Abhimanyu Mathur

Abhimanyu Mathur is an entertainment journalist with Hindustan Times. He writes about cinema, TV, and OTT, churning out interviews, reviews, and good old news stories.

Articles by Abhimanyu Mathur

Vikram Vedha directors reveal how Hrithik-Saif film differs from Tamil original

  • The directors of Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha--Pushkar and Gayatri--talk about the similarities and differences the film has with the Tamil original, which starred R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi.
Hrithik Saif Vikram Vedha (Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan with Vikram Vedha directors Pushkar and Gayatri).
Hrithik Saif Vikram Vedha (Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan with Vikram Vedha directors Pushkar and Gayatri).
Published on Jun 27, 2022 06:44 AM IST
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Shah Rukh Khan is Bollywood’s last ever superstar, here’s why

  • After Shah Rukh Khan, there has been no Bollywood actor to have claimed that tag of a ‘superstar’ and if status quo continues in the industry, nobody ever will.
Shah Rukh Khan may be the last Bollywood actor to wear the tag of superstar (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
Shah Rukh Khan may be the last Bollywood actor to wear the tag of superstar (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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Chris Pratt says there was ‘no hesitation at all’ in returning to small screen

  • In between his big screen appearances in Jurassic World: Dominion and Thor: Love and Thunder, Chris Pratt will mark his return to the small screen with the Amazon Prime Video series The Terminal List. He and co-star Taylor Kitsch talk about the show and their chemistry.
Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation (left); and in The Terminal List.
Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation (left); and in The Terminal List.
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:44 AM IST
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Avrodh 2 review: A sarkari PSA disguised as a counterinsurgency thriller

  • Avrodh 2 review: Abir Chatterjee's Hindi debut is a series that tries really hard to be gripping but is hurt by lack of subtlety and some questionable production values.
Avrodh 2 stars Abir Chatterjee in his Hindi debut.
Avrodh 2 stars Abir Chatterjee in his Hindi debut.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 11:19 AM IST
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After Sidhu Moose Wala’s death Ammy Virk wanted to delay Sher Bagga indefinitely

  • Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa star in the Punjabi romantic comedy Sher Bagga releasing on June 24. The film was earlier slated to release on June 10 but was delayed by Ammy and the makers on account of singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s death.
Ammy Virk postponed his latest release Sher Bagga after his friend Sidhu Moose Wala died.
Ammy Virk postponed his latest release Sher Bagga after his friend Sidhu Moose Wala died.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 06:42 AM IST
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Suzhal creators Pushkar-Gayatri on influence of Broadchurch, Mare of Eastown

  • Husband-wife filmmaker duo Pushkar-Gayatri, known for their critically-acclaimed film Vikram Vedha, talk about their newest success - the Amazon Prime Video drama Suzhal: The Vortex.
Pushkar-Gayatri, the creators of Amazon Prime Video's Tamil web series Suzhal: The Vortex.
Pushkar-Gayatri, the creators of Amazon Prime Video's Tamil web series Suzhal: The Vortex.
Published on Jun 23, 2022 04:02 PM IST
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Vikram’s box office success proves Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth are unbeatable

  • With Vikram's massive success, the top two Tamil films of all time belong to Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. The younger generation of Kollywood actors have tried but failed to match their stardom.
Even at 67 and 71 respectively, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth continue to be Tamil cinema's biggest box office draws.
Even at 67 and 71 respectively, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth continue to be Tamil cinema's biggest box office draws.
Published on Jun 21, 2022 07:32 PM IST
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Rasika Dugal felt she had acted so badly in her film Qissa, she cried all night

  • Actor Rasika Dugal, known for her work in Mirzapur, Delhi Crime, and Manto, talks about her career and working with mentor Naseeruddin Shah in her recent short film, The Miniaturist of Junagadh.
Rasika Dugal talks about her career in the entertainment world.
Rasika Dugal talks about her career in the entertainment world.
Published on Jun 20, 2022 07:55 PM IST
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Masoom review: Boman Irani makes dazzling OTT debut in this slow-burn thriller

  • Masoom review: The Disney+ Hotstar show sees Boman Irani make his streaming debut and the actor excels in a taut and entertaining slow-burn thriller.
Masoom review: Boman Irani excels in his streaming debut.
Masoom review: Boman Irani excels in his streaming debut.
Published on Jun 17, 2022 03:03 PM IST
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She season 2 review: Imtiaz Ali’s wannabe Breaking Bad is undone by male gaze

