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August 20, 2014 Wednesday     
The first thought I had after watching SINGHAM RETURNS was, that is this really a Rohit Shetty film? The hit-machine’s latest project with no spirited highs, no great entertaining moments, no jaw dropping action and all repeated seen before stuff served uninterestingly? Or to put it in different words, a product unlike Shetty, which was supposed to be a power packed entertaining explosion but sadly keeps dropping constantly till the end with no exceptional climax which was actually the USP of its first part.
In short I found only three positive points in SINGHAM RETURNS. One the repetitive yet spirited performance of Ajay Devgun, second (thankfully) only two mediocre songs in the narrative and most importantly one particular sequence guiding the viewers about how a lady can only be arrested by the lady police officers alone as per the strict law.
But apart from that, frankly I found nothing to be discussed in details as there is no novelty in the story progression at all and other than Ajay Devgun (and to some extent Mahesh Manjrekar & Anupam Kher) not even a single actor comes up with a worth mentioning act to be straight. In fact the two villains Amol Gupte and Zakir Hussain never seem to be any kind of powerful opponents as compared to Prakash Raj witnessed in the earlier part and no-one else in the supporting cast gets the attention of its writers too. Kareena remains the usual glamour doll in all forced in sequences falling flat and their love doesn’t even seem to be a part of the film throughout.
Hence this time Rohit is not well equipped with many enjoyable peaks in his script and the film keeps moving at the same level with no major twists & turns (with an excessive use of Marathi) shattering all reputation built by the director’s earlier blockbusters. The action isn’t any step ahead than his previous works and neither are the dialogues which formed the backbone of SINGHAM as everyone strongly remembers. Moreover both the cinematography and background score continuously give you an impression of ‘Deja Vu’ with nothing fresh or path breaking. So the part two is not able to surpass its prequel by any standards (including the scale) and putting it rightly this can easily be stated as a step backward, both in terms of execution as well as entertainment offered to its viewers.
However with SINGHAM RETURNS, Rohit strangely tries to walk on the path of Madhur Bhandarkar in a different way by mocking few known personalities like Smriti Irani, Barkha Dutt, Asaram Bapu, a major political party and its leaders. The basic plotline reminded me of Chiranjeevi’s PRATIBANDH released in 1990 and the climax made me recall Rupa’s undergarments advertisement hilariously. The famous Daya from the never ending serial CID continues breaking the doors in the film too and it sounded quite weird to hear a devotional kind of song calling for the Almighty’s help (at the Dargah) made purely like a love ballad with all slow western beats instead of a traditional Indianised rhythm.
With a more than 140 mintues of duration, the film becomes all predictable and boring towards the end. Because of which as the Honey Singh song’s started playing along with the credits, I was also whispering the same words in desperation saying Aata Majhi Satakli……….in literal sense!

So ending with a request to the reputed film-makers, the trend of sequel is acceptable only if the Part Twos and Threes have something novel, better and substantial to give to the viewers expecting a lot. Therefore please make any sequel only when you have got some newness to add to the hit concept, otherwise let it be.
Rating : 1.5 / 5
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15 August 2014 / bobbysing /
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EntertainmentReading many poor reviews of ENTERTAINMENT, a film about man’s four legged best friend and not about any STAR in particular, I was quite shocked and sad too. Because these reviews were judging a film wrongly with their respectable, intelligent minds just like any other big budget film made for the adults as per the routine.
Whereas ENTERTAINMENT is a film made for the kid in you and the young kids, but not for any so called adult more concerned about the monetary and many other irrelevant things of life.
Moreover these negative reviews are making two sins precisely:
1. Firstly they are discouraging couples to watch the film taking their kids along and thus depriving the kids from a film made for them alone.
2. Secondly and more importantly these reviews are disapproving a film made on a four legged friend which in reality is a quite precious & rare project in today's complex scenario wherein there are so many censor issues and animal rights organisation’s restrictions to work with, regarding the use of animals in films.
So if the kids are not watching this film today, then they are not going to find any more projects based on a Dog or any animals in the near future as the makers are not going to attempt the same looking at the difficulties involved and the less appreciation showered upon.
