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….

DOBAARAA (2022)

Release Date: 19/08/2022 Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Rahul Bhatt, Pavail Gulati, Saswata Chatterjee Director: Anurag Kashyap Tedious, Banal, and Superficial!… This is the weakest Anurag Kashyap film to date — Ambar Chatterjee Anurag Kashyap was a filmmaker whose films I eagerly looked forward to. I was always surprised by him and most of his films made me uncomfortable. Even…

EK VILLAIN RETURNS (2022)

Release Date: 29/07/2022 Cast: John Abraham, Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria, Arjun Kapoor, JD Chakravarthi Director: Mohit Suri An engaging slasher/erotic thriller is marred by terrible performances and lacklustre writing — Ambar Chatterjee Ek Villain Returns is called so for no other reason but to cash in on the success of the 2014 film directed by Mohit…

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…

RUNWAY 34 (2022)

Release Date: 29/04/2022 Cast: Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh, Boman Irani Director: Ajay Devgn 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…

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…

ATTACK – Part 1 (2022)

Release Date: 01/04/2022 Cast: John Abraham, Rakul Preet Singh, Prakash Raj, Rajit Kapur, Jacqueline Fernandez Director: Lakshya Raj Anand “Lackluster execution and poor technicalities ruin a film that could have been a game-changer” — Ambar Chatterjee In Lakshya Raj Anand’s Attack, John Abraham plays an Indian Army officer who is paralyzed while trying to fight a…

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…

THE KASHMIR FILES (2022)

Release Date: 11/03/2022 Cast: Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Mithun Chakraborty, Puneet Issar, Prakash Belawadi, Atul Srivastava, Pallavi Joshi, Chinmay Mandlekar Director: Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri 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…

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…