Subhash K. Jha on F.A.L.T.U

By Subhash K. Jha

Film: F.A.L.T.U; Directed by Remo D'Souza; Starring: Jackky Bhagnany, Pooja Gupta, Angad Bedi, Chandan Roy Sanyal; Rating: ***

F.A.L.T.U? Not quite. A film that takes stinging swipes at our education system cannot live up to a title as uninspiring as that.

F.A.L.T.U turns out to be quite a pleasant surprise. Fresh, feisty, vivacious and vibrant, and with an important message on the gaping loopholes in our education system, this film gets your adrenaline all pumped for its energetic storytelling and more than a fair share of juvenile antics which stop short of being annoying because they represent the dimmed aspirations of hundreds of school drop-outs and semi-drop-outs who run adrift in the absence of the requisite marks to get into college.

The film offers a solution borrowed straight from Steve Pink's 2006 high-school comedy "Accepted" where the