Soumya Srivastava

Soumya Srivastava is Entertainment Editor at Hindustan Times. She writes about movies and TV because what else is there to life anyway.

Articles by Soumya Srivastava

Mili movie review: Janhvi Kapoor's survival thriller has a warm heart

Mili movie review: Janhvi Kapoor plays the perfect girl from Dehradun who gets locked in a freezer overnight even as his family looks for her.

Mili movie review: Janhvi Kapoor plays the lead in the movie.
Mili movie review: Janhvi Kapoor plays the lead in the movie.
Updated on Nov 04, 2022 05:58 PM IST

The White Lotus 2 review: Sex-fuelled drama skewers the rich once again

The White Lotus 2 review: Mike White adds adultery to the mix as more rich people arrive for a new season of chaos and murder.

The White Lotus season 2 review: A still from the show.
The White Lotus season 2 review: A still from the show.
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 10:36 PM IST

Four More Shots Please season 3 review: Less cringe, more mature, still bad

Four More Shots Please season 3 review: Maanvi Gagroo, Bani, Kriti Kulhari and Sayani Gupta-starrer begins so well but jumps the shark at episode 8.

Four More Shots Please: Maanvi Gagroo, Bani, Kriti Kulhari and Sayani Gupta in a still from the show.
Four More Shots Please: Maanvi Gagroo, Bani, Kriti Kulhari and Sayani Gupta in a still from the show.
Published on Oct 21, 2022 04:57 PM IST

Maja Ma review: The most Ayushmann Khurrana movie without an Ayushmann Khurrana

Maja Ma movie review: Madhuri Dixit stars as lead in Prime Video's latest social comedy about a woman in closet.

Maja Ma review: Madhuri Dixit plays a woman in the closet in her latest movie.
Maja Ma review: Madhuri Dixit plays a woman in the closet in her latest movie.
Published on Oct 06, 2022 02:05 PM IST

Blonde review: A nightmarish, unsettling reimagining of Marilyn Monroe's life

Blonde review: There is very little truth and still so much reality in Andrew Dominik's not-really-a-biopic on Marilyn Monroe.

Blonde movie review: Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in her ‘fictional' biopic.
Blonde movie review: Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in her ‘fictional' biopic.
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 10:35 PM IST

Where The Crawdads Sing movie review: Dreamy, gorgeous and still so dull

Where The Crawdads Sing movie review: Abject poverty, child abuse, and murder plots have no reason to look this pretty.

Where The Crawdads Sing movie review: Daisy Edgar-Jones in the movie.
Where The Crawdads Sing movie review: Daisy Edgar-Jones in the movie.
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 10:07 PM IST

House of the Dragon episode 3 review: Matt Smith shines as an action star

House of the Dragon season 1 episode 3 review: Matt Smith emerges as the shining star of the episode in just the final few minutes.

House of the Dragon episode 3 review: Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.
House of the Dragon episode 3 review: Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Published on Sep 05, 2022 12:27 PM IST

Beast movie review: Idris Elba fights a lion and common sense in survival drama

Beast movie review: Idris Elba stars in the latest paint-by-numbers survival thriller from Universal Pictures.

Beast movie review: Idris Elba in a still from the movie.
Beast movie review: Idris Elba in a still from the movie.
Updated on Sep 02, 2022 04:15 PM IST

House of the Dragon episode 2 review: After a violent pilot, show catches breath

House of the Dragon episode 2 review: In a slow-paced second episode, the Game of Thrones prequel takes a necessary breather.

House of the Dragon episode 2 review: Milly Alcock in a still from the show.
House of the Dragon episode 2 review: Milly Alcock in a still from the show.
Published on Aug 29, 2022 07:06 AM IST

House of the Dragon ep 1 review: GOT prequel adopts its worst qualities

House of the Dragon episode 1 review: HBO's prequel to Game of Thrones left a bad first impression with too much violence and gore.

House of the Dragon episode 1 review: Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen.
House of the Dragon episode 1 review: Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen.
Published on Aug 22, 2022 07:46 AM IST

Masaba Masaba season 2 review: Masaba Gupta proves herself the Neena Ji of now

Masaba Masaba season 2 review: It's Masaba Gupta's turn to shine in Netflix's frothiest desi show.  

