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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sampada Sharma


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.

Jawaani Jaaneman director Nitin Kakkar: Didn’t feel that Alaya F was a debutante
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Jawaani Jaaneman stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and debutante Alaya F. The film directed by Nitin Kakkar hits the screens on January 31.

Little America first impression: Stories with a big heart
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Little America has eight stories of 30 minutes each. You can give it a chance when you wish to take a break from daily chores. The series is streaming on Apple TV+.

Avenue 5 first impression: Stuck in space? Dr House to the rescue
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Avenue 5 first impression: The first episode isn't disappointing as such, though I had personally wished for more with names like Armando Iannucci and Hugh Laurie attached to the project.

Love Aaj Kal trailer: Kartik-Sara starrer feels like a rehash of the original Imtiaz Ali film
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Love Aaj Kal trailer: Starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan, Love Aaj Kal releases on February 14. The romantic drama has been helmed by Imtiaz Ali.

World Famous Lover teaser: Arjun Reddy Reloaded!
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Besides Vijay Deverakonda, Kranthi Madhav directorial World Famous Lover also stars Raashi Khanna, Catherine Tresa, Izabelle Leite and Aishwarya Rajessh.

A Quiet Place Part 2 trailer: Emily Blunt battles monsters and humans in the sequel
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

A Quiet Place Part 2 trailer: Starring Emily Blunt in the lead role, this movie expands the universe that was established in the first part. John Krasinski dons the director's hat again for the sequel which will hit screens in March 2020.

Best Hollywood Actors of 2019: Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and others
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

This year, performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver impressed the movie-going audience.

Best Hollywood Actresses of 2019: Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Renee Zellweger and others
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

This year, performances by Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Pugh, Scarlett Johansson and a few others were loved by the audience.

TV Rewind | Gossip Girl: Soapy storylines that made for a delicious guilty pleasure
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

Gossip Girl ran for six seasons. Though the show lost steam after the initial seasons, there was no shortage of drama, making it just the perfect guilty pleasure.

TV Rewind | Fleabag: Phoebe Waller-Bridge knows when to leave a party
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

With just 12 episodes in its entire run, Fleabag introduced us to the kind of television that we had never seen before. Perhaps, Phoebe Waller-Bridge knew that the best of Fleabag was done as she bid adieu to the series this year.

Street Dancer 3D song Muqabla: Prabhudheva takes you on a nostalgic ride
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Street Dancer 3D song Muqabla: The original composition of Muqabla belongs to AR Rahman. However, the new Muqabla has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi.

Best Bollywood Actresses of 2019: Vidya, Kangana and Priyanka find a place in the list
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

This year, we saw impressive performances by actresses like Bhumi Pednekar, Alia Bhatt, Yami Gautam and Priyank Chopra among others.

TV Rewind | The Americans: The genre-defining spy thriller
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

The Americans, starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, can easily be called as one of the best spy thrillers of the decade. Set against the Cold War, the series promises nail-biting suspense and delivers almost all the time.

Chhapaak trailer: Deepika plays acid attack survivor in inspirational film
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Meghna Gulzar directorial Chhapaak marks the return of Deepika Padukone to the movies after a gap of almost two years. Also starring Vikrant Massey, the movie releases on January 10, 2020.

TV Rewind | Kate Winslet’s Mildred Pierce
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Kate Winslet is a dream in the show as she transforms Mildred from a traditional pie-making housewife into a successful businesswoman who runs multiple restaurants.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 3 first impression: She’s back, and she’s funnier this time
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

With two episodes in, this season of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel looks strong and completely binge-worthy. The new episodes are now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Arthouse Days | Govind Nihalani’s Aakrosh
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Govind Nihalani's Aakrosh won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri and Om Puri in pivotal roles.

Revisiting 1978 film Pati Patni Aur Woh
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Directed by BR Chopra, Pati Patni Aur Woh starring Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha and Ranjeeta released in 1978. The remake starring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday releases on December 6.

TV Rewind | How I Met Your Mother: Still can’t get over that finale
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Like many good television shows, How I Met Your Mother couldn't save itself from the curse of a bad finale.

The Report movie review: Dedicated to its cause right from the beginning
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

The Report movie review: With The Report, director Scott Z Burns isn't shy of throwing information at you, but he makes sure that you never drown in that sea of details.