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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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Let me start with a unique experience I had while watching “3 Idiots” paid premiere in one of Delhi’s leading multiplex on Thursday night. The house was full and everyone was pretty excited to see the last most awaited film of the year 2009. The show was to start at 7pm but unfortunately the print got stuck somewhere and there was a delay announced in the hall of about half an hour. Unusually the wait became long enough to complaint, and the show started 3 hours late at around 10pm. But not a single person in the theater abandoned the show and went back home. Everyone just stayed there in their seats waiting for three long hours along with their kids and family. The ambience made me feel the power, magic and expectations associated with two big names of Bollywood, namely Aamir Khan and Raj Kumar Hirani. And as the movie ended, everyone stood there clapping as refreshed as ever, even after they had spent more than 6 hours sitting in the cinema hall.

In few words, “3 Idiots” fulfills every promise it made and entertains the viewer completely with its engrossing and enlightening content based upon some real life happenings, we see and read about every day. Loosely inspired from Chetan Bhagat’s novel, “Five Point Someone”, it starts with the story of two friends, who are in search of their third adorable room-mate of the engineering college who actually helped them both in finding their own desired path in life. Commencing with a phone call to Madhavan, about their lost friend, the movie keeps shifting between the present & the past and majorly talks about the days they all spent together in the college studying engineering.
 
The first half is full of highly enjoyable moments which have a distinctive Hirani flavor and are sure going to be liked by everyone of any age or gender. The pants dropping humor may be a bit weird for some but the youngsters would not mind it at all for a change. However the engineering college campus and the in-class sequences in the movie do remind you of all the famous medical college scenes in Hirani’s debut masterpiece “Munnabhai M.B.B.S”. The entertaining first half ends on a mystery note, which straight away gets solved post intermission and then the story moves on towards the search of the third lost idiot, Aamir. Though the second half has got some dragging moments in the mid but overall, it makes a good impact on the viewer with a masterstroke used towards the climax having a pleasant surprise twist. And in the end, it makes you leave the hall clapping with a cheerful smile.

Director Rajkumar Hirani brilliantly writes all his scenes along with the talented Abhijat Joshi and the experienced Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The ease with which he showcases serious issues like Suicides by Students, Ragging in Colleges, Faulty Education System based on memorization and the unnecessary competition creating tension is simply commendable. He politely gives his own message through many comic and hilarious sequences in the movie which also have much bigger hidden indications for the society. Further, he humbly goes on to remind you that Are you doing the job you always wished for...? Or you also have just compromised and bowed down to the demanding needs of your greedy surroundings and still regretting the major decision of your life.
 
To be straight, “3 Idiots” is a director’s movie completely. Though it has been more publicized and awaited as an Aamir Khan project, but it would be completely unfair to treat it at par with the perfectionist’s earlier movies where he is in full force as a solo hero. In fact, every big and small character in “3 Idiots”, strongly makes his presence felt, which in turn restrains anybody from calling it an Aamir Khan movie alone. Having said that, I would also like to add that with “3 Idiots” Aamir once again proves his unmatchable understanding of the medium and willingness to work better with a team spirit. He consistently delivers another flawless performance of his shining career under the expert direction of Raj Kumar Hirani. His commitment towards the works shows from the unbelievable slim physique he gets into for the role of a college student after the famous body building act of “Ghajini” and comes out as a clear winner.
 
After Aamir, the next best act comes from Sharman Joshi who very convincingly portrays a complex character of a student caught in a dilemma. It’s unarguably the toughest role and Sharman’s best performance of his career till date. A truly award winning act by the young lad in the Best Supporting Act Category this year. The third idiot, Madhavan equally impresses in the role of an engineering student, wishing to become a wild life photographer from heart. Madhavan, never makes you feel his huge star status in the south and impressively plays his part with a quite conviction. Boman Irani is superb as earlier seen in the similar role of a University professor. Actually, he has mastered this particular kind of character by now and looks great in his messy get up in the movie.
 
Kareena Kapoor hasn’t got a big role in the script, but she still manages to catch your attention through her new look with the glasses. Mona Singh is cool in her few scenes but Javed Jaffery is wasted in a two scene role. The actor playing the studious friend of the 3 Idiots is first rate and Parikshit Sahni thankfully is there with a controlled act. Cinematography is worth mentioning especially in the scenes where the three friends meet at the top of a high rise structure, the beautiful roads in the mountains and the climax scene shot along the blue water lake of Ladakh. Shantanu Moitra’s music is not worth buying as an album, but it impresses and leaves a mark after you have watched the movie in the theater. The song “All Izz Well” keeps growing on the mind, once you understand the real meaning of its lyrics in the movie. Background score suits the mood of the script well and is used creatively in the scenes.
 
