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.

Opinions/Stories

'Bulbbul' review: Tripti Dimri shines in a hauntingly powerful story

Bulbbul film review - The story may be known yet its a poignant one with powerful writing, memorable moments, and an outstanding cast.

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Srishti Shrivastava on her breakout role in 'Gulabo Sitabo': Everyone needs a Guddo in their life, including me

Guddo from 'Gulabo Sitabo, actress Srishti Shrivastava chats with WION about her breakout performance, sharing screen space with Ayushmann Khurrana and receiving hand written letter from Amitabh…

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Why Sushant Singh Rajput's death and nepotism debate should not be mixed

While calling out nepotism in Bollywood is pertinent, it is also important to not dilute it with Rajput's death. Both are complex issues and need separate discussions.

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'Axone' review: A delicious story of friendship, love and acceptance

Axone movie review: A delightful slice of life comedy, 'Axone' is the first Hindi film featuring actors from the Northeast.

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'Gulabo Sitabo' review: Amitabh Bachchan gives a master class in acting, Ayushmann holds his own

Gulabo Sitabo Movie Review: In Shoojit Sircar's 'Gulabo Sitabo', both Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana step out of their comfort zone.

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Vinay Pathak on 'Chintu Ka Birthday': It's a film about a lockdown, released during lockdown

In an exclusive chat with WION, actor Vinay Pathak talks about his latest film 'Chintu Ka Birthday' which is streaming on ZEE5.

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Abhishek Banerjee on his roles in 'Paatal Lok' and 'Kaali 2': I would want people to compare the two characters

In an exclusive chat with WION, casting director and actor Abhishek Banerjee talks about his hit show show 'Paatal Lok', his new show on ZEE5 'Kaali 2' and the future of cinema halls in time of…

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Madhuri Dixit to WION: Digital platform reaches out to a global audience but magic of cinema halls will stay

Madhuri Dxit Nene speaks to WION about her new single 'Candle' and the future of theatres in the age of digitization.

 

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'Ghoomketu' review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's film falls flat despite a good cast

'Ghoomketu' was well-intended on paper. It tries to parody the film industry and its stereotypical ways but over the course of the film, it falls prey to the same stereotypes.

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How OTT and cinema halls can co-exist in post COVID world

With several Indian producers opting for digital premiere amid lockdown, does it mean its end of the road for cinema halls? Not really.

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Indian actor in China talks about life in post COVID world: 'Precautions have become a way of life'

In an exclusive chat with WION, Indian actor-businessman Dev Raturi, who is based in China, chats about life in China post COVID-19.

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'Extraction' star Priyanshu Painyuli on how his name got him to play Asif in the film

In an exclusive chat with WION, Priyanshu Painyuli said how playing a Bangladeshi drug lord in 'Extraction' was challenging for him.

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Why Irrfan Khan's death is a personal loss for the entire nation

Irrfan Khan was the actor who spoke for us, told our stories to the world. Looking at him one felt if he could, so could we.

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Irrfan Khan (1967-2020): The man who spoke a thousand words through his eyes

Irrfan Khan had the enormous gift to make every character he played, extraordinary.

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'Extraction' review: Chris Hemsworth's latest film is just about stunts

In 'Extraction', Chris Hemsworth literally plays a modern version of one his best onscreen characters Thor- but minus the sass.

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