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Wednesday, February 19, 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.

Panipat trailer: Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor channel Ranveer Singh from Bhansali films
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

Panipat trailer: Since we have seen Ranveer Singh playing a Peshwa in Bajirao Mastani, we can't help but compare Arjun Kapoor's act to that flawless performance.

TV Rewind | Entourage: A whole lot of fluff
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

HBO's Entourage largely rests on the shoulders of politically incorrect and foul-mouthed Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) who eventually becomes the most interesting character on the show.

See first impression: Jason Momoa was born to play this role
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

Starring Jason Momoa, Apple TV +'s See is set in the distant future where humans live like tribals and the power of sight is only a myth. The series also stars Alfre Woodard and Sylvia Hoeks.

The Morning Show first impression: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon’s show feels really long
Wed, Oct 30, 2019

After watching three really long episodes of The Morning Show, I realised that whatever story they manage to tell in three episodes was already communicated in their three-minute trailer.

TV Rewind | Felicity: JJ Abrams’ college drama before his sci-fi days
Mon, Oct 28, 2019

JJ Abrams' and Matt Reeves' created Felicity that ran from 1998-2002. The two are now known for their work in science fiction and superhero franchises but before they found their true calling, they created this gem of a TV show.

My Next Guest featuring Shah Rukh Khan review: Unapologetically charming
Mon, Oct 28, 2019

My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan reminds you that the SRK you saw in Zero or Jab Harry Met Sejal was in fact, just a version of the myth of Shah Rukh Khan and the version we see here, is the one we long for.

Arthouse Days | Shyam Benegal’s Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda
Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Directed by Shyam Benegal, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda released in 1992. The film is based on Dharmavir Bharti's novel of the same name.

TV Rewind | Small Wonder: An ode to nostalgia
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

This week, we look back at Small Wonder. The show that 90s kids in India still swear by because sometimes a big dose of nostalgia is more than sufficient to compensate for quality.

Once Upon a Time: When Lata Mangeshkar first recorded with AR Rahman, Gulzar narrates
Thu, Oct 17, 2019

In the book Jiya Jale: The Stories of Songs, Gulzar recalls how the Dil Se track Jiya Jale was created with music composer AR Rahman and veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar.

India is listening to Housefull 4’s The Bhoot Song
Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Housefull 4's The Bhoot Song has a catchy signature tune with a comic video that fits well with the film's promotional material.

Here’s why you should watch Succession
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

In many ways, Succession is a family drama which acknowledges that morality has to have a center place in one's world despite their class. But Succession does not forget that the show and Roys, both mean business and morals can't always have a center place in that world.

TV Rewind | Breaking Bad: Jaw-dropping moments, gripping story make this the greatest TV show
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad premiered in 2008 and had a fabulous run of five seasons. The spin-off film El Camino is now streaming on Netflix.

Arthouse Days | Bhisham Sahni’s Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho stars Bhisham Sahni, Naseeruddin Shah, Amjad Khan, Rohini Hattangadi, Satish Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dina Pathak and Deepti Naval. The film won the National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare in 1984.

Who is Aisha Chaudhary, the inspiration behind The Sky Is Pink?
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Aisha Chaudhary passed away in January 2015. But before she breathed her last, she inspired millions of people through her book My Little Epiphanies and her various talks. Zaira Wasim plays Aisha in The Sky is Pink.

TV Rewind | That 70s Show: Formulaic television isn’t all that bad
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

That 70s Show is one of those 90s sitcoms that is perfect for a binge session on a lazy Sunday. For new viewers, it's easy to watch and for those coming back for repeat viewings, it still holds up.

Once Upon a Time: When Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha’s friendship turned sour
Thu, Oct 03, 2019

In his biography Anything But Khamosh, Shatrughan Sinha recalls the time when his friendship with Amitabh Bachchan turned sour and the projects he had to leave due to Big B.

TV Rewind | American Horror Story Roanoke: The unexpected meta mockumentary
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Roanoke was the sixth season in the American Horror Story anthology series. The series is currently in its ninth season, 1984.

Modern Family’s final season makes you long for the good old days
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

As Modern Family enters its final season, here's looking back at how the show has changed over the years.

Marjaavaan trailer: Sidharth Malhotra-Riteish Deshmukh starrer feels quite dated
Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Marjaavaan trailer: Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria starrer releases on November 8. Directed by Milap Zaveri, the film has been produced by T-Series and Emmay Entertainment.

Arthouse Days | Naseeruddin Shah, Farooque Shaikh and Deepti Naval’s Katha
Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Directed by Sai Paranjpye, Katha, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooque Shaikh and Deepti Naval, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 1982.