A Flying Jatt

Tiger Shroff, Amrita Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kay Kay Menon, Nathan Jones
Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
Remo D'Souza

A Flying Jatt was promoted as being a film that would bring a new, "common man", kind of superhero into Hindi cinema. Remo D'Souza, who has impressed with the kind of work he has brought to Hindi cinema, was taking a huge risk with directing a superhero film that also came with a message. While this is not a new concept, superheroes and Hindi cinema don't always work - especially if there is a message behind the story. And the message in A Flying Jatt is loud and clear.

A Flying Jatt starts off with an introduction into the lives of corporate firms and the impact such corporations have on the environment. It also introduces us to a small town on the other side of the river - the river used for pollution by the same corporation. The town is opposed to a bridge being built between the corporation and the town - namely, because it means the cutting down of a tree that holds much significance. Tiger Shroff's character, Aman, is weary of the battle his mom has taken on on behalf of the village. A showdown ensues between Aman and the corporation's hired gun - that showdown results in both Aman and the hired gun gaining some superpowers. Aman's superpowers are pure and positive. The hired gun's superpowers gain momentum from pollution and in the end, it is a battle of purity versus pollution.

Let me start off by saying that, as a Sikh, I appreciate a film which tries its best to be rid of stereotypes. A Flying Jatt is a positive film, and I appreciate that. I also appreciate the effort Remo D'Souza puts into the special effects in the film. For the most part, the film's special effects look realistic and non-cheesy. The story could have been more crisp but I think the film has so much heart, that one cannot really criticize it.

This film is endearing and it has a whole hunk of heart. The message is loud and clear. What a great way to send a message. The songs go with the storyline. The film is bang-on in terms of cinematography. One wishes the chemistry between Jacqueline and Tiger was more natural but I think that came with the space the film was in, There were a few gut-wrenching scenes, especially the ones where the brothers were together. One could not help but cheer on the Flying Jatt. 

Tiger Shroff impresses with each film. His acting prowess is getting stronger. He is perfect for the superhero role. Jacqueline Fernandes is effective. Amrita Singh is a delight to watch. Gaurav Pandey melts my heart. Nathan Jones is terrifying - and I quite like that. Kay Kay Menon is, as always, good. Shraddha Kapoor's cameo appearance leads to some funny moments, which are a delight to watch.

All in all, hats off to Remo D'Souza. Superheroes are risky business - but he is the superhero of this film. Kudos to him for taking this on!

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