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July 31, 2014 Thursday     

Heer Ranjha

If you have read the timeless classic creation HEER by Punjabi Sufi poet of the eighteenth century Waris Shah and also heard any soulful rendition of the same in the melodious traditional composition famous since ages. Then you must be aware of the lyrical beauty, emotional depth & heavenly feel in its soulful words. And are sure going to cherish this unique & original attempt from the master film-makers of Hindi Cinema which till date remains the only film ‘completely made in verse’ like an unforgettable expressive poem written on the silver screen.
Conceived by one of the most under-rated director Chetan Anand along with another magician of words Kaifi Azmi (dialogues & lyrics), HEER RAANJHA remains the most exemplary visual interpretation of Waris Shah’s Heer and can easily inspire all the young viewers to explore the actual poetic creation by the Sufi poet, respectfully read and sung in the literary circles.  Based on the traditional/historical love story of Heer & Ranjha hugely famous in Punjab and its surroundings, the film transports you into an amazing world where characters converse with each other in rhyming verses offering an entirely novel or never seen before kind of experience to its viewers with a highly touching emotional appeal. And that is the reason its original publicity artwork says, “The Story of Heer Ranjha – Spoken & Sung” and the film thoughtfully begins with a poem having a couplet (probably in the voice-over of its director Chetan Anand) saying,
“Dard Punjab Ke Seeney Se Chura Laya Hun,
Chand Tukdey Dil-e-Waris Ke Utha Laya Hun,
Aag Meri Na Sahi, Iska Dhuan Mera Hai,
Heer Ranjha Ki Kahani Hai, Bayaan Mera Hai”
Its each and every sequence clearly shows the kind of effort put in by the entire creative team ranging from the writer, composer, art director, cinematographer and the captain of the ship, its director. Interestingly, even the colours of the costumes are carefully chosen according to the look & feel of their particular scenes. And its lead pair strongly gives you the impression as if you are watching the real Heer-Ranjha emoting on the screen with an immense depth and feel. Raj Kumar excels in an unusual role different from his actual reel-image, Priya Rajvansh looks stunningly beautiful as Heer (though many would find her as a straight faced beauty at few places to put it honestly) and Pran is simply unbeatable playing Kaido, the cunning uncle of Heer who plays the real villain in her eternal love story in the end. Also Prithviraj Kapoor, Jeevan, Ajit, Kamini Kaushal and more give their own contribution to the epic supporting the lead pair superbly.
A spectacular musical masterpiece, the film’s immortal music is unanimously considered as one of the best original soundtracks in the 100 years history of Hindi cinema, brilliantly composed by Madan Mohan with lyrics by Kaifi Azmi. And its various unforgettable songs remain among the most soulfully performed tracks by their renowned singers led by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi. In fact even in this present net-age, no sad song compilation on ‘separation’ gets complete without two memorable songs, “Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil” and “Do Dil Toote, Do Dil Haarey” giving their much deserved due. The Punjabi flavor is brilliantly used in “Naache Ang Ve” & “Jo Mama Mera Aa Jayega”. Plus the traditional “Heer” truly is capable of bringing tears down your eyes undoubtedly.

To give you the truth, the theme of HEER RAANJHA was later adapted both in Hindi as well as in Punjabi featuring some of the leading stars of their respective era by two well-known directors. But such was the stature of this epic creation of Chetan Anand that the attempts could stand nowhere close to the original classic frankly and the 1970 gem still remains the only film one remembers the moment any discussion comes to the historical love saga of HEER RAANJHA.

So as a sincere suggestion, this film essentially needs to be seen by every serious fan of Indian cinema as it still doesn’t have any parallel of its kind till date. And no one can even dare to attempt such a loving project made straight from the heart ever again in the coming years, since crude commercialization has widely taken over the emotional involvement in our projects, unfortunately. Hence do yourself a favour and watch HEER RAANJHA at the earliest, to understand, feel and experience how movies used to be made by all our gifted masters in the past, rightly known as the ‘Golden Era of Hindi Films’.

Screenplay & Directed By Chetan Anand
Starring : Raj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Pran, Prithviraj Kapoor, Ajit, Jeevan, Kamini Kaushal and more.
Music By Madan Mohan     
Dialogues & Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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Tags : Heer Ranjha (1970), Movies To See Before You Die Love Theme, Not To Be Missed Movies List by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Worth Watching Films List by Bobby Sing, Must Watch Movies List by Bobby Sing.
 
