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Faltu
Deepa garimella / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
3.5
Performances
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Music/Soundtrack
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7.0
3.0
7.5
7.5
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Can watch again
No
Good for kids
No
Good for dates
No
Wait to rent it
Yes
Actor banna aasan hai - bas kaam milna mushkil hai, says Riteish Deshmukh, in F.A.L.T.U.

That, as it turns out, is the sole moment of sense in a movie so dumb it would make a street brawl involving Ashmit Patel, Rakhi Sawant and Dolly Bindra sound like a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum.

We're joking, of course. The movie would make just Ashmit Patel sound like the WEF itself. Copied from a Hollywood movie called The Accepted, F.A.L.T.U is like one of those bubblegummy high-school pop serials on Disney - high on gloss and over-the-top coolth, and low on IQ.

The story revolves round a bunch of irreverent losers, led by Ritesh (Jackky Bhagnani), whose mark-sheets look like printouts of Somalia's food production stats. Every college they apply to throws them out, but not before having a good laugh first.

Frustrated by their parent's taunts, these youngsters hit upon a brilliant plan - namely, making up a fake college. All help possible is got from an enterprising man called Google (Arshad Warsi).

The prank quickly becomes a full-blown Tribute To Stupidity, as the college must now become real - the website of Fakirchand Aur Lakirchand Trust University (abbreviated to FALTU) - has attracted real students who have actually applied online. Don't even ask.

These students are in the same league as F.A.L.T.U's founders - they're dying for college admissions as well. They decide to stick on campus since they can't face folks back home.

The result is day after day of drunken orgies and poolside parties, until the geniuses finally decide to do something with their lives. Finally, these kids bitch about how the education system has no place for "average students" like them who score between 35%and 70%. Forgetting that they're the kind moronic enough to think creating a fake college will solve their problems in life.

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. However, there's no humour, save for a few lame spoofs on south Indians. Riteish Deshmukh and Arshad Warsi are wasted. The only good joke the film has is the Munni Badnaam Hui one with Deshmukh and Boman Irani - bland, but cute when compared to the bullsh** the film bombards us with.

Just how do three 20-somethings spruce up a run-down college campus and turn it into a brand new university all in a few days? How is one 20-something able to manage a mass of unruly primates? Where do FALTU's students get money for their insane partying? Where does this place get computers and stuff for its alternate education thing? Where is Akshay Kumar when you need him?

Instead, the director relies on silly college talk, bright colours, gloss and the high-powered Punjabi rap to keep the flick going. And about how the film glorifies disrespect towards elders and studies - let's not even get into that.

This film is clearly all about re-launching the Bhagnani kid. He isn't a great actor yet, but he might want to stick to these kinds of comedies actually. The other performances are pretty good, specially the person playing Vishnu (Chandan Roy Sanyal).

The songs are tremendously catchy, though. Party Abhi Baaki Hai won't die soon, for one. And Remo D'Souza may not be a Rohit Shetty, or a Priyadarshan, or even a Sajid Khan, but he sure is one hell of a choreographer - the last song shows you just why.

Skip this one and count mails in your Bulk folder, instead.
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  • Cast
    Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Angad Bedi, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Akbar Khan
  • Music
    Sachin-Jigar
  • Director
    Remo D'Souza
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Script Writer on 6th Apr 2011, 2:11pm | Permalink
This is a scathing review, Deepa. Your views seem almost too personal. The movie has done well at the box office (13 crore collected in its opening weekened - source bollywoodhungama.com). Surely, all those people who contributed to that bounty cannot all have bad taste in movies.
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