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Updated on Dec 28, 2019 07:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnupama Chopra
Huppert is the French Meryl Streep
He doesn’t get enough credit for pushing the envelope in his films
A festival insists that you watch films you would never have encountered otherwise.
The megastar completes 50 years in Hindi cinema this month
It’s a treat when actors let go of on-screen vanity for a film, says Anupama Chopra
Cinema can sometimes echo your soul, be a friend and a guide
Some have begun to use their massive clout, online and off, for greater good.
Done right, these numbers are joyous. It’s time to rename them
Surprise! The truly innovative cinema like Virus or Village Rockstars, Super Deluxe, Sairat, Kumbalangi Nights or the Baahubali franchise, is emerging from outside Mumbai.
Twitter trolls, on both sides of the political axis, need to stop looking for a conspiracy in every movie review, says Anupama Chopra.
The borders between film industries in India have become more porous
Stars are being asked to play charades or quiz each other, during interviews. But if standard Q&As are one rut, this is turning out to be just another. It’s time to rethink Bollywood promotions.
Ayushmann Khurrana actively sought out the film Article 15. The actor saw Mulk, a powerful and persuasive plea for religious unity, and called the film’s director, Anubhav Sinha. Anubhav offered him a rom-com. Ayushmann asked instead for something gritty and hard-hitting.
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnupama Chopra
In an industry that allows mediocrity to survive and even thrive, successful actors are setting aside time to hone their craft. I wish more actors would do this.
HT introduces a fortnightly column by Anupama Chopra. Up first, a peek beyond the Cannes red carpet to ask why it’s been 25 years since India had a film in the main competition section.
Anupama Chopra puts her experience at Cannes Film Festival in numbers - nine days, 13 films, 20 interviews and two parties.
Anupama Chopra interviewed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Asif Kapadia, Werner Herzog and Sonam Kapoor at Cannes. Here is an interesting sneak peek.
Anupama Chopra writes about interviewing actor Andie Macdowell at Cannes Film Festival and meeting director Alfonso Cuaron.
At Cannes Film Festival, Anupama Chopra talks to Deepika Padukone about her red carpet style, and why she doesn’t bring Ranveer Singh there.
Mira Nair who is in Cannes as a mentor for the 11th edition of La Fabrique Cinema. She said that the tastes and agendas of the selection committee and that of Indian cinema don’t necessarily align.
Anupama Chopra chats up Priyanka Chopra and Hina Khan at Cannes Film Festival as they make their red carpet appearances.
Village Rockstars drector Rima Das participated in the inauguration of the India Pavilion, which becomes a home away from home for the many Indians at Cannes.
At Cannes Film Festival this year, 1845 feature films were submitted for the official selection but no Indian films made the cut. There are no Indian artists on any of the juries either.
There’s a lot to look forward to at the Cannes Film Festival, starting with the opening film - Jim Jarmusch’s star-studded zombie horror The Dead Don’t Die.
The film begins with the ingenious idea of a website for lovers who want to elope, but it’s all pretty much downhill from there.
Even Jackie Chan’s charisma cannot save this odd, disjointed, cross-border debacle.
The best way to enjoy Raees is to manage expectations first. This is an uneven film.
A B-grade genre film is elevated by the blazing talent of Hrithik Roshan.
This is just a pointless film, because an exact frame-for-frame version already exists in Tamil.