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.
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.
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.
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, str...
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.
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.
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.
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, La...
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.
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.