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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.

'Bala' review: Ayushmann Khurrana's film tackles societal prejudices head-on

Performances in the film are top-notch. From leading man Ayushmann Khurrana to the leading ladies Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam to even the supporting cast- every actor seamlessly fit in their…

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'Terminator: Dark Fate' review: It is time to put the franchise to rest

What works for the film, though,, are the three women who take on the world together and fight menacing machines to protect their future.

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'Ujda Chaman' review: Sunny Singh's film is a bland affair

The concept of beauty and flawed notion about it has been explored in films before. So 'Ujda Chaman' does not really tell us anything that we don't know already.

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'Made In China' review: Rajkummar Rao's film lives up to its title

The cast is great. From the ever-dependable Rajkummar Rao to the amazing Boman Irani to even the cameos by Gajraj Rao and Paresh Rawal- the actors fit seamlessly in their respective roles.

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'Saand Ki Aankh' review: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar take a shot at patriarchy, age and stereotypes

Director Tushar Hiranandani narrates a heartwarming real-life story of two feisty women from an interior village in Uttar Pradesh who take up sharpshooting post 60 - an age when most give up on…

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'The Sky Is Pink' review: Zaira Wasim leaves a lasting impression in a story of life and death

While 'The Sky Is Pink' highlights the importance of living life to the fullest no matter what, it also points at what prolonged illness and death does to families, the caregivers. It breaks them…

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Priyanka Chopra on why she chose ‘The Sky Is Pink’ as her comeback film

Filmmaker Shonali Bose' 'The Sky Is Pink' is Priyanka's first film in Bollywood post her marriage to Nick Jonas in December 2018. The actress who is also the co-producer of the film jokes that to…

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'Joker' review: Joaquin Phoenix is terrific in an extremely disturbing film

Phoenix is known for his versatility and has always been able to camouflage into whichever character he plays on the screen. In 'Joker', he has outdone himself.

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'The Zoya Factor' review: Dulquer Salmaan makes the film worth your time

While the film has Sonam Kapoor as the main protagonist, it is the leading man- Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan who completely steals the limelight as the sharp, charming Nikhil Khoda.

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'Dream Girl' review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines but the film feels jaded

Perhaps we have been spoilt by Khurrana himself in the past few years with some exceptionally good films and therefore in comparison, his latest seems to fall flat. You may laud Ayushmann Khurrana…

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Aamir Khan says 'yes' to Subhash Kapoor's 'Mogul': Has the #MeToo movement become hogwash?

Going by the recent cases, fighting a sexual harassment case seems to be a lonely battle where the perpetrators are often validated by those in power and the victim/survivor is often left alone to…

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'Chhichhore' review: Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari takes you back to your college days

'Chhichhore' has the usual tropes of a typical commercial college-drama, yet it is refreshingly real and delivers a very relevant message beautifully wrapped in nostalgia.

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'Saaho' review: Keep the bottle of aspirin handy

In the garb of making a stylised action thriller, the makers completely lose focus on logic and a coherent storyline.

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'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' review: Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt are a treat to watch

The filmmaker presents a fabled land called Hollywood which should strictly be seen through Tarantino's sepia-tinted western-style glasses. 

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'Mission Mangal' review: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan's film makes science easy and entertaining

Unlike ‘Hidden Figures ’ , where the three women faced strict opposition based on the colour of their skins, the problems in ‘Mission Mangal’ are more logistical than emotional

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