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January 31, 2015 Saturday     
This Friday's One Line Reviews for making your weekend plans.
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EH JANAM TUMHARE LEKHE (Punjabi)
- Watch it as a must to honour the lesser known blessed soul BHAGAT PURAN SINGH and the underrated powerhouse of talent PAWAN MALHOTRA.
RAHASYA - Do watch it if you love 'Who Dun It' suspense movies or novels and dont reveal the secret as a responsible movie goer.
KHAMOSHIYAN - Another routine, vague attempt to fool the lovers of horror genre.
HAWAIZAADA - A tiring, comical execution stressing more on frames, songs & romance ruins the actual seriousness of the subject and its earnest performances.
Detailed Reviews Coming soon.
Have a great weekend!
HIS BLESSINGS
Tags : Fridays One Line Reviews for making your weekend plans by Bobby sing at bobbytalkscinema.com
 
 
30 January 2015 / bobbysing /
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Gulzar SaabIt was the last quarter of 1996 and the first night show of MAACHIS at Liberty cinema, the still operational single screen theatre in the famous Karol Bagh region in New Delhi. This particular Friday was one of the most awaited ones especially by the Sikh community since many months, as everyone was more than eager to see how Gulzar has depicted the sad state of Punjab and its people in the film with reference to the infamous terrorism, the invisible sufferings and exploitation of the youth ruining numerous families of Punjab in the ugly decade of 80s and early 90s.
The Punjabi community had many hopes from the film mainly because MAACHIS was directed by Gulzar, who with a Sikh background was expected to understand the core issue much better than any other director of Mumbai as a logical deduction. Thankfully the expectations were largely fulfilled for a major part of the audience all over making a solid impact and the hit song “Chappa Chappa Charkha Chaley” played a key role in it unarguably. The track was widely being used for Bhangra performances in colleges, schools or private functions and mind you it was still not the time of DJs coming for every small family party or get-together without an exception.
The song was one of our favourites too and by ‘our’ I mean my group of friends who used to meet every Friday night for the new Hindi film released unconditionally (whatever it takes to be there at the theatre, at any cost). And therefore that night too we were all sitting in the back rows of Liberty cinema, excited enough to watch the film with no information about what was in store for us next offering a surprisingly pleasant gift to be cherished for long.
A few advertisements were running on the screen as usual before the film when suddenly the lights came on again and there was a strange unrest in the hall with whispers all over. After a few moments, the person in our next row said,
“Koi Aa Raha Hai Kya?”
And then the other said, “Hero Kaun Hai Film Mein………Main To Pehchaanta Bhi Nahin!”
To this the first man replied, “Hero To Gulzar Hi Hai, Wohi To Nahin Hai Kahin!”
I was excitingly hearing their conversation and was feeling the goose bumps too with the name of Gulzar coming up in their talks. Was he really coming and am I going to see him in person tonight all of a sudden? The thoughts were fast running in my mind looking at the doors in the front when few people started rushing in hurriedly. And in the group behind were two young boys dressed stylishly (Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Shergill as I can remember) along with a person in complete white attire who had to be the man I was looking for. As they all stepped on to the small stage in front of the screen, there was a huge roar of applause and I got the first glimpse of the maestro waving towards the crowd and then standing with folded hands on the stage till the compere asked the people to settle down.
Making many repeated requests the compere was unable to control the crowd and in no time big shouts of ‘Bole So Nihaal, Sat Sri Akal’ were all over the theater since almost 70% of the audience were Punjabis and students of Khalsa College situated quite close to the theatre. With the young ones not interested in calming down, the organizers decided to make it short and gave a quick introduction of the stars and then Gulzar Saab, asking him to say a few words. As the mike was passed to him he started addressing the people calmly and in no time I found myself rushing towards the front pushing everyone coming in the way quite rudely. Few of my friends accompanied me and in just a few seconds we were standing right behind the crowd gathered around the director and his cast willing to shake hands with them as their true fans (there were no mobiles at that time to click pictures......making it more beautiful & real).
