Rajeev Masand

  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Mallika Sherawat on 'Dirty Politics' 01-03-2015 11:54 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat shares experience of her upcoming film 'Dirty Politics'. Directed by KC Bokadia, 'Dirty Politics' is set to be released on March 6. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2', 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', and 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' 28-02-2015 09:45 PM

    On this show of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand review Ejaz Gulab directed 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2', Sharat Kataria directed 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', and a Hollywood movie 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'. Also on the show Badlapur's director Sriram Raghavan takes on 'The Shawshank Redemption'. ...
  • 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' review: The film is a spectacle of cartoon violence and irreverent humor 27-02-2015 08:37 PM

    Director: Matthew Vaughn Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spectacle of cartoon violence and irreverent humor; it's exactly the sort of wildly entertaining experience that we go to the movies for. This cheeky send-up of classic James Bond films cements director Matthew...
  • 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2' review: The film is an entirely pointless sequel 27-02-2015 08:36 PM

    Director: Ejaz Gulab Cast: Vikram Gokhale, Govind Namdeo, Gul Panag, Nana Patekar, Ashutosh Rana Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is an entirely pointless sequel, a film that has frankly no business to exist. It has neither plot nor relevance, and even at a running time of 1 hour and 41 minutes,...
  • 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' review: It's a charming film that you really shouldn't miss 27-02-2015 08:31 PM

    Director: Sharat Kataria Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanjay Mishra, Bhumi Pednekar, Vidushi Mehra The title Dum Laga Ke Haisha has a nice ring to it. These words, commonly chanted when doing any kind of physically strenuous work, evoke an affectionate nostalgia for a time gone by a time before mobile phones...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Badlapur', 'Qissa', 'Whiplash' and 'Wild' 21-02-2015 03:53 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Badlapur', 'Qissa', 'Whiplash' and 'Wild'. ...
  • e Lounge unwind: In conversation with Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalamon on 'NH10' 20-02-2015 10:58 PM

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand talks to Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalamon about their upcoming movie 'NH10'. ...
  • 'Whiplash' review: It never lets up or loosens its grip on your attention 20-02-2015 08:47 PM

    Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Paul Reiser Director: Damien Chazelle JK Simmons, best remembered for playing impatient Daily Bugle publisher J Jonah Jameson who regularly underpaid Peter Parker for coveted photos of the mysterious web-slinger in Sam Raimi's Spider-man movies, takes bullying to a whole new level in 'Whiplash'. Bald...
  • 'Wild' review: It proves to be that rare movie about an epic life-changing journey 20-02-2015 08:41 PM

    Cast: Gaby Hoffmann, Reese Witherspoon Director: Jean-Marc Valle Too many metaphors are employed to convey the story of Cheryl Strayed, a young woman who sets off on a grueling 1000-mile hike in order to exorcise personal demons, in 'Wild'. Reese Witherspoon plays the protagonist, who's shouldering a massive backpack that...
  • 'Qissa' review: It's in tradition of compelling folktale that you can't shake off once you've heard it 20-02-2015 08:40 PM

    Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Tisca Chopra Director: Anup Singh 'Qissa', directed and co-written by Anup Singh, is the haunting tale of a girl who grows up as a boy. The film shows a Partition-displaced Sikh villager Umber Singh (Irrfan Khan), so consumed by his hunger to have a son...
  • 'Badlapur' review: It keeps you on your toes, curious to see where its twists and turns will lead 20-02-2015 08:35 PM

    Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam Director: Sriram Raghavan The sheer thrill of watching a film and not knowing what will happen next is one of the great pleasures offered by director Sriram Raghavan's unpredictable and deliciously twisted revenge thriller 'Badlapur'. The film stages a chilling battle...
  • Catch all the action of Oscar Awards 2015 18-02-2015 10:00 PM

    Oscars are the most anticipated award show of the season and so naturally the Oscar red carpet and stars that tread on it have their fans in breath-less anticipation to look at what they are wearing. Here we bring to you all the action from the Oscar Awards 2015 in...
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan to make his commentary debut with the India-Pak match 15-02-2015 09:32 AM

    Amitabh Bachchan said he was excited about his live cricket commentary debut with the India-Pak match in Adelaide on February 15. "I am taking tips from commentators," he said. Bachchan's deep voice is the key element in his upcoming film Shamitabh and he will deliver the same tone while commentating....
  • Never been exploited in the industry, says Mallika Sherawat 14-02-2015 03:48 PM

    Mallika Sherawat in conversation with Rajeev Masand said that she had never been exploited in the industry. "It is always fun breaking the norms and set rules," said the bold actress. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Roy' 14-02-2015 03:42 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal starrer 'Roy'. ...
  • 'Roy' review: The film limps lethargically and collapse in a predictable twist ending 13-02-2015 09:19 PM

