Fan is a 2016 Indian thriller/film directed by Maneesh Sharma and featuring Shah-Rukh Khan in the lead role. The film is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films, and tells the story of an obsessive fan of a star who looks just like the star. The soundtrack album and original score are composed by Vishal–Shekhar and Andrea Guerra respectively. The film was released on 15 April 2016. Made on a budget of ₹850 million, the film collected ₹792.5 million in India and ₹613.5 million from overseas territories.
Gaurav Chadana is a Delhi-based diehard fan of Bollywood superstar Aryan Khanna . When Gaurav wins a local talent show competition impersonating Aryan, he embarks on a journey to meet him in person and show Aryan his winning trophy on Aryan’s birthday. Gaurav travels to Mumbai without a train ticket.
On Aryan’s birthday, Gaurav makes his way through the hostile crowd on the bustling streets of Mumbai just to meet Aryan but is prevented by Aryan’s security guards, making it difficult to meet him. Later, Sid Kapoor, a fellow actor, expresses harsh comments towards Aryan criticising his loyalty towards new aspiring actors, which angers Gaurav. Gaurav ventures his way in Sid’s cabin and unleashes his fury on Sid, threatening him for an apology while been recorded. A helpless Sid obliges and the video is uploaded on the internet. Aryan’s PA shows him the video which he considers the actions of Gaurav a “crime”. Aryan sends his personal car to retrieve Gaurav, instead Sid’s security guards arrive. Gaurav escapes but is eventually apprehended. Gaurav is sent to jail where he is mercilessly beaten. Aryan arrives at the jail to secretly meet Gaurav. Aryan declares that Gaurav is not his fan. He also threatens Gaurav that he should never do that again and tells him to return home before leaving and that they never met or even talked. A disturbed Gaurav returns home and burns all of Aryan’s posters which engulfed the wall of his room. He vows to get revenge by destroying his stardom.
One year later in London, Gaurav heads to Madame Tussauds wax museum, impersonating Aryan, where he expresses his hatred towards Aryan. This triggers a havoc situation and the police arrest the real Aryan at his own home but manages to get bail. Aryan departs to Dubrovnik for a show, unaware Gaurav is also in Dubrovnik. Gaurav disguises himself as a back dancer to perform as an extra in Aryan’s performance. Aryan instructs his personnel to look out for Gaurav but eventually realises that he is part of the production team and not a guest. After thoroughly searching the building for his presence to no avail, Aryan rushes to his make-up to find “Gaurav makes Aryan” written on the mirror.
Aryan is later scheduled to perform at a billionaire’s wedding. Instead, Gaurav, disguised as Aryan again, arrives and dances with the billionaire’s daughter, eventually molesting her. The billionaire berates the real Aryan and asks him to leave. This results in a tarnished reputation and fans eventually boycotting his performances around the world. While departing, Aryan spots a “journalist” among a crowd of media. Aryan realises its Gaurav and eventually chases after him but Gaurav escapes. The molestation video goes viral and fans around the world expresses their hatred toward Aryan. Aryan declares in a press conference that he is being impersonated by someone else and advises the media to watch out for Gaurav as he can hurt anyone.
|Soundtrack album by Vishal-Shekhar|
|Released||22 February 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The music for Fan is composed by Vishal-Shekhar with lyrics written by Varun Grover. The first song “Jabra Fan”, was released on 16 February 2016. The full soundtrack album was released on 22 February 2016 which included 8 songs, all of which were different versions of the song “Jabra Fan”. The song was in 8 different prominent Indian languages sung by regional singers.
|1.||“Jabra Fan (Hindi)”||Varun Grover||Nakash Aziz||03:45|
|2.||“Ghaint Fan (Punjabi)”||Shailender Sodhi||Harbhajan Mann||03:45|
|3.||“Jabardast Fan (Bhojpuri)”||Ranju Sinha||Manoj Tiwari||03:45|
|4.||“Jabro Fan (Gujarati)”||Roshan Thakar||Arvind Vegda||03:45|
|5.||“Jabraa Fan (Marathi)”||Guru Thakur||Avadhoot Gupte||03:45|
|6.||“Byapok Fan (Bengali)”||Priyo Chattopadhyay||Anupam Roy||03:45|
|7.||“Takkara Fan (Tamil)”||B. Vijay||Nakash Aziz||03:45|
|8.||“Jabar Fan (Odia)”||Varun Grover||Biebhukishore||03:45|