SEMKHOR (2022)

Poignant! Heart-wrenching! Mesmerizing! – Aimee Baruah’s Semkhor is bound to stir up a storm — Ambar Chatterjee Assamese cinema is going through a great phase and Semkhor is yet another burning example of that very fact. Even though the film is in the Grao-Dima language, the language, and the Dimasa people are an integral part of Assam….

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…

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…

LORNI- THE FLANEUR

A psychedelic dive into a fascinating culture using a tormented soul looking for redemption — Ambar Chatterjee Shem (Adil Hussain) is a private investigator in the town of Shillong. He is dealing with a horrific incident from his past that constantly plays on his subconscious mind but has not taken away anything from his inquisitive…

APARAJITO (2022)

Dense, engrossing, and intriguing! Anik Datta’s film about the making of Pather Panchali is a winner all the way — Ambar Chatterjee For a filmi keeda like me, a film about the making of a film is even more interesting than the actual film. If the film in question happens to be the great Pather Panchali,…

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…

PREY (2022)

Release Date: 05/08/2022 Platform: Disney + Hotstar, Hulu Cast: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp Director: Dan Trachtenberg Violent, intriguing, and wickedly entertaining! Prey could have been the best predator film to date but… — Ambar Chatterjee I knew it. I just knew it. Ever since its first trailer was launched, I knew that this film would…

VIKRANT RONA (2022) – 3D

Release Date: 28/07/2022 Cast: Kichcha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok Director: Anup Bhandari Vikrant Rona is good but falls just short of being great! — Ambar Chatterjee Vikrant Rona chronicles the journey of its titular character as he walks in as the chief police officer of the fictional village of Kamarottu. Kamarottu is not the best place to be. It…

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…

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…