About Raja Sen

Critic. Columnist. Screenwriter.
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Badlapur – Review

Let the right one sin. Right, of course, depends entirely on where we’re standing. Is this character in the right, or is he merely stage-right? Or should we be standing here instead, where we can see...
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The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra – Review

One of my favourite parts in The Lunchbox is when a character buys himself a painting. No, sorry, scratch that; it is when a character narrates how and why he bought a painting. It is a street-side p...
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Chennai Express – Review

Kings, they are a-changin. Six years ago, Deepika Padukone made a celebrated debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in a rollicking entertainer that marvellously spoofed his stardom. At the time, her acting i...
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Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel – Review

You’ll believe a man can sigh. That’s what the godlike alien in Man Of Steel frequently does as he looks around, before he glowers and scowls and, perhaps most importantly, poses. There is very littl...
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Rituparno Ghosh, tender as the night

I met Rituparno Ghosh earlier this very month when he invited me on the sets of his new film, Satyanweshi, in Calcutta. Ghosh and I shared some common friends and had tweeted cordially to each other ...
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Nargis Fakhri: The World Is Not Enough

I couldn’t resist taking an umbrella along. I mean, how often do you get to have a drink with a Nargis, anyway? It’s a name we don’t run into much, despite our legendary screen goddess. The girl sitt...
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The Best Hindi Films of 2012

It isn’t often that I get to make a top ten list of good films. Most years, there are four or five good Hindi films. Sometimes I add a few more on, with a caveat. 2012, on the other hand, has offered...
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The Worst Hindi Films of 2012

. There are two ways to make a Worst Of The Year list. One is to look at the embarrassing B-grade films, the predictably weak and awful movies that can fight for places in these lists even before the...