Bobby Talks Cinema Rss Feed http://www.bobbytalkscinema.com MANTO - An authentic portrayal of a writer\'s life post Gulzar’s MIRZA GHALIB that deserves to be seen for its excellence, impact and relevance in even the present times. (Review by Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Biographical)
To be fair, this isn’t going to be any routine review as the subject matter or the MAN himself was way ahead of being just a writer/thinker or a master storyteller. Way ahead, because every single word he wrote in the 1940s and 50s, stands so true and relevant even in this second decade of the 21st century after more than 70 years.
 
But before moving on to the review, with a heavy heart I have to accept that due to our own condemnable ignorance towards literature, a big majority of youngsters today are n
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=2003

When MANTO countered The GOD! - A Remembrance - By Bobby Sing
Writing about MANTO’s life, his relation with Hindi cinema and his phenomenal repertoire of short stories, essays, letters and revealing character sketches, I gradually realized that many of the youngsters connected through social networks are not even aware of the incomparable master of his craft and were not being introduced to the writer in any great manner too by the media or the elders giving just a few lines description in a short FB post or a tweet.
 
So with a humble intention to
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=2002

How we meet & treat a famous comedian in real life - A heart-wrenching instance from MEHMOOD’s life (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Cinema in India is known to be one of the major lifeline of its general public and we do tend to follow the screen stars and their films quite religiously. In fact that is the reason why we often become too serious relating the actors with their unreal, on-screen image and expect them to behave exactly as per their professional persona portrayed in various films.

Though it happens with every famous actor unconditionally, it actually happens in the most pathetic way with the ones playing the roles of villains, vamps and comedians in p
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=2001

BAAGHI 2 and its more than one inspirational sources. - By Bobby Sing

Revolving around the basic plot of a missing kid girl and the hero being called to find her as the last resort, BAAGHI 2 is reportedly an official remake of the Telugu Hit KSHANAM (2016), directed by Ravikanth Perepu with Adivi Sesh and Adah Sharma playing the lead roles.
 
Though KSHANAM remains far ahead as a much superior mystery thriller in comparison to its pale remake, it ironically also borrows the basic
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=2000

The return of realistic, desi, middle class urban families in our Hindi films. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
The late-90s brought a major change or a decisive shift in Hindi Cinema. With the arrival of a new generation of directors, their upbeat urban films and the introduction of a highly potential market abroad, the whole outlook towards making cinema went through a substantial change and so did the portrayal of Indian families in it (targeting both the domestic and the foreign market together).
 
As a result, for a long time, realistic, middle class families almost vanished from our films and it was all about eithe
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1999

When SALMAN KHAN got his inspiration from the comedy acts of SHAKTI KAPOOR. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Hindi film heroes have been doing occasional comedies in the Golden Era too including stalwarts as Bhagwan, Raj Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, Shammi Kapoor and even Dharmendra, Dilip Kumar and Sunil Dutt at times. However the lead actors prominently taking over the added responsibility of doing comic acts in their films largely began with Amitabh Bachchan in the late 70s, when a few specially designed funny sequences became the expected key feature of his films directed by
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1998

The underrated, adorable, new-age onscreen mothers of the recent decade. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Moving over the most famous and repeatedly cited Achla Sachdev, Lalita Pawar, Leela Chitnis, Durga Khotey, Nirupa Roy and then Reema Lagoo, Smita Jayakar, Kirron Kher and even Ratna Pathak Shah, this is about those adorable mothers in Hindi films of the recent decade, who silently won over the viewers but still remained mostly underrated, despite making major contribution in their hit films. And I am sure you would agree with the statement while going through the names given ahead, recalling
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1997

We cannot afford to lose a gifted artist like Kapil Sharma - Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing

His new show ‘Family Time With Kapil Sharma’ has been reportedly taken off air, but the channel still supports him and he will soon bounce back with the show - is what Kapil has to convey in his latest interviews/reports.

Struggling through the initial days of his career performing in various musical shows and then reaching the heights of success through his small screen entertainment programs, the name Kapil Sharma is now known to people of every age group without an exception. The man
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1996

OCTOBER (Hindi) & RANGASTHALAM (Telugu) - How they both use a similar plot so differently - Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing

The recently released OCTOBER directed by Shoojit Sircar is based on an emotionally, touching plot wherein a young, trainee boy working in a five star hotel (played by Varun Dhawan), becomes so concerned for his beautiful colleague, who unfortunately goes into coma, after meeting an accident while celebrating a party on their hotel terrace.
 
The incident actually hits him hard, the moment he comes to know that the girl was asking for him, just before falling f
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1995

NANU KI JAANU - An unexpectedly absurd horror comedy featuring the \'selective\' Abhay Deol. (Review By Bobby Sing)

The only name that made NANU KI JAANU look like a fresh, exciting project was Abhay Deol, and unexpectedly he only remains the most unenergetic or uninterested actor among the entire cast, sleepwalking throughout the film, as if completing a project accepted by mistake or for some other personal reason.

 
It begins on a decent note reminding you of Delhi’s Punjabi settings as seen in the cult KHOSLA KA GHOSLA. But the moment an item song is there featuring (t
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1994

BEYOND THE CLOUDS (Hindi) - A Majid Majidi film missing The Majid Majidi. (Review by Bobby Sing)
If you are well familiar with the much-appreciated works and stature of director Majid Majidi in world cinema, then you will readily agree that Majidi making a Hindi film revolving around Mumbai is nothing short of ‘a major event’ for Indian Cinema, the producers and the entire team associated with the project undoubtedly.
 
So I was excited enough to watch one of the most awaited films of the year for moviebuffs like us. But the excitement didn’t take long to get ove
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1993

DAAS DEV - This time Dev gets lost in an ambitious, political mess resulting in nothing. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Writer-director Sudhir Mishra returns after a gap of five years with his reverse or rather unusual adaptation of DEVDAS, which is surprisingly much less impactful (even if compared to his least appreciated film INKAAR), hitting you as a major disappointment. So though many might be able to find some hidden metaphors in the film making a conscious, personal effort, DAAS DEV simply remains a below average, messy affair, that can easily be rated as the weakest film from the d
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1992

AVENGERS series and the joy of watching mega multi-starrer Hindi films of the gone era - Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing

The latest offering in the AVENGERS series has taken the box office by storm and shaken the filmmakers as well as the trade pundits giving them a marketing lesson, which ironically is the one, we ourselves used to successfully thrive upon in the past.

