Bobby Talks Cinema Rss Feed http://www.bobbytalkscinema.com 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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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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
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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 relatio
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MEDICAL CRIMES in India & two recent films raising the crucial issue (MERSAL & KUTTRAM 23) - By Bobby Sing

The medical profession is no more a ‘noble profession’ - is the most debatable subject of the present times, when malpractices by hospitals and doctors form the news more than often and they both are repeatedly accused by families of the victim patients getting a huge support of the public as well as the opportunist media.

On the other hand, the ‘true to their profession’ doctors and medical institutions are feeling immense pressure, especially post the Supreme Court ruling br
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Kiara Advani in LUST STORIES (2018/Netflix) and THE UGLY TRUTH (2009)

Five years post BOMBAY TALKIES (2013) celebrating the centenary of Indian Cinema, directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar return together with a Netflix original film LUST STORIES (made on a similar format) with four different stories/sections directed by them individually. The film has all exceptional performances featuring Radhika Apte, Bhumi  Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Kiara Advani and Neha Dhupia
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LUST STORIES (Hindi / Netflix) - A must watch collection of four unconventional stories featuring exceptional performances. (Review by Bobby Sing)

In 2013, the centenary of Indian Cinema was celebrated with an anthology titled BOMBAY TALKIES having four different stories/sections focusing on cinema as its core theme directed by Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar. It got duly released in the theaters, but received mixed response from the critics as well as the people who didn’t show any excitement towards the timely experiment made.

After five years, the same team of directors comes back with ano
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SUBEDAR JOGINDER SINGH (Punjabi) – Sincere but average attempt of making a Punjabi War film remaining stuck in the back stories, songs & love affair. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Post SAJJAN SINGH RANGROOT, this is the second sincere attempt of making a WAR drama in Punjabi Cinema, and is based on the life instances of Subedar Joginder Singh, who bravely fought on his post along a courageous battalion, sacrificing their lives together during the Indo-China war in 1962.

Directed by Simerjit Singh, the film decently begins from the war-front, which straight away raises the expectations assuming it to be a completely focused film on its well-chosen subject. Bu
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MISSING - An annoying mystery that fails to provide the thrills despite the presence of three veterans and an interesting plot. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]

A couple searching for their 3 years old daughter, whose existence itself is questionable was no doubt an exciting plot for making a highly engaging thriller featuring two outstanding actors as Manoj Bajpai and Tabu along with Annu Kapoor. But sadly the film doesn’t turn out to be anything close to that and surprisingly even becomes annoying after a while failing to do any kind of justice with its basic plot.

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BLACKMAIL - A fine, comic thriller that finds its pace after a while and delivers in the second half. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]
As a thriller revolving around an engaging entangle of more than one blackmailers betraying each other, BLACKMAIL begins well but takes a long time getting to its entertaining pace presenting a novel premise. Besides it goes for too many cinematic liberties in terms of various crimes committed including cold blooded murders conveniently sidelining the Police officials. 
 
However one begins enjoying the proceedings post intermission, realizing that it isn’t any logical crime thriller
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RACE 3 - The only enjoyable cameo in the film is of Rajesh Sharma and that should say it all. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Hindi cinema has often been criticized for its too casual approach and overdependence on stars, particularly in the last two decades of the new millennium. And RACE 3 can easily be added to the list coming as a huge disappointment as another festival release.

In fact, it’s a lot more than just plain disappointment as it openly challenges the intelligence level of its viewers, daringly asking them to make it a hit too, answering the brutal criticism all over or the harsh critics. 

So where the res
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The one exceptional phrase connecting K. L. Saigal, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Rajesh Khanna together. (Did You Know - 88)
It’s not an unknown fact that Kundan Lal Saigal was the inspiration for many renowned singers of Hindi film music including Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. And the exceptional singer-actor is widely considered as the first superstar of Hindi films too, though the term later came into existence with the arrival of Rajesh Khanna.

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KAALA (Tamil/Hindi) - An ambitious, cliched, social-political drama that honestly gets rescued by Nana Patekar. (Review by Bobby Sing)

A Rajinikanth film is nothing less than a big festival event for the trade as well as the fans without any slightest of doubt. And there ought to be genuine shouts, whistles and claps in the theater (other than the cleverly added ones in the background) in its every stylized scene, action and dialogue unconditionally.

So if that is what you wish to enjoy in a Rajnikanth film, then this is worth it, having enough meat for the cheers featuring a tough component as Nana excelling in hi
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OCTOBER - A praiseworthy, poetic attempt that keeps struggling to be a new-age classic. (Review by Bobby Sing)

As a fabulous team of writer-director, both Juhi Chaturvedi and Shoojit Sircar have successfully earned a reputation of coming up with unusual, out of the box films, based on fresh, interesting subjects, breaking the set routine. And OCTOBER is yet another brave film from the duo, tackling a less appealing, off-beat subject that is certainly going to be the most risky gamble of their rising career.

