GUMNAAMI (2019)

Release Date: 02/10/2019 Cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Anirban Bhattacharya, Tanusree Chakraborty, Biplab Dasgupta, Shyamal Chakraborty Director: Srijit Mukherji Anuj Dhar made it his life’s work to uncover the secrets surrounding the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his life after the alleged plane crash. He believed that Netaji didn’t die in that fateful plane crash…

VINCI DA (2019)

Release Date: 12/04/2019 Cast: Rudranil Ghosh, Ritwick Chakraborty, Anirban Bhattacharya, Sohini Sarkar Director: Srijit Mukherji Vinci Da got his name during a tea table argument with two other gentlemen who were hollering over the greatness Van Gough, Dali, etc. Vinca Da got christened as such because of his undying reverence for Da Vinci. The men…

BIRD OF DUSK (2019)

Release Date: 1/2/2019 Director: Sangeeta Datta Cast: Rituparno Ghosh, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Aparna Sen, Mir, Kaushik Ganguly, Konkana Sen Sharma, Aishwarya Rai, Arjun Rampal. Bird of Dusk is a documentary on the acclaimed and colorful Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh. The documentary tries to draw a picture of the man as he grows from a…

SHAH JAHAN REGENCY (2019)

Director: Srijit Mukherjee Cast: Parambrata Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Anjan Dutt, Anirban Bhattacharya, Mamata Shankar, Rittika Sen, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh. Release Date: 18/01/2019 Shah Jahan Regency is a remake of Chowringhee (Uttam Kumar, 1968) which was based on acclaimed writer Shankar’s novel of the same name. As I was about to walk…

ASCHHE ABAR SHABOR (2018)

Release Date: 19/01/2018 Cast: Saswata Chatterjee, Subhrajeet Dutta, Gaurav Chakraborty, Indraneil Sengupta, Lolita Chatterjee, Anindya Chattopadhyay, Anjana Basu, Mir Afsar Ali Director: Arindam Sil Shabor Dasgupta (Saswata Chatterjee) comes back to solve the grisly rape and murder of two women that though feels disconnected is tied together by a common manner of killing and some shadowy…

EK JE CHILO RAJA (2018)

Release Date: 12/10/2018 Director: Srijit Mukherji Cast: Jisshu Sengupta, Anjan Dutt, Anirban Bhattacharya, Aparna Sen, Jaya Ahsan, Rudranil Ghosh Based on the almost unbelievable “Bhowal Sanyasi court case”, Ek Je Chilo Raja chronicles the story Raja Mahendra Kumar Chowdhury (Jisshu Sengupta) a reclusive man with a heart of gold. He spent most of his time…

GUPTODHONER SANDHANE (2018)

Guptodhoner Sandhane is directed by Dhrubo Banerjee and stars Abir Chatterjee as Shubarna Sen aka Shonada, a history professor at Oxford who returns to his country and his roots after a hiatus of 8 years. As he teams up with his nephew, Abir (Arjun Chakrabarty) and sets out to discover a huge cache of treasure…

AMAZON OBHIJAAN (2017)

Amazon Obhijaan is a film that is as ripe with possibilities as it is bogged down by some lackluster execution. I was really excited about this film and having seen it today, I know for sure that lost in that runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes there was that film that had me all…

YETI OBHIJAAN (2017)

With the first trailer of Yeti Obhijaan hitting the social media, I was going nuts to see this film and it’s not only because of the fact that I am a huge Srijit Mukherjee fan and have loved almost all his films but also because of the fact that this film looked spellbinding. The Bengali…

BYOMKESH PAWRBO (2016)

Arindam Sil is back with the second installment of his Byomkesh Films and it’s mighty impressive. Adapting Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s Amriter Mrityu, he intricately conjures up an engrossing and intricate story that will never cease to impress you. I knew that story, I had seen the episode too of the Rajit Kapoor starrer Byomkesh Bakshi series…

BYOMKESH O CHIRIYAKHANA (2016)

Over the last few years, the Bengali film industry has meta morphed into something that it should have become years before. The influx of fresh and contemporary talents in varied disciplines has practically changed the way Bengali films were made. It’s true that one could easily point out auteurs like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwick…

EAGOLER CHOKH (2016)

Ebar Shabor was a wonderful film. I adored it. It had the same kind of feeling that tends to accompany the Byomkesh Bakshi and Feluda films. It just went one level up by having the story unfold in modern day Kolkata. The mystery that it had on offer was also deliciously intricate and the film…