So whether one finds Avengers: Infinity War a thoroughly enjoyable or an underwhelming film individually, the fact remains that it strongly reminds you of the era of mega multistarrer Hindi films, that used to become the much awaited projects
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1991

The confusion over more than one Dadasaheb Phalke Award - (An Overview by Bobby Sing)
It is happening since last few years, wherein people begin congratulating the in-news recipients of A Dadasaheb Phalke Award and get later informed that this was not the prestigious award they had in mind, but another reputed award given by an association. The confusion is quite evident as the title is same and all the awards are being given respectfully remembering the pioneer producer-director-writer, Dadasaheb Phalke, known as ‘The Father of Indian Cinema’.
 

https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1990


The making of MERI JUNG, its famous courtroom scene & American film ILLEGAL - An overview by Bobby Sing
Released in 1985, MERI JUNG was a critically acclaimed film with praiseworthy performances and a novel kind of subject revolving around lawyers and their questionable practices in the court playing with the hidden truth. Directed by Subhash Ghai, the film won both the Best Supporting Actors Filmfare awards for Nutan and Amrish Puri along with other major nominations. And it actually established Anil Kapoor as a mature actor, who never looked back
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1989

DAANA PAANI (Punjabi) - Storytelling at its best in the recent times making you recall the golden era of Punjabi Cinema. (Review By Bobby Sing)
When a film turns out to be a pleasant surprise taking you back in time, making you recall gems such as CHANN PARDESI and MARHI DA DEEVA, then it is nothing less than a big achievement in the present scenario. And DAANA PAANI successfully performs the difficult task, presenting a strong point in the market that is so scared of trying something fresh other than the usual safe genres.
 
But first of all let me humbly remind, that if Cinema is storytelling
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1988

OMERTA - A well-performed but pointless film that fails to connect with the viewer - Review By Bobby Sing
Biographical account of a young drop out from a reputed school of London becoming an Islamic fundamentalist, getting trained at a terror camp in Afghanistan, turning into a brutal murderous agent, is nothing new we haven\'t seen before in the \'world cinema\'. But it does turn out to be something really intriguing when you are told that it\'s about the same man who was responsible for the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, along with being a key name involved with Osama Bin Laden in the 9/11 att
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1987

MANMARZIYAAN - When theme of LOVE gets over-stylized with forced dialogues & unreal characterizations, then it all looks FAKE despite an interesting soundtrack & fine lead performances. (Review By Bobby Sing)
The bold and courageous Anurag Kashyap – known for his inclination towards crime, criminals and real but twisted characters or stories returning back with typical Bollywood romance was inviting enough to expect an intense, out of the box and revealing love story featuring an interesting cast. 
 
But sadly MANMARZIYAN doesn’t work for me and fails to deliver anything fresh or novel in the name of content, which was supposed to be the very first element expected in an Anu
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1986

MITRON - A familiar but surprisingly pleasant rom-com, family drama with an appreciable first half, an appealing female lead and a routine finale. (Review By Bobby Sing)

There is no denying the fact that whenever we watch a film knowing nothing about it and expecting the least, then even an average project manages to entertain giving you a fairly good time. The fact perfectly fits on the experience of watching MITRON this week, which surprisingly turns out to be a pleasant romantic comedy with an appreciable first half focusing on the family drama and the issues faced by an unemployed educated boy and an ambitious educated girl willing to prove herself.

It begins with a light hearted
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1985

MONEY HEIST (La Casa De Papel) (Netflix Series) - A must watch heist series with ample twists and turns to keep you hooked throughout. (Movies To See Before You Die - Thriller)

A simple looking, mysterious man, known by the name of The Professor’ plans the biggest heist in the history and recruits a team of eight having an individual skill or ability to perform the difficult task. Their aim is to get into The Royal Mint of Spain where the national currency gets printed and then escape through a hidden tunnel with the maximum cash.
 
Frankly the above synopsis certainly sounds clichéd reminding you of several heist movies a
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1984

YEH MERI FAMILY (Web-Series) - Do not miss this adorable journey back in time as the new-age MALGUDI DAYS. (An overview by Bobby Sing)
The new millennium might have given us a lot in terms of material pleasure and ease of living life with even more than required. But the one aspect of life that has unfortunately suffered in the last two decades has been the loving warmth within the family members, the closeness between the siblings, the joy of sharing and caring for each other and the art of living together which was once the key element of our life in India.
 
Particularly the childhood of our kids, their bachpan has actually suffered the mos
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1983

PALTAN (Movie Review) - Works as a decent informative film if not as an energized, spirit-booster like BORDER. - By Bobby Sing
With PALTAN, J. P. Dutta completes his trilogy of war movies post BORDER (1997) and LOC KARGIL (2003), coming up with a film which thankfully is not as shoddy as it seemed to be from its poor trailers and songs. The director happens to be one of my most favourites since his first venture GHULAMI (1985) and the one who presented Rajasthan like nobody else on the screen, before or after him since the mid-80s. Luckily I watched PALTAN in the same single scree
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1982

THE NUN (Movie Review) (English/Hindi) - Doesn\'t deliver the expected scares or mystery as a big disappointment. - By Bobby Sing
She made us scream and shiver with fear in her short appearances in the previous films and then successfully managed to do the same in the trailers too raising the expectations of getting some scariest stuff in a film solely focusing on her character alone. 
 
However the result turns out to be exactly opposite of the big expectations made, as THE NUN neither comes up with any compelling mystery nor the much awaited spine chilling scares making more noise for nothing deceiving the true fan
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1981

GALI GULEIYAN (Movie Review) - A visually realistic & complex experiment that isn\'t engaging and convincing enough despite Manoj Bajpayee’s bravura performance. - By Bobby Sing

To begin with I personally love watching experimental films getting into the unexplored dark zones of life and our hidden psyche. But the experiment has to convey something significant finding that most important connect with the viewer in terms of a life-lesson, a severe shock or a novel unpredictable plot forcing us to think beyond the usual or the impossible.

Honestly where GALI GULEIYAN works in its technique, characterization and performance department, it fails to establish that connect in terms of the chosen
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1980

LAILA MAJNU (Movie Review) - A confused, bland and over-ambitious venture that is neither an innocent love story nor a matured one, wasting a fine soundtrack including a brilliant \'Haafiz Haafiz\'. - By Bobby Sing
A love story never works due to its storyline, which more or less moves around the same structure. It actually works due to its fresh innocence featuring two young lovable faces or due to a couple playing bold, mature characters very well knowing the world around or simply because the viewer falls in love with the love-buds (either the boy or the girl) and wishes to see him or her again in repeated viewings, enjoying the love story in an adorable state of awe.
 
