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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     

Some movies can be termed as disturbing in nature as they unfold the ugly secrets of our society and our people. “The General’s Daughter” is also one of those unconventional movies which enlighten you about the dark and hidden face of our so called sophisticated society.

The movie is about the incidents which occur in the military camps but the world is not aware of them. It’s about women in the armed forces and the hardships they are made to face at times. It is a shocking story of a women soldier who is raped by her fellow military men in the camp itself and all the top officials of the camp are simply trying to hide the disgraceful incident.
 
John Trivolta plays the role of the person who starts investigating the dreadful act and brings it out in the open. The confrontation scenes between him and his superiors are just perfect. And the questions, victim girl asks from her General Father are upsetting and shameful. A bold and impactful movie, strongly recommended for intense movie lovers.
 
Directed By Simon West
Starring : John Trivolta & Madeleine Stowe
Tags : The General's Daughter, Suspense Movies, John Trivolta, Madeleine Stowe, Movies on Armed Forces, Movies To See Before You Die.
 
 
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A movie representing the world famous Quentin kind of cinema with different script, unusual links, unexpected breaks and unconventional camera angles. “Pulp Fiction” needs to be seen to know the difference Quentin Tarantino has made to the world of movie making. You will find this movie placed in the list of All Time Greatest 100 Movies, anywhere in the print, net or film-making institutions. Even the entire star-cast of the movie includes it in their Top 10 movies list.

The movie is about some unique characters and the experiences they have within a short span of time. Each character has his own mannerisms and a well defined role connected to each other. The well written script has many highly entertaining twists and turns, to bowl you over. The action is violent and the language is bold, which on the contrary helps in generating the uncanny feel in the movie. In few words, it is innovative cinema at its best and a real treat to watch. Go for it if you still haven’t seen this - asap.
 
Directed By Quentin Tarantino
Starring : Samuel Jackson, John Trivolta, Uma Thurman & More.
Tags : Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel Jackson, John Trivolta, Uma Thurman, Top 100 All Time Movies, Movies To See Before You Die, All Time Greatest Movies
 
 
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“Om Shanti Om” is a pure mass entertainer from Farah Khan, with all the right ingredients of a Mega Blockbuster. Though it has a long list of inspirations and similar themes but here Farah rightly acknowledges the major influence to the movie by featuring the showman Subhash Ghai and Rishi Kapoor in the opening sequence itself.

“Om Shanti Om” is more or less based on the same theme of “Karz” (1980) which was itself inspired from "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” (1975). The basic storyline and the climax sequence with a haunting song, is all quite similar to the Ghai’s 1980 hit.
 
Farah also pays her tribute to the Late Manmohan Desai kind of entertaining cinema by bringing 31 stars together in a song. This was originally done by Manmohan Desai in his Amitabh Bachhan starrer movie "Naseeb" (1981) and the song was "John Johny Janardan”. In this song Amitabh plays the role of a hotel waiter, singing & serving all the stars of Bollywood in a party.

I really admire, the director’s courage to show respect towards her inspirations in the film itself. Well done Shahrukh & Farah. Keep it up!.

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The Climax also reminds us of a similar one in Bimal Roy's "Madhumati" (1958), where also the heroine who was dead, comes back as a spirit and takes her revenge.

The Akshay Kumar fight sequence at the Awards Function also borrows heavily from a similar sequence in a foreign flick.
 
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Hey Ram - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

I still remember the experience I had coming out of the theater after watching “Hey Ram”. It was a new feeling of contentment as I was not expecting such a movie coming from our own film-makers in India. Only Kamal Hassan could have thought of making this Anti-Gandhian movie with his unique passion and sincerity. A Movie of its own kind, talking about the independence struggle and partition from a completely different angle. I would like to congratulate, Kamal Hassan for even trying it and bringing this enlightening topic in front of the new generation.

For some, who are not known to the real circumstances at the time of Partition, it may be shocking to see Gandhi as a controversial character. But in reality, it is the bitter truth, shown brilliantly in an impartial way, taking no particular sides. The detailed sequences of the planning made by the rebellion group are well written and shot. The competitive set designing takes you into the past effortlessly and you can feel the tension in the city as first hand. Along with Kamal Hassan, the small cameo of Rani Mukherjee keeps lingering in your mind long after the movie finishes. Being a Bengali herself she has done complete justice to her character of a riot victim.
 
A special mention for the music of maestro musician, Illayaraja. His melodious compositions are complimentary to the theme of the movie. Though some songs could be avoided in the narration, as it’s an intense film, but still you enjoy the selective notes being played along with the tense scenes in the background. Special Effects are also incorporated beautifully in the movie, in a symbolic way. The Riots sequence and the confrontation scene between Kamal Hassan & Shahrukh Khan towards the end, is a real treat to watch.
 
Though the movie is criticized a lot for its arguable content but as I see it, it is a piece of art, simply not to be missed.
 
Directed By Kamal Hassan
Starring : Kamal Hassan, Rani Mukherjee & Shahrukh Khan
Music By Illayaraja
Tags : Hey Ram, Kamal Hassan, Rani Mukherjee, Shahrukh Khan, Illayaraja, 1947 Partition of India, Indian Independence, India & Pakistan, Movies To See Before You die, Authentic Hindi Movie on Partition, Mahatama Gandhi in Partition of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru
 
 
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