Rajeev Masand

  • In conversation with Kangana Ranaut 25-04-2015 12:45 PM

    CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand talks to the Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. ...
  • Meet the star cast of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' 25-04-2015 12:36 PM

    CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand talks to the star cast of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' 25-04-2015 12:31 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. ...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' review: This is a bigger, louder and more action-packed sequel 24-04-2015 08:38 PM

    It was never going to be easy to top the last film, so perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that Avengers: Age of Ultron is something of a letdown. In 2012's The Avengers, Joss Whedon, writer and director, and lifelong fan of Marvel comics, shrewdly delivered a film that threw...
  • e Lounge: In conversation with the stars of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' 23-04-2015 04:45 PM

    In this episode Rajeev Masand talks to stars Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo on their upcoming movie 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. ...
  • Being vegetarian a personal choice: Kamal Haasan on beef ban 19-04-2015 09:10 AM

    After Maharashtra government has put a ban on beef, veteran actor Kamal Haasan said being a vegetarian should be a matter of personal choice. In an exclusive interview to Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Haasan said, "According to scriptures, Brahmins used to be beef eaters. I don't eat beef anymore, it's...
  • Between Takes: Mani Ratnam talks about 'Ok Kanmani' 18-04-2015 03:35 PM

    Speaking excursively to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, filmmaker Mani Ratnam talks about his new Tamil release 'Ok Kanmani'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Mr X', 'Margarita with a straw', and 'Court' 18-04-2015 03:20 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Mr X', 'Margarita with a straw', and 'Court'. He also talks to filmmaker Mani Ratnam on his upcoming Tamil film 'Ok Kanmani'. ...
  • Watch: In conversation with Kamal Haasan 17-04-2015 11:07 PM

    "As an ex-Vaishnavite and ex-Shailvite, I can only sympathise with them. This is Prahlad Charitra and you will have antagonist talking against protagonist. I am answerable to my muslim friends who can hold me accountable," said Kamal Haasan in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN. ...
  • 'Court' review: The film is a biting commentary on society 17-04-2015 08:42 PM

    If you haven't had a brush with the Indian legal system, you may picture courts with lawyers who breathe fire and brimstone, yelling "Milord!", "Tareeq pe tareeq!" or "This whole trial is out of order!" 28-year-old director Chaitanya Tamhane's National Award-winning Marathi film Court is the antithesis of the typical...
  • 'Mr X' review: It is a singularly humourless film 17-04-2015 08:32 PM

    Emraan Hashmi is a young man who can turn invisible at will. Just think of all the cheeky possibilities that premise could throw up. Alas, it's not the route director Vikram Bhatt goes down in Mr X, a singularly humorless film that's sorely lacking in thrills, a coherent plot, and...
  • 'Margarita With A Straw' review: The film is unafraid to explore touchy themes like female desire and sexual drive of disabled people 17-04-2015 08:31 PM

    Powered by a staggering performance from Kalki Koechlin as a 19-year-old with cerebral palsy, Margarita with a Straw is that rare Indian film that mostly eschews melodrama to give us an honest, sensitive portrait of disability, and the sexual awakening of an Indian teenager. Co-writer and director Shonali Bose tells...
  • Watch: In conversation with Mani Ratnam 17-04-2015 08:25 PM

    Veteran film director Mani Ratnam talks about his latest film 'OK Kanmani'. ...
  • Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do: Mani Ratnam 16-04-2015 03:51 PM

    As the debate over moves made by the censor board rages, filmmakers, actors and other prominent voices have spoken vehemently about the importance of the freedom of expression. South Indian Director Mani Ratnam said, "Censorship should also adapt as industry matures. Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do." ...
  • Masand talks to newcomers in Bollywood about nepotism in movies 11-04-2015 12:32 PM

    CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to actors Kriti Sanon, Tiger Shroff, Bhumi Pednekar and Tahir Raj Bhasin about nepotism in Bollywood. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', 'Furious 7' 04-04-2015 12:38 PM

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' and 'Furious 7'. He also talks to director Sujoy Ghosh on the making of chilling scene in 'Kahaani'. ...
  • Director Sujoy Ghosh recalls the making of a chilling scene in 'Kahaani' 04-04-2015 12:21 PM

    Bollywood director Sujoy Ghosh recalls the making of a chilling scene in 'Kahaani' where actress Vidya Balan was pushed in front of a metro train. The scene was shot at Kalighat metro station. ...
  • 'Furious 7' review: It has emotional depth with a touching finale 03-04-2015 08:43 PM

    Directed: James Wan Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham For a while now, the 'Fast & Furious' films have made it clear that rules of logic, physics, or even gravity have little place in their universe....
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' review: A film that deserves to be watched 03-04-2015 08:29 PM

    Director: Dibakar Banerjee Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', directed by Dibakar Banerjee, is a moody thriller set in 1943 Calcutta that unravels at an unhurried pace. Loosely adapted from Bengali crime fiction writer Saradindu Bandopadhyay's enduring literary series, the film is intended as the...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Sushant Singh Rajput 29-03-2015 01:39 PM

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand talks to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and director Dibakar Banerjee. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Gunman' 28-03-2015 10:57 AM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Gunman'. ...
  • Turning Point: Masand in conversation with Navdeep Singh 28-03-2015 10:52 AM

    CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand talks to 'NH10' director Navdeep Singh about a film that changed his life and inspired him to become a director. ...
  • Idol chat: Radhika Apte talks about her movie 'Hunterrr' 28-03-2015 10:34 AM

    In an interview with CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Radhika Apte talks about her latest release 'Hunterrr'. ...
  • 'The Gunman' review: It attempts to blend social conscience with a revenge-themed plot but ends up getting muddled 27-03-2015 08:33 PM

    Cast: Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance Director: Pierre Morel Sean Penn's new film 'The Gunman' could well serve as an audition tape for the two-time Oscar-winning actor to merit a role in the next Expendables movie. At 54, Penn appears to be in...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Hunterrr', 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', and 'Cinderella' 21-03-2015 06:31 PM

    In this episode of 'Now Showing', CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Hashvardhan Kulkarni's 'Hunterrr' and two Hollywood releases 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', and 'Cinderella'. ...
  • 'Cinderella' review: Kenneth Branagh delivers a full carnival-style orgy of colorful gowns, pirouetting princesses 20-03-2015 08:40 PM

    Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgrd, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter Encouraged no doubt by the enormous success of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and Maleficent, the revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty that starred Angelina Jolie as the misunderstood witch, Disney gives...
  • 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' review: It packs in more than it can comfortably handle in its two-hour running time 20-03-2015 08:37 PM

    Director: John Madden Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, David Strathairn, Richard Gere You have to hand it to them; they didn't lie when they titled it 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. This sequel to 2012's surprise hit, about a...
  • 'Hunterrr' review: It's promising but ultimately disappointing 20-03-2015 08:35 PM

    Director: Hashvardhan Kulkarni Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte More than a few young men will likely recognize themselves in snatches from the growing up years of Mandar Ponkshe, the protagonist of 'Hunterrr'. Skipping class to sneak into an adult film, gathering with friends outside a girls' school during lunch break,...
  • e Lounge: Dibakar Banerjee, Sushant Singh Rajput on their upcoming film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' 20-03-2015 04:03 PM

    Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput talk about their upcoming film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' which is set to release on April 3. ...
  • e Lounge: Director Dibakar Banerjee, actor Sushant Singh Rajput talks about 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' 19-03-2015 02:42 PM

    In this segment of e Lounge renowned director Dibakar Banerjee and actor Sushant Singh Rajput talks about their upcoming film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!', a film based in 1940s Kolkata. ...