Sadly this new age adaptaion of LAIL
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1979

RADUAA (Punjabi) - Redefines the term TACKY, messing with Time-Travel (Review by Bobby Sing)
Beginning with the praises, its really heartening to see Punjabi filmmakers exploring new genres and subjects in order to bring in the much required breakthrough in Punjabi Cinema. But at the same time it’s disappointing to see the writing and the writers not being given their due importance in the process, assuming it to be something that can easily be tackled on the floor or covered through known artists on screen having their own fan following.
 
Interestingly both the above mentioned points are the fe
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1978

Do you copy from Hollywood films? - Yes I do & most of you know it! - says S. S. RAJAMOULI. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

With an outstanding box office record, director S. S. Rajamouli is presently among the top most directors of Indian film industry enjoying a cult status. His films such as MAGADHEERA, MARYADA RAMANNA, EEGA and the latest BAHUBALI (1-2) have given a new definition to filmmaking in the country and the name is presently adored with utmost love and respect by both the viewers and the filmamkers unanimously.

However, if we go through a series of videos posted online at Youtube by
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1977

An American horror film with references of Indian spiritual traditions and BHAGAVAD GITA - Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing

Indian horror movies are often seen revolving around a spirit or a possessed man/woman with strong references of the Church, eventually ending with the ritual of exorcism performed by the father. At times a cross is also used as a holy instrument to fight and keep away the violent ghost or spirit. And that’s because most of the horror films in India are largely inspired from the west and thus the obvious reference of the Church. In fact, a few ‘Vikram Bhatt’ brand Hindi horror movies, are even based in the west o
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1976

On Teachers\' Day - An important lesson for the youngsters. - By Bobby Sing (Those Cherished Cinematic Moments - 8)
On the day dedicated to our teachers, I am lovingly remembering one of the most amazing masters I was blessed to be with, learning the basics of Hindustani Classical Music for a few years, Pandit KAILASH PAWAR - the renowned Sitarist-Composer (residing in Delhi).
 
Though he was in Delhi, I was fortunate to get in contact with him quite late, just a few years before he went abroad and then finally left for his heavenly abode in 2006. But those few years spent with him gave me SO-MUCH that
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1975

STREE (Movie Review) - Ignoring the flaws, watch it for its novel premise, hilarious dialogues and Rao-Tripathi duo in particular bringing the house down. – By Bobby Sing
It’s extremely difficult to deliver both a satisfying horror film and a thoroughly enjoyable comedy as two standalone projects, since a faulty execution can easily turn them into cheap, B-C grade kind of ventures focusing on the wrong elements. However, it becomes even more difficult when you decide to make a horror-comedy amalgamating the two genres, promising an unusual kind of entertainment to the dedicated fans.
 
Similar attempts have certainly been there in the recent past of Hindi cinema as
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1974

YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA PHIR SE (Movie Review) - Yet again a poorly executed sequel, despite a decent plot and the surprising cameos. - By Bobby Sing
The mad, blind sequel mania has reached such a stage that now we are witnessing sequels being made of just average films like HAPPY PHIRR BHAG JAYEGI and sequels of flops too as YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA PHIR SE.
 
The third film in the franchise actually should not have been made learning from the poor public response to its part two released in 2013. But the Deols still went for it and the result is yet again quite identical as a badly executed film that fails to e
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1973

KASHI NO DIKRO (Gujarati / 1979) - The other MOTHER INDIA of Indian Cinema nobody talks about. - By Bobby Sing (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)
Writing about this lesser known classic, at one end I feel sorry for every sincere movie lover in India, who wrongly considers Indian Cinema largely equivalent or represented by just the Hindi films. But on the other, I feel immensely proud of the exceptionally rich and outstanding cinema made in the Indian regional languages in our country that is so potent and impressive in its social values as well as storytelling, frankly beyond comparison with the present stuff being offered to the new generations.
 
Thoug
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1972

GENIUS (Movie Review) - A debut film doesn’t work when it is made as a personal show-reel ignoring everything else. - By Bobby Sing
In the 80s we had the trend of introducing star-sons with an entertaining mix of almost all the elements in a project ranging from a disturbed childhood, unaware youth, budding romance, betrayal, revenge  and more including emotions, action, songs, dance, drama and everything Hindi films are known for. 
 
The formula went through a qualitative change in the new millennium when even debut movies were carefully planned focusing on the subject and storyline catering to a whole new generation well aware o
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1971

HAPPY PHIRR BHAG JAYEGI (Movie Review) - A forced below average sequel of an average original, hijacked by Sonakshi sidelining the original Happy. - By Bobby Sing
Sequels have been raining since many years as they are preferred by the production houses and financers are more keen to invest in a franchise instead of a fresh, uncertain project. However it really looks strange as well as desperate when we get to see sequels of even average films as HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI released in 2016. And it further seems weird when we also find the lead character being replaced by a bigger star (taking an undue advantage of his/her status) sidelining the original actor.
 
T
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1970

Mirza Ghalib and Allama Iqbal in Mani Ratnam’s DIL SE (1998) - (DID YOU KNOW Facts of Indian Cinema by Bobby Sing)
One of those classics that got their much deserving praise and a respectable status in the history of Hindi cinema years after their dismal performance at the box office, DIL SE is probably the most loved and cherished Shah Rukh Khan movie even among the youngsters, who had not even reached the age of adolescence in the year of its release in 1998.
 
Largely remembered as well as represented by its outstanding soundtrack (by A.R. Rahman & Gulzar
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1969

GOLD (Movie Review) - You can watch it to know about the important historical event & its final 30 minutes, thankfully rising above its loads of shortcomings. (by Bobby Sing)

Hockey as a game has a lot to do with pace and constant happening on the field, repeatedly bringing the spectators on to the edge of their seats. Sadly GOLD, based on the sport, misses this important feature as a film and doesn’t offer any highly engrossing content in its majority of duration till it thankfully comes up with an impressive patriotic finale in its concluding half an hour.

Neatly directed by Reema Kagti, GOLD honestly isn’t any great or outstanding film revolving around the
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1968

SATYAMEV JAYATE (Movie Review) - Hindi Cinema desperately searching for its new-age Dharmendra and Sunny Deol leading the action genre. (By Bobby Sing)

Action genre has been the favourite and safest bet at the box office since the mid-70s and 80s, though a lot of crap has also been served in the past hampering the genre itself. Such films have regularly been there in the list of new Hindi films released every single year but they also miss having any major representative as Dharmendra or Sunny Deol in the present. Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and more have repeatedly tried to be in that space coming up with their ac
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1967

DAKUAAN DA MUNDA (Punjabi) - A simple yet honest and inspiring biographical that doesn\'t fool around and conveys an extremely important message to the younger generation of Punjab. (Review by Bobby Sing)
A biographical film on the life of Mintu Gurusaria, a former Kabaddi player who later got caught in the web of crime and drugs but successfully came out becoming a journalist, DAKUAAN DA MUNDA thankfully doesn’t get involved in any self-praise or preaching resulting in a fairly engrossing film and an inspiring watch.
 
