HASEEN DILLRUBA (2021)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 02/06/2021 Cast: Taapsee Pannu. Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane, Aditya Srivastava, Yamini Das Director: Vinil Mathew Spicy, raunchy, rambunctious! Taapsee and Vikrant add credibility to a racy and engrossing whodunit thriller — Ambar Chatterjee Rani (Taapsee Pannu) in Haseen Dillruba constantly keeps referencing a fictitious Hindi pulp fiction author, Dinesh Pandit through her dialogues…

SUNFLOWER (2021)

Platform: Zee5 Release Date: 11/6/21 Cast: Sunil Grover, Mukul Chadda, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ranveer Shorey, Annapurna Soni Director: Vikas Bahl and Rahul Sengupta Propelled by an ensemble cast and heartfelt segments, Sunflower could have culminated better — Ambar Chatterjee Sunflower is the story of a man who is hounded by the police for being different. Not bad….

THE FAMILY MAN – SEASON 2 (2021)

Platform: Prime Videos Release Date: 03/06/2021 Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Samantha Akkineni, Sharib Hashmi Creators: Raj and DK Bigger, bolder and better! The Family Man Season 2 takes everything we loved about the first season and accentuates it with gusto and care — Ambar Chatterjee The first season of “The Family Man” came in 2019 and…

PAGGLAIT (2021)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 26/3/2021 Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang Director: Umesh Bist The recurring theme of grief and individuals dealing with it will resonate with the thinking audiences Grief is a strange emotion. The ones who haven’t endured its wrath will never know how it works and even…

ROOHI (2021)

Release Date: 11/03/2021 Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Manav Vij Director: Hardik Mehta Devoid of any comedy, horror or logic, Roohi falls flat on its face Roohi is the story of two friends, Bhawra (Rajkummar Rao) and Kattanni (Varun Sharma) who work as wannabe journalists for a crass local new agency and double…

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…

AK vs AK (2020)

Release Date: 24/12/2020 Cast: Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Yogita Bihani, Harshvardhan, Sonam Kapoor Director: Vikramaditya Motwane Entertaining, oddball, and goofy! AK vs AK presents a unique idea with a penchant for effective storytelling There is a scene towards the end of AK vs AK where a distraught Anil Kapoor playing himself has just been hit…

UNPAUSED (2020)

Release Date: 18/12/2020 Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Saiyami Kher, Komal Chhabria, Richa Chadha, Ishwak Singh, Sumeet Vyas, Lillete Dubey, Rinku Rajguru, Abhishek Banerjee, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Palash Prajapati, Ratna Pathak Shah, Shardul Bhardwaj Director: Raj & DK, Nitya Mehra, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Avinash Arun Dhaware A visual commentary on varying impacts of the pandemic on…

A SIMPLE MURDER (2020)

Release Date: 20/11/2020 Cast: Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, Priya Anand, Amit Sial, Sushant Singh Yashpal Sharma, Gopal Dutt Director: Sachin Pathak Outstanding performances save this series from falling into an abyss created out of its own lackluster writing and absence of realism Manish (Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub) is a down on luck husband whose wife Richa (Priya…

BICCHOO KA KHEL (2020)

Release Date: 18/11/2020 Cast: Divyenndu, Sayed Zeeshan Quadri, Anshul Chauhan, Abhinav Anand, Rajesh Sharma Director: Ashish R Shukla Story and Screenplay: Ghalib Asad Bhopali and Gibran Noorani Another spirited Divyenndu effort nearly elevates this series to a greater height than what it aspired for Bicchoo Ka Khel is the newest entry in the Mirzapur-esc style…

LUDO (2020)

Release Date: 12/11/2020 Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Anurag Basu Director: Anurag Basu Goofy, charming, hilarious! Anurag Basu’s foray into dark-comedic anthology is a treat that shouldn’t be missed Ludo is director Anurag Basu’s ambitious foray into a genre that is seldom approached in popular Bollywood films. Basu…

CHHALAANG (2020)

Release Date: 13/11/2020 Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Saurabh Shukla, Jatin Sarna, Satish Kaushik Director: Hansal Mehta Rajkummar Rao and Hansal Mehta conjure up another film between them that is enjoyable, investing and funny Montu (Rajkummar Rao) is the PT teacher of a small school in Haryana. His father, Satish Kaushik, is…