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Shomini Sen

Shomini Sen

Digital news journalist, WION

Shomini has written on entertainment and lifestyle for the most part of her career. While writing on cinema remains her first love, her other interest lies in topics like gender, society and Indian literature.

Rituparno Ghosh was full of paradoxes yet loved by all: Sangeeta Dutta on making 'Bird Of Dusk' based on late filmmaker's life

Sangeeta Dutta's film 'Bird Of Dusk' documents Ghosh's life - from his early years to him becoming a huge name in the Indian cinema to his stand on gender fluidity.

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‘Gully Boy’ review: Zoya Akhtar presents Ranveer Singh in a refreshingly new avatar

It’s not just a story of a boy from Dharavi but Zoya Akhtar’s love letter to Mumbai and its undying spirit to never give up.

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'Gully Boy' quick review: You don't have to be a fan of hip-hop to like this film

You'll find yourself rooting for almost each of the characters in the film.

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'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' review: Anil and Sonam Kapoor's film is heartwarming

Written by transwoman writer Ghazal Dhaliwal, the film appears to be semi-autobiographical with Anil and Sonam Kapoor playing the central characters.

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'Thackeray' review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui shines in a story that overlooks the late leader's controversial past

The major problem with the film remains in the way the story is narrated.

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'Manikarnika' review: It's a Kangana Ranaut show all the way

The film can perhaps be enjoyed more like a fictional tale, where the two directors have taken copious amount of liberty while presenting the story of India's favourite heroine.

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'Why Cheat India' review: Emraan Hashmi's film is well intended but incoherent

Hashmi plays Rakesh aka Rocky who has a knack to spot intelligent students from not so privileged background and employ them as substitute writers for students who may have the moolah to buy the…

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'The Accidental Prime Minister' review: A fictional account of real people in power

What could ideally be a story of a good statesman trying to strike a balance between serving the country and the inner politics of a party, turns out into a film with caricature characters.

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2018: The year when #MeToo came to India and Bollywood found its voice

In India, the #MeToo movement took nearly 8 months to gain momentum.

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'Raazi' to 'Manmarziyaan': How Vicky Kaushal became the country's favourite actor in 2018

The man, who started with art-house cinema, made a transition to more commercial space this year with two big-budget films but also balanced it out with two digital, small-budget films. 

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'Zero' review: Katrina Kaif impresses the most in an overindulgent story

While the first half is breezy enough, with SRK in his elements, charming the audience and Aafiya with his with, comic timing and Meeruthiya swag its the long second half, where Bauua…

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'Aquaman' review: Jason Momoa redeems an average film with his inherent coolness

 Momoa has an inherent quirk to his personality, he has inherent swag to his demeanour, which makes him a rather interesting choice for a superhero.

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'Kedarnath' review: Sara Ali Khan shines in her debut performance; film is visually stunning

The lead pair is fresh and shares a crackling chemistry- perfect for such a love story.

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Neither Priyanka Chopra nor the readers need hate-spewing viral article by this US website

Priyanka Chopra has worked hard to be at the top of the game and she doesn't need this negative viral article, neither do the readers

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'2.0' review: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar's film is illogical but a fun ride

One expects Rajinikanth's films to be larger than life, sometimes even a tad ridiculous, but '2.0' attempts to not just be an out and out commercial film, but also give a commentary on today's…

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