Archive for the ‘Year 2007 and Before’ Category
NOT ONLY MRS. RAUT (2003 – Marathi) – A lesser known award winning film, questioning our biased social norms and legal system. (Review by Bobby Sing)Posted: 3 January, 2016 in 4. Reviews of Latest Films Released, Year 2007 and Before
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VETTAIYAADU VILAIYAADU (HUNT & PLAY) (2006 – Tamil) – A bold & engrossing investigative thriller but along with a usual, forced in romantic sub-plot. (Review By Bobby Sing)Posted: 21 June, 2014 in 4. Reviews of Latest Films Released, Year 2007 and Before
Tags: Gautham Menon's Crime Thrillers, HUNT & PLAY Dubbed Hindi Film Review By Bobby Sing, Kamal Hassan Investigative Thrillers, REgional Movies Reviews by Bobby Sing, Tamil Movie Reviews By Bobby Sing, VETTAIYAADU VILAIYAADU (Tamil - 2006) Sing, Worth Watching Crime Mystery Movies from India, Worth Watching Regional Cinema of India List by Bobby Sing
Tags: Aamir Khan, Bollywood Latest Releases., Darsheel, Hindi Films Reveiws, Indian Oscar Entry, Ishaan, Movie Reviews, Taare Zameen Par
Words fell short as I start writing about this impressive emotional movie from “Aamir Khan” & his team. Unarguably the film deserves a standing ovation for its unusual content and for its near perfect execution. The impact I felt after viewing it was quite similar to what I felt after watching movies of great film makers like Bimol Roy and Guru Dutt.
Aamir Khan delivers what was expected from him, an out of the routine, emotional, memorable and enlightening film which is capable of bringing changes in the lives of many families. The film revolves around a boy who is facing difficulties in studies and his teacher who comes in his life as a morning breeze. The film emphasizes completely on the character of the child, his thoughts and it’s a journey into the imaginative world of his mind. The visual interpretation of what he is thinking is innovatively shot and is a visual treat to watch.
Aamir Khan is a thinking brain with a heart of gold and that he has proved with his directorial venture. He has the guts of following his heart and coming out with an unconventional film like this. Another merit of the film is that it is not preachy, it teaches along with providing the required entertainment to the viewers.
The film talks about a condition of a child who is finding tough to compete with his classmates but it never talks about it as a disease or a mental disorder to cure. Aamir focuses on the fact that we got to give proper attention to all kids as everyone has his own areas of abilities. He also pin points on to the parents who always want their children to score in their studies and just ignore the other aspects of life relating to art and culture.
Darsheel Safary, the eight year old child has given a stunning performance. He is not acting, he is emoting his character and has done his part so well that he even overshadows the subtle and cool performance of Aamir. Another actor to watch out is Tisca Chopra as the mother of the child. She is just perfect and makes you remember the motherly touch in your childhood days. The scenes of Aamir with the father of the child are the most effective in the movie. The lyrics of Prasoon Joshi are above than the music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. They both are more impressive while watching the movie.
In short, it’s the movie which should be watched as a compulsion by all parents along with their children (would be parents too) and also by all the teachers who should feel the responsibility they have towards each & every child they teach.
Concluding my review I would like to request my Indian film lovers that this is a movie which is meant to be watched without munching the popcorn and rightfully deserves a respectful viewing. Hats off to Aamir Khan and Thanks for giving us “Taare Zameen Par”.
The movie is simply above the star rating system……
Tags: Anil Kapoor, Bollywood Hits, Hindi Movies Reveiws, Inspired Movie, Nana Patekar, Welcome
The latest in the inspired comedy series is this laugh riot which is full of stars. The basic plot is inspired from the Hugh Grant movie “Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999) & “Marrying the Mafia” (Korea). Even the hero’s profession is kept same as an art house auctioneer. But then the script takes on indianized plots and tries to make you laugh through comic sequences. No doubt the promotional packaging was superb which surely gave the movie a big initial draw at the cinema houses. But the content is rather not impressive and its like several comedy sequences joined together. The focus of the screenplay keeps shifting from one plot to another.
The biggest disappointment is that it has less of Akshay and the viewer keeps waiting for the scenes with his brilliant timing. There is more of Anil Kapoor & Nana Patekar as two dons. Nana is kind of same with his expected mannerisms but Anil is superb and acts like he is enjoying every minute of his act. He even looks a lot younger than his age. Feroz Khan looks graceful but is loud at some scenes. He has more scenes in the climax of the movie and is also introduced after the interval. The heroines are only there for the glamour quotient of the movie and could not ask for more in this heavy star cast movie.
