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
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has more than 3 million followers on Twitter.
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has more than 3 million followers on Twitter.

Rishi Kapoor, why are you so full of yourself?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2017 12:27 PM IST
On Thursday, Rishi Kapoor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch of a book on his late father, Raj Kapoor, in spite of an invitation from the publisher.
Fukrey Returns is not funny at all.
Fukrey Returns is not funny at all.

Fukrey Returns movie review: No gain, only pain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2017 12:28 PM IST
Blame it on the success of the original or the four-year-gap between the two films, Fukrey Returns isn’t even a patch on Fukrey. Here’s our movie review.
Shashi Kapoor died at 5:20 pm at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital on Monday.(HT Photo)
Shashi Kapoor died at 5:20 pm at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital on Monday.(HT Photo)

Shashi Kapoor: The suave middle class hero

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2017 08:44 PM IST
Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor -- a star of 1970s Indian cinema and a member of the Hindi film industry’s famous Kapoor family -- died on Monday aged 79 after a long illness, his family said.
Stay away from Tera Intezaar.
Stay away from Tera Intezaar.

Tera Intezaar movie review: The curious case of hanging mango and Sunny Leone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2017 02:06 PM IST
From performing planchette to listening conversations via paintings, Tera Intezaar can entertain you at many levels. Here’s our zero star movie review.
Salman Khan speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, on Thursday.(PTI)
Salman Khan speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, on Thursday.(PTI)

HTLS 2017: Everybody should respect Supreme Court’s verdict on Padmavati, says Salman Khan

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2017: Salman Khan was asked to react to the Padmavati controversy. He said it wasn’t right to jump to conclusions without watching the film.
Kapil Sharma is ready to hit the screens with Firangi.
Kapil Sharma is ready to hit the screens with Firangi.

As Firangi releases, can Kapil Sharma still be confident of his popularity?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2017 09:29 AM IST
His shows, Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show, achieved television rating points (TRPs) beyond imagination. There wasn’t any star in Bollywood who could say no to his show. He was the friend everyone needed, because you aren’t promoting it well if you’re not on Kapil’s show.
Kapil Sharma is very hopeful about Firangi.
Kapil Sharma is very hopeful about Firangi.

Firangi: I am workaholic and scared about marriage, says Kapil Sharma

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2017 08:08 PM IST
Firangi, which is shot in Ropar, Gajner and Bikaner, is pegged around a love story. Kapil Sharma talks about his film and future projects.
Julie 2 is a waste of time.
Julie 2 is a waste of time.

Julie 2 movie review: Raai Laxmi is clueless in Pahlaj Nihalani’s weirdly trippy film

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2017 09:02 PM IST
For some strange reason, every time they play Julie’s theme, it sounded like ‘Nayak nahi khalnayak hoon main.’
Ajji is directed by Devashish Makhija.
Ajji is directed by Devashish Makhija.

Ajji movie review: An unpretentious revenge saga served with proper dose of blood and gore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2017 01:23 PM IST
You’re reminded of the Korean revenge dramas that weave their charm through grotesque crimes and resilient characters. Let the purest emotion take over our minds.Here’s our movie review.
Tiger Zinda Hai appears the epitome of formula films.
Tiger Zinda Hai appears the epitome of formula films.

Dear Bollywood, it’s high time you fight the star syndrome and give us fresh stories

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2017 02:26 PM IST
At this juncture, a new formula seems to be emerging that’s not blatantly market driven, but isn’t experimental either. It’s a blend of typical Bollywood sensibilities and new way of packaging things.
In Ittefaq, it is Akshaye Khanna who binds the film together with his performance. Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra star as two suspects with two different versions of the night. Our movie review.
In Ittefaq, it is Akshaye Khanna who binds the film together with his performance. Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra star as two suspects with two different versions of the night. Our movie review.

Ittefaq movie review: Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha’s decent crime thriller

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2017 02:16 PM IST
Ittefaq keeps you on tenterhooks as its pace ensures that you do not get to think twice about what just happened. While Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra play the suspects, Akshaye Khanna is the wary investigator. Here’s our movie review.
Ittefaq is directed by debutant Abhay Chopra.
Ittefaq is directed by debutant Abhay Chopra.

Will a selective promotional drive for Ittefaq set a trend for other films in Bollywood?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2017 06:33 PM IST
Films such as Raees and Mubarakan made money, but the trade experts were not wrong in their conclusion that these films’ high promotional budget narrowed their profit margins.
Rahuul Aamath will soon be seen in Narayan.
Rahuul Aamath will soon be seen in Narayan.

Story of a struggling actor: What it takes to live the life of your dreams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2017 09:13 AM IST
Like many of us, a government job would have been his ticket to a better job. He wasn’t from a poor family, but his aspirations were limitless.
Mukti Mohan is third of the Mohan sisters.
Mukti Mohan is third of the Mohan sisters.

Mukti Mohan: Mere TRPs, bikini scenes or Rs 100 crore films were not my calling

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2017 01:29 PM IST
Mukti was born and brought up in Delhi and later studied at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth in Rajasthan. She says acting was an early calling in life.
Rukh is directed by Atanu Mukherjee.
Rukh is directed by Atanu Mukherjee.

Rukh movie review: Manoj Bajpayee’s film has a secret that’ll kill you from inside

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2017 01:14 PM IST
There is a murder and there are suspects, at least in the mind of the victim’s son, Dhruv (Adarsh Gourav). Here’s the movie review of Manoj Bajpayee-starrer Rukh.
Rukh is produced by Drishyam Films.
Rukh is produced by Drishyam Films.