Directed by Mandeep Benipal, it frankly makes an impact with its simplicity and complete focus on the subject despite being a project made within
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1966

THE MEG (English) - Another monster movie that doesn\'t deliver as per the promises made by its impressive trailer. (Review By Bobby Sing)

A certain kind of excitement is always felt before watching a monster movie and the trailer of THE MEG successfully created the same reminding you the thrills and chills of JAWS that still remain effective even after four decades of its release in 1975. In addition I was also eager to know about the myths related to Megalodon through the film, an extinct species of a giant shark, about which my nephew knew much more and had a lot to share.

But sadly, once again a monster movie p
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1965

VISHWAROOP 2 - A shocking, disappointing mess, unexpectedly coming from the thinking actor-director. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Coming as a prequel as well as a sequel to VISHWAROOP released in 2013, the latest Kamal Hassan venture continues from exactly the point where it left in the first part, but never turns out to be any gripping spy thriller, unexpectedly coming from a thinking actor-director.
 
The film surprisingly never succeeds in making any kind of connect with the viewers throughout its more than two hours of duration, though it desperately tries to do so with some deliberately added sequences related with a
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1964

THE GUIDE (English/1965): Detailed scene-wise story progression of the rare film - By Bobby Sing (Bobbytalkscinema Exclusive)

When I first wrote about the original English version of GUIDE in 2014, including it as a complete chapter in my book DID YOU KNOW (Vol. 1) - it was all about the film’s conception, making and box-office performance, sharing interesting facts not known to many young lovers of Hindi cinema. But now before releasing the ‘Revised and
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1963

MULK - Hindi cinema thankfully finds its spine back in Sinha’s best work till date that deserves to be seen and applauded. (Review by Bobby Sing)

The very first thing that comes to your mind post watching MULK is that what was Anubhav Sinha (the director) doing with films such as CASH, RA.ONE and TUM BIN 2 in the last decade or so forgetting his own skills. MULK introduces us to a completely different Sinha never seen before and the fact also makes us realize that how we-the viewers are at a loss if a capable director loses his focus and ground, dealing with the tough competition.
 

https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1962


KARWAAN - An average entertainer based on a novel concept that promised a lot more. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Praising the novel effort made, it’s certainly not easy to make an entertaining road movie without any dragging moments. And its even more difficult to conceive a comical movie revolving around deaths and two dead bodies getting exchanged reaching the wrong families. KARWAAN directed by Akarsh Khurana bravely merges both the plots together and delivers an average entertainer that actually promised a lot more in its exciting promos.
 
With one of its lead actors (I
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1961

FANNEY KHAN - A feebly executed, confused film that doesn\'t serve any purpose at all. (Review by Bobby Sing)
An official remake of a Belgian film EVERYBODY’S FAMOUS (2000), I personally couldn’t find any reason why its rights were taken and why this remake was made in the first place. Not having seen the original movie, now either it has to be an entirely different film altogether somehow impressing the producers to go for an Indian remake or they intended to make something else which couldn’t be there on screen ruining their noble intentions. In any case FANNEY KHAN neither follows any logic nor has any highly
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1960

SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER 3 - It strangely looks like a stuck film released with a bad edit that rarely makes sense. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s new release is a perfect example of two widely known facts about our Hindi film industry. One – it clearly reveals how meaningless sequels are actually ruining the worth of their original films. And Two – how the industry and the star-system mercilessly destroys its own talented directors who are capable of making world class gems.
 
In specific words, when you get to see a film like SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER 3 directed by the man behind new-age class
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1959

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT (English) - The outstanding action, stunts, camera, sound, BGM and an unbelievable Cruise makes it an explosive big screen experience that should not be missed. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Sixth film in the franchise and the second directed by Christopher McQuarrie, FALL OUT is probably going to be rated amongst the best in the series, as an action-packed thriller with many jaw dropping moments offered in its stunt sequences. Yes, the film does have its own share of minuses, but those luckily fall way short of the plusses, resulting in a worth watching film that truly deserves to be seen as a big screen experience.

Stating the drawbacks first, the one thing that really comes as a big d
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1958

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (1968), Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock – Probably the only cinematic example of its kind. - By Bobby Sing (Movies To See Before You Die – Suspense)

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK is a French film (La mariée était en noir) made in 1968 that has been the inspiration for many filmmakers and their revenge based thrillers made in the later years. However the film itself has an interesting story of inspiration behind its own conception as well as execution connecting two master directors.

Talking about the creation first, it is based on a crime novel by William Irish (real name Cornell Woolrich), whose works were repeatedly adapted in fil
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1957

DHADAK – When just one change simply ruins an otherwise watchable film. (A Detailed Review by Bobby Sing)

Remaking one of the most successful Marathi film (SAIRAT) as a mainstream Hindi film was never going to be any easy task for any filmmaker for sure. Plus DHADAK even had an added pressure of being the debut film of Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi and (in one way) the debut film of Ishaan (Shahid’s half-brother) too since his first film BEYOND THE CLOUDS (Hindi) was not a mainstream commercial movie seen by many.
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1956

VADHAIYAN JI VADHAIYAN (Punjabi) - If only you can laugh on anything and everything served as comedy. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Watching this latest (yet another) comedy from Punjabi Cinema made me recall the times of the mid-80s to 90s when new Pakistani comedy plays used to come every 3-4 months as two-audio cassettes set and in VHS tapes. The plays mostly used to feature almost the same team led by Umar Sharif and we all really enjoyed them a lot both in audio and video formats particularly in the late 80s and the early 90s. Slowly and steadily their stage acts started getting repetitive and the impact diminished leading to a sharp decl
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1955

SOORMA - The fact that it is based on a real life inspiring story remains its biggest merit. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Continuing the bio-pic mania in Hindi cinema, here is yet another film based on the life of a sports person which is actually unique and different from the others, due to a sudden unexpected twist not related to the game itself. It’s about the comeback of Sandeep Singh, an Indian hockey player and Arjuna awardee whose journey towards his goal suddenly got disrupted by an accidental gun-shot changing his entire life. The film is about how he bounced back displaying a gifted courageous spirit and then went on to win mo
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1954

Sacred Games (Netflix Series/Season One) - An updated, uncontrolled version of GOW with an added Police angle, that is superfine in its technicalities but actually deserves to be seen for its supporting cast. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Beginning with the praises showered on the social networks first, it all depends upon what you are actually looking for in your chosen content among the wide choice available at the new online streaming portals. In case you are only interested in the technical excellence of the film/series, its direction, short-taking, lighting, the created ambience and the performances ignoring the actual plot or storyline, then SACRED GAMES is sure to make an impact, particularly when you are already half influenced and in awe of the nam
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1953

THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR (Hindi) - A familiar but well-made horror flick with an emotionally shocking flashback. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]
Yet again based on a familiar premise of a family shifting to a haunted house, THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR works because of its gripping narrative and a shocking message oriented flash black related to a Chinese couple and their daughter living in the same house (back in the 1930s).
 