However as a fan, where at one end, I am really glad that they knowingly attempted O
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VIKRAM VEDHA (Tamil) - Arguably the best crime thriller of 2017 you cannot afford to miss. (Review by Bobby Sing) (Movies To See Before You Die - Thriller)

Watching this classic crime thriller in the theater was an experience in itself as VIKRAM VEDHA literally surpassed all my expectations from a gangster-police drama featuring two matured actors in the lead playing the arch rivals. Beginning with an unusual animation going back to the folk-tale of Vikram and Vaitaal (Baitaal Pacheesi), the film slowly pulls you in and then makes an exceptionally solid impact particularly with its unexpectedly novel execution of an entirely known plot.

In other words, despite the story
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BHARAT ANE NENU (Telugu) - It is like a sequel to NAYAK with a solid and relevant message. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Indian filmmakers in the southern part of the country have rightly cracked a powerful formula of storytelling (in the last two decades in particular), wherein they make strong message-oriented films hugely depending upon the larger than life image of their established heroes, served along all typical filmy insertions ranging from comedy, romance and songs, creating a complete package.

It actually serves two big purposes in a brilliant manner. One it clearly boosts the positive image of their heroes in a big way, and two, you cannot c
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JURASSIC WORLD: Fallen Kingdom - With an engaging first hour and a formulaic, exaggerated second, it just manages to be above average offering a few exciting moments. (Review by Bobby Sing)

There have been five movies till date in the Jurassic series and the technology or the VFX have gone through a major transformation in the past two decades bringing in a world of change. However, the thrills or goose bumps we felt witnessing the first film in the series directed by Steven Spielberg (in the single screen theaters in 1993) were never felt again in the same quantity and measure in all the subsequent films. 

Ironically the fact remains intact in the latest JURASSIC WORLD: Fallen Kingdom
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102 NOT OUT, RAAZI and PARMANU - Revealing afterthoughts on the three recent releases. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

The three recent releases were all average to above average films that were widely appreciated by the viewers mainly due to the cast or the individual merits arousing the spirit of nationalism. However in reality, they were actually not true to their chosen genre with contradicting execution and content not matching their inviting taglines.

Here are some revealing afterthoughts on the three that might force you to reconsider, knowing more about their conflicting presentation.

102 NOT OUT
Wide
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102 NOT OUT - A contradicting message oriented film, completely relying upon its cast. (Review by Bobby Sing)

An unusual kind of story revolving around just two characters of a father and a son, 102 NOT OUT has some noteworthy merits to its credit in terms of the intention and performances of two veteran artists of our Hindi cinema. But at the same time it also lacks a lot in terms of cinematic adaptation of Saumya Joshi’s Gujarati play, which overall results in a heartfelt but not so engaging or impactful film trying to give a relevant social message with a surprisingly contradictory conclusion.

Begin
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RAAZI - Confidently led by Alia, but full of cinematic liberties. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Based on a real life story, fictionalized by Harinder Singh Sikka in his novel CALLING SEHMAT (published in 2008), RAAZI was promoted as an ‘unknown true story’ of the 1971 war. But the plot is not entirely a novel one, as it was earlier seen in Anil Sharma’s THE HERO: Love story of a spy (2003) and Chetan Anand’s HINDUSTAN KI KASAM (1973), which interestingly also revolved around 1971 war.

As a film based on spy op
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What is repetitive and what might be the highlight of RAAZI. (A pre-release overview by Bobby Sing)

Meghna Gulzar’s latest offering RAAZI is the story of a girl who risks it all spying for India, marrying a Pakistani army officer as her mission. Featuring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead along an interesting cast ensemble, RAAZI shows promise, especially due to the one man associated with it, we know as GULZAR.

The father-daughter duo has worked together in Meghna’s earlier films too, but this time its different as its about ou
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VEERE DI WEDDING - If PUNCHNAMA or SWEETY was for the boys, then this is for the girls and a fairly entertaining one reaching its target audience. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Once again revolving around a Punjabi Wedding, Hindi Cinema continues to bank on Punjabi references in their key projects, but the word VEERE here in the title is not actually used for the brother (as in Punjabi). The film is about the individually chosen lives and relationships of four girls (as fast friends since school) and is certainly not any usual girls-movie witnessed by Hindi Cinema till date. It has its own controversial firsts which were actually also responsible for creating a wide-negativity in the social media j
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CARRY ON JATTA 2 (Punjabi) - Another routine, safe sequel based on the same old typical formula of mistaken identities. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Punjabi Cinema’s most successful phase began with both CARRY ON JATTA and JATT AND JULIET winning over the viewers in 2012. And since then comedies featuring a major star and (almost) same supporting cast have been the safest bet for the producers proved by many continuing successes till date.

