Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, in her latest reaction video, explains why it was tough for her to watch Bollywood actor Ananya Pandey on the big screen.
Uncomfortable to watch Ananya
Vijay Deverakonda’s Pan India film received an intermediate response ever since the film was released. Several viewers and trade experts criticized the film and trolled it for the worst storyline. Movie critic Anupama Chopra has termed this movie to be Bewildering and Torture.
While examining Puri Jagannadh’s film Liger on the Film Companion’s video, Anupama Chopra and co-host Anmol Jamwal discussed vital elements that caused the film to suffer at the Box Office. Speaking on Ananya Pandey’s role who also featured opposite Vijay Deverakonda, Anupama explains why it was torture for her to watch Ananya Pandey on the big screen.
“It was really uncomfortable to watch Ananya Pandey. I couldn’t understand the thing that the film was treating her as a frivolous and silly person. It’s like, within the universe of the film, she is not to be taken seriously. But at the same time, the film also wants to invest so much emotionally, as she has sacrificed her love for Liger’s dream. For me, it makes no sense at all.”
“There are also some of her dialogues where she says, “every ration in my body is perfect and get a tape and measure it”, I was like NO NO.”
Here’s the video:
Previously, Anupama had trolled Ananya for her acting in Liger. She had said, “There’s a scene in Liger, where Tannya (Ananya Pandey) experiences something unpleasant. Her immediate response is, ‘Where’s my Vodka?‘. Which is exactly how I felt after watching the film. And I don’t even drink.”
Speaking further about the film, the 55-year-old explains why she had a lot of expectations with the film as Liger was a collaboration between Bollywood and Tollywood.
“I was hopeful about the film Liger as it was one of the first homegrown collaborations between industries. Both Bollywood and South had contributed in some way or the other. I was excited to see ‘what they would create’. And adding that the character Liger (Vijay Devarakonda), who is physically strong but has a speech impediment, is very interesting. I thought they will do good with the character and will do something with it. But it was just Bewildering!”
In the previous Liger review video, the 55-year-old had expressed her disappointment with the filmmakers. She had said, “I had high hopes for the film as it was a Bollywood and Telgu film crossover. I thought Liger would be original and something inventive, but I was wrong. The only highlight of this film is Vijay Devarakonda’s artfully designed disheveled hair. Hope I get the product he is using.’
Anupama’s review on Liger: