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Rocketry: The Nambi Effect | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time5 days ago
The story of Nambi Narayanan is a thriller soaked in tragedy. The ISRO scientist was a brilliant, arrogant, adamant rule-breaker, a man Tom Cruise’s Maverick from Top Gun might have admired. This is the review of the Bollywood movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect written and directed by R. Madhavan.
JugJugg Jeeyo | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time11 days ago
Despite the fault lines, JugJugg Jeeyo remains watchable because the actors are uniformly good. Watch Anupama Chopra’s full review to know more.
Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time12 days ago
With Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga, director Srijit Mukherji takes this material and tries to weave in a larger meditation on the deteriorating relationship between man and nature, and more. But these threads aren’t woven into the storytelling with any delicacy. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s full review to know more.
Nikamma | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Abhimanyu Dassani, Shilpa Shetty, Shirley Setia | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time18 days ago
Nikamma is a remake of a Telugu film called Middle Class Abbayi which means ‘middle-class boy.’ I haven’t seen the original but the Hindi version could be titled 50 Shades of Ridiculous. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s full review to know more.
Anek | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ayushmann Khurrana | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time1 month ago
Anubhav Sinha's Anek starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, poses the critical question of: Who is Indian? Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ranveer Singh, Boman Irani
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time2 months ago
Jayeshbhai Jordaar makes a larger plea not just for gender equality but also for letting go of superstition and to stop judging people by appearances. Listen to Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Hollywood Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time2 months ago
Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a sequel to the 2016 Doctor Strange. Director Sam Raimi, a master of horror, creates a twisty, visually imaginative saga. And yet the center does not hold. Listen to the full review to know more.
Thar | Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Anil Kapoor, Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, Fatima Sana Shaikh
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time2 months ago
Thar visually echoes other Hindi films that have Hollywood Westerns imprinted in their DNA. Be warned, Thar is disturbingly violent. Listen to Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
Heropanti 2 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time2 months ago
Heropanti 2 is the spiritual successor of Heropanti, the 2014 film, which launched Tiger and Kriti Sanon. In my review of the first film, I had said that Tiger was absolutely a star but that the film was ‘comically bad’. Heropanti 2 has redefined the phrase for me. Listen to the full review to know more.
Runway 34 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Singh
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time2 months ago
Runway 34 is a mashup of a movie, the 2012 Denzel Washington starrer Flight, and a real-life incident. Director Ajay Devgn and writers Sandeep Kewlani and Aamil Keeyan Khan combine these two stories. Listen to Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
Jersey | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time2 months ago
Director Gowtam Tinnanuri doesn’t enlarge or significantly alter Jersey, the Hindi version. If you haven’t seen the original Telugu film, this one will work better for you. Listen to the full review to know more.
KGF: Chapter 2 | Anupama Chopra’s Review | Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time3 months ago
KGF: Chapter 2 is a sequel on steroids – everything is bigger, grander, louder. Everything in this movie is dialled up to 11. For Prashanth, more is more.
RAW (Beast) | Anupama Chopra’s Review | Thalapathy Vijay | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time3 months ago
RAW, the Hindi-dubbed version of the Tamil film Beast is, forgive the pun, a strange beast. It offers keen pleasures – foremost among them is superstar Vijay delivering truckloads of charisma and his signature insouciance.
Bachchhan Paandey | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time4 months ago
Here's Film Companion's review of Bachchhan Paandey. It has taken eight years for the story of Karthik Subbaraj's Jigarthanda to find its way to Hindi cinema, which is just as well because Bollywood has mangled it beyond recognition. Bachchhan Paandey is a loud, joyless bore. Here's the full review to know more.
Jalsa | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time4 months ago
Here's Film Companion's review of Jalsa. It is a gripping and unsettling dissection of morality, motherhood, money, class and the myriad ways in which people compromise. Watch Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
Radhe Shyam Review by Anupama Chopra | Prabhas, Pooja Hegde | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time4 months ago
Here’s Film Companion’s review of Radhe Shyam, by Anupama Chopra. There is a fine line that separates swooning romance from unintentional comedy. Radhe Shyam is a masterclass in what happens when you cross it. Listen to the full review to know more.
