Monika Rawal writes on Bollywood and television, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.
Articles by Monika Rawal
Jogira Sara Ra Ra movie review: A stale script that’s low on comedy
Jogira Sara Ra Ra movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma deliver good performanes but are failed by a mediocre script.
Published on May 26, 2023 02:14 PM IST
Kathal movie review: Sanya Malhotra's near-perfect satire impresses in parts
Kathal movie review: Sanya Malhotra brings a balance in physically intense and emotionally charged scenes in this satire.
Published on May 19, 2023 02:02 PM IST
IB 71 movie review: Vidyut Jammwal's spy thriller leaves you confused
IB 71 movie review: Vidyut Jammwal breaks out of his action hero shell to play a spy in this Sankalp Reddy film.
Updated on May 12, 2023 12:49 PM IST
Afwaah review: Real and relatable political drama will push you to rethink
Afwaah review: Bhumi Pednekar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sumeet Vyas all deliver stellar performances in Sudhir Mishra's new film.
Published on May 05, 2023 10:19 AM IST
U-Turn movie review: Alaya F steals the show in this thriller
U-Turn movie review: Alaya F is immensely watchable as a journalist uncovering the truth about a deadly road in this yet another remake of a Kannada film.
Published on Apr 28, 2023 10:53 AM IST
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan review: Salman Khan's cringefest tests your patience
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan review: Apparently, Salman Khan's bad wig isn't the worst thing about Farhad Samji's latest film.
Published on Apr 21, 2023 02:37 PM IST
Gaslight review: Sara Ali Khan, Vikrant Massey wasted on a dumb whodunnit
Gaslight movie review: Sara Ali Khan and Vikrant Massey's talents are wasted on this murder mystery that refuses to rise above the cliches.
Published on Mar 31, 2023 04:22 PM IST
Bholaa review: Ajay Devgn brings some slick but mindless action
Bholaa movie review: Ajay Devgn directs and stars in this less than impressive Kaithi remake high on VFX and adrenaline.
Published on Mar 30, 2023 01:57 PM IST
Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga review: Yami Gautam steals the show
Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga review: Yami Gautam truly nails her part and shines in every frame she appears in.
Published on Mar 24, 2023 03:06 PM IST
Bheed review: A lockdown tale that hits you hard
Bheed movie review: Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar headline Anubhav Sinha's latest social drama on the exodus of migrant workers during first lockdown.
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 08:52 AM IST
Shilpa Shetty on Hungama 2 and Nikamma not working: Nobody came out saying that I was bad in the film, so it’s fine
Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra who will soon star in a pan-india film, feels it’s unfair to say that Hindi films are inferior to films from other languages, adds that ticket prices in south are much cheaper.
Published on Mar 22, 2023 03:12 PM IST
‘Remove Farhad Samji from Hera Pheri’ cries get louder: Fanclubs and trade expers share their views
A twitter handle called Akkistan, one of the most popular fanclubs of Kumar, urged movie buffs to unite and make ‘Remove Farhad Samji from Hera Pheri’ trend. And it is among the top trends on the social media platform.
Published on Mar 18, 2023 03:17 PM IST
Zwigato movie review: Kapil Sharma adds soul to this compelling tale
Zwigato movie review: Kapil Sharma stars in this compelling tale alongside Shahana Goswami. Set in Bhubaneswar, Zwigato follows the life of Manas (Kapil), who had to sit at home jobless for eight-months because of pandemic-induced unemployment.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 08:06 AM IST
Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway review: Emotional legal drama isn't without flaws
Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway movie review: Rani Mukerji-starrer is a heartfelt story with an unbalanced premise, directed by Ashima Chibber.
Published on Mar 14, 2023 06:46 PM IST
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar review: Ranbir, Shraddha romcom a montage of monologues
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar movie review: The funny parts are extremely funny, and the boring parts are intolerably boring in this Ranbir Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor film directed by Luv Ranjan,
Published on Mar 08, 2023 09:54 AM IST
Holi 2023 | Yo Yo Honey Singh: I miss playing ‘dirty and naughty’ Holi with my friends in Delhi
In an exclusive shoot with HT City, musician Yo Yo Honey Singh says he prefers a fun Holi celebration with friends over ‘flashy Bollywood parties’.
