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May 29, 2015 Friday     
If one is looking for an example how a completely nonsensical execution can ruin an exciting plot considering the viewers all brainless creatures sitting in the theater, then MR. X would be the perfect film to be quoted even ahead of the recent dud ROY. But in case the statement doesn’t deliver the message clearly then supporting it further, MR. X is just another lazily made, outrageously silly project coming from the Bhatt camp, who once used to make CINEMA but are now only interested in doing BUSINESS with lackluster, poor films being regularly offered as products just like soaps or detergents sold in the general supermarket.
For friends who still are willing to read the review, it’s a typical Bhatt camp formula movie beginning with a clichéd sequence making no impression whatsoever in its first 40 minutes despite the love songs and infamous ‘Hashmi kisses’ as always. It has a weird casting choice wherein the young, well-built Arunoday Singh is presented as a middle aged, grey haired, hamming chief of police force who suddenly turns into the baddie in the very next scene. And then despite having all deliberately added bedroom and pool sequences there is zero chemistry to be found between the sleep walking Emraan and the beautiful Amyra, who looked much better in her first film ISSAK. At times beginning of few songs in the background turn out to be surprisingly funny instead of emotional. Plus when the game of invisibility begins then the explanations given, graphics used and the way Emraan goes on and off at his own will without any kind of engaging logic given, simply makes you go ROFL in the new-age net language, meaning ‘Rolling on floor laughing” 
Inspired from many entertaining films made on the similar concepts in the past (both in English and Hindi), it would be in fact insulting naming a few in this review to be straight. But ignoring any such ‘creative crime’ committed, the makers even dare to end their film with an open climax hinting towards a sequel raising a valid question that,
‘How dumb they actually assume their viewers to be?”
With no justification of why the film was made in 3D, MR. X neither has any of those good trademark love songs in a Bhatt camp film nor it has some enjoyable graphics that ought to be the backbone of a project revolving around ‘The Invisible Man’. Completing the circle, repeating both the title & the subject used by Nanabhai Bhatt (in his 1957) directed film MR. X featuring Ashok Kumar in the lead role, the present version falls way short of even that black and white film made more than half a century back in terms of entertainment.
In short, the experience of watching MR. X is exactly like watching a POGO channel comedy serial made for the kids that even the kids would surely reject as non-entertaining. Interestingly the film also features the now famous comedian Tanmay Bhat (of AIB fame) and it would be great to see how he presents a spoof on his own film in one of the next episodes of AIB.
However ending on a serious note (as mentioned earlier in one of my reviews), films like MR.X are actually ‘feeder movies’, that these multiplexes desperately need to display every week as ‘new releases’ in order to keep them running. In reality, these are the projects made in between ‘the major’ ones to keep the business going, otherwise how will the multiplexes earn if there would be only one or two movies releasing in one month? In fact that will totally crush their ‘weekend business strategy’ highly dependent upon new releases alone, coming every week irrespective of their content or quality.
Hence it doesn’t matter whether they are enjoying or not the process of writing and making these films, the production houses are bound to keep supplying such kind of hurriedly made business products to the multiplexes in the name of cinema. And the plan will keep on working till ‘the consumer or the viewer’ wakes up from his sleep in the coming future.
So the slogan is “Jaago Grahak Jaago” and stop playing in the hands of this silly ‘weekend business model’ of the entertainment world at the earliest.
Rating : 0.5 / 5 (and that too for the innocent technicians working for the project.)
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17 April 2015 / bobbysing /
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Ideally a smaller project with no big names should have such a solid content with some surprising novelty that it forces the viewers to take a strong notice of it as the word of mouth spreads post its limited release. In fact that’s the only way of making it big for independent films, particularly for the debutant producers, directors and actors apart from the other tried and tested formula of having a hit soundtrack, which is another hard to find feature in the present times.
Hence its always exciting to watch all the lesser known, small budget films looking for that exclusive, innovative content breaking the routine pattern. But sadly, a big disappointment is what they have to offer most of the times with all seen before stuff, strangely tried without any major names in the cast pointing towards the immature outlook of the entire team behind their making.
Incidentally, the present MAIN AUR MR. RIIGHT is also one of those poor films made on the ages old concept of a boyfriend/fiancé/husband hired by a successful lady for her own reasons for a specific period of time. And here we have Shenaz hiring a wannabe struggler actor (a Salman Khan fan again) as her Mr. Right for a few weeks in order to answer her group of friends asking her to marry or get engaged at the earliest. Now either the debutant director really had something else in his mind or on paper that couldn’t get transformed on the screen as per his own visualization or he and his writers are perhaps still stuck in the same old formula of “a hiring turning into an eternal romance” used umpteen times before in our Hindi Cinema.
As a result, what we get to see is a completely immature and uninteresting film in those two hours, that can easily be called a quite childish (or rather funny) take on love, romance and changing relationships between few long time friends. It begins on a comic note with all fresh faces showing some promise, but then quickly falls flat once its clichéd plot gets revealed turning it into a completely predictable and boring fare post the initial 20 minutes.

Though the film is more about Shenaz looking stunning in her well chosen costumes right till the end, but the girl is nowhere close to the fairly enjoyable act of Barun Sobti playing the hired Mr. Right with a typical Punjabi feel and some good comic timing. So where Shenaz fails to impress due to her badly written character, Barun tries his best to deliver the only good moments in the film along with the other actors who probably are just their due to their personal contacts with the makers or straight taken from their ongoing short term courses in a known acting school.
