The Film Critics Guild, India’s first registered association of film critics, is a geographically diverse cross-section of professionals who have come together to streamline the ethical and quality standards for film criticism in the country. With India’s most credible critics — representing print, radio, broadcast, and the web — at its helm, the Guild is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of integrity amongst its members and evaluating works of cinema that stand apart in their story telling.
Anupama Chopra is a film critic, book author and director of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star. She is also the founder and editor of the digital platform Film Companion,which offers a curated look at entertainment.
Rajeev Masand, is a Film Critic at CNN News18. His reviews run on the channel’s flagship film program, Now Showing that he hosts every Friday. Masand has previously reviewed films at The Indian Express, and Star News.
CNN NEWS 18
Bharathi Pradhan is a Columnist, Critic & Author with over 40 years of experience. She currently reviews English & Hindi films for Lehren TV & www.thefilmstreetjournal.com and is Sunday columnist with The Telegraph.
Lehren TV, The Film Street Journal
Rohit Khilnani is an entertainment journalist with close to two decades of experience. He is the Entertainment Editor for the NDTV Group. He is now exploring the digital media along with television. He reviews films for NDTV24X7.
Baradwaj Rangan is a National Award–winning film critic and the editor of Film Companion (South). His writings on cinema, music, art, books, travel and humour have been published in various national magazines.
Bhawana Somaaya has been writing on Hindi cinema for 40 years, is a film critic, columnist and author of 14 books. Currently the Entertainment Editor at 92.7 Big FM Radio channel, Somaaya was conferred with Padmashri in 2017.
Managing Committee Member
92.7 Big FM
A former Mumbai Mirror and Catch News critic, Rahul Desai now reviews everything from feature films to shorts and web shows for the Film Companion. He is also a columnist for The Hindu.
Suhani Singh is a Senior Associate Editor with India Today magazine. Apart from covering entertainment and culture beats for print, she reviews films for India Today's digital arm intoday.in and writes a fortnightly column for Mail Today.
Managing Committee Member
Udita Jhunjhunwala has more than 20 years of experience as a film critic with national publications such as Mid-Day, DNA, Mint, scroll.in and firstpost.com.
Managing Committee Member
Mint and firstpost.com
Shubhra Gupta is Film Critic and Columnist with The Indian Express.
Managing Committee Member
The Indian Express
Suparna Sharma is a film critic with The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle newspapers. She is also the Resident Editor of The Asian Age, New Delhi.
The Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle
Troy Ribeiro is an alumnus of XIC, he has been a journalist for nearly 3 decades and has been reviewing English and Hindi films for Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) since October 2011.
Stutee Ghosh has been in the media world for almost a decade. She started her career with Radio Mirchi as an RJ and forayed into film reviews and criticism. Currently an RJ and Film Critic with Fever 104fm and The Quint.
Tanul Thakur is a National Award-winning film critic and an independent journalist. A film critic for The Wire, he's written features and opinion pieces for The Caravan, Open, Fountain Ink, GQ, and Yahoo! India.
Filmmaker, columnist and author Fahad Samar has been reviewing Hindi and English films on various media platforms. Fahad co-presented Friday Double Bill on NDTV Good Times and currently reviews movies on his show Filmology with Fahad Samar on Radio One 94.3 FM.
Radio One 94.3 FM
After 10 years of being a prime time radio jockey, Sucharita is now a digital content creator and movie critic. Her YouTube series Not A Movie Review on Film Companion has garnered a sizeable following over the last few years and continues to grow each week.
Ajay Brahmatmaj writes in hindi.ex film editor of Dainik Jagran.presently freelancing for different newspapers and web portals.has keen interest in history of hindi cinema.mapping lahore film industry of pre partion era (before 1947)
News laundry, lokmat samachar
Uday Bhatia is Film Editor with Mint Lounge in Mumbai. He was previously with Time Out Delhi and The Sunday Guardian. His work has appeared in GQ, The Caravan, Indian Quarterly and other publications.
Aditya Shrikrishna is a Chennai based film critic for Silverscreen.in, with previous published works in The New Indian Express, Mint Lounge, The Wire etc on Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam films.
Shilpa Jamkhandikar covers Bollywood and entertainment stories for Reuters India since 2008. She has previously worked with DNA and the Press Trust of India
Sudhir Srinivasan is the Entertainment Editor of the New Indian Express. He has previously written for The Hindu and The Times of India. He is known for his writing on South cinema, especially Tamil Films.