Masaba Masaba season 2 review: Masaba Gupta in a still from the show.
Masaba Masaba season 2 review: Masaba Gupta in a still from the show.
Published on Jul 30, 2022 07:00 PM IST

Stranger Things season 4 finale: An almost-perfect, coolest season ending

Stranger Things returned on Netflix on Friday with the final two episodes of season 4. Apart from crashing the app for a short while, it also reminded us how good a great teenage-adventure show can feel if made right.

Stanger Things season 4 ended with a two special episodes.
Stanger Things season 4 ended with a two special episodes.
Published on Jul 03, 2022 06:31 AM IST

Janhit Mein Jaari review: One of the most hilarious movies of the year, ruined

Janhit Mein Jaari review: Nushrratt Bharuccha's latest movie kicks off with such promise and delight, it's a shame to witness it dig itself into a hole by the second half. 

Janhit Mein Jaari movie review: Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a condom-seller in the movie.
Janhit Mein Jaari movie review: Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a condom-seller in the movie.
Published on Jun 10, 2022 05:17 PM IST

Samrat Prithviraj review: No one seems human in this misguided ‘feminist’ epic

Samrat Prithviraj movie review: Akshay Kumar plays a brave, righteous, benevolent and feminist king in one of his most lacklustre and inorganic roles ever.

Samrat Prithviraj movie review: Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar play King Prithviraj Chauhan and his queen Sanyogita.
Samrat Prithviraj movie review: Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar play King Prithviraj Chauhan and his queen Sanyogita.
Published on Jun 03, 2022 04:59 PM IST

Stranger Things 4 review: Netflix's OG blockbuster gets its scariest season yet

Stranger Things season 4 Vol 1 review: Duffer Brothers prepare to say goodbye and go out with a scary, spooky bang in this first part of the final season of Netflix's first big hit.

Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 review: Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp in a still from the show.
Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 review: Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp in a still from the show.
Published on May 28, 2022 06:32 AM IST

Modern Love Mumbai review: Dhruv Sehgal, Hansal's stories are worth everything

Modern Love Mumbai review: Amazon Prime Video has given India an anthology populated with more hits than misses.

Modern Love Mumbai: Masaba Gupta and Ritwik Bhowmick in I Love Thane.
Modern Love Mumbai: Masaba Gupta and Ritwik Bhowmick in I Love Thane.
Published on May 13, 2022 02:52 PM IST

Thar movie review: Anil Kapoor outshines protagonist son in half-baked Western

Thar movie review: Anil Kapoor outshines son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor in the film, which begins as a Western set in Rajasthan but soon descends into torture porn genre.

Anil Kapoor and Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor in a still from Thar.
Anil Kapoor and Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor in a still from Thar.
Published on May 06, 2022 05:36 PM IST

Mai: Give Sakshi Tanwar all the web series, she deserves it more than any ‘star’

Sakshi Tanwar plays a mother out for truth and vengeance in Netflix's latest web series. Her pitch-perfect performance establishes her as one of the better actors in the Hindi TV-movie world.

Sakshi Tanwar in Netflix's Mai.
Sakshi Tanwar in Netflix's Mai.
Published on Apr 19, 2022 06:47 AM IST

Death on the Nile review: Predictable affair too dull for post-Knives Out world

Death on the Nile movie review: Kenneth Branagh's latest Agatha Christie whodunit stars Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey and others.

Death on the Nile movie review: Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Kenneth Branagh in the film.
Death on the Nile movie review: Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Kenneth Branagh in the film.
Published on Feb 11, 2022 06:40 PM IST

Rocket Boys review: SonyLiv finally delivers a great successor to Scam 1992

Rocket Boys review: Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh headline SonyLiv’s brilliant and beautiful new series on the lives of pioneering Indian scientists Dr Homi J Bhabha and Dr Vikram Sarabhai.

Rocket Boys review: Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh in the series.
Rocket Boys review: Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh in the series.
Published on Feb 04, 2022 07:00 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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