MASAND REVIEWS

  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'What If', 'The Judge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Sonali Cable' 3 days ago

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'What If', 'The Judge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Sonali Cable'....
  • 'Sex Tape' review: Overlong and unnecessary, the film will give you a headache 3 days ago

    Director: Jake Kasdan Cast:Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry Only weeks ago a bunch of female celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, woke up to discover that their phones had been hacked and their most private pictures leaked on the Internet. Not surprisingly, a common reaction from those who commented on the...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Bobby Jasoos', 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' and 'The Fault In Our Stars' July 5, 2014

    In this episode, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Bobby Jasoos', 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' and 'The Fault In Our Stars'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews ' Transformers: Age of Extinction' June 28, 2014

    This week on Now Showing, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Mark Wahlberg and Joshua Joyce starrer 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews ' Ek Villain' June 28, 2014

    This week on Now Showing, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Siddharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Ek Villain'. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Holiday', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'The World Before Her' and 'Filmistaan' June 7, 2014

    In this episode, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Holiday', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'The World Before Her' and 'Filmistaan'. ...
  • 'The World Before Her' review: It is the kind of cinema that will leave you shaken and stirred June 6, 2014

    Director: Nisha Pahuja There are millions of Indias within our country and Nisha Pahuja's documentary 'The World Before Her' captivates us with this detail. Training her camera on a beauty factory, where contestants go in to be polished so one can become the next Miss India, and then on a Durga...
  • 'Filmistaan' review: It's a clever ode to popular Hindi cinema June 6, 2014

    Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq Director: Nitin Kakkar The kidnapping of an aspiring Bollywood actor by Pakistani terrorists serves as a springboard for cheeky, bittersweet humor and a plea for crossborder brotherhood in firsttime director Nitin Kakkar's 'Filmistaan'. Above all things, this is a clever ode to popular Hindi cinema whose fans, as...
  • 'Fugly' is about finding hero within you, says Kabir Sadanand May 31, 2014

    CNNIBN Entertainemnt Editor Rajeev talks to the cast of 'Fugly'. Director Kabir Sadanand says that the movie is about friendship and finding hero within you in the weakest moment of your life. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Citylights', 'Maleficent', 'The Raid 2' May 31, 2014

    In this eipsode, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Citylights', 'Maleficent' and 'The Raid 2'. He also speaks to the cast of coming movie 'Fugly' ...
  • 'Heropanti' review: Tiger Shroff is likeable and earnest but he deserved a better debut than this clunky film May 23, 2014

    Cast: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Prakash Raj, Vikram Singh Director: Sabbir Khan In a notparticularlysignificant moment in Heropanti, the film's leading lady is transfixed to her television set watching Maine Pyar Kiya. Ironically that love story from 1989, also featuring newcomers, still feels fresher and more sincere than many films made today,...
  • '2 States' review: It's a long, indulgent film that wears you out April 18, 2014

    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt Director: Abhishek Varman Madrasis are dark, Punjabis are cash-obsessed, and never the twain shall meet. Those familiar prejudices make for a legitimate movie pitch, but '2 States', directed by first-timer Abhishek Varman, is a frustrating case of a promising premise that doesn't fully fructify into a compelling...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Bhoothnath Returns', 'Rio 2' April 12, 2014

    Rajeev Masand reviews Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Bhoothnath Returns' and 'Rio 2' in this episode of Now Showing. Watch the video for more reviews and an interview with Anne Hathaway and Andy Garcia on the making of 'Rio 2'. ...
  • 'Divergent' review: It's surprisingly dull and feels over-familiar April 11, 2014

    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet Director: Neil Burger Name this film. Somewhere in the post-apocalyptic future, a select batch of youngsters is put through life-threatening challenges as part of the rigid designs of a controlling society. But one teenage girl dares to defy the system and rebels against the government. You're...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' April 5, 2014

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. He also talks to legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan about his film 'Bhootnath Returns'. ...
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' review: It delivers a bang for your buck April 4, 2014

    Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo The Winter Soldier isn't just a good film; it's a pretty terrific one. Are you surprised? Because I certainly was. Let's face it, Captain America is by far the dullest fella in the Marvel canon, blessed with neither the...
  • 'Youngistaan' review: The film is unnecessarily stretched out March 28, 2014

