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

'Ghoomketu' review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's film falls flat despite a good cast

'Ghoomketu' was well-intended on paper. It tries to parody the film industry and its stereotypical ways but over the course of the film, it falls prey to the same stereotypes.

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How OTT and cinema halls can co-exist in post COVID world

With several Indian producers opting for digital premiere amid lockdown, does it mean its end of the road for cinema halls? Not really.

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Indian actor in China talks about life in post COVID world: 'Precautions have become a way of life'

In an exclusive chat with WION, Indian actor-businessman Dev Raturi, who is based in China, chats about life in China post COVID-19.

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'Extraction' star Priyanshu Painyuli on how his name got him to play Asif in the film

In an exclusive chat with WION, Priyanshu Painyuli said how playing a Bangladeshi drug lord in 'Extraction' was challenging for him.

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Why Irrfan Khan's death is a personal loss for the entire nation

Irrfan Khan was the actor who spoke for us, told our stories to the world. Looking at him one felt if he could, so could we.

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'Street Dancer 3D' review: The story acts as a prop in this very elaborate dance show

Acting and logic are not the high points of Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Street Dancer 3D'. 

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'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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