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….

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…

HIT: THE FIRST CASE (2022)

Release Date: 15/07/2022 Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Milind Gunaji, Akhil Iyer Director: Dr. Sailesh Kolanu Why watch the labored remake when you can watch the vastly better original on OTT — Ambar Chatterjee HIT: The First Case is an official remake of the Telugu HIT: The First Case released in 2020 and starring Vishwak Sen as the…

ANEK (2022)

Release Date: 27/05/2022 Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Andrea Kevichusa, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra Director: Anubhav Sinha Anek fails miserably in its storytelling and character renditions. Proves to be a major disservice to its theme and cause — Ambar Chatterjee My review of Anek will be a spoiler-filled one and it will be from the perspective of someone who…

GUILTY MINDS (2022)

Original Air Date: 22/04/2022 Platform: Amazon Prime Videos Cast: Shriya Pilgaonkar, Varun Mitra, Namrata Sheth, Sugandha Garg, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Kaushik Director: Shefali Bhushan, Jayant Digambar Somalkar An ably directed, technically proficient, and well-acted series that entertains and intrigues — Ambar Chatterjee Guilty Minds is one of the more well-made and intriguing courtroom drama series that…

APHARAN (2018-2022) – Season 1 & Season 2

Original Air Date: 14/12/2018 -18/03/2022 Platform: Alt Balaji, MX Player, Jio Cinema & Voot Cast: Arunoday Singh, Nidhi Singh, Sanaand Verma, Varun Badola, Mahi Gill Creator: Siddharth Sengupta A perfectly enjoyable series that has solid performances, intriguing drama, and hilarious comic moments — Ambar Chatterjee I heard good things about Apharan when it first came out in 2018 but somehow I…

BACHCHHAN PAANDEY (2022)

Release Date: 18/03/2022 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi, Jacqueline Fernandez Director: Farhad Samji 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…

UNDEKHI – SEASON 2 (2022)

Release Date: 04/04/2022 Platform: Sony Liv Cast: Surya Sharma, Harsh Chhaya, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Anchal Singh, Ankur Rathee Creator: Siddharth Sengupta “Undekhi is laced with all that I loved about its first season but is extremely frustrating in the end” — Ambar Chatterjee I had a great time watching the first season of Undekhi. It was a…

LOVE HOSTEL (2022)

Platform: Zee5 Release Date: 25/02/2022 Cast: Vikrant Massey, Sanya Malhotra, Bobby Deol, Raj Arjun Director: Shanker Raman A gripping and intriguing thriller that is characterized by powerful performances — Ambar Chatterjee A Muslim butcher, Ashu (Vikrant Massey) and a Hindu chartered Accountant Jyoti (Sanya Malhotra) decide to get married against the dictat of Jyoti’s family….

TABBAR (2021)

Platform: Sony Liv Release Date: 15/10/2021 Cast: Pawan Malhotra, Supriya Pathak, Ranvir Shorey Creator: Harman Wadala Horrifying, engaging, and haunting! An under-appreciated series that you need to see today — Ambar Chatterjee Omkar Singh, a middle-class father is living his life with all the hassles that come with not having enough. The only solace that…

YEH KAALI KAALI ANKHEIN(2022)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 14/01/2022 Cast: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Shweta Tripathi, Brijendra Kala   Creator: Siddharth Sengupta 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…

BOB BISWAS (2021)

Release Date: 03/12/2021 Platform: Zee5 Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Chitrangada Singh, Paran Bandopadhyay, Pabitra Rabha Director: Diya Annapurna Ghosh Abhishek can’t hold sway over Saswata but Bob Biswas is still intriguing — Ambar Chatterjee Bob Biswas (Saswata Chatterjee) was an assassin in Sujoy Ghosh’s captivating Kahaani released in 2012. In that film, the character of Bob met with…