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O KADHAL KANMANI (Tamil) - A predictable yet engaging, young film, perfectly getting into the mindset of a new-age couple. (Review By Bobby Sing).

JAI HO DEMOCRACY - A good-intentioned but loud and over ambitious political satire, partially inspired from MANTO's classic short story "Tetwal Ka Kutta". (Review By Bobby Sing).

KAAGAZ KE FOOLS - Such poor, directionless attempts only make it more difficult for all upcoming small projects and their makers. (Review By Bobby Sing).

COURT (Marathi) - A must watch fearful depiction of our police and judicial system that luckily got a national award instead of getting banned. (Review By Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Court Room Drama).

MARGARITA WITH A STRAW - Hindi cinema takes a big progressive leap with Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar and Kalki Koechlin, the QUEEN of 2015. (Review by Bobby Sing).

MR. X - How could they even enjoy writing & making such a childish take on the exciting theme? (Review By Bobby Sing).

The link between Guru Nanak's divine AARTI, Jagannath Puri, Rabindranath Tagore and World Anthem. (An insight by Bobby Sing).

BROKEN HORSES (English) - After 25 years all VVC could think of was remaking PARINDA only while moving on to Hollywood. (Review By Bobby Sing).

EK PAHELI LEELA - A well shot, visually appealing, seductive, musical show that doesn't let you call it a trash. (Review By Bobby Sing).

DHARAM SANKAT MEIN - Begins superbly & bravely with Anu-Paresh but turns into another routine sequel of OMG towards the end ruining it all. (Review By Bobby Sing).

 
 
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April 27, 2015 Monday     
Continuing his struggle to make a major breakthrough as an actor-producer (and director too), Ganesh Acharya comes up with another below average, inspired project HEY BRO directed by Ajay Chandhok that fails to make any sort of impact on the viewers be it story, execution, music or performances.
In fact the films raises a valid question that who actually approves a decent amount of money to be spent on such LOUD products served as comedies to torture the helpless viewers becoming a constant, unavoidable feature of our Hindi film industry. Moreover its really surprising to see the film made on an ages old concept of separated twin brothers (not resembling each other), inspired from the English flick TWINS (1988) which was also seen in HUMSE BADHKAR KAUN released in 1998.
The amateurish writing rarely offers any good funny scenes in this 113 minutes film and the songs too range from poor to average including the most publicized “Birju” featuring cameos of Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh and Prabhu Deva. Adding to the uninteresting proceedings even Govinda (in a scene) and Mahie Gill (in an item song) fail to deliver anything engaging along with the other key performers playing their respective characters.
In short this seems to be made with a vision still hanging somewhere in the 90s that doesn’t work at all despite the help offered by many big names of the industry so generously.

Rating : 0.5 / 5 (Just for the friendly effort seen in the song ‘Birju”)
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23 March 2015 / bobbysing /
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If one has a serious claim to make in front of the entire world that it was an Indian scientist actually responsible for the first ever flight in the air with a plane (years before the Wright Brothers), then what path the director is expected to follow?
Obviously he has to make it as believable as possible with all logical reasoning, historical references, evident proofs and a powerful screenplay/execution that convinces the viewers to believe in every proceeding on the screen arousing a proud collective patriotic feeling in the end among his audiences.
But sadly that is not the vision followed in HAWAIZAADA directed by Vibhu Virender Puri (his debut in feature films), who amateurishly walks on an entirely unexpected, silly and illogical path to portray his important point and then completely falls flat unable to convince the viewers from any angle of his unfortunately. In other words, instead of presenting a logical take, Vibhu comes up with an entirely fantasy version of the claim, with a dream like execution having a clear, visible, heavy hangover Sanjay Leela Bhansali. And as I believe a Bhansali influence is surely capable of ruining more films than making them to be honest.
Commencing on a confusing note in its first scene itself, HAWAIZAADA keeps stressing more on colourful frames, heavy costumes, unrequired props, mindless romance and mediocre songs with a questionable comic touch that turns out to be weird throughout till the end. The script carelessly moves into various unclear directions, coming back to the main topic at intervals that eventually leads to a loss on interest and one starts questioning that what are they upto with such a messed up narration simply heading nowhere. The unnecessary stuffed melodrama, comedy and songs hardly give you anything to praise in its boringly long duration and that further forces you think that how could this even excite the makers reading it on the paper too.
Interestingly the biggest culprit of the screenplay/film remains its soulless romance and soundtrack that hampers its overall impact pretty badly and the film pathetically drags both in its first and second half featuring all unimpressive characters and their interactions. Its cinematographer, choreographer, editor and background score composer actually follow the vision of their director perfectly who probably wished to make a musical-fantasy-costume-drama instead of a realistic, believable historical film making a big claim in front of the entire world. The film’s average soundtrack is hugely worked upon with innovative arrangements and variety but doesn’t have that required melody to pull you in. For instance there is a traditional folk kind of song conceived with all western instruments and Ayushmann himself composes a Ghalib ghazal “Dil-e-Naadan” that has huge similarities with the one sung by Somesh Mathur in his album on Ghalib released many years back.
In the performance section, we have many honest efforts being made here assuming its probably a path breaking film about an astonishing fact never talked about before. Ayushmann Khurrana puts in the best with his utmost sincerity and so does Mithun Chakraborty as the main scientist, but they both get hugely betrayed by the poor writing and confused direction. Pallavi Sharda does nothing great to draw your attention and the same can be said about the rest of the cast too ranging from average to bad. Still among these uninspiring acts, a child artist Naman Jain does deliver an enjoyable natural performance in his few scenes.
Summing up, HAWAIZAADA remains a big opportunity wasted both in terms of cinema and as a document that could have been a solid support to the fact that an airplane was first invented in India before the Wright Brothers (and I was personally looking for the same in the film). It neither presents that amazing chapter of history with some logical justifications nor is able to convince the viewer through its messy execution wandering in various directions. In fact it seems that both the writers and their director were more interested in showing the romance, songs and drama instead of the invention being tried by the two men. As a result it comes out to be a childish fantasy take on the subject ruining a solid premise and after watching it I really doubt anyone would readily believe in the presented fact that it was an Indian scientist who did that significant invention first before the westerners.
In real terms, that is the damage this film has probably done to the debatable truth….unfortunately.
Rating : 1.5 / 5 (Including additional 0.5 just for its basic subject chosen.)

