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December 21, 2014 Sunday     

It is easy to select an exciting and interesting plot about future gazing but it’s quite difficult to convert it into an equally entertaining movie. What may be amusing and great on paper may not be that convincing when it comes out as a complete film. That is the exact problem with “Aa Dekhen Zara” featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Bipasha together for the first time.

The movie starts off impressively but then goes on a downslide with each new development on the screen. The story revolves around Neil and his Camera, which has the power of looking into the future. The camera can click photographs of the events which would be happening on the following day. The moment Neil comes to know about this gift, he goes on to fulfill all his wishes in life along with his lady love Bipasha.
 
Now reading the synopsis, you may feel excited to watch it, but the movie lacks the pull and passion required by the plot. A film based on future prediction should normally be a fast paced, exciting ride for the viewer. But the current flick fails to deliver the goods as promised. The main culprit behind this is the script, which is not able to hold the viewer at all. The sequences written are uninteresting and also conceived in a very simple way. There are too many loopholes in the story which are easy to spot even while watching the movie itself.
 
Director Jehangir Surti, has sure got the talent, but maybe he chose the wrong script. Same can be said about Neil Nitin Mukesh, who chooses his movies with utmost care. But this time, it seems he got over confident about the innovative plot and didn’t care about its execution on the screen. Though performance wise he does a fine job but in my opinion, going by his looks, he should avoid dancing and love themes in his movies. Neil has got a perfect persona for thrillers and intense flicks, so he should look out for those kind of scripts more, leaving the usual bollywood stuff for others (like the act he did in his debut movie “Johny Gaddar”).
 
Bipasha looks glamorous and she delivers what was required from her according to the script. Sophie Chaudhary on the other hand too looks sexy but it was indeed strange on part of the director to cast her as an Intelligence Agent. Others in the cast have strictly played their part as an official job assigned to them with nothing great to mention.
 
Musically, also the movie lacks a lot. Good thrillers either should not have any songs at all or should have highly entertaining songs which do not become an hindrance in the narration. Sadly here the songs are a big obstacle in the proceedings and are not able to entertain, not even the remix version of the hit R.D. Burman track from “Rocky”. However among the few good things about the movie, is the camerawork in the chase sequences and fights, which is done superbly.
 
In short, the idea was good, which could have resulted in an exciting movie but the poor execution took away all the thrills from the otherwise interesting plot. Bollywood still has a lot to achieve in genre of Sci-fi fictions. The best movie till date on this topic still remains “Mr. India” but let’s hope for better works in the coming years. If you are really interested in movies on journey into the future then do watch “Back To The Future” Series and enjoy the ride.
 
Rating : 1 / 5
Tags : Aa Dekhen Zara Movie Review, Aa Dekhen Zara Film Review, Movie Review Aa Dekhen Zara, Aa Dekhen Zara Review, Aa Dekhen Zara Movie Review by Bobby Sing, New Bollywood Releases, New Hindi Film Released, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu, Sophie Chaudhary, Future Gazing, Journey Into The Future
 
 
28 April 2009 / bobbysing /
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Amu - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

After a long time, here is a movie which raises a serious question that “Whether the youth should be made familiar with the ugly part of the history of a nation or not?” Writer-Director Shonali Bose certainly deserves praises for choosing this kind of uncommon topic for her film. And she even deserves bigger applause to make a film on the trauma faced by a community which she doesn’t belong to by birth. “Amu” is a movie based on the Sikh Riots which were witnessed in New Delhi after the assassination of Mrs. India Gandhi, then, the world famous Prime Minister of the Country.

 
Normally you expect movie on such burning topic coming from the people of the victim community like “Maachis” directed by Gulzar, who originally belongs to a Sikh background. He could easily relate to and understand the problems faced by Punjab and its people, due to the deadly terrorist movement of that time. And the fact is clearly visible in his widely acclaimed movie on the subject. But to my amazement the helpless agony and pain of the riots, brilliantly expressed in “Amu”, comes from a person who is a Bengali. May be she had some kind of relationship with the happening in any way but in any case, this is a pure example of how a human heart can feel the pain suffered by another human irrespective of their caste and community differences. I was awestruck viewing the film and couldn’t believe how intelligently the subject was handled by the Bengali writer and director, Shonali Bose.
 
