A warm welcome to all friends visiting the site with a loving invitation to read my personal expressions on movies, music, poetry and life.

Music and Movies are like Ears and Eyes to me and if you also feel the same, then you are going to enjoy every moment spent on my works here, for sure.

Do send in your valuable comments and suggestions as they would be my guide for all the future works.

ENJOY!

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).

 
 
  Directors I Love  
  Alfred Hitchcock  
  Mehboob Khan  
  Woody Allen  
  Akira Kurosawa  
  Basu Chatterjee  
  Bimal Roy  
  Charlie Chaplin  
  Chetan Anand  
  Govind Nihalani  
  Gulzar  
  Guru Dutt  
  Hrishikesh Mukherjee  
  Kamal Hassan  
  Ketan Mehta  
  Mrinal Sen  
  Quentin Tarantino  
  Raj Kapoor  
  Richard Attenborough  
  Sai Pranjpe  
  Satyajit Ray  
  Shyam Benegal  
  Steven Spielberg  
  Vijay Anand  
  Ram Gopal Verma  
  Ashutosh Gowariker  
  Mani Ratnam  
  Aleksandr Petrov  
  Saeed Akhtar Mirza  
  Shekhar Kapoor  
  Yash Chopra  
  Frank Capra  
  V. Shantaram  
  Billy Wilder  
  Rajkumar Hirani  
  Vishal Bhardwaj  
  Tigmanshu Dhulia  
  Dibaker Banerjee  
  Rajkumar Santoshi  
  Majid Majidi  
  Ritwik Ghatak  
  Clint Eastwood  
  Prakash Mehra  
  Manmohan Desai  
  Shoaib Mansoor  
  Anurag Kashyap  
  S. S. Rajamouli  
  B. R. Chopra  
  Stanley Kubrick  
 
  Also Active at  
  Gurmat Darshan.com  
  At Youtube.com  
  At Wordpress.com  
  At Facebook  
  At Twitter  
 
 
 
FROM THE GOOD
OLD DAYS
 March 2017 (10)
 February 2017 (6)
 January 2017 (14)
 December 2016 (12)
 November 2016 (11)
 October 2016 (15)
 September 2016 (10)
 August 2016 (12)
 July 2016 (12)
 June 2016 (16)
 May 2016 (14)
 April 2016 (17)
 March 2016 (10)
 February 2016 (10)
 January 2016 (9)
 December 2015 (11)
 November 2015 (10)
 October 2015 (10)
 September 2015 (11)
 August 2015 (12)
 July 2015 (15)
 June 2015 (10)
 May 2015 (15)
 April 2015 (16)
 March 2015 (12)
 February 2015 (10)
 January 2015 (14)
 December 2014 (11)
 November 2014 (10)
 October 2014 (10)
 September 2014 (12)
 August 2014 (12)
 July 2014 (21)
 June 2014 (23)
 May 2014 (24)
 April 2014 (23)
 March 2014 (21)
 February 2014 (26)
 January 2014 (28)
 December 2013 (10)
 November 2013 (14)
 October 2013 (16)
 September 2013 (14)
 August 2013 (14)
 July 2013 (12)
 June 2013 (11)
 May 2013 (23)
 April 2013 (10)
 March 2013 (14)
 February 2013 (14)
 January 2013 (15)
 December 2012 (18)
 November 2012 (14)
 October 2012 (15)
 September 2012 (14)
 August 2012 (15)
 July 2012 (12)
 June 2012 (14)
 May 2012 (16)
 April 2012 (15)
 March 2012 (10)
 February 2012 (11)
 January 2012 (11)
 December 2011 (10)
 November 2011 (11)
 October 2011 (15)
 September 2011 (10)
 August 2011 (11)
 July 2011 (11)
 June 2011 (13)
 May 2011 (16)
 April 2011 (14)
 March 2011 (11)
 February 2011 (10)
 January 2011 (12)
 December 2010 (10)
 November 2010 (12)
 October 2010 (11)
 September 2010 (11)
 August 2010 (12)
 July 2010 (12)
 June 2010 (11)
 May 2010 (14)
 April 2010 (15)
 March 2010 (14)
 February 2010 (12)
 January 2010 (15)
 December 2009 (12)
 November 2009 (14)
 October 2009 (15)
 September 2009 (18)
 August 2009 (14)
 July 2009 (16)
 June 2009 (18)
 May 2009 (16)
 April 2009 (18)
 March 2009 (20)
 February 2009 (19)
 January 2009 (20)
 December 2008 (20)
 November 2008 (17)
 October 2008 (21)
 September 2008 (19)
 August 2008 (22)
 July 2008 (23)
 June 2008 (21)
 May 2008 (25)
 April 2008 (22)
 March 2008 (25)
 February 2008 (22)
 January 2008 (22)
 December 2007 (24)
 November 2007 (22)
 October 2007 (22)
 
