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The Film Companion team is committed to quality journalism, which is well-researched and balanced and which isn’t paid news. We ask the questions that matter. We aspire to be your favourite film friend – the person you will bond with over the movies. We won’t always agree. Occasionally, we might even have passionate arguments. But we will always be good company.


Anupama Chopra

Editor and Founder

Anupama Chopra is a film critic, television anchor and book author. She has been writing about Bollywood since 1993. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Hindustan Times, The Los Angeles Times and Vogue (India).


Baradwaj Rangan

Editor, FC South

Baradwaj Rangan is a National Award-winning film critic. He has authored Conversations with Mani Ratnam and Dispatches From the Wall Corner. His long-form story on Vikram was featured in The Caravan Book of Profiles, as one of their “twelve definitive profiles.” His short story, The Call, was published in The Indian Quarterly. He has written screenplays and works for theatre. He teaches a course on cinema at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. He is also Chief Consultant with Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.


Smriti Kiran

Creative Director

Journalist, creative director, producer and author, Smriti Kiran has been part of the entertainment industry for two decades. At present, she is the Creative Head of a television production house, Cherry Tree Productions that produces Film Companion. She’s also the Creative Director of the Mumbai Film Festival.


Mohini Chaudhuri

Associate Editor

Mohini has been a print journalist in Mumbai for 9 years and has written on art and culture for publications like The Times of India, The Hindu BusinessLine, Forbes India and Open magazine. Watching movies and writing about them makes her happy. Fortunately for her, she gets paid to do both those things at Film Companion.


Sneha Menon Desai


With over 7 years of experience in broadcast & digital journalism, Sneha dabbled in business & general news before finally succumbing to her undying love for Hindi films! At Film Companion, she has her own fun interview segment #FCInstant - a live chat that connects stars with their fans. She also produces branded content for our flagship shows like Beneath The Surface.


Supratim Dam

Digital Strategist

Supratim has been helping companies thrive on the internet for over 4 years. He has previously worked with brands such as Reliance, Coca Cola, Times of India, to name a few. He is deeply passionate about new technologies, communication design, and cinema. At Film Companion, he is in-charge of the digital growth and strategy.


Shripana Mukherjea


After graduating from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai, Shriparna took up some fun assignments in the Channel V of Simpoo repute. She stuck to the quirky, yet exciting world of Indian Television working on various Non Fiction & Unscripted formats. After having worked with companies like EndemolShine, BBC & Sony Entertainment Network, a 3 year stint as the Features Editor of Planet Goa Magazine in Goa was to follow before returning to Mumbai.


Santosh Sonkar

Production Controller

The oldest member on the Film Companion team, Santosh is our go- to guy for almost everything! He ensures we have camera equipment and technical crew at the shortest possible notice for all our shoots. He has also volunteered to make sure that every member of the Film Companion team is always well fed!


Wayne D'Mello

Editorial Assistant

After winning the Best Young Critic award at the 17th Mumbai Film Festival, Wayne joined Film Companion as the youngest member. He writes, researches, entertains and pesters fellow employees with nagging questions. The only thing Wayne talks about more than his love for Linklater, Scorsese and The Beatles is why veganism is the need of the hour.