ROCKETRY: THE NAMBI EFFECT (2022)

Release Date: 01/07/2022 Cast: Madhavan, Simran, Rajit Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan (Guest Appearance) Director: Madhavan Rocketry is Madhavan’s heartfelt apology to one of the greatest Indian Scientists ever — Ambar Chatterjee Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is an ambitious project because it has practically nothing that is synonymous with what we take modern entertainment to be and what…

MAJOR (2022)

Release Date: 03/06/2022 Cast: Adivi Sesh, Prakash Raj, Revathi, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka The ballad of Shaheed Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan is the sprawling epic that we deserved — Ambar Chatterjee Advi Sesh has always impressed me with his fantastic choice of films and his wholehearted surrender to every character that he chose to play….

SAMRAT PRITHVIRAJ (2022)

Release Date: 03/06/2022 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manav Vij Director: Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi “A mammoth disappointment and a major disservice to an iconic hero of the nation” — Ambar Chatterjee Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi is synonymous with quality and historical accuracy. He is the man who gave us the…

KAUN PRAVIN TAMBE ? (2022)

Release Date: 01/04/2022 Platform: Disney+Hotstar Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Anjali Patil, Ashish Vidyarthi  Director: Jayprad Desai Could “Kaun Pravin Tambe?” do justice to the incredible true story of the titular character? Pravin Tambe is an Indian cricketer who made his international debut in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match playing for Rajasthan Royals in 2013. The following year he scalped…

JHUND (2022)

Release Date: 04/03/2022 Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ankush Gedam, Rajiya Suhel, Angel Anthony, Karthik Uikey, Akash Thosar, Rinku Rajguru Director: Nagraj Manjule Jhund is a poignant and heartwarming underdog story that has the power to enchant you — Ambar Chatterjee I literally had to push myself to go watch Jhund even though every muscle in my body told…

ROCKET BOYS (2022)

Platform: Sony Liv Release Date: 4/2/2022 Cast: Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, Regina Cassandra, Rajit Kapoor, Saba Azad Creator: Nikkhil Advani Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh shine in an interesting and entertaining retelling of Indian history — Ambar Chatterjee A series like Rocket Boys should have been made ages ago. It is one of the biggest tragedies of…

83 (2021)

Release Date: 24/12/2021 Cast: Ranveer Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Jiiva, Jatin Sarna, Ammy Virk, Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin Director: Kabir Khan 83 will rekindle fond memories with its efficient storytelling, solid direction, and a stellar performance from Ranveer Singh — Ambar Chatterjee Kabir Khan’s 83 is over 2 hours and 30 minutes long and yet it doesn’t spend…

SARDAR UDHAM (2021)

Release Date: 16/10/2021 Platform: Amazon Prime Video Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Kirsty Averton, Tim Berrington, Stephen Hogan, Shaun Scott. Director: Shoojit Sircar A cinematic achievement of monumental proportions — Ambar Chatterjee Sardar Udham chronicles the life of Sardar Udham Singh (Vicky Kaushal) who like so many others was at the receiving end of Britisher’s brutality on April…

THALAIVII (2021)

Release Date: 10/09/2021 Platform: Netflix Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami, Nassar Director: A.L Vijay Is Thalaivii being panned because of Kangana’s inclinations and political views ? — Ambar Chatterjee Thalaivii chronicles the journey of J. Jayalalithaa from her humble beginnings as a naïve but strong-willed heroine in the Tamil Film Industry to acquiring the post of the chief…

SHERSHAAH (2021)

Release Date: 12/08/2021 Platform: Amazon Prime Video Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Shiv Panditt, Sahil Vaid, Pranay Pachauri Director: Vishnu Vardhan Sidharth Malhotra shines in a biopic that is well-made, relevant and heartwarming — Ambar Chatterjee Bollywood doesn’t have a good reputation when it comes to making biopics. When I learned that a biopic on…

KAAGAZ (2021)

Platform: Zee5 Release Date: 07/01/2021 Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Monal Gajjar, Satish Kaushik, Mita Vashisht Director: Satish Kaushik A bizarre true story that feels too incredible to be true Bharat Lal (Pankaj Tripathi) ran his own orchestra business and was doing quite well for himself. In order to expand his business, he sets out to apply…

SCAM 1992: THE HARSHAD MEHTA STORY (2020)

Release Date: 09/10/2020 Cast: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Nikhil Dwivedi, Satish Kaushik, Rajat Kapoor Director: Hansal Mehta & Jai Mehta Hansal Mehta relates Harshad Mehta’s story with panache and aplomb It is easy to call Harshad Mehta a thief and a scamster but the kind of complexities that he bifurcated in order to mould and…