Published on Mar 08, 2023 08:14 AM IST
Uorfi Javed on comments that she has ‘arrived’: Hanging out with famous people is not success and it doesn’t translate into good work
Fashion influencer and actor, Uorfi Javed says the plaudits coming her way for her fashion and styling are a ‘good feeling’, but she has never needed ‘validation from anyone’.
Published on Mar 06, 2023 12:14 AM IST
Gulmohar movie review: This intriguing family saga is convincing and convoluted
Gulmohar movie review: The film is a bittersweet tale of a family, its values, and the fact that everyone is living their lives somewhere between fate and the choices they make.
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 09:13 AM IST
Makeup artist Dikshita Jindal on her viral video: I really hope Shah Rukh Khan gets to see my Pathaan look and like it
Makeup artist Dikshita Jindal who has recreated looks of over a 100 Indian celebrities aspires to someday work in the movies, and is grateful that her latest reel where she transformed into Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan look, has received so much love.
Published on Mar 01, 2023 02:49 PM IST
Selfiee review: Akshay Kumar gets up, close and personal with his superstardom
Selfiee review: If you are fine with Akshay Kumar continuing to do Hindi remakes of films from the South, you would definitely enjoy Selfiee.
Published on Feb 24, 2023 11:13 AM IST
Lost movie review: Yami Gautam cannot save this ‘lost’ film
Lost movie review: Yami Gautam has slipped into a journalist's role quite comfortably but this film is beyond saving.
Published on Feb 15, 2023 03:49 PM IST
Shiv Shastri Balboa review: It's never too late to fall in love with life
Shiv Shastri Balboa review: Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta anchor this warm tale about a retired man and a house help in US.
Published on Feb 09, 2023 07:22 PM IST
Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat review: Anurag Kashyap brings a confused film
Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat review: Anurag Kashyap's latest love story picks up too many issues, never fully exploring any.
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 01:36 PM IST
Faraaz review: Hansal Mehta's gut-wrenching tale of love and loss
Faraaz review: The film is a gut-wrenching tale coupled with some stellar performances. It's gruesome in parts and emotional at some places.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 07:24 AM IST
Pathaan movie review: SRK's comeback is high on action, low on logic
Pathaan movie review: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's actioner is worthy every penny even as it defies gravity and logic.
Published on Jan 25, 2023 01:18 PM IST
Mission Majnu movie review: Weak story makes you miss Sidharth's Shershaah charm
Mission Majnu movie review: Despite Sidharth Malhotra in top form the film's weak story ruins the overall experience.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:49 PM IST
Chhatriwali review: Rakul Preet Singh shines as she sets out to teach not preach
Chhatriwali movie review: Rakul Preet Singh is a true revelation as she plays a woman trying to change society's mind about safe sex and sex education.
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 08:52 AM IST
Birthday Boy Sidharth Malhotra plays rapid fire, answers interesting fan questions
As the Shershah actor Sidharth Malhotra turns 38, here’s a special something to make his fans go ‘dil maange more’.
Published on Jan 16, 2023 12:33 PM IST
Kuttey movie review: An entertaining, raw and wild tale of bloodthirsty people
Kuttey movie review: Being the first release of 2023, Kuttey doesn't disappoint. The film stars Tabu, Arjun Kapoor, Kumud Mishra, Konkona Sen Sharma, Radhika Madan, Naseeruddin Shah, Shardul Bhardwaj.
Published on Jan 13, 2023 10:53 AM IST
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor to paps: Put a heart emoji, vada pav or bhajiya, but please don’t reveal Raha’s face
New parents Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor along with Neetu Kapoor, have requested paps for a no photo policy for their daughter Raha till the time she turns 2.
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 06:07 PM IST