The New Indian Express
Sangeetha Devi Dundoo is a senior Assistant Editor/Special Correspondent with The Hindu, Hyderabad, and a primary film critic for Telugu cinema. Her 18 years of work have involved 12 years with The Hindu & nearly six years with The Times of India Hyderabad.
The Hindu, Hyderabad
Mumbai-born and based Sukanya Verma is a senior film critic, music critic, columnist, features writer, quiz host and columnist with rediff.com for the last 19 years. From 2016, she contributes cinema columns to The Hindu as well.
Sachin Chatte is a film critic based in Goa and has been writing about cinema for close to 25 years. He has reviewing films for The Navhind Times, Goa for 20 years and occasionally contributes to other publications.
The Navhind Times, Goa
Shubha Shetty Saha has been active as a journalist and then the Editor in the entertainment field for reputed publications like DNA, Mid Day, Dainik Jagran etc. She has been reviewing films for more than eight years. She is currently working as the editor with Dainik Bhaskar group.
Dainik Bhaskar Group
Vishal Menon is a film critic with The Hindu, Chennai for the past four years, before which he was a correspondent with Reuters News. He writes about Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi cinema.
The Hindu, Chennai
Hemanth Kumar C R has been writing about Telugu cinema for the past nine years. Currently, he’s based in Hyderabad and writes for Firstpost.com, TheNewsminute.com, and Film Companion South.
Firstpost.com, Film Companion South
Renuka Vyavahare is a film critic with one of India’s leading dailies, The Times of India and also an entertainment correspondent with Bombay Times. She has been reviewing films for the Times Group for over a decade now.
The Times of India
Sen is chief film critic for The Hindustan Times, and television critic for Mint Lounge. His first book, The Best Baker In The World, is a children’s adaptation of The Godfather.
Hindustan Times, Mint Lounge
Saibal Chatterjee is an independent film critic based in Delhi. His weekly reviews appear on www.ndtv.com. He also writes on cinema for The Tribune and The Gulf Today newspapers.
Independent Film Critic
Meena Iyer is Editor, DNA After Hrs and a film critic. She has been an active media person for the last 36 years and was the Bombay Times Editor until October 2016.
DNA, After Hrs.
Rohit Vats is an entertainment journalist with News18 Digital. He has worked with the Hindustan Times in the past. He reviews Hindi and English films.
Editor, Entertainment, News18.com
Manoj Kumar.R is half Tamil and half Malayali. Born and bred in Bengaluru, he had the opportunity to grow up with friends from Kannada and Telugu households. So he speaks all four languages of the south. He reviews Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies for Indianexpress.com
The Indian Express online
Deepak Dua is a Hindi Film Critic for www.cineyatra.com. A freelance Film Journalist, who was associated with Hindi Film Monthly Filmi Kaliyan for a long time. His review of film Dangal is being taught as a chapter in Hindi text books of Class 8 in many schools.
Freelance Film Journalist & Critic
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin’ or Martin Scorsese’s The Big Shave. Lynne Ramsay’s Gasman or Barry Jenkins’ My Josephine. Neeraj Ghaywan’s Juice and Karthik Subbaraj’s Kaatchipizhai. Today, with democratised media and a growing demand for crisper content on personal devices, short films are both a rage and stepping stone.
The Critics Choice Short Film Awards are one of a kind. India’s most credible film critics join hands with the Motion Content Group to laud the inventiveness of this growing medium. With a transparent process to identify worthy winners, these awards aim to recognise the immense creativity of this industry. The awards were held in Mumbai on 15 December 2018
The Film Critics Guild in collaboration with the Motion Content Group presents the first ever ‘Critics Choice Film Awards’- A platform where a cross-section of India's most credible critics will choose the winners in a transparent and bias-free process.
The Critics Choice Film Awards is a platform to celebrate diversity and flair in Indian films. It is a space to reward and recognise creativity, ingenuity and quality. As a pan-India award, the Critics Choice Film Awards will represent the diverse range of filmmaking in the country. It will honour talent and display the rich culture of films across languages, styles and themes.
The Critics Choice Film Awards were held in Mumbai on 21st April 2019.