The Batman | Hollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time4 months ago
Here’s Film Companion’s review of The Batman. The Batman is a standalone film, operating in its own continuity. Which means that even if you aren’t a comic book and superhero film connoisseur, and I’m certainly not, you can still wholly savour its dark, broody brilliance. Watch the full review to know more.
Jhund | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Amitabh Bachchan | Nagraj Manjule
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time4 months ago
Here's Film Companion's review of Jhund. Jhund is the Hindi film debut of one of Indian cinema’s most invigorating filmmakers – Nagraj Popatrao Manjule. Jhund is the story of how Vijay changes the lives of Dalit youngsters in a Nagpur slum by getting them hooked on football. It's a rousing tale told with a stellar cast of professional and non-professional actors. Watch the full review to know more.
Gangubai Kathiawadi | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time4 months ago
In the life of a sex worker Gangubai, played by Alia Bhatt, who thrived in the bylanes of Kamathipura in the 1950s, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali finds feisty feminism, joy, brutality, heartbreak and unstinting courage. He tells her story with dramatic flourish, rich emotion, gorgeous visuals and always, a bruised, beating heart. Listen Anupama Chopra’s full review of Gangubai Kathiawadi to know more.
Love Hostel | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vikrant Massey, Sanya Malhotra
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time4 months ago
Love Hostel is what you might call a Haryana Noir Western. This film is mostly a chase film with Dagar, played by Bobby Deol, in hot pursuit of his prey - Jyoti and Ahmed, played by Sanya Malhotra & Vikrant Massey. Listen to Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
A Thursday | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Yami Gautam | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time5 months ago
A Thursday chickens out and becomes a partially effective, rabble-rousing film which offers dangerous and simplistic solutions to our failed polity. Listen to the full review to know more, and watch the movie on Disney+ Hotstar.
Gehraiyaan | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time5 months ago
Gehraiyaan is intriguing but never reaches the poetic heights it aspires to. Watch Anupama Chopra's full review to know more about Gehraiyaan, streaming on  @Amazon Prime Video India
Badhaai Do | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time5 months ago
Badhaai Do passionately advocates for inclusivity and acceptance. Which is always a welcome message. Listen to Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
Looop Lapeta | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Taapsee Pannu, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time5 months ago
In Looop Lapeta, an adaptation of Tom Twyker's 1998 film Run Lola Run, we see three versions of one life-altering day and how the choices the characters make have a butterfly effect and shape the outcome differently. Listen to the full review to know more, and watch the film on Netflix India.
Unpaused: Naya Safar | Anupama Chopra's Review | Amazon Prime Video | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time6 months ago
There is one improvement in the Unpaused anthology series. In this one, there are two – Vaikunth, directed by Nagraj Manjule, and War Room, directed by Ayappa KM. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s review to know more.
Atrangi Re | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Aanand L Rai | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time6 months ago
In Atrangi Re, you can feel the maker’s intent and his commitment to dreaming big. But it doesn’t translate. Listen to Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
83 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Kabir Khan | Ranveer Singh | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Director Kabir Khan and writers Sumit Arora, Vasan Bala and Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan take us through the highs and lows of an incredible underdog story that is 83. Watch Anupama Chopra’s review to know more.
Spider-Man: No Way Home | Hollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Tom Holland, Zendaya
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Spider-Man: No Way Home is fan service at its best because even us, casual lovers, can enjoy the ride. Watch Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
West Side Story | Hollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Steven Spielberg | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Director-choreographer Jerome Robbins first had the idea of transposing Romeo and Juliet to New York. And all these decades later, Steven Spielberg's West Side Story continues to enthrall. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ayushmann K, Vaani K
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
I’m glad that Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui exists. It has taken us long to get to an empathetic portrayal. I hope more will follow. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review of the film, to know more.
Tadap | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Ahan Shetty, Tara Sutaria| Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Tadap is the launch vehicle for a star son, Ahan Shetty, which means that even a chhota shehar ka ladka must have a degree of swag. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s review to know more.
