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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.

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IRADA - A strictly average but shocking real life inspired film, bravely revealing another brutal truth of Punjab, also reminding you of Julia Robert's classic ERIN BROCKOVICH. (Review By Bobby Sing).

THE GHAZI ATTACK - Ignoring the filmy touches, it largely remains a rare and delightful focused war movie featuring a talented cast ensemble that deserves to be given a chance for sure. (Review by Bobby Sing).

This Friday's One Line Reviews from BTC for your weekend plans - By Bobby Sing.

JOLLY LLB 2 - The second half turns it into a fairly entertaining above average film taking too many creative liberties, crossing the limits of respect and logic in its court room sequences. (Review By Bobby Sing).

KUNG FU YOGA (English/Hindi) - Just fast paced action, eye-catching visuals, stunning girls, a little fun and no yoga results in a hugely disappointing film. (Review by Bobby Sing).

KHAIDI NO. 150 (Telugu) - A power-packed comeback film from the BOSS, bringing forward three socially relevant issues along with the typical entertaining format of a double role. (Review by Bobby Sing).

QATL (1986) took it all from IN BROAD DAYLIGHT (TV Film/1971), but the two still have their own distinctive culminations deserving an equal applause. - A revealing overview by Bobby Sing..

KAABIL - Watch it just for the impressive blind acts and an emotionally likeable first hour, as you already know about the rest, unexpectedly conceived in a twist-less filmy manner. (Review by Bobby Sing).

RAEES - Shockingly strictly routine with the only enjoyable merit being the Shah Rukh-Nawaz clash. (Review By Bobby Sing).

XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (English) - Fultoo-action oriented our kind of paisa-vasool filmy entertainment. (Review by Bobby Sing).

 
 
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February 23, 2017 Thursday     

Qatl-In Broad Daylight-Bobby Talks CinemaAs a lesser-discussed and largely forgotten but ‘well-made’ Hindi crime thriller, QATL was released in 1986 post the sudden demise of one of the most gifted performers of Indian cinema Sanjeev Kumar and thus was dedicated to the legend too as respectfully mentioned in the very first slide of the film’s opening titles. Produced and directed by R. K. Nayyar, the project director of QATL was his wife Sadhna Nayyar (the famous actress) and the film was written by J. P. Choksey (story), Vinod Rattan (screenplay) and Madan Joshi (dialogue).

Featuring Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Sarika, Ranjeeta, Marc Zuber and Ashok Kumar (in a special appearance as the Fakir), QATL is the story of a stage actor who goes blind in an accident and then finds out the truth about his unfaithful wife and her affair in that helpless state. Controlling his anger, he smartly plans to murder the betraying wife and successfully does that too taking all possible precautions leaving no clues to trace. Enacted in a fabulously subtle manner by the maestro Sanjeev Kumar, the final hour of the thriller is about how he escapes the police enquiry and in the end comes up with a unique twist in the court forming the USP of the film.

With music given by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics by Rajinder Krishan and Anand Bakshi, QATL has a couple of melodious, meaningful tracks too and it also uses clips from another famous film of Hari Bhai (Sanjeev Kumar), in which he did nine unusual roles with completely different get ups titled NAYA DIN NAI RAAT (1974).

Now coming to the revealing section of the write-up, which would sure disappoint many, I recently found the film almost entirely inspired (lifted) from an English TV film, after getting the valuable information in a comment received by a BTC friend at the site.

Its an American TV film titled IN BROAD DAYLIGHT aired in 1971 and is directed by Robert Day featuring Richard Boone, Suzanne Pleshette, Stella Stevens, John Marley and more. Written by Larry Cohen, the film has an exactly similar plot, story progression and many key sequences too as seen in QATL including the disguise, round fire staircase, the falling umbrella and the lady with the child in a pram.

However, the delightful silver lining in this particular case is that despite taking it all from the English TV film, QATL still comes up with its own unique climax which is completely different from the original and highly entertaining too. But at the same time the original IN BROAD DAYLIGHT also has a brilliant culmination which says it all without even a single dialogue in the final sequence of the film so cleverly.

Therefore, intentionally skipping writing anything about the two different and equally praiseworthy endings keeping the mystery intact, I am sharing the links of both the original and inspired film here for all the interested readers, so that you can also see them together and enjoy their individual excellence in execution, reaching your own conclusions.

