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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     

Don - the Original Classic - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

There are many interesting facts related to the Original “Don” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran & more.
The most famous song of the film “Khaike Paan Banaraswala…” featuring Amitabh was added later on in the film and was not planned at all before. It was felt that the film’s narration was going too fast with all the chase and thrills and some kind of relief or calming effect was needed. To cut the tense atmosphere, a song was suggested.
So a whole new situation was created, the song was shot & added in the film after the interval to make some balance. And who knew the song would create history and will be remembered for years to come.
When this upbeat song was being recorded in the studio by Kishore Kumar, then as he was known for, Kishore actually demanded some paans in the studio itself. He chewed paans and spat it on a sheet spread on the floor and then sung the song with the natural effects. So the sounds of paan chewing and spating which you hear in the song are all real.
Another worth mentioning truth associated with this song is, that Amitabh was made to eat more than 20-25 paans, to have a real red effect on his lips. The effect did come as desired but due to the “Chuna” in paans, Amitabh, burnt his lips and was in pain for several days.
And the most amazing fact related to the song is that “Khaike Paan Banaraswala” was originally written for Dev Anand’s movie “Banarasi Babu” (1973) but was destined to get featured in Amitabh’s Don.
While the movie was being shot, Pran met an accident and was only able to walk with a stick. So his character in the movie was re-shaped, adjusted and “Jasjit” (Pran’s name in the movie) became a person with a wrecked leg, walking with a stick.
And thus was made a great thriller called “DON” in 1977-78.
The movie was remade in 2006 by Farhan Akhtar and featured Shahrukh Khan in the role of Amitabh Bachchan.
Tags : Pran, Don, Zeenat Aman, Amitabh Bachchan, Amitabh's Original Don, Don Trivia, Did You Know, Khaike Paan Banaras Wala
 
 
25 June 2009 / bobbysing /
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Surprises and unknown facts about Afghanistan are the highlights of this great movie called “Kandahar”. The movie made me a fan of Irani cinema and its makers. It’s not just about the landscapes and beauty of the place, but its about the pain, love and discomforts experienced by the people living there without any choice. You will be shocked to see how human bodies filled with life manage to live in those unimaginable circumstances.

The movie is an account of a lady’s journey into Afghanistan and that part of the world for her personal search. It is not a docu-drama but a sensitive and extraordinary portrayal of her unforgettable experiences on the way. There are several realistic and painful sequences in the film shot convincingly by the director. The most disturbing scene is to see, how the injured people get their artificial limbs (which they have lost due to the unidentified mines in the land) from the Welfare Authorities. It is simply awful to see the kind of life, children are living there, specially the girls. Enlighteningly, the movie teaches you about how at times, life can become so tough but still has to be lived like a curse with the only hope of some change.
 
“Kandahar” must be rated among the Best Movies in the World Cinema as it truly deserves a place among other masterpieces. Thanks to Mohsen Makhmalbaf for making this important movie, capable of bringing transformations in the thinking patterns of the viewer. Please don’t waste any more time of yours and also please don’t hesitate as it’s a foreign language movie, Just watch it NOW if you care about your passion for movies.
 
Directed By Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Starring : Nelofer Pazira & Hassan Tantai
Tags : Kandahar, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, World Cinema, Afghanistan, Drama, Taliban, Miserable Life, Aritficial Limbs, Landmines, Movies To See Before You die, Must See Movie List By Bobby Sing
 
 
22 June 2009 / bobbysing /
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Movie lovers all over the world are desperate to see a good entertaining movie after the long non-happening break in Hindi Cinema. And even a marginally good movie could possibly become a profit earner for its producers at this particular point of time. But “Paying Guest” doesn’t even score the minimum points to qualify at that level. It is a completely out of tune project with an all predictable storyline and repetitive gags.

The plot can be easily guessed from its title and on air promos, which revolves around men posing like girls to get a shelter as Paying Guests. We have already witnessed the same narrative in many movies in the past and the only thing which could have saved the movie was its treatment and performances. Sadly, the movie doesn’t have anything to hold your interest in those departments too. From the start itself, you already know what is going to happen next and you simply give up all your hopes of watching a quality comedy from there on. All the four key characters lose their jobs, have no place to live and then find a home where only married couples are allowed as Paying Guests. It all sounds like a book already read till the last page. So there is no surprise element as far as the story is concerned.
 
