Bobby Talks Cinema Rss Feed http://www.bobbytalkscinema.com KADASEELA BIRIYANI (Tamil) - A dark yet well-conceived experimental film that is recommended. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Though based on a routine revenge plot, Kadaseela Biriyani still delivers as a unique film, presenting the predictable content in the most unusual manner. The bizarre yet appreciable execution turns it into an original film, which is also unsettling because of its gruesome violence.
 
Directed by the debutant Nishanth Kalidindi, it has unique characters of two extremely cruel and one simpleton young brother on their mission to kill the murderer of their innocent father. But just when they reach
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CHITHIRAI SEVVANAM (Tamil) - A social thriller yet again pointing towards the curse of online portals. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Pointing towards a real-life case of sexual assault and exploitation of the victim, Chithirai Sevvanam is about an MBBS aspirant, who goes missing after a sensitive video of her becomes viral. The police inform her father, who then investigates and punishes the criminal on his own.
 
The film strongly makes you recall the basic premise of Drishyam (Malayalam), but then moves on to an entirely different narrative falling back to the cliches. Going back and forth in time, the ini
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KAUN BANEGI SHIKHARWATI (Web Series) - A web-series of ten episodes needs to have content and not just names. (Notes by Bobby Sing)

A delusional King (living in his lost glory) sends a message to his four daughters living their chosen lives in the city, hinting towards his decision of declaring a successor. What he doesn’t convey to them is a huge wealth tax liability on him with a deadline and other grave issues related to his Riyasat. Besides, an income tax investigation is also going on against the King, with the officers probing his dealings, in disguise.

The premise that sounds interesting sadly turns out to be quite unengaging and repetitive right fro
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Radio Playback Indian Podcast Show featuring BOBBY SING - Audio Interview in Ek Mulaakat Zaroori Hai

It was a pleasure being the featured artist in the podcast show of Radio Playback India, Ek Mulakaat Zaroori Hai, hosted by the talented Sajeev Sarathie on 9th January 2022. 
 
A big thanks to Sajeev and team for featuring me in their reputed program. Had a great time talking to him about film music, regional cinema, dubbed movies and the way we used to see films in the single screen theater in the last century. 
 
The 53 minutes interview also feature
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SABHAAPATHY (Tamil) - A below average comedy-drama that begins at interval. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Beginning with a voiceover of ‘Vidhi’ (the fate), Sabhaapathy is a comic fantasy drama revolving around a simpleton having a speech disorder of stammering. As we see the titles, the old man representing fate announces that he will be playing a game with Sabhaapathy’s life soon after a road accident. The accident certainly changes his life when he finds a bag full of notes of 20 crores, falling out of a burning van belonging to a corrupt politician (Sayaji Shinde). But strangely,
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PUSHPA: THE RISE (Telugu / Hindi) - Offers everything Hindi film viewers are craving for. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Post the impressive Rangasthalam (2018), writer-director Sukumar returns with Pushpa: The Rise, the first part of his series on the story of an underdog and his rise in the world of sandalwood smuggling. Taking us back to the time of ‘pagers’, Sukumar yet again delivers a powerful film that has everything Indian masala movies are known for. 
 
Ticking all the essential boxes of its genre, the film begins focusing on an ambitious coolie
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The continuing jinx of the First Friday of the year in Bollywood. (Articles on Cinema By Bobby Sing)
Hindi cinema, popularly known as Bollywood, has always been associated with superstitions, myths, and good omens when it comes to the release of their mega-projects. The use of numerology in the film titles is widely evident, and the releases planned around the festivals mainly in the second half of the year have been there since the last century.
 
However, one of the major festive times of the year is not considered auspicious, but a jinx supported by facts continuing for the last two decades in particular. T
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ATRANGI RE - Ten quality films in a director’s career are surely much better than thirty mediocre ones. (Review by Bobby Sing)
We know Akshay Kumar for completing his films in just a couple of months, moving on to his next, resulting in 2 to 3 releases almost every year. In a recent episode of Kapil Sharma’s show, the actor also revealed that he has seriously advised director Anand. L. Rai to keep the target of directing 25 to 30 films in his career instead of sticking to the idea of making only 7 to 8. 
 
However, after watching Atrangi Re, I strongly felt that certain subj
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Cricket, Comics, Adverts and Movies in the mid-80s. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Cinema and Cricket were majorly promoted through radio and the only channel of Doordarshan in the 80s. But the era was also ruled by print media with comics and magazines playing a major role in the growth of kids and teenagers. Hence, when the Indian Cricket team won the World cup in 1983, a major boom was seen in print advertisements, comics, and magazines focusing on cricket and the popular national icons.
 
Interestingly, the veteran cricketer Salim Durrani had already feat
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MINNAL MURALI (Malayalam / Hindi) - A lovable Indian Superhero film with a difference. (Review by Bobby Sing)
A superhero fantasy film largely remains the same, with a predictable beginning, progression and culmination, heavily relying upon three things. It has to be a mega-project made on a big budget with a glossy look and a heavy dosage of impressive special effects targeting the youth in particular. 
 
None of the three elements are the feature of the latest Malayalam superhero film Minnal Murali to be precise. It is neither a big-budget film nor has the glossy looks loaded with heavy VFX, bas
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KURUP (Malayalam / Hindi) - A polished but less engaging tale of a notorious fugitive. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Conceived as an insight into the life of the fugitive, still wanted by the Kerala police, Kurup sounds exciting as per its basic premise. A fictionalised account of the real-life incidents of the infamous criminal Sukumara Kurup (Dulquer Salmaan), the film is a tale of four decades, from the mid-60s to the early years of the new millennium. 
 
It begins with a flashback of a youngster fooling his parents and the officers at the Indian Air Force training academy. He soon dr
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FUFFAD Ji (Punjabi) - A family drama that finds it grip towards the end. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Director Pankaj Batra delivered a hit family-comic drama Bambukat in 2016, which had the main track of a tussle between two sons-in-law of the house, written by Jass Grewal. Taking a clue from the same, he now comes up with Fuffad Ji, based on a similar premise of confrontation between the fuffad (father’s sister’s husband) and the son-in-law, written by Raju Verma. Hence, Fuffad Ji can also be called the unofficial sequel of Bambuka
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Bollywood Graveyard Shift - From Anthony Gonsalves to Anthony Hopkins and Horror films.(Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

There has been a prominent presence of lovable Christian characters in our secular Hindi cinema right from the 1950s, following a set format. But despite films like Anari, Mem Didi, Mera Naam Joker, Anand, Bobby, Julie, and more, the one character that rose to the level of a cult heroic figure, remains of Anthony Gonsalves from Manmohan Desai’s Amar Akbar Anthony (1977).
 
