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Anupama Chopra

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Number of reviews
399
Average rating
46

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Rating

  • Rakht Charitra 2

    Rakta Charitra 1 had an urgency that kept the narrative moving despite the clumsy voice-over and mind-numbing violence. The sequel has some powerful scenes but lacks cohesion.

    39

    Dec 2010
  • Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

    ...a noble attempt at restoring glory to long-forgotten heroes but honestly, I felt more charged and patriotic in the last 40 minutes of Lagaan than I did in this entire film.

    49

    Dec 2010
  • Break Ke Baad

    I'm officially instituting the two and three- quarter star rating on our show. This is for films, which show promise and sparkle but eventually don't deliver the goods.

    49

    Nov 2010
  • Guzaarish

    Combining euthanasia with song-and-dance is a tough, tough feat and despite his prodigious talent, Bhansali can’t pull it off.

    59

    Nov 2010
  • Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun...

    The script, performances, dialogue and direction are so staggeringly inept that Dunno Y is an instant classic and the latest entrant to my list of so-bad-they-are-good films.

    19

    Nov 2010
  • Daayen Ya Baayen

    ...a film made with love. Bela has a great affection for her characters. I'm recommending it with reservations. You need a lot of patience for this one.

    49

    Oct 2010
  • Ramayana

    ...an ambitious step toward better homegrown cinema for children. I just wish it had more crackle.

    49

    Oct 2010
  • Knock Out

    ...a mediocre filmmaker isn’t one who steals blatantly. He is one who steals blatantly and still can’t come up with a half decent film.

    29

    Oct 2010
  • Anjaana Anjaani

    ...has a flatness that is unique. The screenplay, co-written by Siddharth and Advaita Kala from a story by Mamata Anand, goes nowhere fast.

    39

    Oct 2010
  • Robot

    ...is exhausting. You won’t have much energy left when it’s done. But this roller-coaster ride should be experienced.

    69

    Oct 2010
  • Dabangg

    There are too many songs and too, too much fighting, which becomes more gory and gratuitous as the film unfolds. Dabangg feels longer than it is and way more exhausting than it should. Still I recommend that you see the film for the sheer pleasure of watching Salman Khan in top form.

    59

    Sep 2010
  • Kites

    ...the film doesn’t become more than the sum of its parts because the second half is flat and in places, outright foolish.

    59

    May 2010
  • Housefull

    There is no craft or narrative or characterisation to speak of. Random events and characters, lies and misunderstandings serve to create a low-IQ comedy.

    39

    Apr 2010
  • City Of Gold

    ...had the potential to be a far better film than it is...But the director is unable to find the right narrative tone for this difficult material.

    49

    Apr 2010