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Anupama Chopra 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.

Anupama Chopra 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.
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Anupama Chopra 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.

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57: Kalank Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Madhuri Sanjay Alia Varun Aditya Sonakshi | Film Companion

4/17/2019
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Kalank is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, not directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Abhishek creates an operatic fantasy filled with staggering sets, swirling fabric and heartache. Let me warn you - this film is not for everyone.

Duration:00:06:52

56: Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Manav Kaul | Nandita Das

4/13/2019
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One of the many movies that release this Friday is 'Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?' inspired by Saeed Mirza’s 1980 film 'Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai'. This film has been written and directed by Soumitra Ranade, and features Manav Kaul, Nandita Das and Saurabh Shukla.

Duration:00:04:03

55: RAW - Romeo Akbar Walter Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Robbie Grewal | John Abraham

4/5/2019
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RAW stands for Romeo Akbar Walter – three names of the same man, played by John Abraham. John’s most successful films put to good use his overpowering physicality – shoulders that stretch for miles and biceps that seem to burst out of sleeves. The opening sequence landed a solid punch and my hopes were raised. This material had the potential to be a suspenseful espionage drama.

Duration:00:04:21

55: Shazam! Review by Anupama Chopra | Zachary Levi | Asher Angel | David F. Sandberg

4/5/2019
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The film is about a teenage boy Billy Batson who becomes a powerful superhero when he says the word 'Shazam'. So like Tom Hanks in Big, you have a young boy grappling with being in an adult body. #shazam #billybatson #dcfilms #superhero #zacharylevi #markstrong #asherangel #comicbooks #dceu

Duration:00:03:51

54: Gone Kesh Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Qasim Khallow | Shweta Tripathi

3/29/2019
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Hair might mostly be made up of dead cells but it is such an essential part of our vanity that this is a horror we can’t imagine. Which is why hair loss is a multi-billion dollar industry around the globe. And why the story of Enakshi, a young bald girl in Siliguri, instantly grabs you. #gonekesh #shwetatripathi #qasimkhallow

Duration:00:02:59

53: Junglee Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Chuck Russell | Vidyut Jammwal

3/29/2019
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Junglee is an eco-message film that begins with the famous quote by Thomas Schmidt – No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant. The intentions and sentiments are admirable. The narrative is mostly designed to serve Vidyut. The actor has an impressive physique and Chuck creates ample scenes to showcase it. Undoubtedly, Vidyut carries off the action sequences, which he also helped create, with conviction. #Junglee #ChuckRussell #VidyutJammwal

Duration:00:04:45

52: Kesari Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Anurag Singh | Akshay Kumar

3/21/2019
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Kesari is a story so astounding that if it wasn’t true, you would never believe it. In September 1897, 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikh regiment of the British army fought valiantly against more than 10,000 Afghans. Using single-loading rifles, they kept the enemy at bay for hours ensuring that they didn’t succeed in their plan to take over two key British forts in the North West Frontier Province. The Battle of Saragarhi is known as one of the greatest last stands in military history. Kesari’s...

Duration:00:05:34

51: Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vasan Bala

3/20/2019
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Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota is a fanboy’s ode to the movies. Writer and director Vasan Bala goes back to his childhood and summons up the films he grew up loving - from Hong Kong martial arts movies to Manmohan Desai. And from this colourful, delightfully nutty source material, Vasan conjures up an action-comedy, which looks and feels like a comic book, about an unlikely superhero. Vasan’s rich imagination gives us a roster of memorably kooky characters. Mard ko Dard Nahin Hota is self-aware.

Duration:00:05:45

50: Photograph Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ritesh Batra | Sanya Malhotra | Nawazuddin Siddiqui

3/15/2019
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Photograph is a meditative movie on a relationship that I hesitate to call love. It took me back to Gulzar Saab’s beautiful lyrics in a song in the 1970 film Khamoshi. To savor the gossamer emotions of Photograph, you first have to buy into the scenario that a girl like Miloni would agree to participate in Rafi’s charade. It is hard to believe but if you can suspend disbelief, you will be rewarded. Photograph is Ritesh’s second film set in Mumbai and once again, the director captures the...

Duration:00:04:56

49: Captain Marvel Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Brie Larson | Samuel L. Jackson

3/8/2019
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Captain Marvel is the 21st film in the Marvel universe but it’s the first female-led film in the MCU. Her alter ego, Carol Danvers, first appeared in 1968 and was a regular supporting character in the Captain Marvel series alongside a character named Mar-Vell. Carol further came into her own in 2012 when she evolved from Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel.

