Shomini Sen

  • 'Avengers Age Of Ultron' Tweet Review: The movie lives up to its expectations 24-04-2015 11:05 AM

    For superhero fans, it doesn't get better than this. Marvels picks six of its popular superheroes to save the world in the second part of 'The Avengers' series. Directed and written by Joss Whedon, 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' has six of the powerful superheros- Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black...
  • 'Piku', 'Bombay Velvet', 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns': How Bollywood is all set to spoil the viewers this summer 21-04-2015 10:22 AM

    Bollywood is all set to spoil us this summer with some very interesting films. From Aanand L Rai's 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' to Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku' to Zoya Akhtar's 'Dil Dhadakne Do' the coming months of May and June are lined up with multi-starrer big budget films which have rather...
  • 'Margarita With A Straw' Tweet Review: It belongs to Kalki Koechlin, she owns her character Laila 17-04-2015 01:26 PM

    New Delhi:Not many actors and filmmakers dare to make films on the differently abled. Those who do make films, many a times end up making a caricature of the characters making it look extremely forced. 'Amu' director Shonali Bose and Kalki Koechlin together bring the spirited story of Laila, a...
  • Women writers do not get enough exposure in India unlike their male counterparts: Madhuri Banerjee 13-04-2015 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: Madhuri Banerjee may be a well known author of bestseller books like 'Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas' and 'Advantage Love' but the author-script writer feels that women authors in India do not get their due credit. In a free willing chat exclusively with IBNLive.com, Banerjee expressed...
  • 'Dharam Sankat Mein' review: Despite Paresh Rawal's strong performance, the film fails to create an impact 11-04-2015 01:23 PM

    Director: Fuwad Khan Cast: Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah Religion and its illogical discourse in the country has been a topic of several discussion and debate in the past. Many filmmakers have also adapted this theme for their films. Umesh Shukla's 'OMG: Oh My God' and Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK'...
  • 'Dharam Sankat Mein' tweet review: Makes you think about religion, but it is not as clever as 'OMG - Oh My God!' 10-04-2015 12:33 PM

    Religion and the extremism around it has been a favoured topic for many filmmakers in Bollywood. The latest to join the group is director Fuwad Khan whose film 'Dharam Sankat Mein' features Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah and Annu Kapoor in lead roles. A tad similar to Rawal's 'OMG: Oh My...
  • 'Nirbashito' is not a biopic on Taslima Nasreen: Actress Churni Ganguly on winning the National Film Award for her directorial debut 07-04-2015 09:43 AM

    New Delhi: Actress Churni Ganguly hit bull's eye with her first directorial venture 'Nirbashito' as it lapped up the Best Bengali Film at the recently announced 62nd National Film Awards. In an exclusive chat with IBNLive.com, the elated actress, who is a popular face of Bengali cinema, said how the...
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: Make way for Bollywood's new action hero; less of brawn, more of brain 03-04-2015 12:56 PM

    He doesn't flex muscles, neither does he sport six pack abs, doesn't romance the heroine-is rather awkward around them and yet there is this undeniable charm that Dibakar Banerjee's hero Byomkesh has. There are spoilers in the story. In case you haven't watched the film yet, please come back to...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' tweet review: Despite its pace, film manages to break the monotony of trashy thrillers in Bollywood 03-04-2015 10:02 AM

    Dibakar Banerjee always has the knack of narrating uncanny stories. From builder mafias to a lovable thief to corrupt bureaucrats- Banerjee's films are always hatke. His latest is on Bengali literature's most popular detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Based on author Saradindu Bandhopadhyay's novel, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' has Sushant Singh Rajput playing...
  • Most of the dwarfs working in the film industry do not get due respect: Kaushik Ganguly on his film 'Chotoder Chobi' 31-03-2015 12:28 PM

