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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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Directed by debutant Bikas Mishra, CHAURANGA seems to be a typical ‘rural India based film’ particularly made for the festival audience instead of the general public to be straight. Though it boldly showcases the ages old awful realities of caste system, social divide, exploitation and spiritual manipulation widely prevalent in the rural India, yet the film never turns out to be any powerful presentation at all and fails to make any kind of worth mentioning statement over the specific subject in its less than 100 minutes of duration.

Supported by fine performers such as Sanjay Suri, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Tannishtha Chatterjee and a few young actors, the director tries to rope in a subtle love story too amongst all the tension around which doesn’t contribute a lot. No doubt a couple of sequences do stand out conveying the terrifying exploitation and ignorance practiced in such backward regions (especially the ones having the cunning blind priest in focus), but the film remains unable to generate any major hard hitting impact overall.

The pace remains slow and the progression remains dull with the narration missing the much required continuous flow moving towards an effective climax. Besides the content doesn’t offer anything fresh or never seen before, especially for the viewers who are well familiar with the art-cinema wave of the 70s and 80s (reminding you of the directors such as Shyam Benegal, Prakash Jha, Mrinal Sen and more)

Having said that CHAURANGA still provides two eye opener conclusions for the thinking viewers:
First – This kind of ugly, backward India still exists in the remote villages (similar to what was portrayed in the 70s and 80s), which clearly reveals that we haven’t really progressed in collective or actual terms at all in the last four decades.
Second – At one end they deliberately make such off-beat films for the festivals audience to be shown without any ticket price charged, but on the other expect the general public to spend more than 300 Rupees on them buying an insanely costly multiplex ticket revealing the double standard.

In all, CHAURANGA doesn’t give you anything exceptional in its own specific genre. So you can easily skip it for something else, even when it gets aired on a TV channel next in the coming months.

Rating : 2 / 5

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26 December 2016 / bobbysing /
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Hindi films are widely known as ‘musicals’ all over the world due to their essential feature of songs and dances included in almost every film. But still Hindi film lovers cannot form an instant relationship or liking for a ‘English musical’ to be honest, as the songs in them are presented in an entirely different manner (like a show) with a fine mix of visuals, music, lyrics, rendition and dances intelligently interwoven in the script and its story progression.

Personally, I did enjoy and loved watching English musicals such as CHICAGO (2002), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1971), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965), MY FAIR LADY (1964), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) and more. But sadly couldn’t find any kind of emotional or musical liking to the present, one of most appreciated films of the year 2016 titled LA LA LAND.

To be brutally frank, if a new Hindi film is there made on a typically clichéd plot having the same old twists and turns without any novel features then we strongly ridicule it, but when an English film comes with the same along with some eye-catching and ear-pleasing toppings, we start praising it like hell….. which honestly looks pretty strange and fake to me accepting it without any hiding.

So yes LA LA LAND is a visually appealing film with gorgeous faces and a technically polished appearance falsely trying to create the nostalgia of good old Hollywood musicals. But at the same time it also turns out to be quite flat without establishing any instant emotional connect either through its music or the performers skillfully emoting on the screen in its crucial sequences.

The film grabs you well as it commences raising the expectations, but then begins loses the grip (sooner than expected) and one sadly gets to see the same old plot once again wherein a struggling actress meets another struggling musician and then goes on to become a successful star with the boy’s constant encouragement, only to forget him later (post the success) as seen in several Hindi movies.

In short, I am unable to praise the film as any hugely exceptional song and dance extravaganza as done by many reputed reviewers. May be, because I am always more interested in fresh, novel stories and may be because for me a rotten plot remains a rotten one, whether it’s our own AASHIQUI remake or LA LA LAND.

Moreover, for praising a love story, the very first condition is that the viewer himself falls in love with the couple on screen as a must, which sadly wasn’t there in LA LA LAND.

Rating : 2.5 / 5

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25 December 2016 / bobbysing /
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One of the most famous hit comedy plays in Delhi theater circle happens to be TAJ MAHAL KA TENDER that is still played in various auditoriums around Delhi-NCR almost every six months on a regular basis. It’s a fictional satire assuming the Taj Mahal being made in a corrupt system and Shah Jehan calling in tenders for the same like a regular road or flyover. We first saw the play some two decades back and since then no one has ever tried to make it into a movie as it is perfect script for a satirical comedy play but certainly not for a full length feature film targeting the mainstream Hindi film viewers.

Probably the makers of WAH TAJ! didn’t know about this related ‘eye-opener’ fact associated with such specific subjects or scripts and thus decided to go for a commercial Hindi film on a related subject where a simple farmer of Maharashtra openly claims the land of Taj Mahal as his legal ancestral property gifted by the Mughal emperors.

The film comes to this major plot of the script within the first five minutes itself and therefore doesn’t allow the viewer to make any kind of relation with the characters hampering both the satire as well as the comedy quite severely. The fun element remains missing and the acts soon step into an absurd zone with all ridiculous courtroom scenes insulting both the court, the honourable judge (badly played by Rajeev Verma) and the press covering the case like some school kids. The absurdities go on increasing from here onwards and cross all limits of ‘acceptable imagination’ when a completely foolish and insane twist is revealed just before the tiring climax. 

As a performer though Shreyas Talpade makes a sincere effort in a badly written role, but with all cartoonish kind of silly supporting characters around, even he begins looking like the same after a few good comical moments in the beginning. Besides neither the songs, nor any technical aspect of the film works during its entire duration of around two hours.

To be honest its quite possible debutant director Ajit Sinha had all noble intentions to reveal the present corrupt system through the satire, excited by the script on paper. But on screen, it exactly looks the opposite as some kind of brainless, illogical comedy/satire executed amateurishly.

In specific words, some really interesting ideas can only be best portrayed as a play with the allowed liberties and set-up, but you cannot go on making a mainstream Hindi film on the same, where we have a completely different kind of audience and contrasting expectations.

Rating : 0.5 / 5

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