wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?)
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.Read more
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
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.
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"
- meeta, a part of the audience
It is striking how FALTU makes you aware of our climb up the Maslow's need pyramid. Gone are the days of worrying about roti, kapda aur makaan. We are now looking at a generation who wants to be trained entertainers. And that is what makes FALTU contemporary. Alas! The methodology used is not convincing and thus along with the few jokes you can only laugh at the writers' naiveté.
It will soon be fashionable to make a film about our thoroughly flawed educational system. And isn't it a good thing that we don't expect profound and workable solutions from our films? FALTU doesn't either. But, I do like the basic concept and the way director, Remo has tried to execute it. If only it was a little funnier than it eventually is, with lines, with performances.
There were certainly a couple of hilarious, laugh-out-loud scenes. And there are other times that you might not be able to control your smile at the silliness of the situation. But, when a movie sets out to talk about social issues, it needs to leave a lasting impression by whatever means possible. Humor works at most times, but in this one, it doesn't. Especially, if you give away 2-3 of your main punch jokes in the trailer.
One reason of course, is that not all the supposedly funny lines make you laugh, though the intention is clear. As a side, you also get a few lectures on the "right way" to encourage your kids if they aren't academically bright. Also, though the writing tries hard to make characters behave differently from each other, they do end up without any outstandingly distinguishing factors.
The other reason glaring in your face is the inadequate and loudish performances. If only FALTU had a little less of an Uday-Chopra look alike. I mean it is ok if one looks like the other, but why do both of them have to have that silly grin on their face. It just doesn't allow me to go beyond that and look at what might be acting.
Sure Puja Gupta is the only saving grace in this department. Yeah, this despite having both Riteish Deshmukh and Arshad Warsi - two of the best we have in terms of comic timing. Again, I'd put the blame on the superfluous writing. There is just no attention paid to their characters.
Despite all of this though, the basic plot tries its best to remain true to its theme and the spirit of the film. The bunch of controlling parents is no new concept to the way many of us might have grown up. To see it on screen gives us a sense of camaraderie even. You can hear an entire generation shouting "LET GO!" when a son says that to a father.
AND there's that last dance in the climax (no, not the closing credits, the one that is a part of the actual film). I could watch it over and over again and bumped up the rating a bit just for that one last masterpiece.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...The plot is outlandish and most of the time you wonder where the film’s going. At the same time, though, the film has an inherent pleasantness that is hard to ignore. ... full review
Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...Pooja Gupta, the gorgeous girl who makes her big bollywood debut with this film, gets full opportunity to showcase her talent. She enacts the part of Pooja, who loves to be with her guy friends. The babe looks confident on the silver screen even in her first outing.... full review
So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Jackky’s last film was a disaster, but out here he has restrained himself and has done a decent job. He still reminds me of duplicate Uday Chopra. If someone else would had been there in his part the film would had increased in its quality basis... full review
So-So, by Ankur Pathak, Rediff : ...Jackky Bhagnani's re-launch would after all be successful, as without being dominating, he emits confidence, and portrays the role of the rebellious youth very comfortably. His body-language shows no trace of uneasiness and expressions click and convey. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com : ... This is a kind of film that, by the nature of its premise, operates on zero logic, and needs a heavy dose of slapstick humour and truckloads of well-written jokes.... full review
Thumbs down, The Friday Freak : ...Jackky, Pooja, Angad and Chandan Roy Sanyal bring to screen the aspect of ‘Oh God we are Dead’ in the sequences where they see the booze party, the students shouting and protesting and even the gay-rape/gay-intercourse sequence.... full review
Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...The problem with F.A.L.T.U lies in its tone. It doesn't know whether to unfold as a full blown comedy or take itself seriously by providing some gyan on the education system. ... full review
ZahraaQ: Faltu a must must must watch movie
Viduit: Don't miss the movie 'Faltu'. An entertainer with a message ! In the genre of 'Tare Zameen Pe' & '3 Idiots'.
tausiftheprof: Liked the movie FALTU...
tanmay_twits: saw "F.A.L.T.U" #NiceMovie ..liked it !
sunilswastik: Faltu a perfect comic timing by d actors. nice and must watch movie#
sukanyassss: F.A.L.T.U awesome movie... Jaccky has just rocked the movie... great job remo n all cast..!!!