 
29 July 2014 / bobbysing /
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The first curiosity one feels towards the movie knowing its unusual title is that what could be this LIST made by Amit Sahni different from the earlier Bucket Lists & many more seen in several films? But sadly, the exciting mystery dies in just few minutes into the film, when Amit turns out to be nothing but another version of Mr. Yogi looking for a perfect girl with some specific qualities written in his so called list. And the moment this fact gets revealed, you feel like saying, Oh Not Again please!
Frankly post Ashutosh Gowariker’s big debacle & many other projects made on this identical concept, it was really strange to see that such kind of boring and routine script was approved by the makers quite ignorantly. Or probably it was done by few persons who are well aware of many popular Hollywood rom-coms made in the west but haven’t seen our own Indian projects made with the similar themes in the past as it seems. Anyway in short the story of the film can be described in these indicative pointers beginning with one Mr. Yogi, his list of qualities to find in a girl, meeting a girl who has nothing out of the list but likable, beginning of a sweet relationship, entry of another gorgeous business women, a quick second affair, then break up and that too with a break up consultant, return to the original girl realizing the true love and that’s it.
Enacting this rotten storyline Vir Das tries to play his part of a new age Mr. Yogi as if it is something epic being made, speaking right into the camera (conversing with the audience) taking the straight clue from Kavin Spacey in HOUSE OF CARDS Series. The girls visibly prove that this one of their first projects got by chance and the actor playing Vir’s close friend poses to be another Love Guru without any impact. Above all there is a pug featuring in the film too named Noni Singh and that should say a lot about the mindsets behind the project to be honest.
The cinematography, background score & art direction tries to give it a young feel in a very uninteresting manner and once the secret of Amit Sahni’s List is out, the film becomes a continuous drag towards the end along with many mediocre songs, which might sound ok to many youngsters as a soundtrack unrelated to the film.  
In short, it’s really weird to see that the directors are not willing to take up some novel concepts in their films made without any big star cast. Because in reality that remains the only way, they can make their presence felt in front of the other big projects marketed so well. And since AMIT SAHNI KI LIST doesn’t offer anything fresh in its content or execution, therefore you can easily give it a miss to catch up later at any channel in the coming months. But that too along with performing some kind of creative multitasking for sure, since the film seriously doesn’t deserve your complete attention.
Rating : 1 / 5
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28 July 2014 / bobbysing /
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KICK, the latest Eid release of Salman Khan is also the debut film of Sajid Nadiadwala as a director. And being an experienced & successful producer of many big films, he has indeed delivered a much better product in comparison of Salman’s few recent ventures undoubtedly. But as usual the film has its own set of inspirations along with some interesting tributes too visible in its various sequences given below:
1. Its an official remake of a Telugu film with the same title KICK released in 2009.
2. However its basic format of a Robin Hood taking money from the rich to be used for some better purposes of helping the poor and the deceased also reminds you of another south hit GENTLEMAN (Tamil - 1993) which was later remade in Hindi by Mahesh Bhatt with Chiranjeevi in 1994 as THE GENTLEMAN. But to give away the due credit it actually became more famous in that era due to A. R. Rahman’s innovative and catchy music which was an instant hit all over.
3. With many visible similarities in the plotline, KICK also has its own set of inspirations taken from both KRISSH and DHOOM series like the mask and the way Salman prepares for his big loots working with a digital setup.
4. In one of its early action sequences Salman fights exactly in the style of Amitabh Bachchan in Prakash Mehra’s SHARAABI released in 1984. And I am really interested to know that whether it was unintentional or Sajid actually wished to pay a tribute to the master film-maker in his first venture
Divya Bharti5. As an appreciable gesture in one of the comic pub scenes of the film, Salman dances to the tune of “Party All Night” from Akshay Kumar’s BOSS whereas he could have easily taken any of his own hit party songs from the recent ventures. And that surely creates some good vibes in this otherwise competitive stream of business indeed.
6. Lastly and most importantly, KICK features a long sequence playing “Saat Samunder Paar Main Tere Peechhey Peechhey Aa Gayi” from VISHWATAMA (1992) which had Divya Bharti as one of its lead heroines dancing to the tune of Viju Shah. The young girl got married to Sajid Nadiadwala in 1992 but just after a year died in a shocking accident (falling from a high rise building) at the innocent age of only 19 years in 1993. The beautiful actress is still remembered by all her fans with this famous VISHWATAMA track in particular and that seems to be a perfect tribute given by a loving husband to his wife in his first ever film as a director.
Cheers!
Tags : KICK (2014), Its tributes and inspirations. Articles on Inspired Cinema by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Official remake of Tamil Films, Inspired Cinema, Copied Cinema, Tribute given by Sajid Nadiadwala in KICK.
 
 
27 July 2014 / bobbysing /
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