Supposedly based on a true story, the film was simultaneously shot in three languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) and has been skillfully directed by Milind Rau along with a fine camerawork, backgr
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1952

EZRA (Malayalam/2017) - Decent but inspired horror drama with some novel settings. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]
Written and directed by Jay K, EZRA (a Hebrew name) features Prithviraj and Priya Anand (Fukrey/English Vinglish fame) in the lead and follows an appealing storyline of a haunted box/trunk bought by a housewife as a beautiful antique piece. The box actually happens to be a dybbuk or dibbuk box, possessed by a spirit, waiting for getting opened since a long time.
 
Giving more emphasis to its spooky ambience and storyline, EZRA sco
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1951

VEEREY KI WEDDING - Gives a real tough time in the theater as an unbearable, poor film. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Once again set in Delhi, revolving around two brothers of an affluent family and their proposed marriages, VEEREY KI WEDDING is a sheer torture that reveals the poor vision behind its writing, dialogues and direction within the initial five minutes itself without any holding back. So just after a few scenes, you very well know that it’s not going to be an easy task sitting through this awful, badly conceived film for the next two hours.
 
The execution takes you back to the forgetful era
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1950

PARI - Bold and brave but misses the entertaining and excited moments expected from a Horror flick. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Continuing the disappointment in this potential genre of Hindi horror movies, PARI (co-produced by its lead star Anushka Sharma), turns out to yet another well-intentioned attempt that fails to deliver or satisfy the huge followers of the genre. Giving the credit where due, the film certainly deserves praises for intentionally willing to break a set pattern/template of Horror movies in Hindi Cinema. And has a fine edge in its technical excellence too seen in its rich atmospherics, cinematography, colour-to
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1949

VEEREY KI WEDDING or VEERE DI WEDDING - 2 new Hindi films with almost similar titles. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Hindi cinema viewers have seen different films with similar titles releasing after a gap of decades like AANKHEN, DOSTANA, SHANDAAR, BARSAAT, HERE PHERI, DILWALE and many more. These are not remakes but completely unrelated films reusing the same old titles. On the other hand, we have also seen more than three films made together on the same subject of Bhagat Singh’s life story with different titles, confusing the audience in the beginning of this new millennium.

 
However as
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1948

LAMHE, GUIDE and the inspiring link between their energetic dance sequences. (DID YOU KNOW Facts of Hindi Cinema by Bobby Sing)
As two path-breaking attempts of Hindi Cinema braving the odds in two entirely different eras at the gap of three decades, both LAMHE (1991) and GUIDE (1965) had unconventional themes based on love and relationships, that didn’t result in any similar outcome at the box office surprising many. Interestingly, where a bold GUIDE was readily accepted by the viewers in the 1960s, there a brave LAMHE got rejected by the same viewers in the much developed and progressive 1990s.
 

https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1947


GAMAN (1978) - Main Apne Saaye Se Kal Raat Dar Gaya Yaaron. (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)
With its title meaning Departure or Migration, GAMAN is about the life in metro cities and how they transform a human into just a number or a name in a scary uncaring manner. It’s the story of a person coming to Bombay (now Mumbai) in search of work and living, but finding it extremely tough to adjust into the alien world of mean people, betrayals and all unexpected paradoxes in the new fast paced life.
 
It presents the chaotic life of a metro city and the way it deals with humans or hum
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1946

NA BAIRI NA KOI BEGANA by Surender Mohan Pathak: This is not just a biography, but a highly engrossing TIME MACHINE. (Book Review By Bobby Sing)
One of the most famous Hindi crime fiction writers of the last century and certainly the most famous name in his field in the present new millennium, SURENDER MOHAN PATHAK doesn’t need any introductory note in an article, especially for the readers of Hindi Crime fiction novels in India since last five decades.
 
In reality, five decades (i.e. half a century) is an exceptionally long time to remain active in a field. And then getting more popular in the recent years, is nothing short of &
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1945

CHANDNI (1989) and our desperate search for Cognac (Konyak), Jo Sharaab Nahin Hoti. (Those Cherished Cinematic Moments: 7) - By Bobby Sing
Just a day before I was discussing the way Yash Chopra inventively used the immortal song “Haye O Rabba Nahio Lagda Dil Mera” by Reshma (Pakistan) in his film CHANDNI in the introduction scene of his two heroes. And then in the early hours of this morning got the news of Sridevi’s sudden demise in the age of just 54!
 
The shocking, sad news sent me back in time in the mesmerizing world of memories and also made me recall a life-teach
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1944

SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY - Fresh, engaging and entertaining despite its conceptual issues. (Review by Bobby Sing)
The title might sound odd and a tongue-twister to many, particularly to those who are not familiar with the men-oriented world of Luv Ranjan and his series based on bromance. But for the ones who enjoyed his earlier films focusing on the new-age relationships and their hilarious clashes, this is going to be a laugh-riot and thoroughly enjoyable film despite its conceptual issues.
 
Mentioning the winning features first, SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY works for its fresh concept, entert
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1943

WELCOME TO NEW YORK - A pathetic brand endorsement shamelessly presented as a film. (Review by Bobby Sing)
There are films made on con-men and there are films that try to con the viewers without any guilt or shame. Shockingly WELCOME TO NEW YORK is the one belonging to the second category, which in fact is not even a film, shrewdly made as a shameless endorsement of IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards) supported by many reputed names.
 