smohith_shetty: Faltu..........nice muvie
Shahri1986: FULLY FALTU again...omg, can´t get it outta my head, love it!!! @jackkybhagnani @Riteishd @imarshadwarsi and @bomanirani so rocked the movie
sfunnydevil: hey faltu is a really very awesome movie fr8 work keep goi9g jackky and it's really must must watch movie @jackkybhagnani
sandeepthalor: F.A.L.T.U is awesome.... great work.. Must watch.. @iampujagupta @jackkybhagnani
salveswapnil: Saw FALTU..It's not faltu movie at all;-) Char baj gaye lekin party abhi baaki hai...:D
SAKSHIBAHUGUNA1: FALTU ::SUPERB ..ROCKING MOVIE REMOO YOU ARE TRUE STAR..n ya al d cast u alll rock guys..CHEERS
roman_rulzzz: Mene aaj FALTU movie dekhi its awesome yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar. (
rajennder: #movies F.A.L.T.U is a time pass movie :) liked it
pvnloves: Mene aaj FALTU movie dekhi its awesome yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar.
Pushkar_Bhai: OMG Its unbelieveable... Watched FALTU for 10 times.. Didn't get bored even a single time.. Phew... What a movie.. @iampujagupta
pulkit113: Faltu Awesome movie, Must watch
PRIYANKA6244: Must Watch F.A.L.T.U. Movie.
priyalbhanu: hey saw faltu yesterday its an awesom movie i wish if der is f.a.l.t.u. in reality too !!!!!
PRADIPKUMAR1991: one time watch faltu movie 5/5.
Paradox_theory: F.A.L.T.U. is an awessome movie ! Better than 3 idiots ! Thumbs up ! @itsaadee great song 'le ja tu mujhe' !! Must watch !
panbhatiya: FALTU: one of the best movies of recent times...loads of fun with very relavent message
niyatirokani: - FALTU is not at all faltu :) definetly worth a watch!!
mrishy: the movie is good though =D (#faltu)
mmukeshyadav: Saw f.a.l.t.u. Today, Awesome movie, must see
milu2704: "O'sum is the word FALTU, & so as the movie...Le Ja Tu Muje,Khule Aasman Me..."-mILU
MayurKashyap: Saw Faltu...Class Movie
mastiii_channel: See... we told ya! faltu would be fun!! Congratulations @jackkybhagnani @imarshadwarsi
manojrp: F.A.L.T.U. is Complete Fun Fare – Go Watch it. http://www.bollykings.com/f-a-l-t-u-is-complete-fun-fare-%e2%80%93-go-watch-it/
mannu_8587: must watchout FALTU Movie
kritika7: My rating for F.A.L.T.U. is 3.5/5
khushalipm: FALTU! Quite the entertainer, with a message I support.. @Riteishd stole my heart, yet again..
KhaSilvia: I Watched f.a.l.t.u with @qhacyruz n @charismakartik @jackkybhagnani f.a.l.t.u is the best
karandx: F.A.L.T.U. .... Surprisingly entertaining movie ... :/
j_NaikNimbalkar: #FALTU Movie is really not that much #FALTU! I #LOVED d End of the Movie! Nice Imagination! :D! Angad is COOL! #LOVE_U_Pooja! Hero :D!!!!!
joye510news: F.A.L.T.U. is Complete Fun Fare - http://www.krishanchauhan.com/f-a-l-t-u-is-complete-fun-fare/ via @mohn11
jain_ankit: F.A.L.T.U. Was an awesome movie. Good mix of taare zameen par, 3 idiots and munnabhai. Definitely inspiring. @KhanAcademy you'll enjoy!
Im_Sanchita: F.A.L.T.U is definitely not a faltu movie.. @jackkybhagnani
iamrahul11: FALTU FALTU FALTU movie rocks Pooja looking pretty sexy and cool an inspiration to youngsters.....:)
hunny__b: Faltu wasen't a faltu
Hitanshmohan: F.A.L.T.U Is a very good movie must watch
HASTA_S: Watch FALTU...AMAZING MVIE...FULLY FALTU...JST LYK ME 50% WALE STDNT
gyagnesh: Hv seen FALTU ... Its just awesom ... U guys rocks ...
fundoofun: F.A.L.T.U: A pleasant surprise | Film Reviews | Bollywood | Fundoofun.com http://www.fundoofun.com/bollywood/f-a-l-t-u-a-pleasant-surprise-film-reviews/465
filmigirl: Back from #Game - it's half a good film. The first half... If you have a choice, go see #FALTU instead.
DV4SH5h: watched FALTU, best movie ever made on Dance, Hats off to Remo's choreography, but story was copied from accepted
DOBRIYALMIL: Guys do watch FALTU...nyc movie
dhirajlikhitkar: Faltu Movie Is assum......................
dheeresh66: f.a.l.t.u.,,,is a gud movie,,,and its one vedio is amazing.....
