A warm welcome to all friends visiting the site with a loving invitation to read my personal expressions on movies, music, poetry and life.

Music and Movies are like Ears and Eyes to me and if you also feel the same, then you are going to enjoy every moment spent on my works here, for sure.

Do send in your valuable comments and suggestions as they would be my guide for all the future works.

ENJOY!

NOOR - What a confused and lazy way to make a crime investigative thriller with neither thrills nor any investigations ending on a weird note. (Review By Bobby Sing).

This Friday's One Line Reviews by Bobby Sing for making your movie plans..

When my Career Consultancy didn't work for a few strangely concerned parents. - by Bobby Sing (Few Life Inspiring Words - 23).

FAST & FURIOUS 8 (English/Hindi) - Partially enjoyable, but strictly for the fans loving the action genre. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing].

MANJE BISTRE (Punjabi) - It seems Punjabi Cinema is now stuck with period dramas focusing on a 'Vyah Wala Ghar' as their latest repetitive obsession. (Review By Bobby Sing).

BEGUM JAAN (Hindi) / RAJKAHINI (Bengali) - Benegal's MANDI meets Manto's TOBA TEK SINGH and Mehta's MIRCH MASALA in this bold but over dramatic effort, sadly remaining too bland to be called an epic despite its noble intentions. (An overview by Bobby Sing).

The last 2 shows at REGAL and the one man behind the event, nobody knows about. (A detailed emotional and technical description by Bobby Sing).

MUKTI BHAWAN (Hotel Salvation) - Could have been a classic, but surely deserves to be seen for its subject, performances and Varanasi in particular. (Review by Bobby Sing).

LAALI KI SHAADI MEIN LAADDOO DEEWANA - Stay away from this marriage and its tiring absurdity. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing].

MIRZA JUULIET - One of those strictly avoidable films that make you wonder why they got made and for whom? (Review By Bobby Sing).

 
 
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April 26, 2017 Wednesday     

Choose A Job

A few years back, I was invited by a friend for a ‘Career Consultancy Fair’ in a school, with a duty to take up a stall solving the queries of parents and students regarding their choice of careers.
The fair began at 10 am and around 1 pm before the lunch my organizer friend quietly came and politely said, “Bhai, Lets go for a round and another person will take care of your seat meeting the parents.”
I readily walked away with him and we kept roaming for an hour before he told me the real thing behind our aimless wandering. Actually the inner story was that a few parents had made some objections over my way of consultancy provided to the 15+ young students as I was asking them about,
“What they passionately wished to do as WORK in their life?” instead of
“What they ideally should do to earn some big MONEY?”
So in the language of those few parents, I was encouraging the students to choose a stream as per their inner passion, unnecessarily pushing them towards a huge risk………… instead of guiding them towards a stream which will more securely help them to become richer and successful in life in a much safer manner.
With a lot of curiosity in mind, I insisted on meeting those parents. And meeting them I asked one of the well-educated mothers in the group that,
“What will you like your son to be in life…… happy or rich?”
She replied, “I would like him to be rich… as happiness will easily follow the money earned!”
Since the fair was organized by one of my friends, I stopped that discussion right there and walked away saying sorry to those group of parents, apologizing for the inconvenience caused unintentionally.
They were happy watching me walk away all alone without any student following and I noticed a few students looking towards me with many unanswered questions in mind.
In the evening, my organizer friend called me again explaining the situation and he honestly confessed, “Sorry Bhai, I know you were right but I could not accept that in front of the parents for professional reasons.”
I had nothing to say in response and could only say “Never Mind” before cutting off the phone.
However that day I once again realized that one of the easiest tasks in life is to get married and have some kids becoming a family soon.
But one of the most difficult tasks of life is to be a PARENT……… capable of guiding the kids to be happy and contended in life with minimum regrets in mind.
Probably the most difficult task of them all!
HIS BLESSINGS
© April 2017 – Bobbysing/Harpreet/bobbytalkscinema
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20 April 2017 / bobbysing /
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From Letters to Gifs

Before the 80s, we used to write truly personal letters with special wishes expressed in length full of loving warmth and feelings, reaching the recipient after days or weeks (keeping them waiting for the same).

Before the 90s, there were greeting cards, having nothing written in the inside but a designer message flashed on the front. We still used to write a few lines on the inner blank space as our personal message for the recipients expressed from the deepest core of our heart.

In the 90s, the greeting cards companies also thought of getting over with the blank insides, and they started printing a nice, poetic message in the inner pages. So, we stopped thinking about those few lines too and started writing just the name with our own hands before sending them to our friends or relatives.

In the new millennium, mobiles got introduced and message-exchange was here between the exclusive mobile owners. A few wrote them by themselves and others forwarded them ahead, finding it more easy and convenient.

Post 2005, even the messages were being created by the network companies themselves initiating the festive celebrations (in text format) and everyone started forwarding them adding one or two personal lines on their own as per the ongoing festival season.

Post 2010, social networking gained much momentum and with introduction of Android phones, picture messages started getting circulated or forwarded without any personal warmth.

And now since 2014, animated Gif images are here and we are just forwarding them with a movement of our thumb at Whats App, Messenger and more without even thinking for a second before collectively sending them to hundreds of friends at one go as some kind of painful ritual to be followed.

No doubt that makes us all well connected with each other like living in a ‘Global Mohalla’ instead of a ‘Global Village’. But what we have really lost in the process is that personal warmth, the lovable personal touch, the heartfelt personal expressions and the fragrance of the beloved found in those letters or hand written cards coming from the post reaching after a few days.

No doubt we are now living a much better standard of living with loads of gadgets making life much easier and comfortable than ever before. But in this process, we have certainly surrendered and converted ourselves into mere robots willfully avoiding and forgetting the art of writing a few heartfelt lines of love and affection for our close beloveds.

So next time a festival comes, may be through phones only, but do try to write a few lines of your own for your beloveds, instead of just copying and pasting someone else’s forwarded message in a split of a second.

With warm wishes for the coming new year to all,
Keep cherishing music, movies, poetry and art along bobbytalkscinema.com
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Surfing the book-files stored on my phone while travelling on the Delhi Metro, I just came across a short story titled GULLI DANDA penned by Munshi Premchand. And such was the power in the maestro’s simple words that I felt like writing on the subject in Hindi itself recalling my own childhood when we too used to play the “Indian Sport” so passionately.
Hindi and Urdu have been the languages I love to write my poetic verses in since the school days. But have written a heartfelt note on the nostalgic childhood in Hindi after a long time and hope it somehow reaches your heart making an instant connect.

HIS BLESSINGSGulli Danda

 

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