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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 28, 2017 Friday     
You got to be exceptionally brilliant having a few appreciable love songs in the package, if you are once again presenting the same old formulaic love story of Romeo-Juliet mixed with the climax of Punjab’s folk tale Mirza-Sahiba, calling it MIRZA JUULIET. Plus you desperately need to have some USP in the film too lifting it above the routine ‘seen before’ kind of love story bringing the required freshness.
(Spoilers Ahead)
Sadly director Rajesh Ram Singh isn’t able to provide anything mentioned above in his below average MIRZA JUULIET which simply falls flat in terms of novelty and even the lead pair looks pretty aged in their close ups and some scenes lacking the mass appeal. Wasting a powerful potential twist the film could have been much better focusing on the sub-plot of rape before marriage and its decisive political outcome creating a scary chaos. But the makers strangely keep sticking to the clichéd outdated pattern and deliver a film standing nowhere in the category of young romantic musicals.  
Vaguely talking about the Hindu-Muslim clashes, harassment of women within the family, scary political ambitions of goons and corrupted Police department in the interiors, MIRZA JUULIET takes it clear clues from films such as ISHAQZAADEY, TANU WEDS MANU, GANGS OF WASSEYPUR and more, but still remains unable to impress neither through its lead pair or their passionate love story treated quite awfully.
In fact the only novelty in the film is its lead female protagonist, who is not shy of verbally discussing or practicing sex with her lover making a bold statement and then informs about the same to her influential fiancé too when she is high on booze. The first half strangely keeps focusing on the same with a silly horny character and the second half simply becomes the typical runaway saga as usual. Moreover the climax yet again comes up with a similar conclusion we last saw in MIRZYA making no impact whatsoever on the already exhausted audience.
However in a 130 minutes long terribly stretched love story, we do have a shockingly disturbing scene as a dialogue between an elder brother and his sister, post her sudden pre-marriage rape by the would-be husband. Unfortunately the director and his writer could not present it in any highly impressive manner, which could have been a major twist and the much desired USP of the script resulting in a lot better film.
Playing the Juuliet, Pia Bajpai tries her best overdoing the act of Parineeti Chopra as seen in ISHAQZQAADE and Darshan Kumar as Mirza never appears to be the hero of a young love story despite of being pretty decent. As a result you neither feel any chemistry nor any emotional connect with the lead pair affecting the overall impact. In the supporting role, Chandan Roy Sanyal plays a clown like villain confusingly portrayed by the writers and Priyanshu Chatterjee keeps trying to enact a role of a local don, not actually suiting his persona to be very honest. In the technical department the cinematography gives you a deja-vu kind of feel reminding you of films set in the similar local regions and the soundtrack doesn’t have anything worth mentioning to support the on screen romance.
In all, revolving around a tragedy, the film is a tragedy itself, which certainly forces you to think that why such lifelessly repetitive movies get made and for what kind of target audience?
Rating : 1+1 / 5 (with the additional 1 for the fresh sub-plot of a pre-marriage rape criminally wasted by the makers.)
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07 April 2017 / bobbysing /
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Just when the debate of Nepotism (preference to family and known people) was all over in the news, releases MACHINE, the debut film of Mustafa Burmawalla, son of Abbas Burmawalla (from the famous director duo Abbas-Mastan). And it clearly gives out a verdict that nepotism alone cannot establish you in the industry without any exceptional talent and certainly not when the other more important decisive factor is also not on your side i.e. The LUCK.

In other words, nepotism can surely get you an easy first chance. But the rest completely depends upon your destiny (luck), talent, the product and its strategic release in the theaters in that particular order.

Moreover, one also cannot make it when almost every decision regarding his crucial launch turns out to be hopelessly stale, lifeless and quite poor in taste too, shockingly executed by two experienced directors of the industry. Giving you the actual picture, it’s quite surprising that the director duo decided to launch their family boy in such an outdated and awful film based on a script that is an offspring of their own BAAZIGAR (which itself was a very fine inspired version of an English hit). So right from the first car race sequence to the sight of Dalip Tahil as the father, MACHINE strongly reminds you of BAAZIGAR without making any sort of impact and can easily be rated as probably the worst attempt of Abbas-Mastan in their entire career.

Despite having everything as per their trademark style including an eye catching production value, foreign locations, appealing camerawork, racy background score and a lot of forced glamour, MACHINE still fails to leave a mark as it offers nothing novel in its storyline moving on the same old clichéd plot of the 90s following a depressingly boring progression. The dialogues are unable to create any aura and the girls incapable of winning over the audience missing the sex-appeal. In fact lacking the freshness required, Kiara did remind me of Esha Deol at many places to be brutally honest.