Summing up, there is no doubt that “3 Idiots” is one of the finest movies of 2009 and will be a great success at the box office, but at the same time I would like to share a few points I have in mind about the movie :
 
Firstly, the basic format of the movie remains very close to Hirani’s debut venture “Munnabhai MBBS”. It has many similar (not identical) scenes of college classrooms, lectures and exams (though the subjects are different). The interaction between Boman and Aamir is on the similar lines of Boman and Sanjay Dutt. There is also a Hospital Sequence of Sharman getting paralyzed and Aamir curing him with his miraculous ways (quite identical to Carrom Board Sequence in Munna Bhai). And lastly as there was “Jaadoo Ki Jhappi” in Munna Bhai and “Gandhigiri” in “Lage Raho”, similarly here we have a new phrase “All Izz Well” used in 3 Idiots to woo the audiences. So I somewhere felt the basic framework of the movie written around the same commercial elements used in Munna Bhai.
 
Secondly the pregnancy sequence of Mona Singh, where Aamir has to perform as a doctor on the online guidance of Kareena, was a kind of deliberate, filmy and quite far from reality.
 
And thirdly, I couldn’t appreciate the way, Hirani hilariously treated the poor family of
Sharman Joshi and the character of his paralyzed father. He mercilessly used the poor character as a comedian and made the audience laugh at his helpless situation which I didn’t find very amusing. This particular part was not as per the standards set by Hirani himself through his earlier two masterpieces and was an avoidable patch on an otherwise brilliant and highly entertaining flick from the master craftsman.
 
Incidentally, as seen in his previous blockbusters, the master director continues to give you a glimpse of his western influences and favourites by using the animated scene of millions of sperms racing towards becoming a baby, which is highly inspired from a similar sequence in Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex”
 
But despite of the above mentioned points, the talented trio, Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan and Vidhu Vinod Chopra have a sure shot winner in their hands, which will be unanimously liked by all the section of the viewers together and should turn out to be a big success. Raj Kumar Hirani once again proves himself as one of the most talented, gifted and capable directors of Hindi Film Industry. As his third offering he proudly presents an important movie for all the youngsters, which teaches them to just follow their inner dreams and desires. The movie has an ultimate message for all that “You should first aim at enjoying and achieving brilliance in your work and then success will automatically follow”. A must watch indeed.
 
Rating : 4 / 5 (Missed 4.5 due to the unwanted treatment given to Sharman’s poor Family)
 
(Added into my list of “Movies To See Before You Die”)
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25 December 2009 / bobbysing /
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Priyadarshan returns with his trademark style comedy flick featuring almost all the known comedians in the Hindi Film Industry. As suggested by its title the movie goes on and on with every character on the screen following the other and in the process trying very hard to make the viewers laugh. As usual, Priyadarshan once again takes his major inspiration from few English flicks and uses them in his own overused style.  

 
The mistaken identity confusion in the hotel around few similar and confusing names is inspired from “Blame It on the Bellboy” (1992). The same movie also became the inspiration earlier for “One Two Three” which even had Paresh Rawal in a leading role.
 
The climax water disaster in a multi storey hotel is loosely based on a similar (not identical) kind of situation in “The Towering Inferno” (1974).
 
And the plot where a chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss’s dog for ransom is taken from “Screwed” (2000), where also the dog returns to his owner and then she thinks that it’s the chauffer who has been actually kidnapped for a ransom.
 
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22 December 2009 / bobbysing /
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Somehow I missed this important and brilliant movie in my list of Must See Cinema till now, but it has always been there in my collection and a movie close to my heart due to four major reasons. One, because this was the first movie in which I was literally convinced by the flawless acting of Sridevi who efficiently played the role of a grown up girl having the mind of a six year old child. Her authentic portrayal of an innocent small girl made me respect her as an actor in a much bigger way than ever before.
 
Secondly it had my favourite and one of the most versatile actors in Indian Cinema, Kamal Hassan who equally supported Sridevi on the screen with the same sincerity and elegance. In fact, both Kamal Hassan and Sridevi can easily rate “Sadma” as one of the 5 best movies of their sparkling careers. In reality, the movie is still remembered as the key representative of Kamal Hassan’s Hindi Cinema span in particular.
 
The third reason being the unforgettable musical score by the maestro Illayarja, which actually deserves to be there among the Best Original Soundtracks of Hindi Cinema ever. Songs like “Aye Zindagi Gale Laga Le” and “Suramayi Akhiyon Main”, continue to be the favorites of even the current generation of the changing times. Accompanied by the meaningful lyrics of Gulzar, the compositions have the power to take away all the pain of the listener and generate a soothing meditative impact on the mind.
 
Lastly and most importantly, the movie still haunts me with its highly emotional and moving climax sequence when Sridevi regains her normal condition and simply forgets about Kamal who was the only helping hand in her days of suffering. The last scene of the movie at the Railway Station where Kamal tries his best to make her remember his very existence is still fresh in my mind even today. The scene clearly justifies why Kamal Hassan stands tall in the list of the most talented actors in the History of Indian Cinema (irrespective of any language or region). And that’s the power of this touching movie called “Sadma”. If you the love the genre of emotional & meaningful drama then just don’t miss it at any cost.
 
Directed by Balu Mahendra
Starring : Sridevi, Kamal Hassan, Gulshan Grover, Silk Smita & more.
Music : Illayraja
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21 December 2009 / bobbysing /
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Cricket may be the most famous game in India with millions of viewers glued to the screen while a match is on, but the same cannot be said about the several movies made on the game. In fact out of all the flicks written around the sport in the history of Hindi Cinema only two have been successful so far and they are “Lagaan” & “Jannat”. The latest “World Cup 2011” also carries the legacy forward since it’s just another weak project revolving around the game of cricket and it’s currently over famous fixing racket.

However, there is one good thing about the movie and that is the decent intention with which it is made to uncover the invisible racket of match fixing. In the past we have seen “Jannat” which used the fixing plot as a commercial angle to make it likable by the viewers. But in “World Cup 2011” the actor-director Ravi Kapoor, simply tries to give an answer from his side to everyone involved in this degradation of the game. Sadly, that is the only worth mentioning point in the movie, as otherwise it’s quite a weak product quite similar to “Dil Bole Haddipa”, “Victory” and many more.
 
For a change, the story has a repenting Captain of Indian team who is facing a ban for being involved with some bookies and losing the World Cup 2007 in the finals. After a gap of four years he is again given a chance in the World Cup of 2011 and making the best use of it, he fights back with everyone coming in his way towards the cup. The predictable plot lacks the spirit needed in a sports movie and that’s where everything goes wrong for “World Cup 2011”. The story moves too smoothly showcasing all the developments happening on the screen with an impossible ease. A banned captain gets a second chance on a simple request to the coach. The cricket board has only one visible head who can take major decisions all by himself and the Captain of Indian Cricket team attends the party hosted by the bookies accompanied by almost half of his team.
 
Surprisingly there are also number of names taken in the movie which resemble many real life characters immensely famous in Indian Politics and Cricket. Like the captain of the Indian Team is named Ravi Indulkar, who even has a Bengali and Sikh player in his group indicating to the realistic Indian players on the field. The move was good to fetch extra attention from the media but it’s the execution which fails to make its mark on the viewers. Actually every movie on a particular sport essentially requires a lot of home work to be done on the finer details of the game. “World Cup 2011” scores the minimum in this context, since it mainly focuses on exposing the fixing mafia in the game and pays less attention on how the game is actually executed. For instance every time a wicket falls down in the match post intermission, the entire team gathers right on the middle of the pitch and starts jumping, hugging & celebrating (which is a major offense in cricket).
 
Talking about the lead actor-writer-director Ravi Kapoor, he has got the romantic looks and might be able to do much better with some intense training from the right people in the field. Manisha Chatterjee, as his love interest, could not rise above the average level. Prem Chopra, Suresh Oberoi and Zakhir Hussain are just there to do their routine jobs. Cinematography is okay but Aditya Shrivastava saves his better compositions for some another big project. He also seems to be very desperate in his guest appearance in the Tapori Song which is undoubtedly inspired from the “Bhai” number of “Shooting at Lokhandwala”.
 
In all, Ravi Kapoor may have made this project with the noble intentions of resurrecting the controversial image of cricket and its players, but as a movie on the screen, its remains an amateurish effort from the heart.
 
Rating : 1 / 5
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