Nandini and Navin are about to get married when disaster strikes. Navin and his friends, a hugely overweight Sudeep and Yash, go out to celebrate. An accident occurs on the highway and Navin is dead. Navin wakes up in heaven and discovers to his horror that it was a clerical error that had landed him in heaven. The man actually destined to be there was fat Sudeep with his cholesterol on overdrive! Navin makes a scene in the overcrowded waiting room of heaven and demands that he be returned to earth, and to his loved ones. This film is about how Navin returns to earth and has to woo Nandini all over again in another guise. A delightful take on love, life, romance and the occasional accident of death.
FATSO has a winning beginning, but it tapers as it moves towards the middle and concluding act. While the plot had the potential to develop into a captivating experience, it loses focus midway and more so towards the final moments. The impact it ought to create is simply missing. One of the reasons being, why doesn't Ranvir tell Gul the truth about what actually transpired. On the whole, FATSO appeals in bits and spurts. It had the potential, but doesn't quite reach there!
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama.com - May 4, 2012
Tragically enough, 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. Things fall into place with ridiculous convenience at the end and yet Ranvir, with a bizarrely breathless soliloquy on loving life, more or less saves the moment.It's a fine performance, and one that deserved a better script around it.
Raja Sen, Rediff.com - May 4, 2012
Where Kapoor's characters are relatable and the idea of poking fun at life after death is intriguing, it falls sorely short of being explored to its full potential.All the humour in this Rajat Kapoor-directed comedy is what you've already seen in the trailer.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.
Blessy Chettiar, DNA - May 4, 2012
The beautiful love story of Naveen and Nandini hits rock bottom, when Naveen meets with an accident and dies on the spot. But, thankfully, his soul gets the golden opportunity to comeback, as the modern day Yamraj picks him up instead of his fatso friend Sudeep , who actually had to bid good bye to life. As Naveen's body is burnt to ashes, the only way he can return to his sweetheart is by getting into Sudeep's body, who ought to die. Will Nandini recognise Naveen, who's entered Sudeep's body is the rest of the story! The overtly dragged screenplay further does the needful to bore one to death. Direction is the only saving grace for the film, as Rajat Kapoor intelligently tackles the bizarre plot. Fatso rides on the shoulders of Rajat Kapoor's direction and Ranvir Shorey's performance. A confusing screenplay, poor writing and music and impactless dialogues leave Fatso in a very uncomfortable position. Overall, Fatso falls flat in its narrative, which makes it a dull affair. It's strictly a one time watch.
Daily Bhaskar, Dainik Bhaskar - May 4, 2012
|Domestic Gross (India) (% Share)||Rs. 15.42 Lakhs (100%)|
|+||Overseas Gross (Foreign) (% Share)||Not Yet Available|
|=||Total Worldwide Gross||Rs. 15.42 Lakhs (100%)|
Data as of 05/17/12 1:00 PM GMT
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