Duration:00:04:24

48: Badla Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Sujoy Ghosh | Amitabh Bachchan | Taapsee Pannu

3/8/2019
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Badla is an official adaptation of the 2016 Spanish movie 'The Invisible Guest'. The good thing is that director Sujoy Ghosh, who also adapted the screenplay, wastes no time in getting started. We are immediately thrust into the cat-and-mouse-game with the murder-accused Naina meeting her potential lawyer, Badal Gupta. He obviously wants nothing but the truth but Naina is an unreliable narrator. What keeps Badla going are the many turns of the screw. Nothing is what it seems. And the battle...

Duration:00:04:07

47: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of Sonchiriya | Sushant Singh Rajput | Bhumi Pednekar | Manoj Bajpayee

3/1/2019
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Sonchiriya begins with the sound of flies buzzing and then we get a close-up of the carcass they are hovering on. The close-up holds for much too long, but from the first frame, director Abhishek Chaubey establishes two things – that we are in a lawless land and that he isn’t interested in making the ride comfortable for us.

Duration:00:05:29

46: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of Luka Chuppi | Laxman Utekar | Kartik Aaryan | Kriti Sanon

3/1/2019
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Luka Chuppi is a tiresome tale of a couple from Mathura, Guddu and Rashmi, who decide to experiment with a live-in relationship. They do this by pretending to be married. And all that can go wrong does.

Duration:00:03:45

45: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of Gully Boy | Zoya Akhtar | Ranveer Singh | Alia Bhatt

2/14/2019
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Gully Boy is loosely based on the lives of real life rappers Naezy and DIVINE, who rose from slums to stardom. Hip hop, modern day protest music, which came out of the streets of New York, has inspired a flourishing music scene in Mumbai. But the beauty of Gully Boy is that even if you are entirely unfamiliar with this world, like I was, the film will still stir your soul.

Duration:00:06:37

44: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of The Wife | Glenn Close

2/14/2019
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The Wife has been adapted by Swedish director Björn Runge from Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel. The plot itself is a tad contrived and not always convincing but the performances power the film, giving it an emotional grip that doesn’t let up. Joan, played masterfully by Glenn Close, resembles a calm sea that has tectonic plates shifting and a tsunami brewing beneath the surface.

Duration:00:05:29

43: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of Mary Queen of Scots | Saoirse Ronan | Margot Robbie

2/1/2019
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Mary Queen of Scots is a sumptuous tale of two cousins. Both are queens – one of England and one of Scotland. Elizabeth and Mary are kindred spirits but their relationship is strained by the power struggle between their two countries, between their two religions – Catholic and Protestant, and between the various ambassadors, emissaries and noblemen who flit in between their worlds.

Duration:00:04:46

42: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi | Kangana Ranaut

1/25/2019
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How do you convert myth into movie? Manikarnika or the Rani of Jhansi is the stuff of legend. The warrior queen led an army against the British Empire. In 1858, she died on the battlefield at the age of 29\. The first requirement to translate this to screen is to get an actor who can convince us of this incredible courage. And on that count, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi gets it absolutely right – Kangana Ranaut is on fire as the iconic Rani Lakshmibai. Her spine is erect, her eyes are...

Duration:00:05:33

41: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of Why Cheat India | Emraan Hashmi | Soumik Sen

1/18/2019
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Why Cheat India, the makers tell us, is a hybrid of fact and fiction. This blend – maybe we should call it faction – seems to have become Bollywood’s favourite genre. Think of Uri, Padman, Sanju, Raazi, Raid and so many others. These films want both – the authenticity and heft of fact with the dramatic possibilities of fiction. It’s tough to do and many directors topple. In Why Cheat India, Soumik Sen manages to stay standing for some time. Subtlety is not his strength but in his own,...

Duration:00:05:05

41: Let's Talk Movies | Uri, The Accidental Prime Minister | Anupama Chopra, Rahul Desai, Sucharita Tyagi

1/14/2019
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Our in house critics Anupama Chopra, Rahul Desai and Sucharita Tyagi discuss recent releases #Uri and #TheAccidentalPrime Minister.

Duration:00:31:33

40: Anupama Chopra's Movie Review of The Accidental Prime Minister | Vijay Gutte | Anupam Kher

1/11/2019
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The Accidental Prime Minister is propaganda. Strategically, it’s a smart move. In election year, the film takes us into the corridors of power and doesn’t shy away from taking names. The Accidental Prime Minister, based on Baru’s book The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making And Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, gives us Baru’s version of events. He’s not a politician but he’s a Congress insider so the unmasking comes from within the party.

Duration:00:04:56