Rajeev Masand

  • Idol Chat: Tabu talks about 'Haider' 30-08-2014 05:33 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Tabu shares her behind the scene experience of her upcoming film 'Haider'. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, 'Haider' starring Tabu, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. The film is set to be released on October 2. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Raja Natwarlal', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Step Up: All In' 30-08-2014 05:07 PM

    In this episode on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Raja Natwarlal', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Step Up: All In'. Also on the show, Masand talks to Bollywood actress Tabu on her upcoming film 'Haider'. ...
  • 'Raja Natwarlal' review: Interesting story told predictably, it leaves you bored out of your mind 29-08-2014 10:42 PM

    Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Mallick, Kay Kay, Paresh Rawal, Deepak Tijori, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub Director: Kunal Deshmukh I can think of a few things one could do to bide 2 hours and 20 minutes. Like catch reruns of Modern Family on television, speed-read the new Chetan Bhagat bestseller so...
  • 'Step Up: All In' review: Too much plot and less dancing defeats the film's very purpose 29-08-2014 10:35 PM

    Cast: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, and Adam G Sevani Director: Trish Sie With Step Up: All In, we've arrived at the fifth installment in the dance-movie franchise, although - let's face it - they really keep making the same movie over and over again. Sure the faces change, and they...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' review: Bland, unimaginative, this film needn't have been made 29-08-2014 10:17 PM

    Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner Director: Jonathan Liebesman The question you'll likely ponder after watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is this: Who exactly is it meant for? The 30-something-year-olds who might be nostalgic about reconnecting with characters from their youth? Or kids themselves, unfamiliar...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Priyanka Chopra talks about 'Mary Kom' 29-08-2014 05:08 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra talks about her upcoming film 'Mary Kom'. Direceted by Omung Kumar under the banner Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, 'Mary Kom' is sports drama based on an Indian boxer MC Mary Kom. The film is set to be released on...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mardaani', 'The Expendables 3' and 'Katiyabaaz' 23-08-2014 02:46 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Mardaani', 'The Expendables 3' and 'Katiyabaaz'. ...
  • Film Stripped: Why do critics not like blockbusters? Rajeev Masand, Deepanjana Pal, Mihir Fadnavis discuss 23-08-2014 01:50 PM

    In this edition of Film Stripped, CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand and Firstpost.com's Deepanjana Pal and Mihir Fadnavis attempt to address the frequently leveled accusation - critics hate blockbuster films that make money. ...
  • 'Katiyabaaz' review: The film is a slice of life that will resonate with you 22-08-2014 10:40 PM

    Cast: Ritu Maheshwari, Loha Singh Director: Deepti Kakkar, Fahad Mustafa When we go the movies, we long for a good story to unfold. It is a rare thing then to come away with the image of one unforgettable character. Katiyabaaz, an excellent documentary on the tangled power struggles in Kanpur...
  • 'The Expendables 3' review: With big names, the film is one noisy bore 22-08-2014 10:35 PM

    Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li Director: Patrick Hughes The most impressive stunt in The Expendables 3 is stuffing so many former A-listers in the same frame. After all, how often do you see a film starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarznegger, Mel Gibson, Harisson Ford, Wesley Snipes and Antonio...
  • 'Mardaani' review: Reasonably short and minus songs, the film is consistently watchable 22-08-2014 10:34 PM

    Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Jisshu Sengupta Director: Pradeep Sarkar As movie cops go, Mardaani's Shivani Shivaji Roy, played by Rani Mukerji, feels closer in spirit to Aamir Khan's straight-talking Ajay Rathod from Sarfarosh over larger-than-life supermen Chulbul Pandey or Bajirao Singham. This mostly gritty thriller directed by Pradeep Sarkar opens nicely...
  • e Lounge: Team 'The Expendables 3' shares behind the scenes experience 22-08-2014 04:51 PM

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to the team of 'The Expendables 3'. ...
  • 'Singham Returns' review: The predictable story tires you out eventually 15-08-2014 10:32 PM

    Cast: Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Amole Gupte Director: Rohit Shetty There isn't one quiet moment in Rohit Shetty's 'Singham Returns'. This sequel is an orgy of relentless action, shrill dialoguebaazi, and eardrum-shattering background music. And yet, buried somewhere under all that noise is a well-meaning - although misguided...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Entertainment', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' 09-08-2014 12:02 PM

