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Anupama Chopra, founder & editor of Film Companion, is a film critic, television anchor and book author. She has been writing about Bollywood since 1993. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Hindustan Times, The Los Angeles Times and Vogue (India). Here you can find all of her reviews for movies from across the globe.
Anupama Chopra is a film critic, television anchor and book author. She has been writing about Bollywood since 1993. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Hindustan Times, The Los Angeles Times and Vogue (India). Here you can find all of her interviews and conversations with Bollywood and Hollywood's leading actors and filmmakers. In short, everything you need to enhance your cinematic experience.
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The overarching theme of Ankahi Kahaniya is love and longing in Mumbai. Watch Anupama Chopra's review of the anthology Ankahi Kahaniya, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Abhishek Chaubey & Saket Chaudhary.โดย Film Companion
I haven’t taken a break in 11 years, I need to now - Samantha Akkineni talks to Anupama Chopra about the success of The Family Man, the backlash she received for her role and why she’s decided to take a break now.โดย Film Companion
BellBottom, inspired by true events, is set in the 1980s, described as a time when hijacking had become rampant. The films propels itself forward on a certain caper-style energy, slickness and scale. Watch Anupama Chopra's review of BellBottom on @Amazon Prime Video India , starring Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta among others.…
The word immersive gets tossed around a lot but Mumbai Diaries 26/11 actually achieves it. Over eight episodes, which range in duration from 35 minutes to 48 minutes, the series recreates the horror, beat by beat. Anupama Chopra reviews the Amazon Prime Video series.โดย Film Companion
Watching Bhoot Police on @DisneyPlus Hotstar, I realized that a film which is mediocre is more soul-sucking than one that is actively awful because you see glimpses of what might have been.โดย Film Companion
With his third film, Once Upon a Time in Calcutta, filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta is back in Venice, being the only Indian film playing at the festival this year. The film has a lovely, lyrical quality to it. Here's Anupama Chopra's review to know more.โดย Film Companion
Shang-Chi is the MCU’s first Asian lead, and like Black Panther, this film carries the weight of the departure from the all-white pantheon of Marvel superheroes. The writing doesn’t have the heft or depth of that film. Still, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a strong step forward.โดย Film Companion
The Interview: Night of 26/11, starring Jackie Shroff & Anjum Nayar, is so bizarrely amateurish that it’s hard to adequately describe it. Watch Anupama Chopra's review to know more, and watch the film on BookMyShow Stream.โดย Film Companion
These stories are about mostly affluent people grappling with affairs of the heart – divorce, infidelity, the idea of an open marriage, coming out of the closet, one-night stands and love in the time of social media. The stories end with the characters in a Mumbai taxi, hence the title Kaali Peeli Tales. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know mo…
Amit Tandon, Prashasti Singh, Sumukhi Suresh, Rohan Joshi tell Anupama Chopra and Suchin Mehrotra about Netflix India's Comedy Premium League, why comedy is an anti-stardom industry and how their craft evolved in the pandemic.โดย Film Companion
My daughter Zoya doesn’t think I’m a legend - Javed Akhtar speaks to Anupama Chopra about India Shayari Project, pitching stories to his filmmaker children and why he believes that the music industry is going to see a big shift soon.โดย Film Companion
In Kuruthi, director Manu Warrier and writer Anish Pallyal build a Trojan horse – a home invasion movie that works as a gripping thriller but at the same time asks us to consider religious fanaticism, how faith can create good and evil, how hate persists and how ultimately, violence begets violence. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review, and watch the …
Shershaah, on @Amazon Prime Video India , starring Sidharth Malhotra & Kiara Advani, doesn’t have the daring of its subject. The intentions are laudable but it feels tokenistic because the writing isn’t detailed enough. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.โดย Film Companion
"We're in talks to make Lucifer into a three-part Hindi series" - Prithviraj Sukumaran speaks to Anupama Chopra about putting his weight behind Kuruthi, directing superstar Mohanlal in Lucifer and Bro Daddy and how he celebrates the success of his films.โดย Film Companion
Navarasa is arguably the mother of Indian anthologies - nine films based on the nine emotional states prescribed by the Natya Shastra. It's bolstered by good intentions, some superb performances and craft but overall, the anthology doesn’t exceed the sum of its parts. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review here.…
"Sometimes I want to give something to be trolled about" - Rashmika Mandanna talks about her new experiences in the film industry with Mission Majnu & Goodbye, being trolled since the beginning of her career, Vijay Deverakonda being her confidant, and more.โดย Film Companion
In conversation with Anupama Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra speaks about finally seeing Shershaah come to fruition on @Amazon Prime Video India, recreating a passionate, heroic real-life character like Capt. Vikram Batra with heart, and what he'd like audiences to remember him by.โดย Film Companion
Yami Gautam speaks to Anupama Chopra about her impromptu yet beautiful wedding to Aditya Dhar, her professional relationship with her husband, and her future projects Bhoot Police, Dasvi, A Thursday among others.โดย Film Companion
A remake of the National Award-winning 2011 Marathi film Mala Aai Vahhaychy!, buried somewhere inside Mimi is a moving story about parenting and what it means to raise and love a child. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review of the film starring Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Pathak & Manoj Pahwa, to know more.…
Ahead of the release of the hugely anticipated RRR, writer Vijayendra Prasad talks to Anupama Chopra about how he conceptualised the magnum opus, the rules of engagement with his filmmaker son SS Rajamouli, what we can expect from his next project with Mahesh Babu and the Hindi filmmakers he would like to collaborate with.…
Most of the films are thirty minutes long but truthfully, little in the three hours "feels like ishq". Much of it feels synthetic, simplistic, straining to be meaningful and, largely, insipid. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review of Feels Like Ishq to know more.โดย Film Companion