(NOTE : For record, the film is based on the life of scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade (of Maharashtra) who is credited for inventing the first air plane years before the Wright Brothers.)

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02 February 2015 / bobbysing /
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Friends who have seen Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s (aka Raj and DK’s) earlier ventures such as 99, SHOR IN THE CITY or the recent GO GOA GONE, would readily agree that the director duo really showcased some exceptional talent in these three films, moving ahead than a routine Bollywood project made on the same old set routine patterns. Hence, watching the witty promos of HAPPY ENDING, well supported by a few peppy dance numbers and an interesting cast really made everyone expect a fairly enjoyable rom-com from the team once again.
But perhaps crime thrillers remain their proved forte and a romantic comedy is not exactly the genre Raj & DK are comfortable with. Because what they present in HAPPY ENDING is full of all been there-seen before sequences with nothing fresh except few occasional good dialogues or only four entertaining scenes of Govinda.
Taking its clear references for certain insertions (like the book reading one) from BEFORE SUNSET (2004) and more, HAPPY ENDING begins on a fairly interesting note and then goes on to become a boringly long ride with everything predictable till the end. The romance loses all its charm as it progresses and the writers remain confused between their target audience making a vain attempt to cater the viewers within the country as well as abroad. In fact this has been the dilemma or conflict seen in most of the projects today when they try to incorporate plots for both the diverse territories and in the effort make a complete mess out of the film deliberately.
With no impressive performances delivered by the lead pair, HAPPY ENDING once again wastes the gifted Govinda just like the last week’s KILL DIL. The veteran has only 4-5 scenes in the entire film, but still manages to give you at least something to cheer in those few minutes, especially in the song “Nacho Saare G Phaadke” offering his famous and immensely enjoyable dance moves. Saif Ali Khan continues his ‘no-show’ post BULLETT RAJA & HUMSHAKALS, plus Ileana D'Cruz gives another similar yet sweet kind of appearance as the fellow writer. Ranveer Shorey tries hard to contribute his bit & does bring some rare smiles with his witty dialogues but Kalki, Preity Zinta and Kareena Kapoor fail to add anything significant to this long, painful watch in their small cameos.
Music remains the only saving grace in the film (with few catchy dance tracks), which unfortunately doesn’t get the support it deserved from the script. On the other hand Cinematography as well as Background score do not come up with any extra ordinary feature to mention here.
In short, its really strange why the director duo chose this kind of stale and overdone subject for their next venture….. Or was this another case of the producer interfering into the script as per his own vision as always. In any case, HAPPY ENDING is not at all a HAPPY watch to recommend with nothing else to offer except Govinda. So you can easily give it a skip to be later watched at any Cable Channel or on Home Video when its official DVD gets released in the coming week.
Rating : 1.5 / 5
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