Giving you the actual picture, it seems they shot certain sequences during the IIFA Awards abroad when almost all the key names of Hindi
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1942

Disappointing But True - JOHNNY GADDAAR was adapted from a French crime thriller. - By Bobby Sing
Informative articles on Hindi films as undisclosed adaptations of some foreign movies is not any new subject in Indian cinema or in Indian film journalism. However it really hurts when it turns out to be one of your favourite films from a director having a reputation, widely known for his innovative and path-breaking attempts in the recent times.
 
Hence without going into any introductory details of one of the most loved and appreciated films of the last decade JOHNNY GADDAAR (2007) and its ta
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1941

SURENDER MOHAN PATHAK - The name who exposed the hypocrisy of publishers & media in India. (An overview by Bobby Sing)
To begin with, this write-up will not get into the initial years of Hindi pulp fiction in India (quoting Ibne Safi, Jasoosi Duniya, the narrow lanes of Meerut or Delhi-6), as a lot has been already written and read in the last few years on the said subject in details. Also this personal piece will not get into how popular Hindi pulp fiction has been since the 60s, how Surender Mohan Pathak became the KING of his profession around the 80s-90s or how he introduced many enter
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1940

LAAVAAN PHERE (Punjabi) - An above average entertainer from two experienced and creative minds of Punjabi theater and cinema. (Review By Bobby Sing)
There can be no denial to the fact that Punjabi comedy largely or entirely depends upon dialogues or verbal conversations, instead of funny slapstick sequences to be precise. Hence the moment a team/writer cracks the dialogues perfectly right, half the battle is won and the rest entirely depends upon its fresh storyline, performances, execution and music wooing the audience, always willing to watch a Punjabi comic entertainer.
 
Keeping the same in mind, LAAVAAN PHERE works well in its dialogue
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1939

AAPLA MANUS (Marathi / 2018) - A must watch mix of entertainment, thrill, suspense and a shattering social message, we rarely get to see in our Indian Cinema. (Movies To See Before You Die - Suspense / Drama)
Adapted from a play written by Vivek Bele interestingly titled as KATKON TRIKON (meaning ‘Right Angled Triangle\'), this is a strong message oriented film smartly presented as a dramatic crime thriller revolving around a mysterious incident, wherein an old man falls from the balcony of his high rise building apartment. 
 
Coming to the point in its first scene itself with Inspector Nagargoje (Nana Patekar) visiting the scene, AAPLA M
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1938

THE POST (English) - A brave film that remains equally relevant for India and its media-circus talking about \'Freedom of Expression\'. (Movies To See Before You Die - Biographical / Historical)
As a true account of a major event of world-history, THE POST might be a film about the past, but is perfectly relevant in the present times too (may be even more relevant) when the ‘Freedom of Expression’ is being questioned and challenged all over the world by the people in power.
  
Reminding you of the classic ALL THE PRESDIENT’S MEN (another important film on the theme of free journalism), THE POST is not only a brave pr
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1937

NANKANA (Punjabi) - Too simplistic and snail paced, with the only merit of being at least better than all the regular comedy craps. (Review By Bobby Sing)

To clear the major misconception related with the title first, NANKANA has nothing to do with the cruel massacre of Nankana Sahib (now in Pakistan), an unforgettable chapter of Sikh history witnessed in 1921. Secondly it just vaguely presents the brutal riots between the three communities in 1947 and doesn’t display any great interpretation of the same. Thirdly it doesn’t entirely focuses on the relationship between a father and son, as showcased in the trailers. And lastly, instead of u
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1936

Prabhat Pheries and Gurdas Maan recreating his cult-spiritual track from UCHA DAR BABE NANAK DA post three decades. (A detailed analysis by Bobby Sing)

One of my early memories of the 80s includes a ‘Prabhat Pheri’ attended in Patiala close to my relatives home at Anardana Chowk, where Gurdas Maan sang a Shabad and we kids played the manjira, consciously trying to be on the beat. His dholak player used to be a friend of my uncle and it was just the time Gurdas Maan’s name had become a national rage post his ‘Dil Da Mamla’ song performance in the New Year Programme of 31st Decemb
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1935

PADMAN - A fine, educating docu-drama that ideally should be seen taking the family along. (Review by Bobby Sing)
In a country like India, where a lot still needs to be done in the field of education and medication, where people still follow sickening traditional rituals related with women in particular and where ‘periods’ are still considered to be a shameful taboo subject……, informative and educating films certainly need to be made and Stars should ideally support such projects making their own contribution in the movement leading from the front.
 
So from that point of view, PADMAN
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1934

SANJU - A purposefully made, mediocre film that literally gets saved by Vicky Kaushal and Paresh Rawal along Ranbir Kapoor. (Review By Bobby Sing)
The fact that Ranbir had put in an outstanding effort in his amazingly similar portrayal playing Sanjay Dutt on screen got easily proved by the promos itself before the much awaited release. Hence that wasn’t the only exciting feature of SANJU for me to be honest.
 
What I was actually eager to see in the film was that:
How a director known for his light hearted, message oriented movies conceives a bio-pic on probably the most controversia
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1933

3 films on the issue of SANITARY PADS made in India before Balki-Akshay’s PADMAN. (DID YOU KNOW Fact about Hindi Cinema by Bobby Sing)
A woman never expresses it. She feels the pain, suffers a lot and doesn’t say a word about this natural fact of life to the male members of her family particularly in the rural part of our country, still caught in the web of superstitions, myths and sickening traditional rituals being followed since centuries.
 
Surprisingly and thankfully, a visionary man noticed and understood the silent sufferings of the young and middle aged women in his family and took the initiative of making his own version of much
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1932

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Courtroom Drama)
Widely acknowledged as one of the best courtroom dramas and a cultural film spreading a significant social message, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is unanimously included in the ‘All Time Classic Movies’ list by many reputed film historians and organizations.
 
The film in Black & White is based on Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961 with the same title written by Harper Lee and is about a rare case of an idealistic lawyer defending a black man
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1931

Anupam Kher - Probably the only actor playing two former Prime Ministers of his country on screen in two distinctive films. (DID YOU KNOW Facts of Indian Cinema by Bobby Sing)
His pictures having an uncanny resemblance to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have been into circulation in the last few months and Anupam Kher seems to have portrayed it with great conviction in the upcoming film THE ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTER reportedly based on the book with the same title by Sanjaya Baru. However, where one cannot comment upon the film’s content or impact before watching it (scheduled much before the upcoming ele
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1930

PISAASU (Tamil / 2014) - A more than decent horror film that brutally got ruined in its official Hindi remake. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Directed by one of the exceptionally talented directors of the present era, PISAASU (Tamil) is a Mysskin film, moving ahead of the usual horror films in both technique and emotional appeal based on an unusually realistic premise.
 
