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JAZBAA - A strictly okay, one time watch thriller that seriously harms itself with all overdone melodrama, songs and many forced philosophical dialogues taking it far away from realism as well as the original. (Review by Bobby Sing).

SINGH IS BLING - A blatantly lifted comedy that delivers fair entertainment in its first half but nothing at all in the second, following the set format of SINGH IS KING. (Review By Bobby Sing).

TALVAR - A purposefully made artistic docu-drama questioning the court's verdict that doesn't have any thrill or excitement of an engaging murder mystery except the last 20 minutes. (Review By Bobby Sing).

CALENDER GIRLS - Madhur certainly deserves another National Award for the unique creative urge of making his 4th film on the same subject. (Review By Bobby Sing).

BHAAG JOHNY - Inspired from the west, it begins well but then drops pretty badly, leaving big loopholes in the plot and all forced romantic songs as usual. (Review By Bobby Sing).

KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON - The Amritsar boy continues to entertain on the bigger screen along with Choocha (Fukrey) & the director-duo back in form. So go for it and have a great time remembering those good old days of Govinda. (Review By Bobby Sing).

MSG 2 - Its again a promotional campaign for the Dera instead of any film as such with lots of immature animations used extensively. (Not A Review - by Bobby Sing).

MEERUTHIYA GANGSTERS - It has the raw & realistic feel but the thrill element remains missing, offering much less than expected from GOW's Definite. (Review By Bobby Sing).

KATTI BATTI - They keep on serving the same stuff again and again and again as we allow them to do so making a big fool of ourselves. (Review By Bobby Sing).

HERO - To make a remake is not a SIN, but to make it so casually murdering its actual characterization turns it into a much bigger PAAP. (Review By Bobby Sing).

