F.A.L.T.U. (Hindi)

Cast: Jaccky Bhagnani, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Boman IraniDirector: Remo D'Souza

“A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.”

Yes, South Harmon Institute of Technology that abbreviates to the title of this… er… Sorry, I pulled out the wrong synopsis from IMDB. But replace the fictitious South Harmon Institute of Technology from Justin Long's Accepted with Fakirchand And Lakeerchand Trust University (that abbreviates to F.A.L.T.U the wonderfully “meta” the-film-reviews-itself sort of a title) and you get the plot for this rip off whose only saving grace is that it has ‘dhinchak' song and dance and a pretty rocking soundtrack at that by Sachin Jigar.

But that's the least you would accept with a choreographer Remo D'Souza helming this remake that pretends to be original with a couple of lines you would not have seen in Accepted. There's also Munnabhai's sidekick Circuit... oh, wait, he's called Google (Arshad Warsi) in this one and wears a different suit but essentially plays the same *yawn* once again.

The filmmaker torn between the three stars with the producer watching over the shoulder decides to ration out the lines to make sure footage is given in the order of importance to producer's son, politician's son and then the actor.

S.K.

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