Sameeksha Dandriyal

Sameeksha Dandriyal

A writer trying to make sense of life through narratives. Sameeksha firmly believes that stories hold the magic mirror to the society thus carry the power of reflection and change, all at once. Journalist for the past 5 years, cinema-lover for 20 odd ones.

Opinions/Stories

'The Big Bull' review: Abhishek Bachchan casts an inconsistent shadow of an underdog that fails to connect

Kookie Gulati's The Big Bull oscillates between finding a ground between being inspirational and between the grey area of success and greed. In turn, it only achieves confusion.

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'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' review: The first episode is all about redemptions, re-adjustments, and replacements

The only thing to keep in mind here is, this series will play out the values of Captain America, by two of the most impulsive Avengers. If anything, that promises a lot of friction and in-turn fun…

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'Zack Snyder’s Justice League' review: Exhausting yet engaging fan service disguised as a saga

You can pick all the faults in terms of movie-making, but it never claimed to be one. It proclaimed itself to be a fan-service, an undoing of a mistake, and it does that beautifully.

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'WandaVision' season finale review: A goodbye that promises powerful beginnings 

WandaVision finale isn’t a blast, but it’s a much-needed anchor which ties and releases future conversations in the Marvel Universe.

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'WandaVision' Episode 8: MCU gets intense as magic takes front seat

The new episode gives an insight into what went behind Wanda’s experiment with mind stone and how she has been able to bend the reality, so much so, that a dead Vision was brought back to life.…

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'WandaVision' latest episode opens the gate of MCU to X-Men & next supervillain

With Doctor Strange's expected appearance in the finale, it is clear that WandaVision is not just a spin-off from the makers, but a gateway to peep into what’s next to come - from the introduction…

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'To All The Boys: Always and Forever' review: The end of the franchise is about faith, trust and lot of mush 

This is the third installment of the To All The Boys and in many ways better than the previous one and close to the first one in terms of freshness, feels, and romance.

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'Monster Hunter' review: Another tedious video game adaptation by Milla Jovovich-Paul Anderson

‘Monster Hunter’ is not meant to be hunted, but to be forgotten under the pile of new watches and re-watches. Forgettable if not a tedious, lengthy watch. 

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'The White Tiger' review: Adarsh Gourav shines in Priyanka Chopra-Rajkummar Rao starrer; showing a mirror to India's sense of servitude

An invested watch, the film thrives on its acting, execution, and a motive of staying true to its narrator’s vision and vision alone. Not a commentary on India’s divide, ‘The White Tiger’ is the…

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‘WandaVision’ review: An illusion of comedy hinting at something more

Marvel is known for switching things up in a weird fashion and 'WandaVision' is no exception.

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DC Universe is playing with fire by introducing 'Multiverse' in its complex world. Here’s why

The world of DC  is more dark, layered, and complex. The comic characters have more shade than those of Marvel and a dense storyline. Playing field with the multiverse in an already complex…

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'Soul' review: Pixar’s latest is all about appreciating little things in life in a hopeless year

It’s beautiful how ‘Soul’ deals with the complexity and heaviness of life-theory through a child-gaze and brings out a rosy picture while acknowledging the struggles. Writers Pete Docter Mike…

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'Coolie No 1' review: Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan starrer is as unnecesary as Kanye West is to politics

In the age and stage when OTT has a plethora of options for the audience, 'Coolie No. 1' is a huge misfit - from the idea to the execution. This Varun Dhawan starter, directed by his father and…

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'Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Door' has been my most challenging role yet: Kirti Kulhari

Kirti Kulhari is essaying a complex role of an accused in Hotstar's show 'Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors'. In an interview with WION, she opened up about her role and what 2020 taught her…

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Yearender 2020: How K-Pop band BTS became the beacon of hope in a distressed year

BTS are a K-pop (or Korean pop) group made up of seven members - Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook - who come from all over South Korea. They launched in 2013 and have since rocketed to…

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