14 Phere is a bewildering film. It’s set up as a romance but the horror of honor killing looms large. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review of the film starring Vikrant Massey, Kriti Kharbanda, Jameel Khan, Gauahar Khan among others.โดย Film Companion
In Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofaan, Aziz, a street fighter from Dongri, the catalyst in his life is a doctor at the local hospital. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s great line in As Good as it Gets, Ananya makes Aziz want to be a better man. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.โดย Film Companion
A short descriptor of Malik could be – a Malayalam Nayakan. Like Mani Ratnam’s 1987 classic, this film is also a sprawling story of crime and punishment spanning generations and decades – from 1965 to 2018. Here' Anupama Chopra's review of Malik on @Amazon Prime Video India, starring Fahadh Faasil in the titular role.…
"I want to do a DDLJ, but this is what I'm offered" - Fahadh Faasil & Mahesh Narayanan speak to Anupama Chopra about making Malik, how they created the near 14-minute opening shot and the thought behind Fahadh's post on Facebook.โดย Film Companion
"As long as you can walk & stand, you fight" - Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra tell Anupama Chopra about shooting Toofaan, what sets it apart from other boxing films and the warrior spirit it has left them with.โดย Film Companion
Haseen Dillruba, starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey & Harshvardhan Rane, is genre busting – it’s a murder mystery but also a feverish romance with dollops of comedy bunged in. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.โดย Film Companion
Sherni has many stellar actors including Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi and Ila Arun but the film is grounded by the gravitas and understated strength that Vidya Balan brings to Vidya Vincent.โดย Film Companion
"I was sick of the lies written about me" - Neena Gupta speaks to Anupama Chopra about why she wrote her autobiography Sach Kahun Toh, the respect she's getting today (thanks to her career) and why she wishes she were younger now.โดย Film Companion
“I suck at the glamorous, song & dance roles” - Vidya Balan speaks to Anupama Chopra about her experience filming Sherni, the three films she’s green lit and why song and dance glam roles aren’t her cup of tea.โดย Film Companion
After Skater Girl was shot in Khempur, a village near Udaipur in Rajasthan, the skating park that was built as a set for the movie was donated to locals. Which is probably the best thing about this well-intentioned but slight film.โดย Film Companion
The Family Man Season 2, on Amazon Prime Video India, doesn’t deal in simplistic heroes and villains. There are enough thrills here but what stays with you eventually is a sense of sadness - Anupama Chopra reviews the Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni series created by Raj & DK.โดย Film Companion
The primal, animalistic nature of men sits just beneath the veneer of civilization imposed by society. Poke a little and a man, who is a loving father and husband, turns into a creature so savage that he is barely recognizable.โดย Film Companion
Wherever you think this narrative might go, it doesn’t. And when the twist arrives, it’s so unexpected that just like the character it’s revealed to, you are also stunned into silence. The beauty is that all of this plays out amidst the humdrum rhythms of daily life. There is no drama or high emotion.…
Arjun Kapoor chats with Anupama Chopra about his recent releases, Sardar Ka Grandson and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, what he's learnt over nine years in the movie business and why he consciously keeps his personal life away from the media glare.โดย Film Companion
What happens when an expensive Sony camera is left by mistake on the backseat of an autorickshaw? Lives change. Because the camera enables people to become storytellers. It renews hope and ambition. That is the power of cinema and the story of Cinema Bandi, the delightful new Telugu film, directed by Praveen Kandregula, and produced by Raj Nidimoru…
The interest around "Lonavala mein kaun tha" is baffling - The team behind The Family Man, Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Samantha Akkineni, Raj & DK, tell Anupama Chopra about what we can expect from Season 2, living up to the hype and excitement and how they got into the headspace of their characters.โดย Film Companion
“There are no heroes or villains in Nayattu” - Amidst the heated debate surrounding the film, actor Kunchako Boban and writer Shahi Kabir deep dive into the making of Nayattu with Anupama Chopra. From the backlash the film received to it's open-ended climax, this interview has all the answers you have been seeking. Nayattu is now streaming on Netfl…
Sardar Ka Grandson plays neither as a coming-of-age saga of a man who learns to face challenges and deliver on his commitments nor as a cross-border comedy nor as a moving family drama.โดย Film Companion
Today, artists are told to just shut up - Mahira Khan & Azaan Sami Khan speak to Anupama Chopra about collaborating on Tu, prospects of working in India in the future and why the ban on artists across the border was “scary”.โดย Film Companion
The Salman Khan starrer is so free of craft that it hurts. Prabhu Deva delivers yet another loud, numbing, pointless paean to the cult of Salman Khan. Anupama Chopra reviews the film.โดย Film Companion
Nayattu is a chilling film about the machinations of the system. The title means the hunt in Malayalam. What makes Nayattu brilliant is the way director Martin Prakkat reworks it.โดย Film Companion
Godzilla vs Kong is the fourth installment in a franchise called the MonsterVerse. But even if you haven’t seen those films, you won’t have any trouble connecting the dots in this one.โดย Film Companion
How do you repurpose a powerful and gripping story about women into an over-the-top star vehicle in which the hero towers above everything else? Vakeel Saab provides a masterclass.โดย Film Companion
The Disciple is a meditative character study of a Hindustani classical vocalist named Sharad Nerulkar. The film might be set in the esoteric world of Indian classical music but its concerns are universal.โดย Film Companion
Without Remorse is an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s bestselling 1993 novel. The film attempts to speak to the reality of contemporary polarised America but the plot is too formulaic and the commentary too thin to underpin the high-octane thriller with gravitas.โดย Film Companion
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