The latest, long awaited sequel of CARRY ON JATTA also follows the same thought process and comes up with a pretty safe film based on an identical set-up, story-plot (exact opposite of it
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PHAMOUS - That is how you waste an exceptional cast ensemble missing a gifted opportunity. [TTP (To The Point) Review By Bobby Sing]

Interestingly the film titled PHAMOUS got released like an unknown, stuck film somehow reaching the theaters after a long struggle. And further adding to the irony it turned out to be a project that completely wastes each and every name included in its cast, who otherwise are all well-known established performers famous for their individual acting skills or screen presence.

Giving you a clear idea, imagine a film taking you back to the region of Chambal revolving around rifles, rivalries, ego clashes, exploitation, abductions and pol
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BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO - Repetitive, less engaging and a poor lifeless attempt, far behind the expectations from the director. (Review by Bobby Sing)

What was being expected from the film was an out of the box, fresh, Indian take on the concept of Superhero impressively conveyed by the well-designed artworks, posters and promos. But probably they worked much harder on the publicity campaign of the film than the film itself as it completely fails to make any kind of impact on the viewers except the honesty in its characterization of the three lead protagonists and the realistic references in the script.

BHAVESH JOSHI begins on an introspective note showcasing
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ARAMM (Tamil/2017) - An outstanding example of how real life inspired, hard hitting cinema can be made with focused conviction giving a strong social message. (Review by Bobby Sing)

A nation should ideally be called developed as per its abilities to deal with a crisis and the way it is capable of responding to sudden life threatening happenings requiring immediate action. Studying from that angle, we still stand far behind the developed nations and ARAMM (meaning Good Deed) brutally reveals the truth with its hard hitting real life inspired drama raising many pertinent questions. 

The extreme dualism in our governance comparing the metros and remote rural areas is
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MAHANATI (Telugu/2018) - A not to be missed informative, as well as rich cinematic experience for every true lover of Indian cinema. (Movies To See Before You Die - Biographical)

Brilliantly directed by the young & exceptionally talented Nag Ashwin, MAHANATI is a beautiful biopic of an immensely popular legendary actress of our Indian cinema. And can simply be quoted as a not to be missed 3 hours nostalgic journey back to the decades of 50s and 60s with a worth-praising presentation, cinematography, music and outstanding individual performances by the entire cast. 

But moving beyond the excellence achieved by the film in its various departments, would
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BIOSCOPEWALA - Not a pleasant extension of the cult story that can strictly be seen for a perfect Danny returning to the screen. (Review by Bobby Sing)

It’s indeed thoughtful as well as courageous to go for an adaptation as well as extension of one of the most famous stories of Rabindranath Tagore (KABULIWALA) converting the dry fruit seller (from Kabul) into a pathaan showing bioscope to the kids often visiting their local lanes.
 
However if you are expecting a pleasant, sweet, emotional and feel good take on the subject fondly remembering the Bengali or Hindi film from the black and white era then that would turn
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PARMANU - A crucial event over-simplified as a patriotic thriller resulting in an above average informative film. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Nationalist films are the current favourite genre of our Hindi filmmakers and PARMANU is the latest one in the list having its own share of deliberately added references and jingoism.

However, moving ahead of a few recent films made with a certain mindset or purpose, PARMANU thankfully scores as an informative film, enlightening people (especially the new generation) about a crucial event and achievement made by the country back in May 1998. INDIA conducted nuclear tests in Pohkran (Rajasthan) at that time, successfu
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HARJEETA (Punjabi) - A modest yet questionable attempt of making \'a too\' early biopic of a young sportsman of just 20. (An overview by Bobby Sing)

This particular project reveals a lot about our present state of mind, blindly following a trend (with the obvious commercial aims), without caring about the need, relevance or timing of a specific genre.
  
Explaining it further, this is about biopics that are logically known to be made after a person has some outstanding achievements to his/her credit in a particular stream or career (gaining experience of many years), setting an example that can strongly inspire the new and coming generatio
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ANGREZI MEIN KEHTE HAIN - Positive and sweet but that remains its only merit apart from a few likable performances. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Commencing with soothing music, nice vocals and the visuals of ghats at Varanasi, ANGREZI MEIN KEHTE HAIN makes a lot of promises as a charming, thoughtful film in its opening sequences. And then the middle class characters enjoying life in their small homes and limited income, further make a favourable impact on the viewers raising the expecations.