  • She season 2 review: Imtiaz Ali's crime thriller starring Aaditi Pohankar squanders a promising premise in favour of sleaze and a voyeuristic male gaze, that is the show's biggest fault.
She season 2 sees Aaditi Pohankar return as Bhumi, an undercover cop on a dangerous mission.
She season 2 sees Aaditi Pohankar return as Bhumi, an undercover cop on a dangerous mission.
Published on Jun 17, 2022 12:55 PM IST
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Ms Marvel actor Zenobia Shroff reacts to Western press repeatedly misnaming her

  • Indian actor Zenobia Shroff, who is currently on Ms Marvel, has reacted strongly to international publications getting her name wrong.
Zenobia Shroff plays Kamala Khan's mother Muneeba on Ms Marvel.
Zenobia Shroff plays Kamala Khan's mother Muneeba on Ms Marvel.
Published on Jun 16, 2022 07:25 PM IST
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Ms Marvel shows how to do representation correctly, includes Shah Rukh Khan nod

  • Spoilers for Ms Marvel episode 2 ahead: The series shows how to do representation in a no-fuss and correct manner and also manages to bring a discussion about Shah Rukh's filmography into the MCU.
Iman Vellani and Matt Lintz in a still from Ms Marvel.
Iman Vellani and Matt Lintz in a still from Ms Marvel.
Published on Jun 15, 2022 04:01 PM IST
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Shining Vale review: Courteney Cox brings her A-game in delicious horror comedy

  • Shining Vale review: Courteney Cox stars as a writer with a midlife crisis, who is confused if she is depressed or possessed by a demonic entity in a well-made and well-written horror comedy.
Shining Vale review: Courteney Cox stars as a writer battling depression, or maybe possession.
Shining Vale review: Courteney Cox stars as a writer battling depression, or maybe possession.
Published on Jun 11, 2022 01:16 PM IST
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Sonali Bendre says she looks the best she ever has now

  • Sonali Bendre is making a comeback to acting with the Zee5 show The Broken News. The actor opens up on the show, her first innings as an actor, and battle with cancer.
Sonali Bendre in a still from her latest web series The Broken News.
Sonali Bendre in a still from her latest web series The Broken News.
Published on Jun 11, 2022 06:50 AM IST
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The Broken News review: Jaideep Ahlawat, Sonali Bendre save predictable thriller

  • The Broken News review: The Zee5 show starts out promising but ends up as a run-of-the-mill thriller saved largely by the performances of its lead actors Jaideep Ahlawat and Sonali Bendre.
The Broken News stars Sonali Bendre and Jaideep Ahlawat as rival news editors.
The Broken News stars Sonali Bendre and Jaideep Ahlawat as rival news editors.
Published on Jun 10, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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Jurassic World Dominion review: Sacrifices plot for VFX, ruins beloved franchise

  • Jurassic World Dominion review: The Chris Pratt-starrer is a badly-written film that aims to ride only on nostalgia and VFX, ignoring the need for a coherent plot.
Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, and Isabella Sermon in a still from Jurassic World Dominion.
Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, and Isabella Sermon in a still from Jurassic World Dominion.
Updated on Jun 09, 2022 02:32 PM IST
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With AR Rahman, Coke Studio, and Jalebi Baby, Ms Marvel brings desi music to MCU

  • The Disney+ show Ms Marvel is about a Pakistani-origin girl in US getting superpowers and the show's choice of desi music asserts its distinct brown identity within the Marvel Universe.
Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan in Ms Marvel.
Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan in Ms Marvel.
Published on Jun 08, 2022 06:32 AM IST
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The Boys creator Eric Kripke breaks down that ‘wild’, graphic season 3 sex scene

  • The Boys season 3 spoilers ahead: Showrunner Erick Kripke breaks down the crazy scene everyone is talking about and reuniting with Jensen Ackles after Supernatural.
The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke (left) talks about the wild sequence in season 3 involving Brett Geddes' character Termite.
The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke (left) talks about the wild sequence in season 3 involving Brett Geddes' character Termite.
Published on Jun 06, 2022 06:42 AM IST
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Ms Marvel actor Mohan Kapur opens up on Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan’s cameos

  • Indian actors Mohan Kapur, Zenobia Shroff, and Saagar Shaikh talk about their roles in MCU's Disney+ series Ms Marvel, and Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan's cameos in the show.
Mohan Kapur has a supporting role in Ms Marvel while Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan have cameos on the MCU show.
Mohan Kapur has a supporting role in Ms Marvel while Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan have cameos on the MCU show.
Published on Jun 04, 2022 04:21 PM IST
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Jungle Cry review: Abhay Deol-starrer sports drama misses the goal by a mile

  • Jungle Cry review: The rugby film starring Abhay Deol is an earnest attempt to show the real-life journey of Odisha's tribal boys winning a global tournament. But it falls flat due to bad writing.
Jungle Cry review: The Abhay Deol-starrer sports drama is a dull affair.
Jungle Cry review: The Abhay Deol-starrer sports drama is a dull affair.
Published on Jun 03, 2022 04:51 PM IST
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The Boys season 3 review: The superhero satire gets crazier, gorier and better