The name of a respected, real-life musician of Goa inspired the character played by
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BALI (Marathi/Horror) - An average horror drama with an interesting premise. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Post the much-acclaimed Lapachhapi (2016), director Vishal Furia returns with another horror drama, Bali, yet again pointing towards an alarming social curse related to the medical profession. The film revolves around a hospital in an old colonial-era building and has kids playing a key role in the script, just like we witnessed in Vishal’s Lapachhapi, also remade as Chhori in Hindi.
 
Focusing on a father-son relationship, the f
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83 (Docu-Drama) - Completely focused on the players and the matches, it’s like an entertaining but incomplete docu-drama, riding high on nostalgia and the splendid performances. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Watching 83 on the silver screen made me thank my stars for being there in my senses, during the era of the 1980s, when both Cricket and Cinema were alive and kicking in their innocent forms.
 
The film made me feel those times, the emotions and that innocence once again when we were just living with a radio, a tape-recorder, a single-channel television, books, and magazines, but nothing else. It brought back the memories of watching the not-so-perfect telecast on a Black-and-White TV along with the family and
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PUKSATTE LIFU (Kannada) - Indian Cinema will miss the exceptionally gifted Sanchari Vijay forever. (Review By Bobby Sing)

It is nothing less than another sad tragedy that a big percentage of Indian movie lovers are not even aware of an extremely gifted, National award winner actor Sanchari Vijay, who unfortunately left this world at the young age of 38 in a road accident in June 2021. An exceptional performer with an amazing versatility reminding you of veterans like Sanjeev Kumar, Vijay was known for his excellence achieved in all character-driven projects in his career of just 25+ films.

Pukasatte Lif
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MAANAADU (Tamil) - A well-executed, captivating film on time-loop concept. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Films based on the time-loop concept have always found it tough to break into commercial potboiler mode, reaching out to the masses. With Maanaadu (meaning conference), writer-director Venkat Prabhu effectively tries the same, coming up with a fast-paced masala entertainer, based on a time-loop twist.

Introducing Silambarasan as Abdul Khaaliq, on his way to attend a wedding, Maanaadu takes some to come to the point but keeps you fairly entertained till the drama begins. Simp
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From News Headlines To Silver Screen (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Apart from the biographies of the iconic figures and official films made on real-life events, there is a related genre in cinema that rarely gets discussed or quoted by films enthusiasts. This is the genre in which writers-directors get ideas while reading the headlines/articles in a newspaper or magazine and then conceive an entire film on the same, without disclosing the actual event and names. At times, they honestly reveal the source in their interviews, or the film’s credits, in an indicative manner. But most of the time, it lat
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Release of RAJ KAPOOR: The Master at Work - the book by Rahul Rawail and panel discussion with Ranbir Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
In the opening address of my book Did You Know (Vol.1) featuring 51 chapters on some lesser-heard facts about Hindi cinema, I expressed a serious regret. And it was about the lack of books written on the filmmaking styles, strategies, and work structures, followed by veteran filmmakers of our Hindi cinema.
 
We have got books on different films, their individual study and on the entire repertoire of many renowned directors, written by reputed authors and connoisseurs of Hindi films. But rarely has t
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VELLE - The two Deols deserve much better than such poor remake. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Velle didn’t create any buzz with its unexciting trailer but still, the presence of Abhay and Karan Deol together kept the expectations alive. Surprisingly, the film doesn’t turn out to be anything close to an entertaining watch, despite having an interesting premise and a couple of pleasant songs in the soundtrack (again using Punjabi phrases).

Directed by Deven Munjan, Velle is an official remake of the Telugu film Brochevaruevarura
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CHANDIGARH KARE AASHIQUI - A casual yet important film, wrongly promoted as a Comedy. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Once again, coming up with a subject Ayushmann Khurrana is known for, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui is both an important and a casual, careless film at the same time. It’s important as it finds the courage to conceive a rare, mainstream star-studded film on such a not much-talked-about subject. And careless as it purposefully exploits the premise in a light comic manner, promoting as a comedy, yet again relying on Punjabi music and backdrop, blindly sticking to the latest formula of Hindi cinema.


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CHHORII - It marginally works as a fresh horror film, but falls short of its superior original LAPACHHAPI in Marathi, made by the same director. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Chhorii is an official remake of the Marathi horror film Lapachhapi directed by Vishal Furia, which was a sleeper hit of Marathi cinema in 2017. Remaking the film in Hindi, Vishal mostly sticks to the original but also adds some unwanted sequences, giving it a filmy touch. Plus, the Hindi version turns out to be a much more polished and technically rich film in terms of sound and presentation, which ironically hampers its overall impact instead of enhancing it.
 

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ADBHUTHAM (Telugu) - A novel sci-fi romantic drama based on time travel theme that could have been a lot better. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Amalgamating a science-fiction plot with romance, Adbhutham begins on a shaky note showcasing a young boy and a girl on the verge of committing suicide, not known to each other. Some magnetic field abnormalities weirdly connect their mobile phones and they start receiving each other’s messages just before they are about to give away their lives. The annoying conversation makes them postpone the suicide and they begin fighting over the messages and calls, resulting in a new relationship.
 
Till
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CHURULI (Malayalam) - A mystical and abstract cinematic presentation with a limited appeal. (Review by Bobby Sing)
With Churuli, Lijo Jose Pellissery takes us on to an abstract cinematic journey, quite different from his earlier much-appreciated projects. His films have always tried to convey much more than plain storytelling with a visually atmospheric presentation. But Churuli almost entirely focuses on the same that can also be considered as a downer, resulting in a limited appeal.
 
