articles by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

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Bibaho Obhijaan movie review: An irredeemable offering despite some rare laugh-out-loud moments

Unfortunately, for most of its two-hour duration, Bibaho Obhijaan is simply not funny enough.

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Manbhanjan review: Abhijit Chowdhury's miniseries does full justice to Rabindranath Tagore's short story

Far from a frivolous and convenient attempt, Hoichoi's Manbhanjan has been made to ride the shoulder of a giant in Rabindranath Tagore.

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Onek Diner Pore movie review: Debarati Gupta turns a school reunion drama into a wholesome work of art

Debarati Gupta draws such beautiful performances from all her actresses in Onek Diner Pore.

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Feluda: 50 Years of Ray’s Detective review — An impressive celebration of the iconic Bengali sleuth

Sagnik Chatterjee's documentary does a rather impressive job of celebrating the phenomenon called Feluda.

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Beirut movie review: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike enthral in this sharply written spy thriller

Beirut, written by Tony Gilroy and directed by Brad Anderson, is a fast-paced, smartly produced, beautifully mounted spy thriller that will keep you enthralled throughout.

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Shesh Theke Shuru movie review: Raj Chakraborty's latest is more an agonising soap opera than a feature film

As unapologetic as he is about flaunting his brand of films, director Raj Chakraborty is incapable of coming up with anything intelligent, as his latest Shesh Theke Shuru proves.

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The Perfection movie review: Allison Williams, Logan Browning's performances elevate this Netflix horror-thriller

Richard Shepard’s The Perfection is a grim tale of horror, deceit, revenge and retribution, all shrouded in a thin veil of mystery and suspense.

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Shakkhi movie review: A poorly executed film that wastes its promising premise

The execution of Shakkhi is quite disappointing, and at every stage, it turned out to be an uphill task simply to remain invested in it.

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Durgeshgorer Guptodhon movie review: Dhrubo Banerjee delivers another enjoyable adventure thriller

Durgeshgorer Guptodhon is not a film that will take your breath away, but it’s consistently watchable and is bound to leave you satisfied.

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Bhoot Chaturdashi movie review: Scares arrive way too late in this unevenly paced horror film

For more than one hour of this 90-minute film, there are — simply put — zero scares in Bhoot Chaturdashi.

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Aamis director Bhaskar Hazarika on spinning a brilliant tale of love, desire and sin in his critically lauded film

Aamis is a must-watch that will have you questioning everything you have ever believed about love. The film is an excellent study of social structures and aberrations, of norms and penalties, and of desire and its costs. But more than anything else, the film — and Bhaskar Hazarika — ask a simple and yet potent question: How can something that feels so good be wrong?

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Ke Tumi Nandini movie review: Pathikrit Basu's film is an illogical mess with no redeeming quality

If Fidaa was watchable, for nothing else but the fact that it was unintentionally funny, Ke Tumi Nandini is just not worth your time

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Kevin Hart: Irresponsible review — An unforgiving self-assessment lacking in humour and strong message

While the humour rings high in some parts of Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible, the show is, overall, a disappointment as a lot of the jokes fall flat.

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The Silence: John R Leonetti's post-apocalyptic horror-thriller is poorly written, incoherent

John Leonetti’s film The Silence is a cheap, tacky and incoherent B-grade movie at best

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Tarikh movie review: An exceptionally well-written film that portrays dichotomies of human existence

Tarikh is the story of three individuals, each with his or her own unique approach to life

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Bhobishyoter Bhoot movie review: A brave socio-political satire with hits and misses in equal measure

Bhobishyoter Bhoot has some brilliant technical wizardry in departments such as editing (an absolute marvel), cinematography, and sound design

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Vinci Da movie review: Srijit Mukherji cuts out the flab to deliver a genius crime thriller

With Vinci Da, Srijit Mukherji seems to have consciously cut down the cinematic flab that had begun to creep into his films

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Sweater movie review: Ishaa Saha's performance makes this needlessly preachy film watchable

Shiladitya Moulik’s new film Sweater is an honest and sincere effort at telling a good story. It has all the right ingredients of a simple feel-good film.

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Basu Paribar movie review: Suman Ghosh brings together a stellar cast in this bittersweet family tale

Basu Paribar leaves you with a warm sense of nostalgia and fond memories of family gatherings, where just under the surface of mirth and celebration, there are always tidings of grief and despair, whispers, frowns and sniffles