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Sampada Sharma


Sampada Sharma

Sampada Sharma is the Deputy Copy 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.

Best Indian Web Series of 2017: Bose Dead/Alive, Inside Edge and Bachelors Season 2 find place in list
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Best new web series 2017: While watching films in a theater require us to step out of the house, these web series in 2017 kept us glued to our phones in 2017.

Steven Spielberg created a terrifying monster with Jaws and it could still send shivers down your spine
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

On Steven Spielberg's 71st birthday, here's looking back at his cinematic genius behind Jaws.

Best new TV shows of 2017
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Best new TV shows 2018: Netflix's Mindhunter, 13 Reasons Why and Big Mouth impressed viewers the world over. The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies and American Gods were quite popular as well.

Neeraj Vora: The writer behind comedies like Hera Pheri & Golmaal will be remembered with a smile
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Neeraj Vora, an accomplished actor, writer and director, breathed his last during the early hours of Thursday. His contribution to cinema will be remembered for years and that too, with a smile.

Raj Kapoor’s films would have irked today’s moral police. Is this the future he dreamed of?
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Remembering Raj Kapoor: On Raj Kapoor's 93rd birth anniversary, here's looking back at some of his films that would have raised many red flags for the moral police of today.

Shyam Benegal’s Zubeidaa was the tale of an era where men ruled and women were merely consorts
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

On Shyam Benegal's birthday, here's looking back at Zubeidaa, where he told the story of a free-spirited woman who was bound by patriarchal shackles.

The obsession with Anushka and Virat’s wedding proves that we’re all “begaani shadi mein abdulla deewana”
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Their TV commercials are #CoupleGoals and his Instagram posts for her are #BoyfriendGoals so just like the Punjabi aunty next door, the obvious next question that everybody has had on their lips for a few years now is "Inki shaadi kab ho rahi hai?"

Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar: The actor who livened up the dull decade of 80s
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar: On the actor's 95th birthday, here's looking back at the legend who delighted his audience with some great performances during the dull decade of 80s.

Black Mirror Season 4 Review: The early days of this show will be remembered fondly as its futuristic vision is hazy
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Black Mirror Season 4 Review: Even with Charlie Brooker's vision, this season feels underwhelming.

On Shekhar Kapur’s birthday, here’s looking back at Mr India, the desi sci-fi film that can never be replicated
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

With perfectly crafted storyline, stellar performances, melodious songs and stars that must have been perfectly aligned, Shekhar Kapur gave us Mr India, a film that will be treasured for generations to come.

Happy Birthday Jimmy Shergill: The actor who chooses his craft over stardom
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

On Jimmy Shergill's 47th birthday, here's looking back at the journey of the actor who focused more on the characters he played rather than being the hero.

The surreal world of Woody Allen, where fantasy meets reality and nostalgia becomes a currency
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

On Woody Allen's 82nd birthday, here's looking at the films of the director that indulged his audience in the fantasy of nostalgia.

Mary Magdalene trailer: Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix star in sweeping biblical drama
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Mary Magdalene trailer: Starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, this film by Garth Davis releases in March 2018.

A peek inside the mind of a mind reader: Renowned mentalist Nicolai Friedrich decodes it all
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Nicolai Friedrich, world renowned mentalist, reveals everything about his craft. He can read minds and also make predictions and it's not a supernatural power.

Bose: Dead/Alive review: Watch this show only for Rajkummar Rao
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Bose: Dead/Alive review: Rajkummar Rao playing the lead role delivers a stellar performance but the show doesn't impress much in other departments.

Watch Padmavati song Ek Dil Ek Jaan: The Deepika Padukone-Shahid Kapoor love ballad is breathtaking
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Watch Padmavati's latest song, Ek Dil Ek Jaan: The song featuring Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone is a visual delight. The love ballad is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Vocals have been given by Shivam Pathak and the lyrics are by A M Turaz.

Hollywood bigwigs who have been accused of sexual harassment so far
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

More than 20 Hollywood bigwigs have been named by victims of sexual assault so far. After Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman and many others have been accused with sexual harassment allegations. Comedian Louis C.K. has also been alleged with sexual misconduct.

10 years of Deepika Padukone: The girl from that Close-Up ad is now ruling Bollywood and her mesmerising beauty isn’t the only reason for her success
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Deepika Padukone made her Hindi film debut with Om Shanti Om (2007). In a journey of 10 years, she rose from being a mesmerising beauty to an actor who was steady at her craft. Her upcoming film, Padmavati, promises to be another great performance by the actor.

10 years of Om Shanti Om: 10 ways the film paid homage to the glorious yesteryears of Hindi cinema
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

10 years of Om Shanti Om: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer film released on this day 10 years ago. The Farah Khan directed film was an homage to the olden days of Hindi cinema and in many ways Farah translated her love for the movies into this film.

Stranger Things 2 review: The danger is bigger this year but sadly, the show is not
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Stranger Things 2 review: While the first season was much loved by the viewers, it cashed in on the biggest currency there is, nostalgia. The second season milks that currency even further and what we're left with is a plot that tries to sound more intelligent than it really is.