It begins creating a mystical ambince, with a poetic text slide, a voice-over, and a short animation. The voice-over n
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The curious case of Spin-offs in Hindi Cinema - A detailed study (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Post the trend of biographical movies, the latest buzz in Hindi cinema is of spin-off films based on the famous characters of hit movies/series of the past. A few weeks back we had the web series Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story based on the key character Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon) of Special Ops (2020). And this week, we have the digital release of Bob Biswas featuring Abhishek Bachchan, as a spin-off revolving around the cold-hearted killer of Kahaani released in 2012
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BOB BISWAS - An unexciting spin-off that misses the kick of its original character. (Review by Bobby Sing)
In the world of cinema, a lot depends upon the luck factor and what projects come your way, even if one has the gifted talent. Unfortunately, Abhishek Bachchan remains associated with average films and Bob Biswas turns out to be nothing different directed by the first-time director Diya Annapurna Ghosh.
 
Written by Sujoy Ghosh as a spin-off exploring the most appreciated character of his Kahaani (2012), Bob Biswas sho
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MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR (Telugu) - An average romantic comedy on the lines of Doordarshan serial MR. YOGI. (Review By Bobby Sing)
In the late 80s, Ketan Mehta created a popular social-comedy T.V. serial Mr. Yogi for Doordarshan, based on a Gujarati novel featuring Mohan Gokhale in the lead. The story revolved around an NRI (they used to say ‘foreign returned’ in those days), who meets several girls for his marriage, keeping their zodiac signs in mind, and goes through hilarious experiences. Mr. Yogi is still remembered as one of the most popular Doordarshan serials of the 80s.
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ANNAATTHE (Tamil/Hindi) - Hugely disappointing offering nothing except the superstar. (Review by Bobby Sing)
In an episode of Kapil Sharma Show, producer-director K. C. Bokadia revealed that he somehow managed to sign Amitabh Bachchan in the 90s, having no script or even a basic story in hand. When the icon questioned him about the subject and script, Bokadia said, “Ab aap aa gaye hain toh story bhi aa jayegi, ab story laana mera kaam hai”.
 
This exactly seems to be the case with Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe, directed by Siva
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DYBBUK (Hindi) - Why a film becomes less effective in its Hindi remake even when directed by the same director? (Review by Bobby Sing)
Written and directed by debutant Jay K, the original Malayalam film Ezra (2017) is a decent supernatural thriller made on a novel and interesting premise of a Dybbuk–an antique box possessed by a spirit.
 
With the reference to Jewish folklore and centuries-old backstory of a tragedy, Ezra is not any outstanding film, to be honest. But it’s indeed a sincere, watchable attempt that delivers the scares, focusing on the lady of the house and her husband in particular.
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ANTIM - Nothing new, yet far better than Salman’s recent releases, with an impressive lead act by Aayush and an energetic background score. (Review by Bobby Sing)
As a film prominently promoted and led by Salman Khan, Antim neither has any novel subject nor tries any innovative narrative to say the familiar things. Yet, it turns out to be far better than his recent releases, as it keeps focusing on its lead characters without getting into any unnecessary subplots. You don’t get to see the usual loud Salman, forcibly mixing action with comedy and there is no comic character accompanying him in the key sequences. For a change, he never raises his voice
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CHUMBAK (Marathi) - A sincere effort that keeps struggling to hit the right note. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Directed by Sandeep Modi, and co-produced by Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films, Chumbak talks about the dark zone of our society in which the unaware people get targeted through fake chit funds schemes, dubious phone calls, and e-mail lottery scams. 
 
Focusing on a few characters, it begins with Baalu (Sahil Jadhav), who loses all his savings in a small-time investment plan run by a fake company. Left in a helpless state, he decides to get that money back by further robbing a person
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GARUDA GAMANA VRISHABHA VAHANA (Kannada) - Powerful filmmaking that deserves to be seen in theatres. (Review by Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Thrillers)

There are broadly two ways to win over the audience fulfilling their expectations. One is to come up with something entirely fresh that has not been said or seen before. And second is to present the familiar things in a surprisingly innovative manner, providing a novel experience grabbing the audience from the collars. While the first option is certainly a tough one to crack, the second is even more difficult to deliver, reinventing the routine presenting it differently.

Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana successfully cr
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Tryst With Destiny (Web-Series) - Watchable for the cast ensemble and the first insightful episode in particular. (Review by Bobby Sing)

With the title inspired by the famous speech by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, Tryst With Destiny is reportedly a film that has now been presented as a web series on the OTT portal.
 
An anthology featuring four stories about the cruel inequalities in our society persisting since independence, the series majorly becomes watchable because of its talented cast ensemble and the first episode in particular.
 
Making you recall the innov
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DHAMAKA - Tries to convey the eye-opener facts but falls way short of even MADAARI, forget A WEDNESDAY. (Review by Bobby Sing)
It was strange to see an official remake of the Korean film The Terror Live (2013), when we already had our original A Wednesday released in 2008 and Madaari in 2016, exploring the same subject in a much more impressive manner, strongly making a point.
 
Perhaps the makers intentionally wanted to stress on the role of media in such incidents and how they sell these inhuman attacks just to gain their TRPs. But even if that was the
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DOCTOR (Tamil) - A quirky dark comedy that gradually finds its grip as an entertainer. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Writer-director Nelson Dilipkumar delivered an unusual dark comedy, Kolamaavu Kokila as his successful debut attempt in 2018. The film featuring Nayanthara in the lead was loosely based on an inspired plot but was brilliantly conceived as an entertaining black comedy revolving around a young girl taking up crime to save her family. In his second venture, Nelson follows the same basic thought but shot on a much wider scale, having a lot of blood too, with the lead character being a
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THANA SADAR (Punjabi) - Yet again follows the typical Bollywood format. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Punjabi cinema has successfully cracked the comedy genre in the last decade, but still struggling to deliver worth appreciating films in the other genres. Taking one step forward and two backward, the cinema here largely gets conceived in the awe of Hindi films and Thana Sadar is the latest example proving the fact.

Following the typical format of a Bollywood masala movie, the film yet again presents all the familiar elements of a larger-than-life hero (a cop), his slow-motion entry, confrontations, action (
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RED NOTICE (English) - The multiple heists plot is the only saving grace of this average action comedy. (Movie Notes by Bobby Sing).

A big-budget American action-comedy, Red Notice has the world’s greatest art thieves looking for the three jewelled eggs that were gifted to Cleopatra two thousand years ago. Two of the eggs were found by the farmers in the early 20th century, but the third one remains missing. (This is a fictionalised account of history created for the project.)
 
