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A hard-hitting song from YAADGAR on the temples named after their rich builders instead of the GODS worshipped. (An overview by Bobby Sing).

DAAWAT-E-ISHQ - An uneven and unconvincing plot marginally rescued by the performers and the message. (Review By Bobby Sing).

KHOOBSURAT - Thankfully its not a straight remake of the famous Hrishi Da classic and a fairly enjoyable venture too unexpectedly. (Review By Bobby Sing).

DON PEDRO - A true artist, his introspective vision and the creative orgasm he experiences after finishing off his passionate creation - An insight by Bobby Sing.

FINDING FANNY - Many would love it, a few would not but watch it for its fresh feel and performances, especially for Pankaj Kapoor & Deepika. (Review by Bobby Sing).

CREATURE - Its so boringly long with all unrequired songs and unexciting sequences that the horror becomes tiring as well as funny post interval. (Review By Bobby Sing).

MARY KOM - A pure filmy depiction of an inspiring, exceptional real life tale of a brave Indian sportswoman & a proud mother. (Review By Bobby Sing).

The story behind first FILMFARE Awards and its Trophy in 1954 (Did You Know - 81).

IDENTITY CARD - It begins realistically at a slow pace & then comes up with some extremely important questions raised on terrorism, Kashmir & STF reminding me of the dark days of Punjab. (Review By Bobby Sing).

RAJA NATWARLAL - When a con film is not able to con the viewers with its supposedly clever content then it actually fails. (Review By Bobby Sing).

 
 
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September 23, 2014 Tuesday     

The poetic expression in these lines came like a flash when I recently visited the Junior Class of my nephew’s school and immensely enjoyed the innocent chirping of all the young souls. Seeing all the kids interacting freely with each other without any worldly worries and tensions was indeed an enlightening moment. And that reminded me of my own early school days when we used to live in our own world of fresh and pure emotions without any hidden backups of some personal agendas.......... The lines written below are simply a result of that bright early morning with the kids…..!     
  Woh Jo Tab Chuni Thi Humne - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Would love to read your comments on my poetic expression on our GONE childhood……!

HIS BLESSINGS

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31 March 2011 / bobbysing /
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After the recent NO ONE KILLED JESSICA, here is another dark reality inspired film which talks about the nexus between Journalism, Politics and Industrial Business. But despite of having some good scenes and a thoughtful direction in parts, MONICA overall fails to make an impact and doesn’t offer anything great as compared to NOKJ. It majorly remains a kind of low budget film trying to cash on with its subject revolving around lust, sex, money, fame and politics.

