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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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March 30, 2017 Thursday     

Movies based on ‘Courtroom Trials’ are mostly loved by the viewers due to their entertaining conflict between the two lawyers trying to prove their sides with some solid arguments in front of the jury. The genre also provides the performers a rare chance to showcase their actual talent in absence of any action, romance or energetic movements on the screen. And the proceedings within the court, coming up with new revealing turning points at regular intervals satisfy our grey cells too which in turn makes this genre mostly loved by everyone who is also a big fan of murder mysteries and thriller movies.

Perfectly matching the above description THE VERDICT is surely one of those worth watching court room dramas, which not only gives you enough thrilling entertainment through its surprising twists but which also has a career best performance from Paul Newman playing the ‘not in action’ drinking lawyer. The film is about a medical malpractice case filed against a medical institution and presents a find blend of sequences both within and outside the court directed exceptionally. It has an outstanding supporting cast which hugely enhances the brilliant performance of Paul Newman too. Particularly just watch out in the scenes when he goes silence or the final moment when he calmly delivers his concluding speech in the court.
 
Directed by Sidney Lumet, the man who gave us 12 ANGRY MEN and A DOG DAY AFTERNOON, THE VERDICT forcibly becomes a must watch if you are already a fan of the above two masterpieces also there in ‘Movies To See Before You Die” list at the site. In fact this remains Sidney’s best court room drama after that intense 12 ANGRY MEN made in 1957. Nominated for 5 major OSCAR Awards including the Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting role, Best Director and Best Picture in the year 1983, it is sure going to provide a thoroughly engrossing two hours for everyone loving this particular genre of ‘Court Room Dramas’. Incidentally, a major sequence of this film was also followed by an Indian Hindi movie made on the similar subject of medical malpractices titled NASOOR released in 1985 featuring Om Puri in the lead.
 
So if you really love to watch the interesting proceedings inside the court, being strongly affected by what happens outside it while the case is on, then you got to see THE VERDICT at the earliest as a favour to yourself. Moreover the film also proves to be an important project made on medical malpractices even after three decades of its release, because this horrendous evil found in such a noble profession has become even more visible around us today in the present insensitive society we are living in.

Directed by Sidney Lumet
Starring : Pawl Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden and more.
Tags : The Verdict (1982), Movies To See Before You Die Court Room Drama, Must See Movies List by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Not To Be Missed Movies List by Bobby Sing, Worth Watchin Movies List by Bobby Sing
 
 
31 October 2012 / bobbysing /
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Movies made in the Sports genre normally follow a set pattern of sequences leading towards a pulsating high voltage climax showcasing a fabulous win. But not when it’s a directorial venture of CLINT EASTWOOD talking about the tough world of boxing. The multi-talented veteran once again delivers a film which is simply out of the routine, with some exceptionally written characters having their own crushed guilt and passions of living a sportsman’s life. It takes you into those dark corners of fame, name and human nature which have been rarely exploited by any director before in such a hard hitting manner.

Honestly I simply couldn’t predict the shock stored in its final 15 minutes, which truly made me go numb for a few minutes sitting in an unresponsive state. Those few moments strongly made me feel both the pain and relief felt by the two powerful characters in the picture who sadly depart with each other in the most undesired manner ever defined by the destiny itself. And this tragic culmination depicted in the film forces you to rate it among the 10 best movies ever made in the Sports genre all over the world with 3 award worthy performances of Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.
The impact of MILLON DOLLAR BABY can also be judged by the fact that it was the last film to be nominated in every major Academy Award including The Best Picture and won four out of them convincingly. Also at the age of 74, Clint Eastwood became the oldest Best Director Oscar winner for his movie, setting a new record. Another worth mentioning fact about its brilliantly adapted screenplay is that it is actually based on three short stories from the book “Rope Burns : Stories From The Corner” which talks about the experiences of long time fight manager and cut-man Jerry Boyd.
So even if you are not a big sports movie lover and haven’t really enjoyed watching this particular genre before, yet I would like to say that, Do watch MILLION DOLLAR BABY as a must, shredding all your doubts………….because its neither about any million dollars nor about any fixed sport. In reality its about life and the spirit needed to live it right till the end facing all its pain and joy.
Directed By : Clint Eastwood
Starring : Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman
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30 October 2012 / bobbysing /
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In our part of the world where Cinema is merely taken as a means of entertainment before or after dinner, its really sad that majority of our viewers are not into experiencing & appreciating such beautiful & well crafted films made on tender human relationships, which in fact remain the same in every part of the world unanimously. The fathers always have the same kind of conflicts with their growing kids in every region and the mothers always love their children unconditionally whether its East, West, South or North of this big, round, beautiful globe.