The film features Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds together going after the antique eggs, which might sound inter
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Special OPS 1 and 1.5 - Follows a novel format, conveying the familiar things in a well-executed Season One but an average Second. (Review by Bobby Sing)
First Season: Chasing the unknown mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack, Special Ops follows a novel narrative of conveying the proceedings through an official questioning of RAW agent Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon). The non-linear format of storytelling is the key merit of the technically rich series and performances keep you involved led by the exceptional Kay Kay.
 
As Himmat Singh discloses his task forces of five agents sent to various parts o
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PAANI CH MADHAANI (Punjabi) - A sum of unconvincing plots in a forced period drama. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Taking you back into the 80s, Paani Ch Madhaani makes you recall the casual filmmaking of that era when a big number of directionless projects got made without even having a locked script in hand. A vague story idea was followed, with nothing concrete on paper, and scenes were written on the floor before shooting the sequences as per the dates of the cast.
 
The film makes you remember those times, as it exactly appears to be the same, made with no logical flow of story progression, with the narrative jumpi
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LOVE STORY (Telugu) - A sensible twist, dances and performances make it worth watching. (Review by Bobby Sing)
The only way to make the familiar love stories work is to present them as an entertaining amalgamation of three elements in particular. An adorable lead couple, pleasing catchy music, and a twist that hits the viewers hard, coming unexpectedly.
 
Love Story, directed by Sekhar Kammula, exactly does the same, incorporating the important elements in three different sections of the film, resulting in a fairly entertaining watch. In the first section, we get to see the childhood of a bo
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SOORYAVANSHI - Repeats everything familiar with the cameos being the only saving grace in its long action-packed climax. (Review By Bobby Sing)
A Rohit Shetty film is known for its typical entertainment following the set format of Hindi cinema, focusing on loud drama, style, songs, and action. The viewers are very well aware of what they are going to get in his 150 minutes of presentation, but also expect something novel in the director’s every new project keeping the excitement alive.
 
Sadly, that is one key aspect of Sooryavanshi, in which it miserably fails to deliver as per the expectations. The much-awaited project hasn&rsq
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THINKALAZHCHA NISHCHAYAM (Malayalam) - A family drama with a superfine touch of comedy. (Review By Bobby Sing)
The plot of a marriage celebration in a family with relatives coming in and the girl looking for her chance to elope with her boyfriend, has been there in quite a few films in the past. However, what writer-director Senna Hegde does with it, along with a fabulous cast and a competent technical team, is worth recommending as a well-made, enjoyable film.
 
Bringing in the much-required freshness to a predictable and familiar theme, Hegde focuses on the traditional lifestyle of the region, the peo
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Jaspal Bhatti - The R.K. Laxman of Punjab (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Being able to write and create knowing the pulse of the common-man, is certainly one of the greatest blessings from existence. Jaspal Bhatti was one of those immensely blessed personalities who could do that in just a few minutes, putting forward fresh ideas full of entertaining satire and comedy.
 
Beginning his journey from the innocent days of Doordarshan with projects like Flop Show and Ulta-Pulta, Bhatti can surely be quoted as the R. K. Laxman
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The chapter on Teesri Kasam and Shailendra in Xth Class Hindi NCERT Textbook. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Cinema in our country has always been considered the most popular means of entertainment, having an incredible power to influence the masses. The screen icons are often invited to join political parties for the same reason, and the medium is regularly used to spread awareness about social welfare programs and state promotional campaigns run by the government.
 
However, we still haven’t started considering Cinema as an important representative of our rich cultural heritage or a significant part of our bas
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The astonishing viewership of dubbed films and Ray’s Apu Trilogy in Maithili. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Indian Cinema has a distinctive edge over the world cinema in terms of its range of languages. In simple words, where every country makes movies in its official language representing its region, culture and people, Indian cinema includes films made in over 15 regional languages (including Hindi), proudly representing the secular and cultural heritage of the country.
 
However, such a huge repertoire of films made in different Indian languages also remained the reason for their limited reach and lack of awarenes
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When Shashikala played a Hindi film actress as Sheela Devi. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
If Pran as the villain was known for portraying terror on the screen, the two vamps representing hate in Hindi cinema were Shashikala and Bindu, largely remembered for their cunning, negative portrayals in many hit films. 
 
However, avoiding the familiar path, this is about an unusual, and lesser-talked-about film of Shashikala, in which she neither played a vamp nor had any grey or typical character, the actress was mostly known for. The film is
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RAHI - K. A. Abbas and Dev Anand’s English film in 1952. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
In the last few years, much has been written about two rare and lesser-seen films of Dev Anand made in English, also featuring other renowned Indian actors in the cast. These include The Guide directed by Tad Danielewski released in 1965 and The Evil Within directed by Lamberto V. Avellana released in 1970. Unfortunately, both the attempts couldn’t influence the viewers in the west and were declared unsuccessful ventures despite many known international names associated with their ma
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NADEEM SHRAVAN : The hit-machine of the 90s. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
The elderly music connoisseurs strongly believe that the golden era of Hindi film music ended in the 1960s. Their next-generation proudly talks about the music in Hindi films during the ‘70s, fondly remembering R. D. Burman. But they together more or less refuse to acknowledge the melody making a comeback in the 1990s, representing the generation gap.
 
However, the fact remains that Hindi film music did witness a big revival beginning from the late ‘80s with films like Lal
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JAI BHIM (Tamil/Hindi) - Depicts the brutal reality that makes you feel the shame, pain and anger. (Review by Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Court Room / Drama)
Aptly titled Jai Bhim, the film opens with a ‘no holding back’ sequence, showcasing the spine, presenting a real-life case of police atrocities and exploitation of the tribals. These initial moments not only force you to sit back, taking it seriously but also provide an eye-opener account of the ground reality of the tribe and their daily life activities.
 
For the viewers, well aware of-the-art cinema wave of the 70s and 80s, Jai Bhim would bring back the memories of a much more
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HUM DO HAMARE DO - If only you don’t mind watching yet another film made on the age old, repetitive plot of hiring fake parents for a marriage. (Review by Bobby Sing)
The film strongly points twoards the most decisive difference between Hindi films and the regional language cinema being made within the country in the present era. While the films made in the regional languages rarely come up with projects having the same old plots, the Hindi filmmakers still like to rely upon all overused, repetitive plots continuing for decades, trying nothing fresh. 
 
