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.
Ginny Weds Sunny | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vikrant Massey, Yami Gautam
Debutant director Puneet Khanna is not a fan of nuance. So his film has the straightforward title - Ginny Weds Sunny. Boy and girl (Vikrant Massey & Yami Gautam) meet-cute at a big, fat Punjabi wedding and their relationship culminates at a big, fat destination wedding. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s review to find out more.
Khaali Peeli | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ananya Panday, Ishaan Khatter | Film Companion
Director Magbool Khan’s Khaali Peeli on @ZEEPLEX (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCX3PcMUjayaB9ovRjoZacXQ) , starring Ananya Panday & Ishaan Khatter, tries to blend uncomfortable elements with Fast & Furious style car chases & romance. Listen to the review to know more.
Serious Men | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Film Companion
Director Sudhir Mishra's film Serious Men on @Netflix India (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCZSNzBgFub_WWil6TOTYwAg) , based on Manu Joseph's award winning novel, veers between sharp and sagging but ultimately Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the terrific child actor Aakshath Das steer the story to a satisfying close. Listen to the review to know more.
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
The best thing about Dolly and Kitty is that they are a mess. They can lie and steal. Both do really dumb things but because they are played by two keenly intelligent actors – Konkona Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar – they don’t come off as silly or capricious.
Sadak 2 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Sanjay Dutt | Alia Bhatt | Film Companion
Sadak 2 doesn’t just mirror the original in terms of narrative beats. The storytelling, performances, dialogue, cinematography, songs, background music – all seem to belong to the 90s, which was the last time Mahesh Bhatt directed a film before this. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Jisshu Sengupta, among others.
Ram Singh Charlie | Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Kumud Mishra | Divya Dutta | Film Companion
Ram Singh Charlie, directed by Nitin Kakkar, and written by Kakkar and Sharib Hashmi, is a celebration of the artist. Kumud Mishra, playing the titular role, is a circus performer whose specialty is playing Charlie Chaplin. The film also stars Divya Dutta, Lilliput.