Articles by Anupama Chopra
It’s crass. It’s cringe-worthy. This might just be the most unwatchable Bollywood film of the year.
Sultan is an overwrought, overblown, over-stretched sports saga. When it ended, I had moist eyes and a big grin on my face. In wrestling terms, it’s an over-sized Salman slam.
If you are looking for a cheerful or uplifting movie experience, this isn’t it. But Chandrasekhar Reddy’s documentary on India’s illegal coal mines effectively takes you into a world few of us know
Apart from the inventive rendering of the title, little feels fresh or original
The film is racist, sexist and willfully rude about the differently abled. But the worst sin, in my book, is that it’s just not funny
Phobia is satisfying and fun — both words you don’t get to use often with Hindi horror films.
Film is structurally clumsy and overtly high-pitched but also strongly enacted and genuinely moving
Film critic Anupama Chopra tells us what she loved on the fifth day at the Cannes Film Festival.
Film critic Anupama Chopra tells us all that happened on the fourth day at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
On the third day of the 69’th Cannes Film Festival, film critic Anupama Chopra tells us that none of the film screenings at the festival have been booed so far.
Anupama Chopra gives us a lowdown from all that happened at the first day of the 69’th Cannes Film Festival.
Despite the cheesy title, the film has some interesting ideas. The bad news is that the talent both in front of the camera and behind it simply isn’t mature enough to handle them
The characters have all the depth of stick figures so it’s best to focus on the action sequences, which are beautifully choreographed
It’s a sweet, sanitised and somewhat simplistic story that debutant director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari tells with a light touch and a lot of heart.
Gaurav comes from a middle-class, ‘mamooli’ home too. His entire life is centered on his love for Aryan.
Have I just made this film sound somewhat intriguing? It’s not. It’s excruciating. Though I will admit that the dialogue is the stuff of pure comedy.
Ki & Ka review: R Balki gives us a heroine named Kia (Kareena) who is unapologetically ambitious, and a hero named Kabir (Arjun) whose most cherished ambition is to be like his late mother, who was a homemaker.
The film is an almost frame-by-frame remake of the 2010 Korean blockbuster, The Man from Nowhere.
Teraa Surroor is just excruciating painful and outrageously silly, be it Himesh’s deadpan acting or the film’s new find Farah Karimaee, who is so weak an actor that she makes the hero look like a thespian.
As it turns out, not much has changed. In Jai Gangaajal, the setting is Bankepur, which is a small town in Madhya Pradesh but might just as well be the Wild West.
Aligarh is a hard-hitting film that clearly advocates gay rights but the beauty is that it does so by constructing a deeply moving portrait of love and loneliness. The film would be impossible without the prodigious talent of Manoj Bajpayee.
We know nothing about anyone else on this plane apart from Neerja. And yet, she is never positioned as an obvious heroic figure. We see her struggle with her fear. Flashbacks of her abusive, failed marriage are woven in but with minimal melodrama.
It’s an old-fashioned fight between good and evil but what makes it gripping is the determination and earnestness that Sunny Deol brings to it.
Sunny Leone pushed back a journalist’s insulting, tone-deaf questions with elegance and intelligence recently. Sadly, there is no glimpse of that woman in Mastizaade. Here, Sunny is pure tits and ass. Her one job is heaving, thrusting and teasing as if her life depends on it. And all that hard work is singularly ineffective because this film is just awful.
Two things in Airlift will make your jaw drop. First, the story and second, Akshay Kumar. This is his finest hour.
The characters are caricatures but there are moments when your eyes get moist — as when Juhi Chawla Mehta playing a science teacher named Jyoti gives a heartfelt speech about the value of teachers and why we need to revere them.
In Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has dared greatly, and succeeded. The film is a celebration of magnificent obsession - Bajirao’s obsession with his beloved Mastani, and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s obsession with the 17th-century Peshwa and his doomed love story.