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.


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.


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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Independent Film Critic          

  • Saibal Chatterjee is an independent film critic based in Delhi. His weekly reviews appear on He also writes on cinema for The Tribune and The Gulf Today newspapers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

               Freelance Film Journalist & Critic                                    

  • Deepak Dua is a Hindi Film Critic for 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.                                                                        


  • 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.

                 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.


Editor, Entertainment,

  • 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.


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 & and is Sunday columnist with The Telegraph.


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.


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.


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.               


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 and writes a fortnightly column for Mail Today.


Managing Committee Member Mint and

  • Udita Jhunjhunwala has more than 20 years of experience as a film critic with national publications such as Mid-Day, DNA, Mint, and    

Managing Committee Member The Indian Express

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


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.        

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.


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.


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.                        


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)


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 is a Chennai based film critic for, with previous published works in The New Indian Express, Mint Lounge, The Wire etc on Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam 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 friendss from Kannada and Telugu households. So he speaks all four languages of the south. He reviews Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies for


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.                     


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.


  • Mumbai-born and based Sukanya Verma is a senior film critic, music critic, columnist, features writer, quiz host and columnist with for the last 19 years. From 2016, she contributes cinema columns to The Hindu as well.    


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.

Aswathy Gopalakrishnan

Film critic at

  • Aswathy Gopalakrishnan is a film critic who writes for She also worked as a film programmer with MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in 2019.


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, 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,, and Film Companion South.


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.

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