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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).

RUNNING SHAADI - An average light hearted (Punjab based) film led by Tapsee Pannu, which you are sure going to enjoy watching on a TV channel instead of the costly multiplex. (Review By Bobby Sing).

RANGOON - Well shot, designed & performed but a dialogue in the film itself says, "Public SHOT nahin, FILM dekhti hai". (Review by Bobby Sing).

 
 
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March 24, 2017 Friday     
A recent visit to the Cremation Ground for the last rituals of a life fully lived, forced me to think about the sanctity of the place once again. The place which no longer seems to be the same as it used to be a few decades ago when we were kids. In those years we used to become frightened chatting about it, would feel uncomfortable hearing its name and were extremely scared of even passing in front of its huge gate for some unknown reasons (which we got to understand later explained by the life itself). But that was not just our state of mind, as we remember seeing many adults behaving in the similar manner too, in front of us like kids. So, the place unarguably had a much higher, respectful and even frightful perception in our hearts like a place of worship a few decades before.
However at present, the scenario has changed drastically, wherein the words FEAR or RESPECT don’t seem to be living around the place anymore and the people don’t even look like remembering the term ‘INROSPECTION’ in those few minutes they spend in that sacred premises.
So on that dark rainy day, as I watched the body language and insane gestures of the people moving besides the rising red-yellow flames burning the lifeless body, I could only think of these few words that,
“Either the man has surpassed all possible phases of human evolution and has already got The Ultimate Enlightenment OR He has simply understood and won over the term GOD through all his worldly achievements and has now got no FEAR of whatsoever in his mind.”
Because the above seems to be the only reason which can give the much needed courage to a person that he feels no shame in picking up his loudly ringing mobile phone, standing right in between the burning bodies and then even goes on having a few minutes conversation on it, walking some careless steps to and fro without any fear.
Today, The Man surely seems to have overcome all the possible divine spiritual powers since he now feels no harm in discussing the rainfall or the extreme cold of the season standing in between the mourning family and can even ask the current score of the ongoing match quietly from a friend standing at the back. To add further, it gave me the shock of my life when I even saw few men standing besides the burning pyre for long, just to feel some heat in the unbearable cold of the season.
The 21st Century man undoubtedly seems to have risen above all levels of human consciousness as he completely feels at ease to even check his FACEBOOK comments, Tweets and Missed Calls on his mobile, while standing behind one of the family member shedding tears for the beloved he has lost.
And The New Age Man undeniably has got nothing more to win or prove to the ALMIGHTY since he finds no need of any kind of silence or meditation to be practiced in those few precious minutes spent in the cremation ground.
Because in the end, its always another person and the other’s family which is on the suffering end and not me!
The experience of watching such absurdities displayed by many brave grown-ups present there, made me feel as if the place is in fact not a learning or meditating place any more as it used to be for many mystics and spiritual Gurus in the past. A place where they all used to meditate on the very truth of life only to come back refreshed in order to help the mankind. A place, which actually had the power to transform and enlighten a human being in a split of a second showing him his own end like a mirror. 
Perhaps in this mad commercialization of the monetary world, the place has lost the ability to awaken, enlighten or even frighten the today’s man showing him the end which he is going to meet too, sooner or later, without any exception.
It seems that today the mankind has simply lost it or in other words we have all lost it completely. Because, if the sanctity of a Cremation Ground is not accepted or realized then man has honestly lost the only place which could provide him an instant blessed enlightenment in absence of any Living Guru or Master.
If truth be told, then the place needs to be respected as ‘A Divine Sacred Scripture’ or ‘A  Holy Land’ as it deserves no lesser respect than that being our only final destination……..! And we all should ideally bow down before entering or even surpassing the premises like a divine religious place since there is no other bigger LIVE teacher than this in the entire universe who can show us the one & only truth at our face……….that is OUR DEATH.
With a hope that we all get our good old sanity back in life soon…………I would like to end with a life-teaching line from Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Bhagat Ravidas Ji and it says,
“Maati Ko Putra, Kaise Nachat Hai!”
(Look how the puppet called man made of sand,
forgetfully dances in his timely life given!)

