Sampada Sharma


Works in Entertainment section of Indian Express Online.

Badshah’s Heartless is an ode to his narcissistic self
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

The music video of Badshah's Heartless starts as an emotional story but turns unintentionally hilarious after a while.

When Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Shah Rukh Khan and Jagjit Singh came together for a music video
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's collection of poems, Samvedna, was converted into a music album by Jagjit Singh in 2002. The music video "Kya Khoya Kya Paya" was directed by Yash Chopra and featured Shah Rukh Khan.

Manto trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nandita Das challenge society with the hard truth
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Manto trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui stars as Saadat Hasan Manto in this Nandita Das directorial. Manto releases on September 21.

Is Akshay Kumar’s character in Gold based on this sports icon?
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Akshay Kumar starrer Gold is based on real-life events. In the film, Akshay plays a character who got the team together to win independent India's first Olympic gold. But is it based on a real-life character?

Before Gold, here’s looking back at the hockey film that left a lasting impact – Chak De India
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Akshay Kumar starrer Gold is all set to release on this Independence Day and while the actor has clearly stated that his film and Chak De India are completely different, comparisons will be made.

The Kindergarten Teacher trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a teacher from hell
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

The Kindergarten Teacher trailer: Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, this Netflix film received great reviews when it premiered at Sundance. The film starts streaming on Netflix from October 12.

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se trailer: The Deols claim that this is a ‘comedy’
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se trailer: Starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, this is the third part of the Yamla Pagla Deewana franchise. The film releases on August 31.

Fahrenheit 11/9 trailer: Michael Moore declares Trump as the ‘last president’ in his latest documentary
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Michael Moore's upcoming documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 is a take on Donald Trump's presidency so far and the ways in which it has affected the American public. The film will premiere at the prestigious TIFF.

On Kishore Kumar’s 89th birth anniversary, here’s a throwback at some of his best songs
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

On Kishore Kumar's 89th birth anniversary, here's remembering his divine voice through ten of his best songs.

Paltan trailer is riddled with the same old war film tropes
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Paltan trailer: This JP Dutta directorial looks like it is trying to recreate the charm of Border. Starring Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal and Sonu Sood among others, Paltan releases on September 7.

Before Karwaan, let’s look at why road trip movies connect with the audience
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Ahead of Karwaan, we look at road trip films that offer a kind of unpredictability that excites the audience.

Here is a look at Karwaan actor Mithila Palkar’s showbiz career so far
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Mithila Palkar makes her debut in a leading role with Karwaan but she isn't a newcomer. The audience has been watching and appreciating her work in web shows and commercials for a few years now.

Throwback to Taal: The musical that first brought together Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Taal brought together the magical presence of Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai together with a beautiful score and we hope to see the same magic again with Fanney Khan.

Stree trailer: Shraddha and Rajkummar promise a hilarious horror comedy
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Stree trailer: Starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, horror comedy Stree is hilarious. Directed by Amar Kaushik, Stree releases on August 31.

On Naseeruddin Shah’s birthday, here’s revisiting ZNMD’s eternal hippie Salman Habib
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

On Naseeruddin Shah's 68th birthday, here is looking back at Salman Habib, the carefree hippie from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara who probably had his self-actualisation moment two decades ago and who knows if it was just as spiritual as Arjun's diving.

Bohemian Rhapsody trailer: Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury is the gift that Queen fans deserve
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody trailer: The new trailer of the Freddie Mercury biopic, starring Rami Malek, shows the making of some of the Queen's classics. We also see glimpses of the iconic Live Aid concert of 1985 where Queen mesmerised over 2 billion people.

Sacred Games first impression: Saif Ali Khan’s Netflix series is intriguing enough to binge-watch
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Sacred Games netflix review: Starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, this Indian original series is the kind that makes you want to watch one episode after another. Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane are in fine form here.

Be it Khilji or Bittoo, the audience always agrees with Ranveer Singh
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Ranveer Singh birthday: Ranveer Singh surprises his audience with every film and we are sure he has more tricks up his sleeve.

Best web series of 2018 so far: Wild Wild Country, Safe, The Looming Tower and more
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Halfway through 2018, let's look at the best web series that we have seen so far.

Paresh Rawal and Vicky Kaushal’s characters are the emotional pillars of Sanju. Here’s why
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Sanju movie: Even though the Ranbir Kapoor starrer is called Sanju, the film draws its emotional strength from the characters of Kamlesh, played by Vicky Kaushal, and Sunil Dutt, played by Paresh Rawal.