In fact, MONICA is a clear example of the fact that the actors really don’t get to know that how their film is actually shaping up in totality. Till the film is complete and ready with its final print, I really doubt that any person from its cast is ever shown the final product before its premiere unless specifically asked for. So, basically the film is signed looking at its basic theme, reading the script if available and considering the name of the director who has been given the job to make it for a particular production house. But no one can guess, other than the director himself that how the film will actually look or what will it deliver once its shooting and post production work is complete.
Now, the reason why I am talking about this hidden truth about film-making here is that MONICA, which is being reviewed here, has one outstanding performance by its leading lady Divya Dutta and another sparkling act by now rarely seen Ashutosh Rana, which sadly gets completely wasted in this otherwise weak film. The director Sushen Bhatnagar keeps following an uneven path throughout the movie, wherein at some places you feel like praising him and at some it’s nothing more than a B-grade cheap thriller.
Hence all the hard work and sincere effort put in by Divya Dutta, goes in vain since the film altogether doesn’t give you anything worth watching apart from its performances. And who goes to watch a film only for its few brilliant acts? The blame entirely goes to the director who despite of having some superlative actors by his side and a good subject in hands, fails to come up with an equally polished product which entertains. And I really feel sympathy for Divya who must have had a bad time after watching the movie as a whole. Or as a second thought its also possible that the actors have become so professional that don’t really care about how their film has actually shaped up after its completion? Anyway in both the cases it’s the loss of the viewers in the end, who very excitingly come to the theaters spending both their valuable time and money.
Being based on a similar topic and drama, the film automatically gets connected to the recent hit NO ONCE KILLED JESSICA and cannot get away with a comparison. Truly speaking, it simply stands no-where in front of the thought provoking and informative narrative followed in NOKJ which came just a few months before and is still fresh in the minds of the viewers. There is no excitement build up in MONICA and the viewers never feels connected or related to any of the real life characters shown on the screen. However the film does have some well written dialogues accompanied by an appreciable Cinematography which appeals. It scores in bit and parts, especially in its last 10 minutes, which I liked the most.
In the acting department, apart from the two names mentioned above, I was also surprised by a hamming act done by one of my favourite actors, Rajit Kapoor. Though his recent films have not been very good but I really never expected such uncaring kind of performance from an actor of his stature. Yashpal Sharma as the lawyer is just ok and struggles with his diction in the court. Dadhi Pandey as Rana’s associate is cunningly good. Tinnu Anand and Kittu Gidwani are both fine but I seriously could not accept Kunika being cast as the Judge. That was really a big innovation tried by the director.
In all MONICA doesn’t offer anything new but as the only silver lining in the black clouds, it has Divya Dutta and Ashutosh Rana showing the class of their own, who can be given a chance if you happen to be a fan of any of these two most under-utilized actors of Bollywood.
Ratings : 1.5 / 5
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28 March 2011 / bobbysing /
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Mahesh Bhatt - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Many a times while thinking about our today’s Hindi Cinema and the emotional songs used in them to express human emotions, I strongly feel that “Those were the days and those were the times…………when all the three essential ingredients of a song (its composition, lyrics and singers), in the hands of an exceptional director worked like a great meditative pill for its audience.”
But here instead of talking about our GOLDEN ERA of Hindi Films before 1980, I would like to write all the praises for a man who made his presence felt in the 80s and then went on to have a long successful career in Bollywood for the next two decades. The man is called MAHESH BHATT who is now referred as a shining example to all the young film-makers learning the art of making films anywhere in the country.
Yes, I admit that there is a long list of copied films by the director for which he surely cannot take the entire credit and there is also another long list of controversies associated with his name. But still there is one exceptional and God-gifted art in the man and that’s the art of portraying human emotions on the screen in the most intense and effective manner ever. Along with that Mahesh Bhatt also has an amazing musical sense which is clearly responsible for the numerous HIT songs in all his films till date without an exception.
In short, the man as a director can make you feel the pain and can make tears fall from your eyes in only a few seconds. His films have got several meaningful scenes which not only entertain you but which also teach you a new way of living life and enjoying it.
One of the best examples of his art, which I love a lot, is a song from his film, “Najaayaz” released in 1995 featuring Nasseruddin Shah and Ajay Devgan in the lead roles. I would here like to share this song with all my friends, along with its meaningful lyrics which always give me a new power to live life more attentively and joyfully, whenever I get to hear it.
The song talks about life and the habit of drinking….but before you go for it, I would like to request that don’t take it as a song supporting the avoidable practice. The mention of “Glasses full of wine and bottles” in the song should be considered as “The Glasses full of life and Bottles full of life force.”
Thought the film was not a runaway success but this particular situation in the song depicts the relationship between a rich gangster father and his illegitimate (Najaayaz) wife and son in an unique Bhatt style. The best part of the song is in its concluding moments when Naseeruddin Shah enters the house of his wife and son, along with some beggars, disguised as one of them. While they all pick up the notes gifted to them by Ajay Devgan, Nasser quietly goes and touches the feet of his illegitimate son and asks him for his forgiveness within his heart. And watching it your heart cries out along with Reema Lagoo witnessing it as a helpless silent mother and wife with wet eyes.
That’s what I call the Power and Magic of Cinema which works like wonder in the hands of the directors such as Mahesh Bhatt. Cheers to him and his gifted skill.
Concluding my write-up, I would like to mention a few lines from the song, which can be taken as a new lesson of life to be remembered forever.
“Mujhe Tukdhon Mein Nahin Jeena Hai, Katra Katra To Nahin Peena Hai,
Maikadon Mein To Piya Karta Hun, Chalti Raahon Mein Bhi Pee Lene Do
Abhi Zinda Hun To Jee Lene Do, Bhari Barsaat Mein Pee Lene Do”
My explanation to the above lines :
“I don’t want to live my life in bits and pieces,
and I don’t want to drink the nectar of life in small doses.
I have lived enough in complete security and in closed rooms,
but now let me drink life as it is in the open roads under the sky.
I am alive at this moment and not dead yet,
so please let me drink the wine of life in this beautiful rain”
                                                                                     
- bobbysing
Enjoy!
                   
 
(Composed by Anu Malik, Lyrics by Sudershan Faqir, Sung By Kumar Sanu & Roop Kumar Rathod and Directed by Mahesh Bhatt)
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22 March 2011 / bobbysing /
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Bawarchi” (The Cook) remains one of the most enjoyable and intelligently made films amongst the rich repertoire of the master director. Fondly remembered both by the fans of the veteran director as well as the immensely successful actor Rajesh Khanna, the film still gets you hooked on to your T.V. sets whenever it is being played on one of your favourite movie channels.

But along with the above mentioned truth, the other fact related with this classic masterpiece is that it’s not an original work and the film has its own story of inspirations from the past.
“Bawarchi” in Hindi was based on “Galpa Holeo Satyi”, a Bengali comedy film directed by Tapan Sinha which was released in 1966. In this Rabi Ghosh, played the central character of the suspicious but influential and talented servant, which was enacted by Rajesh Khanna in its Hindi version.
But even before that there was an English Classic released in 1936, titled “My Man Godfrey” which also had a similar script revolving around a newly introduced Butler in a house and his changing relationships with all its members. The film was again remade in 1957 with the same title.
Later in the year 1997, director David Dhawan again re-twisted the idea and successfully generated another hit comedy “Hero No.1” wherein Govinda played the lead role of the entertaining servant of a house.
However, despite of having all these inspirational angles, “Bawarchi” still remains one of my favourite films since it possesses an un-ignorable soothing power to bring in a positive transformation in the messed up living styles of all its viewers.
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