Entertainment Movie Reviews 25 Aug 2016 A Flying Jatt movie ...

A Flying Jatt movie review: Doesn’t fly, crash lands

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT BHATNAGAR
Published Aug 25, 2016, 1:57 pm IST
Updated Aug 25, 2016, 2:34 pm IST
Director Remo D'souza has totally misunderstood the Indian audiences’ sense of humour with this film.
A still from the movie 'A Flying Jatt'.
 A still from the movie 'A Flying Jatt'.
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Director: Remo D'souza

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez, Amrita Singh, Nathan Jones, Kay Kay Menon

 

Excessive promotions, aggressive social media campaigns — the makers of 'A Flying Jatt' did not leave a stone unturned to promote the movie. The film is supposed to be a superhero movie, but falls flat in every aspect. Director Remo D’souza, who is known for his dance-based ventures, brings a superhero film with a religious message but forgets what his forte is.

Aman (Tiger Shroff) stays with his bebe (Amrita Singh) and brother Rohit in Punjab. He loses his father at a young age. His family and the locals worship a holy tree, situated near their township; they believe the tree has powers given by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Kirti (Jacqueline Fernandez) is a school teacher, and Aman is her secret admirer. Things sour when Mr. Malhotra (Kay Kay Menon) enters their life and insists on cutting down the holy tree to build his factories on the barren land.

Raka (Nathan Jones) is a monstrous villain, who gets his powers from toxins and chemical waste in the city. A revengeful Malhotra calls Raka to finish Aman and his family. After a run-in with Raka, Aman gets powers from the holy tree and becomes 'A Flying Jatt'.

Remo has totally misunderstood the Indian audiences’ sense of humour with this film. The choreographer turned director made his debut with 'Faltu' and went on to direct the 'ABCD' franchise, which raised the bar for his own direction skills. 'A Flying Jatt', however, is a step down for his skills as a director. The movie’s comic angles will make you scratch your head.

Scenes like when Aman refuses to get vegetables from the market because he’s wearing his costume and when a goon farts twice while Aman is bashing him up are less than palatable.

This reviewer wonders what Jacqueline was doing in this film. The so-called lead actress of the film is used more like a prop in it — and this is excluding her acting skills. Tiger flies so high as 'A Flying Jatt' that he disappears by the end of the movie. Of course, he steals the show with his dance moves and martial arts sequences, unfortunately that’s not enough to make him the saving grace of the movie. Amrita Singh is funny in bits and pieces as a loud Punjabi mother. Kay Kay is just about okay and Nathan is quite good in his monstrous avatar.

There are so many flying cars in the action sequence of the films, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this to be a Rohit Shetty film. Shraddha Kapoor’s cameo is like a breath of fresh air, but her presence is obvious with this being a Remo movie.

Sachin-Jigar’s music is hardly bearable and a few portions of the movie are reminiscent of Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish. Kids might like the film considering it’s a superhero flick, but 'A Flying Jatt' doesn’t fly and sinks without a trace.

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