FALTU – Movie Review

Director: Remo D’Souza

Genre: Romance,Drama

Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Pooja Gupta, Rietiesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi

Rating: ***

Welcoming Remo D’Souza, a new entrant amongst the list of choreographer turned directors in Bollywood. Borrowing its set-up from the Hollywood movie Accepted (2006), director choreographer Remo D’Souza under Vashu Bhagnani’s production tries to showcase a fun story of today’s youth and the situations around them. The story revolves around a group of college friends Ritesh (Jackky Bhagnani), Pooja (Pooja Gupta) and Nanj (Angad Bedi) who are a bunch of useless jerks, but life makes them prove their worth when they face a challenging situation in life. The unpredictable twist gives them a chance to prove themselves as winners. They plan to portray a neglected property as their new college to please their parents with the help of a friend Google Chand (Arshad Warsi).

Baaji Rao (RiteishDeshmukh) plays the character of the young principal of the institute.

The film talks about the repeated concept of 3 Idiots that youngsters should do what they wish for instead of running behind the crowd aimlessly. Stressing on the concept of Indian education system, but the fun element is on target always. The intensions are noble to deliver a good moral message, but let us discuss what the result is like. The first half keeps the viewer captivated and pleased, but the second half couldn’t effectively showcase the sensitive issue of the education system.

With a weak script, some absurdness and poor logic involvement, the movie will test your patience at some instances. Talented lot like Riteish Deshmukh and Arshad Warsi are a total waste on screen. Jackie, Angad Bedi and Chandan Snyal have convincingly done a descent job. Pooja Gupta has managed to look charismatic on screen but is yet to deliver her acting charisma. Talking about the humour quotient, some jokes fall flat and are not at all enjoyable. Moreover, some unnecessary liberties make it really difficult for the viewers to digest and react.

Film’s music is composed by Sachin Jigar, lyrics penned down by Sameer and is definitely an ace to the movie. The songs are already popular amongst the audiences. With Remo D’Souza’s foot-tapping and peppy choreography and Vijay Arora’s top notch cinematography the film fulfills the desired expectations to some extent.

Keep your expectations low, and you will find it light and enjoyable. To take a break from your schedule, FALTU is a film full of fun and energy, a full on masala flick. Go and enjoy a 3 hour time pass of course without using your brains.

Suvidha Bhatnagar

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