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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).

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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 26, 2017 Wednesday     

NOOR - What a confused and lazy way to make a crime investigative thriller with neither the thrills nor any investigations ending on a weird note.

MAATR - A noble intentioned but quite weak revenge saga pointing towards a sickening social curse.... that was much impactfully presented in Raveena's JAAGO (2004).
(Detailed Reviews Coming Soon)
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21 April 2017 / bobbysing /
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NoorJust like the lead character of their script, both the writer and director of NOOR seem to be equally confused about what kind of film they wished to make or of what genre? And in case this is exactly the story of the book/novel the film is based upon (Saba Imtiaz's “Karachi, You're Killin Me”), then the same can be said about the author too, however I highly doubt the novel goes with an exactly similar kind of story progression as shown in the film.
To clear the major misconception, if you think that this is something about crime investigative journalism then would like to reveal that the film never talks about any real investigations at all except taking mobile interviews and putting them in news making scary revelations without searching for multiple solid proofs, witnesses or more victims of a serious crime/scam. Later it all falls back to becoming a celebrity journalist posting an expressive Facebook video that goes viral as if that is the only social reform we can possibly think of.
NOOR begins with a long spell of tiring 15 minutes of simple character introductions with a voice-over which honestly puts you in doubt about its basic vision. Nothing happens in terms of a plot in the next 30 minutes (focusing on romance and bed room scenes), and a story thankfully begins after almost 45-50 minutes into the film just before the intermission.
Strangely, instead of changing the gear, the director keeps following the same lazy story progression in the second half too and we don’t get to see any kind of thrilling investigations even after 100 minutes into the film in a weirdly funny manner. Moreover, when it all finally leads towards a socially relevant ending giving some kind of social message, director Sunhil Sippy decides to end the film with an upbeat pub-song featuring Diljit and Badshah dancing along Sonakshi, once again revealing his utterly confused vision resulting in nothing
Having a fine cinematography, okay background score but below average editing, NOOR’s music fails to make any emotional connect with the viewer and here we yet again get to see an energetic gem of the past (Gulabi Ankhen) brutally murdered with zero energy levels so pathetically.
Having said that, NOOR doesn’t give you much to complain in the acting department, as Sonakshi Sinha keeps trying her best playing a Bridget Jones kind of act, also reminding you of Konkana Sen Sharma of PAGE 3. Purab Kohli, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, M. K. Raina, Manish Chaudhari and Sunny Leone (in a cameo) remain effective in their given supporting roles but honestly Smita Tambe is the one who excels everyone else on the screen as the victim Maalti.
In short, a sloppy screenplay, uninspiring plot, lazy pace and a completely confused narration results in a poor film called NOOR that could have been an enjoyable light hearted thriller pointing towards the compromising journalism being taught and practiced in the present times.
No doubt the young journalists would easily relate to the lead character on screen facing the same puzzling issues as in their personal careers. However it still isn’t any film that can be recommended to be seen in a costly multiplex. So just wait for a couple of months and this will soon be there on a TV channel without asking for any extra effort or expenditure.
Rating : 1 + 1 / 5 (with the additional 1 just for the fine acts)
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The eighth addition in the series titled THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS aka FAST & FURIOUS 8 features Charlize Theron as an evil cyber terrorist taking everyone else for a ride, without even driving ever in the film operating from her digital den. The story yet again talks about a certain gadget/machine that can put off the electricity of an entire city and more nuclear codes too, re-activating a frozen submarine in its explosive climax.
Directed by Gary Gray, though the film misses the strong emotions felt in its last offering, it still scores for its action sequences in particular which is exactly what you expect in the series of Fast & Furious. Together Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson as a team try hard to deliver a lot more than its mediocre scripting. But eventually it’s only the action and the novel execution (towards the end) which makes it partially enjoyable (defying the logic) showcasing vehicles falling from the buildings, cars being followed by a submarine and the fiery car race in the beginning.
In fact (having watched it in Hindi too), the film turns into an enjoyable comedy at times due to some hilariously translated lines such as “Caaron Ki Baarish Kara Do”, “Tere Ganje Sir Par Dandiya Khelunga” and more. In short, where some die-hard fans might not mind watching it as the eighth film in the series, many are sure going to be disappointed expecting much more in the package other than the ‘must have’ action.
Rating : 2.5 / 5
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16 April 2017 / bobbysing /
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