 
 
 
 
March 30, 2017 Thursday     

Article by Kishore Kumar - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Going through the rich film magazines of the Golden Era i.e. before the ‘Gossip business’ took over from the 70s onwards, I was pleasantly quite stunned to witness the quality articles the film magazines (led by FILMFARE) used to offer its passionate readers every month as their regular feature.
The articles which were not written by routine journalists or columnists as usual, but actually penned by the veteran artists themselves ranging from the well-known actors, directors, music composers, lyricists, writers and even reputed producers. Further the subject matter of these articles touched every important aspect of life beginning from cinema being made all over the world to the various forms of creativity as music, drama, poetry, literature and much more. Reading many of these precious writings revealing a completely different (personal) side of our beloved artists, I strongly felt that this certainly needs to be shared with the maximum number of like-minded friends through BTC as we rarely get to see any such rich feature in the present film magazines, including the new age glossy version of FILMFARE itself.
Perhaps we have lost that loving emotional depth, humour & understanding from our multi-talented personalities in this new millennium or lack that courage to express or share ourselves with the public like these veterans used to do in their Golden Era of Hindi Films in the decades of 1950s-70s.
Mood by Kishore Kumar - Bobby Talks Cinema.comSo missing this important feature in the present world’s journalism and with a humble wish of adding much more to the life of all die-hard lovers of Hindi Cinema all over the globe, this is a new section being introduced at BTC, in which I will try to regularly share many of those worth reading articles written by our favourite artists themselves through the original high quality scans easily readable by enlarging the text too with the zoom option. And the first one in this series is from the inimitable Kishore Da himself with his famous dose of fun, wit and sarcasm talking about an artist’s MOOD and their unexplainable tantrums torturing the helpless producer.
MOOD by Kishore Kumar (FILMFARE – January 4, 1957)
(Click on the following Pages to open the Scans in a different window)

Page 1 /  Page 2 / Page 3

With a hope that the effort would be appreciated by all dear friends of BTC, I really wish this valuable treasure entertains and enlightens maximum number of friends through the social networks and may it also encourage many other collector’s to share their possessed gems too making a serious effort.
Cheers!
Tags : MOOD Article by KISHORE KUMAR, When the veterans used to express it in their own writings, Filmfare 1957 January Issue. When the veterans wrote articles in FILMFARE magazine, Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing, Vintage Bollywood Magazines, Vintage Article Scans by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Kishore Kumar writes an article.
 
 
29 September 2014 / bobbysing /
leave a comment
 
Horror genre has surely got a big number of takers among the Indian viewers since I have never seen any Hindi horror movie show getting cancelled on its very first day even when there is no star featuring in it and no publicity or buzz existing about the movie before its sudden release. The fact proves that the audiences are just waiting for a good Hindi horror flick since long and this is one clear open field where anyone can easily hit a four or six with just putting in an extra effort coming out of the crease.
But sadly this Friday also offers another comparatively better but still a mediocre attempt in this particular genre taking its clear inspirations from a few foreign films or TV serials like GHOST HUNTERS, talking about a shooting crew visiting a haunted place at night to record some possible paranormal activities.
To give the makers their due credits 3 A.M. turns out to be a much better film in its first half (in comparison to many latest duds of this genre), when the director remains focused on creating the build-up and then shows the night invasion into the deserted haunted factory having a spooky history. The fun element remains intact in these first 45 minutes and the interest is kept alive as it should be. But once we come back post the intermission, the over-stretching begins and probably the producer instructions take over with many silly insertions of college flashbacks, songs, romance and more resulting in a quick loss of grip all of a sudden.
As a result, the film goes back to that routine trend of offering all clichéd scary sequences which no longer are able to give the viewers the much awaited thrills or chills. The story narration turns confusing (and then all weird) without any clear conclusions in the end. And later the final 20 minutes simply ruin it all leaving a quite poor impact on the viewers. Performances range from decent to average with Rannvijay, Kavin and Sahil putting the best efforts playing their weak characters and Anindita just looking pretty, getting much lesser scope than the three. In its technical department, the background score makes it presence felt only occasionally but the DOP does well to get it all right in the dark along with few soothing but deliberately inserted tracks affecting the horror feel.
In short, this could have been a fine flick with an intelligent mix of normal and night vision camera visuals, giving the viewers what they all wished for in the dark. But since we are still somewhere stuck in the same ages old formula of ‘romance, sex and songs’ package to be included in a horror film making it more commercially viable, its really difficult that any sensible director would get the freedom to make a brilliant Hindi horror film in the near future. Nevertheless, our hope is still there and may be an independent film-maker (free of all producer dictates) might be able to break this silly set pattern soon.
So ending on a positive note, this is not as bad as many recent low budget movies and surprisingly has got few interesting songs too, specifically “Meharbaani Teri” which though gets placed at a very wrong timing, but still stays there in your mind as something better enjoyed in its second half. In fact this is another instance when a good song gets lost in an unknown and unimpressive film, which could have reached millions in a bigger project.
On the whole, with 3 A.M we are certainly heading towards the right direction, but now urgently need to get rid of the set routine pattern and come up with a completely focused horror film to scare the hell out of the viewers giving them the worth of their money spent.

