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  • Watch: Roundtable discussion with top Bollywood actors 7 hours 55 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood actors about current trends in the industry. ...
  • Watch: Roundtable conversation with top Bollywood actresses 5 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood actresses on how they react to criticism to their most inspiring actress. ...
  • Watch: Roundtable discussion with top Bollywood actresses 6 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood actresses about current trends in the industry. ...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'PK' 6 days ago

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews 'PK'. ...
  • 'PK' review: It's a courageous film that sticks to Hirani's well-oiled formula 1 week ago

    Director: Rajkumar Hirani Cast: Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma Two films may be too few to base a theory on, but it does appear that in Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, Bollywood has found an actor/director pair committed to telling brave, relevant stories, the sort rarely tackled in mainstream popular...
  • Watch: Anushka Sharma on her relationship status with cricketer Virat Kohli December 18, 2014

    Actress Anushka Sharma talks to CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand about her much-awaited film 'PK' and on her relationship status with cricketer Virat Kohli. ...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'The Hobbit' and talks to actor Deepika Padukone December 14, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews Hollywood movie 'The Hobbit' and talks to actresses Deepika Padukone. ...
  • The cleavage controversy has taught me a lot, says Deepika Padukone December 14, 2014

    Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone talks about the cleavage controversy and the lessons she has learnt from it. She also stresses on the need for a salary hike for actresses. ...
  • Jessica Alba: I don't care about being a celebrity December 13, 2014

    London: Actress Jessica Alba says she does not care about her celebrity status. The 33-year-old 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' star said she would not mind if her celebrity status was ripped away from her one day because the actress feels she transformed into the person she is meant...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' review: The film has awe, spectacle and some nice light-hearted moments December 12, 2014

    Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage It's hard not to be overcome with nostalgia while watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the last chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy of The Lord of the Rings prequels, and the presumed end to his massively successful journey through...
  • Watch: Masand reviews 'Action Jackson', 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain', 'Sulemani Keeda' December 6, 2014

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Action Jackson', 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain', 'Sulemani Keeda'. He also talked to actress Aishwarya Rai, who will make her comeback after four years. ...
  • Aishwarya Rai gears up for her comeback after 4 years, calls Ranbir Kapoor adorable December 6, 2014

    Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai will return to big screen next year after a gap of four years. She will make a comeback with Ranbir Kapoor, whom she calls adorable, talented. ...
  • 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' review: There is a sense of drama in the final moments December 5, 2014

    Director: Ravi Kumar Cast: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Warren Anderson, Rajpal Yadav This month, it will be exactly 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's biggest industrial disaster. In September, Warren Anderson died, without ever having faced trial in India for his role in the horrific catastrophe. Anderson was the...
  • 'Action Jackson' review: The film is an orgy of bloody fight scenes December 5, 2014

    Director: Prabhudheva Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam It takes a special kind of talent to make a film as awful as Action Jackson, so it should come as no surprise that it's been directed by Prabhudheva, the man who inflicted on us all kinds of pain that we otherwise refer...
  • 'Sulemani Keeda' review: The film is refreshingly authentic in its portrayal of friendship December 5, 2014

    Director: Amit Masurkar Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tewari, Aditi Vasudev There's not much by way of a groundbreaking plot in debutant writer-director Amit Masurkar's Sulemani Keeda, but this tale of two struggling screenwriters seeking a break in Bollywood feels surprisingly astute. Anyone who's spent an evening hanging out at one of Versova's...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Actor Emraan Hashmi talks about his forthcoming film 'Ungli' December 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi on his forthcoming film 'Ungli'. 'Ungli' is a vigilante drama directed by Rensil D'Silva and produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions. ...
  • Watch: Masand reviews 'Ungli', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay', 'Penguins of Madagascar' November 29, 2014

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews movies, 'Ungli', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and 'Penguins of Madagascar'. ...
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' review: The movie feels surprisingly underwhelming November 28, 2014

    Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights Despite their sidekick status in the three Madagascar movies the quartet of wisecracking penguins became such stars by virtue of their comic antics, it was only a matter of time before some smart-alec studio executive came up with the...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' review: The movie leaves with more question marks than full-stops November 28, 2014

    Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Not very much happens in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. The studio's decision to make two films from the final book in Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy may have made sense from a business point of view - hey, it worked...
  • 'Ungli' review: The movie moves along predictably with a lazy screenplay November 28, 2014

    Director: Renzil D'Silva Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt There's some good old fashioned earnestness at the core of writer-director Rensil D'silva's Ungli, but the film is so steeped in naiveté and trades in such simplistic solutions, it's as if you're listening to a Class V moral science lesson. Best...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Happy Ending', 'Dumb And Dumber To' November 22, 2014

    CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Happy Ending' and 'Dumb And Dumber To' in this episode of Now Showing. ...
  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' review: Film is overdependent on old gags November 21, 2014

    Director: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels As many as six writers are credited with putting Dumb and Dumber To on the screen, and still there's no mistaking that stench of desperation and creative exhaustion that the film so badly reeks of. Sure I found myself laughing intermittently...
  • 'Happy Ending' review: A film that wants to be many things all at once November 21, 2014

    Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Ileana, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey Happy Ending, directed by Go Goa Gone's Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, is a neatly packaged piece of fluff pretending to be smarter than it actually is. This is cotton candy trying to pass off as caviar....
  • e Lounge Unwind: Actors Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra talk about 'Kill Dil' November 16, 2014

    CNN-IBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra on their forthcoming film 'Kill Dil'. ...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Kill Dil', 'Boyhood' and 'Garm Hava' November 15, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews three movies 'Kill Dil', 'Boyhood' and 'Garm Hava'. ...
  • 'Garm Hava' review: It's a slice of our history that we can't ignore November 14, 2014

    Cast: Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Dinanath Zutshi, Badar Begum, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, AK Hangal Director: MS Sathyu MS Sathyu's 'Garm Hava' remains a potent and evocative study of the ramifications of Partition on the lives of ordinary, innocent people. Relevant even today, 41 years after it first released in 1973, the...
  • 'Boyhood' review: It's an emotionally affecting film with a big beating heart November 14, 2014

    Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke Director: Richard Linklater Life, as they say, is in the little details. Scrawling graffiti on the wall, poring over a lingerie catalogue, standing up to the bully in the school bathroom, going camping with dad, drinking beer for the first time. You get...
  • 'Kill Dil' review: It's not an unwatchable film November 14, 2014

    Cast: Govinda, Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra Director: Shaad Ali 'Kill Dil', directed by Shaad Ali, starts off promisingly despite its hackneyed plot. The film stars Ranveer Singh as Dev, and Ali Zafar as Tutu; they're a pair of hardened shooters who work for Bhaiyaji, a grizzled don played by Govinda....
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Big Hero 6', 'Nightcrawler', 'Interstellar', 'The Shaukeens' November 8, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews 'Big Hero 6', 'Nightcrawler', 'Interstellar', 'The Shaukeens'. He also talks to the cast of Bollywood film 'Kill Dil' and Hollywood sci-fi 'Interstellar'. ...
  • Audience is very demanding, want new things: Christopher Nolan November 8, 2014

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand talks to the cast of Hollywood sci-fi film 'Interstellar'. Director Christopher Nolan said, "Audience is very demanding. They want new things, challenges. Film is a job of communication." ...