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ANAARKALI OF AARAH - You praised Amitabh teaching the meaning of a woman's NO in the court, now praise Swara doing the same in a differently authentic manner. (Review By Bobby Sing).

PHILLAURI - It's a confusingly conceived Punjabi film made in Hindi, based on an interesting but inspired idea with the only merit being its emotional climax. (Review By Bobby Sing).

TRAPPED - Post an unconvincing start, it fairly keeps you engaged as a praise-worthy off-beat attempt featuring an impressive solo act and some notable merits. (Review By Bobby Sing).

This Friday's One Line Reviews by Bobby Sing for making your weekend movie plans..

KONG SKULL ISLAND (English) - Though lacks an emotional pull and the original charm, it's still an incredibly made entertaining comic-book adventure to be experienced in a well-equipped theater. (Review by Bobby Sing).

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA - A unique case of the makers returning with the same lead pair, a similar title, identical looks and the same old premise of a wedding, mocking at the viewers patience & choice. (Review by Bobby Sing).

LION (English/2016) - An emotionally uplifting film which once again depicts INDIA in a bad light and we know the westerners do have a fascination for such dark representation of our country since decades. (Review by Bobby Sing).

ANUPAMA (1967) - Its touching emotional climax and DDLJ - By Bobby Sing.

COMMANDO 2 - Focusing on suspense instead of action, Vidyut gets no support in this poor and so casually conceived film unfortunately. (Review By Bobby Sing).

LOGAN (English/Hindi) - You will make faces, tighten your fists and do several things going through this brutal, cold blooded must watch thriller for sure. (Review by Bobby Sing).

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Worth a visit indeed for the supporters and lovers of experimental cinema.

MACHINE - Strange they chose such an outdated and awful script for a crucial launch.

AA GAYA HERO - A perfect film to be discussed and enjoyed in the famous FB group 'I Love Trashy Hindi Movies'.

(Short Reviews Coming Soon)

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17 March 2017 / bobbysing /
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Kong Skull IslandTo begin with, there can be no comparison drawn with the epic adventure KING KONG re-introducing the likeable monster in 2005, and the film simply remains a highly recommended class apart, also included in the Movies To See Before You Die list at BTC.

Keeping the fact aside, yes, the present venture lacks that emotional pull and the original charm of KING KONG having a big repeat value, but it still has its own strong merits and is not a complete disappointment as many recent big budget monster/disaster movies were in the last few years.

Mentioning the positives first, KONG SKULL ISLAND is a technically polished, entertaining visual adventure, with an amazing cinematography and a fast-paced, gripping narrative enhanced by a superlative VFX. The action sequences in particular keep you glued to the seats and you do enjoy watching them all along with an energetic background score reliving the kid inside. But most importantly this time we have many more giant creatures living on the island too along with KONG providing you a Jurassic Park kind of adventure bringing in the novelty factor. And then there is Samuel L. Jackson scoring the most, looking straight into the eyes of the monster like the ‘Angry Old Man’ giving you the much required cinematic moments (working as the biggest savior for the film).

Among the downers, strangely there is no character development at all in the entire film and (as mentioned above) the only actor who manages to connect with the viewers is Samuel L. Jackson. Instead of building on the excitement factor, the film straight away reveals the gigantic appearance of KONG and remains more focused on action and action alone missing those expected epic moments as seen in the highly impressive 2005 film.

In short, KONG SKULL ISLAND is a typical commercial sequel conceived by its cautious makers which strictly remains focused on its amazing visuals and action without indulging in any kind of interesting buildups, characterizations or emotions in its story developments.

Thankfully it does work as a visual extravaganza offering an entertaining comic-book kind of adventure to the interested viewers. But I do wish it had more meat in it and a much longer length too proving an equally worthy sequel of a classic film.

Rating : 3 / 5

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This is an unique case indeed, as writer-director Shashank Khaitan debuted with HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA in 2014 (an upgraded version of DDLJ) and now comes up with BADRINATH KI DULHANIA in 2017 as his second film with the same lead pair, similar sounding title, identical feel and the same basic premise of a wedding displaying an amazing kind of over-confidence backed by the same production house unbelievably. And that too when the film is not any official sequel, but a clear attempt to build some kind of brand or franchise with the possible third in the making as another XYZ KI DULHANIA!

No doubt a lot can be concluded from this revealing case about the present state of our Hindi Cinema. But leaving the discussion for another detailed write up, here is a short review of the film, which neither comes up with anything new in terms of content nor treatment, typically made as a safe ‘business product’ serving the greedy multiplexes.

The film begins with all plain ordinary sequences, one average song and an over-energized Varun leading from the front reminding you of ‘a young Govinda’. The well-written entertaining dialogues hold the key in its first half along with the beautiful Alia, and some forced funny sequences keep bringing in the smiles before a (repetitive) twist is revealed just before the ‘Intermission’.

In the second half, the focus suddenly shifts to the girl’s career ambition which was never mentioned in details or specifically talked about in the film’s opening hour. The narration drops pretty fast with the story having no engaging developments or novel turns, but some witty one liners do keep trying to entertain (including an ‘always there’ gay sequence in a KJO production). Besides here we yet again witness a foreign tour looking clichéd to the core having no novelty of any sort leading to over-length and boredom together.

As a positive change, brand promotion is smartly inserted taking the story forward, before it seems like crossing the limits with excessive sequences of Air-hostess training programs towards the end. Having a rich look and feel, surprisingly the film doesn’t have any great soundtrack. The title track takes its basic inspiration from the cult ‘Chalat Musafir’  in TEESRI KASAM and the hook line (Muniya Re Muniya) from its hit remix by the pop-band JOSHILAY without giving all due credits. Strangely where this key song gets played along the end credits, the poor Tamma Tamma remake looks like a clearly forced addition in the last 30 minutes of the film.

The supporting cast mostly works, especially Sahib Vaid as the entertaining friend, but has a miscast too in the important role of the father. Both Varun and Alia play their parts well as the loving couple, but it’s Alia who looks more natural and controlled in comparison to the high-spirited Varun (forcefully) speaking in the regional lingo. In fact right from the language to the social issues incorporated in the script like dowry, working women and their suppressed life post-marriage, everything largely looks like added just for the sake of it without any strong focus or impact except the educated Bhabhi (Shweta Prasad) leaving an impression in her few scenes.

In short, BADRINATH KI DULHANIA offers nothing new and can only be seen if you don’t mind watching the same stuff again and again served in a marginally entertaining way (with a better first half) largely depending upon the charm and fan following of its young stars.

So if that is all you are looking for in your weekly movie outing, then this might work for you, but since I was personally expecting at least some novel and fresh treatment if not a new storyline, this repetitive DULHANIA didn’t work for me to be honest.

Rating : 2 / 5

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