Beginning with a road accident, it revolves around a young boy’s encounter with a ghost, who seems to have taken shelter in his apartment and now willing to communicate for a reason. The initial moments of the film are witty with a pinch of hum
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1929

OH DARLING YEH HAI INDIA (1995) - Our first awful movie experience in the theater. (Those Cherished Cinematic Moments: 6) - by Bobby Sing
Watching this daringly different and unusual film in the present times, one might consider it as an off-beat, brave satire or a before its time, confused, misdirected project released in the mid-90s. But the film actually gave us our first terrible movie experience in the theater and many friends still like to mention it in a get together or discussion, entertaining the young movie lovers as an amusing anecdote.
 
Those were the days when we used to catch every new release in the night show of the nearest singl
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1928

KULDIP PATWAL I Didn\'t Do It - A messy court room drama portraying many social wrongs. (Review by Bobby Sing)
A court room drama beginning with a poor person getting arrested for the assassination of the chief minister of a state, KULDIP PATWAL: I Didn’t Do It commences like a taut thriller, but later turns out to be a pretty confused and messy, overconfident film due to more than one reason.
 
The biggest drawback of the film is its badly conceived and edited time frame where the narration initially takes you back 15 minutes before the crime, coming back to the present. Then goes 15 years back t
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1927

A rare, unusual sequel that uses extensive footage and songs of its original hit film. (DID YOU KNOW Facts of Hindi Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Rajshri’s ANKHIYON KE JHAROKHON SE released in 1978, was a tragic love saga directed by Hiren Nag, featuring Sachin and Ranjeeta in the lead. The film won appreciation from the audience but was actually an inspired version of a Hollywood flick, LOVE STORY (1970), based on Eric Segal’s famous novel with the same title. Having an emotionally moving plot revolving around terminal illness, the film worked because of its yo
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1926

ASEES (Punjabi) - Wish just noble intentions could ensure a well-made film too. (Review by Bobby Sing)
To begin with, there was a completely different, positive buzz among the viewers as well as the trade before the release of ASEES. And it was all because of its unconventional or out of the box trailer, having some emotionally moving visuals representing the loving bond between a mother and her grown up son. The promos certainly had some rare, likable vibes and the project was also eagerly awaited since it was the debut directorial venture of writer-actor Rana Ranbir, the renowned entertainer, serving Punj
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1925

OCEAN\'S 8 (English) - Visually striking but an unexciting heist movie led by an all-girls gang. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Continuing the Ocean franchise, this time we have an all women team led by Sandra Bullock, who happens to be Danny Ocean’s (George Clooney) sister, out on parole after spending five years in jail on the charges of fraud. She comes up with a plan to rob a precious diamond necklace from a gala event and forms a gang of girls with exceptional individual skills to perform the extremely difficult task.
 
It all begins superbly with Sandra Bullock simp
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1924

GANDII BAAT (Web-Series) - NO, this is not our BLACK MIRROR, but a crude, bizarre, desperate as well as attention-seeking attempt by the makers. (Review by Bobby Sing)

We, as viewers, made the catchy but tastelessly written song of R…RAJKUMAR a big hit. So here is the actual visual version of the GANDII BAAT purposefully conceived by the production house already known for its controversial content and projects, using the inviting title.

Promoted as differently tempting web-series, this is Ekta Kapoor’s latest venture as a 10-episode compilation of stories representing the rural regions and the hidden dark desires of the people, intenti
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1923

RAJ KAPOOR - The legend, who showed the guts to accept his age with a song at the peak of his illustrious career. - By Bobby Sing

The idea of this exclusive and important article came from a discussion thread at Facebook, pointing towards \'Stars\' aging more than 50-60, still playing young heroes in their films even in the year 2018. The names are quite obvious and you very well know them all as seriously aware readers and true movie lovers.

However the discussion took me back to The LEGEND, who logically refused joining this questionable ‘age-defying’ group just in the second decade of his illustrious career and showed the guts to
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1922

DOORDARSHAN ARCHIVES - A not to be missed life-teaching nostalgic treasure online. (Articles on Cinema By Bobby Sing)

Beginning its national transmission in the early 80s, Doordarshan, the only TV channel in those times was not just a means of entertainment for both the young and the old. It introduced us to the blessed world of creativity from all over the globe and many would readily agree that it was also one of the first mediums, making us aware of our own rich Indian literature and the most famous literature of the world too through it entertaining as well as enlightening life-teaching serials conceived with a specific vision.

https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1921


7 Patriotic (Fiction) Hindi films spreading the social message in their own unique manner. (Articles on Cinema By Bobby Sing)
There have been numerous patriotic films made in Hindi cinema since the origin based on real life stories or biographical accounts of freedom fighters, revolutionaries, reformers, sportsmen and other known iconic figures. But here are seven (differently) patriotic movies that give the same message in their own unique manner with a fictional account of happenings that in some cases got their inspiration from real life instances.
 
However as I began writing about the seven films, I noticed that they interestingl
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1920

PADMAAVAT - All that glitters and strategically hyped is not always gold. (Review By Bobby Sing)

(Disclaimer) Post the much discussed controversy, uncontrolled agitations and state filed pleas supporting a ban on PADMAAVAT, the present write-up is just about the film, its content and whether it is worth spending money spent on the once again cunningly increased multiplex ticket prices or not.

Based on the epic poem with the same title by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, PADMAAVAT is about a triangular relationship, wherein love and lust are the two approaches towards a divinely
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1919

Ignoring CBFC and Court verdict over a film - NO, this is not happening for the first time! (Articles on Cinema By Bobby Sing)
The country’s Central Board of Film Certification passes a film with the necessary cuts and changes convincing the producer/director. The court further rejects petitions filed by persons or organizations asking for a ban on the film. And yet the people are on road protesting against the release in front of the theaters, vandalizing property and successfully forcing the distributors or theater owners to rethink about showing the film in their premises creating a scary chaos.
If you think it never happened before and is bei
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1918

MY BIRTHDAY SONG - An utterly confused, overstretched piece of wild imagination, served in the name of a disturbing psychological thriller. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]
Choosing a difficult or rather unconventionally controversial subject for his debut project, actor-turned-writer-director Samir Soni delivers a forced crime-thriller, that remains utterly confusing throughout heading towards a disturbing climax, which strangely has no relation with the absurd and unexplainable proceedings shown in the entire film.
 
