TIRANDAZ SHABOR (2022)

Gritty, grounded, and impactful! The new Shabor thriller is a winner — Ambar Chatterjee Tirandaz Shabor is the fourth film in the Shabor franchise after Ebar Shabor (2015), Egoler Chokh (2016), and Asche Abar Shabor (2018). The film’s story follows a similar structure to the previous Shabor films, but the treatment, in this case, differentiates it from the rest…

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…

THE BOYS – SEASON 3 (2022)

Release Date: 03/06/2022 Cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty  Creator: Eric Kripke Bigger, Bolder, and Gorier! The Boys Season 3 is everything that you wanted from the series — Ambar Chatterjee The Boys is one of those unique takes on the superhero genre that has over the years become a little more commonplace…

JANA GANA MANA (2022)

Release Date: 28/04/2022 Platform: Netflix Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Mamta Mohandas Director: Dijo Jose Antony Jana Gana Mana is a masterclass in how to effectively sell malicious propaganda — Ambar Chatterjee Saba Mariam (Mamta Mohandas), a popular teacher among her students at Central University is brutally raped, murdered, and then burnt. A lone man who meets with an accident…

MONEY HEIST: KOREA – JOINT ECONOMIC AREA (2022)

Release Date: 24/06/2022 Platform: Netflix Cast: Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon Director: Kim Hong-sun Here are 5 reasons to watch Money Heist: Korea today — Ambar Chatterjee Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (MHK) is an official remake of the immensely popular series, Money Heist AKA La Casa De Papel created by Alex Pina…

SAANI KAAYIDHAM (2022)

Platform: Amazon Prime Videos Release Date: 06/05/2022 Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Selvaraghavan, Kanna Ravi Director: Arun Matheswaran The most violent Indian revenge drama that I have seen in years — Ambar Chatterjee Ponni (Keerthy Suresh), a lower caste police constable and wife of a waged laborer (who dreams of making it big in village politics) is…

KGF: CHAPTER 2 (2022)

Release Date: 14/04/2022 Cast: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj, Achyuth Kumar Director: Prashanth Neel A gargantuan entertainer characterized by style and substance that betters its predecessor in every department — Ambar Chatterjee KGF: Chapter 2 begins exactly where Chapter 1 had left off. Rocky (Yash) has killed Garuda and has taken control of the Kolar Gold…

BEAST (2022)

Release Date: 13/04/2022 Cast: Vijay, Pooja Hegde, Selvaraghavan, Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh Director: Nelson Dilipkumar Beast is unforgivably bad and even the mighty Vijay can’t make it a worthwhile watch — Ambar Chatterjee Veera Raghavan (Vijay) is a special operative working for the R&AW who witnesses the death of a child during a covert mission…

SALUTE (2022)

Release Date: 16/03/2022 Platform: SonyLiv Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Manoj K. Jayan, Diana Penty Director: Roshan Andrews Could “Salute” be the best Indian police procedural drama in years? — Ambar Chatterjee Police procedurals have been one of my favorite genres in films but it has been a long time since I experienced a grounded, gritty and…

AMBULANCE (2022)

Release Date: 18/03/2022 Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Garret Dillahunt Director: Michael Bay Michael Bay’s “vehicular mayhem” is gripping, entertaining, and superbly acted — Ambar Chatterjee I have grown up enjoying Michael Bay films. Apart from the last two Transformer films, I have practically enjoyed everything that Michael Bay has thrown at…

THE BATMAN (2022)

Release Date: 04/03/2022 Cast: Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Paul Dano Director: Matt Reeves The best “Batman” film since “The Dark Knight Returns” ? — Ambar Chatterjee The Batman has little to do with any previous iteration of the character in films and sets out to tell a new story. The…

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2021)

Platform: Hulu/HBO Max Release Date: 01/12/2021 Cast: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara Director: Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro’s hellish nightmare of a film is an artistic and sensory delight of the highest order! — Ambar Chatterjee Nightmare Alley begins with a cryptic sequence where we see Stanton (Bradley Copper) burn a body…