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A FLYING JATT - Begins as a fine one time watch spoof but ends with a painfully long second half using a deliberate 'Religious Card' backed by an incomplete awareness. (Review By Bobby Sing).

HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI - A below average, feel good romantic comedy made on a repetitive predictable plot, once again trying to encash PAKISTAN as a comic element. (Review By Bobby Sing).

The inspirations behind SWADES (2004), including a '90s TV series where the director himself played the role of SRK. - By Bobby Sing (BTC Exclusive) (Did You Know - 87).

RUSTOM - Where the first half presents the real life case sensibly, the second half purposefully uses it as a spoof, resulting in a one-time watch crime drama that should have been just between Akshay and Pavan alone. (Review By Bobby Sing).

MOHENJO DARO - Its criminal to choose & agree to this kind of poor script for such a scale, investment and collective efforts by all. (Review By Bobby Sing).

GELO (Punjabi) - Despite its visible shortcomings, this is an appreciable attempt reviving the rich Punjabi literature & its inspiringly bold vision, especially for the young viewers. (Review by Bobby Sing).

BUDHIA SINGH BORN TO WIN - A well-made film on an amazing real life story that leaves you with a severe shock & many unanswered questions in mind raising an important debate. (Review By Bobby Sing).

FEVER - An overstretched thriller that stresses more on long conversations and steamy scenes than its mystery element. (Review By Bobby Sing).

THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL MISHRA - Once again a weird film forcing you to think that how such projects get approved and then made too without any alarm raised in time. (Review by Bobby Sing).

CHAUTHI KOOT (Punjabi) - A perfect example of cinematic art of storytelling with a thoughtful depiction of the dark times in Punjab, without any typical provocative inclusions or the usual biased stuff. (An overview by Bobby Sing).

 
 
