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…

BACHCHHAN PAANDEY (2022)

Release Date: 18/03/2022 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi, Jacqueline Fernandez Director: Farhad Samji Bloated, boring, crass, and stupefying! Here is why you should steer clear of Bachchhan Paandey — Ambar Chatterjee The fact that Farhad Samji has directed Bachchhan Paandey should tell you everything that you need to know about this film. If…

SOORYAVANSHI (2021)

Release Date: 05/11/2021 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Jackie Shroff Director: Rohit Shetty An outrageous and silly but surprisingly fun capper that is self-aware and surges forward with pace and gusto — Ambar Chatterjee Dhruba Saikia [name changed], an IT professional and language aficionado was conned by me (a budding salesman…

BELL BOTTOM (2021)

Release Date: 20/08/2021 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Adil Hussain, Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta Director: Ranjit M. Tewari Bell Bottom is formulaic, has terrible graphics and lacks novelty but is still somewhat entertaining — Ambar Chatterjee An Indian airliner is hijacked by apparent local terrorists and taken to Lahore from where they plan to negotiate…

BABY(2015)

Narrated from the prospective of chief Firoz (Danny), Baby is the story of a covert anti-terrorist unit and the final year of their 5 year stint called “Baby”. Ajay (Akshay Kumar) is hot on the trails of the mujahedeen who are about to launch an attack on India. Neeraj Pandey sets the premise wonderfully in…

ZAALIM (1994)

Zaalim released in the year 1994. I was barely 7 years old at that point in time and I can still clearly remember my elder brother taking me to see this film. In those days there was a much-hyped rivalry between Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty for the top spot of the first major action…

ENTERTAINMENT(2014)

Akshay Kumar’s Entertainment didn’t seem too much at the first view owing simply to the less than interesting story that it had to offer. It was the kind of story which you listen to, look surprised and then forget at that very instance. What potential would such a story have on the celluloid was one…

HOLIDAY(2014)

A.R Murugadoss created an enthralling film in Thuppakki which was released in 2012. Its star Vijay turned in an authoritative performance and backed by some superb action and pulsating background score the film went on to hit the right notes with the audiences. But the problem that the Hindi remake of the same title suffers…

BOSS(2013)

No matter how much hype it received or how big a star Akshay Kumar is , Boss had disaster written all over it from the word go. We have had a flurry of releases similar in nature and content to boss and none of it except Singham and Rowdy Rathore made a considerable impact. The…

MOHRA(1994)

Released in the year 1994, Mohra proved to be one of the most popular and eventually a cult classic in its genre. The subject of revenge and good vs evil has been done and redone again and again in the Hindi film industry and interestingly it is also one of the most popular money spinner…