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Ep. #581: Saru Jayaraman, Andrew Yang, John McWhorter
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time5 days ago
Bill’s guests are Saru Jayaraman, Andrew Yang, and John McWhorter. (Originally aired 10/22/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sardar Udham | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vicky Kaushal | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time12 days 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 Film Companion
access_time13 days 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 Film Companion
access_time13 days 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.
Ep. #580: Steven Pinker, Robert Costa, Michael Render (aka Killer Mike)
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time19 days ago
Bill’s guests are Steven Pinker, Robert Costa, and Michael Render (aka Killer Mike). (Originally aired 10/8/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. #579: Steven Van Zandt, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Taibbi
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time26 days ago
Bill’s guests are Steven Van Zandt, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Taibbi. (Originally aired 10/1/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Shiddat | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Radhika Madan, Sunny Kaushal | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time26 days 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.
Ep. #578: Tristan Harris, Jennifer Rubin, Richard Ojeda
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time1 month ago
Bill’s guests are Tristan Harris, Jennifer Rubin, and Richard Ojeda. (Originally aired 9/24/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kota Factory S2 | Anupama Chopra's Review | Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time1 month 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.
NAME AND SHAME
Steven Richardson
access_time1 month ago
A musing about giving your offspring a strong polysyllabic sounding name , something that will inspire them to aspire towards fortune and fame .
TITANIC
Steven Richardson
access_time1 month ago
Being at sea aboard huge luxury vessels is very glamorous and as a skipper come captain it is so easy to be wined and dined each evening by billionaires with the finest foods and drink the only drawback is that you steadily become an old soak, I work
TYPHOON IN THE ROOM
Steven Richardson
access_time1 month ago
A poem written for a crazy young woman who I fell hopelessly in love with during the summer of 1992 whilst working in the South of France aboard yachts in the port of Antibes . Together we stayed in a huge stone pile called the chateau Laval court
Ep. #577: Anne Applebaum, Gillian Tett, Dan Savage
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time1 month ago
Bill’s guests are Anne Applebaum, Gillian Tett, and Dan Savage. (Originally aired 9/17/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ankahi Kahaniya | Anupama Chopra's Review | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time1 month 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 Film Companion
access_time1 month 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.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 | Anupama Chopra's Review | Mohit Raina, Konkona Sensharma | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time1 month ago
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.
Ep. #576: Rep. Barbara Lee, Christina Bellantoni, George F. Will
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are Rep. Barbara Lee, Christina Bellantoni, and George F. Will. (Originally aired 9/10/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bhoot Police | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Saif, Arjun, Yami, Jacqueline
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
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.
Once Upon A Time in Calcutta | Anupama Chopra's Review | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
With his third film, Once Upon a Time in Calcutta, filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta is back in Venice, being the only Indian film playing at the festival this year. The film has a lovely, lyrical quality to it. Here's Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
The Father | Hollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
The Father is a devastating film. One man’s descent into dementia becomes a gutting reminder of your own mortality. Watch Anupama Chopra's review of The Father.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Hollywood Movie Review | Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
Shang-Chi is the MCU’s first Asian lead, and like Black Panther, this film carries the weight of the departure from the all-white pantheon of Marvel superheroes. The writing doesn’t have the heft or depth of that film. Still, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a strong step forward.
Ep. #575: Craig Whitlock, Katty Kay, Ralph Reed
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are Craig Whitlock, Katty Kay, and Ralph Reed. (Originally aired 8/27/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Interview: Night of 26/11 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
The Interview: Night of 26/11, starring Jackie Shroff & Anjum Nayar, is so bizarrely amateurish that it’s hard to adequately describe it. Watch Anupama Chopra's review to know more, and watch the film on BookMyShow Stream.
Ep. #574: Andrew Sullivan, Jackie Calmes, Max Rose
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are Andrew Sullivan, Jackie Calmes, and Max Rose. (Originally aired 8/20/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kaali Peeli Tales | Anupama Chopra's Review | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time2 months ago
These stories are about mostly affluent people grappling with affairs of the heart – divorce, infidelity, the idea of an open marriage, coming out of the closet, one-night stands and love in the time of social media. The stories end with the characters in a Mumbai taxi, hence the title Kaali Peeli Tales. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more, and watch the anthology on Amazon Mini TV.
Ep. #573: Martin Short & Steve Martin, Donna Brazile, Michael Moynihan
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time2 months ago
Bill’s guests are Martin Short & Steve Martin, Donna Brazile, and Michael Moynihan. (Originally aired 8/13/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kuruthi | Malayalam Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Prithviraj Sukumaran | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
In Kuruthi, director Manu Warrier and writer Anish Pallyal build a Trojan horse – a home invasion movie that works as a gripping thriller but at the same time asks us to consider religious fanaticism, how faith can create good and evil, how hate persists and how ultimately, violence begets violence. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review, and watch the film on  @Amazon Prime Video India .
Shershaah | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
Shershaah, on  @Amazon Prime Video India , starring Sidharth Malhotra & Kiara Advani, doesn’t have the daring of its subject. The intentions are laudable but it feels tokenistic because the writing isn’t detailed enough. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
Navarasa | Anupama Chopra's Review | Netflix | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
Navarasa is arguably the mother of Indian anthologies - nine films based on the nine emotional states prescribed by the Natya Shastra. It's bolstered by good intentions, some superb performances and craft but overall, the anthology doesn’t exceed the sum of its parts. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review here.