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Entertainment', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'. He also talks to actors Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor on their coming film 'Singham Returns'. ...
  • 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' review: This is comfort food for those who like their movies all warm and fuzzy 08-08-2014 10:39 PM

    Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Juhi Chawla Director: Lasse Hallstrm The first five minutes or so of 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' are so clunky you'd be forgiven for slumping in your seat despondently, writing off the film as another one of those clueless Hollywood productions determined...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' review: The film feels fresh and zany, impossibly hard to resist 08-08-2014 10:38 PM

    Cast: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper Director: James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy, based on one of the relatively lesser-known comic books in the Marvel canon, is a very different film from the Iron Man, Thor or Captain America movies. Unlike most superhero films today whose storylines and conflicts...
  • 'Entertainment' review: The humour isn't just slapstick , it's also repetitive and lazy 08-08-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia and Ritesh Deshmukh Director: Sajid-Farhad Anyone who's ever got a bad review tends to believe that movie critics don't want to enjoy a film. That they go into a movie thinking of new and different ways to shred it to bits. That's not true I...
  • e Lounge unwind: In conversation with Kareena Kapoor and Ajay Devgn 07-08-2014 04:59 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood superstars Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor talk about their upcoming movie 'Singham Returns'. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the movie is due to release on 15th August. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Lucy', 'Hercules' and '22 Jump Street' 02-08-2014 12:41 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Lucy', 'Hercules' and '22 Jump Street'. He also talks to actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the negative role played by him in the commercial film 'Kick' opposite Salman Khan. ...
  • Idol Chat: Nawazuddin Siddiqui on his role in the movie 'Kick' 02-08-2014 12:31 PM

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as his movie 'Kick' hits theatres. With his new film he has touched new heights of commercial success. "Playing a bad guy is more fun," said Siddiqui. ...
  • 'Lucy' review: It's a royal mess that one cannot make sense of 01-08-2014 10:37 PM

    Cast: Scarlett Johansson Director: Luc Besson Luc Besson, the director of such films as La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element, knows a thing or two about creating iconic female action heroes. His latest, Lucy, is another stab at a high-concept action movie with a tough chick...
  • '22 Jump Street' review: The movie is wildly entertaining, hilarious and cleverly written 01-08-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill return as a pair of unlikely, bumbling cops in 22 Jump Street, one of those rare comedy sequels that succeeds in delivering even more laughs than its winning original. Returning directors Phil Lord...
  • 'Hercules' review: The film is watchable and occasionally good fun too 01-08-2014 09:10 PM

    Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bols Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt Director: Brett Ratner Die-hard fans of Gladiator and 300 would do well to stay away from director Brett Ratner's Hercules, a trashy swords-and-sandals saga based on the brawny titular hero of Greek mythology. Ratner possesses neither Ridley...
  • Film Stripped: Critics Rajeev Masand, Deepanjana Pal, Mihir Fadnavis tell us why 'Kick' fails to deliver 26-07-2014 02:48 PM

    Three critics in a free-wheeling chat about this week's big new Bollywood release. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand and Firstpost.com's Deepanjana Pal and Mihir Fadnavis talk about the new Salman Khan starrer 'Kick' in the inaugural edition of 'Film Stripped'. In coming weeks, the trio will talk about the challenges involved in...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Kick', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' 26-07-2014 12:57 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Kick' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. ...
  • 'Kick' review: It has a mission to reinforce that Salman may be a bad boy but has a heart of gold 25-07-2014 10:30 PM

    Cast: Salman Khan,Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda Director: Sajid Nadiadwala If you look really closely, you'll notice that the new Salman Khan starrer Kick is fashioned as a mirror to his own life. Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, this is a movie on a mission. A mission to whitewash the actor's...
  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' review: Whimsical, busy, irresistibly charming, an absolute must-watch 25-07-2014 10:19 PM

    Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric Director: Wes Anderson Few modern filmmakers can claim to leave as distinct a stamp on their work as Wes Anderson. His cinematic style and visual language is so unique, you recognize it just moments into a film: the brightly colored dollhouse aesthetic...
  • e Lounge unwind: In conversation with Salman Khan 23-07-2014 02:53 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan talks about his upcoming movie 'Kick'. Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, 'Kick' is a action thriller which set to be released on July 25. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Pizza', 'Begin Again' and 'Amit Sahni Ki List' 19-07-2014 01:48 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Pizza', 'Begin Again' and 'Amit Sahni Ki List'. ...
  • Write your review: 'Begin Again'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Begin Again' is enjoyable while it lasts but not memorable enough. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes...