Anupama Chandra

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Finding Freedom review: Fails to present in-depth insight in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life

Finding Freedom review: Fails to present in-depth insight in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life

We see Harry and Meghan almost through the same lenses as newspapers and magazines present them, from a third-person point-of-view, albei...Read More

The Trial of the Chicago 7 review: Immensely relatable to our times, the movie is timely and sharp

The Trial of the Chicago 7 review: Immensely relatable to our times, the movie is timely and sharp

Sorkin ensures that he speaks through all his characters but with his wit and charm, you will not mind. He also knows how to tackle drama...Read More

A Suitable Boy review: Tabu, Tanya, Ishaan with charming performances steal the show

A Suitable Boy review: Tabu, Tanya, Ishaan with charming performances steal the show

Sorely missing Mira Nair’s famed light touch, this cumbersome, stilted adaptation rambles on unforgivably, with rare exceptions

Rebecca: A grand story, unmade

Rebecca: A grand story, unmade

The latest glossy, instead of gothic, version of the classic tome fails to stir the imagination.

Hubie Halloween movie review: Honest, stupid fun that’s done just right

Hubie Halloween movie review: Honest, stupid fun that’s done just right

In this pandemic-stricken world, all we need is love, hope and laughter. And that’s what Hubie brings to the table

Ginny Weds Sunny movie review: A cheesy mess of drama with little to salvage it

Ginny Weds Sunny movie review: A cheesy mess of drama with little to salvage it

At 125 minutes, this Netflix original, based on outdated ideas while professing to be “modern,” ends up feeling tiresome and uninspired.

Ratched: Sarah Paulson puts all her passion into the role, but unfortunately the story fails her

Ratched: Sarah Paulson puts all her passion into the role, but unfortunately the story fails her

Walk on this side of the darkness only if your appetite is sufficiently and suitably whetted, with no expectations of any connection to t...Read More

Enola Holmes review: A guilty pleasure you’ll sink into time and again

Enola Holmes review: A guilty pleasure you’ll sink into time and again

Welcome Sherlock’s spunky teen sister Enola, every bit a match and more for the famous detective, as we glimpse at how he warms up to ano...Read More

Criminal: UK Season 2 review: Impressive plots, stellar star cast up the thrill

Criminal: UK Season 2 review: Impressive plots, stellar star cast up the thrill

Kit Harington’s episode is striking, which he begins with a superb monologue and ends with a plea. In two words, it is– simply captivating.

Dr Ferdinand Rodricks

This Mumbaikar is making life easy for differently-abled by modifying vehicles for them

Some people do so much good that they shine even when the skies are dark; in these troubled times, FPJ writer speaks to one such individual

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare movie review: Watchable, but slanted

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare movie review: Watchable, but slanted

Two stellar performances hold together several tales but are failed by unbalanced treatment of male characters

The Devil All The Time movie review: The Devil entices, but not quite

The Devil All The Time movie review: The Devil entices, but not quite

Based on a 2011 book of the same name by screenplay writer Donald Ray Pollock, the proceedings faithfully follow the book – extremely gri...Read More

The Babysitter: Killer Queen review — Crazy fun killing machines

The Babysitter: Killer Queen review — Crazy fun killing machines

Killer Queen brings back the original cast alongside a posse of newcomers for another heady cocktail of flesh tearing, blood sputtering i...Read More

The Social Dilemma review: An unnerving, unsettling but essential watch

The Social Dilemma review: An unnerving, unsettling but essential watch

The docudrama ends on an optimistic note of hope of the change that needs to take place...and how social media can once again become a to...Read More

Samyuktha Hegde incident: Whose public space is it anyway!

Samyuktha Hegde incident: Whose public space is it anyway!

The Samyuktha Hegde incident seems symptomatic of a society that binds its women indoors as any place outside is dangerous. FPJ writer at...Read More

Parveen Babi: A Life — A biography that gives an intimate look into the life of the sizzling diva

Parveen Babi: A Life — A biography that gives an intimate look into the life of the sizzling diva

Having been fascinated by this enigma as a kid, FPJ writer takes this opportunity to delve deeper into the persona of one of her favourit...Read More

Cargo movie review: A surprise package that feels incomplete

Cargo movie review: A surprise package that feels incomplete

Cargo’s festival circuit run may have been unceremoniously cut short — but it will find its experimental place in the sun, if only for th...Read More

Vocal for local: Artisans’ atmanirbharta is in our hands

Vocal for local: Artisans’ atmanirbharta is in our hands

The lockdown left many of our local artisans in a lurch. FPJ writer speaks with four handicraft organisations to understand how to make a...Read More

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JCB Prize for Literature longlist 2020: Penning their own victory song

FPJ writer is delighted by the JCB Prize for Literature longlist, whose innate diversity is refreshing and takes a closer look along with...Read More

Delhi Riots 2020 book controversy: Getting the narrative right

Delhi Riots 2020 book controversy: Getting the narrative right

FPJ writer is captivated by the latest debate besieging the publishing world and tries to piece together a balanced perspective from both...Read More

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