articles by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

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Professor Shonku O El Dorado movie review: Satyajit Ray's memorable scientist doesn't come to life in son's film

Professor Shonku O El Dorado is as incalculable a loss as the usurping of the famed scientist’s greatest inventions.

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Zombiesthaan movie review: First Bengali zombie horror film may have an edge but doesn't make most of the advantage

Abhirup Ghosh has obviously been a post-apocalyptic, dystopian and zombie horror film and fiction fan. But then why not take Zombiesthaan to perfection?

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Wounds movie review: Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson's horror film struggles to rise above cliches and tropes

Wounds is riddled with super-cheap jump scare tactics, pointless gore, and ineffective sinister atmospherics.

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American Son movie review: Netflix's Kerry Washington-starrer exposes the fault lines of a nation

Based on the Broadway play of the same name by Christopher Demos-Brown, Kenny Leon’s American Son seems to have polarised its viewers and critics to a great extent. And not without reason.

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Sraboner Dhara movie review: Sudeshna Roy, Abhijit Guha's film suffers for a poorly crafted double narrative

The dichotomy in the dual narrative tracks comes in the way of Sraboner Dhara becoming a commendable work of art

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Nirban movie review: Despite a powerhouse act by Rakhee, Gautam Halder's promising film comes up short

Had the script been tighter, Gautam Halder’s Nirban could have found some semblance of cinematic salvation. What it ends up being, instead, is one big bore.

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Buro Sadhu movie review: Debutant director Vik proves he's a fine craftsman with this richly detailed triumph

Ritwick Chakraborty in Buro Sadhu is brilliant as the young man who is disillusioned, callous, frightened and in the throes of alcoholism-induced hallucinations in various stages of his life.

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Kedara movie review: Kaushik Ganguly is superlative in Indraadip Dasgupta’s perfectly executed debut film

In his debut feature film Kedara (The Armchair), Indraadip Dasgupta has shown exceptional potential in dealing with a sensitive subject and creating a heart-warming film out of it.

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Mitin Mashi movie review: A flawed detective caper that's saved by strong performances and laudable idea

In the film, Mitin Mashi, or Pragyaparamita Mukherjee, is a private detective with her own Kolkata Police approved agency

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Parcel movie review: Indrasis Acharya's tale exposes the rot that lies just below a picturesque facade

Despite being a ‘thriller’, Parcel is a slow burn of a film, like its predecessor Pupa

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Gumnaami movie review: An admirable second half can't right the information overload of a monotonous beginning

As claimed by the makers, Gumnaami does present and examine a number of theories surrounding Netaji’s death — or, shall we say, his disappearance

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Gotro movie review: Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Nandita Roy’s latest film is shallow and overly preachy

Gotro is less an attempt at education, and more a desire to ride a powerful idea just for the sake of doing so.

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Gumnaami explores theories about Subhas Chandra Bose's death, and the man who is said to be Netaji in disguise

Gumnaami tells the story of Subhas Chandra Bose and Gumnaami Baba, a man who may or may not have been Bose. The film, directed by Srijit Mukherji and starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, explores the mystery surrounding Bose's death through three theories and relies on the Mukherjee Commission report

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Goyenda Junior movie review: This investigative drama discounts audience's intelligence, despite credible actors

Goyenda Junior is a hurriedly put together disaster of a film has very little to offer, despite boasting of some solid names on the acting credits.

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Kanchanjangha movie review: Zubeen Garg's hackneyed film is one Assamese cinema neither needs nor deserves

With so many fascinating films coming out of Assam, with such fresh ideas and original thought, there is no excuse for a film such as Kanchanjangha to be made.

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Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo? movie review: Pritam D Gupta's insipid film suffers from clunky writing

Perhaps the only two things I liked in Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo? are Chakraborty’s sincere attempt, and the background score by Arko Pravo Mukherjee.

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Bornoporichoy movie review: Mainak Bhaumik's thriller suffers from an extremely convoluted plot

Bornoporichoy has a flimsy storyline, a cluster of clues that were hammered into the story, and performances which were neither supervised nor perfected.

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Oriplast Originals offers bold Bengali music collaborations and is a must watch for lovers of Coke Studio, MTV Unplugged

Oriplast Originals is touted to be the biggest musical collaboration Bengali music has witnessed in the internet era.

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Network movie review: Saswata Chatterjee can't save this poorly written, needlessly long film

Saptaswa Basu’s Network may have a good plot, but the script is poorly written.

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Birsa Dasgupta on foraying into comedy with Bibaho Obhijaan, and learning from Anurag Kashyap

Armed with an honesty that is rare to come by in the industry, Birsa Dasgupta speaks of his love for comedy films.