Ep. #572: Donna de Varona, Ben Shapiro, Malcolm Nance
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time3 months ago
Bill’s guests are Donna de Varona, Ben Shapiro, and Malcolm Nance. (Originally aired 8/6/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. #571: Eric Adams, Joshua Green, Rep. Stacey Plaskett
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time3 months ago
Bill’s guests are Eric Adams, Joshua Green and Rep. Stacey Plaskett. (Originally aired 7/30/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mimi | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
A remake of the National Award-winning 2011 Marathi film Mala Aai Vahhaychy!, buried somewhere inside Mimi is a moving story about parenting and what it means to raise and love a child. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review of the film starring Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Pathak & Manoj Pahwa, to know more.
Feels Like Ishq | Anupama Chopra's Review | Netflix India | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
Most of the films are thirty minutes long but truthfully, little in the three hours "feels like ishq". Much of it feels synthetic, simplistic, straining to be meaningful and, largely, insipid. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review of Feels Like Ishq to know more.
14 Phere | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vikrant M, Kriti K | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
14 Phere is a bewildering film. It’s set up as a romance but the horror of honor killing looms large. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review of the film starring Vikrant Massey, Kriti Kharbanda, Jameel Khan, Gauahar Khan among others.
Toofaan | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
In Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofaan, Aziz, a street fighter from Dongri, the catalyst in his life is a doctor at the local hospital. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s great line in As Good as it Gets, Ananya makes Aziz want to be a better man. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
Malik | Anupama Chopra's Review | Fahadh Faasil, Nimisha Sajayan | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time3 months ago
A short descriptor of Malik could be – a Malayalam Nayakan. Like Mani Ratnam’s 1987 classic, this film is also a sprawling story of crime and punishment spanning generations and decades – from 1965 to 2018. Here' Anupama Chopra's review of Malik on @Amazon Prime Video India, starring Fahadh Faasil in the titular role.
Haseen Dillruba | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time4 months ago
Haseen Dillruba, starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey & Harshvardhan Rane, is genre busting – it’s a murder mystery but also a feverish romance with dollops of comedy bunged in. Listen to Anupama Chopra's review to know more.
Ep. #570: Quentin Tarantino, Max Brooks, Dan Carlin
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time4 months ago
Bill’s guests are Quentin Tarantino, Max Brooks, and Dan Carlin. (Originally aired 6/25/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray | Anupama Chopra's Review | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time4 months ago
The idea of contemporary directors interpreting Ray’s writing is instantly magical but this anthology is too uneven to do it justice. The master deserves more sparkling filmmaking.
Ep. #569: Nikki Glaser, Paul Begala, Jane Coaston
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time4 months ago
Bill’s guests are Nikki Glaser, Paul Begala, and Jane Coaston. (Originally aired 6/18/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sherni | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Vidya Balan | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time4 months ago
Sherni has many stellar actors including Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi and Ila Arun but the film is grounded by the gravitas and understated strength that Vidya Balan brings to Vidya Vincent.
3: Indian Streaming: Reality TV, FOMO Culture and Sustaining Quality - Part 2 (Clubhouse Live Show)
Bollywood Weekly TiC Productions
access_time5 months ago
In part 2, host Aditya Pisharody and the panel continue to discuss the OTT streaming space - including their favourite underrated YouTube gems, and why it's so hard for Indian shows to sustain quality over multiple seasons or episodes. The heart of this episode though is an impassioned debate about the unscripted reality TV space, how it has evolved and why FOMO culture is changing the way we consume content. Go on then press play!
3: Indian Streaming: Reality TV, FOMO Culture and Sustaining Quality - Part 2 (Clubhouse Live Show)
Bollywood Weekly TiC Productions
access_time5 months ago
In part 2, host Aditya Pisharody and the panel continue to discuss the OTT streaming space - including their favourite underrated YouTube gems, and why it's so hard for Indian shows to sustain quality over multiple seasons or episodes. The heart of this episode though is an impassioned debate about the unscripted reality TV space, how it has evolved and why FOMO culture is changing the way we consume content. Go on then press play!
Voice Over For Movie Trailer
balaji balaji
access_time5 months ago
This is my first attempt for voice over. Kindly give some feedbacks on it.
Ep. #568: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rachel Bitecofer, Rob Reiner
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time5 months ago
Bill’s guests are Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rachel Bitecofer, and Rob Reiner. (Originally aired 6/11/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Family Man Season 2 Review | Anupama Chopra | Manoj Bajpayee | Samantha Akkineni | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time5 months ago
The Family Man Season 2, on Amazon Prime Video India, doesn’t deal in simplistic heroes and villains. There are enough thrills here but what stays with you eventually is a sense of sadness - Anupama Chopra reviews the Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni series created by Raj & DK.
Ep. #567: Rep. Ritchie Torres, John Kasich, Chris Matthews
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time5 months ago
Bill’s guests are Rep. Ritchie Torres, John Kasich, and Chris Matthews. (Originally aired 6/4/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. #566: Bob Costas, Nicholas Kristof, James Carville
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO
access_time5 months ago
Bill’s guests are Bob Costas, Nicholas Kristof, and James Carville. (Originally aired 5/28/21) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kala | Anupama Chopra's Review | Tovino Thomas | Rohith V.S. | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time5 months ago
The primal, animalistic nature of men sits just beneath the veneer of civilization imposed by society. Poke a little and a man, who is a loving father and husband, turns into a creature so savage that he is barely recognizable.
Aarkkariyam | Anupama Chopra's Review | Parvathy Thiruvothu, Biju Menon | Film Companion
Anupama Chopra Film Reviews Film Companion
access_time5 months ago
Wherever you think this narrative might go, it doesn’t. And when the twist arrives, it’s so unexpected that just like the character it’s revealed to, you are also stunned into silence. The beauty is that all of this plays out amidst the humdrum rhythms of daily life. There is no drama or high emotion.