If you plan to watch the movie this weekend then you need to read this..
Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez's A Flying Jatt releases in theatres today. The super hero film has got a mixed review from BollywoodLife (add link) for the simple reason that it fails to entertain us beyond the first half. Full of ridiculous plot twists and turns and bad product placements the film sort of leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Tiger is superb in the film and some of the action scenes will definitely entertain you, but over all the film is a huge let down.
We list down 5 reasons why A Flying Jatt will have a bumpy flight at the box office...
#Lack of originality
Given the fact that super hero films as genre has been done in the West and in Bollywood, there is very little scope for originality left. You will have your hero in a costume, he will have issues with his life and be a bumbling nerd, there will be a girl who is obsessed with his super hero avatar but doesn't recognise him without the costume and of course the super baddie to fight the superhero in the climax. These are given plot points and yes A Flying Jatt makes sure it has all of these on its checklist. But Remo fails to really give us anything original (apart from the whole Sikh angle). There are several scenes like the action scene in the field (lifted from Superman) or the intergalactic battle in the climax and the scene where Tiger pauses time in middle of an action scene and everything is in slow motion (Deadpool).
Also read: A Flying Jatt movie review: Tiger Shroff is FANTASTIC but a preachy second half stops him from soaring!
#Papa don't preach
A Flying Jatt ends up being a chapter in the moral science class that you want to bunk! The whole premise looks like an advertisement for Modi's Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan and maybe had our Prime Minister watched the film he might have endorsed Jatt as the brand ambassador for his campaign. But on a serious note the second half of the film is a royal mess. The minute we figure out that the villain Raka gets his super powers by eating garbage and inhaling toxic fumes you know where the story is heading! It's all garbage (pun intended). Out of nowhere a funny quote from Remo pops up on screen that says "There is no alternative to Mother Earth". Talk about saving the world one quote at a time.
#Thanda Thanda Cool Cool!
Sorry but Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff have NO chemistry in the film, except for that time when they have to groove and gyrate to the catchy Beat Pe Booty. He might be Clark Kent but she is definitely no Lois Lane. Jacqueline has perhaps one of the most uninteresting characters written for her. Lets put glasses on her face, give her fringes and make her squeal in delight every time she sees the Flying Jatt! Sorry Remo, but had you spent some time giving her character something to do the film the lead pair's romance could have been more believable.
#Product Placements zindabad
We get it that product placements are a part of making a film. You want to shove in that fizzy drink in that canteen scene or have the mother wash that shirt with your favourite detergent. We get that the film needs to recover costs before release, but A Flying Jatt has just too many of them, so much that you can play a 'spot the product' game with your neighbour in the theatre, the winner gets to wear the Jatt costume and fly out of the theatre in the interval (umm, maybe not!). In a time where the audience has a hawk eye for detail these many products popping up in your face just kill your buzz!
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'Nuclear Battery' - these two words show up on a floating satellite during the climax fight between Flying Jatt and toxic fume inhaler baddie Raka. If NASA scientists had to watch the climax of A Flying Jatt they would definitely launch a satellite just to destroy every theatre playing the movie! Unlike Krrish or Ra.One where the good vs bad fights despite the over the top execution seemed believable, A Flying Jatt takes cinematic liberties to another level. The climax of the film is so cringe worthy and awkward that you wish you were Sandra Bullock from Gravity orbiting in space far far away from this fight scene. Superman, Batman and every super hero should hang his head in shame cause they failed to tackle a 'nuclear battery' with such finesse as the Flying Jatt!
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