Indian superheroes apart from Krishh have not struck a chord with the audiences’ hearts and this could be attributed to the fact that the content was never that great. This week again we have a superhero movie releasing from the stables of Balaji, directed by Remo D’souza who has a 100% track record when it comes to movie success ratio. A Flying Jatt starring Tiger Shroff, Nathan Jones and Jacqueline Fernandez, lives up to the audience’s expectations or not, let’s check out.
The story revolves around industrialist Malhotra (Kay Kay Menon) eyeing Aman’s (Tiger Shroff’s) family land which is opposed by Bebe (Amrita Singh) – Aman’s mother. Aman is a total ‘Fattu’ who is intimidated by anything and everything in life including his martial arts students. Would Aman be able to fight Malhotra and the deadly Raka (Nathan Jones) – Malhotra’s henchman forms the crux of the story. The entire movie showcases the misadventures of a fumbling and bumbling superhero in the first half and preachy environmental documentary in the second half.
The story has nothing new to offer, you can see a lot of comparisons with few other superhero movies and also ‘Malegaon Ka Superhero’ where the antagonist drew his power from filth. The screenplay and dialogues are pathetic. Performances of Amrita Singh and Tiger Shroff stand out. Jacqueline Fernandes is wasted. Nathan Jones does look ferocious and scary. Kay Kay Menon does not get justice as an actor.
Remo D’souza who impressed everyone with movies like the ABCD series and Faltu, falls flat with A Flying Jatt. The thought of Swach Bharat Abhiyan getting translated into a movie is great but the execution is bad. Music by Sachin-Jigar is average apart from ‘Beat Pe Booty’.
On the whole, the movie fails to rise high and might find some acceptance with the kids.
My Verdict: *