With a tacky editing, average cinematography and a filler background score MAIN AUR MR. RIGHT has only one above average feature in its favour and that’s a well composed and sung track “Bhool Na Jaana Mujhe” in an unplugged style from Astitva Band. The soundtrack also has a version of famous song “Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re” (SAAHEB) from the man Bappi Lahiri himself and few other noticeable songs such as “Khuda Khair” and “Desi Daru” trying hard to contribute something into this avoidable venture.
In short, this is another example teaching an important lesson to the budding producers, directors and actors, that unless a low budget, smaller venture has something fresh or novel to offer, it can be nothing more than a ignorable, wasted effort or may be a producer’s own means to show some losses in a financial year.
Rating : 1 / 5 (And that too just for the song “Bhool Na Jaana Mujhe”)
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14 December 2014 / bobbysing /
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Before going for MARY KOM this Friday, I had four positives in mind about the attempt made, giving it a finer edge in comparison to a few recent biographical movies coming from Hindi Cinema.
Firstly it’s a biopic made in an Industry which doesn’t like to venture in this particular genre in terms of commercial cinema and that too talking about the life of a woman, which is even a rarer attempt by the makers unarguably.
Secondly it’s supposed to be a sports movie which again is a genre rarely chosen by our reputed directors and that too focusing on Boxing, a much lesser followed sport than Cricket, Hockey, Athletics or Wrestling in India.
Thirdly and most importantly its not a biopic of an old person, who had done it many decades ago. On the contrary it’s a film made on the life of a talented sportswoman, rather a mother, who is still young at 31 and still kicking to go further in her achievements fighting many more competitions coming ahead in the next years. And one seldom gets to see a biopic of a person who is this young and still active in his or her particular field representing the country all over the world, so proudly.
In cinematic terms, the project also had a worth mentioning strong merit of being the debut directorial film of a highly experienced and known artist Omung Kumar who began his career as an anchor almost two decades before and then remained associated with numerous reputed projects as a Production Desinger/Art Director including films like BLACK and SAAWARIYA.
So having these four positive points in mind and one negative one about the unnecessary glamourization of an important bio-pic, featuring Priyanka Chopra, I was excited to watch the film, only to get disappointed to a much larger extent than feared, witnessing the dismal attempt quite sadly.
But before moving on to the review, I would like to clearly mention that this is a just an honest analysis of the movie made on the life of the highly respected sportswoman of our country titled MARY KOM and not in any way pointing towards the iconic figure or her majestic achievements at all.
The film begins with a fine opening sequence shuttling between the present and past of a pregnant woman being taken to the hospital by her husband, amongst the tension spread in the city due to the revolting groups. The pretty weak ‘boxing training’ scenes coming next, straight away remind you of the masterpiece MILLION DOLLAR BABY revolving around another brave lady boxer, directed by the maestro Clint Eastwood. And then as it progresses further one feels truly amazed to see everything happening so easily in a pure filmy manner, unable to move or impress the viewer neither emotionally nor excitingly.
In fact some poor choices made in the supporting cast (like Mary’s mother and her coach), too many below average songs coming repeatedly, uninspiring fight sequences and a quite lifeless direction by Omung, completely ruins the whole excitement felt in the beginning with a clear indication of the film being nothing more than a mediocre attempt dealing with an the important genre of bio-pics unfortunately.
In other words, this is not anything even close to a realistic biographical movie, but a mere commercial project eying for a quick killing at the box office getting some instant attention and few claps here and there en-cashing the national spirit. For instance, one wonders why we always tend to go overboard with a filmy execution of all training sequences in such a film (along with a typical background song) and also what can you say about the vision followed in a sports movie when in one of its international fight sequences, a German coach hits his own reputed contestant in anger (on her head), while she is coming back to him after losing the bout. Moreover I strongly don’t think the talented lady’s real life had been as easy as depicted in the film with everything happening on its own without any major hassles or clashes.
Giving the actual truth, I remember only one impressive scene in the entire film when Mary apologizes to the federation manager and then few good moments towards the end with another Bollywoodish kind of climax fight, ending with the national anthem being played at full length (asking people to get up from their seats) which ideally should have been avoided to end it on some different kind of inspiring cinematic note.
In short, I deeply respect the exceptional & unbelievable kind of achievements made by the brave Indian sportswoman MARY KOM, both in her personal life as a mother and in the sports career as a boxer. But I am unable to praise this too plain & filmy biopic made on her extraordinary life in any of its department be it cinematography, background music, performances or direction, despite the earnest attempts made by Darshan Kumaar (as Mary’s husband) and Priyanka Chopra (who again was a wrong choice made for the role, as predicted by many).
Hence you can go for it as an informational film, to know more about the pride of our nation, the fearless MARY KOM, who is still ready to win many more fights in the next Olympics too. But not as any great inspiring biographical movie doing any kind of acceptable justice to the subject matter here, putting it honestly.
Rating : 2.5 / 5 (Including 0.5 just for the brave choice of attempting a bio-pic of an extraordinary woman, breaking the set pattern of Bollywood)
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