Tiger Shroff, already a star, is back with his third film and this time, he is wearing a cape and protecting India as the Jatt who kicks butt! But does his superhero movie have what it takes to make it Shroff’s third hit in a row? Read on to find out...
Star Cast: Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nathan Jones, Kay Kay Menon, Amrita Singh, Gaurav Pandey and Shraddha Kapoor.
Director: Remo D’Souza.
Producer: Balaji Motion Pictures.
Claps for: Tiger Shroff and Gaurav Pandey’s performance, A few gags here and there, along with the Message of saving the environment.
Slaps for: Over-the-top melodrama, Poor Direction, Low-quality VFX, Forced songs, Predictable storyline and Lifting ideas from movies like ‘Man of Steel’, ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’, ‘The Dark Knight’ and 'Captain Planet'.
What’s New: A funny superhero movie with a message to save the Mother Nature before it gets too late!
Plot: Martial Arts teacher Aman (Tiger Shroff) lives with his supportive brother Rohit and mother Mrs. Dhillon (Amrita Singh) who considers him as a useless lad since he is nothing like his brave father who had achieved the title of ‘Flying Jatt’.
Things take a turn when industrialist Malhota (Kay Kay Menon) sets his eyes on their land and plans to cut down a sacred tree. However, Dhillon refuses to give Malhotra the permission to do so and insults him enough to make him opt for his best hit-man Raka (Nathan Jones) to get the job done.
While fighting with Raka to protect the sacred tree, Aman ends up getting superhero powers from it and gets his chance to win his mother’s confidence, Kriti (Jacqueline Fernandez)’s love and save the world as the youngest superhero- ‘A Flying Jatt’!
Performances: ‘A Flying Jatt’ belongs to Tiger Shroff and Gaurav Pandey. While Shroff is at his usual charming best as the desi superhero who romances his heroine, grooves to dance numbers, mouths heroic dialogues, and fights with the villain using his oh-so-cool Martial Arts stunts; Pandey is the surprise package here and is a complete treat to watch. They both are the backbone of this movie.
Jacqueline Fernandez looks gorgeous but has been wasted and all you’ll remember her for is shaking her booty in Beat Pe Booty.
Amrita Singh is good and has a wonderful comic timing; but is let down by her loud character.
This one’s surely not a performance Kay Kay Menon would be proud of. Nathan Jones, on the other hand, is impressive but all that he gets to do is scream on top his voice to sound evil and give that wicked smile every time he is on-screen.
About The Movie: ‘A Flying Jatt’ is a film with a big heart. Hardly do we come across superhero films that are funny and at the same time carry a unique message about saving the environment.
However, that’s where all its goodness ends. It is nice as a concept. But is it impressive as a movie? Naah!
Remo D’Souza’s weak direction never lets his core message make noise and leave an impact; but rather lets all the over-the-top melodrama and dragged entertainment-factors do the talking!
The first half is enjoyable and is filled with humorous dialogues and visual gags. However you do get an idea of how poorly the movie has been executed, and that it will only get worse when the fun ends and the intense drama begins. And that’s exactly what happens post intermission!
If the trashy editing and needless romantic angle along with forced songs weren’t enough- we have the yawn-invoking action sequences occurring time and again.
Oh yes...superhero flicks are supposed to have some amazing fight sequences. But ‘A Flying Jatt’s fighting scenes with Raka, with all the possible slow-motion effects added, will only make you slap your forehead harder every time and regret your decision of wasting your time and money.
While I have moved on (and whole-heartedly accepted) from Shroff’s bright superhero costume and Nathan’s Thor-inspired attire, I am very curious to know about the genius behind Kay Kay Menon’s dresses and his not-so-awesome tie collection.
Well, but it just doesn’t end there. Remember Quicksilver running at the speed of light and tampering with things and beings before they reach their destination in ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ or the latest ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? Well, that’s how our desi superhero gets his introduction as the saviour of the people while protecting them from a bunch of terrorists! *So Original*
And then there’s Shroff fighting with Jones the way Superman did with General Zod in ‘Man Of Steel’. *Again...So Original*
Oh wait, it doesn’t end there. Remember Heath ‘Joker’ Ledger setting a huge pile of dollars on fire because he doesn’t work for money and just wants to watch the world burn? Well, this one has Raka polluting a briefcase filled with money and then shouting that he doesn’t work for money anymore because “Mera Rooh Kaala Hai”. *So F*cking Original Man, Give Them An Oscar Right Now*
While most of the scenes intend to invoke laughter, what will make you laugh more is the climax battle between Tiger and Nathan which literally is out of the world!
The Visual Effects could have been much better. Nothing great about the cinematography either.
Forget considering this one as a nice superhero movie, ‘A Flying Jatt’ isn’t even a proper entertainer! The film will be loved by the kids and that’s it.
Combo-On-Offer: Action + Superhero Drama + Comedy
Verdict: It is very important to save our Mother Nature from pollution. But it is equally important to save you all from a bad movie. Hence, we give the Tiger Shroff-Jacqueline Fernandez starrer ‘A Flying Jatt’ SLAPS and advice you to watch it at your own risk!