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  • Idol Chat: Farah Khan talks about her upcoming film 'Happy new year' 2 days ago

    CNN-IBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Farah Khan about her upcoming film 'Happy new year'. The big star cast and high budget make it a much talked about film. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Daawat-e-Ishq' and 'Khoobsurat' 2 days ago

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Daawat-e-Ishq' and 'Khoobsurat'. ...
  • 'Daawat-e-Ishq' review: The film is unmistakably bland 2 days ago

    Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra Director: Habib Faisal Texture is everything, and writer-director Habib Faisal is in on that secret. From the car-purchasing ambition of a middle-class school teacher's family in Do Dooni Chaar, to the rapidly expanding business plans of a pair of hardworking Janakpuri entrepreneurs in Band Baaja Baaraat...
  • 'Khoobsurat' review: For those seeking comfort in the familiar, it's a pretty satisfying watch 2 days ago

    Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan and Ratna Pathak Director: Shashanka Ghosh The Disney logo at the start of Khoobsurat is a telling sign of what to expect from the film. This isn't so much a remake of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee-directed comedy starring Rekha, as it is a squeaky-clean chick-flick from the Mouse...
  • 'Creature 3D' review: The film fails spectacularly in getting the basics right September 13, 2014

    Cast: Bipasha Basu, Imran Abbas Naqvi Director: Vikram Bhatt Steven Spielberg famously explained that his decision to reveal as little of the shark as he possibly could, until one was twothirds into Jaws, helped escalate the audience's tension. After all, what really scares you is the stuff you can't see. Director Vikram...
  • 'Finding Fanny' review: Film starts off slowly but draws you into its drama September 13, 2014

    Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Director: Homi Adajania Five restless Goans, a ratty ol' Dodge, and an unfortunate cat...that's all the ingredients director Homi Adajania employs to whip up the lighthearted souffl that is Finding Fanny. Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humor, the film makes some rather...
  • Idol Chat: 'Finding Fanny' star cast open up on behind the scenes fun September 6, 2014

    CNNIBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to the star cast of 'Finding Fanny'. Actors Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor share their experience on working with director Homi Adajania. ...
  • Now Showing: Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic on his movie 'Tigers' September 6, 2014

    Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic speaks about his movie 'Tigers' which is likely to be released in India in 2015. Emraan Hashmi plays the lead in this movie. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mary Kom' September 6, 2014

    In this episode of 'Now Showing', CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Priyanka Choprastarrer Mary Kom. ...
  • 'Mary Kom' review: The film is watchable, but never great like it should've been September 8, 2014

    Cast: Priyanka Chopra Director: Omung Kumar In one scene in Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra, playing the titular boxer, has just received a letter in the mail with promising news. Too excited to wait till her husband is out of the shower, she relays the information to him even as he cranks open...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Raja Natwarlal', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Step Up: All In' August 30, 2014

    In this episode on Now Showing, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Raja Natwarlal', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Step Up: All In'. Also on the show, Masand talks to Bollywood actress Tabu on her upcoming film 'Haider'. ...
  • 'Raja Natwarlal' review: Interesting story told predictably, it leaves you bored out of your mind August 30, 2014

    Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Mallick, Kay Kay, Paresh Rawal, Deepak Tijori, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub Director: Kunal Deshmukh I can think of a few things one could do to bide 2 hours and 20 minutes. Like catch reruns of Modern Family on television, speedread the new Chetan Bhagat bestseller so you don't...
  • 'Step Up: All In' review: Too much plot and less dancing defeats the film's very purpose August 30, 2014

    Cast: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, and Adam G Sevani Director: Trish Sie With Step Up: All In, we've arrived at the fifth installment in the dancemovie franchise, although let's face it they really keep making the same movie over and over again. Sure the faces change, and they move...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' review: Bland, unimaginative, this film needn't have been made August 30, 2014

    Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner Director: Jonathan Liebesman The question you'll likely ponder after watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is this: Who exactly is it meant for? The 30somethingyearolds who might be nostalgic about reconnecting with characters from their youth? Or kids themselves, unfamiliar...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mardaani', 'The Expendables 3' and 'Katiyabaaz' August 23, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Mardaani', 'The Expendables 3' and 'Katiyabaaz'. ...
  • Idol Chat: Priyanka Chopra on playing Mary Kom August 23, 2014