As it seems, probably the writer-director only had a one line idea of a shocking climax in his mind related with a broken family and then he purpos
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1917

NIRDOSH - A potential mystery that hugely suffers due to its poor execution. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]
A film that has no excitement to offer in terms of its lead cast, should essentially have some extraordinary twist and turns in its script to keep the viewers engaged. Unfortunately NIRDOSH (directed by Subroto Paul & Pradeep Rangwani) fails to deliver anything exciting or engaging enough as a murder mystery and has everything highly clichéd along a painfully awkward lead act by ‘the still active’ Arbaaz Khan.
 
With both
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1916

VODKA DIARIES - Spend your money on the real vodka instead or a nice outing. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]
Promoted as a well-shot, exciting murder mystery featuring Kay Kay Menon in the lead, VODKA DIARIES impressed almost everyone with its trailer, theme and the interestingly unusual title before the D-day. However post the release, the film once again points towards the fact that here we have certainly mastered the art of making a promising 2 minutes trailer but not a complete 2 hours thriller to be straight.
 
Putting it differently, the film is such an unexpected disappointment
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1915

ARUVI (Tamil/2017) - Unusual & complex, yet an extraordinary attempt spreading social awareness. (Review By Bobby Sing)
In the world of cinema, very rarely we get to see a complex film that forces each and every viewer to seriously think, and think in his own personal way resulting in many diverse conclusions. ARUVI is exactly that kind of a complex film, introducing a unique character of a young spirited girl who goes through many devastating experiences in life (of just a couple of decades) and yet has an unexplainable calm on her face that is both divine as well as mysterious raising many unanswered questions and doubts in the viewers mi
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1914

1921 - They continue fooling the dedicated followers of Horror with another poor film. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]
There is one genre in Hindi Cinema that has witnessed a big dedicated following since the last two decades. And there is one director here who has constantly encashed this fact making many mediocre or rather poor horror films known as Vikram Bhatt. So encashing the success of his 1920, the writer-director presents another seriously horrible film titled 1921 made on the typical set format good for simply nothing.
 
To be specific, 1921 follows the same old
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1913

KAALAKAANDI - Couldn\'t figure out for what the film was made and for whom, glorifying and promoting use of substance abuse. (Review By Bobby Sing)

The once innovative format of three or more parallel stories in a script getting connected with an interesting twist in the end has been repeated several times in the past in Hindi films. But the format still has got potential depending upon the writing, the novel stories and their engaging interconnection having the shock value. However nothing of that sort can be found in KAALAKAANDI in its three not-so-connected storylines that remain pointless till the end except the one dealing with an unintentional road accident.


https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1912


MUKKABAAZ - An almost solid punch striking a balance between realistic & mainstream cinema. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Intentionally keeping the title as MUKKABAAZ instead of BOXER for a film revolving around a local solid player, Anurag Kashyap raises many relevant questions about our weird sports authorities, their shameful neglecting attitude towards other sports (apart from the most famous one) and the powerful political system forcefully interfering in the selection of players ruining many potential careers.
 
Intelligently incorporating sequences depicting many current ap
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1911

MANTO - The fearless writer, who gives you the most brutally honest & eye-opening account of Partition. - By Bobby Sing

One of the most controversial names of our Indo-Pak literature, Saadat Hasan Manto essentially needs to be introduced to the younger generation of both India and Pakistan (changing every two decades), who are unaware of the actual scary happenings of our bleeding past.

But here instead of going into the biographical details of the literary genius, I would like to give you a few indications why MANTO needs to be read as a basic text book material on Indo-Pak history, their relationship and the inner
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1910

SHAITAAN HAVELI - An entertaining Horror series from Amazon Prime as a spoof on the famous Ramsay era. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

The Horror genre prominently led by Ramsay Brothers in Hindi cinema has a big fan following all over. And that is an undeniable fact which readily gets proved if you study the B-C grade movies released in the decades of 80s and 90s in particular. Plus the number of Hindi Horror films available in the Home video market and various online portals in the present also strongly supports the statement even in this second decade of the new millennium without any slightest of doubt.

Rightly acknowledging the fact, catering
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1909

When A. R. RAHMAN music helped us in selling more stereo cassette decks in the early 90s. (Those Cherished Cinematic Moments: 5) - By Bobby Sing

The name A. R. Rahman needs no introduction to anyone well versed with Indian film industry and its music in particular. Popularly known as the Mozart of Chennai and winner of many reputed national and international awards including the Academy Award, you must have read many articles written on his magnificent achievements in the initial years and the recent past too working for World Cinema. So instead of repeating the same I would like to take you back in the early 90s sharing the kind of impact his music
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1908

AMAZON OBHIJAAN (Bengali/Hindi) - A pathetic treasure hunt adventure that even makes Dharmendra’s ZALZALA look like an epic enjoyable film in comparison. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]

Beginning with all poorly animated animals coming on screen in its very first sequence itself, AMAZON OBHIJAAN gives you a clear indication of its questionable vision and terrible execution coming ahead.

Moreover with a voiceover narrating the story throughout and the script not even having even a single exciting sequence as a jungle-adventure, it keeps on going at almost the same pace right till the end and has got three highly annoying acts (including the lead couple). Particularly it’s the old man, who keeps
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1907

INSIDIOUS The Last Key (English) - The trend of unrequired sequels actually ruins the worthy impact of the initial films. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]

The ongoing trend of sequels continuing till many parts, circling around the same storyline and characters actually ruins the worthy impact of the initial films and adds nothing to the brand making a big fool of the audience selling mediocrity.

The fourth part of INSIDIOUS franchise (directed by Adam Robitel) exactly does the same and fails to do any justice to the excitement around its brand or interesting premise. Revolving around the character of Elise, her family and a dark, scar
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1906

UDANCHHOO - If only you wish to see Ashutosh Rana in a differently poor comic avatar. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]

The first week or the first Friday of a new year is considered to be jinxed as very rarely has any film worked in the past released on this particular day. In fact the last time the jinx didn’t work was in 2011 when NO ONE KILLED JESSICA made a decent impact on the audience with its solid content. Unfortunately this year the trend continues and UDANCHHOO (directed by Vipin Parashar) comes as the first Hindi release of the year falling way short of whatever minimum expectations it had r
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1905

RDB-Asha-Gulzar’s first non-filmi album that was way ahead of its times. – By Bobby Sing

Pop-Music or Private Albums with tracks not related with any film music was largely an alien genre in Indian music scenario in the 80s that actually gained ground in the next decade, post the cable TV revolution in the country bringing in the trend of music channels and music videos opening many new avenues for the talented artists.

Hence towards the late 80s, when R. D. Burman, Asha Bhosle and Gulzar came up with their 2 cassette album titled DIL PADOSI HAI
https://www.bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=1904