However, the highly relatable content starts losing the connect making a far lesser impact in the latter part of the film despite all capable performers. And both the wri
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NUDE (Marathi) - A worth appreciating bold attempt that avoids going into the dark regions of its well-chosen subject. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Giving you the early story, the film got sidelined in last year’s International Film Festival of India creating a controversy, but the makers chose to remain silent, unlike the makers of S-DURGA receiving the same treatment in the event. But as always the controversy actually brought forward the two films and the readers/viewers got to know about them quite early before their official release. 

As a brave attempt aptly titled NUDE, this is probably the first Indian film on the well-chosen
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WILD WILD COUNTRY (Documentary) - Its more about America\'s hidden fear, hate, a failed social experiment in Rajneeshpuram and Sheela, instead of the mystic master OSHO or his spiritual works. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Directed by Chapman and Maclain Way, WILD WILD COUNTRY is a more than six hour long documentary focusing on a major phase or controversy in the life of Indian mystic master OSHO, happening in Oregon, America. 

Then known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, it’s a brilliant film in terms of making, background score and rare archival footage edited together in a highly engaging manner. But at the same time, has been made with a specific purpose solely talking about a certain time period of the 80s, w
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BAAGHI 2 – An interesting premise messed up with all typical filmy insertions and forced action. (Review By Bobby Sing)

As the film began on a thrilling note introducing Tiger Shroff as a military officer, I thought probably this time we have a better remake in hand in comparison to the original Telugu film KSHANAM (2016), where the lead actor was shown to be a (more realistic) ‘non-gym freak’ businessman working abroad.

However the positive assumption got proved wrong in the very next scene itself, where our Hindi film hero began beating the inspector and every single policeman in t
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SAJJAN SINGH RANGROOT (Punjabi) - The first War Movie of Punjabi Cinema is largely a winner but needs to be seen with controlled expectations. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

Taking you back in the times of pre-independence era of World War I, when Indian soldiers were taken abroad for assisting the British forces, SAJJAN SINGH RANGROOT directed by Pankaj Batra has its visible limitations, but it doesn’t disappoint and turns out be a mostly impressive film satisfying its target audience.
 
Stating the merits first, it has many wonderful moments of clashes between the Indian and British soldiers in the first half, subtly addressing the crucial
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HICHKI - A worth watching motivational film amalgamating two inspired subjects supported by all fabulous performances. (Review By Bobby Sing)
Making a comeback after a long gap of 8 years (post WE ARE FAMILY in 2010) director Siddharth Malhotra brings yet another official adaptation (of Brad Cohen’s autobiographical book FRONT OF THE CLASS: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had, also adapted as a TV film with the same title) and delivers a much better film addressing the younger audience in particular. Based on the life experiences of a character suffering from a neurological condition call
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KUCHH BHEEGE ALFAAZ - A familiar, repetitive film saved by the fresh likable faces and their honest acts. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

Director Onir is known for his thoughtful, offbeat films having some surprise elements. But unfortunately he hasn’t delivered any outstanding, worth-watching project post the thought provoking I AM released in 2010. Though his latest venture is much better than his last forgettable SHAB released in 2017, still it’s not anything exceptionally great, surprisingly based on an overused, familiar theme that wasn’t really expected from the courageous director.

 
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AIYAARY - A big disappointment, poorly written and executed by the supremely talented Neeraj Pandey. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

Though the promos couldn’t create any pre-release excitement, still at least a decent thriller was expected from the supremley talented Neeraj Pandey, who has yet not delivered a dud in his career till date. However the winning streak sadly finds a break in AIYAARY, that nowhere seems to be a film directed by the same Neeraj Pandey of A WEDNESDAY, SPECIAL 26, BABY and M.S. DHONI fame.

Personally I always assumed Neeraj’s film to be a fast paced,
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KUTTRAM 23 (Tamil / 2017) - It simply stuns you with its revelations solving the strange case of murder of three pregnant women. (Review by Bobby Sing)

A powerful crime thriller based on the case of a series of murders of three otherwise well-off pregnant women, KUTTRAM 23 (meaning Crime 23) simply stuns the viewer with its revelations solving the strange case and also exposes a shocking medical scam undertaken by a well-known city hospital and its reputed doctors.

Beginning with the twin murder of a Father in the church and a lady confessing her sin, the film slowly heads towards it ‘shocking plot’ (post the usual romance) and then suddenly has an unexp
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THONDIMUTHALUM DRIKSAKSHIYUM (Malayalam / 2017) - Incredibly charming real life cinema that gives you so much to cheer and praise wholeheartedly. (Movies To See Before You Die - Thriller / Drama)

The title in Malayalam means \'The Exhibits and The Eyewitness\', and the film is one of the most charming human dramas witnessed in the recent decades as an intelligently crafted black comedy commenting upon various aspects of our society, focusing on a police station.