Rating : 2 / 5 (Including 0.5 more for few soothing musical tracks which unfortunately were all forced into the script in the name of a 'Soundtrack'.)
Tags : 3 A.M. Review by Bobby Sing, 3 AM film Review By Bobby Sing, Bobby Sing Bollywood Reviews, New Bollywood Movies Reviews, New Bollywood Movies Released, New Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Movies Reviews, New Hindi Movies Released, New Bollywood Reviews, Bobby Talks Cinema Review, Reviews By Bobby Sing, New Hindi Films Reviews at bobbytalkscinema.com, Inspired Movies, Copied Concepts from Western Horror films and TV Serials
 
 
27 September 2014 / bobbysing /
leave a comment
 
In the present prevailing system of the industry, its really worth applauding that despite having his own limitations of execution, director Anand Kumar once again selects a decent plot, manages to rope in some known names, quickly completes a movie and then successfully releases it too finding a safe Friday post his forgettable ZILA GHAZIABAD. And if you are even remotely aware of the completely biased and questionable buying/exhibition system of our industry then you would certainly agree that this is not a small or ignorable feat from any angle at all.
However the same cannot be said about the movie as such, since it unfortunately falters badly on the execution level offering nothing in terms of quality entertainment even if we take into account the typical Bollywood elements of a single screen market. Beginning with a story telling style straight away reminding you of the recent GUNDAY, it suddenly gives you a weird sequence where in a 12 years old boy falls in love with a 22-23 years old girl and then later marries the same girl when he grows up to be the leading hero of the film as if the girl had stopped aging in the gap period.
Everything routine keeps happening on the screen with many loud and hamming acts which fall flat despite the presence of veterans such as Ashutosh Rana and Suniel Shetty. Plus the love angles simply do not work in both the pre or post interval portions and the Police officials are pathetically portrayed as mere puppets of the politicians quite brutally. Perhaps our censors find “Kissing and Sex scenes” more offensive than this sick and shameful depiction of our Police force onscreen following their own set of strange guidelines. Anyhow where the first half can still be called bearable, the second becomes more absurd with every passing sequence and one feels pretty bad thinking about the potential plot of taking the underworld sharp shooters to the international shooting competitions exploiting their hidden talent in a much better manner turning them into a different person.
Few surprisingly above average songs, apt cinematography and background score try their best to lift up the film repeatedly but the blame has to be given to the captain of the ship for the big messy second hour without any arguments. Moreover in the acting department too we do not get anything great to enjoy except the few scenes of Ashutosh Rana alone. Jai Bhanushali and the debutant Akhil Kapur still have to go a long way in terms of acting and Sasha Agha really needs to stay away from hamming in her future acts. Tia Bajpai as the other leading lady gets nothing to do in the film and Suniel Shetty once again plays an all seen before kind of role trying to save the project with his sincere efforts in vain.
In short with every required element of film-making at his disposal, Anand Kumar once again presents a clumsy film based on a well chosen plot which could have resulted in a much better product if conceived with a different vision.
Rating : 1 / 5
Tags : Desi Kattey Review By Bobby Sing, Desi Kattey Film Review by Bobby Sing, Bobby Sing Bollywood Reviews, New Bollywood Movies Reviews, New Bollywood Movies Released, New Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Movies Reviews, New Hindi Movies Released, New Bollywood Reviews, Bobby Talks Cinema Review, Reviews By Bobby Sing, New Hindi Films Reviews at bobbytalkscinema.com
 