    Director: Vikramjit Singh Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Rampal It's hard not to become deeply suspicious and cynical about the movie business when you have watched a film like Roy. Is it really enough that Ranbir Kapoor agrees to make an extended cameo, for a producer to pump money...
  • 'I Am Offended' review: It opens mind towards humor and right to free speech 07-02-2015 01:04 AM

    Director: Jaideep Varma Throw a stone in India, and chances are that you'll offend somebody. If you're a stand-up comic, this is a way of life - the genre is one of the last bastions of free speech, a fact explored deeply in Jaideep Varma's documentary I Am Offended. But...
  • 'Wild Card' review: It gets you in trouble with disappointment 07-02-2015 12:33 AM

    Director: Simon West Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido I can't remember the last time I saw an actor look so bored on screen as Jason Statham in Wild Card. There's resignation in his tired eyes, his one-liners are delivered without punch, and there are just way too many...
  • 'Shamitabh' review: The promising film comes undone by the curse of the second half 06-02-2015 08:34 PM

    Director: R Balki Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Like his previous films "Cheeni Kum" and "Paa", director R Balki's "Shamitabh" is constructed around a terrific, refreshingly original premise. A superstar is born when a talented but mute struggling actor (Dhanush) 'borrows' the booming baritone of an ageing alcoholic drifter (Amitabh...
  • Nominees in the entertainment category of CNN-IBN's annual Indian of the year award 06-02-2015 04:13 PM

    Here is a look at the nominees in the entertainment category in CNN-IBN's annual Indian of the year award. ...
  • Turning Point: Masand in conversation with R Balki 31-01-2015 04:43 PM

    CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand talks to Bollywood Director R Balki about a film that changed his life and inspired him to become a director. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Birdman', 'Rahasya' and 'Hawaizaada' 31-01-2015 04:35 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Birdman', 'Rahasya' and 'Hawaizaada'. ...
  • 'Birdman' review: The film has a delicious script, and characters bring the acidic dialogue to life 30-01-2015 09:28 PM

    Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Alejandro Gonzlez Iritu Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton There's a real joy that comes from watching a smart film from listening to crackling dialogue delivered by terrific actors who're at the top of their game. Birdman, co-written and directed by Alejandro Gonzlez Iritu, is...
  • 'Rahasya' review: Movie's implausible script quickly ditches real events 30-01-2015 09:14 PM

    Director: Manish Gupta Cast: Tisca Chopra, Kay Kay Menon, Ashwini Khalsekar The teenaged daughter of a pair of doctors is found murdered in her room one morning, her throat slit with surgical precision. Not long after, the bloodied corpse of the family servant is discovered in their home too. Evidence...
  • 'Hawaizaada' review: The film is jingoistic, melodramatic, naive, and often illogical 30-01-2015 09:09 PM

    Director: Vibhu Puri Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ayushmann Khurrana There isn't much evidence in history books to support the claim that director Vibhu Puri makes in Hawaizaada - that it was a Maharashtrian mulga in 1895, and not the globally acknowledged aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers, eight years later...
  • The Bachchan Dialogues: Rajeev Masand in conversation with Amitabh Bachchan 29-01-2015 10:28 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand in a special show 'The Bachchan Dialogues', megastar Amitabh Bachchan shares the story behind his famous dialogues. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan talks about his famous dialogues from his films 28-01-2015 02:54 PM

    Here is an excerpt from a special show 'The Bachchan Dialogues' where actor Amitabh Bachchan talks about some of his famous dialogues. The entire show will be aired on January 28. ...
  • 'Dolly Ki Doli' review: The film has improbable scenarios for easy laughs 23-01-2015 09:03 PM

    Director: Abhishek Dogra Cast: Sonam Kapoor , Malaika Arora, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub At a crisp 100 minutes, Dolly Ki Doli is likely shorter than your average Indian wedding, which, as it happens, is the setting for much of this film's drama and comedy. Sonam Kapoor plays Dolly, a seasoned con...
  • 'Baby' review: The film is a khichdi of influences, uneven film 23-01-2015 08:58 PM

    Director: Neeraj Pandey Cast: Akshay Kumar, Zachary Coffin, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa Borrowing its structure from Zero Dark Thirty, its climax from Argo, its intention from Nikhil Advani's D-Day, and its occasionally jingoistic tone from your standard Bollywood B-movie, Baby, directed by Neeraj Pandey, is a khichdi of influences, and...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Alone', 'I', 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington' 17-01-2015 03:28 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews, two Bollywood movies, 'Alone', 'I' and three Hollywood movies, 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington'. ...