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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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These few lines hold the secret of how to live life so they are more precious than diamonds.
               Madhushala Verses - Bobby Talks Cinema.com
Life never holds itself back. Life offers the most to every single person. And it totally depends upon you that how much you can extract from the days you are granted.
It all depends upon your ability to feel the depth of your own heart. It all depends upon how much you can enjoy in the limited time allotted to you. And It all depends upon you alone and the kind of choices you make. So let us choose carefully, how to spend our life here to the best. Because, the more you live, more you can see, life coming towards you with open arms, love and affection.
Tags : Amitabh Bachchan, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Hindi Literature, Madhushala, Poetry by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
 
 
26 October 2008 / bobbysing /
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Many friends must be familiar with a great poetic book called “Madhushala” by the legendary Sh. Harivansh Rai Bachchan. But for the readers who haven’t read it or just heard about it, I would like to say that it is the most expressive and inspirational book with poetry on life, thoughts and living styles, all with reference to a person who loves his drinking. The beauty is, that never in the verses, you are provoked to drinking, but you feel as drunk after just reading the brilliantly written lines. You feel like you have tasted it in between the lines and that’s due to the power in the words used by the great poet.
The most astonishing part related to “Madhushala” is that the person who wrote so extensively on the topic, Sh. Harivansh Rai Bachchan, never tasted a drink in his whole life and still expressed the feelings of a person in trance in the best possible style. That is the reason I rate his pieces as one of the best I have read in Hindi Literature.
Here are some of his best from the book “Madhushala” for all my friends here :
                     Madhusala Verses - Bobby Talks Cinema.com
Life will go on playing its game of hide & seek, as it has its own ways of granting you different pleasures of living. It will go on denying at first, but you will surely get everything you need, just wait patiently and don’t panic.
So many have been here in the past and tasted the wine of life. So many cups have been broken after consuming the sweet life in them. Uncountable people have gone after visitng this beautiful place. But life still remains the same, witnessing all come & go.
Tags : Amitabh Bachchan, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Hindi Literature, Madhushala, Poetry by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
 
 
25 October 2008 / bobbysing /
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I had my doubts as the movie started and not only all my doubts were right but the film went even beyond my suspicion. First of all, I am completely not in the favour of re-doing any past hit. This in my opinion simply shows that we are out of ideas now. Secondly, even if you have decided to remake a Hit then at least you should do it in your own style and with little innovations added to it. But “Karzzz” just goes on following the original flick scene after scene. Not only exact scenes but the dialogues are also taken as it is from the Rishi Kapoor starrer. You find Rishi Kapoor echoing in the whole movie and Himesh just looks likes imitating.

Though comparisons are inevitable, but lets drop that and see Karzzz as a movie on its own. In that case also it fails to hold you tight and is not able to create enough excitement and interest in the viewer. Even if I consider it as a first timer who hasn’t seen the original “Karz”, then also I don’t find this version convincing enough. Now, the reasons why I found it, not comparable to the Golden Hit of the past.
One – The Acting. All the participants in the cast are trying to overshadow each other, trying to put up a confident show which is clearly visible. Himesh doesn’t suit the role completely with his strange hair style (who suggested him that?). He looks uncomfortable doing action scenes and the viewer just can digest him doing the fight sequences. What worked in “Aap Ka Suroor” was his image, which is missing in this attempt. Urmila is not the Urmila we have seen in “Ek Hasina Thi”. There is completely a different actress here doing the “Simi Grewal” act. There is a huge confusion in the age gap of the characters. If Himesh has re-incarnated and is 25+ now, in that case Urmila should be atleast 50. But there is no white hair and old age signs and she seems to have the ageless formula with her. Simply undigestible.The debutant Shweta Kumar is sweet, but has a long way to go and may find the road tough in the future. The killing looks of Tina Munim were missing which was the reason why the desired romantic touch was not generated.
Second – The warmth of Durga Khote as the mother was lost since Rohini Hattangiri did it in a highly dramatic way. The emotion of a mother had a great pull in the original which touched you emotionally but you will not find it here.
Third – Where was the lovable act of Pran as “Kabira” and cunning looks of “Premnath” as Sir Juda?  Danny as “Kabira” is simply a miscast and his love for Hindi movies could not strike a chord. He was doing just another role in the movie with nothing special. Gulshan Grover as Sir Juda is also wasted as he is not given the required time to prove himself.
Fourth – The Background Music – In the original, a central character was the background score which pulled you in. That is not there in the musical man Himesh’s version of the classic. I really expected the background music to be chilling but was disappointed.
Fifth – The Songs – Himesh always comes up with catchy beats and dance numbers which can be easily played in the Discos and dance floors. But a subject like” Karz” needs more emotional music and love songs than just dance numbers. Himesh kept following his own success path of music with beats and sound designs and he forgot to add emotions and calmness in the songs as required by the theme.
So, the movie was not as expected and was below the mark. In short Subhash Ghai got inspired by “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” and made “Karz“, which proved to be a better product. Following the tradition, now Himesh also gets in the same mood but comes up with a Lazy inspired product relying too much on the music and his golden touch. The laziness is also there in its name too i.e. Karzzzzzzzzz.
For first timers, it is just an ok product with some good music. But I will have to see the Original “Karz” again to wipe this off from my memory and get those sweet musical moments back.
Rating : 2 / 5
Tags : Aap ka Suroor, Add new tag, Himesh Reshamiya, Inspired Cinema, Inspired Movies, Karz, Karz Review, Karzzz Movie Review, Rishi Kapoor, Movie Reviews By Bobby Sing, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Releases
 
