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  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Birdman', 'Rahasya' and 'Hawaizaada' Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Alejandro González Iñáritu 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 González Iñáritu, is easily...
  • 'Rahasya' review: Movie's implausible script quickly ditches real events 2 days ago

    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 seems...
  • 'Hawaizaada' review: The film is jingoistic, melodramatic, naive, and often illogical 2 days ago

    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 in 1903,...
  • Watch: This AIB 'roast' of actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh must be viewed with headphones ON. Seriously 3 days ago

    In the beginning, the comedy collective All India Backchod endevour to define the idea of celebrity roasting. But despite all formal definitions, the best that works is given by 'roast master', filmmaker Karan Johar. He says, "Let the filth begin".From unabashedly inappropriate jokes, to toilet humour and digs on each...
  • '2016: Obama's America' , 'Obama Anak Menteng': Movies based on Barack Obama's life 6 days ago

    Like many US Presidents before him President Obama has also been the subject of many movies and documentaries. He has been portrayed by other actors in movies and has many documentaries made about him during his election campaigns and also during his presidency. We line up some examples for you. Bollywood...
  • Photo of the day: Bride Soha Ali Khan and groom Kunal Khemu make a cute pair 6 days ago

    Soha Ali Khan posted her last selfie as a single girl and then she and her husband Kunal Khemu posted another pictures of themselves and the newly married couple. The couple got married yesterday in the presence of family and friends. ...
  • 'Dolly Ki Doli' review: The film has improbable scenarios for easy laughs January 23, 2015

    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 artist...
  • 'Baby' review: The film is a khichdi of influences, uneven film January 23, 2015

    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 an...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Alone', 'I', 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington' January 17, 2015

    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'. ...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • 'American Sniper' review: It is a blunt, uncomfortable and thought-provoking film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bradley Cooper and Kyle Gallner Director: Clint Eastwood Bradley Cooper's measured performance in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is one that stays with you. It burrows its way into a faraway corner of your consciousness and just stays there. For days. Cooper plays real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, on whose memoir the...
  • 'Paddington' review: It's warm and full of affection; a film one shouldn't miss January 16, 2015

    Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters Director: Paul King Paddington, like some of the best children's films, is clever, funny, and likely to appeal as much to adults. Based on the popular children's books by Michael Bond, the film, about a small talking bear with a Marmalade habit, is in equal...
  • 'The theory of everything' review: The movie is worth a watch for the performances January 16, 2015

    Cast: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Director: James Marsh The Theory of Everything is an ordinary film about an extraordinary life. Director James Marsh takes a conventional approach to telling the complex life story of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking, one of the most fascinating figures in modern history. The film's strength is...
  • 'I' review: There's a lesson in I for makers of masala movies January 16, 2015

    Cast: Vikram and Amy Jackson Director: Shankar The highly anticipated romantic thriller I from visionary Tamil director Shankar is a work of staggering ambition, somewhat weighed down by the filmmaker's own indulgence. Clocking in at a butt-numbing three hours and six minutes, the film works off a busy story that's centered on...
  • 'Alone' review: No more than two decent scares in this criminally uninspired film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover Director: Bhushan Patel Buried somewhere beneath all the shrieks and scares in the ominously titled horror film Alone is a black comedy straining to reveal itself. Think about it: one half of a pair of conjoined twins demands to be surgically cut off from her...
  • Ali Fazal: I wish I had done the role offered in 'Homeland' January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Ali Fazal, who participated in a drag race Aamby Valley City to promote 'Furious 7', is confident that he won't disappoint his fans with his appearance in the upcoming Hollywood action thriller movie. The new film in the popular 'Fast & Furious' franchise is all set for release April...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Tevar', 'Big Eyes' and 'Taken 3' January 10, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews, Amit Ravindernath Sharma directed 'Tevar' and two Hollywood movies 'Big Eyes' and 'Taken 3'. He also talks to team of upcoming Tamil romantic thriller 'I' - Vikram, Shankar, AR Rahman and PC Sreeram. ...
  • 'Taken 3' review: The film wastes your time and money January 9, 2015

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace Director: Olivier Megaton In a recent interview while promoting the film, Liam Neeson said: "It would be insulting if someone got taken in Taken 3." Evidently the 62-year-old star of the money-grabbing action franchise is aware of just how ridiculous these...
  • 'Big Eyes' review: It's a film that keeps you riveted through its drama January 9, 2015

    Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp Director: Tim Burton There's barely a trace of Tim Burton's signature elements in 'Big Eyes' - no Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, no Gothic stylings, no creepy monsters - and yet, this true-life story about...
  • 'Tevar' review: It's an exhausting film January 9, 2015

    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpai Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma 'Tevar', starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, is an exhausting film. The kind that leaves you feeling like you've just run the marathon... but with none of the satisfaction, or the sense of achievement that comes with reaching the...
  • Idot Chat: Priyanka Chopra talks about her 2015 releases 'Dil Dhadakne Do', 'Bajirao Mastani' January 3, 2015

    In exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra talks about how she plans her career and what goes into taking the decisions that she does. She also talks about her upcoming releases in 2015 'Dil Dhadakne Do', 'Bajirao Mastani'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Unbroken' January 3, 2015

    On the first episode of Now Showing in 2015, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews the Hollywood movie 'Unbroken' directed by Angelina Jolie. He also talks to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra about how she plans her career and what goes into taking the decisions that she does. ...
  • 'Unbroken' review: The film is respectable, competently directed, performed January 2, 2015

    Cast: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson Director: Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie's second film as director, Unbroken, is based on the amazing true-life story of former Olympic runner Louis Zamperini who spent two-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war during World War II. The film has enough plot to fill three full-length...
  • Watch: 5 good, intolerable Bollywood movies from 2014 December 27, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand shares with the viewers a list of five good and five intolerable Bollywood movies from 2014. He also has a roundtable with the actors. ...
  • Watch: Roundtable discussion with top Bollywood actors December 26, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood actors about current trends in the industry. ...
  • Watch: Roundtable conversation with top Bollywood actresses December 21, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood actresses about current trends in the industry. ...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'PK' December 20, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews 'PK'. ...