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…

SHAMSHERA (2022)

Release Date: 22/07/2022 Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ronit Basu Roy Director: Karan Malhotra Shamshera tests the limits of your patience with a boring story and unnecesary Hinduphobia — Ambar Chatterjee Macaulay once famously said that once the implementation of his revolutionary education system for Indians was complete, the future generations educated through…

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…

KHUDA HAAFIZ: CHAPTER 2 – AGNI PARIKSHA (2022)

Release Date: 08/07/2022 Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, Sheeba Chaddha, Dibyendu Bhattacharya Director: Faruk Kabir Vidyut Jammwal turns in his career-best performance in a film about tragedy, dread, loss, and unadulterated fury — Ambar Chatterjee Khuda Haafiz was a solid thriller that had great performances from Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, and Annu Kapoor. While many were…

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…

BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 (2022)

Release Date: 20/05/2022 Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Tabu, Kiara Advani, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Milind Gunaji, Rajesh Sharma Director: Anees Bazmi A crime against humanity and a slap on the face of the moviegoers! “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2” is the “Radhe” of 2022 — Ambar Chatterjee Every time I walk into a cinema, the least I expect…

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…