The Film Critics Guild, India’s first registered association of film critics, is a geographically diverse cross-section of professsionals 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 storytelling.




ANUPAMA CHOPRA

Film Critic, television anchor, book author and Director of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

  • Film Critics are first and foremost film lovers. We watch movies for a living. The best criticism serves cinema in that it sets standards and helps to elevate the ecosystem. Which is why we decided to create the Films Critics Guild - an organisation that will further then cause of criticism in India.

BARADWAJ RANGAN

Film Critic and Editor, Film Companion (South)


  • Too much of Indian film journalism is about stars and what sells. The Film Critics Guild is a way to make it about cinema again.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
RAJA SEN

Chief Film Critic for The Hindustan Times          


  • It is vital that there be an all-India body of film critics so that we may be heard as one, so that we may take a stand, and so that we may better address our concerns.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
MEENA IYER

Editor, DNA After Hrs and Film Critic              

  • The prime objective of this Film Guild is to keep the essence of good cinema alive in whichever format it may be feature length, shorts or documentary. The importance of the Guild can therefore never be undermined.              


TROY RIBEIRO

                       Journalist                                       

  • Any trade association plays an important role within the trade, and the Film Critics Guild is no different. Film Critics being the link between the film makers and their audience, this guild is the united voice to encourage meaningful cinema, a platform of intelligent opinions and fierce motivation.
STUTEE GHOSH

                 RJ and Film Critic                                            

  • The internet and social media have galvanised the interest in film criticism and the Film Critic's Guild will be a credible force to reckon with in this regard.




RAJEEV MASAND

Vice-Chairperson CNN NEWS 18


  • 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.



BHARATHI PRADHAN

Secretary Lehren TV, The Film Street Journal

  • 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.



ROHIT KHILNANI

Treasurer NDTV


  • 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.


BHAWANA SOMAAYA

Managing Committee Member 92.7 Big FM        

  • 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.



RAHUL DESAI

Managing Committee Member Film Companion

  • 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

Managing Committee Member India Today        

  • 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.



UDITA JHUNJHUNWALA

Managing Committee Member Mint and firstpost.com

  • 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.    
SHUBHRA GUPTA

Managing Committee Member The Indian Express

  • Shubhra Gupta is Film Critic and Columnist with The Indian Express .



SUPARNA SHARMA

Managing Committee Member The Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle

  • 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.        
TANUL THAKUR

The Wire

  • 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.




FAHAD SAMAR

Radio One 94.3 FM

  • 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.


SUCHARITA TYAGI

Film Companion

  • 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 BRAMHATMAJ

News laundry, lokmat samachar

  • 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)




UDAY BHATIA

Mint Lounge

  • 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

Silverscreen

  • 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

Reuters

  • 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

The New Indian Express

  • 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.




SANGEETHA DEVI

The Hindu, Hyderabad

  • 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.


SUKANYA VERMA

rediff.com

  • 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

The Navhind Times, Goa

  • 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.



SHUBHA SHETTY SAHA

Dainik Bhaskar Group

  • 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.

VISHAL MENON

The Hindu, Chennai


  • 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.



HEMANTH KUMAR

Firstpost.com, Film Companion South                

  • 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.


RENUKA VYAVAHARE

The Times of India


  • 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.

SAIBAL CHATTERJEE

Independent Film Critic

  • 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.




ROHIT VATS

Editor, Entertainment, News18.com

  • 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.                                                                                                                     



Manoj Kumar.R

The Indian Express online

  • 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                
Deepak Dua

Freelance Film Journalist & Critic

  • 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.











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