QATL (1986) - https://youtu.be/3_kpP021HEw
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT (1971) - https://youtu.be/tVMcLffeL6s

Do write in post watching the films, as I would love to read your views about the two unique endings.
Cheers!

Note : A big thanks to V. Madhurageetha for giving the exclusive information.

Tags : QATL (1986) took it all from IN BROAD DAYLIGHT (TV Film/1971), Qatl (1986) and its inspirations, Inspired Films, Lifted Films, Copied Films, Inspired but still original, Sanjeev Kumar playing the blind, Inspired Cinema List at bobbytalkscinema.com by Bobby Sing
 
 
30 January 2017 / bobbysing /
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2016 was no doubt a highly disappointing year in terms of Hindi film music despite much awaited projects coming from the reputed composers and major production houses.  Thankfully we still had some worth watching films releasing in the year with two particular ones also moving into the ‘Movies To See Before You Die’ list at BTC.

Here are the top ten films that received the highest ratings (above 3 stars) in the year 2016 (in order of their release).

1.  Neerja – 4/5
2.  Aligarh – 4/5
3.  Kapoor & Sons – 3.5/5
4.  Laal Rang – 3.5/5
5.  Udta Punjab – 3.5/5
6.  Waiting – 3.5/5
7.  Budhia Singh - Born To Win
(Enters the reputed list of must watch films due to its shockingly shameful biographical subject and a powerful execution.)
8.  Pink – 4/5
9.  Island City
(Enters the reputed must watch list due to its exceptional, innovative content and a futuristic way of execution showing us the alarming reality.)
10.  Dangal - 4/5

In addition, following are the other worth watching films receiving 3 stars ratings by BTC due to either their exclusive subject, execution, a few rare tracks or the entertainment factor.

1.  Chalk-N-Duster
2.  Airlift
3.  Nil Battey Sannata
4.  Phobia
5.  Sultan
6.  Madaari
7.  Kaafiron Ki Namaaz (Released straight on Youtube)
8.  Parched
9.  Fan
10.  Raman Raghav 2.0
11.  Dhanak
12.  Jugni
13.  Saat Uchakkey
14.  M. S. Dhoni

Hope next year we get to see many more films entering into the lists giving us much less to complain.

Cheers!

Tags : Top Ten Hindi Films Released in 2016 at BTC, Top 10 films with the highest star ratings at BTC, The best films to be seen in 2016, More than 3 star ratings films of year 2016, Not to missed movies in the year 2016.
 
 
30 December 2016 / bobbysing /
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Holding BackThis real life inspired short film titled HOLDING BACK strongly points towards the one subject people are even scared of discussing and talking about, the only undeniable truth, the certain reality of our lives…… i.e. DEATH.

Directed by Wilson Louis, its indeed a worth praising effort inspired from an actual incident of 1999 and its really good to see the writer-director choosing this thoughtful, emotional subject moving much ahead than the usual ‘attention-seeking’ plots often seen in the world of short films.

Getting an appreciable support from the veteran actors and technicians, HOLDING BACK has Seema Biswas and Ananth Mahadevan playing the parents and Kunal Kumar, Raj Arjun and Aditya Lakhia as the other key characters. But without disclosing anything about its basic storyline (keeping the shock-value intact), the film revolves around a mother and the trauma she courageously goes through in an unexpected situation arising during their journey together in a train.

The true story strongly makes you think about the value of each and every second lived unconsciously, assuming that there is still a lot of time left in our given days….. whereas in reality we might not be able to see the next beautiful morning and even the present day’s evening.

Personally it reminded me of a particular phrase of Guru Nanak in Sri Guru Granth Sahib where he says,
“Hum Aadmi Haan Ik Dami”.
Meaning, we all are actually dependent upon the existence of only one breath.

Do watch it as a must along with the end credits and at the time of writing this article the film could be seen at the following link (as a finalist in the Filmfare short film awards):
http://www.filmfare.com/awards/short-films-2017/finalists/holding-back/722

Cheers!
HIS BLESSINGS

Tags : HOLDING BACK Short Hindi Film Review by Bobby Sing, Thought provoking short films, Films reminding you of the uncertain DEATH, Must Watch Short Films Review at bobbytalkscinema.com
 
 
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