Sampada Sharma

Sampada Sharma is the Senior Sub Editor in the entertainment section at Indian Express Online. Her interests include films, web series and international television shows. She has been writing for Indian Express Online since 2017 from New Delhi. She is the alumna of Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University and Xaviers Institute of Communications, Mumbai.

Articles By Sampada Sharma

Tanhaji trailer: Ajay Devgn’s 100th film celebrates Maratha glory

Tanhaji trailer: The film starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol and others is set in 1670 when the Marathas fought against the Mughals to get back the fort at Kondana.

TV Rewind | Death Note: Binge-worthy anime

Death Note is arguably the most popular Japanese anime series in the world. If you haven't seen any anime yet, this is just the perfect start.

The Body trailer: Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor headline this crime thriller

The Body trailer: Starring Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor and Sobhita Dhulipala, this suspense thriller by Jeethu Joseph releases on December 13.

One Mic Stand review: Watch it for Shashi Tharoor’s stand-up act

One Mic Stand review: Shashi Tharoor's act on stage is sharp, sarcastic and perfectly displays his wit. He admits being under-prepared but more than makes up for it through his well-written set.

Arthouse Days | Smita Patil’s Mirch Masala

Directed by Ketan Mehta, Mirch Masala released in 1987. The Smita Patil starrer won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

TV Rewind | Heroes: Well begun isn’t always half done

With Lost running successfully, the audience already had an appetite for science fiction thrillers and Heroes satiated that demand perfectly. But after an excellent first season, Heroes started to fail.

Bala’s tragedy is everyone’s comedy

For Bala, much like Fleabag, 'Hair is everything'. He once had it all, but now with a balding head, Bala has difficulty in accepting his new reality.

Everything you should know about The Shining before watching Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is based on the sequel to The Shining written by Stephen King. With Doctor Sleep all set to release this weekend, here's everything that you should know about The Shining.

Once Upon a Time: When Rishi Kapoor had a major feud with Salim-Javed

In his biography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, Rishi Kapoor recalls the feud he had with Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan. The actor proceeded to work with them in later films.

The King movie review: Not the jewel of Timothée Chalamet’s crown

The King movie review: Timothée Chalamet, who has been ruling the category of teenage heartthrobs, displays maturity and restraint in his performance as King Henry V in this Netflix film.

Panipat trailer: Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor channel Ranveer Singh from Bhansali films

Panipat trailer: Since we have seen Ranveer Singh playing a Peshwa in Bajirao Mastani, we can't help but compare Arjun Kapoor's act to that flawless performance.

TV Rewind | Entourage: A whole lot of fluff

HBO's Entourage largely rests on the shoulders of politically incorrect and foul-mouthed Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) who eventually becomes the most interesting character on the show.

See first impression: Jason Momoa was born to play this role

Starring Jason Momoa, Apple TV +'s See is set in the distant future where humans live like tribals and the power of sight is only a myth. The series also stars Alfre Woodard and Sylvia Hoeks.

The Morning Show first impression: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon’s show feels really long

After watching three really long episodes of The Morning Show, I realised that whatever story they manage to tell in three episodes was already communicated in their three-minute trailer.

TV Rewind | Felicity: JJ Abrams’ college drama before his sci-fi days

JJ Abrams' and Matt Reeves' created Felicity that ran from 1998-2002. The two are now known for their work in science fiction and superhero franchises but before they found their true calling, they created this gem of a TV show.

My Next Guest featuring Shah Rukh Khan review: Unapologetically charming

My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan reminds you that the SRK you saw in Zero or Jab Harry Met Sejal was in fact, just a version of the myth of Shah Rukh Khan and the version we see here, is the one we long for.

Arthouse Days | Shyam Benegal’s Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

Directed by Shyam Benegal, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda released in 1992. The film is based on Dharmavir Bharti's novel of the same name.

TV Rewind | Small Wonder: An ode to nostalgia

This week, we look back at Small Wonder. The show that 90s kids in India still swear by because sometimes a big dose of nostalgia is more than sufficient to compensate for quality.

Once Upon a Time: When Lata Mangeshkar first recorded with AR Rahman, Gulzar narrates

In the book Jiya Jale: The Stories of Songs, Gulzar recalls how the Dil Se track Jiya Jale was created with music composer AR Rahman and veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar.

India is listening to Housefull 4’s The Bhoot Song

Housefull 4's The Bhoot Song has a catchy signature tune with a comic video that fits well with the film's promotional material.