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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.

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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'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' review: The spin-off seems dated

Starring Dwayne 'The Rock'Johnson and Jason Statham, the spin-off from the popular franchise may be giving us a new plot and new characters but ultimately it succumbs to tried and tested action…

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'Khandaani Shafakhana' review: Sex talk made family-friendly

The film centres around Sonakshi Sinha's character and she doesn't disappoint as the feisty, go-getter Baby Bedi, Sinha Shines and delivers a commendable performance.

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'Judgementall Hai Kya' review: Kangana Ranaut is terrific in this twisted thriller

Written by Kanika Dhillon, some of the film's most poignant moments seem to be drawn from Kangana's personal life.

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'The Lion King' review: The film is good but not as great as the original

The original film was an animated feature that proved to be a game-changer for the genre itself and also became a textbook example of how vivid an animation film can be. Disney's remake of the…

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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' review: Marvel serves the perfect story in post 'Avengers' era

The film provides a perfect epilogue to the Marvel Cinematic Universe post-Avengers, addresses some pertinent questions and gives the audience a heads up on what's in store in phase 3 of Marvel-…

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'Article 15' review: Ayushmann Khurrana's film is compelling and relevant for today's time

Over the years, several filmmakers have made films depicting this harsh reality of our society, so the premise of filmmaker Anubhav Sinha's new film 'Article 15' is not new. Yet, the film holds…

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'Kaafir' is not about an Indian and a Pakistani; it transcends borders: Dia Mirza on her new web series

For Dia Mirza, her debut web series 'Kaafir' works because its story transcends borders and religion and celebrates humanity.

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'Kabir Singh' review: Shahid Kapoor is outstanding in a film that glorifies toxic masculinity

In ‘Kabir Singh’, Shahid Kapoor shines. He plays the central character with utmost conviction and makes you loathe and love him at the same time.

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'Men In Black: International' review: Chris Hemsworth's film is a bland and unnecessary reboot

Dear Hollywood, its time to let the aliens be. 

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'Bharat' review: Salman Khan's film may be exhaustive but it still works

An official adaptation of South Korean film 'Ode To My Father', Zafar narrates the story a principled, do-gooder Bharat, who along with his family has had to shift to Delhi and take refuge at his…

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