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…

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…

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…

LAAL SINGH CHADDHA (2022)

Release Date: 11/08/2022 Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni Director: Advait Chandan Underwhelming, poorly acted, and emotionally hollow! LSC will only open a whole new can of worms with its portrayal of terrorists — Ambar Chatterjee There can be many reasons to remake a film in a country that is as vast and…

GOOD LUCK JERRY (2022)

Release Date: 29/07/2022 Platform: Disney+Hotstar Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Mita Vashisht, Sushant Singh, Jaswant Singh Dalal, Sahil Mehta, Deepak Dobriyal  Director: Siddharth Sen Did Janhvi Kapoor pass her litmus test of acting? — Ambar Chatterjee Good Luck Jerry is an official remake of Kolamavu Kokila that had Nayanthara essaying the protagonist and was considered one of the best dark…

BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 (2022)

Release Date: 20/05/2022 Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Tabu, Kiara Advani, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Milind Gunaji, Rajesh Sharma Director: Anees Bazmi A crime against humanity and a slap on the face of the moviegoers! “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2” is the “Radhe” of 2022 — Ambar Chatterjee Every time I walk into a cinema, the least I expect…

PANCHAYAT – SEASON 2 (2022)

Platform: Amazon Prime Video Original Air date: 20/05/2022 Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Faisal Malik, Raghubir Yadav, Chandan Roy Director: Deepak Kumar Mishra Panchayat – Season 2 is the most remarkable “unremarkable” series that you can find on the OTT today — Ambar Chatterjee I was bowled over by Panchayat Season 1 and was confident that the…

DASVI (2022)

“Entertaining, thought-provoking, and well-acted. Dasvi is a solid one time watch” — Ambar Chatterjee Ganga Ram Chaudhary (Abhishek Bachchan) is the chief minister of the fictional state of Harit Pradesh. He is not strictly speaking an honest politician and is arrested on charges of corruption and sent to prison on remand as his bail petition languishes under…

BACHCHHAN PAANDEY (2022)

Bloated, boring, crass, and stupefying! Here is why you should steer clear of Bachchhan Paandey — Ambar Chatterjee The fact that Farhad Samji has directed Bachchhan Paandey should tell you everything that you need to know about this film. If that is not enough, all you need to do is watch its trailer and you will know…

ROCKET BOYS (2022)

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 this country that children and adults instantly recognize gangsters by their nicknames but wouldn’t identify a national hero from the…

YEH KAALI KAALI ANKHEIN(2022)

Where obsessive love turns life-threatening and Bollywood-ish treatment goes unhinged — Ambar Chatterjee I had a great time with this series primarily because of how absurd and self-aware it was and yet how engrossing and captivating it ended up being. The story revolves around Vikrant (Tahir Raj Bhasin), a mild-mannered small-town lad whose life is…

KOTA FACTORY – SEASON 2 (2021)

Release Date: 24/09/2021 Platform: Netflix Cast: Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, Ahsaas Channa Creator: Saurabh Khanna Every second spent on watching “Kota Factory Season 2” is time well spent — Ambar Chatterjee The second season of Kota Factory picks up exactly where the first season had left off. Vaibhav (Mayur More) has finally joined…