 
26 September 2014 / bobbysing /
leave a comment
 
Yaadgar (1970)From my early childhood I know three adjoining religious places of New Delhi, as we kids were normally taken to visit them on Sundays and other holidays repeatedly. And those three key points, still sharp in my memory are Gurdwara Bangla Sahib (which used to have a lot of open garden area), Hanuman Mandir (just next to Rivoli cinema in Connaught place) and Birla Mandir (having a lot of Children swings in its park).
Religious sentiments used to be the key feature visiting these three places and till my mid-teens I honestly assumed Birla to be another name of a Divine Deity for the obvious reasons since there was a mandir (temple) popularly known after him as Birla Mandir. The realization about its actual meaning came only after I began reading about many other subjects beyond my usual study material that Birla was a caste and the temple was named after the famous Birla group who had built many other big temples all over India widely called as Birla Mandirs.
No doubt the thought behind making these religious buildings must have been a noble one by incurring such a huge expenditure. But why they are strangely known by the name of their builders instead of the Gods or Goddesses worshipped inside the premises since decades, still confuse me with a lot of pain thinking about our questionable mindsets. And just when I was thinking of writing a verse on the same a friend suggested me a film, which had the exact sentiments expressed in a very fine thoughtful sequence with a beautifully written song by Indivar.
The film is Yaadgar released in1970, featuring Manoj Kumar in the lead role of a factory worker who raises his voice against black marketers, irresponsible doctors, exploitive rich industrialists, corrupt politicians and more as his duty of being a concerned citizen. The film directed by S. Ram Sharma, was written by Manoj himself and had music by Kalyanji Anandji with lyrics by Indivar and Varma Malick.
In one of its hard hitting sequence, there is temple called Rana Mandir named after the family who had built it. The present successor of the rich family is coming to visit the temple after many years and therefore everyone else is kept waiting outside till he arrives and enters the temple first as he owns it. And when a poor person requesting the Pujari to let him say his prayers before going to the work, is pushed badly, Manoj Kumar enters the scene and sings a song with just perfect lyrics criticizing the ritual, the pujari and the followers not raising the valid questions since ages.
The wonderfully penned song by Indivar, composed by Kalyanji Anandji and sung by Mahendra Kapoor, in its opening verses says,
“Aaye Jahan Bhagwan Se Pehley, Kisi Dhanwaan Ka Naam,
Us Mandir Ke Dwaar Kharhey Khud Roye Krishan Aur Ram,

Dhanwan Ko Pehley Miley Bhagwan Ke Darshan,
Darshan Ko Tarasta Rahey Jo Bhakt Ho Nirdhan,
Aisey Hi Agar Dharam Ka Vyapaar Chalega,
Bhagwan Ka Duniya Mein Koi Naam Na Lega,
Aisee Jagah Pe Jaake Tu Kuchh Bhi Na Paayega,
Bhagwan Aisa Mandir Khud Chhorh Jaayega”
Listening to this the rich successor of Rana Family comes forward and asks,
                   “Bhagwan Rana Mandir Mein Nahin …… To Aur Kahan Milega?”
And the brilliant reply is given as,
“Woh Khet Mein Milega, Khalihaan Mein Milega,
Bhagwan To Ae Bandey, Insaan Mein Milega”
Certainly one of the most meaningful and poignant poetic expressions made in a powerful Hindi film song by a talented team of all thinking, creative minds of the Golden Era.
Cheers!
Tags : Yaadgar and its song on Rana Mandir, Thoughtful songs of the Golden Era, Penned By Indivar, Written by Manoj Kumar, Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing, Articles on Music Poetry and Life by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com
 
 
22 September 2014 / bobbysing /
leave a comment
 
 
 
Reviews in All (929)

 
 
 
Inspired Hindi Movies
Alphabetical
List (511)
 
 
 
 
Articles on Music,
Poetry & Life (96)
Did You Know! (88)
Few Life Inspiring Words! (22)
Nostalgia (Books on Cinema,Vintage Magazines, Scans & more) (28)
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
   
 
   SEARCH
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
Google Analytics Alternative
 
 
 
The site is a collection of personal expressions of the writer to share his own views on different mediums of art, with no intention of hurting any person or organisation in particular. The site is also not responsible for any inappropriate acts practiced by the third party links added here only for information purposes.
   Visit bobbytalkscinema.com for Bollywood Movie Reviews, Inspired Cinema, Movies To See Before You Die, Amazing Bollywood Facts, Articles On Cinema, Music, Poetry & Life
 
Site Best View At 1024 X 768 Resolution & Above