Cinema is all about storytelling and THONDIMUTHALUM DRIKSAKSHIYUM simply amazes you with its basic story plot written by Sajeev Pazhoor, that remains unimaginable and unpredictable right till the finale ending on
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THUPPARIVAALAN (Tamil / 2017) - A stylishly conceived, entertaining investigative thriller inspired from Sherlock Holmes. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]

Written and directed by Myyskin, THUPPARIVAALAN (meaning Sleuth) is a Tamil detective crime thriller inspired from Arthur Conan Doyle\'s characters Sherlock Holmes and his friendly assistant Watson (mentioned in its opening credits). Vishal, plays the eccentric, restless detective in the film who is desperately looking for a case when a little boy comes to him reporting a surprising murder of his pet dog with a bullet. The detective takes up the cas
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THEERAN ADHIGAARAM ONDRU (Tamil/2017) - A rock solid, action packed crime thriller revolving around a scary real life case. (Review by Bobby Sing)

An outstanding, edge of the seat, solid, action packed investigation thriller, THEERAN ADHIGAARAM ONDRU (meaning Brave - Chapter One) is Tamil film written and directed by H. Vinoth based on all true events of Operation Bawarja Case. A rare investigation, wherein a group of ruthless unknown killers were tracked down by the key officers of Tamil Nadu police from Uttar Pradesh post a long painful search all over the country about a decade back. 

The heavily armed dac
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COCO (English/Animation/2017) - A rare expressive masterpiece that presents the world of The DEAD so adorably like never before. (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama / Animation)

As mentioned in the detailed review available at the link below, I never assumed or expected the subject of DEATH or \'The Feelings of The Dead\' would ever be the core theme of an animated film and its characters narrated so effectively. 
 
Coming as a pleasant surprise COCO does the rare, unexpected magic on the screen talking about The Land of the Dead and this is a film that urgently deserves to be seen rediscovering the important concept
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TIGER ZINDA HAI - Solely focusing on action and guns this simply makes a mess of a potential real life plot. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

The sequel to EK THA TIGER (2012) coming after a gap of five years is a perfect example of how a ‘star-led commercial venture’ completely ruins an otherwise potential plot based on a real life event.

Revealing the actual scenario, here at one end director Ali Abbas Zafar thoughtfully adapts the scary ‘Indian Nurses Abduction’ incident of 2014 in his sequel TIGER ZINDA HAI, but on the other simply forgets to give any kind of emphasis on their tragic st
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Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi in English film ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. (Did You Know Facts of Hindi Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Friends into watching experimental films made in the west might already be knowing about the presence of three Hindi film songs in the backdrop of one of the key sequences of English film ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) - that happens to be an unusual Science fiction/romantic drama directed by Michel Gondry.
 
Interestingly the three songs have been used in a particular sequence and they are: 


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Two meaningful short films/videos on CHHATH Puja representing the New INDIA. (Articles on Music, Poetry and Life by Bobby Sing)

Chhath Puja is a Hindu festival widely celebrated in the regions of Bihar, Jharkhand, and UP, along with people working or settled in other parts of the country and abroad remembering their traditional values and culture.

The detailed article in the link given below shares info about two meaningful short films/videos on the subject that deserve to be seen by all irrespective of their region or religions.

Complete article on CHHATH PUJA by Bobby Sing at UCNews portal : 

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NEWTON - Do watch it for its enlightening realistic depiction and performances, but don\'t expect it to be a comedy wrongly interpreting the trailer. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing)
A fine political satire revealing the ground reality of the way elections are held in the remote Naxalites influenced areas in our country, NEWTON deserves to be given a chance as an important offbeat film made on a fresh, enlightening subject never dealt before. At the same time, the film doesn’t have any highly engrossing, entertaining comic narration, one might be wrongly assuming post watching its witty trailer.
 
The film needs to be seen for its hard-hitting subject and enjoyable pe
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HASEENA PARKAR - Another repetitive, unnecessary film made on a subject nobody is interested in. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing)

As if DADDY (made on the life of Mumbai’s Arun Gawli released recently) was not enough, this week we have another film based on repetitive gangsters, gang-wars and the underworld rule in the 90s with nothing fresh or novel. However for a change, this time its about a female controversial figure as Dawood’s sister operating in Mumbai on her brother’s behalf.

But unfortunately even this novel change offers nothing beyond the seen before or the usual and that too enrolling the actors who don&r
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BHOOMI - A poorly executed film based on an alarmingly relevant subject lacking the emotional connect. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing)

The mediocrity witnessed in the first two films of director Omung Kumar continues in his latest BHOOMI, but this time he dips even further making a terribly bad or rather horrible movie talking about an alarmingly relevant social issue without establishing any kind of emotional connect with the viewers. 

