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….

ACHARYA (2022)

Release Date: 29/4/2022 Cast: Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Pooja Hegde, Sonu Sood, Jisshu Sengupta Director: Koratala Siva Devoid of any real emotions and coherence in storytelling, Acharya presents a pretty picture but ultimately falls flat — Ambar Chatterjee I was extremely excited and hopeful about Acharya because of three reasons— Director Koratala Siva, Chiranjeevi, and Ram Charan. I was also very apprehensive about Acharya owing…

RRR (RISE ROAR REVOLT) – 3D

Release Date: 25/03/2022 Cast: Ram Charan, NTR Jr, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Ray Stevenson Director: SS Rajamouli Rajamouli’s magnum opus is the epitome of “Mass Entertainment” with rich visuals and heartfelt drama — Ambar Chatterjee I have been excitedly waiting for RRR for as long as I can remember. It skipped multiple release dates owing…

SHYAM SINGHA ROY (2021)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 24/12/2021 Cast: Nani, Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty, Madonna Sebastian Director: Rahul Sankrityan Vicious religious, ideological misinformation and messaging spoils what could have been a fun film — Ambar Chatterjee A budding film director, Vasu is on the fast lane to realizing his dreams of becoming a renowned and revered film director. His first feature film…

PUSHPA: THE RISE – PART 1 (2021)

Release Date: 17/12/2021 Cast: Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna, Suneel, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Fahadh Faasil Director: Sukumar Even with Allu Arjun at the top of his game, Pushpa whets your appetite but leaves you hungry — Ambar Chatterjee Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 chronicles the journey of Pushpa Raj (Allu Arjun), a man from nothing who rises to be…

Why the outrageous “Akhanda” raked in over 100 crores worldwide

Release Date: 02/12/2021 Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Pragya Jaiswal, Jagapathi Babu, Meka Srikanth Director: Boyapati Srinu Murali, a philanthropist, and protector of the people of his constituency is grossly wronged and imprisoned by some nefarious people who are mining Uranium in his area causing wide-scale destruction, diseases, and deaths. Once Murali is imprisoned, the villains come…

DRUSHYAM 2: THE RESUMPTION (2021)

Release Date: 25/11/2021 Platform: Amazon Prime Video Cast: Venkatesh Daggubati, Meena, Nadia Moidu, V.K. Naresh, Tanikella Bharani, Sampath Raj Director: Jeethu Joseph A perfectly executed and flawlessly acted remake that is in the end pointless — Ambar Chatterjee Sripriya directed Drushyam that was a remake of the Malayalam hit, Drishyam starring Mohanlal and directed by Jeethu Joseph. For the…

NARAPPA (2021)

Platform: Amazon Prime Videos Release Date: 20/07/2021 Cast: Venkatesh Daggubati, Priyamani, Karthik Rathnam, Abhirami Director: Srikanth Addala Remaking Asuran was a bad idea and Narappa proves it with its mediocrity — Ambar Chatterjee I previously reviewed Vetrimaaran’s Asuran of which Narappa is a remake. I believe that Asuran was thoroughly deserving of the accolades and appreciations that it had received owing to…

VAKEEL SAAB (2021)

Platform: Amazon Prime Videos Release Date: 09/04/2021 Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Prakash Raj, Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Ananya Nagalla Director: Venu Sriram Pawan Kalyan returns after a hiatus of 3 years in an out and out masala reimagining of “Pink” Vakeel Saab is the story of three girls who take matters into their own hands when a…

WILD DOG (2021)

Release Date: 02/04/2021 Platform: Netflix Cast: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Bilal Hossein, Saiyami Kher, Atul Kulkarni, Dia Mirza     Director: Ahishor Solomon Shunning believability and physics, Nagarjuna brings forth his charm and ballistic action to tell an interesting story Vijay “Wild Dog” Varma (Nagarjuna) is a battered and bruised NIA operative who has lost his daughter to a bomb blast triggered…

JATHI RATNALU (2021)

Release Date: 11/03/2021 Platform: Amazon Prime Video Cast: Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, Faria Abdullah, Murli Sharma Director: Anudeep K.V. Jathi Ratnalu is a celebration of oddity, simplicity and unadulterated naivety Jathi Ratnalu was released in theater on 11th March 2021 and went onto become one of the biggest sleeper hits of the year. It didn’t release in the Northeastern…

ZOMBIE REDDY (2021)

Platform: Aha Release Date: 5/2/2021 Cast: Sajja Teja, Anandhi, Daksha Nagarkar, RJ Hemanth, Getup Srinu, Naga Mahesh Director: Prashant Varma   A no holds barred Zombie-Comedy (Zom Com) that should have had a better climax Zombie Reddy reminded me of some of the past Indian revenge dramas where the audience was served the story of two families usually warring over…