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Anupama Chopra is a critic, author and the director of the Mumbai Film Festival. She’s been writing about Bollywood since 1993 for international publications like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and Sight & Sound. She is also the founder and editor of Film Companion. Watch her movie reviews every Friday.


Victoria & Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears, has moments of sparkling comedy and a magisterial performance by Dame Judi Dench but it’s essentially toothless and bland


Saif Ali Khan's performance imbues Chef with more depth than the script has. Ultimately, director Raja Krishna Menon's film is too bumpy to leave you satiated.


Director David Dhawan's remake of his 1997 blockbuster stars son Varun Dhawan in a double role as conjoined twins who are separated at birth. These characters were problematic even in the 90s and now they seem doubly so.


Shraddha Kapoor's performance as the sister of mafia don Dawood Ibrahim is so inept that it’s hard to take director Apoorva Lakhia's film seriously.


Starring Rajkummar Rao, this film about an election official trying to do his duty in the jungles of Chhattisgarh is brilliant and devastating.


Starring Farhan Akhtar, this film has a predictably schmaltzy story that takes forever to unfold


Despite Kangana Ranaut’s strenuous work, the narrative of director Hansal Mehta's latest film doesn’t grip you


Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is about a man who learns he has erectile dysfunction just before his wedding. Director R. S Prasanna and writer Hitesh Kewalya mine this material for humor without being vulgar.


Directed by Milan Luthria, this film has moments of fun in the first half but becomes like a flat comic book in the second