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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.

Priyanka Chopra on why she chose ‘Sky Is Pink’ as her comeback film

Filmmaker Shonali Bose' 'The Sky Is Pink' is Priyanka's first film in Bollywood post her marriage to Nick Jonas in December 2018. The actress who is also the co-producer of the film jokes that to…

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'Joker' review: Joaquin Phoenix is terrific in an extremely disturbing film

Phoenix is known for his versatility and has always been able to camouflage into whichever character he plays on the screen. In 'Joker', he has outdone himself.

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'The Zoya Factor' review: Dulquer Salmaan makes the film worth your time

While the film has Sonam Kapoor as the main protagonist, it is the leading man- Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan who completely steals the limelight as the sharp, charming Nikhil Khoda.

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'Dream Girl' review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines but the film feels jaded

Perhaps we have been spoilt by Khurrana himself in the past few years with some exceptionally good films and therefore in comparison, his latest seems to fall flat. You may laud Ayushmann Khurrana…

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Aamir Khan says 'yes' to Subhash Kapoor's 'Mogul': Has the #MeToo movement become hogwash?

Going by the recent cases, fighting a sexual harassment case seems to be a lonely battle where the perpetrators are often validated by those in power and the victim/survivor is often left alone to…

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'Kaafir' is not about an Indian and a Pakistani; it transcends borders: Dia Mirza on her new web series

For Dia Mirza, her debut web series 'Kaafir' works because its story transcends borders and religion and celebrates humanity.

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'Kabir Singh' review: Shahid Kapoor is outstanding in a film that glorifies toxic masculinity

In ‘Kabir Singh’, Shahid Kapoor shines. He plays the central character with utmost conviction and makes you loathe and love him at the same time.

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'Men In Black: International' review: Chris Hemsworth's film is a bland and unnecessary reboot

Dear Hollywood, its time to let the aliens be. 

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'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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