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…

ESCAYPE LIVE (2022)

Platform: Disney + Hotstar Release Date: 20/05/2022 Cast: Siddharth, Waluscha De Sousa, Plabita Borthakur, Swastika Mukherjee, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Rohit Chandel Creator: Siddharth Kumar Tewary Interesting concept, wonderful performances, engrossing drama! A worthy watch — Ambar Chatterjee I am surprised by how the mainstream media is completely ignoring this recent Disney + Hotstar series even though…

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…

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…

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…

RUNWAY 34 (2022)

Thrilling, entertaining, and often affecting! This well-made Devgn – Bachchan showdown offers intrigue and drama — Ambar Chatterjee Runway 34 chronicles the journey of Captain Vikrant (Ajay Devgn), a flying prodigy who is just as famous for his exceptional flying skills as he is infamous for his disregard for rules and conforming to set instructions. On…

GUILTY MINDS (2022)

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 I have seen on Indian OTT space off late. It has to be categorized as a Courtroom Drama series because every episode of the series is about…

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…

KAUN PRAVIN TAMBE ? (2022)

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 a hat-trick against Kolkata Knight Riders and remained the highest wicket-taker…

UNDEKHI – SEASON 2 (2022)

“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 tense, thrilling, tightly written, and wonderfully acted series that I could finish in one sitting even though it had 10…

THE KASHMIR FILES (2022)

Gut-wrenching documentation of the genocide of the Kashmiri Hindus that the nation needs to see today — Ambar Chatterjee The plight of the Kashmiri Hindus living in Kashmir in 1990s got buried under a nation’s insatiable desire to remain pseudo- secular and thoughtful of not hurting all other religions and ideologies except that of the…