 
22 October 2008 / bobbysing /
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Some facts about one of the greatest film-maker of all time, all over the world.

“SATYAJIT RAY” the name needs no introduction to everyone who loves cinema. But still I would like to introduce our younger generation of teenagers who may have only heard this name and are not familiar with the amazing qualities of the rare phenomenon called Satyajit Ray.
Born in 1921, he had an impressive personality with a height of 6.4 ft. and he made his first movie “Pather Panchali” in 1955 in a very limited budget. The movie finds its place in the 100 best movies ever made in the world of cinema all over the globe. In his early days before becoming a film-maker he worked in an Advertising Agency as a Creative Visualizer / Graphic Designer. He did advertisements, book covers and many other creatives for the agency for more than 12 years.
Possibly the first ever person who worked in almost every department associated with film-making, be it story board writing, script writing, dialogue writing, costume-designing, camerawork, editing, directing and even music direction and background music. For many of his films he did the music himself. He made 29 films and 10 documentaries and short films in his career.
Ray himself said, that he was greatly inspired by the famous Italian movie “The Bicycle Thief” and the film was one of the reasons of him becoming a film-maker. It is also believed that the Steven Spielberg’s famous movie “E.T” was based on a character developed and even designed by Satyajit Ray in one of his short stories.
Apart from movies he was very fond of working and writing for children. He wrote several short stories especially with the central character of a child. His character of “Prof. Shonku” and his adventures are still very famous in the print circle. His short stories are full of super-natural stuff, mysteries and small pleasures of life. They are equally enjoyable for people from all walks of life ire-respective of any age factor. He also revivedSandesh”, a children’s magazine founded by his grandfather, to which he contributed illustrations, verses and stories throughout his life.
For elder readers he is famous for his detective series featuring “Feluda”. Not only children but even old people are very fond of this series and it is still the bestseller detective series of Penguin publishers, India. Few films in Bengali are also based on some famous detective adventures of Feluda.
His movies are often criticized to be based on poverty and poor people. The younger generation may find his movies too slow and grim. But you need to have a burning desire, understanding and passion for cinema to understand Satyajit Ray and his movies.

He is the only Indian who has been awarded The Academy Award (OSCAR) for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures.

Unfortunately, Ray had suffered another heart attack and was confined to the hospital bed when the award was announced. He received the award from his sickbed in Calcutta, through a special live satellite-television event.
Interestingly, after this great achievement, the Indian Government’s also honored Satyajit Ray with the Bharat Ratna, the ultimate honour for any Indian.This great soul, Satyajit Ray died on April 23, 1992, but he still lives in his movies with us and will remain in our hearts always.

HIS BLESSINGS
Tags : 100 Best Movies of All Time, Bharat Ratna, Feluda, Italian Movies, Lifetime Achievement, Oscar, Pather Panchali, Prof. Shonku, Sandesh, Satyajit Ray, The Bicycle Thief, World of Ray
 
 
21 October 2008 / bobbysing /
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