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TRAPPED - Post an unconvincing start, it fairly keeps you engaged as a praise-worthy off-beat attempt featuring an impressive solo act and some notable merits. (Review By Bobby Sing).

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KONG SKULL ISLAND (English) - Though lacks an emotional pull and the original charm, it's still an incredibly made entertaining comic-book adventure to be experienced in a well-equipped theater. (Review by Bobby Sing).

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA - A unique case of the makers returning with the same lead pair, a similar title, identical looks and the same old premise of a wedding, mocking at the viewers patience & choice. (Review by Bobby Sing).

LION (English/2016) - An emotionally uplifting film which once again depicts INDIA in a bad light and we know the westerners do have a fascination for such dark representation of our country since decades. (Review by Bobby Sing).

ANUPAMA (1967) - Its touching emotional climax and DDLJ - By Bobby Sing.

COMMANDO 2 - Focusing on suspense instead of action, Vidyut gets no support in this poor and so casually conceived film unfortunately. (Review By Bobby Sing).

LOGAN (English/Hindi) - You will make faces, tighten your fists and do several things going through this brutal, cold blooded must watch thriller for sure. (Review by Bobby Sing).

RUNNING SHAADI - An average light hearted (Punjab based) film led by Tapsee Pannu, which you are sure going to enjoy watching on a TV channel instead of the costly multiplex. (Review By Bobby Sing).

RANGOON - Well shot, designed & performed but a dialogue in the film itself says, "Public SHOT nahin, FILM dekhti hai". (Review by Bobby Sing).

 
 
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“Om Shanti Om” is a pure mass entertainer from Farah Khan, with all the right ingredients of a Mega Blockbuster. Though it has a long list of inspirations and similar themes but here Farah rightly acknowledges the major influence to the movie by featuring the showman Subhash Ghai and Rishi Kapoor in the opening sequence itself.

“Om Shanti Om” is more or less based on the same theme of “Karz” (1980) which was itself inspired from "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” (1975). The basic storyline and the climax sequence with a haunting song, is all quite similar to the Ghai’s 1980 hit.
 
Farah also pays her tribute to the Late Manmohan Desai kind of entertaining cinema by bringing 31 stars together in a song. This was originally done by Manmohan Desai in his Amitabh Bachhan starrer movie "Naseeb" (1981) and the song was "John Johny Janardan”. In this song Amitabh plays the role of a hotel waiter, singing & serving all the stars of Bollywood in a party.

I really admire, the director’s courage to show respect towards her inspirations in the film itself. Well done Shahrukh & Farah. Keep it up!.

Other Inspirations :
The Climax also reminds us of a similar one in Bimal Roy's "Madhumati" (1958), where also the heroine who was dead, comes back as a spirit and takes her revenge.

The Akshay Kumar fight sequence at the Awards Function also borrows heavily from a similar sequence in a foreign flick.
 
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