Movie Review: FALTU (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★½☆☆
Box Office: Avg.

Young, lively and satirical. That, in short, summarizes F.A.L.T.U., helmed by director Remo D’Souza [his first Hindi film; he had directed a Bengali film before].

Come to think of it, a number of choreographers – right from Kamal, Saroj Khan, Chinni Prakash and B.H. Tharun Kumar to Farah Khan, Ahmed Khan and Ganesh Acharya – have accepted the challenge of going beyond their boundaries of work. Call it a coincidence, their first attempts have never been musicals or dance-based affairs – something that the viewer would naturally expect from them. Now Remo sets his maiden effort F.A.L.T.U. in a college campus, casts young talents and comes up with a film that has loads of energy, plus a message before it concludes.

There’s talk that F.A.L.T.U. is a mishmash of the 2006 Hollywood movie ACCEPTED. In fact, the Hindi film industry had already made mincemeat of it in a film called ADMISSIONS OPEN, which released last year. It was so poorly crafted that it arrived and departed without making any noise.

Faltu is a story about a group of friends that are considered a total waste. The cherry on the cake being that they take pride in the fact. These hard-working back-benchers are hardly seen working.

They crowd up the clubs of the town while the lecture halls remain empty. However a turn in their life leads them to such a situation where fates of many more like them comes in their hands.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “F.A.L.T.U. banks heavily on the formula that the youth loves.”
3.5 “F.A.L.T.U – Entertainment with soul”
3.0 “Not a FALTU idea after all.”
3.0 “F.A.L.T.U. is a sincere attempt which asks the right questions about our education system.”
3.0 “FALTU is entertainment, old school-style”
DNA India
3.0 “An easy, breezy comedy.”
Average Reviews
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Strictly for those with FALTU time”
2.0 “The problem with F.A.L.T.U lies in its tone.”
1.5 “Stray bits of F.A.L.T.U feel sincere but the film is so staggeringly moronic that you walk out completely exhausted.”
NDTV Movies
1.5 “If you don’t have a child to raise. Curse your luck, if you do.”
1.5 “Safe to skip it. While watching Accepted would be a better option.”
1.5 “The young gang is watchable, even if they are made to swap sense for a few broad laughs.”

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