While the regional languages cinema even manages to add a novel angle into the most cliché love stories, the Hi
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SEETHARAM BENOY: CASE NO. 18 (Kannada) - Engaging in parts, lacking in execution. (Review by Bobby Sing)
A tough cop gets transferred to a remote region where he gets involved in a case of unsolved serial burglaries across the villages. His reputation is at stake as just after his arrival, the burglars even target his home, challenging the police department and his investigations skills. But the scenario changes when a murder gets connected with the case, shattering the cop’s personal life.
 
Performing the lead role of the police officer in his 50th project (in the Kannada film industry), Vijay Ragh
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JINNE JAMME SAARE NIKAMME (Punjabi) - A casually made film in the awe of Hindi Cinema (Review By Bobby Sing)

The most concerning feature of Punjabi Cinema is its writing, that largely remains inspired or conceived in the awe of Hindi cinema. Repeatedly borrowing their basic plots from the hit Hindi films, here almost all the writers and directors have a keen desire to somehow make it to Bollywood and that’s exactly what affects, or rather ruins, their present assignments.

Continuing with the same old format of casually written and hurriedly made projects, Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme is yet again a Punjabi comedy-drama
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Twelve must see regional language crime thrillers from South. Indian regional language cinema wins the battle from Bollywood in the lockdown era. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

The word ‘positive’ has gained a new scary meaning in the present era related to covid. However, the one ‘positive’, bringing in some encouraging news, is the extremely positive response of pan-India viewers to the regional language movies, now easily available on the OTT platforms.

As a fact, the Indian cinema made in regional languages never enjoyed a wide acceptance all over the country because of various reasons, including many misconceptions. Thankfully, the ‘lockdown era’ finally triggered th
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Woh Kaun Thi (1964) and its undisclosed secret. (Did You Know Facts of Bollywood by Bobby Sing)

Often referred to as ‘The Alfred Hitchcock of India”, Raj Khosla was one of the most talented and versatile directors of Hindi cinema who displayed an amazing range in his projects beginning from Milap and C.I.D in the mid-1950s. A glance at the list of his directorial ventures would make you wonder about the variety of subjects explored by the maestro, who had a great sense of music and was also known for his creative picturization of melodious songs on the screen.
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The questionable portrayal of Sikhs in Hindi Cinema and the changing trends. (Articles on Cinema By Bobby Sing)
The new release Sardar Ka Grandson yet again raises concerns over the fake and stereotyped portrayal of the Punjabi/Sikh community in Hindi cinema. It has a plot focusing on the last wish of a grandmother, who weirdly gets addressed as ‘Sardar’ by everyone in the family living in Amritsar. The unusual name is annoying as nobody in Punjab or Punjabi/Sikh families ever calls their grandmother ‘Sardar’. Plus, the argument of ‘the head of the family’ also falls flat, as then it has to be &ls
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The lesser-known sequel of EK DUUJE KE LIYE (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Path-breaking films of their times often get embedded in the fond memories of viewers experiencing their successful run at the box office. Many of such classics continue to impress the next generations too, because of their exceptional content, music, and execution. The beginning of the ‘80s witnessed quite a few trendsetting films laying a new foundation in Hindi cinema and Ek Duuje Ke Liye (Made For Each Other/1981) stands tall among them all for its exceptional merits.

Directed by the veteran K
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Father Songs in Hindi cinema - A myth breaking perspective. (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
It would not be an exaggeration if it’s said that Hindi cinema has been a mother-driven cinema or obsessed with the sentiments of a mother. The thought process got perfectly explained by Anand Bakshi in his song “Baap ki jagah maa le sakti hai, maa ki jagah baap le nahin sakta” in Dard Ka Rishta. The poetic lines beautifully presented a fact that cannot be denied.
 
However, this continuous feature of songs devoted to mothers in Hindi films also led to a myth that we haven’t got
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Is it the first Hindi film pointing towards Time Travel made in 1976? (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Time-Travel has always been an exciting subject in world cinema that became a cult phenomenon post the American classic Back To The Future in 1985 and its sequels. Quoted as one of the most successful and influential series, it not only inspired films and TV series but also became the base material for several books, games, and apparels all over the world. 

Its strong influence was also seen in India when a famous TV series in the late 80s had its clear traces revolving around school kids and their adventures. T
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VINCI DA (Bengali) - The unconvincing premise and a similar plot in a section of RAY (Hindi) titled Bahrupiya. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Have been an ardent reader of crime fiction stories and novels, that often get quoted as the inspirational source of many films made in this genre. However, a particular insertion in these always used to disappoint and ruin the entire build-up of a case, whenever the protagonist disclosed ‘A Mask’ being used for his crimes as a disguise, fooling the people around. The mask theory always appeared to be fake, unconvincing, and amateurish, suddenly thrown in the climax, taking the readers for granted. A kind of escape route of the
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SANGAM and the magic of K. Lal and Raj Kapoor together. (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
The magicians and their world of magic once used to be a regular feature of the show-business, with people thronging to watch their live shows resulting in packed houses. The newspapers had advertisements announcing the arrival of famous magicians in the town and the tickets got sold in advance because of their huge fan following. It was the era of live shows as they were the only means of entertainment other than TV and cinema. Such was the popularity of magicians and their magic shows that they were given special time for their performan
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The vanishing art of songs and dance in Hindi Cinema in the new OTT era. (Exclusive Articles On Cinema By Bobby Sing)
The recent web series Grahan, based in 1984, has a theatre sequence, where Subhash Ghai’s Hero is being played and a young girl is immensely enjoying its hit song ‘Tu mera jaanu hai’. The lead, continuously observing her sitting at a distance, notices the disappointment on her face when the song ends. He gets up and suddenly goes out of the theatre for a while. The moment he returns, the song again gets played on the screen and the audience is overjoyed, including the young girl.
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CHATHUR MUKHAM (Malayalam) - More techno than horror but still watchable. (Review By Bobby Sing)
A film amalgamating technology and horror together (quoted as techno-horror), Chathur Mukham (meaning Fourth Face) presents a novel premise of a possessed smartphone, creating life-threatening troubles for the protagonists. Directed by Ranjeet Kamala Sankar and Salil V., it begins on a thoughtful note pointing towards the present era in which the human race is fast becoming slave of its self-invented gadgets and social networks.
 
