LOVE HOSTEL (2022)

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. Jyoti’s grandmother is the local MLA with a long history of violence. She is willing to kill…

TABBAR (2021)

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 he has in his life is his two sons and his wife with whom he has…

YEH KAALI KAALI ANKHEIN(2022)

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 and captivating it ended up being. The story revolves around Vikrant (Tahir Raj Bhasin), a mild-mannered small-town lad whose life is…

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…

DHAMAKA (2021)

Release Date: 19/11/21 Platform: Netflix Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash Director: Ram Madhvani A well-made remake that is relentless in its storytelling and heartfelt in its performances — Ambar Chatterjee Arjun Pathak (Kartik Aaryan) was happily married to Soumya (Mrunal Thakur). Soumya was madly in love with him and the two experienced success…

SOORYAVANSHI (2021)

Release Date: 05/11/2021 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Jackie Shroff Director: Rohit Shetty An outrageous and silly but surprisingly fun capper that is self-aware and surges forward with pace and gusto — Ambar Chatterjee Dhruba Saikia [name changed], an IT professional and language aficionado was conned by me (a budding salesman…

SANAK (2021)

Release Date: 15/10/2021 Platform: Zee5 Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Neha Dhupia, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Rukmini Maitra Director: Kanishk Varma Sanak has neither the madness nor the exhilarating thrills to justify its title — Ambar Chatterjee Vivaan (Vidyut) and Anshika (Rukmini) are a happily married couple. Anshika is diagnosed with a medical condition that puts her in…

BELL BOTTOM (2021)

Release Date: 20/08/2021 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Adil Hussain, Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta Director: Ranjit M. Tewari Bell Bottom is formulaic, has terrible graphics and lacks novelty but is still somewhat entertaining — Ambar Chatterjee An Indian airliner is hijacked by apparent local terrorists and taken to Lahore from where they plan to negotiate…

STATE OF SIEGE – TEMPLE ATTACK (2021)

Platform: Zee5 Release Date: 09/07/2021 Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Gautam Rode, Abhimanyu Singh, Mridul Das Director: Ken Ghosh Powered by a swashbuckling Akshaye Khanna, Temple Attack is wish fulfillment of the highest order — Ambar Chatterjee State of Siege: Temple Attack begins with Major Hanut Singh (Akshaye Khanna) and his team of NSG commandoes carrying out a…

RADHE (2021)

Platform: Zee5 Release Date: 13/05/2021 Cast: Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda Director: Prabhudeva “Save yourself from Radhe – the most unwanted bhai of the year” — Ambar Chatterjee This is less of a review and more of a statutory warning for all those who are dumb enough to jump into this cesspool…

SILENCE : Can You Hear It (2021)

Platform: Zee5 Release Date: 26/03/2021 Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai Sahil Vaid, Vaquar Shaikh, Arjun Mathur Director: Aban Bharucha Deohans An intriguing thriller with solid performances and investing screenplay Silence is a neat little whodunit thriller that knows its limitations and remains within them ensuring that it doesn’t overstay its welcome. The story revolves around the…

KATHMANDU CONNECTION (2021)

Release Date: 23/04/2021 Platform: Sony Liv Cast: Amit Sial, Aksha Pardasany, Anshumaan Pushkar, Gopal Datt Director: Sachin Pathak Writer: Siddharth Mishra Another malicious attempt at maligning our defense forces in the guise of fiction and creative freedom There are some filmmakers whose hearts are filled with so much malice that they desperately try their best…