Remo D’Souza’s directorial ‘A Flying Jatt‘ has finally hit the big screens. The movie was highly anticipated for many reasons, but the best reason we can gather is for the unusual concept of a Sikh superhero. So let’s see how well the Jatt superhero sought a connection with the masses.
The story revolves around the character of Aman essayed by the super flexible Tiger Shroff. Well, he is a man unaware of his super powers and is fearful of even the smallest of obstacles. It’s only when he is challenged by Malhotra (Kay Kay Menon), the owner of a huge factory that is responsible for polluting the environment, does he realise his worth as a superhero. Aman’s mother Mrs Dhillon is the driving force in his life to become a superhero and save the world. Enter the wicked and menacing Raka (Nathan Jones) who is the answer to ‘A Flying Jatt’ super-powers, at least that’s what Malhotra believes. On one hand, where Aman (A Flying Jatt, as he calls himself) derives his powers from a decades old tree in his colony, which is said to be magical, Raka derives his powers from the growing levels of pollution in the world. Malhotra uses Raka’s powers to defeat ‘A Flying Jatt’. Oh wait! Our superhero is not just a saviour but also a die-hard romantic and his love interest is a pretty and chirpy girl called Kirti (Jacqueline Fernandez). What happens next? You would need to watch it out for yourself.
Now, moving on to the performances in the movie, Tiger Shroff as ‘A Flying Jatt’ looks convincing and he has managed greatly on the action scenes with the giant Nathan Jones. Jacqueline is okay, but she didn’t really have much to offer besides just smiling away at everything that Aman does and looking pretty as ever. Nathan Jones as the baddie was quite scary due to his towering personality and the kids are sure to have a great time seeing our Jatt superhero fighting it out with Raka. Amrita Singh as Tiger’s mother was decent in her comic role and Kay Kay Menon in a negative role seemed natural. How can we forget the surprise cameo by actress Shraddha Kapoor? It was a tiny cameo but she looked beautiful and surely brought a smile on our face.
The title track is peppy and energetic but songs like ‘Beat Pe Booty’ and ‘Toota Jo Tara’ were not really needed in the script, but then a film seems incomplete without a romantic number and a dance number right? The cinematography by Vijay Kumar Arora is great and the visual effects and flying scenes are good enough to find a place in the hearts of the kids and also our Sikh populace who are going to be much impressed by the movie, which highlights the goodness of the Sikhs and their role in making the country a better place to live in.
Extra points for picking up a social cause of cleaning the environment and depicting it in a subtle way with some great punches and fight sequences. Remo D’Souza’s direction and choreography has not faltered, but yes we do expect more from him in terms of execution and depicting reality and that’s where the film is lacking. The second half seemed a bit stretched and the ending could have been better. Overall, this film will make for a one time watch on a Sunday with the kids along.