Rohit Vats

Rohit Vats

Rohit Vats is a film journalist who loves to read in between the lines. He can spend hours watching films and cricket matches. Also a script consultant.

Articles by Rohit Vats
Akshay Kumar during promotion of the upcoming film Gold, in Kolkata on Thursday.(PTI)
Akshay Kumar during promotion of the upcoming film Gold, in Kolkata on Thursday.(PTI)

Before Gold, tracking Akshay Kumar’s rise and rise as most dependable star in last 10 years

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 12:06 PM IST
Akshay Kumar’s career chart in the last 10 years proves that he is the most bankable star in the country right now.
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Sanjay Dutt in a still from Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.
Sanjay Dutt in a still from Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 review: Drunk royals sink their kingdom and franchise

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 05:49 PM IST
In Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Sanjay Dutt tries to revive his famous ‘swag’, but fails miserably. Here’s our movie review.
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Hina Khan is a very popular face on Indian television.
Hina Khan is a very popular face on Indian television.

Don’t remember anything about Bigg Boss or the show I did for eight years, says Hina Khan

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 08:46 AM IST
Hina Khan, the runner-up of Bigg Boss 11, says that she moves on quite easily in life. Here are the excerpts from her interview.
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Karishma Sharma will soon be seen in Hum. (Photo: Instagram/Karishama Sharma)
Karishma Sharma will soon be seen in Hum. (Photo: Instagram/Karishama Sharma)

I knew about the Ragini MMS franchise, I am proud of it, says Karishma Sharma

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 03:01 PM IST
Karishma Sharma made heads turn with her role in Ekta Kapoor’s web series Ragini MMS Returns. she will soon be seen in another web show Hum.
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Dhadak review: Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor try to add the old-world charm in Dhadak.
Dhadak review: Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor try to add the old-world charm in Dhadak.

Dhadak review: Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter’s lacks the depth of original

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Set in Udaipur of Rajasthan, Dhadak barely touches the depths of caste politics. Here’s the movie review of Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapor’s film.
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Angad Bedi plays Bikramjeet Singh in Soorma.
Angad Bedi plays Bikramjeet Singh in Soorma.

Angad Bedi on why he preferred charity works over a big, fat wedding

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:15 AM IST
After Soorma, Angad Bedi will soon be seen in Inside Edge 2. He plays Sandeep Singh’s brother Bikramjeet in Soorma.
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Soorma movie review: Diljit Dosanjh plays hockey player Sandeep Singh with Taapsee Pannu as the leading lady.
Soorma movie review: Diljit Dosanjh plays hockey player Sandeep Singh with Taapsee Pannu as the leading lady.

Soorma movie review: Diljit Dosanjh’s film misses the target

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 10:03 PM IST
Soorma movie review: Diljit Dosanjh plays former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh in a film that is more a love story than sports biopic.
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Diljit Dosanjh plays Sandeep Singh in Soorma.
Diljit Dosanjh plays Sandeep Singh in Soorma.

Meet Sandeep Singh, the hockey star Diljit Dosanjh plays in Soorma

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:35 PM IST
Soorma is a biopic on former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh, played by Diljit Doanjh in the film. Here’s his real story.
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Krushna Abhishek has been active in the show business for more than 15 years.
Krushna Abhishek has been active in the show business for more than 15 years.

When Krushna Abhishek messaged Kapil Sharma after five years

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Krushna Abhishek says he has a professional rivalry with Kapil Sharma. Krushna also credits Kapil for fetching respect for stand-up comedians.
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Diljit Dosanjh plays Sandeep Singh in Soorma.
Diljit Dosanjh plays Sandeep Singh in Soorma.

Soorma may replace the nickname Flicker Singh for Sandeep Singh, says Diljit Dosanjh

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 09:27 PM IST
Sandeep Singh is a former India hockey captain who was accidentally shot in 2006. Diljit Dosanjh is playing Sandeep in forthcoming film Soorma.
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Diljit Dosanjh will play Sandeep Singh in Soorma.
Diljit Dosanjh will play Sandeep Singh in Soorma.

