FALTU, which is defined as complete waste in Hindi, is directed by Remo D’Souza, who is primary involved in choreography and has Jackky Bhagnani, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, and Puja Gupta amongst others. The thing you notice most about FALTU. is its striking resemblance to the 2006 Hollywood film Accepted with Justin Long playing the lead role and tries very hard to make fun of the current educational system in the country today.
Jackky Bhagnani plays Ritesh who is a no – good party animal with no decent future ahead of him. He is about to go to college along with his three equally inutile buddies but as luck would have it, no college would accept them so they decided to establish their own: F.A.L.T.U. which means Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University which moves away from traditional forms of learning and encourages alternative forms of education.
The first half of FALTU. delves into mostly the foolish things Ritesh and his three buddies do while the second half discusses the importance of alternative forms of education, the effervescence of youth,being a non – conformist and challenging the status quo, and following whatever your heart desires. The film tries to send across the message that alternative education is important and not everything can be learned within the confines of a classroom as shown by the lead roles learning not about being a doctor, a lawyer or an engineer but instead studying about fashion, culinary arts, and fitness among others.
F.A.L.T.U. in itself tries to be funny and serious at the same time and this dual – phased attack actually creates problems where the movie – goer is left deciding if this movie is a comedy produced to elicit laughter from the audience or would want to be taken seriously and take to heart the lessons it tries to get across.
Though the script of the film is weak and the script writer could have done a lot more in terms of making the script more viable and entertaining, there are certain portions of the dialogue that can be termed as well – worded. On the other hand, the film’s musical score more than makes up for this shortcoming. In an industry where you would be lucky to have one hit song in a musical score for a film, four songs used in the movie have become huge hits and widely popular with the youth.
Remo D’Souza’s career as a dancer and a choreographer also becomes evident in the movie as there are a couple of confusing, yet highly – entertaining dance moves and dance sequences in the movie and the choreography in the movie has contributed to the success of the four songs mentioned above and adds to the entertainment factor the movie vainly tries to portray.
As a whole, FALTU. relies on the fact that it has something that most audiences want: entertainment. The movie would definitely be a big hit to the youth but most mature audiences would find F.A.L.T.U. a bit lacking in terms of maturity and sensitivity.
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