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.

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'Roohi' review: Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor's horror-comedy thrills only in parts 

In 'Roohi', Janhvi Kapoor plays the vulnerable, sad Roohi to the hilt while Varun Sharma aces as Kattani. The scenes where Kattani romances Afza, the ghost possessing Roohi are high points of the…

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'Bombay Begums' review: Powerful performances with an over-used narration 

'Bombay Begums' ventures out with a bold story but ultimately succumbs to predictability and that is the biggest flaw of the series.

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'The Girl On The Train' review: Parineeti Chopra's film is high on melodrama 

A whodunnit with Parineeti playing the central character, 'The Girl On The Train' only manages to thrill and intrigue in parts. 

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'Our Friend' review: An ode to friendship amid despair and loss 

A sombre story of a family dealing with a terminal illness, 'Our Friend' has credible performances from its lead cast- Jason Segal, Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson. 

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'Malcolm & Marie' review: Zendaya, John David Washington feature in a stunning commentary on love and relationship

'Malcolm & Marie' has only two actors- John David Washington and Zendaya, is set in a single night and is in black and white- yet it is one of the most riveting films of the season. 

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'Tribhanga' review: Kajol, Mithila Palkar's latest talks of complex human relationships 

Renuka Shahane's directorial debut 'Tribhanga' explores the lives of there women featuring Tanvi Azmi, Kajol and Mithila Palkar and the complex relationship all there share. 

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'AK vs AK' review: Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap's film blurs the lines between real and reel 

Reality and fiction often get interlinked and for an Indian audience which is easily hurt by slightest of the issues, 'AK vs AK' is a tricky film to execute convincingly. Does the team succeed? To…

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'Unpaused' review: Finding hope, friendship and happiness in the middle of a pandemic

As we all rush to bid 2020 goodbye- and for all good reasons- 'Unpaused' makes us pause for a moment and look back at the brighter things that the year gave us. 

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'The Last Color' review: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna's film has got its heart at the right place

There is a constant sense of sadness and hope in Vikas Khanna's directorial debut 'The Last Color'.

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Remembering Soumitra Chatterjee (1935-2020): The man who remained relevant for five long decades

Soumitra Chatterjee's death creates a void in Indian cinema that no one will be able to fill in the coming years. The man who played Feluda, Apu and countless other memorable roles breathed his…

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'Sir' review: Rohena Gera's little gem of a film is a heartwarming story of love and companionship

'Sir' review- Rohena Gera's critically acclaimed film featuring Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber is a love story between a house maid and her sir. 

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'Ludo' review: In pursuit of love and happiness, Anurag Basu's film leaves you with a smile

A story of finding love and happiness as life takes its unpredictable course much like a game of dice, Anurag Basu's 'Ludo' warms you up with its stunning frames, heartwarming performances and its…

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'Laxmii' review: No Akshay Kumar, that's not how you represent the trans community 

Akshay Kumar's latest 'Laxmii' is a remake of Tamil film 'Kanchana' and attempts to raise the issue of inclusivity of the third gender. 

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'Mirzapur 2' review: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi are back with all guns blazing

High on action and gore, 'Mirzapur 2' delivers what it had promised in its trailer.

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Arjun Mathur on earning International Emmy nod: Big acknowledgement not just for me but others like me

Arjun Mathur spoke to WION about earning an International Emmy nomination, 'Made In Heaven', playing a homosexual on screen and why he is selective about the roles he chooses.

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