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January 23, 2017 Monday     

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
 
 
28 December 2016 / bobbysing /
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ShahjehanIt’s not an unknown fact that Kundan Lal Saigal was the inspiration for many renowned singers of Hindi film music including Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. And the exceptional singer-actor is widely considered as the first superstar of Hindi films too, though the term later came into existence with the arrival of Rajesh Khanna.
Revealing his admiration for the blessed performer, Mohd. Rafi approached Naushad with the wish to sing with Saigal in the mid-40s and providing the dream opportunity to the then young singer, Naushad gave him two lines to sing in the song ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Ruhi, Ruhi, Ruhi” apart from performing in the chorus for film SHAHJEHAN (1946). One of the last films of the star, it also had one of his most famous tracks, ‘Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya’ becoming the swan song of Saigal who died in January 1947 at the age of just 42. Incidentally the hit song, which he reportedly wished to be played on his funeral too!
So among all the true admirers of the singing legend, it was only Rafi who got the rare opportunity to sing just 2 lines in a song as ‘‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Ruhi, Ruhi, Ruhi” in the year 1946 that were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri who interestingly also made a debut as a lyricist with film SHAHJEHAN.
However the song still later found its connection with both Kishore Kumar and Anand Bakshi post two decades in ARADHANA released in 1969, when Bakshi wrote another hit with the same opening phrase ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’ and Kishore Kumar made it a rage in the melodious composition by S. D. Burman.
AradhanaConcluding it in a musical manner, where the first “Mere Sapno Ki Rani” was sung by K. L. Saigal along with Mohd. Rafi in the composition of Naushad and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri in the year 1946, the second ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’ was sung by Saigal’s admirer Kishore Kumar under the music direction of S. D. Burman with the lyrics by Anand Bakshi in the year 1969.
But sadly where the first is included among the swan songs of the superstar leaving at such an early age, the second announced the arrival of another making a grand musical entry winning hearts all over as Rajesh Khanna.
Cheers!
(Thanks to Jupe Jones and Rakesh Anand Bakshi for giving the idea through their valuable comments and tweets)
Tags : MERE SAPNO KI RANI The one exceptional phrase connecting K. L. Saigal Mohd. Rafi Kishore Kumar and Rajesh Khanna together, Did You Know facts by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Rare unknown facts about Hindi Cinem at bobbytalkscinema.com, One superstar to another, Mere Sapno Ki Rani Ruhi Ruhi, Articles on Music and Cinema by Bobby Sing at BTC.
 
 
23 November 2016 / bobbysing /
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