Choreographer-director Remo d’Souza describes his venture “F.A.L.T.U” as an autobiographical look at the education system. A lot of what you will see in the film is based on his own experiences.
“A lot of what you’ll see in Jackky Bhagnani’s character is me. I’ve made him do a lot of wild things in ‘F.A.L.T.U’. But not half as wild as some of the things I’ve done in my own younger aimless days,” Remo said.
“I was a mediocre student and my marks used to shame my parents. It took me years to convince them that I wanted to be a choreographer,” he added.
About his film’s theme being similar to the superhit “3 Idiots”, Remo said: “I had already started shooting ‘F.A.L.T.U’ when I got to know about ’3 Idiots’. I immediately rang up Raju Hirani (director of the Aamir Khan blockbuster) to ask.”
“I was ready to scrap my film if it bore any resemblance to ’3 Idiots’. When Raju told me that my film was a different comment on our education system from what he was doing, I breathed a sigh of relief and went ahead with my film,” he added.
Now the choreographer-director will screen the first complete print of “F.A.L.T.U” for Hirani.
“I want his opinion because he’s a terrific guy and a terrific director. And like ’3 Idiots’, my film is also about the loopholes in our education system,” he added.
But his film, unlike Hirani’s, shows students drinking on campus.
“Let’s face it. Kids today want to work hard and play hard. No point in making them do sneaky fun stuff when they can openly do what they like and not feel guilty about it,” Remo opined.