Soorma Sandeep Singh never met the man who shot him 12 years ago

By Rohit Vats, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Sandeep Singh, whose biopic Soorma starring Diljit Dosanjh will soon hit theatres, has spoken about the incident that changed his life.
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Ranbir Kapoor has earned praise for playing Sanjay Dutt in Sanju.
Ranbir Kapoor has earned praise for playing Sanjay Dutt in Sanju.

Targeting media in Sanju won’t clean up Sanjay Dutt’s image. Here’s why

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 11:12 AM IST
Sanju presents media as the villain in Sanjay Dutt’s life. The Ranbir Kapoor film tries to clear Sanjay Dutt of many charges he has faced in his life.
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Sanju movie review: Ranbir Kapoor has come a long way in the Sanjay Dutt biopic.
Sanju movie review: Ranbir Kapoor has come a long way in the Sanjay Dutt biopic.

Sanju movie review: Excellent Ranbir Kapoor is the soul of this Rajkumar Hirani film

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Sanju movie review: Director Rajkumar Hirani has rightly trusted an earnest actor like Ranbir Kapoor to play Sanjay Dutt in Sanju. Rating: 2.5
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Race 3 stars Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah.
Race 3 stars Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah.

Race 3 movie review: In a race against Salman Khan, we’re all losers

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 02:34 PM IST
Race 3 is a mere show-reel for Salman Khan fans. Poorly directed, with a ridiculous plot and sub-par acting, this is a new low for the superstar. Rating: 1/5.
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How will Salman Khan’s Race 3 do at the box office as it is all set to release on June 15, 2018? Here are some answers.
How will Salman Khan’s Race 3 do at the box office as it is all set to release on June 15, 2018? Here are some answers.

Salman Khan’s Race 3 expected to have a Rs 100 cr weekend, make new box office records

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 09:45 AM IST
A lot is riding on Salman Khan’s Race 3, and thus the makers are ensuring a big release worldwide for the film, but will it be able to create new box office records?
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Bhavesh Joshi Superhero revolves around a water scam.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero revolves around a water scam.

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero movie review: Harshvardhan Kapoor is sincere, film is intriguing

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Harshvardhan Kapoor’s film is darker than any other Hindi superhero film you have seen. It’s earnest and deals with the idea of vigilante justice in its raw form. Here’s our movie review of Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.
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Bhavesh Joshi Superhero will be released on June 1, 2018.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero will be released on June 1, 2018.

Vikramaditya Motwane reveals how he planned Bhavesh Joshi Superhero as an anti-corruption film

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 06:40 PM IST
Director Vikramaditya Motwane believes his film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero will add a new dimension to the Indian superhero films. In a freewheeling chat, he reveals how he prepared for the film.
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John Abraham’s Parmanu is inspired by Pokhran II tests carried out by India in the 90s.
John Abraham’s Parmanu is inspired by Pokhran II tests carried out by India in the 90s.

Parmanu The Story of Pokhran movie review: The climax of John Abraham’s film keeps you hooked

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 09:26 AM IST
Thanks to a well drafted screenplay, Parmanu holds its ground towards the climax. Here’s our review of John Abraham’s film.
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Khajoor Pe Atke has some really good actors.
Khajoor Pe Atke has some really good actors.

Khajoor Pe Atke movie review: Manoj Pahwa, Vinay Pathak’s film lacks steam

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Khajoor Pe Atke is lost in translation despite some good performances. Here’s the movie review of Manoj Pahwa and Vinay Pathak’s new film.
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Sanjai Mishra is equally busy in commercial and art-house films.
Sanjai Mishra is equally busy in commercial and art-house films.