NOW thinking the same, feeling concerned for the kids around, I planned a social experiment in my locality with three young couples and their kids in the age group of 5-12. So there were 6 adults and 5 kids in total in my social test planned, to whom I gave evening show tickets of ENTERTAINMENT, conveying that this is all a part of my website promotional strategy. In which they don’t have to pay me back if they find the movie completely crap or a total waste of time as being projected in some major reviews. But are free to pay me back any amount, equal or lesser than the actual expense, as per the rating they give to the movie (asking their kids too), ranging from enjoyable, good, average or just ok, according to their personal choices.
Thankfully they all agreed and went to the movies together like a celebration in the festival evening before the RAKHI holiday and I waited for them all to return back eagerly. At about 9.45 pm my doorbell rang and I excitedly opened it almost running, meeting all the five kids standing in a smiling mood with one of the chosen couples.
I invited them to come in, to which they politely said No and the kids simply handed over an envelope with two big red roses saying,
“Thank You Uncle for ENTERTAINMENT……..We really loved him”
“Yes, Thanks a lot as we certainly wouldn’t have gone reading those poor reviews and the kids would not have enjoyed so much in the evening together"
the young mother said.
And the smallest kid among them also added,
“And my Daddy will bring me one small Entertainment next month………he has promised”.
Feeling overwhelmed with the kids responding in such a loving way I was simply left with no words but a lump in the throat. And seeing me silently smiling they all quickly went back saying good bye loudly in their own adorable voices.
Moving inside, I just smelled the two roses and opened the envelope given.
It had the complete amount of all the tickets gifted with a big Thank You written on it in a kid’s handwriting.
And I don’t think anything else needs to be written post this pleasant result of my social experiment with ENTERTAINMENT. So everyone reading, is free to make their decisions after knowing it all.
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09 August 2014 / bobbysing /
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In all possibilities this is going to be a review which might not find many takers basically due to the new-age lifestyle we are now used to live in, keeping the heart at the last and many other things before that, ………..unfortunately.
Plus it might not be a great review for the viewers who are now habitual of watching a movie taking it as an X, Y, Z Star’s film above than anything else, with an already prepared mindset irrespective of its content matter or presentation.
Also many might think that I liked the movie more being a silly emotional man, willing to laugh & cry whole heartedly simply forgetting any kind of logic, social status or the growing age factor proving my passionate madness.
So accepting the criticism well in advance I would like to begin that though the film doesn’t feature the animal friend as intensely as they did it in HAATHI MERE SAATHI (1971), TERI MEHARBANIYA (1985), MAA (1976/1992) or most importantly in HACHI (2009 – It will be a SIN to miss it). Still ENTERTAINMENT does offer few brilliantly shot emotional moments making you feel the value of this four legged best friend in your personal life, which many would readily agree to.
Hence first of all it rightly deserves some brownie points both for its 10 minutes before the intermission as well as the climax giving you that emotional high as expected from a film talking about our animal friends. Particularly its well shot, pre interval ‘under water’ sequence deserves a special mention here which straight away reminded me of a similar one (not with the water) earlier seen in the Spanish masterpiece AMORES PERROS (2000). And honestly that was one of those scary, disturbing sequences I had ever seen, which didn’t let me sleep well for a few days and kept haunting me repeatedly.
Secondly other than the adorable dog, what really works in the film is its dialogue writing, which has enough comic punches to keep you in splits both in the first and second half consistently. Specifically the ones written for Krishna alone, incorporating the names of all famous film personalities in an innovative hilarious style, which frankly plays the major trick for the film most of the times.
Thirdly the songs are not thrown every 10 minutes just like that and you don’t mind watching the few with all that positive energy moving. Moreover ‘Johny Johny’ and ‘Veerey Di Wedding’ surely have that catchy compositions & beats required to play in the party sessions loudly. Plus the DOP captures it all beautifully and the background score doesn’t overlap the sequences as mostly seen in such comic films.
Now apart from the above, yes there is much absurd slapstick comedy in the film too which always has many distinctive reactions coming from the viewers. But thankfully this time the absurdity isn’t completely flat and remains enjoyable at regular intervals basically due to the few leading good performances by the cast and their dialogues.
