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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi | Kangana Ranaut
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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 […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of Why Cheat India | Emraan Hashmi | Soumik Sen
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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 […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of Glass | Samuel L Jackson | James McAvoy | Bruce Willis
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Glass is a fascinating combination of ambition, hubris, rich ideas and unintentionally comical ponderousness. It’s a train-wreck that you can’t look away from. Most of the story takes place at the psychiatric facility where the three principal characters are locked up. We get their individual stories but also a meta-narrative on superheroes, suffering as a […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of The Accidental Prime Minister | Vijay Gutte | Anupam Kher
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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. […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of Zero | Aanand L Rai | Shah Rukh Khan | Anushka Sharma
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The truth is that I’m still trying to understand Zero. The story begins in Meerut and somehow moves to Mars. It’s so bizarre and implausible and incoherent that I kept wondering if pages in the script went missing or too many scenes were slashed or if I’m just missing the point. There are so many […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of Kedarnath | Abhishek Kapoor | Sushant Singh Rajput | Sara Ali Khan
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Kedarnath is a film about the power of faith – faith in God, in love, in the goodness of human beings. The lead characters demanded commitment – physical and emotional – and both actors step up to the plate. Their romance reminded me of all those films in which rich girls fall hard for boys […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of 2.0 | S. Shankar | Rajinikanth | Akshay Kumar
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Is there such a thing as an over-fertile imagination? What is that tipping point when dazzling becomes exhausting? And how many versions of Superstar Rajinikanth can one film juggle successfully? I struggled with these questions when I stepped out of 2.0 – the sequel to the blockbuster Enthiran or Robot, released in 2010. Shankar has […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of Bhaiaji Superhit | Neeraj Pathak | Sunny Deol | Preity Zinta
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At one point in Bhaiaji Superhit, we arrive at a flashback in which Sunny Deol, as the uneducated Banaras don named Bhaiaji is serenading his wife, Sapna played by Preity Zinta, by reciting Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. He’s wearing a shiny, black velvet coat and stumbling over the English. It was at this precise moment […]

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Anupama Chopra’s Movie Review of Pihu | Kapri Vinod | Myra Vishwakarma
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Pihu is Trapped meets Home Alone without the anguish or the humour. A toddler, Pihu, wakes up next to her inert mother. Her father is not at home. Pihu shoves and calls and cries but her mom won’t open her eyes. It is now up to the two-year-old to survive the horrors of a modern […]

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