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August 30, 2016 Tuesday     
In the last few years, we have repeatedly seen Hindi Film Music officially borrowing old hit Punjabi tracks from private albums/artists and presenting them before the audience as new melodious film songs playing a smart game. And the names include big ventures such as last decade’s LOVE AAJ KAL to the recent AIRLIFT and the latest BAAR BAAR DEKHO featuring Amar Arshi’s ‘Kala Chashma’.
(Click here to read in details about many recent borrowed Hindi film songs from Punjabi music)
Interestingly a similar kind of smart act can now be found in the soundtracks of few recent hit Punjabi films too, wherein a complete composition of a cult Punjabi track from the past is adapted for a fresh film song, but without any official credits given to its original creators.
Mentioning the most recent example in Punjabi Cinema, just a month back we had Diljit Dosanjh’s SARDAAR JI 2 having a well-made catchy track as ‘Poplin or Jatt Da Pajama” taking its entire composition from an immensely popular 90s song ‘Husna De Maalko” that was composed by veteran Charanjit Ahuja and sung by the renowned Sardool Sikandar in his private album with the same title. In fact “Husna De Maalko” was one of the most successful and highest selling album of that decade with all brilliant songs.
For reference just check :
Sardaar Ji 2’s “Poplin/Jatt Da Pajama”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvoZGmpL_7Y
and “Husna De Maalko” (featuring Yograj Singh in its video presentation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDOubgAiWho
Second instance is of the film receiving wide appreciation all over for its fabulous content and performances released just last Friday titled BAMBUKAT. And here we have two songs highly inspired from the cult tracks of the past. The title song “Koi Virla Hi Launda Note Bambukat Te” is again based on the composition of Charanjit Ahuja, sung by ‘Kaliyan Da Raja’ Kuldeep Manak as “Goli Maaro Eho Jahe Banuati Yaar De” in one of his famous private albums.
For reference :
Bambukat’s “Koi Viral Hi Launda Note Bambukat Te”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvoZGmpL_7Y
and
“Goli Maaro Eho Jahe Banuati Yaar De”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3n8w1TTtXE
And the song “Kainthey Wala Pavey Boliyan” takes it all from Dilshad Akhtar’s famous song “Ghund Kad Lai Pataliye Naarey, Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya”, which ironically had its origin in Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Yaadan Vichhre Sajan Diyan Aayian"
For reference :
Bambukat’s “Kainthey Wala Pavey Boliyan”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwFlCXHoB9s
Dilshad Akhtar’s “Ghund Kad Lai Pataliye Naarey, Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QI3016qTUs
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Yaadan Vichhrey Sajan Diyan Aayian”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkimTarg798
Incidentally both the above mentioned films SARDAAR JI 2 and BAMBUKAT have a common music director as Jatinder Shah.
Third in the list is an upcoming film 25 KILLE which also features probably the first ever ‘Single Take’ song in a Punjabi film as “Wah Oh Rabba Mereya” with music by Jaidev Kumar, that is completely based on a composition in which the Late Hazara Singh Ramta used to sing his immensely enjoyable comic poetry in the last century.
For reference :
25 Kille’s “Wah Oh Rabba Mereya”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvoZGmpL_7Y
and
“Ramta Navi Delhi Wich”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV2hgi1Pxms
Continuing the trend in a different manner, another upcoming film MAIN TERI TU MERA has a song “Shama Pai Gayian” with music by Gurcharan Singh, taking its entire inspiration from a Pakistani singer Bushra Sadiq’s track “Aaja Ve Akhiyan Rondiyan”, which was earlier there on Youtube, but now has been taken off for some unknown reasons. And this particular track is a true gem to cherish, if you haven’t heard it before.
For reference :
Main Teri Tu Mera’s “Shama Pai Gayian”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kbp6c-a4fg
and Bushra Sadiq’s
“Aa Ja Ve Akhiyan Rondiyan”
http://www.saavn.com/s/song/punjabi/Ni-Main-Kamli-Yaar-Di-Kamli/Aa-Ja-Ve-Akhiyan-Roandiyan/Pi0ABzxbbWo
As a personal opinion, it’s really great if the music directors wish to make the present generation aware of our rich Punjabi music heritage by adapting these compositions as their fresh film songs enhanced with the new-age advancements. But deservingly mentioning the original source, would have certainly taken these inspired creations to a much higher respectable level unarguably.
Cheers!
(Note: Sharing the above instances, I did check the details posted at their official Youtube links but couldn’t find any mention of the original sources. So please do let me know if they are anywhere mentioned by the makers that I might have missed reading the long lists of the credits shared at their individual pages.)
Tags : New Inspired Songs in Punjabi films, Punjabi Songs inspired from Old Punjabi hits, Copied from Charanjit Ahuja compositions, Copied from Hazara Singh Ramta, Rich Punjabi Music Heritage, Bambukat, Sardaar ji 2, 25 Kille, Main Teri Tu Mera Inspired Songs, Bushra Sadiq Inspired song, Inspired Punjabi Music
 
