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ISLAND CITY (Hindi) - A not to be missed extremely intelligent take on life that puts you on a serious thinking mode like an innovative, experimental, thought provoking book. (Review by Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama).

PARCHED (Hindi) - The positive wave continues with a story of 3 strong rural women, but this time especially made for the international/festival audience having many forced cliches. (Review by Bobby Sing).

BANJO - Why we keep going back to the same old subjects and then expect them to be a success taking the viewers as granted? (Review By Bobby Sing).

RAAZ REBOOT - Yet another similar and poorly made project to fool us in the name of horror. (Review By Bobby Sing).

PINK - Do watch this hard-hitting new age DAMINI, especially for Amitabh's SAFETY MANUAL for girls, boldly ripping off our visible social hypocrisy and sick biased mindsets. (A detailed overview by Bobby Sing).

FREAKY ALI - Avoiding a complete copy of HAPPY GILMORE, Sohail makes a highly inspired Indianised version that's neither entertaining nor exciting full of cliched and predictable moments leading to boredom. (Review By Bobby Sing).

BAAR BAAR DEKHO - Another unexciting, lengthy and feeble (read boring) inspired attempt to make a 'Time-Travel' film in Hindi cinema, missing the entertainment factor. (Review By Bobby Sing).

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A mesmerizing sensual love song from SHEHNAI (1964) and the hidden unique beauty in its lyrics. (Articles on Hindi Film Music by Bobby Sing) - BTC Exclusive..

DON'T BREATHE (English) - A fine tense psycho-thriller that actually becomes superfine in its final 40 minutes. (Review by Bobby Sing).

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September 30, 2016 Friday     


As an entertaining Gujarati family satire, KEVI RITE JAISH (meaning How Will I Go?) is a film made on the ages old mad-craze in the youngsters of going abroad and getting settled there earning loads of money. Interestingly this obsession of flying to the foreign land has been a key feature associated with Punjab and its people too since the 80s. And that is the reason, why even in the recent years many Punjabi films still have the same plot somewhere running in their side-stories, following the decades old trend that probably began with films like MAUJAN DUBAI DIYAN (1985).
As a matter of fact this enlightening subject best suits both these communities in particular since they have made their own name in the west in various regions such as England, America and Canada. However it’s a different story altogether that any such kind of success achieved has its own hidden cost paid in terms of pain, suffering, hard work and family sacrifice, not really visible to the present generation. Thankfully KEVI RITE JAISH tries to convey the same bitter truth in an entertaining manner to its target audience and in the end turns out to be an impressive film with an important message for the youth delivered well.
Making a new breakthrough in Gujarati cinema in terms of box office success, the film directed by Abhishek Jain begins with a scene of few young boys heading towards the airport in a car teasing each other and then the story takes you back into a flashback explaining the series of incidents happening just before that. In its opening 20-25 minutes, the film seems to be a spirited first time effort by most of its young key faces. But as the characters reveal more about them with a simple, realistic portrayal, the film slowly starts growing on you and then makes a decent emotional impact through an enlightening climax.
Revolving around a Patel family and its circle of close friends, KEVI RITE JAISH has many mature performances from Kenneth Desai, Anang Desai and Deepti Joshi playing the elders along with Divyang Thakker and Veronica Kalpana-Gautam as the lead couple. It also gives you a feeling of watching something related with Bollywood when you find names such as Rakesh Bedi and Tom Alter playing the visa agent and an American embassy person respectively. Its crisp edit doesn’t let the emotions hinder its brisk pace and then a fine camerawork and good music helps a lot in making a personal connect with the youngsters very much interested in its basic subject.
In all, despite having a predictable story progression and conclusion, KEVIN RITE JAISH will still be loved by anyone watching it whether he is a Gujarati or not, since it has characters with similar ambitions like yourself or one of your dear friends who simply dreams of boarding a flight to the foreign land at the earliest either by hook or crook.
But as they say, the grass always look greener on the other side, the film makes you understand this decisive fact beautifully and guides you to rectify your thought process on an urgent basis before it gets too late and you find that there is no returning back getting illegally trapped in a foreign land forever. A young feel good film with a worth sharing message, you will not regret the decision of watching KEVIN RITE JAISH at all, so do go for it irrespective of the language barrier and have a good enjoyable time with the Gujarati family.
Rating : 3.5 / 5 (Including additional 0.5 for its inspirational theme targeting the youngsters)
Tags : Kevi Rite Jaish Review By Bobby Sing, Regional Films Review by Bobby Sing, Regional Films made on soical issues, Appreciable films being made in Regional Cinema of India, Enjoyable regional cinema of india, Gujarati Blockbuster, Films made on Foreing obsession in India
29 April 2015 / bobbysing /
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Spirit - Malayalam

