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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'Baaghi 3' review: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor's film is an assault to the brain

'Baaghi 3' ultimately is the story of a brother taking on a country and terrorism, in general, all for the love of his brother. 

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'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' review: Ayushmann Khurrana's film tackles homophobia effectively with humour 

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' takes the homophobic society head-on- but not once does it become preachy.

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'Love Aaj Kal' review: Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan's film was not needed

Imtiaz Ali's newest release 'Love Aaj Kal' featuring current heartthrob Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and Randeep Hooda struggles from the word go.

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'Parasite' review: Bong Joon-Ho's film on class divide is a masterclass in storytelling

Filmmaker Bong Jong Ho's latest film 'Parasite' makes class divide glaring and obvious leaving you numb and perhaps more conscious of your surroundings. 

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'Jojo Rabbit' review: Taika Waititi's satire on fascism is all heart

While 'Jojo Rabbit' talks about Hitler's brutal oppression, the laughs are in plenty and the credit goes to the brilliant screenplay which never slips even in the darkest moment.

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'Street Dancer 3D' review: The story acts as a prop in this very elaborate dance show

Acting and logic are not the high points of Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Street Dancer 3D'. 

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'Panga' review: Kangana Ranaut's film is a heartwarming tribute to mothers

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's 'Panga' is a heartwarming tale of a mother who decides to make a comeback in sports at an age when every player thinks of retirement. 

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'Raazi' writer Harinder Sikka to WION: Meghna Gulzar backstabbed me 

Writer Harinder Sikka, on whose book 'Raazi' was based- feels that the film did not win any award because the makers tampered with the original story. 

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'1917' review: Sam Mendes' film is haunting, heartbreaking yet the most compelling piece of art

Directed by Sam Mendes, '1917' has earned 10 nominations at the Oscars this year and one won’t be surprised if it takes home the top honours on February 9th. 

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'Binnu Ka Sapna' review: Kanu Behl's short film jolts you out of comfort zone

In his latest short film 'Binnu Ka Sapna' which is streaming on Mubi till 21 January, Kanu Behl jolts one's sensibilities with a story of toxic masculinity and familial atrocities. 

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'Chhapaak' review: Deepika Padukone's film is gut wrenching but important

Meghna Gulzar narrates an important story in 'Chhapaak' which has top performances by Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey. 

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'Tanhaji' review: Saif Ali Khan shines in a visually stunning film

'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' is Ajay Devgn's 100th film. Directed by Om Raut, it has Saif Ali Khan in top form but takes creative liberties while depicting history.

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'Bombshell' review: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie feature in a timely film in post #MeToo era

Based on a real-life incident- that brought down Fox Network's CEO Roger Ailes in 2016, 'Bombshell' is spirited story with powerful performances by its lead- Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and…

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'Good Newwz' review: Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor shine in the last release of the year

The good news about 'Good Newwz' is that it makes for a perfect watch as we close this year. Go and laugh out loud with the Batras this holiday season. 

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'Dabangg 3' review: Salman Khan's film is unnecessary

There is literally nothing new in 'Dabangg 3' and it just simply rehashes an old, tried and tested narrative and milks Salman Khan's superstardom to the hilt.

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