The movie is about a small girl whose parents are killed in the Sikh riots and then she is adopted by a Bengali family. She is living with the family abroad and now when she has turned into a young lady, she gets a chance to visit Delhi for a family function. Coming back to the city she feels somehow attached to the surroundings and finds it quite strange. With the help of her friend she discovers her past and comes to know the ugly history of the city which everybody is trying to hide from the youngsters. Surprisingly, though the movie is about riots in the city, there are only few scenes showing the angry, mad crowd killing people and destroying properties. Instead the director emphasizes more on the victims and the people who unknowingly participated in that cowardly act and now deeply regret being a part of it even today.
 
It is indeed remarkable on the part of its director, that in a story based on riots, where there are only few scenes of actual killings, you are still able to feel the brutal torture realistically. That may be the reason why the movie was allowed a Censor Certificate in India only after several important cuts and removal of provoking dialogues. It could only manage an insignificant and unpublicized release in the theaters, which was a huge loss for the quality and realistic cinema lovers. Luckily, it is now available on DVD also having some exclusive extra features related to the making of the movie. 
 
Coming back to that valuable question the movie raises, I would like to suggest that the youth of a nation should essentially be made familiar to both the good and the bad past of a country. The knowledge of the bygone years will in turn make them think better about their own future and about the path they have to choose in their life.
 
“Amu” is one of those rare movies made on this issue, very close to a cruel reality which could have been avoided. The movie is a must watch for all those who were part of that tough time in Delhi and it’s an even more essential watch for all those who have just read about it. A well made movie deserving a standing ovation for choosing the unconventional subject and executing it brilliantly.
 
Directed By Shonali Bose
Starring : Konkona Sen, Yashpal Sharma, Brinda Karat, Ankur Khanna, Loveleen Mishra & more.
Tags : Amu, Shonali Bose, Konkona Sen, Yashpal Sharma, Brinda Karat, Loveleen Mishra, Beased Sikh Riots in New Delhi in 1984, 84 riots in Delhi, Indira Gandhi's Assasination, Communal Riots, Adopted Girl Child, Well Made Movie, Movies to See Before You Die, Must See Movies List By Bobby Sing
 
 
24 April 2009 / bobbysing /
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Pyaasa - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

According to my understanding of films, Guru Dutt is indisputably the most sensitive & emotional film makers of our industry, who could capture the tender feelings of a human heart in the most impressive and expressive manner. Not only this, but he was also technically sound and innovative as he introduced new camera angles and techniques for shooting his well written scenes. His films which flopped at the time of their release are now unanimously treated as masterpieces of Indian Cinema. Talking about his last films which in my opinion were also his best, he portrayed his characters so realistically, as if he knew that his end was very near. And he left the world giving many immortal gems to cherish.

 “Pyaasa” is one of his most precious gifts to cinema lovers, in which a poet’s life and his poetry is depicted in the best possible way, having no comparison even in the world cinema. Guru Dutt clearly showed how the world recognizes a great legend only after his death. And as I see it, the movie was quite an autobiographical view. The immortal soundtrack with soothing melodies and lyrical diamonds are still possessed by every hindi film music lover in the world. If you can feel and sense poetry, if you love to live following your heart, then “Pyaasa” is a movie, just for you.
 
As the younger generation likes to move faster, the cinema of Guru Dutt might be too slow for them. But since they still have the same kind of hearts fitted in their bodies, they are bound to love his movies, if given a chance. Hats off to the legendary Guru Dutt and his love for the art and respectfully recommended to every generation.
 
Directed By Guru Dutt
Starring : Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha & Johny Walker.
Music : S. D. Burman
Tags : Pyaasa, Life of a Poet, Auto-Biographical Movie, Biographical Movies, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Johny Walker, S. D. Burman, Sahir Ludhiyanvi, Movies to See Before You Die, Must See Movies List By Bobby Sing, Emotional Drama, Potery On Celluloid, Drama
 
 
20 April 2009 / bobbysing /
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A racy thriller about a fast moving train which has a bomb planted on it. The bomb is configured to explode if the train reduces its speed. The movie had a new concept for Hindi Films at the time of its release which worked for the producers positively.

But the plot has huge resemblance with the Japanese movie, “The Bullet Train” or “Shinkansen Daibakuha” released in 1975. And it is also quite close to “The Cassandra Crossing” released in 1976.
 
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Tags : The Burning Train & similar projects, Inspired Movies, Inspired Cinema, Bollywood Plagiarism, Plagiarism in Hindi Cinema, Copied Movies, Movies Inspired From, Borrowed Concepts, Inspired Plots, Bollywood & Hollywood, Reviews by Bobby Sing, Bollywood Gets Inspired, Cinema Gets Inspired, Bollywood & World Cinema, Inspiration from World Cinema.
 
 
19 April 2009 / bobbysing /
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