  • The Boys season 3 review: Amazon Prime Video's crazy superhero satire is more violent, funnier, and darker than ever before. And it features some unexpected plot twists and crazy performances.
The Boys season 3: Karl Urban and Antony Starr in a still from the show.
The Boys season 3: Karl Urban and Antony Starr in a still from the show.
Published on Jun 03, 2022 11:33 AM IST
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Aashram season 3 review: Bobby Deol shines but series remains clichéd, shallow

  • Aashram season 3 review: The performances of Bobby Deol and Chandan Roy Sanyal are the only bright aspects in this otherwise dull and formulaic show that reminds one of all the bad 90s' action films.
Aashram season 3: Bobby Deol as the self-proclaimed godman Nirala is the show's saving grace.
Aashram season 3: Bobby Deol as the self-proclaimed godman Nirala is the show's saving grace.
Published on Jun 03, 2022 08:02 AM IST
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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Star Wars spin-off makes Darth Vader menacing again

  • Spoilers for episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi ahead: The Star Wars spin-off series not just brings back Darth Vader but redeems him after the missteps of the Prequel Trilogy.
James Earl Jones returns to voice Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
James Earl Jones returns to voice Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Published on Jun 02, 2022 03:55 PM IST
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The Boys: Karen Fukuhara, Claudia Doumit say superhero genre was male-centric

  • Karen Fukuhara and Claudia Doumit, stars of Prime Video's The Boys, talk about the upcoming season 3, and the importance of representation of women and minorities in mainstream media.
Karen Fukuhara (left) and Claudia Doumit (right) star in Amazon Prime Video's superhero series The Boys.
Karen Fukuhara (left) and Claudia Doumit (right) star in Amazon Prime Video's superhero series The Boys.
Published on Jun 02, 2022 07:31 AM IST
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Anup Soni says after Crime Patrol, people feel he can help them with police work

  • Actor Anup Soni talks about his recent work in a podcast, why he is often cast as a an upright, clean person on TV, and the fame Crime Patrol gave him.
Actor Anup Soni hosted the crime show Crime Patrol from 2010-19.
Actor Anup Soni hosted the crime show Crime Patrol from 2010-19.
Published on May 30, 2022 06:31 AM IST
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Modern Love Mumbai episode on gay love missing from Amazon Prime Video in UAE

  • Modern Love Mumbai's second episode Baai--which is about a gay couple--is missing from Amazon Prime Video in the UAE, a country that has banned films featuring gay relationships in the past.
Pratik Gandhi and Ranveer Brar in Modern Love Mumbai's Baai.
Pratik Gandhi and Ranveer Brar in Modern Love Mumbai's Baai.
Published on May 27, 2022 09:02 PM IST
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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Star Wars spin-off rightly brings the spotlight on Leia

  • Spoilers for episodes 1 and 2 Obi-Wan Kenobi ahead: The Star Wars spin-off miniseries has corrected a historical wrong by finally giving Leia the respect and place she deserves, alongside Luke, not behind him.
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Vivien Lyra Blair as Princess Leia in the Star Wars spin-off miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Vivien Lyra Blair as Princess Leia in the Star Wars spin-off miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Published on May 27, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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Top Gun Maverick review: Tom Cruise turns back the clock in a brilliant film

  • Top Gun Maverick movie review: The Tom Cruise-starrer is a predictable and slightly cliched offering but one that is packaged brilliantly with some of the best action sequences in recent times.
Tom Cruise in a still from Top Gun: Maverick.
Tom Cruise in a still from Top Gun: Maverick.
Published on May 27, 2022 09:54 AM IST
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Modern Love Mumbai: Hansal Mehta on Pratik-Ranveer's awkward kiss on screen

  • The cast and director of Modern Love Mumbai's Baai--Hansal Mehta, Tanuja, Pratik Gandhi, and Ranveer Brar--talk about the episode and the love it has received.
Pratik Gandhi and Ranveer Brar in Modern Love Mumbai's Baai.
Pratik Gandhi and Ranveer Brar in Modern Love Mumbai's Baai.
Published on May 26, 2022 06:37 AM IST
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Toolsidas Junior review: Rajiv Kapoor’s final film is a delightful watch

  • Toolsidas Junior review: Rajiv Kapoor's final film, which also stars Sanjay Dutt and Varun Buddhadev, is a well-made sports drama that talks about both the love of snooker and love for family.
Toolsidas Junior stars Rajiv Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Varun Buddhadev.
Toolsidas Junior stars Rajiv Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Varun Buddhadev.
Published on May 23, 2022 09:14 PM IST
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