Noticing the crowd becoming restless inching ahead slowly, the compere asked the cast members and Gulzar Saab to move out and they once again waved to the audience before stepping down. During these few minutes, I didn’t even notice what was being said on the stage as I was only interested in being close to the master once and touch his feet too if possible. With the same intention as they all came off the stairs, I just bent down stretching my hand from within the people standing ahead of me and somehow managed to reach Gulzar’s Saab’s feet feeling the magic touch. The maestro probably realized someone has touched his feet and was willing to see the face for showering his blessings too. But by the time I managed to come up again to make an eye-contact, he had already moved ahead and just turned away not having found the face who touched his feet from within that crazy crowd as a passionate, loving fan. And watching him move out of the door, I found myself standing still like a stone with a big wish fulfilled all of a sudden without even making an eye contact with my beloved magician of words – Gulzar Saab.
Cut to, today after so many years gone by, I decided to share the personal experience here with all friends of BTC because of a loving inspiration coming from Sh. Pavan Jha and I truly hope this honest expression of mine somehow reaches the maestro too as another respectful, pyar bhara Charan-Sparsh after a gap of two long decades since 1996.
HIS BLESSINGS
Tags : Gulzar The Magician of Words, When I touched the maestros feet, Those cherished cinematic moments By Bobby Sing, Nostalgia, Nostalgic Hindi Cinema of the 90s, Liberty Cinema Karol Bagh, Maachis, Gulzars film on Punjab Terrorism, Chappa Chappa Charkha Chaley, Articles on cinema, Articles on Music, Poetry and Life, Vinage Films and Articles.
 
 
27 January 2015 / bobbysing /
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Clearing the confusion over its inspired status first, yes the early half of the film (or the initial 20 minutes) are exactly similar to the Punjabi film RONDE SAARE VYAH PICHHON aka RSVP released in 2013. But since both the writers deny seeing each other’s films and claim to have taken the idea from few real life instances featured in the daily newspapers, hence we are forced to consider this as possibly a rarest of rare exception of two unrelated minds writing and visualising exactly similar sequences in their individual films released at a gap of more than one year.
Next keeping in mind its fairly novel plot of a ‘Looteri Dulhan’ and a whole con-family involved it the cunning business, DOLLY KI DOLI does have an interesting premise to offer. But after making a fine, enjoyable beginning, what the writer and director do with the film post intermission (different from RSVP) is really sad and awful, completely ruining its winning potential altogether. For instance it straight away begins with an abrupt scene introducing the lead pair chatting casually followed by an item song by the producer (Malaika) herself and then displays several big loopholes in the con games being played by the ‘Looteri family’ with two young boys. Still few enjoyable performances, funny local lingo and double meaning dialogues thankfully steal the limelight and one doesn’t really care about the flaws in its initial 45-50 minutes to be honest.
However post intermission, the 100 minute film goes entirely off-track and starts moving in various weird directions involving betrayals, silly love angles, revenge and more. The writers come with such weird and forced ideas like the family fleeing fearing a police raid, but forgetting to take along their old age (fake) Dadi…….and then remembering about her while sitting in the train. Moreover here we have a young energetic inspector who is unable to find the con-girl but the other victim boy can find her so easily, reaching her new home too without any problem as such. Plus, I really couldn’t understand what help did the film get from a lackluster cameo of Saif Ali Khan doing nothing.
In other words, in its second hour DOLLY KI DOLI simply fails to encash on its fresh con-plot leading towards an illogical climax and only three people give you something to enjoy in its short duration namely, Rajkummar Rao (with his excellent Haryanvi accent), Varun Sharma (reminding you of his ‘Choocha’ act in FUKREY) and Archna Puran Singh (as a loud Punjabi mother looking for a better girl for her boy). Strangely Sonam Kapoor is simply there in the lead role just to smile or look good and both Pulkit Samrat and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub are not able to deliver the expected due to their badly written roles. Brijendar Kala, Rajesh Sharma and Ishtiaq are entertaining in their small cameos, whereas debutant director Abhishek Dogra really could have delivered a much better enjoyable con-comedy with such a cast ensemble. The cinematography and background score remain average and so does its soundtrack having all mediocre unimpressive tracks (except “Mera Naina”) with sick lyrics such as “Aaj Phatte Tak Nachhna” (now I really don’t know what it means!) and “Launda Jawaan Banega Yahan Mere Passion Mein”…….great indeed!
To conclude, as the film ends another song starts playing along the end-credits with the words,‘Baba Ji Ka Thullu’. And one truly feels like having shown the signature sign while walking out of the theatre. In short, one might enjoy it partially while watching it (free of cost) during a channel telecast but sparing your precious time and money on a multiplex ticket is certainly not recommended.
Rating : 1.5 / 5
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25 January 2015 / bobbysing /
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