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A film which simply transformed the way Horror movies were conceived remains one of the most influential works done in this particular genre in the recent times. A film, which forced every movie lover to take the Horror genre more seriously as a craft to be enjoyed and admired. With never seen before kind of stylish shots and an intelligent interpretation of a dark secret, this surely can be rated as one of the best Horror movies made all over the world till date.

Though the English version titled THE RING may have become more famous among the movie lovers due to its universal appeal. But the truth is that its original source which happens to be a Japanese movie called RINGU (released in 1998), has its own merits and strong points which has often lead to a decent comparison between the two among the movie critiques. However even the Japanese Original is reportedly based on a novel “Ringu” written by Koji Suzuki which was published in 1991.
Revolving around the story of a cursed video tape, which results in mysterious deaths of all the people who watch it, the movie is a must watch for all, as it open new undisclosed windows of horror in front of the viewer in a mesmerizing style. If you still haven’t watched it and opt for it now then you would surprisingly find most of its scary scenes as already seen before in several films. And that’s because THE RING series (also continued as THE RING TWO) has been an inspiration for almost every horror film director since its first release in 1998. In other words, the movie has unarguably achieved a cult status in the world of cinema in the last decade and therefore becomes an essential watch for every movie freak without any exception.
Directed By Hideo Nakata (Japanese) & Gore Verbinski (English)
Tags : The Ring Series, Ringu, Best Horror Movies, Movies to See Before You Die, Must Watch Movies List by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Must See Movies List by Bobby Sing, Not To Be Missed Movies, Great Horror Flicks
30 September 2010 / bobbysing /
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A masterpiece which established the brand name of M. Night Shyamalan in the world of suspense, mystery and horror films was the most talked about film in the year of its release. Nominated in six different categories at the OSCARS, “The Sixth Sense” remains one of those rare examples of cinematic achievements where the viewer is taken for a ride in the whole film and then gifted with a big unexpected shock towards the climax which leaves him awestruck with surprise.

Dealing with spirits roaming around the house of an innocent kid (who can see the dead) and his friendly relationship with a psychologist, it’s based on a fascinating storyline having some exceptional twists and turns to tease the viewer. In fact as the movie ends, its outstanding climax makes such a powerful impact on the viewer that one wishes to watch it once again (more attentively) only to see that how he couldn’t guess what was actually happening in the movie in front of his own eyes and still he couldn’t make it.
A rare mixture of thriller, suspense and horror genres, “The Sixth Sense” rates high in the list of MOST APPRECIATED MOVIES by all the famous critiques all over the world. Therefore even if you are not a fan of horror films, still it is highly recommended to watch this impressive classic only to experience that how an intelligent and thoughtful treatment of a visionary director can deceive the viewer for almost two hours of its duration.
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Starring : Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment
Tags : The Sixth Sense, Not To Be Missed Movies List By Bobby Sing at www.bobbytalkscinema.com, Muset See Movies, World Best Movies, 100 Best Movies in World Cinema, 100 Best Movies Ever Made, OSCAR Nominated Movies, Manoj Night Shyamalan, M. Night Shyamalan, Best Horror Movies, Suspense Horror Genre, Bruce Willis Horror Movie.
29 September 2010 / bobbysing /
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Considered as the “Grand-daddy of all the Heist Thrillers”, RIFIFI is said to be the inspiration behind every famous heist movie made after 1955 for a long time. Reported to have influenced famous works of directors ranging from Stanley Kubrick (The Killing) to Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs), the movie is a sheer treat for all the heist movie lovers living in any part of the globe.

