FAN Trailer Review : Hero v. Anti-Hero, SRK is Back

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The trailer the title talks about is not another fan-trailer made by fans worldwide, but the official trailer for the movie “FAN” released a few hours ago on the official YouTube handle of Yash Raj Films. And to say the least, the trailer is satisfying. The actual fans of Shahrukh Khan were waiting for the trailer of this movie, since the announcement of the film. While the production house teased the movie with a brilliant teaser and a special 5 video series on Fandom, “Tu Nahin Samjhega“, under a careful and clever promotion scheme. This trailer is just what was needed to create the required buzz for the movie which is set to release on April 15.

About FAN

From what appears to be in the trailer, FAN is a story about Movie Star Aryan Khanna’s self-proclaimed biggest fan, Gaurav, who turns from being ‘Mad for Him‘ to ‘Mad at Him‘ with the turn of events. He does all sort of unimaginable things to meet Aryan but when Aryan disapproves his methods, he will do all sort of unimaginable things, to Prove Aryan, the worth of a Fan like Gaurav and what he is capable of. Quoting from the trailer,

Gaurav hai, toh Aryan hai.
Gaurav nahin, toh Aryan kuchh bhi nahin.

Pehle fan star ke peechhe bhagta tha. Ab star fan ke peechhe bhaagega.

While the Teaser of the movie showed Gaurav’s devotion and madness towards Aryan, the trailer definitely succeeds in showing his uglier side, establishing him as the Anti-Hero of the movie, or so it appears. And it is so satisfying to see him wear the gray capes after so long. Fans were dying to see him back in roles like Darr, Baazigar, and Anjaam, that he did before becoming the star that he is today. And FAN serves them just what they ordered.

Best Moments from Trailer

While there are multiple great moments within the trailer that we enjoyed, however, the two best moments that we thought the trailer had, were these

  1. At 2:15 mark in the trailer where SRK looks himself in the mirror. It might be Aryan in the early part of the movie, or Gaurav trying to impersonate Aryan to spoil his image. Or Aryan, turning devilish to tackle Gaurav. What could it be????

    Fan SRK
    Screenshots from the official trailer by YRF. timestamp 2:22 (Left) and 2:15(Right)
  2. At 2:22 mark in the trailer, where SRK, who appears to be Aryan is touching his face, probably amazed at finding similarities with Gaurav’s face. Or is it Gaurav, touching himself up for a disguise as Aryan to spoil his image. What could it be??????
  3. However, the absolute best moment is between 0:45 to 0:51 mark, where Gaurav is seen standing in the crowd outside Aryan’s mansion. The madness and thrill to see him are evident in his body language.
    Screenshot from official FAN trailer at 0:46 mark.


While we loved the trailer absolutely, we also missed the western/country-ish guitar theme with the whistle that featured in the first teaser and the FAN video series. However, we are sure that it will be thrilling to watch the same in the cinema hall.

Did you watch the trailer yourself? If yes then watch again, and if no, REALLY?? Watch it here.


Cast: Shah Rukh Khan & Shahrukh Khan
Produced By: Aditya Chopra (Yash Raj Films)
Directed By: Maneesh Sharma
Release Date: 15th April


What were your favorite moments from the trailer? Did you like it? Head down to the comment box and tell us right away.

Niket is a Professional Copywriter, A Beginner Filmmaker, A Hobbyist Writer, Lyricist, Poet, a Passionate Movie Lover, A Podcaster and A Struggling Entrepreneur. He Creates Content Regularly for 98.3 Mirchi Bhopal, Swudzy, Kalaeco, Hustlepuff and his own Website.
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