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A Flying Jatt

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Critic Rating

4.2

37 Reviews
29 Ratings
14%
in favor

Audience Rating

2.4
1 Review
5 Ratings

Movie Info

Director

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

A Flying Jatt is a movie about India`s youngest superhero. He also happens to be the one-of-a-kind reluctant superhero who is... Scared of heights! Funny and Fierce in equal measure this Jatt kicks butt as he rids the world of evil. Until one day he meets the Supervillain - Raka, and the face-off of the century begins!Wikipedia

A Flying Jatt Reviews

3

When all’s done and dusted, there’s little to recommend in A Flying Jatt. Remo D’souza fails to infuse the film with a consistent lightheartedness, and as a result the fun dries up too soon. Tiger Shroff is both agile in the action scenes and flexible in the dance numbers, but no if no but, this Jatt is stuck in a rut.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

5

Tiger Shroff plays the bumbling, fumbling superhero with perfection. Had it not been for the unnecessary song and dance, this could have been a rollicking film.

Raja Sen
Rediff

5

It ends poorly, sure, and has some clumsy moments on the way, but as a children’s film, A Flying Jatt goes a helluva lot further than those Krrish things...

Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times

5

A Flying Jatt begins on a good note, picks up the pace, throws some light-hearted moments, and then faces the curse of the second half. It drags its feet from becoming the smart film just when it’s needed and goes for the all-explaining commentary.

Rohit Bhatnagar
Deccan Chronicle

2

Kids might like the film considering it’s a superhero flick, but 'A Flying Jatt' doesn’t fly and sinks without a trace.

The lowbrow comic-strip spirit of A Flying Jatt extends to the film's rough-hewn production design. Nothing that appears on the screen, neither the houses nor the props, looks real.

Srijana Mitra Das
Times Of India

7

On the upside, for children, A Flying Jatt provides clean entertainment - with its innocence, it evokes more Haathi Mere Saathi and less cool-cat Krrish. The film takes off only because of its simplicity - a flying jatt who's afraid of heights, a rarity in dark times of Udta Punjabs.

D’Souza borrows liberally from the X-Men and Superman franchises, and puts in enough tropes to give his superhero enough of an Indian soul, making sure the next film in this franchise becomes a reality.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India

4

You’ll have to be a superhero to bear this one. Strictly meant for Tiger Shroff fans.

Suhani Singh
India Today

4

Despite sticking to the tried-and-tested, A Flying Jatt doesn't quite take off as an action comedy. The makers, knowingly or unknowingly, do give a few interesting spins. Most foreigners will struggle with India's pollution and heat but Jones' Raka is show to thrive on it. D'Souza leaves the door open for a sequel. But given that Flying Jatt has come of age by the end of the film and scaled new heights - he even flies into space - D'Souza and writers will have to come up with something more substantial to justify the superhero franchise.

A Flying Jatt is too silly for adults but could promise enough fun for kids. So I’d recommend this film for ‘Adults accompanied with kids’ only!

Devarsi Ghosh
India Today

5

A Flying Jatt is meant for kids. If grown-ups don't mind doing the fabled "leave the brain outside the home and enjoy" routine before stepping into the theatre, they will not mind A Flying Jatt.

...has the ingredients that make an interesting superhero film. A section of the audience might find the film's proceedings to be corny; however, the mass audiences and kids might take a liking for the film. At the Box-Office, the film has the potential to fly, though, not to great heights. The extended weekend will help the film reap dividends at the Box-Office.

I don’t know what it is about Bollywood and its unsuccessful attempts at delivering one watchable superhero story.

4

A Flying Jatt has all the trappings of a masala movie. There’s action, comedy, romance and drama. Sadly there’s just a big void of logic. If this were a Rajnikanth movie you’d lap it up without prejudice. But the fact is, this is a superhero movie trying to hard sell a “save the planet” narrative. You can’t convey such serious messages about environmental issues with such juvenile ideas. If you do, you end up looking like a super powered embarrassment.

4

Like many dream bollywood projects, A FLYING JATT certainly appeared good on paper. It had a simple comical character having super powers with genuine feeling and big laughs standing for something essential for the mankind. But Remo in his free style filmmaking inspired from free style dancing seems to have put together an amalgamation of assorted inspirations that were never assembled into one coherent storyline.

Audience Reviews for A Flying Jatt

  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    244 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    3

    Superhero Playing A Humanitarian. ♦ Grade D-

    While Remo D'souza is known to be a fairly decent choreographer, his filmmaking chops definitely need a revisit as is evident from his latest feature which is less of a superhero action flick and more of a sermon on environment's annihilation by its dwellers.



    Aman (Shroff) and his alcoholic mother Bebe (Singh) live in a Sikh neighborhood surrounded by their own community members. Their for- bearers had been staying at this exact place for hundreds of years, which is one of the reasons why Bebe sends Malhotra (Menon), an unscrupulous businessman, back when he requests her to give up the land (for a hefty price, of course) because he wants to build a bridge through it. One other reason why Bebe is so adamant is that the land also holds an age-old tree which is considered sacred by the whole Sikh community. However, Malhotra has already planned his strategy against Bebe, and enlists Raka (Jones), a mutated mercenary, to teach her and the community a lesson. It is during Raka and Aman's first fight sequence that the sacred tree gifts him some supernatural powers and the rest is what one can easily predict.



    Aman, who is now known as Flying Jatt, has the power of self-healing and decides to pit against Raka and Malhotra especially driven by Bebe's emotional narration of her husband and his gang's story of bravery and valor. Meanwhile, Aman wants to get it on with Kirti (Fernandez), a half-dumb, half-pretty doll, who instead wants to get it on with the Flying Jatt. As one can assume, no one, except Bebe and Aman's close friend and future collateral damage, knows that Aman is the Flying Jatt. The half mask that he wears probably weakens one's eyesight.



    The plot is as thin as the next superhero flick. With a formulaic approach mixed with environmentalism, the narrative takes one on a field trip about the deterioration of nature because led by humans and eventually ends up accusing the audience of vandalism. Towards the end, in between action sequences that take place in space, there is a message that appears from the director about "mother Earth" and how "there's no alternative for her". With that, the film reaches exceptional heights of the definition of oversmart.



    Shroff has never impressed us with his acting skills, but if one is entertained by his parkour skills, this film might be fun. Singh is fine as the aged mother who uses popular Punjabi dialogues to admonish his lazy son and businessmen who come knocking on her door for land. Fernandez is exploited fully because all she does is wear colorful costumes and move a hip and swoon at her beau's superhero skills. Menon's performance is not the best he has done, but special appreciation for whoever selected the batch of stylish fibrous ties he wears.



    Overall, the film tries to make a good point, but ends up muddled due to its use of potboiling elements and awful writing.



    BOTTOM LINE: Remo's A Flying Jatt is only for kids. Wait for TV premiere.



    Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

    August 26, 16