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Complete 'Inspired Movies List' of 2015 (with Borrowed or Similar Themes) - By Bobby Sing.

SARDAAR JI 2 (Punjabi) - Another unexpectedly pathetic sequel made just to fool the viewers encashing the successful original. (Review By Bobby Sing).

JUNOONIYAT - Where every decade essentially has a SAIRAT, it also witnesses hundreds of below average love stories desperately trying to be the one. (Review By Bobby Sing).

RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 - A fine crime thriller, depending more upon its performances and dialogues instead of any exciting mystery, presented along a severely appalling sequence of incest. (Review By Bobby Sing).

DHANAK - The kids lift up the film beautifully despite all forced and unusual characters reminding you of a seen before theme. (Review by Bobby Sing).

The first scene in UDTA PUNJAB is all real and not any filmy insertion. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing).

UDTA PUNJAB - Deserving to be seen, we have two films here to be straight. A partially realistic, impressive eye-opener in the first half and a slow-routine less satisfying one in the second, taking the easy way out. BUT remember Punjab is not a state of all criminals..... Please! (Review by Bobby Sing).

UDTA PUNJAB - Pre-release Questions and Fears (A preview by Bobby Sing).

THE CONJURING 2 (Eng/Hindi) - Has got the scares but nothing novel in concept or storyline serving less than its promising trailer. (Review by Bobby Sing).

DO LAFZON KI KAHANI - Based on a Korean film, it has a fine lead performance but a routine execution presented with some above average songs. (Review By Bobby Sing).

 
 
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July 01, 2016 Friday     
Glut - Documentary of PunjabThe one scene that many considered as some creative liberty taken by writer-director Abhishek Chaubey in his film UDTA PUNJAB was the very first brilliant scene where a packet is hurled from Pakistan to other side of the border in India as long as 1 kms and then the Indian carrier is supposed to pick it up from the fixed spot.
There were calls and messages simply laughing and ridiculing the scene that was referred to as a well-executed one in the BTC review, as friends were not really aware of the specific region, the exact situation and the modus operandi of the drug traffickers following an extremely well-planned strategy.  
So for all those friends who couldn’t believe in the onscreen depiction of that first sequence in UDTA PUNJAB taking it as a entirely filmy one, here is a powerful and important documentary that reveals it all with real life accounts, confessions and interviews made some 5 years back when the film was perhaps not even conceived by the makers busy in their other ventures.
Conceptualized and Directed by Sahil Bhagat and Smaran Sahu, the 32 minutes long film has been narrated by famous actor/director/player/activist Rahul Bose having a personal connection with Punjab. And it has got some severe shocking and emotional moments that are sure going to make you seriously think about the state moving much ahead than any commercial film or storyline.  
As a strong recommendation from BTC just give this valuable research work some of your precious time and get ready to amaze yourself knowing about the issue in the most truthful manner till date titled "Glut - The Untold Story of Punjab".
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Tags : Udta Punjabi and its first real scene, Misconceptions about Punja and its drug menace, Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing, Rare Documentaries, Articles on Cinema at bobbytalkscinema.com
 