Frankly speaking in its initial half an hour, you might not get impressed. But once the actual robbery sequence starts, its detailed execution in the dark drags you in right away and never lets you take your eyes off the screen. Along with its brilliant direction, great performances and an entertaining climax, the film has one such UNIQUE point in its favour which till date has never been repeated by any director in his film on a similar theme.
The USP is that out of its nearly two hours of duration, RIFIFI has an approximate 30 minutes sequence happening on the screen literally without any dialogue or additionally created background score. This is the actual heist sequence being executed in a Jewellery Shop, where the whole notorious team interacts with each other in the dim light, only through their eyes and body gestures. An undoubtedly daring innovation, successfully incorporated by the director Jules Dassin which is a must see for every lover of cinema irrespective of any language or region. But why this was not repeated by any film maker in the later years?.........That’s because it needs a great amount of confidence and guts to try such a long time on the screen without any dialogue or music. And that makes RIFIFI an important masterpiece in all respects, which is full of text book material on cinema in its totality.
So if you are a die-hard lover of movies (especially of those made on the theme of big heists), then you have simply got no right to keep on missing RIFIFI. A must watch for every movie freak like an essential course material to be studied on the subject of film-making.
Directed By Jules Dassin
Starring : Jean Servais, Carl Mohner, Robert Manuel and more.
Tags : Rififi 1955, Best Thrillers Movies, Best Heist Movies, Must See Movies List at bobbytalkscinema.com, Movie To See Before You Die List by Bobby Sing, Not To Be Missed list by Bobby Sing, Rare 30 min scene without any dialogues, Innovative Cinema.
28 September 2010 / bobbysing /
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Reviewing a film may sound quite exciting to many friends as it’s always easy to comment on someone else’s hard work and creative output with a casual approach. But often with movies such as "A Distant Mirage" the job transforms into one of toughest, when one finds simply nothing to write about in the film and yet has to spend those 2 hours in the theater moving restlessly in the chair with the head down.

Having said that, I would like to talk about this movie by taking a wild guess on how the project may have been conceived by a group of friends on a pleasant weekend in any club situated somewhere in London.
Imagine few wealthy North Indian NRIs sitting together over a drink and chatting about Indian movies made with a mixed language of English, Hindi and Punjabi. Now since they all are blessed with abundant resources to spend so they just decide on to make a similar kind of film on their own. In the next few days they manage to sign a NRI director, a famous NRI Punjabi music director of the past and few other important NRI creative persons who are essentially required to start off their film.
Now first of all, they have to decide on a subject for the script. But that’s quite easy to select since they are only interested in making a movie revolving around North India, especially Punjab and its people residing in the west.
Before 2000, Punjabi movies were made majorly on only two subjects, one was the genre dealing with Devotional stories and the other was Love Stories written around the background of family rivalries. Later in the new century, the subjects shifted to the stories of NRIs, youth migrating to the foreign lands, marriages of beautiful girls with NRI boys, exploitation of young brides and the latest being the problem of Girl Foeticide.
So, getting influenced from few recent ‘Hinglish’ flicks given by some famous directors, our NRI producers easily select the overused subject of an Indian Girl married to a NRI boy which later gives rise to her marital rape and exploitation in the foreign land with no legal Visa. The same subject was recently (unsuccessfully) adapted by Deepa Mehta in VIDESH featuring Preeti Zinta and by Jag Mundhra in his PROVOKED featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Ready with the script based on exactly the same kind of set up and sequences, the next step is to choose the star cast which again is done in just a few minutes roping in all the familiar, amateur but willing people living right in the neighborhood. Now what’s left is the shooting which is finished off soon using a lower format and an easily available technical crew in the town. The locations being their own houses, factories and local regions around the South Hall which never looked so Local in any other movie shot in London.
After the shoot, the post production gets also completed in quite an irresponsible manner wherein the output is grainy, the background music is loud and the mixing is faulty where even the dialogues are not clear at several places. Yet, the final product is out which is nothing better than a B or C grade movie claiming to be an international project to be released in India as well as abroad.
Further, due to the solid backing of its NRI producers the film even gets released in Multiplexes of some major cities of India and is presented before the innocent viewers to ruin both their valuable time and money for simply nothing in return.
That’s actually the case of “A Distant Mirage” which happens to be a completely childish project which somehow got released (I don’t know How & Why?) this Friday and successfully tortured the few people sitting in the theater other than myself.
Based on an uninteresting and overused story plot, the film comprises a long list of negatives associated with it starting right from its first scene of a Punjabi wedding. Along with its aimless direction, poor production values, amateurish performances and uninspiring music (given by the veteran Channi Singh), the film clearly looks like a trial project planned by some wealthy NRI producers living in the west.
So, instead of wasting any more time and effort writing about this forgetful venture, I would only like to say that “Charity for a noble cause should have been a far better choice for all the producers of this film, if they had to spend it anyway”
In short, don’t even look towards this amateurish mirage and just keep a good distance from it.

Ratings : 0.5 / 5 (And that’s too only for its socially relevant theme.)

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