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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.

'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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Dear sexist trolls, Mimi and Nusrat were not the only ones to post photos outside Parliament

How sexist is our society that we diss the women and question their credibility and praise the men at the same time?

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'Aladdin' review: Will Smith shines in a fitting remake of a timeless classic

For those who have grown up on Disney's animated series and film, Ricthie's 'Aladdin' serves as a beautiful walk down the memory lane and also talks about class divides that exist in the society…

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'De De Pyaar De' review: Thank god for Tabu!

The casting of the film is quite appropriate and it refreshing to watch Devgn play a character his age.

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'Student Of The Year 2' review: Tiger Shroff impresses in a shallow, glossy, problematic film

Set in Mussoorie and Dehradun, the film practically takes on the same milieu of the 2012 film 'Student Of The Year' complete with gloss and illogical storyline.

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Tiger Shroff on his action-hero image: Glad that Bollywood stereotypes its actors

"There is so much competition between the actors, so much talent that the film industry has now. How does one stand out?"  said Tiger while speaking to WION.

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Remembering Satyajit Ray: How the filmmaker taught the world about futility of war through a children's film

Based on Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury's short story by the same name, 'Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne' was actually made for Satyajit Roy's 13-year-old son, Sandip who had complained that his father made…

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'Avengers: Endgame' review : The greatest reunion of superheroes ever

'Endgame' wastes no time and picks up from where 'Infinity War' ended. The first half has got a lot of reunions planned and the Russo brothers literally connect all 22 past films in the most…

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'Kalank' review: Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan's tragic love story is visually stunning but fails to connect

A story, which is loosely inspired by Yash Chopra's 'Trishul', is set in Husnabad, outside of Lahore in the year 1946. Its a time when India's is on the brink of partition and tension between…

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'RAW- Romeo Akbar Walter' review: John Abraham's spy film lacks the thrill

Directed by Robbie Grewal, the film sets out to be an espionage thriller. The story is set in 1971 a little before India and Pakistan went on war and Bangladesh was created.

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Would have regretted not doing 'Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota': Gulshan Devaiah

'Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota' star Gulshan Devaiah talks to WION about his breakout performance in the film and why he is selective about the films he works on. 

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Shefali Shah on 'Delhi Crime': Preventive security is not always possible in the capital

Actress Shefali Shah speaks to WION about her new show, Netflix original 'Delhi Crime' that's based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. 

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'Kesari' review: Akshay Kumar's latest is an important chapter of history that needed to be told

'Kesari' tells the story of 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army who decided to stand and fight, to the death, a 10,000-strong Pashtun army. 

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'Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota' review: Vasan Bala gives a fun, quirky tribute to action films of the 1980s

The action-comedy marks the debut of actor Abhimanyu Dassani who plays the lead protagonist -Surya. 

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'Photograph' review: Sanya Malhotra shines in a film that lets silence do all the talking

Having traveled to various international film festival including Berlin Film Festival and Sundance, Batra's film featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra is a love story of an uncanny pair…

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