The entire film revolves aroun
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SARA’S (Malayalam) - A refreshing new age film that should make you think. (Review By Bobby Sing)
In the last few years, concerns have loudly been raised over parenting relating it to the rising cases of rapes and molestation. Pointing towards how a child learns the basic lessons of life from the parents and family members, the concern also reveals our casual approach towards the most crucial aspect of life and its resulting consequences.
 
Though the film doesn’t talk about the issue with that specific angle, it remains relevant as Sara’s is all about when a couple is ready to
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Gunga Jumna’s remarkable climax and Mehboob Khan (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
There is an interesting link between Mother India, Gunga Jumna, and Deewar–the three epic representative films of Hindi Cinema. Salim-Javed conceived Deewar, taking the elements of both Mother India and Gunga Jumna, whereas Gunga Jumna itself had the theme of conflict and its tragic culmination similar to Mother India. In reality, director Mehboob Khan had discussed Mother India with Dilip Kumar before starting the film, but it didn’t work out
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AANUM PENNUM (Malayalam) - A bold anthology on man-woman relationships. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Even after hundred years of cinema and storytelling, the subject of the man-woman relationship remains intriguing enough to be explored further as per the changing times and mindsets. The new anthology from Malayalam cinema, boldly attempts the same, depicting three distinctive eras with praiseworthy lead performances.

Aanum Pennum
(meaning Man and Woman) begins with the story of Savithri, who is brave, confident, and a communist comrade, disguised as a house-help in the times of the British
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MALIK (Malayalam) - Impresses with its craft, exploring a familiar premise. (Review by Bobby Sing)
In the last few years, Malayalam filmmakers have pushed the envelope like no one else and Fahadh Faasil has become the unofficial brand ambassador of this new-age cinematic revolution. That is the reason, every new film of Fahadh is eagerly awaited expecting a fresh subject taking it further, offering some pleasant, path-breaking surprises. However, the latest is a mixed bag with thankfully more positives resulting in a satisfying watch.
 
Written, edited, and directed by Mahesh Narayan
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Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai, Andha Kanoon and Anand Bakshi - (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Hindi cinema has a long list of exceptionally gifted poets who have written immortal songs influencing the next generations. There were renowned, established poets contributing as lyricists, who often had their personal beliefs and ideologies subtly depicted in the verses suiting the characters on screen. At times, the songs were even derived from their already published works making the required changes.
 
However, there was one name among them all, who neither presented himself as a poet nor craved for recognition
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IKKAT (Kannada) - A lockdown comedy lifting the spirits in the tough times. (Review by Bobby Sing)
The continuous lockdowns since last year resulted in multiple films with fresh situational stories but a comedy was rarely offered to depict the stressed conditions. Breaking the pattern, IKKAT (meaning congested) tries to find humour in the backdrop of Covid restrictions during the first lockdown announced in 2020.
 
A fairly enjoyable film made to lift the spirits of its viewers, IKKAT is about a middle-class couple, who have a major fight just before the PM announces the lockdown. Forced to live
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SARPATTA PARAMBARAI (Tamil) – Rises above the cliches with a solid punch. (Review By Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Sports Movies)
Last week we witnessed a technically well-crafted Malayalam film Malik, struggling to rise above the cliches of a gangster movie. However, this week we have Sarpatta Parambarai (Sarpatta Dynasty), successfully overcoming the barrier, exploring the most predictable genre of a Sports movie. Directed by Pa. Ranjith, this is arguably his best film to date that right away begins with a fight and then seldom loses its grip despite the over-length of 2 hours and 53 minutes.
 
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ZANJEER (1973) defining friendships on and off the screen. (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer (1973) not only introduced the concept of ‘angry young man’ in Hindi cinema but also redefined the concept of ‘friends forever’ both on and off the screen as a worthy classic. It presented the noble thought on-screen through one of the most famous, cult tracks, “Yaari hai imaan mera, yaar meri zindagi’. And proved the same behind the screen, resulting in long-lasting relationships creating many more classics together. 
 

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KUDI YEDAMAITHE (Telugu web-series/Aha) - A superior crime thriller caught in the time loop. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Usually, the time loop genre involves one character living the same day or a specific time again and again making his or her rectifications. However, Kuddi Yedamaithe (meaning ‘when right becomes left’) is an investigative crime thriller involving two characters trapped in the same situation, with one being a lady police officer and the other a delivery boy, who also is a struggling actor in the city. 
 
The two get caught together in a time loop after a road accident and then
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THITTAM IRANDU (Plan B/Tamil) - A novel attempt that largely remains unconvincing. (Review by Bobby Sing)

The Indian regional language cinema is known for its courage to adapt fresh, bold, and never-before kinds of subjects pleasantly surprising the viewers. Particularly the filmmakers in the southern part of the country constantly keep coming up with novel crime thrillers exploring the specific genre in their inventive styles. The strategy works as the genre perhaps is the most exciting one having a huge fan following, especially in the OTT platforms. But at times, it backfires when the effort goes overboard trying something unusual in an unbel
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The memorable cycling match between Ashok Kumar and Janki Dass. (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Long before Hindi Cinema got caught in the race of making biographical films on sports icons of the nation, we had a real sports hero working in Hindi films as an actor (in the 1940s)–a fact that might be big, surprising news for many. The icon was Janki Dass, founder of the cycling movement in India, a renowned cyclist who represented the country in international competitions both before and after joining the world of Hindi movies. 
 
Though his first film Khazanchi (194
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EIGHTEEN HOURS (Malayalam) - A survival thriller that works showcasing women-power. (Review By Bobby Sing)
A survival thriller revolving around a group of schoolgirls held hostage by deadly, armed drug peddlers is not any novel premise. But such films usually present a male hero as their saviour, who rescues the group from the kidnappers, giving them a solid fight. Coming as a pleasant surprise, that is exactly what isn’t there in Eighteen Hours, a film with no male hero, entirely focusing on the girls and their killer instincts.
 
Competently directed by Rajesh Nair, it begins wit
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BANNERGHATTA (Malayalam) - An unexciting and inspired experimental film with a realistic climax. (Review by Bobby Sing)
What if a film begins with four minutes long opening titles and then you are shown just one person driving a car, talking to different people on phone for most of its 80 minutes duration? It surely would be called a limited budget, experimental film narrating the story of a night as experienced by its protagonist tackling unexpected situations. But does it succeed in such an experiment, giving almost nothing to watch to the viewer remains a crucial question?
 