Chintan7007: ''no..i was wrong...it was such a nice movie...'F.A.L.T.U'....must watch it at once...''
BEAS_RAY: Faltu itzzz a gr8 movie.... Plzz all of u go n watch it....!! Jackky, Vasu Uncle n Abhi Sir thank u sooo much..! Faltu Rocks..!!
BasantiLovesDog: Watched F.A.L.T.U.. it is a good effort from choreographer The icing which is the last song of the movie is better than the cake. :D
av_designs: FALTU , BEST MOVIE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
avnee5h: F.A.L.T.U.- nice movie \m/
ashwingangwani: Saw the movie #faltu and enjoyed it.... Very nic and different topic.....
Ashish_Rajan: Movie F.A.L.T.U. has important msg for education system - I am proud to be a Faltu!!!!
ashishvishw: FALTU is not a FALTU,it's a very good movie
arun4u82: faltu the great moveeeeee............
Arpitojha: : F.A.L.T.U. is an awessome movie ! Better than 3 idiots ! Thumbs up ! @itsaadee great song 'le ja tu mujhe' !! Must watch
anutree: FALTU is really a superb and meaning ful movie,must watchable and now "faltu" is a compliment
anurag07nov: F.A.L.T.U a must watch fr all youngesters... Have fun there in theatre. wht a concept of dance REMO has given. good msg by him.
ANKUR9285: Hey guys watch F.A.L.T.U.... Nice movie!
anki_king: Best Movie on Indian Education System - #FALTU
ankit_kp: Just saw F.A.L.T.U. Its not faltu.
ankit_cute: F.A.L.T.U. Is awsum. Love u remo. Nice job. Wish u b awarded.
ankitspoddar: FALTU is a good movie, not original but good concept. Remo has done a good job, but the movie needed a Hirani to create popularity!
anjan22: Okay FALTU was a good laugh. And I agree with the message in it.
anindya95: I can't believe it..But i actually loved Faltu!!
anamika__: world cup khatam hua par faltu abhi baki hai!!!! Guys faltu is awesome....go n watch it!!!
amaan_aalim: Faltu film is not faltu guyz . . .plz watch it
AkshayVanRao: Just watched #faltu it was a nice movie conveyed a message which was more like stop messing around and get ur head in a book but nice movie
abhishek40023: F.A.L.T.U. Nice muvi,worth a watch,rockng track.. N a inspiring end,! :)
Aakarsh77: F.A.L.T.U.....an awesome and an emotional movie....!!!! Must Watch Guys...
vipinnatraj: Bollywood Movie 'F.A.L.T.U.' Review http://spicymovieworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/bollywood-movie-faltu-review.html
TheRohanMehta: F.A.L.T.U is ditto copy of movie ACCEPTED Wel faltu is nice but accepted is ever better....
svinz: Saw #FALTU yesday ... Decent one time watch, could have been better. The last song is outstanding tho. Awesome choreography !
ShippyTweets: F.A.L.T.U. movi is nt xactly faltu! Its worth watchng atleast once, though fr a section of ppl only!! #myopinion #shippytweet
shanaysbafna: F.A.L.T.U was not completely faltu but also couldn't match up to the excellence of the film it copied - Accepted
PrinceBilla: watched FALTU....................its not too good bt its ok
PMakhijani: Movie "Faltu" is not so Faltu...
nds_rocky2: F.A.L.T.U !!! A hilarious , non- romantic faltu drama...still enjoyed a lot wid my best pals :) :D
mathur_anurag: FALTU - Worth one watch.
LatzG_74: FALTU is nt tht faltu. I wish I had been to such an Institution. Or may b I can open such fr the generation today!!! (:
kanikamalhotra: Watched F.A.L.T.U yesterday, onetime watch. For track we all know, some good choreography can be seen and surly able to convey the message
kaliom: FALTU is time pass.. thou direct lift of "accepted"
doll_daddy: F.A.L.T.U. - Timepass movie, go with friends and you'll enjoy; if you go alone you'll definitely get bored; Not much to say; My Rating - 3/5
ChortlingTalker: FALTU is just watchable, Choreography of last song is awesome, Super liked:), Thumbs up to the issue raised.
castelinokelvin: #F.A.L.T.U. was fully #faltu until the interval!! then it made some sense after it!
AGAMAAMIR: Songs are cool,screenplay is good but editing could have been much better specially in the second half. #Faltu
AaruC: Also, saw F.A.L.T.U over the weekend. Not as bad as you'd exepct a Jack Bhagnani movie to be.
