F.A.L.T.U

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F.A.L.T.U
F.A.L.T.U.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Remo D'souza
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani
Starring Arshad Warsi
Riteish Deshmukh
Jackky Bhagnani
Puja Gupta
Chandan Roy Sanyal
Angad Bedi
Music by Sachin-Jigar
Cinematography Santhosh Pandit
Distributed by Puja Entertainment Ltd.
Release date(s)
  • 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)
[1]
Running time 120 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR 200 million[2]
Box office INR 400 million[3]

F.A.L.T.U (Full expansion: Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University, English translation: Useless (बेकार)) is a Hindi comedy film directed by Remo D'Souza and produced by Vashu Bhagnani under the banner Puja Entertainment (India) Ltd.[4] It has been blatantly copied from the 2006 Hollywood comedy, Accepted.[5]

It stars Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Angad Bedi in the lead roles. Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Akbar Khan and Darshan Jariwala appear in supporting roles. The film released on 1 April 2011, to generally negative reviews from critics, though was a moderate success at the box office.

Plot[edit]

The plot is identical to the movie Accepted and was partly shot in Mauritius. The story revolves around a group of friends, Ritesh (Jackky), Nanj (Angad) and Puja (Puja), who all received extremely bad marks in their exams. One of their close friends, Vishnu (Chandan) has passed with top marks in pressure of his father, and has enrolled into the top high school of India. In order to make their parents happy and proud, the four friends create a fake university titled "Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University (short for F.A.L.T.U !)" with the help of Ritesh's childhood friend Google (Arshad Warsi). Things take a turn for the worse when the parents would like to see the university F.A.L.T.U. To make things go right, Ritesh and Google hire a fake principal, Bajirao (Riteish) to act as the principal for one day. However, after the parents' visit, a bunch of foolish kids apply for F.A.L.T.U thinking its a real university. Unable to send them back, the trio, along with Vishnu, Google and Bajirao, turn F.A.L.T.U into an official trust university. Soon enough, the government files a case against every student/member of F.A.L.T.U for creating a fake college. Now the group of friends must fight for their rights, and keep F.A.L.T.U as a university in order to give the kids education.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

F.A.L.T.U
Soundtrack album by Sachin-Jigar
Released 20 February 2011 (2011-02-20)
Recorded 2011
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Sony Music
Producer Sachin-Jigar

The film's soundtrack is composed by Sachin-Jigar with lyrics penned by Sameer. The song "Le Ja Tu Mujhe" by Atif Aslam was in the top 10 chart busters of 2011.

F.A.L.T.U
Soundtrack album by Sachin - Jigar
Released 1 April 2011
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Sony Music
Sachin - Jigar chronology
Life Partner
(2009)
F.A.L.T.U
(2011)
Hum Tum Shabana
(2011)

Track listing[edit]

The soundtrack contains 11 songs.[6]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Le Ja Tu Mujhe"   Atif Aslam 5:31
2. "Char Baj Gaye (Party Abhi Baaki Hai)"   Hard Kaur 3:33
3. "Rab Sab Se Sona"   Neeraj Shridhar & Apeksha Dandekar 4:15
4. "Awaaz"   Jigar Saraiya 4:28
5. "Fully Faltu"   Mika Singh & Hard Kaur 4:43
6. "Gale Laga Le"   Vijay Prakash & Priya Panchal 3:54
7. "Naye Subah"   Jigar Saraiya 3:37
8. "O Teri"   Jigar Saraiya 4:00
9. "Beh Chala"   Neeraj Shridhar 4:25
10. "Percentage"   Neuman Pinto 4:08
11. "Bhoot Aaya"   Lehmber Hussainpuri, Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya & Sameer 4:02

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed response from critics worldwide. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 3.5/5 claiming it to be a "coming-of-age energetic film which we need for a long time!" Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN gave the film 1.5/5 and said "I'm going with one-and-a-half out of five for 'Faltu'. Getting a root canal is less painful."[1]. At the box office, unlike its critical reception, F.A.L.T.U performed slightly well and grossed 125 million on its opening weekend in India. The film collected Rs. 239.7 million in its full theatrical run, and was declared above average at the box office.

Premiere[edit]

Since F.A.L.T.U was the surprise hit of the year, it premiered on the Asian channel MAX on 12 June 2013 to day 09:30 AM.

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