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May 30, 2015 Saturday     
For friends who might be considering the film to be based on a novel idea revolving around two friends unknowingly getting into Pakistan territory facing the terrorists groups, the subject was recently seen in the award winning movie FILMISTAN (2014) too, that unfortunately couldn’t reach a wider audience missing any ‘star-value’. And exploiting the same plot in a much wackier manner defying every kind of logic right from its first sequence itself, WELCOME 2 KARACHI turns out to be a pretty ordinary project in comparison that ironically had a more entertaining 3 minute trailer than the entire 2 hour film to be straight.
Directed by Ashish R Mohan (post KHILADI 786), it begins with a lazy instrumental track used in the titles and then goes on offering all over the top, crazy or annoying insertions that desperately try to entertain the viewers without any major success. For instance, you get everything thrown in from a 3 IDIOTS inspired child birth, dumb looking terrorists groups and a good looking Intelligence agent to a weird change of identities of two Indians as Pakistani officers, introducing their extended families by news channels and then sending them back to India again with their fresh Indian Passports and disguised looks adding to the senseless confusion (Now who actually wrote that?).
But above all there is one particular sequence staged around the Indian Consulate in Pakistan showcasing a sudden, mindless cross firing from every country’s consulate on that road (including China, USA, Israel and many more) which simply makes you wonder that what exactly the makers wished to portray here in the name of political satire or comedy?
The film's basic storyline moves with no specific direction and just keeps wandering into various sub-plots offering only a few interesting moments in its climax as the saving grace. The cinematography doesn’t give you anything extraordinary to mention but the VFX are pretty amateurish right from the first sequence of a ship drowning in a sea-storm. Background score tries hard to generate some forced laughter whereas the soundtrack doesn’t come up with even a single impressive track despite the presence of a terrific dancer Lauren (in an item number).
As a performer with superb comic timing, Arshad Warsi mostly (tries to) steals the show but Jackie comes up with a few witty one liners too at regular intervals making his presence felt. Yet their act together cannot be termed as something highly entertaining due to the lackluster script and its meaningless progression written vaguely. Lauren Gottlieb is simply there because of her eye-catching looks and dancing ability. Plus the supporting cast fails to make any significant impact on the viewer, particularly the actors portraying the roles of American officers dragging the film to the levels of a poor B-grade venture.
In all, apart from few entertaining dialogues and a somewhat engaging culmination, the film has nothing much to offer in terms of either comedy or satire. But then it also depends upon ‘what exactly you consider to be too stupid or funny’ as per your personal choice. Besides, friends who have already seen FILMISTAN are going to find some exactly similar sequences too as the one focusing on Cricket match between India and Pakistan.
Moreover I really doubt how sportingly the film would be taken by our Pakistani friends watching such silly depiction of their people, the city and the authorities in its various scenes.
Rating : 1.5 / 5
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29 May 2015 / bobbysing /
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Mad Max - Fury Road

Few rare films are simply not interested in impressing everyone unanimously since they neither have any interesting storyline nor any intense show of loving relationship between its key characters. These are the films specifically targeting the viewers who love watching high paced actions sequences coming one after another in an unstoppable mode making you feel the adrenalin rush providing many electrifying entertaining moments in those two hours. And further can also be compared to an unbelievable roller coaster ride that refuses to stop once it starts pressing the accelerator with a promise to make you scream and yell like hell.
So if you are one amongst those who are eager enough to witness this astonishing show of exceptional (or rather impossible) kind of stunts, extremely difficult yet superlative cinematography and breath-taking execution on screen by hundreds of performers together in the location of a hot desert, then just buy a ticket and fasten your seatbelts to have one of the best action-oriented, cinematic rides you might have enjoyed so far.
Coming after a few decades of its original Mad Max trilogy, this latest venture surpasses them all with many unreal firsts showcasing an incredible quality-chaos featuring brilliant performances (superbly led by Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron), long car chases, amazing bikers, giant trucks, big explosions and jaw-dropping mad action that forcibly gives you the thought that “How the hell they could do all this and then capture it on camera too so brilliantly?”
Made on an admittedly weak plot of a group of girls being rescued, the film also focuses on the strong women power displayed by its female protagonist. But what actually lifts the movie beautifully along with its action are its meaningful, life teaching one liners included in its short but powerful dialogues. For instance,
"What are you doing?"
"To who?"
"Anyone who's listening!!!!"
"You know......HOPE is a ...... Mistake."
"If you cannot fix what's broken, you will go insane"
Moreover the skillfully composed background score successfully brings you on to the edge of your seats, especially with the ‘already famous’ rock-star on the truck playing his explosive guitar along with the people hitting the huge drums at the back. Plus this is one of those few movies that remain bright throughout (due to the chosen locations) and never becomes a pain watching in 3D due to its fascinating sequences both shot & performed extremely well.
Having said that MAD MAX: Fury Road also might not be the film for the ones not much interested in such pulsating action or a loud, brutal fight for survival shot unbelievably with its own limitations of concept and storyline. But if you really wish to experience many highly charged, thrilling moments in the theatre like never before then do opt for the film, especially on the bigger screen to respect & honour the amazingly mind-boggling achievement made by its entire team.
In short, it can also be referred as one of those remarkably conceived, eye-opener films that actually make you realize the huge amount of backstage preparations, hard-work, time, energy and resources required to shoot such a challenging film on location. So do watch it at a must to take your own lessons of film-making from the masters on work both on and off the screen so majestically.
Rating : 3.5 + 0.5 / 5 (With the additional 0.5 for the entire, exceptionally talented performers and technical crew behind this epic creation)
Tags : Mad Max Fury Road Review by Bobby Sing, Mad Max Worth Watching Action Movies, English Film Reviews by Bobby Sing, New Hollywood Movie Reviews by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Must Watch Action Movies in 3D.
28 May 2015 / bobbysing /
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A recently released English horror movie is normally expected to introduce some fresh element into the genre with the help of advanced technology capable of contributing a lot. But surprisingly as POLTERGEIST, we get to see a quiet unconvincing and underperforming remake of the 1982 original film with the same title that was also co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg.
Probably POLTERGEIST was remade since the older version is still very popular among the lovers of horror films in particular. However sadly it does no justice to its reputed legacy and turns out to be nothing more than a pointless remake bringing back the old memories without scaring you in any way in its 90 minutes of duration (shorter than the original). Moreover in these past decades, so many films have already exploited this clichéd idea of a family moving into a new house to meet some invisible power, that one doesn’t feel any kind of excitement watching it once again without any fresh elements added into the old script (except the Drone!).
Hence even though it follows the same (once) interesting sequences as it is, the excitement goes missing due to the repetitive or stale execution. And that remains applicable to both the section of viewers, one who have earlier seen the original long time back and the others who haven’t or know nothing about the famous movie and its other different sequels released in the past decades. In fact the viewers already familiar with the 1982 version might feel more disappointed watching the remake due to its poor show of emotions and unimpressive interactions between the key characters (despite their kid girl being abducted by the evil spirits) making no impact whatsoever on the end user.
For friends, who simply wish to know about the scary quotient of the film, there is nothing much to write about since it truly lacks the much expected shock value or intensity normally seen in such horror based movies. As a result, the new age POLTERGEIST simply fails to impress the audience with an outdated presentation offering nothing new and one might feel more entertained re-watching a hit Ramsay movie instead to give you a clear idea.
Interestingly the basic plot of the film, revealing the existence of an old cemetery on the same plot used by the builders, also reminds you of a Ramsay brother’s film titled HOTEL revolving around a similar theme released in1985.
Rating : 1.5 / 5
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27 May 2015 / bobbysing /
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