 Lacs each!! So much so for being directed by Khalid (?)

Excuse us…we are Bro-Sis
From whatever little is known about this closely guarded secret, Karishma Kapoor plays the title role of Fiza, a Muslim girl in search of her brother, Amaan, played by Hrithik Roshan, who is lost during the Bombay riots of 1993. Fiza discovers her brother only to learn that he has transformed into a hard-core criminal. How the story unfolds from here is what the closely guarded secret is all about. Jaya Bachchan plays the siblings' mother. And get this, Manoj Bajpai and Sushmita Sen are also playing a major role. Also, the talk is, a dance number was also picturized featuring Shahrukh Khan and Sushmita Sen which was removed owing to the tussle going on between Hrithik and Shahrukh though Kahlid claims that the trimming was done to keep the film in good time. Annu Malik scores the music of the film and guess what, A R Rehman is the 'Guest Music Composer'!!

Roshan's gauntlet to Lord Shiva
Hrithik Roshan has done a 4.5 minutes sequence of Tandav Nritya that is said to be a shake out. The dance is so immense and powerful and Hrithik has performed it with such panache of a professional classical dancer that is supposed to cast an unforgettable spell on the audience. Originally it was for 7 minutes, which has been trimmed down to 4.5 minutes. Will this really set the screen aflame is a thing to be watched.

Music already on a song
The music of the film is already creating waves among the audience. So overwhelming is the response for the music that first time in the Indian music history the CDs of Fiza are being launched before the conventional cassettes. And the promos are already creating a lot of excitement among the audience about the movie.

Will Fiza pass the acid test?
The movie is different from the usual lot in more than many ways. The hero and heroine are not conventional lovers but siblings. (You got that in Josh too). A professional and one of the most celebrated film critic is directing the film. It's neither a commercial nor an art movie yet Rs. 4.5 Crores are spent in making the film. The craze of the country, Hrithik Roshan and the Rani Hindustani charged just a paltry sum Rs. 5 Lacs…. All this makes Fiza really a thing to be waited for.

We just hope that it doesn't turn out to be a one more 'Fizz' from bollywood. Good Luck Khalid Mohammad.

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