    Actress Priyanka Chopra whose upcoming movie 'Mary Kom' is all set to hit the theatres speaks about her experience playing the Olympian sportswoman. ...
  • 'Katiyabaaz' review: The film is a slice of life that will resonate with you August 23, 2014

    Cast: Ritu Maheshwari, Loha Singh Director: Deepti Kakkar, Fahad Mustafa When we go the movies, we long for a good story to unfold. It is a rare thing then to come away with the image of one unforgettable character. Katiyabaaz, an excellent documentary on the tangled power struggles in Kanpur in the...
  • 'The Expendables 3' review: With big names, the film is one noisy bore August 23, 2014

    Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li Director: Patrick Hughes The most impressive stunt in The Expendables 3 is stuffing so many former Alisters in the same frame. After all, how often do you see a film starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarznegger, Mel Gibson, Harisson Ford, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas? Sadly,...
  • 'Mardaani' review: Reasonably short and minus songs, the film is consistently watchable August 23, 2014

    Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Jisshu Sengupta Director: Pradeep Sarkar As movie cops go, Mardaani's Shivani Shivaji Roy, played by Rani Mukerji, feels closer in spirit to Aamir Khan's straighttalking Ajay Rathod from Sarfarosh over largerthanlife supermen Chulbul Pandey or Bajirao Singham. This mostly gritty thriller directed by Pradeep Sarkar opens nicely and coasts...
  • 'Singham Returns' review: The predictable story tires you out eventually August 15, 2014

    Cast: Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Amole Gupte Director: Rohit Shetty There isn't one quiet moment in Rohit Shetty's 'Singham Returns'. This sequel is an orgy of relentless action, shrill dialoguebaazi, and eardrumshattering background music. And yet, buried somewhere under all that noise is a wellmeaning although misguided story...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Entertainment', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'The HundredFoot Journey' August 9, 2014

    In this episode, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Entertainment', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The HundredFoot Journey'. He also talks to actors Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor on their coming film 'Singham Returns'. ...
  • 'The HundredFoot Journey' review: This is comfort food for those who like their movies all warm and fuzzy August 9, 2014

    Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Juhi Chawla Director: Lasse Hallstrm The first five minutes or so of 'The HundredFoot Journey' are so clunky you'd be forgiven for slumping in your seat despondently, writing off the film as another one of those clueless Hollywood productions determined to...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' review: The film feels fresh and zany, impossibly hard to resist August 9, 2014

    Cast: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper Director: James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy, based on one of the relatively lesserknown comic books in the Marvel canon, is a very different film from the Iron Man, Thor or Captain America movies. Unlike most superhero films today whose storylines and conflicts are inevitably...
  • 'Entertainment' review: The humour isn't just slapstick , it's also repetitive and lazy August 9, 2014

    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia and Ritesh Deshmukh Director: SajidFarhad Anyone who's ever got a bad review tends to believe that movie critics don't want to enjoy a film. That they go into a movie thinking of new and different ways to shred it to bits. That's not true I can assure...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Lucy', 'Hercules' and '22 Jump Street' August 2, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Lucy', 'Hercules' and '22 Jump Street'. He also talks to actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the negative role played by him in the commercial film 'Kick' opposite Salman Khan. ...
  • Idol Chat: Nawazuddin Siddiqui on his role in the movie 'Kick' August 2, 2014

    CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as his movie 'Kick' hits theatres. With his new film he has touched new heights of commercial success. "Playing a bad guy is more fun," said Siddiqui. ...
  • 'Lucy' review: It's a royal mess that one cannot make sense of August 7, 2014

    Cast: Scarlett Johansson Director: Luc Besson Luc Besson, the director of such films as La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element, knows a thing or two about creating iconic female action heroes. His latest, Lucy, is another stab at a highconcept action movie with a tough chick at its...
  • '22 Jump Street' review: The movie is wildly entertaining, hilarious and cleverly written August 7, 2014

    Cast: Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill return as a pair of unlikely, bumbling cops in 22 Jump Street, one of those rare comedy sequels that succeeds in delivering even more laughs than its winning original. Returning directors Phil Lord and Christopher...
  • 'Hercules' review: The film is watchable and occasionally good fun too August 7, 2014

    Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bols Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt Director: Brett Ratner Diehard fans of Gladiator and 300 would do well to stay away from director Brett Ratner's Hercules, a trashy swordsandsandals saga based on the brawny titular hero of Greek mythology. Ratner possesses neither Ridley Scott's refined...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Kick', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' July 25, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Kick' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. ...