In the flipside, the second half of the film drops majorly as the villain track doesn’t work at all with an all forced in and clichéd plot having nothing much to offer. The two shady characters and their avoidable melodrama poses as a big negative for the film which luckily gets saved by the clever and witty dialogues keeping the spirit up as required. But adding to the minuses, I really wish there were more inspiring, energetic sequences featuring the wonderful Golden Retriever named Junior, wherein the viewer could feel the urge to clap spiritedly calling him the Hero. 
Rating the individual acts, Akshay Kumar once again proves that he still has got much comedy left in his funny acts & incomparable timing as seen before. But what actually makes his performance look so bright are two superb supporting acts from Johny Lever and Krishna. In fact I enjoyed watching Johny Bhai after a long time and truly feel that the actor deserves much more than he is offered by the industry people. Krishna in reality becomes the lifeline of ENERTAINMENT in the first half and its indeed a treat to watch him together with Akshay & Johny saying those skillfully written one-liners naming many key actors. As the leading lady Tamanna certainly does much better than her previous films and Mithun Da is fine as her father. In the supporting act, Dalip Tahil, Darshan Jariwala and Vrajesh Hirjee are just okay, whereas Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade and Remo D’Souza entertain well in their respective cameos right in the beginning. Sadly Prakash Raj or Sonu Sood fail to make any kind of impact on the viewer with nothing exceptional and the wonderful JUNIOR lovingly proves to be the real hero of ENTERTAINMENT in the finale song sequence.
Talking about the highly criticized illogical and silly plot of a dog becoming the owner of 3000 crores as per the will of an Indian millionaire living abroad, I would like to add (addressing many reputed reviewers here) that it seems to be the same ages old inferiority complex surfacing again somehow. Because if in a Hollywood film a cat can become the legal heir of a rich man and animals can talk with their doctor too without caring about any so called logic. Then why our Hindi films are laughed upon when they try to incorporate the same things with their hearts fitted in the right place.
Anyway leaving them all alone to think upon the question, I would like to admit that before going for ENTERTAINMENT I was really expecting something similar to a Sajid Khan movie reading the names of debut directors Sajid-Farhad in the credits, who earlier were associated with Rohit Shetty in many of his famous films. But the director duo really surprised me, especially with their enjoyable writing and fine handling of a risky subject, without falling down to anything vulgar or objectionable. The duo mostly keeps the humour all clean and entertaining throughout, which is sure going to be a major merit for the project keeping in mind its family audiences.
Yet I would like to end with a clear conclusion that ENTERTAINMENT is certainly going to appeal more to the kids and the viewers who have experienced a life of several years lived with their beloved pets. And it might not be liked by many who don’t like animals and cannot enter the house with the pets roaming around freely.
Hence, though I would love to see every individual watching the film, getting inspired to have a dog in his or her home, giving it a good, respected life with all that deserving love and care. Still I will have to accept the fact that the film is probably not going to please the ones,
who haven’t had a pet living along with them for many years,
haven’t spent time with them day and night,
haven’t talked to them when alone sharing many hidden secrets,
haven’t cried in front of them calling them with open arms,
haven’t given them the food first before everyone waiting on the dining table,
haven’t celebrated their birthdays exactly like any other being around,
haven’t seen them losing it all in their conclusive years and
haven’t lived that final day when those two loving eyes say goodbye to every single member of the house with an equal affection and blessings forever…….!
Now in case the above few lines did move you a bit emotionally, then just leave your thinking brains at home but take your hearts along and watch ENTERTAINMENT, HACHI and HAATHI MERE SAATHI too with all your young ones in the family in order to make them a better human being in the future with HIS BLESSINGS.
Leaving you with an inspiring personal quote,
“The moment I came to know what it means to be with a three letter word DOG, I actually also understood why the word in reverse becomes GOD” – Bobby Sing
Rating : 3 / 5
(with an additional 0.5 for having the courage to make a film with DOG as the hero in this questionable present scenario, when its really difficult to cast animals in a project with all the restrictions laid upon by the Censor Boards and other organizations. Moreover its certainly not easy to make them act as you wish to.)
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