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F.A.L.T.U.  (2011 - Hindi)

F.A.L.T.U. cumulative rating: 3.3 out of 53.3/5 (33 users)

F.A.L.T.U. critics rating: 2.2 out of 5 2.2/5 (9 critics)

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Few titles express public sentiment better than this film’s. It’s called Faltu only, to use popular Indian expression. And that’s what most will assume the film to be – wasteful -- for two socially significant reasons. One, the last movie from the same makers was called Kal Kisne Dekha (yeah, no one I know saw it too). Two, this is what in Bollywood should be termed the ‘family film’. Which isn’t to suggest it’s meant for family viewingmore

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 attemptsmore

Does Bollywood offer you second chances when it comes to stardom? It does, but only if you are smart enough to pick up a smart new script and a sassy director. Jackky Bhagnani may have hoped that F.A.L.T.U would undo his disastrous debut in Kal Kissne Dekha, but this college caper is bogged down by deja vu. You've seen it before, both in Hollywood and Bollywood. And in any case, all this talk of alternate education and harsh parentsmore

When charting out a film that takes you to the college hallways, introduces an ideal group of 'buddies', and shows all things vibrant and 'happening', the makers are actually hanging by a thin chord; you'd either get the collegian razzmatazz bang right, or there'd be a herd of wannabes belligerently trying to amaze their way into believable adolescents. In Vashu Bhagnani produced FALTU (it's a naff acronym), which evidently steals inspirationmore

The makers can claim all they want, that F.A.L.T.U is not inspired by Hollywood’s Accepted, but the fact of the matter is that it is a straight lift. Fair enough, except that it’s messily done, barely Indianised, and fails to pull off the underdog story it’s supposed to be. After the opening credit titles (superbly executed) and the Party Abhi Baaki Hai song (catchy, energetic) that follows two minutes later, the film rolls all the way downhillmore

Average rankers decide to create a fake university to get their nagging parents off their back. Their plan backfires when several students sign up for admissions. WHAT'S HOT: Just one thing in this entire godforsaken excuse of a film. The last dance track in the film. Sadly, you'll have to put up with an hour and a half of intolerable un-original tripe before you get to it. WHAT'S NOT: This film was supposed to be producer Vashu Bhagnani's sonmore

Faltu starts as a fun-n-frivolous campus film on the lines of Style but switches sensibilities to 3 Idiots somewhere in between with a moral message appended to its superficial story. Remade from the Hollywood flick Accepted (2006), the story is about friends Ritesh (Jackky Bhagnani), Pooja (Pooja Gupta) and Nanj (Angad Bedi) who are turned down by every college, thanks to their below-average marks. With the help of friend Googlemore

First off, don’t go by the name. If you are a college-goer, or an on-the-verge-of-college teen, chances are you might enjoy ‘F.A.L.T.U’. Those older, venture in at your own risk, but again, chances are that you might be mildly entertained, at least some of the time. I was, despite being bludgeoned by the completely improbable script. I had gone in with rock-bottom expectations, given leading man Jackky Bhagnani’s terrible previous outingmore

Debutant director Remo D’Souza’s F.A.L.T.U is a singularly low IQ reworking of the 2006 Justin Long comedy Accepted, about a slacker who isn’t accepted into any college and so he creates his own. Here Long’s role is played by Jackky Bhagnani who is Ritesh, the party boy without a future. When Ritesh and his equally low-achiever friends aren’t accepted into any college, they create the Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University or F.A.L.T.U.more