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August 23, 2014 Saturday     

It's a proven fact now that there is only one person in Indian Cinema, who can give you much better “Horror movies” than the “Ramsay” kind of cinema made some decades back. Gone are the days when “Horror” meant just Ugly faces and some Skin show incorporated deliberately. At present viewers are more interested in seeing genuine Horror movies based on original themes. Here RGV comes back with a topic he is best at other than his underworld plot.

More than 15 years ago, when I saw “Raat”, I felt relieved that at least one person is there in Bollywood who knows his work and also understands the “Horror” genre. But then RGV took long time to make his second in the series, “Bhoot”. And now he is back with same kind of sparks in “Phoonk”. Though “Phoonk” is quite repetitive in treatment but it works due to its novel subject of “Black Magic” and brilliant performances from a new lead pair.
The movie has its moments to enjoy, but you may also feel less supplied to you in respect to info about the subject. The explanatory factor is missing in the script and it only stresses at showing the results of the Magic Spell on the victim. The climax where in a “Learned Person” comes to rescue the family is same as you have seen earlier in “Raat” & “Bhoot”.
In “Raat” there was Om Puri, Rekha played the role in “Bhoot” and there is “Zakhir Hussain” in “Phoonk” giving the top most performance of his career. He plays the role of a crippled Tantrik and he has acted superbly. Not once the viewer can think that he is acting as he looks so real in his get up and act. Thats the reason he is seen in almost all RGV films and its time others in the industry also use this talented artist more often.
The lead pair, Sudeep & Amruta Khanvilkar both impress with their top rate performances. Sudeep is surely a great discovery. He has some resemblance to Javed Jaffery but has acted like an experienced performer. Baby Ahsaas Channa makes an impact as the main sufferer. Ashwini Kalsekar as the culprit manages to give you shocks but also crosses the border in certain scenes. The actress playing Sudeep's mother gives the required mystic touch to the movie. The project is a collective & commendable effort by the whole team.
One observation, I would sadly like to mention here. I think Indian Audiences come to see “Horror Movies” in the theater not to enjoy the theme and subject, but only to scream and shout intentionally. Moreover during the whole movie you can hear laughters and giggles in the cinema. May be this is another way of enjoying a “Horror Flick”, but certainly not as it should be. I hope the subject of Horror needs a silent and intense watch and I fear “Horror” is not taken as another form of “Comedy” by our dear viewers.
Though you may feel similarities with RGVs earlier flicks at times but still the movie is worth a watch if you love this genre of cinema.
Rating : 3.5 / 5
Tags : Bhoot, Manoj Shyamalan, Phhonk Movie Review, Phoonk Review, Phoonk Review By Bobby Sing, Raat, Ram Gopal Verma, RGV, Movie Reviews By Bobby Sing, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Releases
 
 
29 August 2008 / bobbysing /
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“Black”, may be one of the most appreciated movies of the recent times but it is still not an original work by the director. It is now widely known that the original source for “Black” was "The Miracle Worker”. But I couldn’t find any reference or acknowledgement to the English movie by any actor or director of the Indian adaptation.

Though Amitabh Bachchan & Rani Mukherjee did a fine job in the movie as the lead, but I liked the amazing act of the Child Artist more than anybody else. The only regret is that they should have given credit to the original makers too. And I think that must be the reason why it was not sent as an Official Indian Entry for the Oscars, since the Original already had won 2 Awards in its year of release.
 
Tags : 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.
 
 
27 August 2008 / bobbysing /
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Its more difficult to make a good comedy than a action thriller or an emotional drama. The reason being that there is a very thin & minute line between a good comedy and some cheap sequences trying to make you laugh. The present movie should be considered in the second category where you keep waiting for the expected hilarious moments but nothing comes and the film ends just like that.

The story idea of a “Theater Team” getting involved with “Gangsters” was good but its lacks the required punchy execution for a comedy. The script fails to entertain and also could not make use of the talented starcest it had. Both the plots get confused with each other, which results in a movie going in an unknown direction. Cheap imitations of real life characters is not tastefully done. Naseeruddin Shah’s part of a Ghazal Singer involved with terrorists in “Sarfarosh” is also used in a comic way but this too falls flat.

Paresh Rawal is completely wasted and in my opinion apart from his other roles, the comedy movies are the one which he should choose with utmost care. After his past successes in comic roles, people now go for a movie only for him. But the writer neither gave him good scenes nor good dialogues to deliver. I suppose he was more concerned with showing Mallika Sherawat and her silly affairs with everyone in the story.

While watching you wonder what K.K. & Rahul Bose are doing in the movie. They are just playing their role because they have signed the movie. Rahul Bose doesnt seem interested anywhere in the 2 hours and K.K. looks like just enjoying doing a light comedy for a change. Mallika Sherawat is over possesive about her “sex-siren” image. But now after the failure of her 2 recent movies one after another, its time she comes with something more original & creative in order to sustain. Musically there is nothing to comment upon as its just another musical score for a movie with nothing exceptional.

In the end, I can only say that the movie is not entertaining enough with even Paresh Rawal being there as the lead. I was expecting at least some good moments but sadly couldn’t find enough to recommend the movie to others.

Rating : 1 / 5
Tags : K.K., Maan Gaye Mghal-E-Azam Movie Review, Maan Gaye Mghal-E-Azam Review, Mallika Sherawat, New Bollywood Movies Reviews, New Hindi Film Releases, New Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Movies Reviews, New Releases Review, Paresh Rawal, Rahul Bose, Movie Reviews By Bobby Sing, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Hindi Films Reviews, New Hindi Releases
 
 
26 August 2008 / bobbysing /
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Shatranj Ke Khiladi - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Based on a story by one of the most respected writers in India, Premchand, the movie is about two friends who are just crazy for playing chess and can sacrifice simply anything to keep hooked on to their game. The master filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s only hindi movie with Sanjeev Kumar and Sayed Jaffery playing the lead characters of Chess Players.
 
A brilliantly directed movie well supported by Shabana Azmi, Farukh Sheikh, Amjad Khan, Farida Jalal and more. Among the best sequences of the movie is the one where both the players have to leave a game, just started, due to the sudden death of a person in the house. And another, when Sayeed Jaffery finds a man hiding under the bed of his wife, in his own house. Remarkably shot by Satyajit Ray in a unique and highly enjoyable style, the movie is not at all boring as it seems from its subject. In fact it’s quite difficult to choose this kind of story for a movie project and only Satyajit Ray could have done it with such an excellence. A pure cinematic gem, for the thinking viewers.
 
Directed By Satyajit Ray
Starring : Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffery, Amjad Khan & Shabana Azmi
Music By Satyajit Ray
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25 August 2008 / bobbysing /
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