PATHAAN (2023)

Recycled, poorly directed, and uninspiring! Pathaan is a yawn fest — Ambar Chatterjee I liked some of the last few films of Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) that the critics and the fans were not particularly kind to. Raees, Fan, and Zero to me were decent films that got buried under the weight of unjustified expectations and the inability of the fans…

BLURR (2022)

Sufficiently intriguing, occasionally creepy and always entertaining — Ambar Chatterjee Blurr is an official remake of the 2010 Spanish thriller Julia’s Eyes and is Taapsee Pannu’s first foray into production. For me, she is the queen of Spanish remakes and biopics, and that too of a very similar kind in terms of thematic elements and atmosphere. So, it…

FREDDY (2022)

Why couldn’t they release this in theaters? — Ambar Chatterjee A mild-mannered, awkward and introvert Dr. Freedy Ginwala (Kartik Aryan) is unable to find a girl to spend the rest of his life with. Every time he comes face to face with a girl, he huffs and puffs and says things that no one wants…

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…

DRISHYAM 2 (2022)

Could Vijay and family outsmart the police yet again? Was it thrilling enough? — Ambar Chatterjee Drishyam 2 begins 7 years after the events of the first film. The Salgaonkar family has moved ahead in life and has done well for themselves. Vijay Salgaonkar (Ajay Devgn) even owns his own cinema hall now and is working…

MUKHBIR (2022)

Zain Khan Durrani’s spirited performance is not enough to make this series great — Ambar Chatterjee Mukhbir has been garnering overwhelmingly positive reviews across social media platforms. The trailer looked interesting and the presence of stalwarts like Harsh Chhaya, Adil Hussain, and Prakash Raj meant that the source material must have something interesting for these men…

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)

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…

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…