As for SRK himself, well, the King Khan lords it over everybody here. After a series of rather indifferent ventures like Chennai Express (Watchable), Happy New Year (Terrible) and Dilwale (Inexcusable), where it seemed like he was just going through the motions, and focusing more on box office returns, Fan is where the SRK of old time comes out to play. It has been a while since SRK has been this uninhibited on screen, and it is a reminder of just how much fun it is to watch him cut loose and really dig his teeth into a performance, the kind we can never hope to see from the other 2 Khans.
Be it as the devoted fan, Gaurav, who descends into a rage fuelled madness (even though he may remind you of Andy Serkis as Gollum at times), or as the grizzled star, Aryan (the more understated and nuanced performance), who just wants to do his job, and go home to his family, he is in top form here. A mention has to be made of Yogendra Tiku, Dipika Amin and Shriya Pilgaonkar, who are absolutely fantastic in their roles. As for Waluscha De Souza and Sayani Gupta, they really don’t have much to do, and therefore don’t really register.