In the performance department, though we have a talented ensemble of actors known for their comic timings, still no one in particular is as impressive as their earlier movies. Out of all only, Shreyas Talpade and Johny Lever (as the Sikh Landlord) manage to provide a few moments to enjoy for the viewers. Javed Jaffery looks like holding back intentionally, with Ashish Chowdhary & Vatsal Seth just playing their parts as assigned. Chunky Pandey and Inder Kumar are simply wasted in their non sensible roles. In the female lead, only Delnaz is able to give a good performance as Johny Lever’s wife trying to speak English words in her own style. Rest all including Neha Dhupia, Celina Jaitley, Riya Sen and Sayali Bhagat are only there to add more glamour on the screen. In fact, Sheryas & Javed in their woman avatars are more entertaining than all the other girls put together. But even their worth praising acts go un-noticed since there is nothing new in their under-written routine like sequences and all heard before, one liner jokes. Well known veteran comedy actors like Asrani, Paintel and Viju Khote are also there to give a real comedy feel to the movie.
 
Sajid Wajid’s music once again fails to deliver anything exceptional after their last week project, with only one song “Jack & Jill”, sounding good to the ears. Location wise, the movie has a novelty in store, exploring Bangkok and Pattaya with a fresh perspective. But without any real entertainment happening on the screen, you are just not interested in seeing only the good visuals.
 
It looks like the director, Paritosh Painter, only had an idea of men posing as women in mind for his movie. And then he got a whole script written around this plot and just started the shoot. He seems to be highly inspired from Ritesh Deshmukh’s widely appreciated lady act in “Apna Sapna Money Money”. A scene from this movie can also be spotted running on a TV in the background, when the boys come to Johny Lever’s house for the first time. Paritosh also tries to create the same magic of “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron” towards the climax where all the characters jump into an ongoing stage show, in different getups, speaking their own dialogues. But here also the magic of the original remains untouched.
 
Summing up, “Paying Guest” is like a badly cooked and completely tasteless dish served to the hungry movie lovers at a time when they seriously need a good one.
 
Ratings : 1.5 / 5
Tags : Paying Guest Movie Review by Bobby Sing, Paying Guest Film Review by Bobby Sing, Paying Guest Review by Bobby Sing, Paying Guest Review, PG Movie Review, Paying guest, New Bollywood Movies Reviews, New Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Films Released, New Bollwyood Movies Released, Shreyas Talpade, Javed Jaffery, Riya Sen, Neha Dhupia, Asrani, Paintel, New Bollywood Comedy Movie, Hindi Comedy Movies, Inspired Cinema, Bollywood Movies Released in 2009
 
 
19 June 2009 / bobbysing /
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Laxmikant Pyarelal - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

There is an interesting trend of forming a team of two persons as Music Directors in Bollywood. The origin of this tradition goes back to the time of Black & White movies and some of the most famous evergreen songs were given birth by different music director duos still fondly remembered till date.
In my opinion the main idea behind this trend must have come from the centuries old tradition of “Qawwali” Singers, where normally there is a team of two main lead singers supported by more artists at the back. Like “Shankar-Shambhu”, “Sabri Brothers” and many more. May be there is another history behind this but no doubt, this trend has given us thousands of songs to cherish and enjoy in many decades to come like our life support.
Interestingly the famous music director duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, before making into the lime light, were first assistants to another famous music director duo Kalyanji- Anandji.
Laxmikant, was more inclined towards composing and Pyarelal into the arrangement. In fact Pyarelal is considered to be one of the top 5 arrangers in Hindi Film Music History, with outstanding knowledge of Indian Musical Instruments Arrangements.
Laxmikant–Pyarelal popularly known as “LP” were nominated for the Best Music Directors in their very first film itself which was “Parasmani” (1963), but it was “Dosti” (1964), for which they got their first Filmfare award for Best Music Director.
And since then they were nominated almost each and every year for their successful musical scores for more than a decade.
Cheers!
Tags : Dosti, Golden Era of Hindi Film Music, Hindi Film Music, L-P, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Music Director Duo in Hindi Film Music, Parasmani
 
 
16 June 2009 / bobbysing /
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