F.A.L.T.U - Preview

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Because we live in a world so imperfect, FALTU creates an alternate reality. In which they show us a way to make the world perfect. So what if that route itself is as imperfect as the system it's trying to correct? So, while it is lively and fun, FALTU isn't something that'll stay with you after you've walked out of the theaters. Though I think it wanted you to, what with the strong message it tries to convey masked under all that light-heartedness. Oh yeah, and that one brilliant dance performance in the climax.

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Do you not shudder at the thought of a choreographer trying his hands at direction? The thought brings back scary Memories, doesn't it? But looking at Remo D'Souza as a judge on the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Ja is reassuring. He seemed level-headed and thus there is hope that anything that he does will not to be outright bad.

So F.A.L.T.U is an autobiographical film, in the sense that a lot of the views on the education system are from the Remo's experiences. And like Remo in his college days actor Jackky Bhagnani is made to do a lot of wild things. How wild? We'll know soon enough.

Meanwhile, the synopsis doesn't sound very exciting. It goes -

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
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However a turn in their life leads them to such a situation where fates of many more like them comes in their hands.

Sounds like a campus comedy, which could be fresh with the right dialogues and situations. The trailer though doesn't give away much and whatever it does have isn't something entirely worth looking forward too, especially the digs on Shah Rukh Khan. I mean, how many more times are we going to see that?

Not to mention, the lead actor's debut doesn't have any recall value - the very forgettable Kal Kissne Dekha - literally. I can't remember having watched the film even after having re-read my review. And I know, I should feel humiliated having to admit this, embarrassment eludes me.

If the film is going to boast its cameo list before it mentions its lead actors, should I really be beating myself up about forgetting the latters' earlier films. But this time the actor who also happens to be the producer's son seems to have been very careful about choosing a good script. Don't ask me what will be left in the script for him if each of the cameos are given even two minutes of screen time each.

Anyway, it takes guts to name your film "Faltu" which translates to useless/good-for-nothing - feeding straight in the hands of reviewers/viewers who don't like the film. And to top it off, the release date is set for April 1. Hopefully the music is a sign of things to come; almost everyone has liked it. I tried downloading from the site, but somehow it didn't work. I'm not sure if my credit card was charged or not. But what the heck, it's only Rs. 40. Yep! Your heard it right, Rs. 40 for the whole album - 11 songs! Here's what some of the people who actually heard them all have to say.

Music reviews:
milliblog - wow! A 200-worder for a Non-Amit-Trivedi album!

music aloud - "8/10"

Bollyspice - "3.5/5"

Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"

HappySing - "Overall, in terms of music, F.A.L.T.U. does not literally characterizes its name, but is not on the opposite end either."

Yahoo! - "4/5"

Planet Bollywood - "8/10"