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!

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 29, 2017 Wednesday     

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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HIS BLESSINGS

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31 December 2016 / bobbysing /
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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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02 September 2015 / bobbysing /
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You must have read several articles about the importance of daughters in our life, how they actually complete a family bringing in much more love, understanding, responsibility and awareness in both the parents as well as the other members of a family. How their presence is essential for a society as a whole and how several programs, initiatives or government schemes are being planned to uplift the position of woman in our country since many decades. How every educated, concerned and socially aware person around us very well knows and understands the importance of “Women Equality and Empowerment” in our still developing Indian society and How the recent years have witnessed much more efforts and time being devoted towards this particular issue all over the country.
However recently through a personal experience I realized that despite so much being said and done in this specific direction, our hidden reservations, worries and fears of the unpredictable future with a sort of burden are still intact as it is, when it comes to greeting the family and parents blessed with a charming girl child. To make it more clear, most of the Indian families living in various regions, largely consider birth of a girl child as an auspicious occasion referring it as “Lakshmi Aagman” since ages. The girl is called with the name of Goddess Lakshmi (meaning Goddess of Wealth) and the family members are wished saying, “Aapke Ghar Lakshmi Aayi Hai!” like a ritual adapted religiously.
But on the contrary, if you look at the smiling faces of those people carefully, then they have a completely different story to tell which makes you question that,
“Is this reference to Goddess Lakshmi being used just to console the family blessed with a girl child, keeping in mind all the future traditions to follow including the curse of Dowry, or they really feel that joy on the arrival of a goddess in the family from heart?”

If truth be told then it doesn’t seem to be any kind of joy in reality since the wide use of this reference clearly indicates that even the well educated minds of the society still consider a girl child as a burden, particularly a financial burden which they then try to console or balance calling the newly born kid as Lakshmi.

Digging more into the psyche, had this not been the reason then why nobody chooses to greet the adorable newly born girl in a family as the arrival of Goddess Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge and Education) or Durga (Goddess of Shakti/Power) giving her innocent identity a much wider expansion.
On a personal note, I would love to have our daughters becoming more educated, self dependent and achievers in various fields as Goddess Saraswati along with discovering more self-power to fight all the evils of this world following the footsteps of Goddess Durga.
Hence as I feel in this new age of awareness, every baby girl should be greeted as the representative of the three Goddesses Lakshmi, Sararswati and Durga together instead of only one, eliminating all worries of the future giving them more deserving respect and power.

Just give it a thought and greet them with more love, respect & confidence in the future with HIS BLESSINGS.

bobby sing
(1st January 2015)
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