In few words, when a director suddenly comes up with a raunchy item number of Sunny Leone post intermission after dealing with a single father-daughter relationship, her brutal
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Why are we making two almost similar films simultaneously even in this well-connected era? (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Before the social networking revolution in the new millennium, we had many instances of films being made on the same subject almost simultaneously (may be because of lack of communication or else) like:

A. Amitabh Bachchan’s INQUILAAB and Rajesh Khanna’s AAJ KAA M.L.A RAM AVATAR in 1984.

B. Amitabh’s TOOFAN and JAADUGAR being made at the same time around 1989. 
 
C. PARAMPARA/KSHATRIYA and
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5 Punjabi Family Entertainers for your great evenings together. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Comic, family entertainers have been the most preferred and successful genre in Punjabi Cinema till date. And the detailed article at the link given below shares 5 most appreciated (recent) Punjabi films that deserve to be seen together with the family having a good time.

The five films are:

VEKH BARATAAN CHALIYAAN
MANJE BISTRE
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TOILET: Ek Prem Katha and its similarities with other films. (Articles on Inspired Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Reportedly inspired as well as made in support of The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan started by The Government of India, Akshay Kumar’s latest venture unusually titled TOILET: Ek Prem Katha has more than one probable source of inspiration in the following films.

A. A short film titled MANINI. 
B. Film GUTRUN GUTARGUN
C. The National Award winning Tamil film J
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JOKER (Tamil/2016) - A shocking, political satire revealing the other side of The TOILET. (Review by Bobby Sing)

By now one must have seen and read a lot about Akshay Kumar’s TOILET: Ek Prem Katha made with the noble motive of supporting the Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan initiative of Government of India, especially targeting the rural regions.

However, while going through most of the reviews or write-ups on the film, I could rarely find anyone writing or even mentioning the original and most important film on this burning subject, purposefully titled JOKER (Tamil/2016) that also won the NATIONA
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JORA 10 NUMBARIA - 7 promising features of this upcoming Punjabi political thriller. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

Breaking through the set patterns of Punjabi Cinema majorly into light-hearted family comedies and a few limited genres, JORA 10 NUMBARIA is one of those courageous promising projects sincerely willing to bring that much awaited change in Punjabi film industry and its viewership. Interestingly this also happens to be the comeback venture of the most loved veteran of Hindi cinema Dharmendra, once again featuring in a Punjabi film after a long gap.

The detailed article avai
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Post Irrfan now Nawazuddin is getting caught in an avoidable image-trap. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)
Nawazuddin plays the role of a hit man Babu Bihari in his latest BUBUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAAZ, that strongly reminds you of his similar roles in both GANGS OF WASSEYPUR (Part 2) and RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 giving a strong feeling of Deja-Vu. Ideally this should raise an alarming signal for the exceptionally outstanding actor to take care of this ‘highly probable image trap’ at the earliest. 
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BABUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAAZ - Tries too hard to be bold and entertaining wasting a potential plot. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)
The detailed review of BABUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAAZ by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.
 
 
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A GENTLEMAN - Sadly the director duo still thinks STYLE is everything instead of CONTENT. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

The detailed review of A GENTLEMAN by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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TAKE OFF (Malayalam/2017) - A brave, realistic depiction of a terrifying real life incident that deserves to be seen as a must. (Review by Bobby Sing)

In 2014, a big group of Indian nurses working in Tikrit-Iraq were abducted by the ISIS terrorist group for days before they got rescued with some timely political pressure built. A fearless member of the group played an important role in this operation constantly communicating with the Indian authorities risking her own life and TAKE OFF is fictional presentation of the event that simply excels in its execution leaving a solid impact.

The film begins with a family drama and grabs you right away from its very first sc
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ANGAMALY DIARIES (Malayalam/2017) - Do watch it for its sincere and brutal execution featuring all amazing debutants. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]

A crime thriller revolving around young gangsters and gang wars operating in the local regions, ANGAMALY DIARIES won a wide critical acclaim along with box office success majorly because of its rustic craft, realistic depiction and style of filmmaking, much more than its thin storyline or the basic theme.
 
Putting it honestly, the film hasn’t got anything fresh to convey in terms of subject or plot, but it becomes a winner because of the way director Lijo Jose Pellissery
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SWADES was actually a TV serial episode from the 90s made into a film. (Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

SWADES completes 13 years in 2017 and remembering the classic winning more appreciation (in the later years) than its box office returns on the release, this is about the undisclosed fact that the film’s initial part was actually based on a TV Serial episode featuring actor turned writer-director Ashutosh Gowariker in the lead back in the mid-90s.