HIS BLESSINGS
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22 January 2013 / bobbysing /
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Mausam Beeta Jaaye - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

This amusing incident was told by the most natural actor of Hindi Cinema, Balraj Sahni many decades ago in Radio Vividh Bharati’s “Fauji Bhaiyon Ka Jaymala” program which used to air on Sunday afternoon in those years.
It happened while Bimal Roy and his team was shooting DO BIGHA ZAMEEN in a small village of Bihar and the scene had Balraj Sahni walking with a baggage (Gathri) on his shoulders with the song played along saying,
“Dharti Kahey Pukar Ke, Beej Bichha Le Pyar Ke,
Mausam Beeta Jaaye, Mausam Beeta Jaaye”
As the shot was being canned, suddenly a local village labourer (unaware of the shooting) came close to Balraj Sahni and said,
“Do Tho Hum Ko Bhi Do” (Give me two pieces too!)

On this uninvited interruption, Bimal Da shouted “Who is this man coming in between the scene?”. Seeing this Balraj Sahni asked him to be calm and then asked the labourer that “What did he want?”
Listening the question, the person innocently replied, “Arey Khud Hi To Bechat Ho Haak Lagaa Kar Aur Humse Poochh Rahey Ho?"
“Kya Bech Rahaa Hoon” asked Balraj Sahni to which he surprisingly answered,
"Arey Kaise Burbak Ho…….Khud Hi To Keh Rahey Ho "MAUSAMBI TAAJAA HAI…..MAUSAMBI TAAJAA….!"
And Balraj Sahni had no answer to his sweet remark on the lyrics being sung.
Actually he had it heard the song in his own way which actually had the words, “Mausam Beeta Jaaye, Mausam Beeta Jaaye”. But he took the words as “Mausambi Taaja Hai, Mausambi Taaja” and Balraj Sahni as the fruit seller selling fresh Mausambi (also known as Citrus Limetta or Sweet lime, a fruit just like Orange).

Now just try to listen the words used in the song from this perspective and you will sure have a good laugh at the similarities in its pronunciation.
Cheers!
{Courtesy : Shared by a dear friend Mr. IPS Bawa (Anchor/Commentator)}
Tags : When Balraj Sahni was mistaken as a FRUIT SELLER by a local villager, Did You Know Facts about Bollywood, Unknown Trivia about Hindi Films, Do Bigha Zameen Anecdote, Interesting Shootin Anecdotes of Hindi Films, Amazing Bollywood Trivia at bobbytalkscinema.com
 
 
21 January 2013 / bobbysing /
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In the past 3 decades Jackie Chan has successfully developed and maintained his own kind of genre full of unbelievable action, acrobatic fights, thrilling moments, unlimited fun and decent humour entertaining all age groups ranging from the innocent kids to the intelligent old. His latest offering is also made on the similar format showcasing all the essential ingredients of a Jackie Chan film but still cannot be rated at par with his earlier classics since its not that exciting as it may seem from its short synopsis.

This time the heist specialist or treasure hunter Chan takes up an assignment to deliver the 12 bronze heads of the Chinese Zodiac, stolen from Chinese dynasty's Summer Palace centuries ago. The location of few of those heads is known but the rest need to be discovered and brought back. Chan and his crew are hired to find these 12 bronze heads and the film is all about their adventurous expedition to complete the collection.
It begins with a novel, exciting & well shot sequence where Chan is escaping from a mansion after completing his ongoing mission. It sets the mood right and you are all game for watching something very exciting and exceptional coming up in the next reels. But unfortunately, despite having some great action sequences, CZ12 doesn’t turn out to be that entertaining as expected. The fun and humor element is not the same as found in Chan’s other movies and the characters are very weak, foolish and forced which are not able to impress at all. Particularly the bunch of pirates and the girls are simply there to act as few silly characters in the film and nothing more.
A major negative feature of the film is the use of French and other foreign languages in it for a considerable period of time without any English subtitles on the screen, which forces you to keep watching it helplessly like a fool. After few initial good moments the screenplay becomes directionless and only aims at the thrilling actions sequences thrown in to keep the pace going. The camerawork is truly superb as usual and the background score successfully manages to excite you in all those well conceived brave scenes, especially the ones involving the sky diving and volcano sequences.
So if you are a die-hard Jackie Chan fan from decades, then this film will surely remind you of his gems such as ARMOUR OF GOD (1986) and more. But at the same time, will not give you a similar experience in the theater watching the miracle man. Yet, CZ12 might impress many young viewers not familiar with the amazing living legend called Jackie Chan. And at the age of 58 (with more than 100 films), I can’t even imagine any other person in the entire globe performing such risky and unbelievable stunts all alone by himself like a rubber man.
To say it all, as a true fan of the maestro I loved watching CZ12 and its crazy sequences but as an exciting adventure project its not upto the mark if compared to Chan’s earlier gems and could be a lot better (keeping in mind its interesting plot). The man is there in the entire film standing tall as always and if this is supposed to be his last major action project, then it surely deserves to be seen by all his fans as a must for this one reason alone.
Rating : 2 / 5
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20 January 2013 / bobbysing /
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The visionary director Sudhir Mishra’s filmography can easily be divided into two parts where in the first he gave us some worth watching masterpieces like YEH WOH MANZIL TO NAHIN (1987), MAIN ZINDA HUN (1988), DHARAVI (1992), IS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHIN (1996) and HAZARON KHWAISHEN AISI (2003) which are widely included in the list of cult classics of Hindi Cinema by the lovers of meaningful films. But then in his second innings, the director delivered many half baked kind of projects such as CHAMELI (2003), KHOYA KHOYA CHAND (2007), TERA KYA HOGA JOHNY (2009) and YEH SAALI ZINDAGI (2011) in which “Tera Kya Hoga Johny” somehow also got leaked over the net even before its official release. So keeping in mind the track record of Sudhir Mishra, I had my doubts about INKAAR, despite of seeing some interesting promos released by its marketing team. Yet the excitement to watch both Chitrangda & Arjun Rampal together in the lead roles was strongly there and I also wished to see Sudhir back in form once again like a true fan.

