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

Opinion | 'Jashn-e-Outrage': India and its obsession with getting offended

In the latest addition to things that outrage our fellow countrymen, an ad by popular clothing brand Fab India has been termed as 'anti-Hindu' for promoting its new festive line titled 'Jashne-e-…

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'Rashmi Rocket' review: Taapsee Pannu's sports drama is right on track 

In a country that is obsessed with cricket, Taapsee Pannu's latest 'Rashmi Rocket' comes as a breath of fresh air.

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Opinion| Aryan Khan and the price of stardom

Aryan Khan's arrest in the recent drug seizure case has once again reiterated the dangerous side of fame.

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'No Time To Die' review: Daniel Craig bows out with a bang

In 'No Time To Die', Daniel Craig dominates every frame. He fights, kicks ass, drives through narrow lanes skillfully, romances, plays goofy and even cries

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'Jungle Cruise' review: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt's film is predictable yet enjoyable 

Complete with folklore, mythical figures, cursed invaders and daredevil hero and heroine- 'Jungle Cruise' sets out to be an exhilarating ride.

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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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