Unfortunately, Bannerghatta keeps strug
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HONSLA RAKH (Punjabi) - Delivers the expected entertainment with a stunning cast. (Review By Bobby Sing)
A comic plot with the family in focus, featuring a star, two stunning girls, and an adorable, talented kid, is a perfect choice of script delivering the expected entertainment. Thankfully, Honsla Rakh makes the best use of the opportunity and exploits all four elements to the max, fulfilling the huge expectations, offering a thoroughly entertaining film.
 
Directed by Amarjit Singh, it follows the typical format beginning with a song and then takes its own sweet time to introdu
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TABBAR (Web Series/SonyLiv) - Excellent performances in a well-executed series made on borrowed themes. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Tabbar (meaning family in Punjabi) is an eight-part crime thriller series that is dark and gritty with an unusual narrative, quite opposite of its title focusing on a middle-class family. Its tagline ‘Only family matters’ indicatively points towards the basic plot revolving around an ex-policeman, who decides to go to any extent to safeguard the life and interests of the members of his small Tabbar.
 
Featuring three renowned actors of the Hindi film industry, the series br
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RAJA RAJA CHORA (Telugu) - A comic entangle of characters with a social message. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Written and directed by Hasith Goli as his debut film, Raja Raja Chora might seem to have too many interconnected characters on the paper creating chaos. But it doesn’t appear to be complicated on the screen when Hasith slowly builds up his film exploring their moral values.

Introducing its realistic yet quirky characters, here we have a small-time thief, Bhaskar (Sree Vishnu) who works in a photocopy shop. He is married to Vidya (Sunaina), who is also stu
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SARDAR UDHAM (SINGH) - A distinctively made technical marvel with its share of disappointments that manages to find its soul in the final 45 minutes. (Review by Bobby Sing)

The much-awaited film from one of the most talented directors of Indian cinema gave me a lot to think about three crucial points of filmmaking. The target audience, the edit, and the understanding/research made for the most important character of the film, other than the lead.
 
To begin with, it forced me to guess what would have been the target audience in the writer-director's mind when he conceived the initial 120 minutes of his 162 minutes tiringly long film. The thought originated because these first two hours
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BHOOT POLICE - Another horror comedy blindly following the trend. (Movie Notes by Bobby Sing)
Hindi cinema has a long and repeated history of films made blindly following the trend. A big number of box office failures have been there in the recent past, for this very reason taking the viewers for granted, offering them the same kind of content every month or so. The three types of trends repeatedly followed by the production houses in the last decade are biographical movies (mainly sports biographies), horror or horror-comedies, and nationalistic films revisiting history or based on similar characters.
 

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Mere Desh Ki Dharti from UPKAR (1967) - A traditional ritual for the nation. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
It is a widely known fact that Manoj Kumar conceived Upkar in the mid-60s on the theme of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ suggested by Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. He dedicated the creation to the respected politician’s sacred memory too, duly mentioning it in the opening titles. The film, written during a train journey, not only gave the writer-director a new image of Bharat Kumar but also laid the foundation for his series of patriotic movies, post its mega-succe
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KURUTHI (Malayalam) - A must-watch that dares to say it all. (Review by Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Thriller/Drama)
At times when hate is no longer considered a disgraceful expression, it is indeed gutsy to make a film like Kuruthi (meaning ritual slaughter) that dares to say it all without any holding back. Exploring the ugly, chaotic mess between a group of people with conflicting ideologies guided by religious fanaticism, Kuruthi refuses to use any metaphors and reveals the ground reality as prevalent in the present, taking no sides.
 
The most commendable feature of the film is that it has characters fro
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NETRIKANN (Tamil) - Begins well but ends on a tiring note. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Last year, we had Mysskin’s Psycho exploiting the premise of a visually challenged male protagonist investigating the case of a psychopath killer. This year Netrikann (meaning The Third Eye) takes up the subject but with a female protagonist instead, played by the lady superstar Nayanthara. The two films based on identical plots are still different in terms of execution and storytelling, offering you a distinctive experience. As expected from Mysskin, his Psycho
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HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA (1971) - The trendsetter brother-sister saga. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
It’s a bitter truth that most of the directorial ventures of Dev Anand are not known for their box office performances. But there is no doubt about the courage and vision his films displayed in terms of subjects, music, presentation, and cast, giving the deserving break to many talented newcomers.
 
Among the successful films directed by Dev, Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) remains at the top, unanimously remembered as the path-breaking project of its times, solely responsi
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DUSTBIN (Punjabi) - Punjabi cinema gets into Ram Gopal Varma zone. (Review by Bobby Sing)
In the last few weeks, Punjabi filmmakers have delivered a few average, yet path-breaking films in terms of bold subjects never tried before in Punjabi cinema. Releasing directly online, we recently had PANCHHI-on the life of a maniac and PLEASE KILL ME-about an abduction by an obsessed lover, two intense crime-based films with a lot of bloodshed. 
 
However, DUSTBIN moves one step ahead with an unexpectedly daring plot focusing on suspicion, adultery, and
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LIFT (Tamil) - A horror film showcasing the suffocating corporate culture. (Review by Bobby Sing)
One of the scariest truths of the present times is the way corporates exploit the young talented minds using them as a product. Several instances in the past have openly revealed the suffocating culture immensely pressuring the youngsters, but they still have to be there with no other choice.
 
Lift directed by the debutant Vineeth Varaprasad exploits this basic thought as a horror movie revolving around a haunted lift and the office of a corporate firm. The best part of the fi
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LITTLE THINGS (2016-19) (Web Series/Netflix) - It mostly has just two characters on screen and they still amazingly keep you engrossed for three complete seasons of 21 episodes. (Notes by Bobby Sing)
Love stories in movies and web series always focus on their two lead actors taking the narrrative forward, but along with many lovable supporting characters who contribute a lot to the project’s overall reach and impact. Many a time, it’s the supporting cast that actually becomes the second-best feature (or the backbone) of a hit love story along with the impressive lead couple.
 
Contradicting the above basic rule, we have also witnessed movies in both World cinema and Indian films wherein the enti
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CHAL MERA PUTT 3 (Punjabi) - Disappointing film taking the viewers for granted. (Review By Bobby Sing)
A series, delivering worthy sequels one after another, is a rare phenomenon in the world of cinema. Besides, making entertaining comedies with the same characters, settings, and tone is an even more difficult task to achieve for any creative team. 
 
