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 Hollywood and Bollywood movies.
Tandav | Anupama Chopra's Review | Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia | Film Companion
Ali Abbas Zafar's Tandav, starring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub among others, has too much Bollywood masala in its DNA. Which makes it intermittently entertaining but also shallow and not very smart.
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi | Bollywood Movie Review By Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Ramprasad ki Tehrvi is a family drama directed by Seema Pahwa bursting with taujis, chachis, bhabhis and nanands. When they all gather after their father – the titular Ramprasad – dies, the gloves come off. But the arguments, old hurts and bitchy asides don’t lead to any earth-shattering confrontation. Just the understanding that human beings are flawed, relationships are fragile and yet, we must strive, as best as we can, to be happy.
Coolie No. 1 | Bollywood Movie Review | Anupama Chopra | Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan |Film Companion
The earlier Coolie No. 1 had a cheery lunacy and a degree of innocence that allowed the ridiculous plot to play out as an extended joke. But in 2020, the narrative is dated and offensive on so many levels. Here's Anupama Chopra's review of the Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer.
AK vs AK | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap | Film Companion
In AK vs AK on Netflix, director Vikramaditya Motwane and writer Avinash Sampath construct a narrative that consistently crisscrosses the boundaries of artifice and truth. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
Unpaused | Anupama Chopra's Review | Amazon Prime Video | Film Companion
Unpaused, an Amazon Prime Video India anthology directed by Raj & DK, Nikkhil Advani, Nitya Mehra, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Avinash Arun Dhaware is a snapshot of a time when the world paused. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to find out more.
Durgamati The Myth | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Bhumi Pednekar | Film Companion
Durgamati The Myth on @Amazon Prime Video India (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UC4zWG9LccdWGUlF77LZ8toA) starring Bhumi Pednekar, Arshad Warsi, Magie Gill & Jisshu Sengupta among others, is a horror/thriller film which is the remake of 2018 Telugu film Bhaagamathie. Listen to the full review to know more.