As a pleasant surprise, the film started off on an interesting offbeat note but within the next 40 minutes it was pretty clear that the director repeatedly has made a mediocre product which unsuccessfully tries to maintain a difficult balance between commercial & artistic cinema exactly like his last few attempts, which failed to make an impact on the viewers. Hindi Cinema has already seen few good films on this subject of “Sexual Harassment at the workplace” lead by the successful AITRAAZ (2004) by Abbas Mustan, which was actually an unofficial version of English hit DISCLOSURE (1994). The sensitive issue was also touched by Madhur Bhandarkar in his CORPORATE (2006) and by Basu Chatterjee too in his SHEESHA made in 1986. So the key was not only the potential plot but its innovative execution by the veteran director which could have win over the viewers with its fine blend of love, sex and sarcastic humor.

Unfortunately, Sudhir Mishra fails to portray these three important aspects of the subject in his uneven script or direction impressively. Due to which INKAAR can easily be called a tiring, repetitive and uninteresting venture giving you much less in return of your expectations. No doubt, the film begins well on a different note, straight away coming to the topic, following a new path with a jury judging the complaint filed by Chitrangda. But as it progresses, the whole excitement around the case simply vanishes off because of its weak writing, many silly characters (particularly the office colleagues) and all predictable developments in its storyline. In fact, this was one of those movies which forced me to check the watch repeatedly to see that why they are not declaring the interval?
The film is unable to make any kind of long lasting impact mainly because of the confusion between its ‘Harassment’ plot and the love story developing quietly among its lead characters. Basically revolving around the ego clashes only, its climax makes you wonder that if there was such a strong undercurrent of love hidden in Chitrangda’s heart then for what actually she had filed the complaint against Arjun? Moreover, at times its really hard to believe that its a Sudhir Mishra film when you are shown a melodramatic father teaching his kid in the flashback, a mother whispering a strange suggestion in her daughter’s ears, Saurabh Shukla playing a weird singer in a song and a track with lyrics “Maula Tu Maalik Hai, Allah Tu Maalik Hai” running in the background of an intense bed-room scene? So with such an uninspiring writing INKAAR completely fails to take advantage of both Chitrangda and Arjun who indeed perform well in their complex roles, much better than their previous films.
Arjun Rampal gives a fine performance as the victim ahead than Chitrangda who plays the sensuous, ambitious and wicked lady blaming Arjun. She looks gorgeous on the screen in the first hour of the film. But post that the beauty somehow loses its charm may be because of too many close ups opted by the cinematographer. Deepti Naval as the neutral judge is a complete natural but among the supporting cast actors such as Vipin Sharma and Kawaljit Singh remain wasted. Musically it has nothing great to offer and the same can be said about its background score too which is unable to create any excitement.
Ending on an honest note, I would like to mention that if a film is strongly promoted as a project talking about ‘Sexual Harassment” then it frankly creates some obvious expectations in the viewer’s mind related with sex and exciting verbal arguments between its key characters. But INKAAR neither satisfies the Male Ego with its fiery scenes or advancements nor pacifies the Female Ego with some well written scenes justifying her awkward position. As a result, it simply remains a confused film caught between its two plots of harassment and love which actually serve no specific purpose at all. Therefore you can easily skip it in the theaters and watch it as it gets released in the home video market.

Rating : 2 / 5

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