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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'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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'Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar' review: Parineeti Chopra shines in a sketchy film

'Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar' may be well-intended but it falters at the execution level. At two hours run time, the film appears to stretch, there are plot points that do not make sense and scenes…

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'Roohi' review: Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor's horror-comedy thrills only in parts 

In 'Roohi', Janhvi Kapoor plays the vulnerable, sad Roohi to the hilt while Varun Sharma aces as Kattani. The scenes where Kattani romances Afza, the ghost possessing Roohi are high points of the…

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'Bombay Begums' review: Powerful performances with an over-used narration 

'Bombay Begums' ventures out with a bold story but ultimately succumbs to predictability and that is the biggest flaw of the series.

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'The Girl On The Train' review: Parineeti Chopra's film is high on melodrama 

A whodunnit with Parineeti playing the central character, 'The Girl On The Train' only manages to thrill and intrigue in parts. 

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'Our Friend' review: An ode to friendship amid despair and loss 

A sombre story of a family dealing with a terminal illness, 'Our Friend' has credible performances from its lead cast- Jason Segal, Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson. 

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'Malcolm & Marie' review: Zendaya, John David Washington feature in a stunning commentary on love and relationship

'Malcolm & Marie' has only two actors- John David Washington and Zendaya, is set in a single night and is in black and white- yet it is one of the most riveting films of the season. 

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'Tribhanga' review: Kajol, Mithila Palkar's latest talks of complex human relationships 

Renuka Shahane's directorial debut 'Tribhanga' explores the lives of there women featuring Tanvi Azmi, Kajol and Mithila Palkar and the complex relationship all there share. 

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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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