Articles by Santanu Das
The Jengaburu Curse review: Helmed by Nila Madhav Panda, the series details tribal displacement and institutional corruption with the design of a thriller.
In a chat with Hindustan Times, Matthew López shared how he cannot imagine the film without its two leading actors Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine.
Heartstopper Season 2 review: Nick and Charlie are back at Truham High, with friends for company. Filled with earnest delights, the show stays safe to a fault.
The Hunt for Veerappan: Helmed by Selvamani Selvaraj, the new Netflix docuseries delves deep into the manhunt of the brigand Veerappan.
Greta Gerwig's Barbie wears its feminist resolve wrapped under its delightfully pink meta-commentary. Its bitter aim is only directed at patriarchy.
Bawaal movie review: Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor star in the Nitesh Tiwari film, where horrors of World War II are re-imagined to save a crumbling marriage.
The Trial - Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha review: Expect loud background music and a total lack of nuance in this show starring Kajol and Jisshu Sengupta.
Neeyat, starring Vidya Balan as a detective, is far too shy to take chances and tackle larger socio-economic crises at play in order to leave an impact.
In an exclusive chat, The Summer I Turned Pretty stars Christopher Briney and Gavin Casalegno reveal what advice would their characters need ahead of season 2.
Vidya Balan plays detective Maya Rao in Anu Menon's Neeyat. She shares her first reaction to the script and her take on those Daniel Craig comparisons.
Konkona Sen Sharma directs a deliciously rich and poignant segment in Lust Stories 2, with two compelling performances from Tillotama Shome and Amruta Subhash.
And, Towards Happy Alleys review: Sreemoyee Singh's camera sensitively traces the growing climate of Iranian resistance through interviews and poetic anecdotes.
20 Days in Mariupol review: Mstyslav Chernov documents the early weeks of the Russian invasion of the Ukranian city of Mariupol in first-person narration.
The Hearing review: Four asylum seekers from various parts of the world answer questions as part of the Swiss application procedure in this doc by Lisa Gerig.
The Night Manager creator Sandeep Modi talks about the challenges of adapting the beloved series for an Indian audience and how Tom Hiddleston reacted to it.
No Winter Holidays review: Directors Rajan Kathet and Sunir Pandey narrow down their gaze on two widows surviving a harsh winter in the Nepalese Himalayas.
Tish review: Chronicling the life of British working class photographer Tish Murtha, Paul Sng's docu-biopic is a moving tribute to the legacy of an artist.
School of Lies review: The show revolves around the case of a missing child in a fictional boarding school that houses many secrets.
Scoop review: Karishma Tanna gives career-best performance as crime reporter Jagruti Pathak, who is accused of murder in Hansal Mehta's gripping drama series.
10 Years of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Ayan Mukherji's beloved coming-of-age romance starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone has aged delightfully with time.
Out now on Netflix, Anubhav Sinha's Bheed suffers from a heavy-handedness that doesn't quite match the energy and disorder of the mass-migration crisis.
Citadel is so obsessed with amnesiac spies and flashbacks popping in every 15 minutes, that it forgets to inject some semblance of logic into the narrative.
Alice, Darling review: Director Mary Nighy's feature debut is an effective character study of a young woman stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship.
Adarsh Gourav talks about his new Audible series Desi Down Under, where he stars alongside Prajakta Koli and Taaruk Raina.
Prajakta Koli talks about Desi Down Under: A coming-of-age, immersive 9-episode Audible Original series set on the shores of Sydney.
Dahaad review: Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah star in a perceptive, well-made series led down by an undercooked finale.
Air review: Set in 1984, the film dramatizes the story of how Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro (Matt Damon) sealed a game-changing deal with Michael Jordan.
The creators of the first ever Indian entrant in Star Wars Visions, Milind Shinde and Ishan Shukla spoke about the process of making The Bandits of Golak.
Biswa Kalyan Rath talks about his new Prime Video show Mood Kharaab, and clocking a decade doing comedy on stage.
Operation Fortune Ruse de Guerre review: Guy Ritchie rehashes convenient genre elements to deliver an entertaining spy thriller, with Aubrey Plaza in top form.