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The detailed article by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.
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MONSOON SHOOTOUT - A below average crime thriller with an interesting, experimental plot as its only merit. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

Completed and screened at Cannes Film Festival way back around 2013, this is a perfect example of how DESTINY turns the table with time and a film manages to get release due to a supporting actor instead of its leading hero after a gap of four long years.

The fact gets a visible support as MONSOON SHOOTOUT releases with newly designed posters wherein the not so prominent negative character of the film (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) gets bigger and the actual hero (Vijay Verma
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The Superstar RAJINIKANTH and a weird laboratory experimenting with animals. (DID YOU KNOW Facts of Hindi Cinema by Bobby Sing)

SUPERSTAR was a term discovered by the media to describe the impressive rise of Rajesh Khanna in the early 70s. It later got transferred to the ‘Angry Young Man’ Amitabh Bachchan. And since the last decade is being unanimously used to denote the unbelievable craze for the one and only Rajinikanth – both within the country and in the Indians living abroad beyond any close comparison.
 
Making an impactful debut in Hind
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36 CHOWRINGHEE LANE (English/1981) - The story behind its making, unique features and the OSCARS. (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama / Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing)

The detailed article on the film by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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FIRANGI - Why is everyone more than willing to ridicule this otherwise average entertainer. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Making a bad start with all uninteresting promos and trailers, FIRANGI actually comes out to be much better film than expected in terms of a courageous subject adapted by Kapil and his team in just his second film.

Yes, FIRANGI lacks a lot in its various departments. But it isn’t any awful or completely unbearable film too, provided one is ready to watch something else than comedy in a Kapil Sharma film.
 
Ratings : 2.5 + 0.5 / 5

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DEV ANAND’s enlightening views on Death, Maturity and living life with Creativity. (Few Life Inspiring Words and Positive Shares by Bobby Sing)

Dev Anand - the man who redefined the word ‘Evergreen’ in his own style, shares his life teaching views on Death, Maturity and Creativity in his valuable interview with Simi Grewal in her famous TV series.

The detailed article on DEV ANAND’s views by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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MUHAFIZ (IN CUSTODY) - A not to be missed gem of Shashi Kapoor.
A classic film about India’s adorable Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, Urdu poetry, its eminent poets and the way we treat our stalwarts in their final years, watching MUHAFIZ will be a befitting tribute to the legendary artist, Shashi Kapoor – who successfully ventured into mainstream movies, meaningful cinema and the theater altogether like a true visionary.
 
The detailed article on MUHAFIZ (IN CUSTODY) by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link
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FUKREY RETURNS - Too casually written sequel with only Varun Sharma & Pankaj Tripathi as the two entertaining saviors. (Review by Bobby Sing)
Coming as another sequel following the trend FUKREY RETURNS doesn’t display any quality finesse in its writing or execution compared to the original film. But despite its too casual execution having many silly absurdities, the film still has two entertaining saviors in the cast as Varun Sharma (Choocha) and Pankaj Tripathi (Pandit Ji) generating the timely laughters.
 
So FUKREY RETURNS can be seen for j
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RIBBON - It may not be perfect, but this is what actually needs to be seen, discussed and talked about by all. (Review by Bobby Sing)

Contrary to what is being spread and wrongly taught these days, an artistic medium is not just for providing entertainment to the people or offering them some relief moments. An artistic medium be it music, poetry, painting, writing, drama, cinema or any other form of expression has also got the responsibility of pointing towards the alarming issues of our society reaching out to the masses, forcing them to think before its too late.

Adding further, creative minds are not supposed to give solutions, but raise questions abou
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TUMHARI SULU - A good film that keeps struggling to rise above \'just good\'. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

One of the biggest problems of Hindi Cinema is that even if it goes for a fresh plot, it does that half-heartedly making way for many unrequired songs (recreated tracks) and more focusing on the ‘star’ alone, seriously hampering the entire project. 

TUMHARI SULU also remains one of the above mentioned films, that can surely be called a fine debut attempt by director Suresh Triveni in terms of enjoyable, natural performances and a realistic ambience. However overall it still remains j
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AKSAR 2 - An unnecessary sequel made following the worthless trend. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

Making sequels that are not at all related to their original film as some kind of series is the new norm followed by Hindi Cinema, which is nothing but another shortcut designed to have some quick bucks. So here we yet again have a similar sequel that completely misses the most important feature of its original and that is a hit soundtrack.

 
In fact AKSAR (2006) can easily be quoted as a film that worked more because of its music than anything else, which is nowhere to be found in the so called (u
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Irony of Indian Cinema - Where even censored films can be dropped and violently opposed. (An overview by Bobby Sing)

Two films selected by the appointed Jury of this year’s International Film Festival of India, got pulled off by the authorities without any information given to the head or members. One of them also had its title changed as per the censor board instructions. Revolting against the act, the jury head resigns. On the other side a theater gets vandalized for showing the already censored trailer of upcoming PADMAVATI.