Enacting a negative yet tailor made role Mustafa is just okay with no display of any extraordinary sparks of a hero and the same can be said for the girls too playing it in a typical routine manner. Ronit Roy once again looks fine in a negative role whereas Johny Lever is simply there in a few deliberately inserted sequences as the maker’s lucky mascot.

Interestingly music which used to be a key feature of an Abbas-Mastan film adds to the negativity missing any catchy notable song and it was quite weird to see a character singing Punjabi lyrics all of a sudden without any reference of Punjab. Besides here we yet again have a literally ruined cult song as ‘Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast’ forcing you to visit the lobby for a while till its over.

In all this is a MACHINE which is quite old in its making and thus cannot create anything substantial in terms of the new-age entertainment. So in case you are arguing the topic of Nepotism in any school, college or online debate in the coming days, then go ahead and quote MACHINE as the most recent evident example giving a clear judgment.  

Rating : 0.5 + 0.5 / 5 (with 0.5 for the crew and 0.5 for the debutante making his first effort.)

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18 March 2017 / bobbysing /
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Beginning with the praises, director Amitoj Mann always manages to come up with a fresh and different story idea in his every new film, but his chosen themes (ironically) remain much more interesting and potent only till you watch the film.

In other words, as a writer and thinker, he always hits the right note taking evident clues from the changing social scenario around, but his overall execution and direction falls way short of what he himself might have conceived while writing the script in details.

Repeating the same shortcoming, his latest MOTOR MITRAAN DI also happens to be a film made on an important potential subject with all noble intentions, which otherwise fails to make an impact due to an amateurish and loud kind of execution (mostly) deviating from its core subject. (Spoilers Ahead)

Giving you a clear idea, though its entire publicity and promotional material revolved around exposing the ‘Fake Babey and Dera culture’ in Punjab making some shocking revelations. The film actually doesn’t focus on the same in the major part of its script and keeps revolving around a corpse creating a forced situational comedy that marginally works before the intermission, but falls completely flat in the second half where even the veterans are made to act in a quite amateurish manner.

To be specific, the moment its focus shifts on to a ‘Daayan’ in the bus, the film goes into a silly, pathetic mode and then ends on the same typical note without addressing its core issue in any kind of solid or thought provoking manner. No doubt, its a bold move by Amitoj making a film without any usual romantic angle squeezed in just for the sake of it. But I seriously wish he had taken a different route exploiting the relevant subject, something like GLOBAL BABA tried to do last year without any hiding or conservative handling of the subject revealing it fearlessly.

To be honest, where many instances in MOTOR MITRAAN DI reminded me of GLOBAL BABA itself, the local bus business and special discount to girls reminded me of similar sequences seen in SURYAVANSHAM featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher. Plus the hide and seek with the corpse made me recall the cult comedy JAANE BHI DO YAARON along with Alfred Hitchcock's lesser talked bout gem titled THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY. 

In short, take out Gurpreet Ghuggi out of MMD and the film will look like a poor, B grade attempt with a mediocre soundtrack, average cinematography and many loud, over the top acts by Yograj Singh, Vikram Ranjha, Sonia Maan and more. In fact Ghuggi and Happy Raikoti remain the only performers underplaying it naturally.

Having said that, though a bit loud but there are two other actors in the film, who must have enjoyed every minute of its shoot enacting their unusual challenging roles breaking the image barriers. One is the veteran Sardar Sohi (as a bald sadhu/lama) and the other is Harsharan Singh (as a funny looking PA to the fake Baba), who must have had a great time during the shoot, as you seldom get such experimental opportunities to showcase your skills in Punjabi Cinema.

Summing it all on a serious note, Punjabi community and its flag bearers loudly keep shouting and campaigning against the famous ‘Santa Banta Jokes’ and Hindi films making fun of Sikhs portraying them in a ridiculously comic manner. But I have never heard any person or group raising a voice against fun made by one Sikh of the other in Punjabi films differentiating them in the categories of Bhaapas and Jatts.

Relating the shameful truth with the current MOTOR MITRAAN DI, this is yet another film which continues doing so (with a particular character wearing printed pagdi saying words like ‘Bharaa Ji’) showcasing a sick kind of mindset behind the writing and its on screen presentation.

In fact, it’s this disgraceful discrimination between the community itself, which urgently needs to be addressed by the concerned people, leaders and groups before pointing out the others as I strongly feel.

Rating : 1.5 / 5

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