The reason I could easily relate to the basic theme of the film was that the region of Punjab is also known to be severely affected by the problem of alcoholism since decades as depicted in SPIRIT with reference to the south.
Taking you into the world of a well read, intelligent loner who despite being much aware, still becomes a victim of this addiction, SPIRIT may not be a perfect film, but it does successfully brings forward an important evil of our society in a noticeable manner. It might not bowl you over completely but does have many sincere performances pointing towards a self destructive addiction that is largely being considered as ‘upbeat’, ‘modern’ or ‘just necessary’ for the sake of reputation or timely pleasure by the youngsters.
Directed by Ranjith, SPIRIT has Mohanlal in the lead role of an addict (enacting it superbly) with Kaniha, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Thilakan, Nandu, Madhu and more playing the key roles. The film does have a slower pace and a few side stories resulting in an avoidable distraction from the basic subject. Yet, the references of a hit revolutionary TV show, the music, an emotional depiction of a broken family and the noteworthy character of the plumber Mani, brings the film back on track talking about the core issue making a decent impact on the viewers in the end. Moreover Mohan Lal did remind me of another adorable Sharaabi act lived by Amitabh Bachchan in the mid-80s, simply indicating towards the perfection achieved by one of the most respected actors of South Cinema. 
In short, SPIRIT has got emotions, impressive performances and visible noble intentions of presenting an alarming social problem of the region that is not being discussed as per the urgency both within the people and the government. Because in reality just like ‘Smoking’, the issue of ‘Alcoholism’ too is directly related with a state or country’s economics becoming a major source of its earning that cannot be ignored. And therefore you seldom see commercial films made entirely with a purpose, focusing any of these social evils featuring the iconic stars. Or even if they are then the content has to be delivered with ample dosages of entertainment in order to woo the general audience.
So looking from that angle, SPIRIT does have many well-conceived and thoughtfully written sequences intelligently incorporated into the film to address that important cause of ‘Alcoholism’. Besides it also infuses the much needed hope in the people who are willing to come out of it in order to live a better and respected life, turning the film into a significant one, talking about the right things at the right time through the powerful medium of cinema.
And I hope a film tackling this extremely damaging social problem ruining families, also gets made in Punjab soon, before it’s too late.
Rating : 3.5 / 5 (Including additional 0.5 for its extremely important theme of alcohol addiction in our society ruining many lives and families)
Tags : Spirit (Malayalam) Review by Bobby Sing, Regional Films Review by Bobby Sing, Mohan Lal as Alcoholic, Regional Films made on soical issues, Spirit by Ranjith, Appreciable films being made in Regional Cinema of India.
28 April 2015 / bobbysing /
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Ustad Hotel - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Certain films have such an emotional message to convey, making a significant impact on your soul that one finds it extremely difficult to criticize the end product for any of its weaker points. And USTAD HOTEL is surely among those sweet and meaningful movies, made with a heartfelt vision, which simply leaves you with all praises and nothing else due to some excellent performances, thought provoking direction, eye catching cinematography and a fine musical score put together.
To give you a fair picture, USTAD HOTEL begins superbly with a brilliant sequence covering a span of more than two decades in just a few minutes through an amazing execution. It then goes on a pleasant yet predictable journey with many lovable sequences using both the young and old characters in its script intelligently. But actually its the final 30 odd minutes of the film, which simply win over the viewers bringing tears into their eyes and making them feel the painful hunger suffered by all the underprivileged living just around us in the same society. Food, essentially required to keep us all going, becomes the basic ingredient of these outstanding final moments and I still remember a beautiful quote in the film, which says,
FOOD is one thing, for which a person doesn’t become greedy enough as compared to all other material things in his life. A person wishes to have more and more when it comes to money, wealth, luxury and fame. But when it comes to food, he at once says NO, as soon as his hunger is satisfied and refuses to take any more.”
Written by Anjali Menon and directed by Anwar Rasheed, USTAD HOTEL beautifully teaches you this simple yet highly precious lesson of life through some splendid performances led by Thilakan. And it was really hurting to know that this was one of the last films of the veteran actor unfortunately. The entire cast including the young pair and all supporting characters perform their given roles with a natural ease and together they all won three National Awards for Best Popular Film, Best Dialogues and a Special Mention award for Thilakan for his splendid effortless performance as the grandfather.
Along with addressing the issue of poverty and lack of basic necessities of life faced by many, the film also makes you realize the importance of self realization and contentment from your own life before the game is all over, without any prior intimation. Admittedly yes, USTAD HOTEL has a clichéd basic plot stretching to an avoidable length in its middle hour, which could have been shortened with some clever editing as displayed in the beginning. But thankfully, a spiritual kind of culmination does fill your soul with a peaceful warmth and a feeling of love towards the poor, who remain deprived of many basic necessities of life including their daily food (inspired from the real life works of a true humanitarian NARAYANA KRISHNAN).
And that’s exactly what makes USTAD HOTEL a must watch indeed, serving a delicious soul feeding cuisine, asking the viewer to become a better person from now on, caring for the others. So if you do wish to see a sincere, uplifting attempt with a lovable life teaching message given in an entertaining manner, then do watch USTAD HOTEL at the earliest and start making whatsoever small effort you can towards the noble cause.
Rating : 3.5 / 5
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