A Flying Jatt is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language superhero film co-written and directed by Remo D'Souza and produced under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures. It features Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones in the lead roles. A Flying Jatt narrates the story of an ordinary man (Shroff) who gains superpowers. The film released worldwide on 25 August 2016 on Janmashtami weekend. The film received mixed reviews.
|A Flying Jatt|
|Directed by||Remo D'Souza|
|Written by||Aakash Kaushik|
|Screenplay by||Tushar Hiranandani|
|Story by||Remo D'Souza|
|Cinematography||Vijay Kumar Arora|
|Edited by||Nitin FCP|
|Distributed by||ALT Entertainment|
|Box office||₹56.13 crore|
Wealthy and influential contractor Mr. Rakesh Malhotra (Kay Kay Menon) has built a factory on the shore of a lake into which pollutants and toxic waste are released. He wants to build a bridge across it for faster transportation. Still, He cannot do so due to a sacred tree present on the other side of the lake on a piece of land that belongs to Mrs. Dhillon (Amrita Singh), a religious but irrepressible Punjabi woman living with her son Aman Dhillon (Tiger Shroff) and his brother, Rohit Dhillon (Gaurav Pandey). Aman is a martial arts teacher in a school and has a crush on Kirti (Jacqueline Fernandez), a fellow teacher.
After Malhotra fails to intimidate the Dhillon family into selling their land, he brings in Raka (Nathan Jones), a mercenary, to get the job done. Raka arrives at the tree with a chainsaw, but Aman is present there and tries to stop him. Raka beats Aman badly but moments, before he tries to decapitate him with the chainsaw, saw a lightning bolt hits the tree. The impact flings Raka away, and he lands amongst barrels of toxic waste outside Malhotra's factory.
The next morning, Aman finds himself in his bed alive with no sign of any injury and presumes all that happened to be a dream. He also notices a khanda that has appeared on his back, the same symbol which was carved on the tree and had been imprinted on him during the attack. Later that day, he and his brother notice a few unusual things happening to him, such as increased agility and the ability to absorb information by touching objects. After escaping an ambush using super speed, Rohit and his mother confirm that Aman has somehow gained superpowers. She immediately declares him a superhero.
After making him a costume and showing him several superhero films for inspiration, Aman's mother tells him the story of his father, Sardar Kartar Singh Dhillon, a Sikh who went to Shaolin to learn martial arts and was named "Flying Jatt". She asks Aman to take up the legacy of his father and keep Flying Jatt as his superhero name to which he agrees. Although his superhero exploits get off to a rocky start, Flying Jatt is soon recognized when he saves hostages from a terrorist attack at an airport. As he gains even more success being a hero, Aman proposes to Kirti and reveals his secret identity to her.
Raka is found alive but is now stronger and more dangerous than before after being exposed to the pollutants at the factory, which further exposure continues to make him even more powerful. Aman goes on to battle him several times, beating Raka each time before finally becoming gravely injured in a brutal fight. To save him from further pain, his brother Rohit goes in his place as Flying Jatt and gets brutally beaten by Raka and dies. After this, Aman is very angry about the death of his brother and kills Raka, and becomes a Sikh Sardar.
A Flying Jatt received mixed reviews, who appreciated Shroff's performance, visual effects, and action sequences, but criticised for screenplay, pace, tone, and D'souza's direction. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, A Flying Jatt has an approval rating of 50% on the basis of 6 reviews with an average rating of 4.8 out of 10.
Srijana Mitra Das from The Times of India gave the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and stated, "Tiger does a neat job as Aman, shivering superhero who fights crime but also buys 'do kilo lauki' on the way home".
Firstpost said, "The film's comedy, occasional inventiveness and aura of innocence are what make it effective in its own way, despite the lack of depth. D'souza had displayed his natural wit even in his first film F.A.L.T.U. in 2011. A Flying Jatt could have been so much better than what it is, if he had not kept one eye fixed Westward for inspiration. This one is perhaps best suited to the very very young."
Anupama Chopra from the Hindustan Times gave the film 1.5 stars out of 5, and said "The first half of A Flying Jatt has moments of fun – I loved that despite being a superhero he has a fear of heights, so he flies very close to the ground. But post-interval, laughter takes a back seat."
|A Flying Jatt|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||3 August 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Company|
All music is composed by Sachin–Jigar.
|1.||"A Flying Jatt"||Vayu & Raftaar||Mansheel Gujral, Raftaar, Tanishkaa||4:36|
|2.||"Toota Jo Kabhi Tara"||Priya Saraiya||Atif Aslam, Sumedha Karmahe||5:05|
|3.||"Beat Pe Booty"||Vayu||Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, Kanika Kapoor, Vayu||3:17|
|4.||"Bhangda Pa"||Mayur Puri||Vishal Dadlani, Divya Kumar, Asees Kaur||3:58|
|5.||"Khair Mangda"||Priya Saraiya||Atif Aslam, Divya Kumar||4:17|
|6.||"Raj Karega Khalsa"||Priya Saraiya||Daler Mehndi, Navraj Hans||5:28|
A Flying Jatt has been made into a graphic novel by Thought Bubbles Studio Planet. The story continues where the film ends.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result||Ref.|
|9th Mirchi Music Awards||Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing)||Eric Pillai – "Beat Pe Booty"||Nominated|||
|Zee Cine Awards||Best choreography||Rahul Shetty and Paul Marshal – "Beat Pe Booty"||Won|
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