TIRANDAZ SHABOR (2022)

Gritty, grounded, and impactful! The new Shabor thriller is a winner — Ambar Chatterjee Tirandaz Shabor is the fourth film in the Shabor franchise after Ebar Shabor (2015), Egoler Chokh (2016), and Asche Abar Shabor (2018). The film’s story follows a similar structure to the previous Shabor films, but the treatment, in this case, differentiates it from the rest…

TROJAN (2022)

5 reasons that make Trojan a worthy watch! — Ambar Chatterjee Trojan is a new Assamese series directed by Dhruva J Bordoloi and Himjyoti Talukdar streaming on Reeldrama. The series follows an investigation revolving around a ransomware attack on a fictional bank. For the uninitiated, a ransomware attack is when external entities take control of a…

LORNI- THE FLANEUR

A psychedelic dive into a fascinating culture using a tormented soul looking for redemption — Ambar Chatterjee Shem (Adil Hussain) is a private investigator in the town of Shillong. He is dealing with a horrific incident from his past that constantly plays on his subconscious mind but has not taken away anything from his inquisitive…

NOPE (2022)

Release Date: 19/08/2022 Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Steven Yeun Director: Jordan Peele Nope!…I am not convinced…but I still like you a lot — Ambar Chatterjee Jordan Peele has become synonymous with making out-of-the-box horror/thriller fare that is ambiguous to certain extents and is open to a wide range of interpretations. People believed…

BULLET TRAIN (2022)

Release Date: 04/08/2022 Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry Director: David Leitch Intriguing, darkly funny, and violent! Brad Pitt and the ensemble cast excel in an outrageously over-the-top film — Ambar Chatterjee I went into Bullet Train expecting nothing more than a decent action thriller and what I got was way more than…

FELUDAR GOYENDAGIRI: DARJEELING JAWMJAWMAT (2022)

Release Date: 17/06/2022 Platform: Hoichoi Cast: Tota Roy Choudhury, Kalpan Mitra, Anirban Chakraborty, Rahul Banerjee Director: Srijit Mukherji Tota and Anirban’s spirited performances save an otherwise lackluster Feluda Adventure — Ambar Chatterjee Ever since Srijit Mukherjee took over the Feluda Franchise and cast Tota Roy Choudhury as the titular character, the franchise has seen a…

VIKRAM: HITLIST (2022)

Release Date: 03/06/2022 Cast: Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, Narain Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj Vikram: Hitlist has most entertainment that you can expect from a masala potboiler in theaters — Ambar Chatterjee I have a friend who suffers from Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and has a history of walking out mid-way from films like “Judgementall Hai Kya?”,…

PROFILE (2021)

Release Date: 14/05/2021 Cast: Valene Kane, Morgan Watkins, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams Director: Timur Bekmambetov An eye-opening account of how ISIS systematically brainwashes teenage girls and women into submission — Ambar Chatterjee “Profile” is based on the book, “In the Skin of a Jihadist” by Anna Erelle. Erelle is a French journalist who was working on…

MEMORY (2022)

Release Date: 29/04/2022 Cast: Liam Neeson, Guy Pierce, Monica Bellucci, Ray Stevenson Director: Martin Campbell Memory is a massive wasted opportunity that could have revitalized Neeson’s spiraling career but doesn’t — Ambar Chatterjee I have been a Liam Neeson fan ever since I was blown away by Taken (Pierre Morel, 2008). It was more or less…

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2021)

Platform: Hulu/HBO Max Release Date: 01/12/2021 Cast: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara Director: Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro’s hellish nightmare of a film is an artistic and sensory delight of the highest order! — Ambar Chatterjee Nightmare Alley begins with a cryptic sequence where we see Stanton (Bradley Copper) burn a body…

VALIMAI (2022)

Release Date: 24/02/2022 Cast: Ajith Kumar, Kartikeya Gummakonda, Huma Qureshi, Gurbani Director: H. Vinoth Ajith Kumar is so good and Valimai is so entertaining that you will forget its many flaws — Ambar Chatterjee Before Valimai, H. Vinoth directed Theeran Adhigaram Ondru, one of the best cop-procedural-action-thrillers to have come out in years. After Theeran, he made an…

MAHAAN (2022)

Release Date: 11/02/2022 Platform: Amazon Prime Video Cast: Vikram, Dhruv Vikram, Simha, Sanath, Simran Director: Karthik Subbaraj A tale of two “Vikrams” that deserved a theatrical run for its stunning visual ballad and scintillating action — Ambar Chatterjee Mahaan chronicles the journey of Gandhi Mahaan (Vikram), a commerce teacher who was raised in a Gandhian family…