Unfortunately, Chal Mera Putt isn’t that rare series, with both its parts 2 and 3, sliding down in terms of content and entertainment offered to the excited audience. With the original film remaining the best, its part two was still an a
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SUNNY (Malayalam) - Subtle depiction of the quarantine trauma as the first ever attempt on the theme. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Ever since we started making films and web series based on the pandemic, a soulful attempt on the traumatic experience of the quarantine days was expected, conceived by a visionary team. Taking the lead, Malayalam cinema once again proves its supremacy with Sunny–the first Indian film based on the 14 days quarantine stay of an individual. 
 
Revolving around a troubled soul returning from Dubai, checking in a five-star hotel for his two-week time period, Sunny is largely a solo-chara
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The famous Mirror Scene in Hindi cinema and the original western classics. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Based on an unusual theme, Manmohan Desai’s Mard (1985) was a successful film of the director, having a few notable deviations from his routine format. Apart from being a pre-independence period drama featuring Amitabh Bachchan as the solo hero, it also had music by Anu Malik making a grand entry into the camp. But most importantly, it was also the director’s first film that got criticized for its crude humour, particularly in the song “Hum to tambu mein bambu lagaye baithe”.
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QISMAT 2 (Punjabi) - Tragedy served along entertainment. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Qismat 2 begins typically with a loud background score, as seen in almost all the Punjabi films forcibly generating a comic feel. It then moves into flashback showcasing college life and romance between the lead couple, again using the stale references of the discovery channel and its commentary (in Hindi). The narration gets lifted the moment Sargun comes on screen in some unusual attires for a college-going girl in Punjab. Ammy Virk also gets into form as the girl shines brightly with he
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NADUVAN (Tamil) - A messed up thriller that had the potential. (Review By Bobby Sing)
The dominance of crime-thrillers in the south regional language cinema continues with Naduvan (meaning neutral/man in the middle). As a betrayal and revenge drama based on an extramarital affair, the basic structure of the film had all the elements of becoming an engaging thriller. Sadly, the writing and execution don’t let it be the same with an overstuffed second half leading to a messy climax.

Naduvan begins with a philosophical monolog
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The traces of Punjabi Music in Yash Chopra Films (Exclusive Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Beginning his journey from Punjab, living with the people, tradition, and music surrounding the beautiful fields, Yash Chopra never forgot his initial years as a down-to-earth Punjabi in his entire life. Remembered as the King of Romance, his music always remained the key attraction. Plus, traces of Punjabi folk prominently used to be there in almost all the films he was associated with in his illustrious career. 
 
However, keeping it focused on his directorial ventures,
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KAANEKKAANE (Malayalam) - An exceptional, unmissable family thriller with outstanding performances. (Review By Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama/Thriller)
The writer-director team of Bobby-Sanjay and Manu Ashokan is back after their much-appreciated Uyare (2018) and they have returned with an even better film Kaanekkaane, meaning ‘As I watch’.
 
Thoughtfully written and executed with a limited but extremely talented cast, Kaanekkaane is an emotionally tense family thriller, beautifully amalgamating the elements of both genres. Manu and Bobby-Sanjay present their subject, maintaining a very sharp
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ANNABELLE SETHUPATHI (Tamil/Hindi) - An awful mess in the name of horror-comedy. (Review By Bobby Sing)
We often get to hear honest confessions in interviews, later given by the lead actors, about certain choices made in their careers. At times, they admit having agreed to do a film for just the financials involved or for obliging a long-time friend to maintain a valuable relationship. Though such choices work for the actors differently, they certainly turn out to be a shocking, painful experience for the viewers, having no merit in their presentation.
 
Unfortunately, Annabelle Sethupathi is one of those poorly
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Yash Chopra’s Chandni, Cognac and Reshma - (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Chandni rightly deserves a special mention in the career of veteran director Yash Chopra for more than one reason. It not only resurrected the director’s career post a chain of unsuccessful ventures, but also consolidated Sridevi’s topmost position in the trade facing tough competition from contenders like Madhuri Dixit.
 
Returning to his forte of love and romance-based scripts, Chopra didn’t come up with any novel story in <
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SEEP (Punjabi) - A sincere attempt to break the monotony of Punjabi cinema. (Review By Bobby Sing)

 As one of the first few original Punjabi movies to be released on the OTT platform, Seep (a card game) defies the typical format followed in Punjabi cinema and tries something fresh focusing on the local settings, ambience, and village politics.

Written and directed by Gurpreet Gill and Jeet Zahoor, it doesn’t heavily rely upon comedy or songs and has been made as a social drama pointing towards a grave issue faced by the state since the last decade. Another positive and novel feature of the film remain
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PAAGAL (Telugu) - Weird but has a few merits. (Review by Bobby Sing)
The new Telugu film coming after the second wave of Covid-19 is as mad and weird as its title, Paagal. It’s a love story that doesn’t care about logic and is completely filmy and over-the-top in its execution post the initial emotional sequences showcasing the loving relationship between a mother (Bhumika Chawla) and her kid boy.
 
An unusual or rather bizarre love story of a mad youngster looking for a girl who can love her as passionately as her mother, Paagal beg
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BELL BOTTOM & BHUJ – The irony helplessly looks at the content and the praises. (Movies Notes by Bobby Sing)
Coming straight to the point, the irony isn’t that Hindi Cinema is constantly making poor to average mainstream movies. The irony is that here mediocre cinema is being celebrated and praised, taking the critics along and then the fans keep appreciating the film just because it features their beloved icon and they have to defend it to be in the competition.
 
With the same mindset, the opening of the film and the collections are discussed, whereas the content is not even considered (forget a discussion) in
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HOME (Malayalam) - Not to be missed life teaching drama. (Review by Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)
With Home, Malayalam cinema once again prove how content-based movies can also revolve around the middle or old-aged characters without getting melodramatic bringing heartfelt smiles onto our faces. Thoughtfully written and directed by Rojin Thomas, Home is a film representing the present times when emotions get only expressed on digital mediums, forgetting or avoiding personal contacts. It brings forward the contradicting reality of the new world where everyone stays connected but living in their digital shells holding on
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