The first half of the movie has many unwanted sequences which are only inserted to create laughter and have nothing to do with the screenplay. But the film gains momentum in the second half when Vijay Raaz enters as a phony film director. Infact in my opinion this plot of making Nana an actor in a fake film should have been the highlight of the movie, which could create more laughter’s in the cinema. The songs are all inserted as usual and only few are hummable.
The best part of the movie comes towards the climax after Katrina accidently shoots the son of Feroz Khan. The chase and the play with the dead body afterwards is surely hilarious. It is the main highlight of the movie as you get to see some quality comedy scenes and timing in this.
In all the film is not as expected but still will brings audiences to the cinemas due to the superb promotional packaging, immensely popular catchy title song “Welcome” and due to the current hot thing in Bollywood – Akshay Kumar.
Rating : 2 Stars
Tags: Guru Dutt, Khoya Khoya Chand, Madhubala, Soha Ali Khan, Sudhir Mishra
Its an attempted journey into the film world of 60s when writing was an important aspect of films and many writers became directors of their movies. The ambience of the 60’s film industry is captured rightly to some extent as its all mostly indoors and vintage cars. But the film does not impress and fails to make an impact. The viewer does not relate to the happenings and cannot feel anything for the characters. The story has its plots pointing towards the life of Guru Dutt, Gulzar & Madhubala.
The script before the interval seems like pieces joined together. It only gets its grip after the interval but till then the audiences have lost hopes. Its as if we are watching a well made documentary on how the films were made in the 60s and how the artists related in their personal lives.
After seeing the flick one is forced to believe that the casting couch existed in the film industry long time back too and everybody had illegitimate relations around them.
Performaces wise Soha Ali Khan tries her best which shows from her effort but she looks too young and immature to play the role. Her act is satisfactory but she lacks the depth demanded by the script. Shiney Ahuja is impressive but gets loud at some places. The best act comes from Saurabh Shukla as the punjabi producer and he looks superb and very enjoyable. The music is good but doesnt have any memorable song. Only the title song scores the highest among the all.
Overall its an average movie with insights on the Indian Film Making System. But surely much more was expected from Sudhir Mishra who gave us “Hazaron Khwaishen Aisee” & “Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin”
Ratings : 2 Stars
(Go for it if you want to take a look how films were made in the 60’s)
Tags: Dus Kahaniyan, Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Kapoor, White Feather Films
1. Puranmaasi (Amrita Singh, Minisha Lamba and Parmeet Sethi)
If this short story does not inspire our film-makers to look into our own literature in Hindi, Urdu & Punjabi for new subjects then no one can inspire us really.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar its based on the short story of Kartar Singh Duggal. The plot is so powerful and shockingly impactful that you feel surprised, why it was not adopted for a complete movie. The most impressive of the 10 and unarguably the best part of the movie. You will only remember this at the back of the mind after watching all the 10.
Other Good Stories
2. Strangers in the night (Neha Dhupia, Mahesh Manjrekar)
(Good use of surprise element, human touch and sensuality)
3. Zahir (Manoj Bajpai, Dia Mirza)
(You find it funny as you get to know the real thing though its quite serious)
4. Rice Plate (Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah)
Though he does a fine job but the similarities with the short film “The Lunch Date” (1989) are really questionable.
Check out : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100076/plotsummary
Below Average Stories
5. Matrimony (Mandira Bedi, Arbaz Khan and Sudhanshu Pandey)
(On Out of marriage Relations told many times)
(About a drug addict couple..Not impressive)
7. Love Dale (Anupam Kher, Aftab Shivdasani and Neha Oberoi)
(Follows the “Darna Mana Hai” tradition with Ghosts)
8. Sex on the Beach (Dino Morea and Tareena Patel)
(This too follows the “Darna Mana Hai” Ghost thing)
9. Gubbare (Anita Hasnandani, Nana Patekar and Rohit Roy)
(Again on “Darna Mana Hai” lines)
10. Rise and Fall (Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty)
(Gang Fights and Stunts……Just Passable) (Alos an inspired one)
Tags: aaja Nachle, Comeback, Madhuri Dixit, The Queen returns, Yashraj Movies