Udita Jhunjhunwala

Udita Jhunjhunwala

articles by Udita Jhunjhunwala

Entertainment

RK/RKay movie review: An enjoyable meta comedy about a director's existential crisis

Rajat Kapoor's absurdist film within a film which follows a filmmaker and his fictional runaway hero is buoyed up by a spirited supporting cast.

Bollywood

Akshay Oberoi on Judaa Hoke Bhi: "Horror is the best way to grow an actor’s imagination"

Akshay Oberoi is excited about returning to the horror genre with Vikram Bhatt's Judaa Hoke Bhi.

Entertainment

Shoorveer: Manish Chaudhari and Armaan Ralhan on preparation for their characters, learning about armed forces & more

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Manish Chaudhari and Armaan Ralhan shared details of the making of this show, their characters and their inherent swag.

Bollywood

Rashtra Kavach Om Review: Aditya Roy Kapur starrer is another typical Bollywood actioner with no originality

The action in Rashtra Kavach Om is highly stylised with a reliance on wirework and high-speed shots and while Aditya Roy Kapur gets many moments to smoulder and look troubled, he only has a couple of scenes where he can bite into the material.

Entertainment

Jugjugg Jeeyo oscillates between farce and the pain of unravelling relationships

Raj Mehta's amazing direction and Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Neetu Kapoor's impressive performances make Jugjugg Jeeyo a fun watch.

Entertainment

In SonyLIV series Salt City, toxic masculinity turns family bonds corrosive

Salt City is a very sketchy presentation of its characters and their compulsions.

Entertainment

Netflix's She season 2 is marred by plodding narrative, weak performances

She season 2 had been more effective if body politics and woman’s sexual awakening presented fearlessly.

Entertainment

Feels Like Home review: Prit Kamani, Anshuman Malhotra, Mihir Ahuja and Vishnu Kaushal take a shot at adulting

Feels Like Home is a compact production that hinges on the chemistry of the housemates and easy repartee.

Entertainment

Stories on the Next Page review: Abhishek Bannerjee, Renuka Shahane reflect on closure in Disney+Hotstar anthology

Stories On Next Page adapts into bite-sized, intimate films that are connected not just by the overarching theme of closure but also of long-held secrets

Entertainment

Guilty Minds review: Shriya Pilgaonkar, Varun Mitra in a slow but compelling courtroom drama

Guilty Minds starts slow but hits its stride mid-way when the personalities of the lawyers themselves begin to take shape and as the cases, themselves become more compelling.

Entertainment

Anamika review: Sunny Leone, Vikram Bhatt's show is a scrapyard for tried and tested action-thrillers tropes

Sunny Leone does not have the agility or the acting range to carry off this series.

Entertainment

The Fame Game review: Madhuri Dixit is beguiling as a wounded star in this Netflix show

The Fame Game is most effective when it is confined to the family drama, and least as a crime investigation which is steeped in judgement.

Entertainment

Mithya review: Huma Qureshi, Avantika Dassani craft a suspenseful thriller

A compact cast and plot steered by Huma Qureshi, Avantika Dassani and Parmabrata Chatterjee keep the drama focussed

Entertainment

Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anchal Singh, Shweta Tripathi discuss what makes Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein a 'pulpy thriller'

TahirRajBhasin on Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein: "It starts off as soft romance, then drama and then psychological thriller. There is also a reference to the Bollywood pulp tropes from the 1990s, starting with the title."

Entertainment

Tadap movie review: Ahan Shetty directorial debut hinges on plot twist that's gateway to misogyny

The characters in Tadap have no shades, this makes it even less possible to empathise or sympathise with their predicament.

Entertainment

Antim: The Final Truth movie review – Poorly scripted, a dilute attempt to remake Marathi hit

Antim is a violent, testosterone-filled crime drama where men shoot first and don’t even think later.

Entertainment

Kartik Aaryan on turning 31 and completing 10 years in Bollywood: 'My birthday wish is to be the number one actor of this industry'

On his 31st birthday, Kartik Aaryan discusses hitting a decade in the industry, going out of his comfort zone in Dhamaka, and how his forthcoming projects will allow him to explore more shades as an actor.

Entertainment

'Brands still want to encash the Harshad Mehta character': Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi discusses Bollywood debut Bhavai, why he misses theatre, and struggling to escape the shadows of Scam 1992.

Entertainment

Sanak movie review: Vidyut Jammwal's latest is a hastily put together, Die Hard-inspired mess

Sanak over-emphasizes the action, leaving the story and the emotional core under-developed.