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March 31, 2015 Tuesday     

Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai

As the detailed review will be coming next week (due to my travel commitments), would like to share a brief intro about this small, lesser known film recommended for the friends who are into off-beat realistic movies featuring some brilliant sequences and a worth applauding experimental music with meaningful lyrics.
However it’s a multilingual project with dialogues in English, Hindi and Bengali along with too many muted words (thanks to our censors). The story revolves around few young characters and the unforeseen circumstances they get to face in a span of few days interlinking each other. The film is not a great venture as a whole but has it outstanding moments both before the intermission and towards the end turning it into something worth giving a chance supporting the progressive cinema.
(More coming soon so stay tuned)
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28 March 2015 / bobbysing /
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BARKHAA, the debut film of director Shadaab Mirza featuring a lesser known cast is another of those wrongly promoted films focusing on sex alone. The film’s posters and publicity campaign deliberately tried to project it like an erotica whereas it doesn’t even have a single good sensual scene to serve the same.
Revolving around the life of a ‘bar dancer’ (supposedly inspired from real life events), BARKHAA shows the sign of an amateur attempt right from it first scene itself, where in a book launch event scene, the book being read is in Hindi but its visible cover design is mainly in English. The same flawed vision continues throughout the film as the writer-director fails to define the continuity between the past and present sequences with any logical clarity and wastes a good 35-40 minutes in the beginning just to establish the romance factor without revealing anything about its main story-plot. So in the first hour, you just have a film with a decent social subject, few songs much better than many big duds and a devotional qawwali used beautifully in a sequence just before the interval.
In the second half, though the good twists and turns in the storyline keep the interest alive, it’s the execution that doesn’t let the film excel in any department and the director tackles everything too casually without caring much about the links or the required reasoning. Few of the experienced performers try their best to lift up the film in their allotted scenes (like in the bar-raid sequence followed by the confrontation within the police station) but the questionable script progression lets them down repeatedly ruining their visible efforts.
Playing the lead as Barkhaa, Sara Loren enacts the tough role too simply without any wide range of expressions that actually breaks the backbone of the film’s emotional storyline. Taaha Shah tries hard but doesn’t get anything great to display in his badly written (lead) role, plus its really amazing to see how the director uses the dependable Priyanshu Chatterjee in such a careless manner as the hero’s guilty elder brother. Puneet Issar keeps doing his routine father-act as usual, but the two talented actors who make a few scenes worth watching are Ashiesh Roy (as the Bar owner) and Shweta Pandit as Barkhaa’s close friend who truly cares for her. In fact Shweta easily leads many key scenes looking even more beautiful than Sara and Ashiesh easily wins your heart as an emotionally concerned employer.
With a strictly average editing and background score BARKHAA gets a good support from its cinematography and music department having a few fine songs as compared to the poor soundtrack of many famous biggies. Particular the way a devotional track “Man Kunto Maula” has been used in the film surely deserves a special mention here among the rest. In short, despite being based on the life of a Bar Girl (who are not essentially Sex workers), BARKHAA has been wrongly promoted as an erotic film misguiding the viewers and has a fresh interesting plot that could have been dealt with much more maturity and emotional depth.
Interestingly the film made me recall a similar real life incident shown in one the Crime based TV serials a few months back that looked like a great potential plot for an engaging feature film. And here we have BARKHAA made on the same but not with the required polished execution unfortunately.
Rating : 1.5 + 0.5 / 5 (with the additional 0.5 just for the way it uses the track “Man Kunto Maula” both before the interval and in the climax.)
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27 March 2015 / bobbysing /
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There was a time when a film called KHOSLA KA GHOSLA was struggling to get a decent theatrical release reaching the ultimate audience. And now is the time when the same ‘once unknown film’ is being followed by numerous ‘average to poor’ clones trying to somehow repeat the success story, redefining the power in the concept of Destiny.
Joining the same crew DILLIWALI ZAALIM GIRLFRIEND is another misdirected film made on the similar pattern of KKG wherein the ‘plot of land’ is replaced by ‘a car’ and the key character of “Khurana i.e. Boman Irani” is replaced by Jackie Shroff playing a Punjabi businessman quite amateurishly. In fact the weakest link of the film remains Shroff, a complete misfit for the character right from the word Go.
Beginning with a short medley having the credits, the first thing that starts annoying you in DZG (within the opening 5 minutes only) is its loud background score heavily relying on the Punjabi beats having no relation to the proceedings whatsoever. The forcibly used Delhi lingo, the easily predictable routine plot and the poor show by the bank lady (in the initial sequences) straight away reveals the mediocre content coming next. But the film surprisingly falls to much lower levels featuring the songs being there exactly when they were least required creating a hilarious situation, like the sad one thrown in right after the scene where the hero loses his brand new car and doesn’t know what to do. Moreover it becomes even worse when you notice the ‘lip-sync’ completely out in the most famous track of the film composed and performed by Yo Yo Honey Singh (with Alfaz).
Post intermission director Japinder Kaur desperately tries to impress the viewers with more vague insertions like the sequence shot at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi and offers only one or two entertaining sequences in the final hour (that too not featuring anyone from the lead cast). The story dealing with a con and sting operations planned against Jackie Shroff is written so boringly (read childishly) that you feel like leaving the theater much before the film is officially over. Nevertheless the three otherwise good actors namely Divyendu Sharma, Pradhuman Singh and Ira Dubey keep trying hard to somehow save the film with their visible efforts (made in vain) but the terribly bad Jackie Shroff never allows them to do so in the entire two hours pathetically.
As per the new guidelines, Censor once again mutes all the cuss words used in the dialogues, that doesn’t seem to be an unjustified act this time, since the writers have simply inserted those words to create a silly-funny impact that falls flat pretty badly. However it was quite weird to see a black patch pasted on the hands of characters showing their middle figure raising a valid question that what’s possibly coming next from the Censor board in the name of moral policing.
In all, despite having some catchy party tracks in its multi-composer soundtrack that possibly were responsible of bringing in the young crowd in its first show itself, DILLIWALI ZAALIM GIRLFRIEND is not worth your valuable time and money, even in a free play on the cable to say it all.
Rating : 1 / 5 (Just for few noticeable party tracks in its soundtrack)
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