DR. BEZBARUAH 2 (2023)

An outrageous crowd-pleaser that plays to its strengths and the charisma of its stars — Ambar Chatterjee Dan Brown once said during a masterclass that it is extremely important for a writer to know the ending of his story even before he has commenced writing the rest of it. Once he knows the ending, he…

JOLSOBI (2023)

A fantastically directed, deeply personal and heartbreaking story of broken dreams and promises — Ambar Chatterjee Jolsobi was a welcome change of pace and narrative style for me. The film-scape these days is overcrowded with breakneck storytelling or films that are so dense in their plots and narrative elements that it is hard to keep track…

RAJNEETI – PART 1 (2022)

Zubeen Garg’s Rajneeti: Part1 is over-the-top masala entertainment done right! — Ambar Chatterjee Rajneeti: Part 1 is a political thriller that chronicles the story of two childhood friends. One is the chief minister of the state (Sanjeeb Sarma) and the other is the editor-in-chief (Tapan Das) of a leading new channel. The chief minister (CM) is…

RUDRANEEL UTTARPURUX (2022)

Finally! Assam has her own “Deductionist” … His name is Rudra Dowerah! — Ambar Chatterjee Rudraneel Uttarpurux for me was like the unforgettably tasty and soul-nourishing “Dal” that my mom would prepare when I was in school. I knew its taste, its aroma, and its gentle warmth all too well but every time she poured it…

SHADOW ASSASSINS (2022)

The story of a man’s metamorphosis in the backdrop of Assam’s “secret killings” is an intriguing watch — Ambar Chatterjee A film like Shadow Assassins is particularly difficult to review because it gets almost an equal number of things right and wrong at the same time. It isn’t every day that you see a film about Assam,…

GHOST OF MAAIKHULI (2022)

Exhilarating, violent, primal! Pankaj Soram’s passion project delivers a knockout punch — Ambar Chatterjee Change is good. Trying different things is good. Taking a radically different approach to storytelling is good. In line with what shaheed Manoj Pandey once famously said, “some goals are so worthy that it is glorious even to fail in their…

MEGH (2020)

Kripal Kalita’s spiritual prequel to Bridge is a requiem for disconsolate existence — Ambar Chatterjee Kripal Kalita’s national award-winning Bridge was taken down from theaters today after playing for just one week. This underlines one of the major problems plaguing the Assamese film industry where its own films seldom get a sufficient number of screens or the…

BRIDGE (2022)

Kripal Kalita’s Bridge is a heartfelt ode to Jonaki’s dreams and aspirations — Ambar Chatterjee Kripal Kalita’s Bridge won the national award for Best Assamese film at the 68th National Film Awards and for good reasons. The film chronicles the journey of Jonaki (Shiva Rani Kalita), a girl with a heart of gold and an iron will as she…

TROJAN (2022)

5 reasons that make Trojan a worthy watch! — Ambar Chatterjee Trojan is a new Assamese series directed by Dhruva J Bordoloi and Himjyoti Talukdar streaming on Reeldrama. The series follows an investigation revolving around a ransomware attack on a fictional bank. For the uninitiated, a ransomware attack is when external entities take control of a…

BULU FILM (2022)

A devastating dive into the abyss of helplessness and the tragedy emanating out of meager needs — Ambar Chatterjee I went into Bulu Film expecting an efficiently done situational comedy which it did turn out to be for at least the first half and a large chunk of the second half. However, how the film culminated horrified…

KOLONGPAR (2022)

Release Date: 28/08/2022 Platform: CND Play Cast: Kamal Lochan, Stuti Choudhury, Mintu Baruah, Chinmoy Kotoky Director: Mrinmoy Saikia One of the best Axomia web series in years? — Ambar Chatterjee The enormity of the drug trade in Assam dawned on me only after the news of police gunning down drug peddlers and numerous drug busts…

GUWAHATI DIARIES (2022)

Release Date: 15/07/2022 Cast: Barsha Rani Bishaya, Urmila Mahanta, Arghadeep Baruah, Udayan Duarah, Naaz Sultana, Rajeev Lal Baruah Director: Prasant Saikia A poignant and powerful film that is characterized by heartfelt performances and skillful direction — Ambar Chatterjee A film like Guwahati Diaries is very challenging to review as even though it sorely lacks the entertainment quotient…