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

'Sadak 2' review: Mahesh Bhatt's comeback film has a bad '90s hangover

'Sadak 2' movie review: Mahesh Bhatt's comeback film is just two decades late. The story may have appealed the audience in the late 1990s but now appears jaded.

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'Masaba Masaba' review: High on entertainment, this semi-fictional series has subtle messaging

'Masaba Masaba' manages to take viewers inside the glamour world and show aspects of celebrity lives that are often hidden behind the practiced, picture-perfect smiles.

 

 

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Meet new age Robins: This India based civic body is feeding millions of homeless across the globe

Meet India's Robin Hood Army, a zero fund organisation that recently fed 30 million people across 182 cities to mark India's Independence Day and even got a shout out from Amitabh Bachchan for…

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'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' review - Pankaj Tripathi, Janhvi Kapoor's film soars high for its effective messaging

'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' is a poignant story of a father and his daughter- both dreamers who refuse to back down. 

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'Lootcase' review: Simple story propelled by a great ensemble cast

'Lootcase' review: Directed by Rajesh Krishnan, featuring an ensemble cast, 'Lootcase' is a delightful story which boats of great performances and situational comedy.

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Madhuri Dixit to WION: Digital platform reaches out to a global audience but magic of cinema halls will stay

Madhuri Dxit Nene speaks to WION about her new single 'Candle' and the future of theatres in the age of digitization.

 

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'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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Irrfan Khan (1967-2020): The man who spoke a thousand words through his eyes

Irrfan Khan had the enormous gift to make every character he played, extraordinary.

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'Extraction' review: Chris Hemsworth's latest film is just about stunts

In 'Extraction', Chris Hemsworth literally plays a modern version of one his best onscreen characters Thor- but minus the sass.

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'Four More Shots Please Season 2' review: The girls grow up

Season 2 of 'Four More Shots Please' is your guilty-pleasure this lock down season.

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'Panchayat' review: TVF's new show is effective without being preachy

TVF's new offering 'Panchayat' is 8 episodes long and each episode very subtly deals with problems of patriarchy, dowry and superstitions.

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