HAR HAR MAHADEV (2022)

Swarajya, Swadharma, Pratirodh – Understanding the power and beauty of “Har Har Mahadev” — Ambar Chatterjee Cinema has the power to inspire, enthrall and fill our hearts with pride and fervor. Cinema has the power to recreate a hundred-year-old glorious deed or a roaring speech that can resonate with us and shape our course of…

SHE SAID (2022)

Two Women, one abuser and the inception of the #Metoo — Ambar Chatterjee I have a deep-rooted love for investigative journalism dramas. Some of the films that I have seen the greatest number of times include Zodiac, All the President’s Men, Erin Brockovich, and Spotlight. Also, I have been keenly following the Harvey Weinstein trial….

KING RICHARD (2021)

“A brilliant Will Smith is phenomenal in a film that is complimentarily captivating and entertaining” — Ambar Chatterjee I watched King Richard twice and enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time. It is about 2 hours and 24 minutes long and still has enough meat in the story, enough charisma in its character…

THE LAST DUEL (2021)

Release Date: 22/10/2021 Cast: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck Director: Ridley Scott In an era of cinematic products, “The Last Duel” is a cinematic odyssey sculpted with skill, care and heart — Ambar Chatterjee The Last Duel as its name would suggest chronicles one of the last documented “trial by combat” between men…

MALIK (2021)

Platform: Amazon Prime video Release Date: 16/07/2021 Cast: Fahadh Faasil, Nimisha Sajayan, Joju George, Vinay Forrt Director: Mahesh Naryanan “A towering Fahadh Faasil soars in a film that is equally poignant and powerful” — Ambar Chatterjee Malik begins with a 13 minutes long single take wherein we are introduced to Sulaiman (Fahadh Faasil) and his evidently…

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021)

Release Date: 05/03/2021 Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback Director: Shaka King Driven by phenomenal performances, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ leaves a resounding impact One shouldn’t give away the plot of a film in its title. When you call your film “Judas and the Black Messiah” you are practically telling your…

SAFARI OF MY LIFE (2020)

Release Date: 27/09/2020 Cast: Klaus Tiedge, Sandra Tiedge, Lucas Tiedge, Lena Tiedge, John Masek Director: Dean Paarman A hypnotic visual presentation of one man’s journey to the wild in pursuit of what fuels his dream and existence When I checked Klaus Tiedge’s Instagram handle and YouTube channel, I was shocked to see that he has…

GOODFELLAS (1990)

Release Date: 21/09/1990 Cast: Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: Nicholas Pileggi (Book and Screenplay), Martin Scorsese (Screenplay) Goodfellas has more beauty and entertainment in individual scenes than most movies have in their entire runtime Nicholas Pileggi wrote the book “Wiseguy” which documented 3 decades of…

MALCOLM X (1992)

Release Date: 18/11/1992 Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al. Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee Director: Spike Lee Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. — Malcolm X The first time we see Malcolm X (Denzel Washington), he…

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013)

Release Date: 08/11/2013 Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, and Brad Pitt Director: Steve McQueen “I will apologize for my appearance But I have had a difficult time this past several years”  —Solomon Northup Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free man in New York. He owned his…

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Release Date: 15/12/1993 Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz Director: Steven Spielberg The list is an absolute good The list is life                                                        …

CONSPIRACY (2001)

Release Date: 19/05/2001 Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, David Threlfall Director: Frank Pierson Writer: Loring Mandel Harrowing, intriguing and mesmerizing depiction of the meeting that kick-started the holocaust Adolph Hitler invaded Poland in September 1939 starting World War II. By the winter of 1942, his armies were freezing and starving in the snows…