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A critic's lament

New Delhi, April 5 -- The last film I saw in the theatres was Angrezi Medium. It was a preview on the Wednesday before release and the cinema hall was so packed that some people had to be moved to ano... Read More


Films for the home theatre

New Delhi, March 22 -- Who could have imagined that the contentious theatre-vs-streaming debate would be halted, at least temporarily, by a virus? Covid-19 has shut down multiplexes in parts of India.... Read More


Films for the home theatre

India, March 22 -- Who could have imagined that the contentious theatre-vs-streaming debate would be halted, at least temporarily, by a virus? Covid-19 has shut down multiplexes in parts of India. Els... Read More


Is modesty the secret to Telegu cinema's bountiful success?: Anupama Chopra

India, Feb. 22 -- Is humility a prerequisite for stardom in Telugu cinema? Have the powers that be found a way to bottle modesty and make sure that actors take a daily dose? I ask because last week, I... Read More


Is the Bollywood love story running out of steam?

India, Feb. 7 -- The promos of Love Aaj Kal create the illusion that time is standing still. The original, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, released in 2009. Ten years on, writer-director ... Read More


In the new Bollywood love stories, the couples have no daunting opposition

India, Feb. 7 -- The promos of Love Aaj Kal create the illusion that time is standing still. The original, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, released in 2009. Ten years on, writer-director ... Read More


I wish more people would let go creatively, as Saif is doing: Anupama Chopra

India, Jan. 24 -- I strongly suspect that of all the Khans currently working in Bollywood, Saif is having the most fun. You can see the glee in his delicious rendition of the psychopath Udaybhan in Ta... Read More


A star is born: Anupama Chopra looks back at how Hrithik Roshan's debut set the bar high for future newcomers

India, Jan. 10 -- Twenty years ago in January, Hrithik Roshan redefined the Bollywood debut. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai wasn't just a blockbuster. It generated a hysteria comparable to Beatlemania. There w... Read More