 
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Beginning with a DISCLAIMER, clearing the doubts one might have reading the heading of this write-up posted on 13th April 2016, this is not about any claim or ownership or controversy related with any other person’s creative work, script or film as such. But this is just about my personal bitter experience in the field that I wish to share with all the friends of BTC without any kind of motive or venom against any person in particular.
In the first quarter of 2013, I got associated with an upcoming friendly production company willing to venture into Punjabi cinema inspired by two huge successes of those times shocking even the experienced trade pundits. Looking at the infectious enthusiasm of the team, I shared with them a detailed working storyline (without dialogues), revolving around two similar looking characters of Punjab (a double role) to be played by a reputed name of the Punjabi film industry. One of these characters in the script was supposed to be a known Pollywood Superstar and the other a simple, hard-working farmer living in the interiors of Punjab (with a similar face).
The story had a comic-cum-thriller feel with the farmer reaching the city and then kidnapping the tantrum throwing STAR, replacing him in all his ongoing shoots surprising every single person on the sets right from the spot boy to the director. Full of many funny as well as thought provoking sequences related with the film industry, the finale had the farmer accepting his crime on the stage of a big Pollywood Award Night revealing the hidden reality behind the people whom we consider to be our inspirational idols for life. The story did have an important message too along with all other essential elements of comedy, action and drama required in a Punjabi film. But it somehow couldn’t reach either the producers or the ‘big star’ hearing it attentively and they were unable to see the novelty behind the idea of a look-alike common man replacing a huge film icon.
A few among the chosen listeners of the narration also made fun of the idea labeling it as something weird or highly unconvincing for the viewers of Punjabi Cinema. And according to one, they would never accept a common man challenging a big star like this causing him a major trouble. So the story got rejected out rightly and nobody talked about it post the meeting considering it as a dropped case. But personally I did have a lot of faith in the idea and therefore went ahead and got it registered in my name with the FILM WRITER’S ASSOCIATION MUMBAI dated 3rd May 2013 with the tentative title DOUBLE TROUBLE. 
Interestingly the same title was chosen by Subhash Ghai’s production house for their Punjabi film based on Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” featuring both Gippy Grewal and Dharmendra in double roles. But they later kept it as “DOUBLE DI TROUBLE” instead of just “DOUBLE TROUBLE” as its usually done in the trade.
Coming back to the basic theme of this write-up, I had almost forgotten the rejection post 2013 and had begun working on some other projects including the second volume of my book as promised. But then came the teaser trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN just a few months back. And the moment I saw it, I felt hugely satisfied and doubly confident, as I was not wrong working on that particular idea of a big star and his look alike creating some major troubles for his icon.
The news of FAN revolving around the same basic idea I once narrated to few people, was a big confidence-booster for me to be honest. But then I gradually got hold of my nerves and calmly conveyed the inner feelings to the same producer friends, who sportingly admitted and realized the similarities too exhibiting a newly acquired mature outlook beyond my expectations.
Now, you must be thinking that if it’s really the same theme used in FAN, then why I am not interested in raising an issue and getting some instant eyeballs on the social networks. The question is indeed a valid one, but with all humility, no voice or issue can be raised of any sort, because here we are just talking about the basic similar idea revolving around a look-alike film star and his obsessive fan, but nothing else.
Plus more importantly this is not anything highly unique or original that has never been used by anyone else before in either Hindi or English films in the last many decades (discussed in my next article in details mentioning all inspirational sources). So unless one has everything scene to scene lifted from his already registered script (much before the film’s making) as it is, there can be no claim made by any writer whatsoever.
But having said that, it indeed gives me a great amount of creative satisfaction thinking about the scenario that when everyone was literally laughing on my story-idea presented in a sitting held in 2013. The same basic thought was being worked upon in Mumbai for the next SRK Film by the big thinking minds of the Industry realizing the potential in it.
So instead of anything negative, I would love to see a positive light in the experience infusing a new strength into my writings with.......
HIS BLESSINGS
(The detailed inspirational sources list of similar concepts like FAN coming tomorrow including the ones I got my inspirations from)
So Stay tuned.
Tags : Beginning with a DISCLAIMER, clearing the doubts one might have reading the heading of this write-up posted on 13th April 2016, this is not about any claim or ownership or controversy related with any other persons creative work, script or film as such. But this is just about my personal bitter experience in the field that I wish to share with all the friends of BTC without any kind of motive or venom against any person in particular.
 
 
13 April 2016 / bobbysing /
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HT-Brunch-1On 10th April 2016, one of the most reputed newspapers of India, HINDUSTAN TIMES, featured a Bollywood cover story in its Sunday Edition BRUNCH Magazine, talking about those obsessive Hindi movie lovers who are known to be living and breathing Hindi cinema since many years and writing about it too in the form of articles, blogs and books released by renowned publishers.
The front cover had Amitabh Bachchan’s hand painted image from DEEWAR with the title written in the good old 70s style saying ‘Mere Paas CINE MAA HAI’, plus some exclusive trivias mentioned in four different circles.
And the cover article in the inner pages said,
"MASTERS OF THE MATINEE"
(Meet the People Who Live and Breathe Bollywood)
HT-Brunch-2The story featured many known names such as Diptakirti Chaudhuri, Pavan Jha, Shishir Krishan Sharma, Madhulika Liddle, Amborish Roychoudhury, SMM Ausaja and Siddharth Bhatia along with Bobby Sing and Bobby Talks Cinema, presenting a thoroughly researched and well-phrased write-up focusing on all distinctive visions.
And about yours truly they wrote,
"Delhi’s Bobby Sing – named after the Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia blockbuster, which came out the year he was born – revels in the details on his blog Bobby Talks Cinema. The site also lists over 900 examples of Hindi films ‘inspired’ by foreign ones.
Sing’s school hours overlapped neatly with two sneaky back-to-back afternoon screenings at the local theatre.
HT-Brunch-3“My parents would have to explain to my teachers why I was so frequently absent, especially on Fridays,” he recalls. “Then came a point, when on Fridays, the teachers wouldn’t bother calling out my name at roll calls.

Sing, like the others, draws on his own memories of films, and also trawls old magazines, documentaries, biographies and interviews with those connected with the films.
Sing’s friends urge him to save new information for his next book. It’s a toss-up between claiming ownership later or losing the research to an accident today.
It was indeed quite encouraging to get featured in such exclusive article published by a reputed national newspaper and I am really grateful to Hindustan Times and its entire BRUNCH team for this kind inclusion.
Hope the write-up reaches many more like-minded friends in India as well as abroad loving Hindi Cinema and may the passion be always there,
with 

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