KANTARA (2022)

The best film of the year so far? — Ambar Chatterjee Once upon a time there lived a king who had everything that his heart desired except for one; Peace of mind. He consulted with many learned men and one of them advised him to go out alone in pursuit of this elusive gift. He…

VIKRANT RONA (2022) – 3D

Release Date: 28/07/2022 Cast: Kichcha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok Director: Anup Bhandari Vikrant Rona is good but falls just short of being great! — Ambar Chatterjee Vikrant Rona chronicles the journey of its titular character as he walks in as the chief police officer of the fictional village of Kamarottu. Kamarottu is not the best place to be. It…

KGF: CHAPTER 2 (2022)

A gargantuan entertainer characterized by style and substance that betters its predecessor in every department — Ambar Chatterjee KGF: Chapter 2 begins exactly where Chapter 1 had left off. Rocky (Yash) has killed Garuda and has taken control of the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF). The conspirators who had sent him to kill Garuda are taken aback by this…

GARUDA GAMANA VRISHABHA VAHANA (2021)

Shocking, Riveting, Enthralling! This “little known” gangster epic from Karnataka is unmissable — Ambar Chatterjee The “gangster” genre has had so many different iterations and approaches in the Indian Cinema-scape that there remains very little to experiment with. Films like Satya, Shiva, Company, Gangs of Wasseypur, etc have left an indelible mark on the psyche of the viewers….

AVANE SRIMANNARAYANA (2019)

Release Date: 27/12/2019 Cast: Rakshit Shetty, Shanvi Srivastava, Achyuth Kumar, Balaji Manohar, Pramod Shetty Director: Sachin Ravi Rakshit Shetty single-handedly transforms “ASN” into a comical joyride that is a sensory treat In the fictional town of Amravati, a performing drama company steals a huge treasure and hides it somewhere in the town. A gang of…

RANGITARANGA (2015)

Hindi Title: Rangitaranga Release Date: 13/08/2015 Cast: Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan, Avantika Shetty, Sai Kumar Director: Anup Bhandari Deceit, love, hatred and mysteries come together in this delicious broth of a film Gautam (Nirup Bhandari) is a reclusive novelist who goes by the pseudo name of “Anashku”. He is happily married and is about to…

PAILWAAN (2019)

Release Date: 12/09/2019 Cast: Sudeep, Suniel Shetty, Aakanksha Singh, Sushant Singh, Kabir Duhan Singh, Avinash, Sharath Lohitashwa Director: S. Krishna Krishna aka Kichcha (Kichcha Sudeep) is an orphan brought up by Sarkar (Suniel Shetty). Sarkar is his God not because he brought him up but because of the love that he showered on him. He…

KGF : CHAPTER 1 (2018)

Release Date: 21/12/2018 Cast: Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Anant Nag, Ramachandra Raju. Director: Prashanth Neel KGF: Chapter 1 is a far cry from anything that we have seen from Kannada cinema thus far. My most recent tryst with Kannada cinema was with Hebbuli (2017) and Yash’s very own Santhu Straight Forward (2016). Both the films were…

KILLING VEERAPPAN (2016)

Killing Veerappan is the latest offering from Ram Gopal Verma. He was my favorite Bollywood director at a point of time but over the years with films like Department, Agyaat, Aag, etc he has fallen from grace. The good thing is that he has been making some good films of late and beginning to strike…