Articles by Anupama Chopra
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.
The story of a desperately lonely teenager and her predatory teacher makes for compelling viewing.
This is a moving tale of unlikely champions, a father who refused to bend and the daughters he moulded into steel.
Updated on Jan 17, 2017 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnupama Chopra
This omnibus of seven films is a wonderful idea, but more a film lab than a film, so I prefer not to rate it. I’m eager to see what these directors do next.
Aditya Chopra reinvents himself with Befikre, and it couldn’t have happened without Ranveer Singh.
The first thing you should know about Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh is that the film has nothing to do with Kahaani, the movie that came out four years ago. The story and characters are unrelated. So why is this one called Kahaani 2? Sujoy Ghosh, who wrote and directed both films, described Kahaani as a genre, a genre about strong women-oriented narratives.
The thriller has a superbly constructed first half but post interval the storytelling gets clumsy. However, Vidya Balan makes even the most illogical scenes seem convincing.
It may not have an authentic core, but this is still a journey worth taking — especially for the pleasure of watching Alia soar.
This is the kind of film in which the villain plays the harmonica as bodies are flung about. Go in preparing for mindless fun and you’ll still be disappointed.
I laughed and cried — in all the wrong places, for all the wrong reasons.
So there are elements that you will enjoy, but the film is let down by undercooked writing.
Neeraj Pandey’s telling of Dhoni’s life is in equal parts, thrilling, moving and utterly exhausting
An over-stuffed storyline, excessive razzmatazz and uneven soundtrack hold this film back.
The larger narrative of the film is inert and clunky but the spirited female characters will stay with you.
This is a desperately flawed film, but parts of it hold out a promise of greater things from Nitya Mehra.
The curse of the second half strikes so badly in this film that it almost completely negates the first half, which is effective.
This could have been an entertaining, if cartoonish, film. Instead, it is just an incoherent slog.
The good news about UnIndian is that Brett Lee is affable and natural in front of the camera. The film’s problem are its long list of clichés.
The vision deserves applause but Ashutosh Gowariker has been utterly let down by his own writing.
Rustom has flashes of power, but they peter out quickly.
The film doesn’t take sides and its anguish is authentic, which makes this one worth your time.
The first half of the film is gripping and entertaining, but the script gets sloppy as it progresses
The actor breathes life into a cliché – the common man who suffers a gross injustice and rises up against the system