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February 02, 2015 Monday     
Its really amazing to see what Hindi film directors mainly led by Vikram Bhatt, are doing with the Horror genre in the industry since RGV stopped making his scary flicks. Certainly they are fearlessly declaring the audience nothing more than fools loving this particular genre, who can be served anything in the name of horror along with few good songs and intense sexual scenes performed by some good faces. In fact that seems to be the only guideline to make these films and KHAMOSHIYAN is yet another absurdity tried with a silly conviction on the screen promoted well before its release through some bold press conferences.
To accept the impact, I was really impressed the way Sapna Pabbi was handling the press confidently before the release answering the questions asked on her sexual scenes so willingly. It really looked like as if they have a good project in hands and pretty sure of its success in advance. However the 2 hour film simply proved that it was over-confidence instead of confidence and perhaps an intentional coaching provided by the Bhatts that the girl was speaking so bravely about her major break and the bold scenes in front of the journalists.
Beginning on an all seen before, lame note the film keeps moving on a routine, boring path till the interval and one simply feels nothing watching the sudden emotional outburst between the lead pair without any believable justification given in its mediocre screenplay. The second half brings in the demon and the twist but a hangover of cult films like THE EXORCIST and Hitchcock’s PSYCHO is clearly visible used in a pretty lousy and unimpressive manner by the debutant director Karan Darra. With all ordinary graphical representations of a butterfly or a dog it fails in the cinematography or background score department too gaining the only goods marks in picturising the fine tracks. Moreover its every location/set or art direction strongly reminded me of the team’s earlier venture CREATURE too because of the clear similarities.
As far as performances are concerned Ali Fazal is a good actor but gets nothing great to do in this badly written film. Gurmeet Chaudhury also remains handicapped due to the short role offered without any meat and Sapna Pabbi looks sensuous, displaying her sex appeal well but does nothing more than that unfortunately. Probably she might be able to perform much better in an intense emotional drama with those appealing eyes keeping in mind her better act in the TV series 24. Anyway having such a limited star cast KHAMOSHIYAN once again reveals that Vikram is vaguely making his films on a set, safe format ensuring minimum losses if not profits with music proving to be the backbone of his projects as always.
Hence following the same pattern, the only USP of KHAMOSHIYAN is its soundtrack alone with few fine composition and lyrics led by the title song that sadly comes in the film just at the wrong moment. An early sequence in it has the famous “Aayega Aanawala” song too playing in the backdrop. But the film simply has got no merit to be associated with that cult classic MAHAL still remembered for his haunting music and entertaining suspense even after six decades.
In short neither sex nor music was able to stop me from taking few quick naps in the theater and I am still wondering why was this made and for whom?
Rating : 1 / 5 (Just for its soundtrack)
(On a lighter note : A scene in the film had a strange board reading "Hindu Shamshaan Bhoomi"……… now certainly that needs to be opposed on secular grounds! :) )
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30 January 2015 / bobbysing /
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This Friday's One Line Reviews for making your weekend plans.
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EH JANAM TUMHARE LEKHE (Punjabi)
- Watch it as a must to honour the lesser known blessed soul BHAGAT PURAN SINGH and the underrated powerhouse of talent PAWAN MALHOTRA.
RAHASYA - Do watch it if you love 'Who Dun It' suspense movies or novels and dont reveal the secret as a responsible movie goer.
KHAMOSHIYAN - Another routine, vague attempt to fool the lovers of horror genre.
HAWAIZAADA - A tiring, comical execution stressing more on frames, songs & romance ruins the actual seriousness of the subject and its earnest performances.
Detailed Reviews Coming soon.
Have a great weekend!
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30 January 2015 / bobbysing /
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Gulzar SaabIt was the last quarter of 1996 and the first night show of MAACHIS at Liberty cinema, the still operational single screen theatre in the famous Karol Bagh region in New Delhi. This particular Friday was one of the most awaited ones especially by the Sikh community since many months, as everyone was more than eager to see how Gulzar has depicted the sad state of Punjab and its people in the film with reference to the infamous terrorism, the invisible sufferings and exploitation of the youth ruining numerous families of Punjab in the ugly decade of 80s and early 90s.