    Star Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Farooque Shaikh, Boman Irani Director: Syed Ahmad Afzal 'Youngistaan' starts off promisingly as a fish-out-of-water comedy about a carefree, 28-year-old who is thrown into the messy world of politics when, after the death of his father, he's roped in to replace him as Prime Minister. Giving...
  • 'O Teri' review: The film is too shrill, too convoluted and too dumb March 28, 2014

    Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Bilal Amrohi, Sarah Jane Dias, Anupam Kher, Vijay Raaz, Mandira Bedi Director: Umesh Bisht It must take a special kind of talent to make a film as incoherent and inept as O Teri. I've seen eight-year-olds put up skits in their building compound that were more engaging than this...
  • '3 Days To Kill' review: The film has a handful of inspired moments March 14, 2014

    Cast: Kevin Costner, Connie Nielson, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard Director: McG There's a scene in Kevin Costner's new film, '3 Days To Kill', in which he rescues his teenage daughter from a bunch of boys trying to get fresh with her in the restroom of a nightclub. The image of Costner carrying...
  • 'Bewakoofiyaan' review: The film is lightweight, not lighthearted, with a dead duck script March 14, 2014

    Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Director: Nupur Asthana Buried somewhere beneath all the fluff in director Nupur Asthana's 'Bewakoofiyaan' is the kernel of an interesting idea - love in the time of recession. Set in the very believable world of upwardly mobile 20-something-year-olds, the film reflects a generation for...
  • 'Total Siyapaa' review: It is a premise ripe with comic potential March 7, 2014

    Cast: Yami Gautam, Ali Zafar, Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher Director: E Niwas 'Total Siyapaa,' directed by E Niwas, puts a nice little spin on the typical meet-the-parents scenario. Asha (Vicky Donor's Yami Gautam) is a Punjabi girl living in London. When she brings home her boyfriend Aman (Ali Zafar) for dinner with...
  • 'Dallas Buyers Club' review: It is a poignant yet inspiring film February 28, 2014

    Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner Director: Jean-Marc Valléey Matthew McConaughey has hardly given us reason to think of him as someone tipped to win an acting Oscar. But the star of such syrupy rom-coms as 'The Wedding Planner', 'How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days' and 'Failure To...
  • 'Nebraska' review: It's a quietly moving film that'll stay with you February 28, 2014

    Cast: Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Will Forte Director: Alexander Payne 'Nebraska', directed by Alexander Payne, is one of my favorites of this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees. It's the kind of movie we don't often see at the cinemas because it's utterly simple, and because it's about real people who're utterly ordinary....
  • 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' review: It is predictable but hopelessly fun February 28, 2014

    Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Purab Kohli, Ila Arun, Ram Kapoor Director: Saket Chaudhury Early on in 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects', Sid (Farhan Akhtar) reveals his secret to avoiding confrontations with his wife Trisha (Vidya Balan): "When I'm in the wrong, I say sorry. When she's in the wrong, I say sorry."...
  • 'Lone Survivor' review: Hard not to be moved by the events in the film February 7, 2014

    Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch Director: Peter Berg It's hard not to be moved by the events of 'Lone Survivor', the harrowing true story of a failed 2005 mission, in which four US Navy Seals were tasked with finding a top Taliban leader. Things begin to go wrong...
  • 'Saving Mr Banks' review: It could've done with a little less sugar February 7, 2014

    Cast: Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell Director: John Lee Hancock A year before 'The Sound of Music', in 1964, Julie Andrews starred as the mysterious, magical nanny who floated in from the sky in Disney's beloved children's film 'Mary Poppins'. Now, nearly 50 years later, 'Saving Mr...
  • 'The Lego Movie' review: Everything awesome in the film February 7, 2014

    Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Anyone who's ever owned a Lego set will be curious to see how those colored plastic bricks lend themselves to a fulllength feature film. The good news is that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind 'Cloudy...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Dhoom 3', 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' December 21, 2013

    This week CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Dhoom 3' and 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'. He also speaks to Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan and Nimrat Kaur. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug', 'Oldboy', 'What The Fish' December 14, 2013

    This week CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug', 'Oldboy' and 'What The Fish'. He also speaks to actresses Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi about their upcoming film 'Dedh Ishqiya'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'R...Rajkumar', 'Club 60', 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' December 6, 2013

    This week CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'R...Rajkumar', 'Club 60' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. he also speaks to Shraddha Kapoor. ...