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Anupama Chopra Reviews

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, 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.

 

#100

Sardar Udham | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vicky Kaushal | Film Companion

Sardar Udham is the slowest of slow burns. Which isn’t unusual for Shoojit. The role of Sardar Udham comes with big demands and Vicky Kaushal delivers. Listen to the review for more, and watch the film on Amazon Prime Video. ... Read more

16 Oct 2021

05 MINS

05:34

16 Oct 2021


#99

Sanak | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vidyut Jammwal | Film Companion

Sanak is a Bollywoodised Die Hard. The load rests on the impressive shoulders of Vidyut Jammwal. Director Kanishk Varma and writer Ashish P. Verma deviate slightly from the Jammwal action-movie template. You can watch the film on Disney + Hotstar. ... Read more

15 Oct 2021

03 MINS

03:34

15 Oct 2021


#98

Rashmi Rocket | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Taapsee Pannu | Film Companion

Rashmi Rocket begins as a soaring sports saga but pivots into a courtroom drama. Director Akarsh Khurana, his team of writers and leading lady Taapsee Pannu are trying to translate a complex, little-known subject into accessible and entertaining cinema. Watch Anupama Chopra's review of the film, streaming on ZEE5. ... Read more

15 Oct 2021

05 MINS

05:25

15 Oct 2021


#97

Shiddat | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Radhika Madan, Sunny Kaushal | Film Companion

Radhika Madan and Sunny Kaushal are eminently watchable actors, who can't save Shiddat, a bewilderingly logic-free film about a man obsessed with a woman. Here's Anupama Chopra’s review of Shiddat, streaming on DisneyPlus Hotstar. ... Read more

01 Oct 2021

04 MINS

04:20

01 Oct 2021


#96

Kota Factory S2 | Anupama Chopra's Review | Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa | Film Companion

Anupama Chopra reviews Kota Factory season 2 streaming on Netflix India. What continues to propel the series is the seeming ordinariness of the leads. These kids are the polar opposite of the buffed and polished teenagers we see in Bollywood films like the Student of the Year franchise. ... Read more

24 Sep 2021

06 MINS

06:38

24 Sep 2021


#95

Ankahi Kahaniya | Anupama Chopra's Review | Film Companion

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. ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

05 MINS

05:46

17 Sep 2021


#94

BellBottom | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta | 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. ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

04 MINS

04:59

17 Sep 2021


#93

Mumbai Diaries 26/11 | Anupama Chopra's Review | Mohit Raina, Konkona Sensharma | Film Companion

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. ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

05 MINS

05:38

13 Sep 2021


#92

Bhoot Police | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Saif, Arjun, Yami, Jacqueline

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. ... Read more

10 Sep 2021

03 MINS

03:37

10 Sep 2021


#91

Once Upon A Time in Calcutta | Anupama Chopra's Review | 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. ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

05 MINS

05:55

09 Sep 2021


#90

The Father | Hollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion

The Father is a devastating film. One man’s descent into dementia becomes a gutting reminder of your own mortality. Watch Anupama Chopra's review of The Father. ... Read more

03 Sep 2021

04 MINS

04:20

03 Sep 2021


#89

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Hollywood Movie Review | Anupama Chopra | 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. ... Read more

03 Sep 2021

05 MINS

05:22

03 Sep 2021


#88

The Interview: Night of 26/11 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | 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. ... Read more

27 Aug 2021

04 MINS

04:02

27 Aug 2021


#87

Kaali Peeli Tales | Anupama Chopra's Review | 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 more, and watch the anthology on Amazon Mini TV. ... Read more

20 Aug 2021

05 MINS

05:00

20 Aug 2021


#86

Kuruthi | Malayalam Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Prithviraj Sukumaran | 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 film on  @Amazon Prime Video India . ... Read more

13 Aug 2021

04 MINS

04:25

13 Aug 2021


#85

Shershaah | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani | Film Compan...

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. ... Read more

13 Aug 2021

06 MINS

06:45

13 Aug 2021


#84

Navarasa | Anupama Chopra's Review | Netflix | 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. ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

06 MINS

06:07

09 Aug 2021


#83

Mimi | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi | 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. ... Read more

27 Jul 2021

04 MINS

04:26

27 Jul 2021


#82

Feels Like Ishq | Anupama Chopra's Review | Netflix India | Film Companion

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. ... Read more

23 Jul 2021

04 MINS

04:48

23 Jul 2021


#81

14 Phere | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vikrant M, Kriti K | 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. ... Read more

23 Jul 2021

03 MINS

03:53

23 Jul 2021