_eMeNeF_: True to its name...FALTU is one of the FALTU estt movies ever....How the hell can some one make such Freakin Crap... Utter waste!!! #Fail
yashaachandra: F.A.L.T.U = faltu
Thiruvikaraman: Saw Faltu yesterday, It was really #faltu , copied from an english movie!
think2tweet: FALTU as the name says it was really a faltu movie. Not at all entertaining. Disappinted #bollywood #movie
TheHeHeGuy: faltu is a cheap copy of accepted!!
Sourabh135: Just watched F.A.L.T.U. and realized my decision to stay away from Hindi cinema was not wrong ....
soumiksway: FALTU is a real faltu movie .. a 2 hours 40 mins headache .. felt to come out but ma fiancee liked it .. only a good dance number ..
simplynehArya: Watched FALTU.. A fully faltu muvi.. Nt on xpectations..
shash_del: FALTU crap copy of the super funny "accepted" #kitnaObvious
shahnehal: movie faltu lives by its name.. totally #faltu.. wasted 2 hours ..
Rihav41770: F.A.L.T.U is rly faltu mvi .
rawatkamini: Faltu..was a real faltu movie.....
ravithecoolest: FALTU a fully faltu movie
raj_at: Faltu is an sad attempt at copying Accepted .
prpatni: Faltu is full faltu... Let's sleep
pri312: guys, did u really find Faltu entertaining? I didnt like d subject at all...eise hi koyi university chalaa saktaa hai? Bilkul bakvaas tha.
NitinKrishan: FALTU is faltu movi...
ListedOnHills: Faltu, a real Faltu....and wait for it... a retarded movie.
lifeisjustada: Puja Gupta is the only saving grace for #FALTU
LD32155: Hats of to remo for FALTU he really did justice to the name There's 200 bucks il neva c again :(
Jafar_Mohammed: FALTU is totally Faltu... Please Don't watch.. Please...
Inkfruit: So basically, the directors of F.A.L.T.U named the movie based on reactions of people who watched 'em ? #review We'd rather stab ourselves
hiramulchandani: faltu movie is just as the name suggests.. dont waste your time on it!
gouravnayyar: F.A.L.T.U is ik dam Faltu movie
gobindsngh: bakwas movie h RT @feel_lonely: just rceivd a call from my friend @avitricks and we will goin for watchin a movie #FALTU
gnavneet: Watched Faltu......actually faltu...:(
drk37: Just watched F.A.L.T.U & its totally Faltu. My bad just wasted my 2+ hrs, however I appreciate its luculent title :))
dreamedofworld: Just saw F.A.L.T.U. I'd rather have listened to Rebecca Black for a few hours. #shittiestmoviesever
deejasti: FALTU is F.A.L.T.U. Very so.
danish_kz: Nonsense Movie #faltu :( Bakwaas
chenky2981988: F.A.L.T.U. is really faltu....
bos450: +1 RT @raj_at Faltu is an sad attempt at copying Accepted .
boozi: F.A.L.T.U is damn faltu
avitricks: FALTU #movie Bakwaas . . . M bored
ashgarg81: Faltu is really faltu... Don't waste your money..
anvayonline: If u've watched "Accepted" avoid FALTU. Truly a useless copy of the Hollywood version which has nothing new.
ankmachine: Movie "Faltu" is faltu (bad) copy of hollywood movie "Accepted" . Do not watch.
anandprakash86: Pls dn't watch 'faltu' even for free..big big headache..
aliasgarnurali: F.a.l.t.u bakwaas movie
AliAkbar01: Faltu is so failing at the B.O -_-
AlarmingAsh: faltu movie is bakwas
alagon1990: so the movie faltu was faltu..but def. not the advice and choreography..esp. d neon lite song..#FaltuMovieReview
akshay81: Fully FALTU movie is TOTALLY faltu.
23atheISM: The film 'F.A.L.T.U' is rather a FALTU remake of ACCEPTED(2006). Watch the latter,awesome plot and movie. #faltu
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Yay! Thumbs Up, by Hindilyrics4u.co.in : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Manas : Dont miss it. It is mandatory for all the students. Get out of the system, and change your mindset
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Yay! Thumbs Up, by RajuButt : Rajubutt This movie is just a re launch for Jacky Bhagani...and the plot (and the trailer seems
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Vishal Das : Weak performances, but I liked the "fresh" feel the movie had. Works 4 the target audience. 3/5
So-So, by Enjoylyrics.com : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak
So-So, by Enjoylyrics.com : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak
So-So, by Faltu Review : Faltu is not a Faltu Idea..
So-So, by kunal baikunth singh : 30
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