And that’s the basic essence of this rather lesser known gem called THE RETURN (2003) coming from RUSSIA with an exceptional direction, out of the world cinematography and three lifetime performances from its lead actors of 3 different age groups. The film revolves around a transforming week in the life of two young kids who suddenly witness their own father returning back home, after 12 long years of his undisclosed exile. The kids have no idea of how to react to this new unexpected situation and the parents are equally not interested in explaining them anything in details.
Now though this classic doesn’t care to give you any clear reasons behind all the major sequences in its script as per the set routine, but even then it remains hugely impactful and emotionally moving with a spellbinding climax capable of turning the viewer into a stone. Hence at one end, its non-explanatory narration may turn out to be quite meaningless for few viewers who are not used to such kind of treatment of any delicate subject. But on the other, if you really wish to experience a never before kind of scenic beauty captured on the screen along with few enigmatic, powerful performances coming straight out of real life, then do make an effort to watch THE RETURN as a must and enjoy its splendor. The film creates such an aura in the end that you simply forget all the questions travelling in your mind about its various incidents and become calm as the silent water running on its own towards an unknown direction. And that remains the basic beauty of this classic which differentiates itself from any other similar project made on the subject ever before.
It is one of those films which you wish to watch on the big screen with excellent sound effects reaching you from all the directions. The beautiful landscapes, lakes, forests and heaven like nature’s beauty captured by the camera in an unbelievable manner keeps haunting you for days after you have watched it. The film’s basic storyline with several hidden, undisclosed layers gives you lots to think and imagine as per your own creative abilities and its perfectly chosen cast, particularly the child actors (especially the younger one) refuse to fade away from your memory till days.

In short it is a kind of lifetime achievement by the director Andrei Zvyagintsev, as you cannot make such kind of films more often. In fact you can never make such kind of poetic expressions consciously by putting any kind of efforts whatsoever. Further talking about the vision and conviction the director had in mind about his film, I would like to add that before starting the project he clearly informed his producers that there is no point in making the film, if we cannot find those two boys who are ‘actors of genius’. And he made it only when he successfully found his two boys out of more than 600 contenders brought in, result of which is loudly evident on the screen to be experienced at the earliest.
So if the above description excites you enough and you seriously wish to go on an unexplained voyage of human emotions then do watch THE RETURN as a must and don’t ever miss it.
Directed By Andrei Zvyagintsev
Writers : Vladimir Moiseenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov
Starring : Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov and Konstantin Lavronenko
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29 October 2012 / bobbysing /
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We all truly love the simple yet impactful cinema of HRISHIKESH MUKHERJEE without any exception. But at the same time we also somehow believe that its quite hard to re-create the similar kind of ambience in a film today, due to ‘the changed world’ around us which values things more than our emotions. As a result whenever any such simple meaningful comedy is attempted by a director, it at once gets compared with all those classic, life teaching films from the maestro in an avoidable manner. And since it is extremely difficult to bring that Hrishi Da magic again, the attempt (most of the times) is considered to be pretty weak and average in comparison.

Now the same problem is faced by this week’s AJAB GAZABB LOVE, if you start comparing it with a Hrishikesh Mukherjee film needlessly. But if one can move out of that set parameter of judging (without wearing any logical thinking caps) then the film easily becomes a sweet simple attempt, which can surely be watched once for its emotions, good songs and a lovable act by Darshan Jariwala. Originally a remake of Telugu film SEEMA TAPAKAI (2011), AGL is directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and revolves around the story of a rich boy who plans a scheme to win over a beautiful girl who actually hates the “Rich & the Famous” section of the society.
Starting off with a perfect catchy party number sung by Mika (Boom Boom), the script does have few good sequences both in its first and second half providing the required entertainment to the viewers. But in actual terms AGL manages to hold your attention mainly due to its 4 good songs, a fresh photogenic female lead and few good performances from the cast as required. In fact these are exactly the few factors which eventually save the film from being called a pretty ordinary venture. And with a better climax, different from the present hushed-up one, AGL could have been a much better family film altogether.
Nevertheless, along with its melodious soundtrack, AGL needs to be given a chance at least for its enjoyable scenes featuring Darshan Jariwala, Kiron Kher and Arshad Warsi. Where Kiron and Arshad successfully make you smile with their hilarious acts, Darshan Jariwala truly enacts the ironies of life lived by a rich person, unable to cherish the finer things existing around him due to his own chosen lifestyle. Unarguably its one of finest performances by the veteran character actor till date, full of insightful love and emotions deserving praises.
Jackyy is surely improving with each new film of his and in AGL he takes one step further looking better. But since the script has too many characters moving on the screen, his sincere efforts get overshadowed unintentionally. Arjun Rampal is fine playing a double role of two brothers who needed a better characterization to be fair. The new entrant Nidhi has got the oomph factor and looks hot on the screen in some chosen outfits reminding you of the beautiful Sangeeta Bijalani of the 80s. She is the same girl who played a small role of a press reporter in OH MY GOD just few weeks back and looked stunning in that too. However Nidhi still needs to work on presenting herself better on the screen as I felt.
The best feature of the film remain Sajid Wajid, who are in their full form here with four good songs in the soundtrack lead by “Boom Bomm” and “Tu”. Particularly I simply loved the base line in the song “Tu” which is also smartly used in the film’s Background Score. All the tracks are well supported by an eye-catching cinematography and great choreography which don’t really allow you to go out the theater breaking the normal routine.
On the whole, AJAB GAZABB LOVE works decently due to its Hrishi Da or Frank Capra kind of plot, a pleasing soundtrack and few loving performances. Its not a great or perfect film for sure but a lot better than the usual routine ventures with the big names.
Rating : 2.5 + 0.5 / 3 (With the additional 0.5 only for its groovy soundtrack)
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