Fatso! is a 2012 Indian film directed by Rajat Kapoor starring Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag, Purab Kohli and Neil Bhoopalam. The film is produced by Pritish Nandy and Rangita Pritish Nandy. The movie will be released on 4 May 2012 under Pritish Nandy Communications and Daily Multimedia Limited banner. Pritish Nandy Communications and Daily Multimedia Limited present a delightful take on love, life, romance and the occasional accident of death. The film grossed 30.5 crore and was declared a Hit.Wikipedia
In the end, Fatso never exploits its full potential, and opts for a far-too-convenient resolution. I'm going with two out of five for director Rajat Kapoor's Fatso. Enjoyable only in bits.
Are people with layers of extra adipose worthy of being loved? There is a strongly relevant premise at the heart of 'Fatso', in which an overweight character finds his share of light at the end of a fuzzy tunnel. But despite a standout turn from Ranvir Shorey as the eponymous lead, and some nicely realized segments, 'Fatso' comes off flat and tonally confused.
The film doesn't stick to the guns the concept inherently offers. The basic idea is a fine one, offering both room for smart humour and murky moral ambiguity, but while Kapoor and his (mostly) competent cast sharply enough conjure up some smiling moments, the film squanders the most potentially thrilling aspects of the idea and leaves us with something half-baked. It goes from fantastical to formulaic, and, to be honest, there isn't even a relevant reason for the hero to be fat -- that decision ending up as ignobly as a movie poster gimmick.
Fatso's a whimsical film with a rhythm somewhere between jazz and an old Bollywood song. you imagine Fatso's second half will rev up.Alas. Here's where Fatso flops down heavily. Any sense of magic, of life rescued from death, love saved from vanishing, even the funny ironies of a slim guy stuck in a fat form, is totally missing. The 'friends group' is unconvincingThe film seems overwhelmed by its own smart styling - little details like a dress drying on a clothesline, a girl rubbing hand-cream onto her palms, are clever. But there's too much style, not enough substance.
Fatso is a romantic comedy with lots of romance and only sporadic comedy. Not exactly the best bet to throw your weight behind this weekend.
On the whole, FATSO appeals in bits and spurts. It had the potential, but doesn't quite reach there!
On the whole FATSO is a big letdown. It's like a batsman is going great guns and because of his 'arrogant overconfidence' attempts a reverse sweep to be clean bowled when there was no need!