Rajeev Masand

  • 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...
  • 'Begin Again' review: The film is enjoyable while it lasts but not memorable enough 18-07-2014 10:45 PM

    Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine Director: John Carney It is hard to repeat or even recreate the innocent charm of a film as terrific as 'Once'- a musical romance between an Irish busker and an immigrant flower-seller that unfolds almost entirely on the streets of Dublin- but this...
  • 'Amit Sahni Ki List' review: Fresh, enjoyable but falls short due to director's conservative thinking 18-07-2014 10:35 PM

    Cast: Vir Das, Vega Tamotia, Kavi Shastri, Natasha Rastogi, Anindita Nayar Director: Ajay Bhuyan 'Amit Sahni Ki List', there's a reason I'm deeply suspicious of Bollywood rom-coms; they tend to start off promisingly but almost always lose direction around the halfway mark. The quirky humor you enjoyed so much vanishes...
  • 'Pizza' review: This 'pizza' is stale 18-07-2014 10:34 PM

    Cast: Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dipannita Sharma Director: Akshay Akkineni Both thrills and logic are in short supply in 'Pizza', remake of the 2012 Tamil super-hit about a timid pizza delivery boy and the repercussions of his supposed brush with the supernatural. The fault lies not in the fact that...
  • Watch: Zoe Saldana talks about 'Guardians of the Galaxy' 15-07-2014 10:58 AM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Hollywood actress Zoe Saldana her upcoming film 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. Directed by James Gunn, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' starring Zoe Saldana in the lead role. The film is set to be released on August 1. ...
  • e Lounge: In conversation with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt 13-07-2014 08:32 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt talk about their film 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'. Also, on the show Varun Dhawan talks about his college days. ...
  • Watch: Zoe Saldana talks about her upcoming movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 12-07-2014 02:46 PM

    'Star trek' and the 'Avatar' actor Zoe Saldana speaks to CNN Ibn entertainment editor Rajeev Masand on her upcoming movie 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' 12-07-2014 02:39 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. He also speaks to actor Riteish Deshmukh over the success of 'Ek Villain' and over his upcoming projects. ...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' review: A blockbuster which offer big thrills 11-07-2014 10:39 PM

    Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell Director: Matt Reeves A machine-gun wielding angry ape, charging on horseback, spraying bullets at his human adversaries...it's one of those images that'll likely stay with you long after you've watched 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the terrific...
  • 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' review: With two terrific leads, the film works despite employing every predictable trope 11-07-2014 10:35 PM

    Cast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana and Siddharth Shukla Director: Shashank Khaitan In the very opening credits sequence of 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', the film's hero, played by Varun Dhawan, is seen getting teary eyed as he catches the umpteenth rerun of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' on television. Directed...
  • Watch: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt on their onscreen love story 'Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania' 11-07-2014 10:28 AM

    Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt team up once again for Karan Johar's 'Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania'. They were first seen together in the 2012 hit 'Student of the Year' and now they team up once again for Karan Johar's 'Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania'. CNN Ibn entertainment editor Rajeev Masand takes...
  • e Lounge: Varun, Alia talk about 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' 10-07-2014 05:25 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt talk about their upcoming film 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'. ...
  • Idol Chat: AR Rahman talks about his music in 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' 05-07-2014 01:38 PM

    Musician and Indian composer AR Rahman talks about his upcoming film 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil'. Speaking to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand he tells how different this film's music has been from the rest. ...
  • 'The Fault In Our Stars' review: Smart, caustic, funny, this love story will bring you to tears 04-07-2014 10:38 PM

    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell and Willem Dafoe Director Josh Boone 'The Fault in Our Stars', a love story between two dying teenagers, opens with a voiceover from its leading lady Shailene Woodley, promising that this isn't your typical melodrama that "sugarcoats" the hard...
  • 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' review: You will be bored out of your mind 04-07-2014 10:35 PM

    Cast: Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth Director: Arif Ali Remember 'Saathiya', in which Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukherjee played young sweethearts who elope and marry, only to find themselves constantly bickering and regretting their hasty decision? Now take that film and drain out the crackling chemistry of its leads, wipe...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' review: Film disappoints, but Vidya shines once again 04-07-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Supriya Pathak, Rajendra Gupta and Tanvi Azmi Director: Samar Shaikh From a bearded old maulvi in the film's opening scene, to a beggar, a bangle-seller, a giant-bosomed TV show producer, even a buck-toothed and balding palm reader, Vidya Balan assumes multiple disguises for her role...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In coversation with AR Rahman 03-07-2014 05:41 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, two-times Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman talks about 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' in which he has composed music. ...
  • When you are in the music world, you are always young: AR Rahman 03-07-2014 11:22 AM

    Ahead of his latest soundtrack for the film Lekar Hum Deewana dil which is a young love story starring newcomers, 48-year-old AR Rahman said "when you are in the music world you are always young, that's one of the reason we never grow up." ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews ' Ek Villain' and ' Transformers: Age of Extinction' 28-06-2014 09:36 PM

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Ek Villain' and 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'. ...
  • Idol Chat: Meet stars of ' Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' 28-06-2014 09:25 PM

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to stars of 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil', Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth. ...
  • Idol chat: Mark Wahlberg on ' Transformers: Age of Extinction' 28-06-2014 09:08 PM

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg about his movie 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews ' Transformers: Age of Extinction' 28-06-2014 08:57 PM

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Mark Wahlberg and Joshua Joyce starrer 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews ' Ek Villain' 28-06-2014 08:02 PM

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Siddharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Ek Villain'. ...
  • Star struck by Michelle Obama, says AR Rahman 28-06-2014 08:54 AM

    Two-times Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman, in a candid conversation with CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, talks about why he is star struck by the US First Lady, Michelle Obama. ...