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Friday, February 21, 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.

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.

Once Upon a Time: When Saif Ali Khan jumped in to save Shashi Kapoor
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Sharmila Tagore shares an interesting anecdote from Saif Ali Khan's childhood when he tried to save his 'Shashi Uncle' from a villain.

Servant first impression: Easily the best Apple TV+ show yet
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Apple TV+'s Servant is well aware that viewers of this series have hundreds of options so they jump right into the story and leave you wanting more at the end of every episode.

M Night Shyamalan on Apple TV+ series Servant: The binge format works against me
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

M Night Shyamalan's latest offering is Apple TV+ series Servant. In an exclusive conversation, The Sixth Sense director talks about the experience of foraying into the digital world.

TV Rewind | Boston Legal: The legal drama with the right humour quotient
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Created by David E Kelley, Boston Legal ran for five seasons and was cancelled when it was still running strong. Starring James Spader and William Shatner, Boston Legal combined politics, drama and humour in a unique way.

Bikram Yogi, Guru, Predator review: Unmasking the horrors of a megalomaniac
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Bikram Yogi, Guru, Predator review: Making of a megalomaniac who thought himself to be a man above law and given the life he is leading now, it would be safe to say that he believes it till date

Here’s why Frozen is not just a children’s film
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

With Frozen 2 releasing on November 22, we try to analyse why Frozen works for all kinds of movie-going audience - kids, teenagers and adults.

Tanhaji trailer: Ajay Devgn’s 100th film celebrates Maratha glory
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

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
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

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
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

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
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

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
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

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
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

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
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

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
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

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
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

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
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

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.