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BAHUBALI 2 - It delivers larger than life cinema as a solid prequel & conclusion but the excellence seen in the final hour of its original remains missing. (Review by Bobby Sing).

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].

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This is one of those shocking movies made on a real life story which reveals the hidden ugly face of our society lead by the questionable media. It shows us the mirror, when we unknowingly or unconsciously start enjoying the pain felt by the others and love to talk about the people at the suffering end behind their back. Though the film (as per the real incident), doesn’t give you any straight or decisive conclusion about the shocking happening in the end. Still “Cry In The Dark” is a mysterious eye-opener especially targeting the people who are a part of today’s media circus or the ones who strongly start believing in whatever is fed to them through various mediums and platforms in a highly irresponsible manner.

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain and Michael Chamberlain, this is filmed in a documentary style featuring one of the most mysterious court cases in the history of Australia. It gives you the account of that sad night when Lindy Chamberlain witnesses or claims witnessing a Dingo (an Australian dog) carrying away her 10 months old daughter from a camp tent. The baby was never found again but the case turned into a national drama when the Police discovered some peculiar developments on the site resulting in Lindy being charged for murdering her own daughter.

As the plot suggests, this was one of those most difficult acts to portray on the screen, challengingly accepted by Meryl Streep to give one of her career best performances as Lindy. And Meryl also got a Best Actress Nomination in the Academy Awards for the same quite deservingly. She truly gets into the skin of her character ‘Lindy' and through her flawless act never reveals that whether the lady actually did it or was just an unfortunate victim of the misguiding media reports in front of the jury. Director Fred Schepisi extracts a commendable performance not only from Meryl Streep but also from Sam Neill, playing the stumbling husband, who just finds himself caught between his family, cruel media persons and the court proceedings.
In all, A CRY IN THE DARK is one of those intense films which take you into the inner psyche of a victim whose small kid gets taken away by a wild animal, never to be found again. And on top of that the whole society, media and the court thinks that this cannot happen naturally and the mother herself must have killed the baby following an undisclosed sick ritual. It is also one of those films which insightfully reveal that at times, the irresponsible media might become a culprit too by entirely changing the attitude of people in a case through its questionable and biased reporting.

So if you can feel the importance of the subject here and also love to watch exciting, court room dramas with new turning points coming one after another then do watch A CRY IN THE DARK as a must and give a serious thought to the role of media in its complex as well as shocking conclusion.
Directed By Fred Schepisi
Starring : Meryl Streep, Sam Neil, Dale Reeves and more.
Tags : Cry In The Dark (1989), Movies To See Before You Die, Court Room Drama, Mystery, Suspense films on real life cases, Must See Movies List by Bobby Sing, Shocking Real Life Court Cases, Famous Court Case of Australia, Worth Seeing Movies List, Not To Be Missed Movie Listing at bobbytalkscinema.com
26 November 2012 / bobbysing /
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Movies based on ‘Courtroom Trials’ are mostly loved by the viewers due to their entertaining conflict between the two lawyers trying to prove their sides with some solid arguments in front of the jury. The genre also provides the performers a rare chance to showcase their actual talent in absence of any action, romance or energetic movements on the screen. And the proceedings within the court, coming up with new revealing turning points at regular intervals satisfy our grey cells too which in turn makes this genre mostly loved by everyone who is also a big fan of murder mysteries and thriller movies.

Perfectly matching the above description THE VERDICT is surely one of those worth watching court room dramas, which not only gives you enough thrilling entertainment through its surprising twists but which also has a career best performance from Paul Newman playing the ‘not in action’ drinking lawyer. The film is about a medical malpractice case filed against a medical institution and presents a find blend of sequences both within and outside the court directed exceptionally. It has an outstanding supporting cast which hugely enhances the brilliant performance of Paul Newman too. Particularly just watch out in the scenes when he goes silence or the final moment when he calmly delivers his concluding speech in the court.
Directed by Sidney Lumet, the man who gave us 12 ANGRY MEN and A DOG DAY AFTERNOON, THE VERDICT forcibly becomes a must watch if you are already a fan of the above two masterpieces also there in ‘Movies To See Before You Die” list at the site. In fact this remains Sidney’s best court room drama after that intense 12 ANGRY MEN made in 1957. Nominated for 5 major OSCAR Awards including the Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting role, Best Director and Best Picture in the year 1983, it is sure going to provide a thoroughly engrossing two hours for everyone loving this particular genre of ‘Court Room Dramas’. Incidentally, a major sequence of this film was also followed by an Indian Hindi movie made on the similar subject of medical malpractices titled NASOOR released in 1985 featuring Om Puri in the lead.
So if you really love to watch the interesting proceedings inside the court, being strongly affected by what happens outside it while the case is on, then you got to see THE VERDICT at the earliest as a favour to yourself. Moreover the film also proves to be an important project made on medical malpractices even after three decades of its release, because this horrendous evil found in such a noble profession has become even more visible around us today in the present insensitive society we are living in.

Directed by Sidney Lumet
Starring : Pawl Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden and more.
Tags : The Verdict (1982), Movies To See Before You Die Court Room Drama, Must See Movies List by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Not To Be Missed Movies List by Bobby Sing, Worth Watchin Movies List by Bobby Sing
31 October 2012 / bobbysing /
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In most of the cases, even an avid movie lover may not have heard about this lesser known film. But the moment you look at the title, it strikes you right away and raises several questions in mind that what would be there in its content with such weird kind of subject.

Luckily I got hold of this unusual but highly thoughtful and entertaining film from the British Council library and was hugely thankful to the selection team for making such an excellent collection. The film not only makes you think about the other side of the world hilariously but it also raises several valid questions on our own religious belief system being followed from centuries. To give you an idea, just imagine a solid case filed against the GOD in a court with many logical acquisitions by a person. Now as the case is presented it interestingly goes into a trial in front of a jury, who finds itself in a big moral fix hearing the strange but reasonable proceedings.
Though it is purely based on a fantasy theme but nevertheless is surprisingly very entertaining and thought provoking both at the same time. The court room scenes in which the lawyers are fighting the case against the GOD, giving their solid arguments are very well written with an impressive make-believe touch which cannot be denied. And the reference to The Bible sayings in the trial is also worth mentioning here, which simply knocks you down as it comes.
In all its indeed a rare and an unusual stuff which proves to be a good choice for the movie buffs, who keep looking for some unconventional movies made on novel and unexplored themes. So if you are one of them then just go for it NOW.
Directed By Mark Joffe
Starring : Billy Connolly, Judy Davis and more
Recently in 2012, the above film was officially remade in Hindi as “Oh My God” featuring Paresh Rawal in the lead role of Billy Connolly as the man who sues God. Though the Indian version added the GOD himself coming on to the earth in order to guide Paresh Rawal in his case filed and also had many other deliberate insertions to suit the Hindi films audience. But even then its remained a commendable brave effort by its makers taking into consideration the conservative mind-set of the Indian viewers.
The film was received well at the box office and deserves to be given a chance along with watching its original directed by Mark Joffe.

Directed by Umesh Shukla
Starring : Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and more
(Updated on Nov.2012)

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03 March 2011 / bobbysing /
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