PATHAAN (2023)

Recycled, poorly directed, and uninspiring! Pathaan is a yawn fest — Ambar Chatterjee I liked some of the last few films of Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) that the critics and the fans were not particularly kind to. Raees, Fan, and Zero to me were decent films that got buried under the weight of unjustified expectations and the inability of the fans…

LAKADBAGGHA (2023)

Lakadbaggha had the potential to be great but falls short of its mark Arjun (Anshuman Jha) is a courier delivery agent who teaches young kids martial arts, takes care of local stray dogs, and as is made apparent within the first few minutes of the film — beats up bad people at night dressed as…

BLURR (2022)

Sufficiently intriguing, occasionally creepy and always entertaining — Ambar Chatterjee Blurr is an official remake of the 2010 Spanish thriller Julia’s Eyes and is Taapsee Pannu’s first foray into production. For me, she is the queen of Spanish remakes and biopics, and that too of a very similar kind in terms of thematic elements and atmosphere. So, it…

FREDDY (2022)

Why couldn’t they release this in theaters? — Ambar Chatterjee A mild-mannered, awkward and introvert Dr. Freedy Ginwala (Kartik Aryan) is unable to find a girl to spend the rest of his life with. Every time he comes face to face with a girl, he huffs and puffs and says things that no one wants…

BHEDIYA (2022)

Ziro’s wilderness fights back corporate takeover and an unlikely hero is born in the mystical forests of Arunachal — Ambar Chatterjee Bhediya is directed by Amar Kaushik who previously directed Stree and is desperately trying to intertwine the two worlds and create a “horror-comedy heavy on social message” universe of his own. This time around, he sets out…

DRISHYAM 2 (2022)

Could Vijay and family outsmart the police yet again? Was it thrilling enough? — Ambar Chatterjee Drishyam 2 begins 7 years after the events of the first film. The Salgaonkar family has moved ahead in life and has done well for themselves. Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn) even owns his own cinema hall now and is working…

MUKHBIR (2022)

Zain Khan Durrani’s spirited performance is not enough to make this series great — Ambar Chatterjee Mukhbir has been garnering overwhelmingly positive reviews across social media platforms. The trailer looked interesting and the presence of stalwarts like Harsh Chhaya, Adil Hussain, and Prakash Raj meant that the source material must have something interesting for these men…

MONICA, O MY DARLING (2022)

• Release Date: 11/11/2022• Platform: Netflix• Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte• Director: Vasan Bala Vasan Bala spins his magic again and this time revitalizes the mystery/thriller genre — Ambar Chatterje Vasan Bala’s Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota was my favorite Hindi film of 2018. It was a superhero film of sorts and yet felt so…

RAM SETU (2022)

A decent one-time watch that needed better VFX and smarter writing towards the end — Ambar Chatterjee Ram Setu is a historic bridge that was built by Prabhu Shri Ram with the help of countless different species of animals, birds, fishes, humans, and apes. It covers a distance of nearly 30 Kms and connects the…

VIKRAM VEDHA (2022)

Vikram Vedha piles on a long list of unnecessary Bollywood remakes of South Indian films  — Ambar Chatterjee Vikram Vedha is a scene-to-scene remake of the 2017 Tamil film, Vikram Vedha directed by Pushkar-Gayatri and featuring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi as the titular characters. In the Hindi remake, Saif Ali Khan plays Vikram while Hrithik…

BRAHMASTRA (2022) – 3D

Everything good and bad about Brahmastra — Ambar Chatterjee Few films do a lot of good in their runtime and then balance it out with an almost equal amount of bad. This makes the entire experience feel so levelled out that you ask yourself whether you loved the film or hated it. Brahmastra is one such rare…

DELHI CRIME – SEASON 2 (2022)

Release Date: 26/08/2022 Cast: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Tillotama Shome Creator: Richie Mehta A solid police-procedural with terrific performances and effective social commentary — Ambar Chatterjee Delhi Crime Season 1 is my second most favorite series of all time after Chernobyl. Thus, my expectations from Season 2 of the series were high to start with….