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Playing against type

India, Oct. 18 -- War made over 51 crore on its opening day, creating a new box-office record for Hindi cinema. Which make this a good time to ponder vanity. Because the film is an ode to gorgeousness... Read More


Blurring the lines: Anupama Chopra on movie scenes that move us

India, Oct. 5 -- In the last hour of Richard Linklater's Boyhood, there's a scene that pierced my heart. Patricia Arquette (who won an Oscar for her performance as Olivia), is sitting at the dining ta... Read More


What can stars do, beyond shine? Actually, quite a lot, says Anupama Chopra

India, Sept. 21 -- Fame is a curious thing. In the social media age, we are all trying, in ways big and small, to be famous. Yet, those who are famous will tell you that it's more brutal and brittle t... Read More


A step out of line: Anupama Chopra on what's wrong with 'item songs' today

India, Sept. 7 -- I'm old enough to miss vamps. For those who never experienced their splendour, vamps were wicked women. They were unapologetically gaudy and glorious. They didn't get to live happily... Read More


Language no bar:?Anupama Chopra on non-Hindi blockbusters

India, Aug. 24 -- Most of my adult life has been shaped by a profound passion for Hindi cinema. I've been writing about Bollywood - the industry and the movies - for almost 30 years now. In the early ... Read More


My review, my choice:Anupama Chopra calls out Twitter trolls

India, Aug. 10 -- I joined Twitter in February 2010. It was my first social media platform. I started at the insistence of my friend and colleague Rajeev Masand, who said I would enjoy it. He was righ... Read More