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.

Opinions/Stories

'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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'Pati, Patni Aur Woh' review: Predictable story but with a contemporary twist

‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ might not leave a lasting impression on you, but while you are watching it, you will find yourself rooting for the wife.

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Yami Gautam to WION: Loved playing Pari in 'Bala', not too many roles are written for women in comedy

In an exclusive chat with WION, Yami talks about her journey in Bollywood since her impressive debut in 'Vicky Donor' in 2012 to her her latest hit 'Bala'. 

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'Hotel Mumbai' review: Dev Patel, Anupam Kher's film is a gripping story of goodness amid tragedy

Filmmaker Anthony Maras re-tells the horrific three days that had Mumbai under siege. It may make you uncomfortable because of its realistic picturisation, yet will keep you engrossed in its two-…

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'Frozen 2' review: Elsa and Anna grow up and take charge of things

'Frozen 2' picks up from where the first one ended. Its been three years since Elsa and Anna have been reunited and ruling over their Arendelle

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'Ford v Ferrari' review: Matt Damon, Christian Bale's film gives an adrenaline rush

There is something for everyone. It is a story of beating the odds, working hard to make your dreams come true, a story of teamwork and sportsman spirit and of a son who idolizes his father. 

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'Bala' review: Ayushmann Khurrana's film tackles societal prejudices head-on

Performances in the film are top-notch. From leading man Ayushmann Khurrana to the leading ladies Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam to even the supporting cast- every actor seamlessly fit in their…

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