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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'Thalaivii' review: Arvind Swami shines as MGR, Kangana Ranaut plays herself 

The elements of a great biopic are all there in 'Thalaivii' but the film falters due to a very weak screenplay that does nothing to tap into Kangana Ranaut's talent as an actor.

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'Shang- Chi' review: Marvel's other superheroes pale in comparison to our Asian hero

'Shang-Chi' is Marvel's best solo film since 'Black Panther' and it opens up enormous possibilities for Asian representation in a very crowded superhero realm in Hollywood. 

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'BellBottom' review: It's an Akshay Kumar show all the way and we aren't complaining 

Based on true incidents and set in 1984, 'BellBottom' has Akshay Kumar playing a RAW agent who leads a covert operation in Dubai to rescue an Indian Airlines flight hijacked by the Khalistanis…

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'Bhuj: The Pride of India' review: Independence Day weekend deserves a better film than this Ajay, Sonakshi-starrer

Filmmaker Abhishek Dudhaiya could have done wonders with the actual story of 'Bhuj: The Pride Of India' instead what we get is a loud, jingoistic film that is difficult to sit through for two…

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'Shershaah' review: Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani's war drama is predictable

Siddharth Malhotra plays Kargil hero Captain Vikram Batra in 'Shershaah'- a film adapts the usual tropes of a war film and doesn't offer anything new. 

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'14 Phere' review: Vikrant Massey, Kriti Kharbanda's film oversimplifies honour killing

'14 Phere' features a refreshing new pair- Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda- and has its moments. 

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Dilip Kumar (1922-2021): The legend who inspired generations of artists

Dilip Kumar taught a generation of leading men in India how to be the quintessential hero. The actor was famous for his method acting and often immersed himself into the character he was playing…

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'Haseen Dillruba' review: Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey's latest film has a warped sense of love

Written by Kanika Dhillon, 'Haseen Dillruba' attempts to be an unconventional love story. Based on the theme of popular Hindi pulp fictions novels, the story uses the tropes of small towns in…

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'Ray' review: Satyajit Ray's stories deliciously served for the Gen Z 

'Ray' - an anthology on Netflix- attempts to recreate four of Satyajit Ray's short stories into films. The essence of the stories remain the same but adapted to suit the current generation. 

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'Sherni' review: Vidya Balan's new film is refreshing, real and different

Vidya Balan's new film 'Sherni', directed by Amit Masurkar, works because it provides for a refreshingly new story. Sans the melodrama, the film takes the viewers deep inside the jungles and tells…

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'Loki' episode 2 review: Loki fights a version of himself

The second episode of 'Loki' not only introduces a female version of the God of Mischief.

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'Lagaan' completes 20 years: The film that took Bollywood to the west

'Lagaan' released in 2001 and was well received not just in India but worldwide. The film widened the horizon for Bollywood on the international map.

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'Loki' episode 1 review: Tom Hiddleston's show introduces alternate narrative for Marvel

Played by Tom Hiddleston, Loki over the years gained immense popularity among fans - so much so that makers had to include him in the second Thor film as well as the final movies of the 'Avengers…

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'The Family Man' season 2 review: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha shine in a worthy sequel 

Seson 2 of 'The Family Man' not just has Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni in top form but also has credible performances by actors like Priyamani, Seema…

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'Friends' reunion review: The one where everyone gets nostalgic and emotional

Filled with nostalgia- the 'Friends' reunion was everything that the fans were waiting for but was also slightly heartbreaking

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