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October 14, 2015 Wednesday     
The latest trend of making sequels and getting a huge advantage of the brand-value created by its original film has clearly given a new life to some directors, evidently seen in the past few years. And riding on the success achieved by WELCOME in 2007, here comes its sequel WELCOME BACK that desperately tries to repeat the same box office results with an overstuffed, bad script that marginally gets supported by some good dialogues and key performances generating only a few enjoyable moments coming at long intervals.
Assuming the viewers, ready to accept a comedy just because of its big star-cast, lavish foreign locations and a well-designed publicity campaign, WELCOME BACK clearly follows the typical Bollywood pattern of churning out mindless comedies and denies trying anything novel in terms of narration, characterization or storytelling whatsoever. Moreover following the same old clichéd approach, the silliest feature of the film remains the amazing fact that they have actually made a sequel on almost the same storyline with a few added sub-plots just for the sake of addition. And thus offer ‘everything seen before’ in terms of content (plot) despite having all highly entertaining characters led by Majnu Bhai.
The film begins with a quite energy-less title music and then the same calmly continues in the entire first half with three songs including an item number with absurd lyrics as, “Main Babli Hui Tu Bunty Hua, Band Kamrey Mein Twenty Twenty Hua". Still one doesn’t mind watching it all expecting a much compensating second half, only to find it even worse than the first to be precise. In other words, after the senseless crows declare the intermission (competing with the pigeons of the prequel) the film simply offers nothing except a fairly enjoyable sequence at the graveyard in its second half and then has a highly childish and illogically conceived climax truly forcing you to wonder that “How on earth did anybody find the guts to spend 100 big crores on this insane mess?”
In the technical department, the DOP successfully manages to give it a grand look but the background score constantly keeps pulling it backwards with a quite lifeless arrangement. Music has nothing great to write about in spite of the famous catchy phrase of its title track, whereas the well written dialogues keep trying hard to deliver the expected entertainment at intervals generating the much awaited laughs.
Coming to the performances WELCOME BACK becomes barely watchable because of Anil Kapoor alone who probably has forgotten to grow old since many years. The ‘Jhakaas man’ is just perfect playing the entertaining Majnu bhai but both Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal are only there to provide the much needed continuity in a sequel. Besides the two major replacements as John Abraham in place of Akshay Kumar and Naseeruddin Shah instead of the charismatic Feroz Khan, turn out to be quite poor choices made falling flat right from the word go unarguably. Plus it was quite sad to see Dimple Kapadia and Shiney Ahuja playing two stupid characters along with the unimpressive Shruti Hassan and Ankita Shrivastava only there to fulfill the glamour requirement
In all, if only a few enjoyable scenes here and there in a 150 minutes (tediously) long film, shot lavishly in Dubai, with a completely lackluster background score as well as poor soundtrack, supported by only one enjoyable act from Majnu Bhai, ending with some surprisingly amateurish computer graphics excites you well then the choice is all yours, otherwise just wait till you get to see it on a leading TV channel after a couple of months.
Interestingly after watching its ridiculous finale CGI sequence (strangely ending on an open note), I just got reminded of a simple Android app shown by my young nephew, creating much better explosive graphics at a simple click known as FX GURU. So to have some fun, do try it on your phones or watch the amazing results on fxguruapp.com at your computer screens, forgetting all about the film that can easily be summed up as "Mazaaq Tha Bhai Mazaaq".
Ratings : 1.5 / 5
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04 September 2015 / bobbysing /
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For friends who might be considering the film to be based on a novel idea revolving around two friends unknowingly getting into Pakistan territory facing the terrorists groups, the subject was recently seen in the award winning movie FILMISTAN (2014) too, that unfortunately couldn’t reach a wider audience missing any ‘star-value’. And exploiting the same plot in a much wackier manner defying every kind of logic right from its first sequence itself, WELCOME 2 KARACHI turns out to be a pretty ordinary project in comparison that ironically had a more entertaining 3 minute trailer than the entire 2 hour film to be straight.
Directed by Ashish R Mohan (post KHILADI 786), it begins with a lazy instrumental track used in the titles and then goes on offering all over the top, crazy or annoying insertions that desperately try to entertain the viewers without any major success. For instance, you get everything thrown in from a 3 IDIOTS inspired child birth, dumb looking terrorists groups and a good looking Intelligence agent to a weird change of identities of two Indians as Pakistani officers, introducing their extended families by news channels and then sending them back to India again with their fresh Indian Passports and disguised looks adding to the senseless confusion (Now who actually wrote that?).
But above all there is one particular sequence staged around the Indian Consulate in Pakistan showcasing a sudden, mindless cross firing from every country’s consulate on that road (including China, USA, Israel and many more) which simply makes you wonder that what exactly the makers wished to portray here in the name of political satire or comedy?
The film's basic storyline moves with no specific direction and just keeps wandering into various sub-plots offering only a few interesting moments in its climax as the saving grace. The cinematography doesn’t give you anything extraordinary to mention but the VFX are pretty amateurish right from the first sequence of a ship drowning in a sea-storm. Background score tries hard to generate some forced laughter whereas the soundtrack doesn’t come up with even a single impressive track despite the presence of a terrific dancer Lauren (in an item number).
As a performer with superb comic timing, Arshad Warsi mostly (tries to) steals the show but Jackie comes up with a few witty one liners too at regular intervals making his presence felt. Yet their act together cannot be termed as something highly entertaining due to the lackluster script and its meaningless progression written vaguely. Lauren Gottlieb is simply there because of her eye-catching looks and dancing ability. Plus the supporting cast fails to make any significant impact on the viewer, particularly the actors portraying the roles of American officers dragging the film to the levels of a poor B-grade venture.
In all, apart from few entertaining dialogues and a somewhat engaging culmination, the film has nothing much to offer in terms of either comedy or satire. But then it also depends upon ‘what exactly you consider to be too stupid or funny’ as per your personal choice. Besides, friends who have already seen FILMISTAN are going to find some exactly similar sequences too as the one focusing on Cricket match between India and Pakistan.
Moreover I really doubt how sportingly the film would be taken by our Pakistani friends watching such silly depiction of their people, the city and the authorities in its various scenes.
Rating : 1.5 / 5
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29 May 2015 / bobbysing /
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It is not easy to think about making a ‘War Comedy’, particularly in our part of the world and that too between India and Pakistan, who are still fighting with the haunting memories of their painful partition. So from that angle, director Faraz Haider rightly deserves the praises regarding the novel choice of this risky theme, which has never been tried before in such a focused way in Hindi Cinema. But sadly on the other hand, we don’t find the same matured outlook in his execution which more or less remains an interesting yet unconvincing comic take on an important subject of War.
It seems the writer and his director, have taken their basic idea from one of the most famous War Comedies of the West directed by Stanley Kubrick titled DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964). And one gets this idea, the moment he sees Dalip Tahil playing various characters of an Indian, Pakistani, American and Chinese official in the film, just like Peter Sellers played 3 different persons in the Oscar nominated classic released in 1964.
Beginning on an interesting and engaging note, WCNY offers some good entertaining sequences at regular intervals, which actually lose their individual grip or charm due to the other amateurish and unconvincing sequences coming one after another. The basic purpose or motive of the fresh concept remains unclear to the viewer even after 40 minutes into the film and the songs further put some relevant questions on the vision of its makers quite strongly. Moreover absurd insertions like ‘Antakshri’ at the border and very irresponsible kind of reporting by the lead character of Soha Ali Khan strictly ruin the initial excitement of watching the First War Comedy of Hindi Cinema and the film truly disappoints towards the end. Though post intermission, the entertainment factor returns with some fine comic sequences happening in the war front itself enacted by few talented actors. But the tacky handling of the subject soon makes a comeback, turning the film into an amateurish mediocre product failing to make any kind of favorable impression on the viewers despite the novel subject.
Adding songs in a ‘War Comedy’ itself is a clear indication of the confused vision of its makers and the tracks further prove the same making no contribution at all in the overall proceedings. Cinematography tries its best to keep the viewer engaged but the weak writing and too many night sequences in its second hour don’t let it happen convincingly. The same can be said about both Sharman Joshi and Javed Jaafri who act well but don’t get the much required support of the writers. Soha Ali Khan is just ok as the journalist but Sanjay Mishra and Manoj Pahwa are superb in their comic portrayal. Dalip Tahil in his different get ups is not able to put up any exceptional show whereas Mukul Dev acts fine in his funny side track of a silly intruder.
To give you a precise idea, no doubt WAR CHHOD NA YAAR says all the right things about the futility of war in the present times, revealing the secret mean games played by those powerful countries working behind the curtains. But it’s the way of depicting the idea which doesn’t work here in totality and the film just remains a weak attempt made with some noble intentions.
However, coming to the major point which doesn’t allow me to give any better ratings to the film bringing forward a crucial issue, WAR CHHOD NA YAAR in reality is a flawed War Comedy because it wrongly tackles the subject in a partial manner. Putting it differently, if you are making a War Comedy then you have to make fun of both the countries equally irrespective of your own origin or country. Whereas here, the makes are more interested in making fun of the opponent country Pakistan only in all their major comedy sequences and India is shown in a much respected manner comparatively, following a purely imbalanced pattern, which is not how it should be done.
Hence due to this biased and unacceptable partial vision of conceiving a War Comedy (making fun of only the opponent), the film loses another star from its ratings and you can easily skip it this weekend to catch up later on a TV channel in the coming months.
Rating : 1.5 / 5
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