Cast: Jacky Bhagnani, Pooja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Angad Bedi, Arshad Warsi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Darshan Jariwala.
Director: Remo D’Souza
Length: 2.05 hours approximately
Topic based on education system has been exploded in ancient and the biggest success if Indian History “3 Idiots” too discussed about the education system. Faltu” too argues about the same thing but in a very isolated sound. And “Faltu” is way different than “3 Idiots”. The biggest USP of this film is that the emotional track holds grippingly unlike some other films which fail miserably to keep their viewers emotionally attached. “Faltu” never looses the focus and continues to entertain in abundant. In-fact “Faltu” is a huge surprise you will receive and believe me I am not fooling you. It could have easily been lost in its treatment but some peppy music and good direction holds along with sterling acts from one and all. Buoyancy is one thing that hardly gets apart from the film. The concept of its climax though resembles “Good Boy Bad Boy”, but Remo ends the film with a message unlike the other.
Now like every film, even “Faltu” has its share of blemishes. The film takes much of time to come on its point, and so the dragging from the start to next 35-40 minutes is clearly seen. Though they try to be witty but the hold is just not there. Nevertheless these odd minutes too have some chuckles of laughs with two energetic songs at the beginning.
“Faltu” engages you right from the time it arrives to its topic till the conclusion. The penultimate minutes are the biggest asset of this enterprise. The climax is just brilliant and for that you can credit none another than the choreographer Remo who also directs the film. He knows how to pack the gags and sentiments in correct proportion and he does it all very cleverly. It seems he had learnt all the nuances to direct such kind of film which could have easily fallen if had it not been well operated. Though it appears too hard to believe the concept, but after a point you forget everything and you gets involved in their lives. The message is quite clear and the way to put it in filmy mannerisms is simply great. The scene involving Boman Irani’s cameo is the funniest gag throughout when the students learns tables in Munni and Sheila version.
The performances too work wheels within wheels and each actor compliments the other without any effort to outshine anyone in the premise. Jacky Bhagnani looks uncomfortable in some opening scenes but so as the film unfolds his act gets superbly improving. Pooja Gupta gets neglected for most of the part. But she leaves a solid impression by her spontaneous performance. Angad Bedi displays good confidence. Chandan Roy Sanyal as the “phattu” is superb because he never tries to be different. Arshad Warsi and Ritesh Deshmukh provide very fantastic support and it is a treat to watch these two guys making unity.
Special mention to Remo’s choreography which is simply fantabulous. Sachin-Jigar’s music runs smoothly within the feel of the film. With dialogues being witty and speeches being inspiring, the writers of “Faltu” is immensely talented.
“Faltu” may be appealed to youth, but all the ages are bound to get entertained under this small package which surprises immensely. The opposite word to the title of the film exactly describes the content of the film. You would regret later for missing a good film which is rarity in today’s times. It is fresh fun which will make you laugh in rolls and will touch your heart at the end. Don’t dare you miss it.