 
And all this happens for the content that has been legally ce
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QARIB QARIB SINGLLE - Not as bright, lively and entertaining as its trailer. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

The short review of QARIB QARIB SINGLLE by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.


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SHAADI MEIN ZAROOR AANA - Do attend this marriage that could have been a lot better with an UNHAPPY ending. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

The short review of SHAADI MEIN ZAROOR AANA by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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TAKE OFF (Malayalam) & TIGER ZINDA HAI (Hindi) - 2 distinctive visions of our Indian Cinema. (An overview by Bobby Sing)

A group of Indian nurses working in Iraq were abducted by the ISIS terrorists back in 2014 making an international news, who later got rescued post several efforts made by the ministry and many others as a collective mission.

The incident got adapted as the backdrop of an exceptional Malayalam movie TAKE OFF released in March 2017. And now we have Salman Khan’s upcoming TIGER ZINDA HAI also talking about the same with an entirely different vision.

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ITTEFAQ - Neither any engaging murder mystery nor an exact remake of Yash Chopra’s inspired classic. (Beyond The Review By Bobby Sing)

The detailed review of ITTEFAQ by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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BHALWAN SINGH (Punjabi) - An unconvincing and convenient period drama with decent lead performances. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

The detailed review of BHALWAN SINGH by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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VILLAIN (Malayalam) - Mohanlal is the only one shining in this average thriller. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)
Mohanlal and Vishal as the two rivals in a crime thriller titled VILLAIN certainly raised the expectations to a different level altogether before the film’s release. But at times, even masters falter in their efforts, getting lost in their own ‘between the lines’ strong messages forgetting the general audience.
 
In fact that’s exactly what happens with VILLAIN which otherwise comes up with a decent thought of “Everything is Gr
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JIA AUR JIA - Criminally wastes two talented actors so irresponsibly. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

The names of Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin (in particular) used to ensure a decently watchable film made on a not so routine stuff with a difference. But unfortunately that myth stands broken with JIA AUR JIA as neither the film is even watchable as a mere time-pass nor it has any novel, experimental subject based on the same overused plot of a protagonist suffering from ‘terminal illness\'.

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RUKH - Pretty slow, unexciting but an intense, performance oriented thriller with an emotional twist. (Review by Bobby Sing)

RUKH actually made be sad, as this certainly could have been such an exciting thriller with the entire investigations moving on one track and the suspense coming out to be completely different with a touching emotional twist making a solid impact. 

But unfortunately the film doesn’t come up with any such exciting execution and probably was made by the talented debut director Atanu Mukherjee with a fixed mindset of presenting it as an off-beat, festival friendly film for his own reasons. As
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The iconic climax of DDLJ (1995) and its link with Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965) and Billy Wilder. (Did You Know Facts by Bobby Sing)

Railway platforms have been an integral part of our Hindi cinema in the last millennium and there have been numerous films with their emotional concluding sequences shot at the location (or set) bringing in the last moment excitement. 

With air-travel becoming the new-norm post the 90s, the scenario changed to airports instead of railway platforms in the spirited climax of our love stories. But still, one of most successful, loved and cherished romantic films of Hindi cinema DDLJ, had its climax shot on the rail
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BAISHE SRABON (Bengali / 2011) - A must watch dark, unusual serial killer film with a unique culmination. (Review By Bobby Sing)

Based on a gripping psychological plot, this is not just a technically well-made film revolving around a serial killer, but is a unique, praiseworthy project that gives you much more than an engrossing, satisfying mystery, especially to a non-Bengali viewer, not aware of such interesting details of the language and its literary culture. 

The film is a poetic thriller based on the search of a psychopath serial killer who leaves a Bengali poem next to the body of his every victim, printed in the same style with some hidden clues l
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GOLMAAL AGAIN - Offers a fairly good time in the theater with a thoroughly enjoyable first half and an average second. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing)

The detailed review of GOLMAAL AGAIN by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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SECRET SUPERSTAR - Entertaining but also misguiding in terms of talent, struggle and success. (Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing giving you the real scenario)

The detailed review of SECRET SUPERSTAR by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

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A rare, interesting glitch in a famous song from the classic MOTHER INDIA. (Did You Know Facts of Hindi Cinema by Bobby Sing)

As one of the most celebrated, quoted and inspirational Indian film, Mehboob Khan’s MOTHER INDIA needs no introduction of any kind to a lover of Hindi cinema. And it actually remains the film sowing the seeds of the famous ‘Angry Young Man’ era in Hindi cinema resulting in classic gems such as GANGA JAMUNA, DEEWAAR and many more.

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