    There is something very unassuming about two time National Award winning director Kaushik Ganguly. Ganguly's latest film 'Chotoder Chobi' has just won award for being the best film with social message at the 62 National Film Awards and Ganguly very humbly says he did his part to narrate the story...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is a period film with contemporary characters: Swastika Mukherjee 31-03-2015 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: Swastika Mukherjee may be new to the world of Hindi cinema but in Bengal, she is one of the most popular faces on celluloid. The light-eyed actress is making her grand Bollywood debut in Dibakar Banerjee's much talked about film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' and has already made heads...
  • Piku: How Shoojit Sircar lets out a huge secret about the Bengali community in the film's trailer 27-03-2015 01:08 PM

    With the release of 'Piku' trailer, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has not only revealed the family secrets of lead protagonist Piku but that of the entire Bengali community. Because no other community discusses digestion, acidity and gastric as much as the Bengalis and the film's first trailer- apart from highlighting the...
  • 'Chotushkone' is one of my well crafted films, quite proud of it: Srijit Mukherji on his National Award win 25-03-2015 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Having bagged three prestigious awards for his film 'Chotushkone', director Srijit Mukherji said the film was difficult to make but he is quite proud of it. "I knew the film was sent to the jury but the news of winning the Best Director award came out of the...
  • Gulshan Devaiah: 'Hunterrr' is not grievously affected by the censor board 17-03-2015 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Gulshan Devaiah's latest film 'Hunterrr' is the latest film to face diktats from the Censor board. According to media reports, the makers of the adult comedy have been instructed to re-dub a few scenes in the film which contain cuss words. Explaining the re-dubbing, lead actor Gulshan...
  • Aamir Khan at 50: 8 films of 'Mr Perfectionist' which should be re-released in theatres 14-03-2015 01:37 PM

    In a career spanning over three decades, Aamir Khan has time and again proved his acting prowess in myriad films and characters. The actor's career path has astoundingly grown over the years, and he has matured with each passing year and experimented with different kind of films. In the recent...
  • 'NH10' tweet review: Disturbing and realistic, the film scores because of its cast and brilliant camera work 13-03-2015 09:54 AM

    Director Navdeep Singh's previous film 'Manorama Six Feet Under' was lauded for its poignant story and brilliant performances. The director this time teams up with Phantom Films for Anushka Sharma starrer 'NH10' which also has Neil Bhoopalam in the lead. The story is based on Gurgaon couple who go on...
  • Don't shoot the messenger: Why we need to watch BBC's banned documentary 'India's Daughter' 05-03-2015 02:59 PM

    At the fag end of BBC's much discussed and now banned documentary 'India's Daughter' defence lawyer Anil Singh points out "There are some 250 cases of murders and rapes against some of sitting members of the parliament registered in court. No one takes note of those? Why only take action...
  • 'Ab Tak Chhappan 2' Tweet Reveiw: This Nana Patekar-starrer comes across as a half-hearted attempt 27-02-2015 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: Nana Patekar had impressed one and all with tough-cop role in 'Ab Tak Chhappan'. The actor had played an encounter specialist in the film and was praised by critics for its brilliant and realistic portrayal of the Mumbai police force. Almost a decade later, the sequel 'Ab Tak...
  • Radhika Apte: If 'Badlapur' makes the viewer uncomfortable, that is exactly the point of the film 24-02-2015 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: While Sriram Raghavan's new film 'Badlapur' has been earning rave reviews, many have called the film unnecessarily violent and misogynist in nature. Radhika Apte who has impressed one and all with her performance as Koko in the film, though begs to differ and says 'if the film makes...
  • 'Badlapur' tweet review: Sriram Raghavan narrates a menacing revenge story with amazing calmness 20-02-2015 09:45 AM

    Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan is known for his dark, gritty thrillers like 'Ek Haseena Thi' and 'Johny Gaddar'. The director's latest offering 'Badlapur' has boy-next-door Varun Dhawan playing a mature, dark character who is out to seek revenge for the brutal murder of his wife and son. From the first look...
  • Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch? Which British actor will clench the Best Actor trophy at the Oscars this year? 20-02-2015 08:58 AM

