SEMKHOR (2022)

Poignant! Heart-wrenching! Mesmerizing! – Aimee Baruah’s Semkhor is bound to stir up a storm — Ambar Chatterjee Assamese cinema is going through a great phase and Semkhor is yet another burning example of that very fact. Even though the film is in the Grao-Dima language, the language, and the Dimasa people are an integral part of Assam….

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022)

Wonderfully bizarre! Technically immaculate! Unbelievably edgy! Extremely intimate! — Ambar Chatterjee Everything Everywhere All at Once is a commentary on the condition of the modern family and the relationship between parents and their children. It successfully deals with a plethora of issues like the generation gap, how parents are the key support system for their children,…

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…

BULU FILM (2022)

A devastating dive into the abyss of helplessness and the tragedy emanating out of meager needs — Ambar Chatterjee I went into Bulu Film expecting an efficiently done situational comedy which it did turn out to be for at least the first half and a large chunk of the second half. However, how the film culminated horrified…

BRAHMASTRA (2022) – 3D

Everything good and bad about Brahmastra — Ambar Chatterjee Few films do a lot of good in their runtime and then balance it out with an almost equal amount of bad. This makes the entire experience feel so levelled out that you ask yourself whether you loved the film or hated it. Brahmastra is one such rare…

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…

APARAJITO (2022)

Dense, engrossing, and intriguing! Anik Datta’s film about the making of Pather Panchali is a winner all the way — Ambar Chatterjee For a filmi keeda like me, a film about the making of a film is even more interesting than the actual film. If the film in question happens to be the great Pather Panchali,…

KOLONGPAR (2022)

Release Date: 28/08/2022 Platform: CND Play Cast: Kamal Lochan, Stuti Choudhury, Mintu Baruah, Chinmoy Kotoky Director: Mrinmoy Saikia One of the best Axomia web series in years? — Ambar Chatterjee The enormity of the drug trade in Assam dawned on me only after the news of police gunning down drug peddlers and numerous drug busts…

DELHI CRIME – SEASON 2 (2022)

Release Date: 26/08/2022 Cast: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Tillotama Shome Creator: Richie Mehta A solid police-procedural with terrific performances and effective social commentary — Ambar Chatterjee Delhi Crime Season 1 is my second most favorite series of all time after Chernobyl. Thus, my expectations from Season 2 of the series were high to start with….