The Punjabi community had many hopes from the film mainly because MAACHIS was directed by Gulzar, who with a Sikh background was expected to understand the core issue much better than any other director of Mumbai as a logical deduction. Thankfully the expectations were largely fulfilled for a major part of the audience all over making a solid impact and the hit song “Chappa Chappa Charkha Chaley” played a key role in it unarguably. The track was widely being used for Bhangra performances in colleges, schools or private functions and mind you it was still not the time of DJs coming for every small family party or get-together without an exception.
The song was one of our favourites too and by ‘our’ I mean my group of friends who used to meet every Friday night for the new Hindi film released unconditionally (whatever it takes to be there at the theatre, at any cost). And therefore that night too we were all sitting in the back rows of Liberty cinema, excited enough to watch the film with no information about what was in store for us next offering a surprisingly pleasant gift to be cherished for long.
A few advertisements were running on the screen as usual before the film when suddenly the lights came on again and there was a strange unrest in the hall with whispers all over. After a few moments, the person in our next row said,
“Koi Aa Raha Hai Kya?”
And then the other said, “Hero Kaun Hai Film Mein………Main To Pehchaanta Bhi Nahin!”
To this the first man replied, “Hero To Gulzar Hi Hai, Wohi To Nahin Hai Kahin!”
I was excitingly hearing their conversation and was feeling the goose bumps too with the name of Gulzar coming up in their talks. Was he really coming and am I going to see him in person tonight all of a sudden? The thoughts were fast running in my mind looking at the doors in the front when few people started rushing in hurriedly. And in the group behind were two young boys dressed stylishly (Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Shergill as I can remember) along with a person in complete white attire who had to be the man I was looking for. As they all stepped on to the small stage in front of the screen, there was a huge roar of applause and I got the first glimpse of the maestro waving towards the crowd and then standing with folded hands on the stage till the compere asked the people to settle down.
Making many repeated requests the compere was unable to control the crowd and in no time big shouts of ‘Bole So Nihaal, Sat Sri Akal’ were all over the theater since almost 70% of the audience were Punjabis and students of Khalsa College situated quite close to the theatre. With the young ones not interested in calming down, the organizers decided to make it short and gave a quick introduction of the stars and then Gulzar Saab, asking him to say a few words. As the mike was passed to him he started addressing the people calmly and in no time I found myself rushing towards the front pushing everyone coming in the way quite rudely. Few of my friends accompanied me and in just a few seconds we were standing right behind the crowd gathered around the director and his cast willing to shake hands with them as their true fans (there were no mobiles at that time to click pictures......making it more beautiful & real).
Noticing the crowd becoming restless inching ahead slowly, the compere asked the cast members and Gulzar Saab to move out and they once again waved to the audience before stepping down. During these few minutes, I didn’t even notice what was being said on the stage as I was only interested in being close to the master once and touch his feet too if possible. With the same intention as they all came off the stairs, I just bent down stretching my hand from within the people standing ahead of me and somehow managed to reach Gulzar’s Saab’s feet feeling the magic touch. The maestro probably realized someone has touched his feet and was willing to see the face for showering his blessings too. But by the time I managed to come up again to make an eye-contact, he had already moved ahead and just turned away not having found the face who touched his feet from within that crazy crowd as a passionate, loving fan. And watching him move out of the door, I found myself standing still like a stone with a big wish fulfilled all of a sudden without even making an eye contact with my beloved magician of words – Gulzar Saab.
Cut to, today after so many years gone by, I decided to share the personal experience here with all friends of BTC because of a loving inspiration coming from Sh. Pavan Jha and I truly hope this honest expression of mine somehow reaches the maestro too as another respectful, pyar bhara Charan-Sparsh after a gap of two long decades since 1996.
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