    It is a huge responsibility to play a living legend on the big screen specially if you are playing a physicist like Stephen Hawking whose work and life has been widely discussed over the years. But actor Eddie Redmayne plays the scientist to almost perfection in the beautiful 'Theory Of...
  • Amish Tripathi: There aren't many extremist in India, it is a miniscule number; we are not Syria or Pakistan 18-02-2015 12:43 PM

    Jaipur: One might think that Amish Tripathi, author of the hugely popular Shiva trilogy, took a big risk when he decided to write on mythology in his first book- but the author himself doesn't feel so. An IIM Calcutta graduate, Amish Tripathi's first book 'The Immortals Of Meluha' - narrating...
  • 'Shamitabh' tweet review: Dhanush, Amitabh Bachchan make an experimental, slightly erractic story believable 06-02-2015 10:02 AM

    R Balki and Amitabh Bachchan have earlier teamed up for two unique films- 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Pa'. Their third outing together on the big screen 'Shamitabh' also features Dhanush and debutant Akshara Haasan. Based on the two characters belonging to the film industry, 'Shamitabh' has Dhanush playing a struggling actor...
  • Dhanush: Don't have a set image in Bollywood; I get the liberty to experiment with roles here 05-02-2015 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Superstar Dhanush wears his stardom lightly. The National Award Winning actor, who is a huge star in the Tamil film industry, has already made quite an impact in Bollywood with his first film 'Raanjhanaa' and states that he is thankful to director Anand L Rai for giving him...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Must give compliment to today's generation for provoking us to make constructive cinema 03-02-2015 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: In spite of being in the film industry for more than four decades, superstar Amitabh Bachchan refuses to slow down. Having won accolades, awards and adulation for his work, the actor still believes there is much to learn from the younger generation. During his visit to the capital...
  • Waheedaji was hesitant initially to the idea of a biography on her: Nasreen Munni Kabir 26-01-2015 10:07 AM

    Jaipur: Filmmaker and biographer Nasreen Munni Kabir decided to write about yesteryear's actress Waheeda Rehman, because her life is 'fascinating'. At the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, Kabir about old cinema and the veteran actress and how she was hesitant about opening up in front of the biographer. "She (Waheeda Rehman)...
  • Shashi Tharoor on Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: The hollowness of the campaign will create more frustration among the people 23-01-2015 11:42 PM

    Jaipur: Dressed in a yellow kurta and a black jacket, Shashi Tharoor waved and greeted everyone with folded hands as he came on the stage for his session with former journalists Mihir Sharma and Amrita Tripathi on Friday noon at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. The politician was at the...
  • Waheeda Rehman: Not friends with any of the current actors except for Abhishek Bachchan 23-01-2015 12:22 PM

    Jaipur: As Waheeda Rehman went up on the stage with her biographer, filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir, the leaking Mughal tent at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, erupted into thunderous applause for the beautiful actress. The session which was moderated by Arshia Sattar was a rather candid session with Waheeda Rehman...
  • JLF 2015, Day 2, behind the scenes: Waheeda Rehman gets mobbed by the media; Suhel Seth calls Mamata Banerjee 'Lady Macbeth' 23-01-2015 12:17 PM

    Suhel Seth was his wittiest and blatant best as he went on the stage to moderate a session on Hamlet, Shakespeare and Haider which had Vishal Bhardwaj, Basharat Peer as panelists. Seth, who is a true blue Calcuttan by heart, kick started the session with "Most of us in Calcutta...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Shabana Azmi and Salima Hashmi remember their famous fathers Kaizi Azmi and Faiz Ahmed Faiz 23-01-2015 08:28 AM

    Jaipur: It was a special session indeed when daughters of two very renowned poets of the sub continent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Kaifi Azmi came together to discuss their illustrious fathers and their poetry in front of select audience at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. Hindi films actress and activist...