Director: Maneesh Sharma
Writer: Habib Faisal (screenplay), Habib Faisal (dialogue), Sharat Katariya (dialogue)
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Joelle Koissi, Mariola Jaworska, Farah Ahmed
Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Released: 15 Apr 2016
Synopsis: In a world of labels it’s easy to forget who made sportsmen, pop singers and matinee idols into stars, superstars and megastars – the FANS. Every FAN has their own personal relationship with their hero – it’s almost a Love Story. FAN is the story of Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) a young man, 20 something, whose world revolves around the mega movie star Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) or God as he refers to him. From the by lanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams, Mumbai, in order to wish his God on his birthday. After all, he is Aryan’s biggest FAN and even has a striking resemblance to him – how difficult could it be for the world biggest FAN to get an audience with the world’s biggest Star. When things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s love and passion for his God turns in to a dangerous obsession that crosses the fine line. In an edge of the seat thriller, FAN will peel away at both Gaurav and Aryan’s personalities and characters as the two men discover people within themselves that even they didn’t know existed, and we’re left wondering who to sympathize with and whom to root for – can we really pick a side, after all, Superstars are also human beings but each one of us is also a FAN.
Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh), superstar, rules Bollywood with his hit films. His Delhi fan, Gaurav (Shah Rukh), adores, impersonates and mimics him. Gaurav doesn’t get even 40% marks in school but runs a cyber cafe which, like his room, is covered with Aryan’s posters. His friend and neighbourhood crush Neha (Shriya) visits his cafe and needs five minutes for her US visa form which Gaurav gives her despite it being the day of the annual colony competition where he will mimic Aryan. A few hoodlums also want extra time to watch a blue film but Gaurav beats them up and throws them out, particularly angry when they mock Aryan Khanna.
Despite being injured, Gaurav performs at the show and wins first prize for impersonating Aryan’s action, love and item sequences. He wants to go to Mumbai to present Aryan with his trophy on the star’s birthday and decides to travel with the halwa his parents specially send for Aryan and without ticket, just as Aryan once did, staying in the same hotel room too.
Aryan chases Gaurav across buildings and they have a huge fight. At the end, Aryan tells Gaurav to stop impersonating him and to live life happily as himself with his parents and Neha. But Gaurav tells him he has destroyed his life – but now, he will make sure his name is forever joined to Aryan’s.
Gaurav jumps off the building and dies.
It is Aryan’s birthday again and the hordes are outside his mansion. He comes out to greet them – and sees a haunting glimpse of Gaurav in the crowd.