 
03 August 2016 / bobbysing /
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The name Guru Dutt brings back the memories of a highly sensitive, emotional and loving visionary who could write magical poetry on screen and is unanimously acclaimed as one of the most celebrated filmmaker of not only Indian but World Cinema, sadly living a very short life span of just 39 years. As a reputed actor, producer and director of Hindi movies, his major films are considered as the key representative of Indian cinema and have found there respected places in the All Time Great Movies lists prepared by renowned publications and organisations all over the world.
A lot has been written about Guru Dutt’s personal life, his love affairs, the artistic cinema and his cult films of the past by many renowned authors, columnists, editors and bloggers since his death in 1964. But most of these writings have always focused upon his effective presentation of pain and sadness on the celluloid through his expressive performances, chosen themes, characterizations, music and execution in films such as PYAASA, KAAGAZ KE PHOOL & SAHIB BIBI AUR GHULAM (directed by Abrar Alvi) in particular.
Putting it specifically, a big majority of these write-ups and tribute articles have always shown a deep inclination towards the writer-actor-director’s tragic end and his constant relationship with sadness or loneliness seen in the last years. And very rarely you find anyone mentioning the young, fun loving, flirting Guru Dutt we get to witness in his early films such as 12 O’CLOCK (lawyer/boyfriend), AAR PAAR (taxi driver), MR AND MRS 55 (a cartoonist) and CHAUDHVIN KA CHAND (a young lover).
Personally speaking, I really cherish watching his deep, poetic persona in all the well-made classic films talking about love, tragedies and separations in a sad yet thoughtful mode. But I honestly enjoy watching his amazingly relaxed and effortless performances in the thrillers, light dramas and romantic comedies a lot more finding an entirely different Guru Dutt in deep contrast with the over-famous gloomy image presented, followed and publicized by the majority of people.   
Therefore would like to pay my humble tribute to the true artist by remembering his lesser talked about, pleasing and joyful image on screen in a particular song, where he is spiritedly dancing on a Bhangra (Punjabi) rhythm along with Asha Parekh. And the most amazing fact related with this particular song is that this is from a film that got released in 1963 (as one of his last ventures) post the release of his three cult classics i.e. PYAASA (1957), KAAGAZ KE PHOOL (1959) and SAHIB BIBI AUR GHULAM (1962) that actually established the sad-tragic image within the viewers and the industry.
The song “Kaahey Itna Gumaan Chhoriye, Yeh Mela Do Din Ka” is from film BHAROSA (releasing a year before his death), with music by Ravi, lyrics by Rajinder Krishan and rendition by Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi and chorus. 
     Guru Dutt Dancing in a Bhangra song.
No doubt, these five minutes would introduce you to a completely different Guru Dutt, far away from the image of a depressed-lonely man sitting on the chair in a deserted studio, partially visible through the beam of a streaming sunlight.
Click at the following link for the song video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kSYAhn7Jpw
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10 July 2016 / bobbysing /
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Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com

Addressing my fellow reader friends,
From the last couple of months, I have been realizing (and regretting) a lot of time and effort going into the detailed new Hindi film reviews alone, as I find myself unable to write in short without giving the precise reasoning for the ratings assigned to the new films.
Interestingly this reminds me of famous quote that perfectly fits in here, dealing with the same problem and it goes as,
“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain
Two or more Hindi films are being released every week on a regular basis and it takes a lot of time to write about each one of them in details taking up the entire weekend. As a result many important films, articles and fresh thoughts remain in the pending word files waiting to be given a final shape and presented before the reader friends sharing some new insights.
Moreover a few professional associations are over and the second part of my book series DID YOU KNOW (Vol.2) also needs to be worked upon after receiving a highly encouraging and supportive response from the energetic readers all over India and abroad too. In fact I am more than eager to share a few chapters from it along with many other enlightening articles in the ‘Did You Know’ section of the site that hasn’t been updated since long.
Plus there are so many worth recommending books, poetry, music and a lot to be shared with you all that makes me feel guilty of not writing, due to these demanding weekly reviews eating into a big part of the available time that is already too short thinking about my remaining years.
Hence there would be a change in the way BTC reviews would be coming up from now onwards in a different short style (a glimpse of which was given in the recent SULTAN review) and the detailed write-up will only be there whenever a film gives me something extra-ordinary to mention in some descriptive terms.
A new section/series with many nostalgic pictures/scans/magazine fronts of the past is also going to be there sharing some rare-unseen stuff and these pictures will be simultaneously posted at BTC’s various social network platforms too mentioned below. So there is a lot of relevant content coming next at bobbytalkscinema and I am sure this much needed and thoughtful move will get the full support of my readers with the same precious love and wishes as always.
The decision is really giving me some new positive vibes and I am truly feeling the excitement of presenting many fresh interesting features from today itself at the site awaiting your valuable response.
Hoping our years long association would further get enriched in the coming days with this much required change at BTC. Stay blessed and keep experiencing movies, music, poetry and your own passions of life with
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