Sampada Sharma


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Amruta Khanvilkar on playing a dark role in Damaged: Urmila Matondkar’s work has been extremely inspiring
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Amruta Khanvilkar plays the lead character of Lovina, a remorseless serial killer in Damaged. In a conversation with, Amruta spoke about what attracted her to play this role and how she prepared for the same.

Mithun Chakraborty, the Grandmaster who still owns the room
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Mithun Chakraborty, found a new wagon of followers after he became the 'Grandmaster' on the TV show, Dance India Dance. He would encourage good performances, coddle those who weren't having a great day and shake a leg on the stage when he was particularly impressed.

Anil Kapoor was ‘Jhakkas’ in the 80s and honestly, he can still pull that off
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

For an actor who has stayed relevant in the film industry for almost 35 years, this must be just another year but for generations of fans Anil Kapoor has built across those years, this is a time to celebrate. A time to applaud his 'Jhakkas' attitude that is just as cool as it was three decades ago.

Who watches a Salman Khan movie?
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

The euphoria inside a theatre the moment Salman Khan makes his hero entry can be seen by all, be it the loyalist or the staunch haters but the unexplained fandom requires no proof.

Bobby Deol was the ‘it boy’ of the 90s but will his comeback still hold that charm?
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Bobby Deol became the 'it boy' with films like Gupt and Soldier during the 90s. He is now ready to make a splashing comeback with Salman Khan starrer Race 3.

Kajal Review: Championing the #MeToo movement, Kajal is the story of women like you and me
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Kajal is the story of a seemingly regular woman who is berated by her husband and works under a boss who probably never got an etiquette class his entire life.

Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare review: Zakir Khan’s ‘Sakht Launda’ sinks this ship
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare review: The show is an exaggerated version of Zakir Khan's stage act and while one would imagine that an extended 'Sakht Launda' act would be impressive, it falters right from the start.

Race 3 song Party Chale On: Hardik’s lyrics are screaming for your attention
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Race 3 song Party Chale On: "Party Chale On" has been composed by Vicky and Hardik. While the video of this song looks like any other party song, the lyrics by Hardik Acharya leave you with a puzzled expression.

Nitishastra review: Taapsee Pannu’s short film is an exaggerated version of a believable story
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Nitishastra review: The Taapsee Pannu starrer is an exaggerated presentation of a believable story and it is the amplification that does not let you connect with the story at any point.

Before Veere Di Wedding, a look at Kareena Kapoor’s last five box office performances
Thu, May 31, 2018

Kareena Kapoor Khan has always been the quintessential Bollywood star and with the release of Veere Di Wedding just around the corner, here's looking back at her last five box office performances.

Sanju trailer: Ranbir Kapoor takes us through the controversial life of Sanjay Dutt
Wed, May 30, 2018

Sanju trailer: Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt is highly impressive in this 3-minute trailer. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju releases on June 29.

The ‘niche’ films of Vikramaditya Motwane are just what the changing face of Indian cinema needs
Tue, May 29, 2018

Vikramaditya Motwane's films have often shown that the stories he chooses to tell aren't those of heroes, but of characters who become the hero through the events of the storyline. His next, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, releases on June 1.

Danny Denzongpa starrer Bioscopewala is an adaptation of this story by Rabindranath Tagore
Thu, May 24, 2018

Bioscopewala, starring Danny Denzongpa and Geetanjali Thapa, is adapted from Rabindranath Tagore's short story Kabuliwala. Bioscopewala releases on May 25.

Bioscopewala actor Adil Hussain: Kabuliwala is one of the most beautiful stories by Tagore
Wed, May 23, 2018

Adil Hussain, plays a pivotal role in Bioscopewala, a retelling of Rabindranath Tagore's classic story Kabuliwala. Directed by Deb Medhekar, the film releases on May 25.

There is a new Han Solo now but no one can ever replace Harrison Ford
Tue, May 22, 2018

Solo A Star Wars Story is a much-deserved stand-alone film for Han Solo and we can only imagine what it would have looked like if Harrison Ford had played this part in the upcoming film.

Here is everything we know about Solo A Star Wars Story so far
Mon, May 21, 2018

Solo A Star Wars Story, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover, releases on May 25.

Was Aditya Chopra’s triumph with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge just a stroke of luck?
Mon, May 21, 2018

Over the years, Aditya Chopra has produced several successful films but calling him a great director would be an exaggeration and it now looks like DDLJ was just a stroke of luck.

Here’s why Tina Fey’s 30 Rock is more than just a comedy
Fri, May 18, 2018

Tina Fey's 30 Rock was smart, up-to-date and did not necessarily wait for the audience to have a laugh before it dropped another joke. It usually wasn't ha-ha funny but relied more on its intelligent humour.

Five reasons to watch Deadpool 2
Thu, May 17, 2018

Deadpool 2 comes out in the theaters on May 18 and the foul-mouthed superhero played by Ryan Reynolds will soon entertain us once again.

Mission Impossible Fallout trailer: This Tom Cruise franchise is getting the much-needed revival
Wed, May 16, 2018

Mission Impossible Fallout trailer: Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in the latest Mission Impossible movie. The franchise, that started 22 years ago, is on its sixth film now and we hope that the action-packed sequences in the trailer are just the tip of the iceberg.