Sanjai Mishra reveals why he went to Rishikesh and started working at a dhaba

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 07:38 PM IST
Bollywood actor Sanjai Mishra, who will next be seen in Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain, talks about his experiences in the film industry in a freewheeling chat.
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Jaideep Ahlawat plays Alia Bhatt’s trainer in Raazi. (Photo: Pravin Talan)
Jaideep Ahlawat plays Alia Bhatt’s trainer in Raazi. (Photo: Pravin Talan)

He thinks fast and speaks less, reveals Jaideep Ahlawat about his Raazi character

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 02:01 PM IST
Jaideep Ahlawat came to limelight after playing Shahid Khan in Gangs Of Wasseypur. He will soon be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi.
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Raazi has a terrific lead in Alia Bhatt.
Raazi has a terrific lead in Alia Bhatt.

Raazi movie review: Alia Bhatt’s vulnerable Indian spy is spotless and superlative

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 11:23 AM IST
Director Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi is all about Alia Bhatt’s terrific performance. Here’s our movie review of the film based on a book titled Calling Sehmat.
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Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have reunited after a gap of 27 years in 102 Not Out.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have reunited after a gap of 27 years in 102 Not Out.

102 Not Out movie review: You will root for Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and their high spirits

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 12:05 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor ensure that you root for them despite a few hiccups in the script. Here’s our movie review.
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Rajkummar Rao in a still from Omerta.
Rajkummar Rao in a still from Omerta.

It doesn’t come naturally, says Rajkummar Rao on nudity in Omerta

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 07:53 PM IST
Rajkummar Rao is playing dreaded terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh in Hansal Mehta’s Omerta. In a freewheeling chat, they explained what it took them to portray such a person on-screen.
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Nanu Ki Janau is a horror-comedy.
Nanu Ki Janau is a horror-comedy.

Nanu Ki Jaanu movie review: Abhay Deol’s film is a bizarre ghost story

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:05 PM IST
Nanu Ki Janu movie review: A couple of funny scenes are scattered here and there, but it’s mostly the out of sync acting of Abhay Deol and Patralekhaa that makes the audience giggle.
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Ishaan Khatter impresses with his performance in Beyond The Clouds.
Ishaan Khatter impresses with his performance in Beyond The Clouds.

Beyond The Clouds movie review: Not Majid Majidi’s best, Ishaan Khatter shines

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 01:13 PM IST
Beyond The Clouds movie review: Despite excellent symbols and good performances in patches, Beyond The Clouds remains something we have seen before.
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This all started with Rajpal Yadav’s directorial debut Ata Pata Laapata.
This all started with Rajpal Yadav’s directorial debut Ata Pata Laapata.

Shouldn’t be punished twice for one crime, says Rajpal Yadav on fraud charges

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 06:48 PM IST
Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav is involved in an alleged case of Rs 5 crore fraud. Here, the actor explains the case.
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Nanu Ki Jaanu is directed by Faraz Haider.
Nanu Ki Jaanu is directed by Faraz Haider.

Patralekha wants Abhay Deol to buy a house in Delhi and that’s not a bad idea

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 08:29 AM IST
After Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Abhay Deol is returning to comic space with Nanu Ki Jaanu. Directed by Faraz Haider, the film also features Patralekha in the lead role.
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Pankaj Tripathi is one of the most versatile actors of his generation.
Pankaj Tripathi is one of the most versatile actors of his generation.

Won’t do senseless films, says Pankaj Tripathi after winning National Award

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 06:49 PM IST
Pankaj Tripathi has won the Special Mention for Newton at the 65th National Film Awards. Here’s what he has to say after the win.
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October movie review: Varun Dhawan is restrained and mature and is aptly supported by Banita Sandhu.
October movie review: Varun Dhawan is restrained and mature and is aptly supported by Banita Sandhu.

October movie review: Varun Dhawan powers Shoojit Sircar’s soulful film

By Rohit Vats | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 08:57 AM IST
October movie review: Calling Varun Dhawan’s film only a love story will be injustice to its resilient tone. It’s a battle, both inter-personal and intra-personal.
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