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F.A.L.T.U (short for Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University, transl. Useless) is a Hindi comedy film directed by Remo D'Souza and produced by Vashu Bhagnani under the banner Puja Entertainment (India) Ltd.[4] Its plot heavily borrowed from the 2006 Hollywood comedy, Accepted.[5]

F.A.L.T.U
F.A.L.T.U.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRemo D'souza
Produced byVashu Bhagnani
Written byMayur Puri (dialogue)
Screenplay byTushar Hiranandani
Mayur Puri
StarringArshad Warsi
Riteish Deshmukh
Jackky Bhagnani
Puja Gupta
Chandan Roy Sanyal
Angad Bedi
Music bySachin-Jigar
CinematographyVijay Arora
Distributed byPuja Entertainment Ltd.
Release date
  • 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)
[1]
Running time
127 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
English
Budget5 crore (US$720,000)[2]
Box office5.3 crore (US$770,000) [3]

It stars Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal Angad Bedi and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead role, While Arshad Warsi, Akbar Khan and Darshan Jariwala appear in supporting roles. The film was released on 1 April 2011 and was recorded average at the box office.[6]

PlotEdit

A group of friends, Ritesh (Jackky), Nanj (Angad), and Puja (Puja), all receive extremely bad marks in their exams. One of their close friends, Vishnu (Chandan), has passed with top marks under the pressure of his father, and has enrolled in the top high school of India.

To make their parents happy and proud, the four friends create a fake university titled "Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University" (F.A.L.T.U) with the assistance of Ritesh's childhood friend Google (Arshad Warsi). Things take a turn for the worse when the parents would like to see F.A.L.T.U. To make things go right, Ritesh and Google hire someone, Bajirao (Riteish), to act as the principal for one day. However, after the parents's visit, a bunch of kids apply for F.A.L.T.U, believing it to be a real university. Unable to send them back, the trio, along with Vishnu, Google and Bajirao, turn F.A.L.T.U into an official trust university. Soon enough, the government files a case against every student/member of F.A.L.T.U for creating a fake college. Now the group of friends must fight for their rights, and keep F.A.L.T.U as a university to give the kids an education. Near the end there is a song competition into which the trio, along with the college, sneak. As Vishnu's father is the one who had filed the case against them, it comes as something of a shock that, when the members of F.A.L.T.U finish their performance, he stands up and claps. (He did not know which college was performing because it was very dark.) The education minister asks Ritesh about F.A.L.T.U and what it was, in response to which Ritesh makes a speech about the education system and how F.A.L.T.U fixes it. In the end, the college is granted a license to function for two years as an official college, and Vishnu's father finally accepts the college along with him.

CastEdit

InspirationEdit

This film was a remake of the 2006 United States movie Accepted, which starred Justin Long and was directed by Steve Pink.

SoundtrackEdit

F.A.L.T.U
Soundtrack album by
Released20 February 2011 (2011-02-20)
Recorded2011
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSony Music
ProducerSachin-Jigar

The soundtrack is composed by Sachin - Jigar with lyrics penned by Sameer. The song "Le Ja Tu Mujhe" by Atif Aslam was in the top 10 chart busters of 2011.[citation needed]

F.A.L.T.U
Soundtrack album by
Released1 April 2011
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSony Music
Sachin - Jigar chronology
Life Partner
(2009)
F.A.L.T.U
(2011)
Hum Tum Shabana
(2011)
# Title Singer(s)
1 "Le Jaa Tu Mujhe" Atif Aslam
2 "Char Baj Gaye" Hard Kaur
3 "Rab Sab Se Sona" Neeraj Shridhar, Apeksha Dandekar
4 "Awaaz" Jigar Saraiya
5 "Faltu" Mika Singh, Hard Kaur
6 "Gale Laga Le" Vijay Prakash, Priya Panchal
7 "Nayee Subah" Jigar Saraiya
8 "O Teri" Jigar Saraiya
9 "Percentage" Neuman Pinto
10 "Beh Chala" Neeraj Shridhar
11 "Bhoot" Lehmber Hussainpuri

AccoladesEdit

Award Ceremony Category Recipient Result Ref.
4th Mirchi Music Awards Best Programmer & Arranger of the Year "Chaar Baj Gaye" Nominated [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jackky, Puja are just good friends?". Times of India. 28 February 2011.
  2. ^ ""F.A.L.T.U is going to be a bigger success than all other recent films" - Vashu". Bollywoodhungama.com. 4 April 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Dum Maaro Dum Dull Opening Thank You Steady Second Week". Boxofficeindia.com. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Jackky, Puja are just good friends?". Times of India. 28 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Vashu's 'Faltu' troubles". Times of India. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  6. ^ "F.A.L.T.U - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)