Who killed the father? Manoj Bajpayee talks about Rukh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2017 03:45 PM IST
Manoj Bajpayee, one of the most acclaimed Hindi film actors, talks to us about the complicated theme of the film. He is playing father to an 18-year-old boy in Rukh.
The film rides on Aamir’s shoulders.
The film rides on Aamir’s shoulders.

Secret Superstar movie review: Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim’s film shines bright

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2017 09:13 PM IST
Zaira Wasim plays an abused girl who finds a mentor in musician Shakti Kumar (Aamir Khan). Director Advait Chandan’s film has high emotional quotient. Here’s our movie review.
Manu Punjabi was one of the finalists on Bigg Boss 10.
Manu Punjabi was one of the finalists on Bigg Boss 10.

Bigg Boss 11: Everything is in fast forward mode this season, says Manu Punjabi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2017 05:47 PM IST
In Bigg Boss 11, commoners and celebrities are trying to fight it out inside the house since the first episode on October 1, but they lack a clear cut strategy.
Sheetal Bhan is a Mumbai-based author.
Sheetal Bhan is a Mumbai-based author.

Kailash Kher’s wife Sheetal Bhan talks about her suicide attempt and battle with depression

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2017 07:16 PM IST
Sheetal Bhan talks about her battle with depression and how she came out of it. She says she wants to educate youngsters about the preventive measures.
Zubair Khan blames Salman Khan for his fate in the house.
Zubair Khan blames Salman Khan for his fate in the house.

Bigg Boss 11: Zubair Khan reveals how much he was paid per week for the show

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2017 07:44 PM IST
Before the show, it was publicised that Zubair Khan is related to Haseena Parkar, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s sister who died in 2014.
Sharad Kelkar was last seen in Baadshaho.
Sharad Kelkar was last seen in Baadshaho.

Sharad Kelkar, who dubbed for Prabhas in Hindi Baahubali, used to stammer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2017 09:38 AM IST
Sharad Kelkar hails from Madhya Pradesh and his journey in Bollywood wasn’t easy. He talks about Baahubali and his other works.
Barun Sobti charms his way to our hearts in Tu Hai Mera Sunday.
Barun Sobti charms his way to our hearts in Tu Hai Mera Sunday.

Tu Hai Mera Sunday movie review: Barun Sobti’s sweet, little film makes us think

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2017 01:21 PM IST
Barun Sobti is excellent as a sharp, polite guy. He hasn’t gone overboard in his dialogue delivery and appears full of potential. Here’s our movie review.
Tom Alter was born in Landour, two kilometres above Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand to an American family.
Tom Alter was born in Landour, two kilometres above Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand to an American family.

Tom Alter: The composite actor who looked directly into the eyes of his audience

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2017 06:05 PM IST
A gold medallist in acting from the Film and Television Institute of India to a consummate actor in films and on stage, Tom Alter had an indomitable spirit to ace the screen.
Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez in a still from Judwaa 2.
Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez in a still from Judwaa 2.

Judwaa 2 movie review: Doesn’t make much sense but Varun Dhawan is Salman Khan 2.0

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2017 06:03 PM IST
In Judwaa 2, Varun Dhawan plays the roles of Raja and Prem, like Salman Khan in Judwaa, but Taapsee and Jacqueline aren’t called Mala and Rupa like Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. Here’s our movie review.
Once villains were also the superstars in Bollywood.
Once villains were also the superstars in Bollywood.

Death of the villain: Where have the iconic Bollywood bad guys gone?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2017 12:42 PM IST
Starting from KN Singh and then moving on to actors like Pran, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri and Gulshan Grover, the trend of presenting a really powerful villain in Hindi films started to fade with Amitabh Bachchan who was interested in playing characters with a grey tinge.
Rajkummar Rao plays a polling officer in Newton.
Rajkummar Rao plays a polling officer in Newton.

Newton goes to Oscars: This was totally unexpected, says director Amit Masurkar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2017 06:25 PM IST
The film - featuring Rajkummar Rao in the lead - offers a humorous take on India’s electoral system and how people in remote areas don’t get the benefit of the government’s policies.
Shraddha Kapoor plays an underworld don in Haseena Parkar.
Shraddha Kapoor plays an underworld don in Haseena Parkar.

Haseena Parkar movie review: Shraddha Kapoor’s film is dull, tedious and jumbled

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2017 01:01 PM IST
Haseena Parkar movie review: Apoorva Lakhia designs his film for Shraddha Kapoor that is primarily a courtroom drama where two advocates are cross examining Haseena and some witnesses.
Rajkummar Rao plays the lead in Newton.
Rajkummar Rao plays the lead in Newton.

Newton movie review: A charming satire on the dance of democracy

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2017 03:13 PM IST
Newton movie review: It is one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years. It refrains from taking sides and offers a humorous take on state versus the Maoists bloody battle.
Paresh Rawal and Rishi Kapoor play neighbours in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi.
Paresh Rawal and Rishi Kapoor play neighbours in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi.

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi movie review: Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal’s film is distasteful

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2017 12:51 PM IST
Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi hangs between totally slapstick and situational comedy. Here’s our movie review of Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal’s film.
Farhan Akhtar plays a Moradabad guy in Lucknow Central.
Farhan Akhtar plays a Moradabad guy in Lucknow Central.

Lucknow Central movie review: Farhan Akhtar’s jail break film fails to utilise resources

Hindustan Times | By Rohit Vats
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2017 12:55 PM IST
Lucknow Central movie review: Like Prison Break, the Farhan Akhtar film never reaps the benefits of a promising start.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved