Soumya Srivastava

Soumya Srivastava is a senior web producer at Hindustan Times. She writes about movies and TV because what else is there to life anyway.

Articles by Soumya Srivastava

Decoupled: There can always be well-written insufferable people, Arya isn't it

  • Decoupled: Manu Joseph and Hardik Mehta's new Netflix show has got the internet divided about the acceptability of insufferable know-it-alls.
R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla in Decoupled.
R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla in Decoupled.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 09:10 PM IST
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Aarya 2: Sushmita Sen finally breaks bad, but takes 7 episodes to get there

Aarya season 2: Sushmita Sen returns as Aarya Sareen in the second season of Disney+ Hotstar's crime drama. 
Aarya Season 2: Sushmita Sen returns as Aarya Sareen in the latest season of the Disney+ Hotstar show.
Aarya Season 2: Sushmita Sen returns as Aarya Sareen in the latest season of the Disney+ Hotstar show.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 05:54 PM IST
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Red Notice movie review: Dwayne, Ryan, Gal have made Race 4 with $200 million

  • Red Notice movie review: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot's star power is not enough to lift this action comedy from the abyss of mediocrity. 
Red Notice movie review: Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot. 
Red Notice movie review: Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot. 
Updated on Nov 12, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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Eternals movie review: Hey, at least it’s not as bad as Black Widow!

  • Eternals movie review: Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden are unimpressive in Chloe Zhao's Marvel debut.
Eternals movie review: Angelina Jolie plays Thena.
Eternals movie review: Angelina Jolie plays Thena.
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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Dune movie review: Thrill of a theme park and also the emotional depth of one

  • Dune movie review: Denis Villeneuve's third sci-fi film is also is only disappointing one yet. With a star-studded cast, he is unable to make you care about any of them.
Dune movie review: Timothee Chalamet plays Paul Atreides.
Dune movie review: Timothee Chalamet plays Paul Atreides.
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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Sardar Udham movie review: Vicky Kaushal delivers performance of a lifetime

  • Sardar Udham movie review: Shoojit Sircar proves that slice of life is not the only thing he is great at. Vicky Kaushal is spectacular.
Sardar Udham movie review: Vicky Kaushal in a still from the movie.
Sardar Udham movie review: Vicky Kaushal in a still from the movie.
Published on Oct 16, 2021 12:55 AM IST
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Little Things 4 review: Bid goodbye to the best show on urban relationships

  • Little Things season 4 review: Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal's tiny show with big ideas is ending.
Little Things 4 review: Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar in a still from the show.
Little Things 4 review: Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar in a still from the show.
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 03:38 PM IST
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Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu and her film know better than this

  • Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu needs to reconsider the kind of movies she is giving her nod to.
Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu in a still from the movie.
Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu in a still from the movie.
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 11:16 AM IST
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A Quiet Place 2 review: Make some noise for this unmissable sequel

A Quiet Place Part II movie review: John Krasinksi joins the exclusive club of filmmakers who've made worthy sequels to their hit movies.
A Quiet Place 2 review: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe in a still from the movie,
A Quiet Place 2 review: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe in a still from the movie,
Updated on Oct 09, 2021 04:09 PM IST
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Cinderella movie review: Far from magical, a bibbidy-bobbidy-bore

  • Cinderella movie review: Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter star in an uninspired, predictable and so boring version of the world's most famous fairy tale.
Cinderella movie review: Camila Cabello makes her acting debut as Ella.
Cinderella movie review: Camila Cabello makes her acting debut as Ella.
Published on Sep 02, 2021 11:54 PM IST
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Cinderella dir on flash mob flak: Don't know if I'd compare it to Imagine video

Cinderella director Kay Cannon has watched the flash mob video that the internet is having a great time hating on. She, however, found it funny.
James Corden and the rest of the Cinderella cast took to the streets to promote the movie. However, it did remind some people of Gal Gadot's Imagine video.
James Corden and the rest of the Cinderella cast took to the streets to promote the movie. However, it did remind some people of Gal Gadot's Imagine video.
Published on Sep 02, 2021 07:12 AM IST
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Kaali Peeli Tales review: Amazon series is more ambient than it is ambitious

Kaali Peeli Tales review: This Amazon series will ask you to sit through a lot of mediocre stuff before you are allowed near the good bits.
Kaali Peeli Tales review: Gauahar Khan plays a woman married to a closeted man.
Kaali Peeli Tales review: Gauahar Khan plays a woman married to a closeted man.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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Sayani Gupta fears getting cheated on in marriage: ‘I won’t be able to forgive'

  • Sayani Gupta has spoken about why she doesn't want to get married and her new anthology series, Kaali Peeli Tales.
Sayani Gupta stars in Kaali Peeli Tales.
Sayani Gupta stars in Kaali Peeli Tales.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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Bhuj review: Radhe's got competition for worst movie of the year crown

Bhuj movie review: Abhishek Dudhaiya's big screen debut could have been delayed further, if not completely abandoned. Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha star in perhaps the worst film of the year so far.
Bhuj movie review: Ajay Devgn plays squadron leader Vijay Kumar Karnik.
Bhuj movie review: Ajay Devgn plays squadron leader Vijay Kumar Karnik.
Updated on Aug 14, 2021 01:34 AM IST
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Modern Love 2 review: Amazon series returns with fewer bad eggs, more sugar

Modern Love season 2 review: Kit Harington, Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver and Tobias Menzies bring new stories of love in a variety of forms.
Lucy Boynton and Kit Harington in Modern Love 2.
Lucy Boynton and Kit Harington in Modern Love 2.
Published on Aug 13, 2021 08:28 AM IST
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Mimi review: Kriti Sanon's film is nothing unexpected; wastes Pankaj Tripathi

  • Mimi movie review: Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi star in Laxman Utekar's movie about a surrogate in small town Rajasthan.
Mimi movie review: Kriti Sanon plays a surrogate mother in Laxman Utekar's film.
Mimi movie review: Kriti Sanon plays a surrogate mother in Laxman Utekar's film.
Published on Jul 27, 2021 12:19 PM IST
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Toofaan review: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's filmy film desperately needs a soul

  • Toofaan movie review: Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's tale of an underdog boxer is marred by dramatics, Bollywood cliches and a disappointing lack of style and soul.
Toofaan movie review: Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal in a still from the movie.
Toofaan movie review: Farhan Akhtar and Paresh Rawal in a still from the movie.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 12:33 AM IST
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State of Siege Temple Attack review: Akshaye’s thriller is stuck in the past

  • State of Siege Temple Attack movie review: Director Ken Ghosh fictionalises a deadly terrorist attack for his movie, starring Akshaye Khanna.
State of Siege Temple Attack movie review: Akshaye Khanna plays a soldier in the movie.
State of Siege Temple Attack movie review: Akshaye Khanna plays a soldier in the movie.
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 10:51 PM IST
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Friends The Reunion review: A nostalgia trip meant only for die hard fans

  • Friends The Reunion review: The long-awaited get-together is here and it is like sitting down for a chat with old pals. Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry revisit gentle memories.
Friends The Reunion review: Matt LeBlanc with Courteney Cox in a scene from the episode.
Friends The Reunion review: Matt LeBlanc with Courteney Cox in a scene from the episode.
Updated on May 27, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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Radhe review: Salman Khan's film will make you cringe, test your patience

  • Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai movie review: Salman Khan and Prabhudeva have teamed up for yet another cringeworthy watch.
Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai movie review: Salman Khan plays an affable encounter specialist.
Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai movie review: Salman Khan plays an affable encounter specialist.
Updated on May 14, 2021 09:16 AM IST
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The Big Bull review: Abhishek's daunting film makes messiah out of a criminal

The Big Bull movie review: Director Kookie Gulati makes a very weird decision to turn Abhishek Bachchan's money-looting, maniacally laughing stock broker Hemant Shah into a messiah of the masses.
The Big Bull movie review: Abhishek Bachchan plays stock broker Hemant Shah.
The Big Bull movie review: Abhishek Bachchan plays stock broker Hemant Shah.
Published on Apr 08, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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Sanya Malhotra on reading Kangana's praise for Pagglait: 'My hands were shaking'

Actor Sanya Malhotra recently earned a rare praise from Kangana Ranaut for her work in Pagglait. She tells Hindustan Times what it was like for her to have her idol's approval.
Sanya Malhotra has been raking in praise from all quarters for her performance in Pagglait.
Sanya Malhotra has been raking in praise from all quarters for her performance in Pagglait.
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 02:16 PM IST
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Pagglait review: Sanya is anything but crazy in a tale of family, death, life

Pagglait movie review: Sanya Malhotra delivered all notes with perfection in her performance as a young woman who has lost her husband.
Pagglait review: Sanya Malhotra is joined by a stellar cast in Pagglait.
Pagglait review: Sanya Malhotra is joined by a stellar cast in Pagglait.
Published on Mar 26, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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Coming 2 America review: Eddie Murphy gets more woke and more boring in sequel

  • Coming 2 America movie review: Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite for the dull and boring sequel to their cult hit.
Coming 2 America movie review: Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in the movie,
Coming 2 America movie review: Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in the movie,
Published on Mar 05, 2021 11:54 AM IST
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Tribhanga review: Noble intentions come to naught in Kajol, Renuka Shahane film

Tribhanga movie review: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar play mothers and daughters in a film about the impossibility of being the perfect parent.
Tribhanga movie review: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar play mothers and daughters in the film,
Tribhanga movie review: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar play mothers and daughters in the film,
Updated on Jan 15, 2021 02:48 PM IST
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'Whether it was my parents breaking up..': Kajol on how mom explained all to her

Kajol talks about her upcoming film Tribhanga, playing with some colourful language and the relationship she shares with her mother, Tanuja.
Kajol is the daughter of veteran actor Tanuja.
Kajol is the daughter of veteran actor Tanuja.
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 08:37 AM IST
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Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi tries his best to infuse life into a film killed by cliches

Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi is brilliant as ever but still could not save this Satish Kaushik film that is riddled with cliches and still years behind in a genre that has seen far better examples.
Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi plays a victim of bureaucratic corruption.
Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi plays a victim of bureaucratic corruption.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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Pankaj Tripathi on Kaagaz: ‘No one would have thought that a plain-looking guy like me could be lead actor of any film’

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who arrived in Mumbai in 2004 to pursue his passion as an actor, says he would never have expected back then to be a lead actor in any film. He will soon be seen as the lead in Kaagaz.
Pankaj Tripathi will play the lead in Kaagaz.
Pankaj Tripathi will play the lead in Kaagaz.
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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Satish Kaushik on playing the foul-mouthed Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: ‘Shabana Azmi called me, said I was superb’

Satish Kaushik wants to reinvent himself not just as an actor but also as a director. The actor was recently seen in Scam 1992 as a potty-mouthed stockbroker and is now looking forward to his directorial, Kaagaz.
Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: Gal Gadot’s goddess-like charm barely saves a wonderless sequel

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: Patty Jenkins’ follow-up to her inspired, wondrous 2017 film is a bit too dull, even with the charming star cast of Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kirsten Wiig and Pedro Pascal.
Wonder Woman 1984 movie review:The sequel lacks the soul of the wondrous first film.
Wonder Woman 1984 movie review:The sequel lacks the soul of the wondrous first film.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 11:06 AM IST
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