Bob Biswas | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Abhishek Bachchan | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
When we last saw Bob in Kahaani, he had been hit by a car after a botched attempt to assassinate Vidya. It’s eight years later. He has come out of a coma and is now played by Abhishek Bachchan. Listen to Anupama Chopra's full review to know more.
Antim: The Final Truth Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Antim works as long as the film hews closely to the original Mulshi Pattern. The trouble is that the film, already shouldering the burden of Salman, soon dissipates into a head-swirling saga of guns and goons. The human cost of development, which was the key idea in Mulshi Pattern, is drowned out. At 142 minutes, Antim: The Final Truth also becomes a test of patience.
Satyameva Jayate 2 | Bollywood Review By Anupama Chopra | John Abraham | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Satyameva Jayate 2, written and directed by Milap Milan Zaveri, is many things but it’s not a film. You could view it as an expansive showreel for John Abraham’s body. Anupama Chopra reviews the film here.
Chhorii Review by Anupama Chopra | Nushrratt Bharuccha | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Chhorii belongs to an emerging genre in Hindi cinema – the message horror movie. It attempts to be a rousing statement of women empowerment but it contradicts itself. Anupama Chopra reviews the film.
Annette Review By Anupama Chopra | Mubi | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time7 months ago
Annette is accessible but also, gorgeously strange. And yet, Anupama Chopra strongly recommend that you give it a shot because this is storytelling with eccentricity, originality and jaw-dropping audacity. For which Carax won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Listen to her review here.
Bunty Aur Babli 2 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Rani, Saif, Siddhant, Sharvari
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time8 months ago
It’s a clever setup with enough potential to create a franchise, but the real downer is that the film wastes its younger pair – Siddhant Chaturvedi and debutant Sharvari Wagh. Watch the full review to know more.
Dhamaka | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Kartik, Mrunal, Amruta | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time8 months ago
Dhamaka, which was shot during the pandemic in ten days, is essentially a vehicle for Kartik to show that he can do more than deliver monologues with aplomb. Watch Anupama Chopra's full review of the film, also starring Mrunal Thakur & Amruta Subhash, streaming on Netflix.
Sooryavanshi | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time8 months ago
The character of Sooryavanshi doesn’t have the flamboyance or fun of either Singham or Simmba. Watch Anupama Chopra’s full review to knoe more about Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif-Ajay Devgn-Ranveer Singh starrer, directed by Rohit Shetty.
Meenakshi Sundareshwar | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time8 months ago
Meenakshi Sundareshwar, starring Sanya Malhotra & Abhimanyu Dassani in titular roles, doesn’t realise its full potential but the film is sweet and undemanding enough. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s review to know more.
Eternals | Hollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Chloe Zhao | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time8 months ago
The film Eternals is part of the MCU’s Phase Four. The story throbs with ache in a way that MCU films rarely do. Director Chloe Zhao has an uncanny talent for locating the poetry in loss. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
Hum Do Hamare Do Anu | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time8 months ago
If Hum Do Hamare Do had focused more on the senior couple, it might have located the authenticity and emotion that the story hints at but never develops. Watch Anupama Chopra's review of the film starring Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak Shah, streaming on  Disney+ Hotstar.
Dybbuk | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Emraan Hashmi, Nikita Dutta, Manav Kaul | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time8 months ago
Of course, horror films are, by design, unrealistic. But the best ones are constructed so tightly that the viewer doesn’t have the breathing room to ask: How is this possible? Dybbuk misses this goal by miles. Listen to Anupama Chopra’s full review to know more about this film, streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Sardar Udham | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vicky Kaushal | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time9 months ago
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 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vidyut Jammwal | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time9 months ago
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 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Taapsee Pannu | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time9 months ago
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, streaming on ZEE5.
Shiddat | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Radhika Madan, Sunny Kaushal | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time9 months ago
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.
Kota Factory S2 | Anupama Chopra's Review | Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time9 months ago
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.
Ankahi Kahaniya | Anupama Chopra's Review | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time10 months ago
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 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews
access_time10 months ago
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, Lara Dutta among others.
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