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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'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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'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare' review: Sisters take on a sexist world

In Alankrita Shrivastava's 'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare' -the two leading ladies Dolly and Kitty are not rebellious but flawed personalities who deal with misogyny, sexism and discover…

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'Sadak 2' review: Mahesh Bhatt's comeback film has a bad '90s hangover

'Sadak 2' movie review: Mahesh Bhatt's comeback film is just two decades late. The story may have appealed the audience in the late 1990s but now appears jaded.

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'Masaba Masaba' review: High on entertainment, this semi-fictional series has subtle messaging

'Masaba Masaba' manages to take viewers inside the glamour world and show aspects of celebrity lives that are often hidden behind the practiced, picture-perfect smiles.

 

 

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Meet new age Robins: This India based civic body is feeding millions of homeless across the globe

Meet India's Robin Hood Army, a zero fund organisation that recently fed 30 million people across 182 cities to mark India's Independence Day and even got a shout out from Amitabh Bachchan for…

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'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' review - Pankaj Tripathi, Janhvi Kapoor's film soars high for its effective messaging

'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' is a poignant story of a father and his daughter- both dreamers who refuse to back down. 

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'Lootcase' review: Simple story propelled by a great ensemble cast

'Lootcase' review: Directed by Rajesh Krishnan, featuring an ensemble cast, 'Lootcase' is a delightful story which boats of great performances and situational comedy.

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