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

Once Upon a Time: When Dilip Kumar and Madhubala parted ways

In his biography Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow, the tragedy king recounts the time when he was romantically involved with Madhubala and how their romance fell apart.

Unbelievable review: The post #MeToo world needs this Netflix series

Netflix's Unbelievable demands to be watched, not just for its relevant subject but also for its riveting storytelling that will compel you to finish the limited series in one sitting.

TV Rewind | The West Wing: Politics was never this engaging

Creator Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing started airing in 1999 and lasted for seven seasons. Through its run, The West Wing was nominated for 95 Primetime Emmy Awards with 26 wins.

Here’s why The Chef Show is food for your binge-ing soul

Directed by Jon Favreau, the second season of The Chef Show is currently streaming on Netflix and if the first season is any clue, we are certain that this too will be the perfect weekend binge.

Arthouse Days: Pankaj Kapur’s Ek Doctor Ki Maut

Ek Doctor Ki Maut won three National Film Awards including National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film, National Film Award for Best Direction for Tapan Sinha and the Special Jury Award for Pankaj Kapoor.

Five things we often see in Ayushmann Khurrana movies

Ayushmann Khurrana has the knack of finding scripts that don't necessarily subscribe to mainstream cinema's popular tropes. And, in the process of doing something unique, Khurrana has built a brand that goes beyond popular catchphrases and hook steps.

The Sky Is Pink trailer: Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar star in this tragic story of a family

The Sky Is Pink trailer: Starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim, this film is the story of a family who deals with the medical condition of their teenage daughter. The film releases on October 11.

TV Rewind | Sharp Objects: Amy Adams aces a challenging role

Sharp Objects: The eight-episode HBO limited series starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson aired in 2018. Based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn (of Gone Girl fame), this psychological thriller is binge-worthy.

Did Stanley Kubrick confess his involvement in ‘fake moon landing’ through The Shining?

There are plenty of conspiracy theories that point to the fact that Stanley Kubrick confessed through The Shining that he was indeed involved in the big government hoax.

Romance, friendship and mentors: Here’s what we love about college life in movies

Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore aims to break the fantasy of filmy colleges (at least that’s how it appears in the trailer). Here, we don’t see Olympic size swimming pools and students stepping out of imported cars. We are introduced to characters who remind us of our friends from college and infrastructure that is completely believable.

TV Rewind | Patrick Melrose: Benedict Cumberbatch’s best work demands to be seen

The five episode mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role is engaging but is not meant to be binge-watched. Patrick Melrose is available on Hotstar.

TV Rewind | American Horror Story Murder House: Basic tropes, riveting execution

Murder House was the first season of American Horror Story which has since had eight seasons. The series narrates a different story every season.

13 Reasons Why first impression: Bryce Walker is dead, but is Clay Jensen involved?

13 Reasons Why Season 3 first impression: The story proceeds in two timelines eight months apart and from what we can tell after watching the first episode, the two are connected and it could be Clay who holds the key to both the events.

Sacred Games 2: Here’s everything that bothered us about the Netflix series this season

Sacred Games Season 2, which premiered on August 15, has received an overwhelming response from the viewers. However, despite the good stuff, there were a few issues with the new season of the Netflix original.

TV Rewind | Arrested Development: The smart comedy that had a painful end

Arrested Development was an instant hit with the awards circuit but not so much with the ratings. The show was quite self-aware in its nature so they mocked their unsure place at the network quite often but through it all, they never faced bad episodes, at least during their original run.

Mindhunter Season 2 first impression: After Sacred Games 2, another gift from Netflix

Mindhunter Season 2 first impression: The first season brought back to life the saturated genre of thrillers with its unique execution and this one keeps up with its reputation. The show is streaming on Netflix.

Sacred Games Season 2 first impression: Exactly what your long weekend needs

After watching the first two episodes of Sacred Games 2, we recommend that you spend this long weekend watching the Netflix series in the comfort of your home.

13 lesser known facts about Pulp Fiction

Ahead of the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, here's looking back at Quentin Tarantino's 1994 cult film Pulp Fiction.

TV Rewind | Two and a Half Men: The initial seasons retain repeat viewing charm

Two and a Half Men was a hilarious sitcom until the off-camera battles took centerstage and the show had to bid adieu to Charlie Sheen. But for those initial seasons, when Charlie Harper was funny and Jake was still a baby, the show had its best run.

Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw: Here’s what works and what doesn’t

Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw has some elements that work in its favour but then there are a few things that bring the film down. Here's what works and doesn't work in this action film.