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A Mercedes masterstroke keeps Max Verstappen at bay -- for now

A Mercedes masterstroke keeps Max Verstappen at bay -- for now

Rediff.com10 Aug 2019

Mercedes's brilliant pitstop strategy spoiled the game for Max Verstappen in Hungarian Grand Prix, says Rediff's F1 columnist Raja Sen.

The German Grand Prix was a wet and wild epic

The German Grand Prix was a wet and wild epic

Rediff.com31 Jul 2019

'The phenomenal Max Verstappen was both sloppy and superb in Germany, getting caught out during the first two starts, and even spinning his car around to give the crowd something to gasp at with a Batmobile-esque 360 degree turn. 'After Hamilton crashed and Verstappen sniffed victory, though, he pounced hard, put his foot down, and took a deserved race win,' says Rediff's F1 columnist Raja Sen.

James Bond would approve of the British Grand Prix

James Bond would approve of the British Grand Prix

Rediff.com16 Jul 2019

In an afternoon of heroes, Sebastian Vettel played the Bond villain at Silverstone, notes Raja Sen, who returns to Rediff.com as F1 columnist!

Why The Godfather is the Bible of cinema

Why The Godfather is the Bible of cinema

Rediff.com26 Mar 2018

In March 1972, The Godfather was first screened in a New York theatre. The movies were never the same again. Forty six years later, longtime Rediff film critic Raja Sen talks about why that film means that much, and how it led him to a unique tribute.

Shashi Kapoor, the Rahul Dravid of Indian cinema

Shashi Kapoor, the Rahul Dravid of Indian cinema

Rediff.com4 Dec 2017

'Dashing, charismatic and impossibly good looking, a to-the-manor-born superstar who walked the tightrope between mainstream potboilers and arty parallel cinema with amazing grace.'

The A to Z of Amitabh Bachchan

The A to Z of Amitabh Bachchan

Rediff.com3 Oct 2017

An A-Z of Bachchanalia, the letters expanding into unforgettable bits of his filmography.

Review: Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a clever entertainer

Review: Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a clever entertainer

Rediff.com10 Mar 2017

What makes Badrinath Ki Dulhania work, really, is the intent and the two principal actors, observes Raja Sen.

Review: Logan is a powerful finish to the Wolverine saga

Review: Logan is a powerful finish to the Wolverine saga

Rediff.com3 Mar 2017

Logan is a relentless and thrilling film, a film that takes things farther than you may imagine, writes Raja Sen.

Oscars 2017: Much ado about a thing

Oscars 2017: Much ado about a thing

Rediff.com28 Feb 2017

The best film won. Until it didn't. Or, depending on where you stand, vice versa.

Oscar 2017: The 10 BIGGEST mistakes!

Oscar 2017: The 10 BIGGEST mistakes!

Rediff.com27 Feb 2017

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will go down in history for this.

Oscars 2017: The 10 Most Memorable Moments

Oscars 2017: The 10 Most Memorable Moments

Rediff.com27 Feb 2017

Raja Sen lists the highlights from the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Review: Jackie is a strange little biopic

Review: Jackie is a strange little biopic

Rediff.com24 Feb 2017

Natalie Portman is marvelous, without doubt, but the film isn't keen on letting her breathe, feels Raja Sen.

Review: Lion tells a simple but moving story

Review: Lion tells a simple but moving story

Rediff.com24 Feb 2017

Lion roars because of a magical child, writes Raja Sen.

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Supporting Actor!

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Supporting Actor!

Rediff.com24 Feb 2017

Raja Sen analyses the contenders for the Best Supporting Actor category at the Oscars.

Review: Rangoon, an explosion by Vishal Bhardwaj

Review: Rangoon, an explosion by Vishal Bhardwaj

Rediff.com23 Feb 2017

Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director's most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings,' notes Raja Sen.

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Supporting Actress!

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Supporting Actress!

Rediff.com23 Feb 2017

Raja Sen analyses the contenders for the Best Supporting Actress category at the Oscars.

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Actor!

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Actor!

Rediff.com22 Feb 2017

Who do you think will win? Let us know!

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Actress!

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Actress!

Rediff.com21 Feb 2017

Raja Sen analyses the contenders for the Best Actress category at the Oscars.

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Director!

Oscars 2017: PREDICT the Best Director!

Rediff.com20 Feb 2017

Raja Sen analyses the contenders for the Best Director category at the Oscars.

Review: Hidden Figures gives us new female idols

Review: Hidden Figures gives us new female idols

Rediff.com17 Feb 2017

Hidden Figures tells us a genuinely inspirational story in obvious fashion, and is buoyed by the performances all around, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Why The Lego Batman Movie is the best Batman movie

Review: Why The Lego Batman Movie is the best Batman movie

Rediff.com17 Feb 2017

It's been a while since we've had a Batman film we can love.

Review: Moonlight is more a poem than a film

Review: Moonlight is more a poem than a film

Rediff.com17 Feb 2017

It is a wish and a dream, telling us that nothing in life -- and indeed, no life -- is beyond bliss, and that all it takes is a bit of jukebox serendipity and, most important of all, the right shoulder to live on and nest in.

Review: Deepika kicks ass in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

Review: Deepika kicks ass in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

Rediff.com13 Jan 2017

If you are a Deepika Padukone loyalist, watch xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage for her, advises Raja Sen.

Raja Sen's Top 10 WORST Hindi Films

Raja Sen's Top 10 WORST Hindi Films

Rediff.com13 Jan 2017

Guess which film tops this list!

Raja Sen's Top 10 Hindi Films

Raja Sen's Top 10 Hindi Films

Rediff.com11 Jan 2017

And you won't guess which film tops Raja's list! And why.

7 Things We Learnt From The 2017 Golden Globes

7 Things We Learnt From The 2017 Golden Globes

Rediff.com9 Jan 2017

Raja Sen list his favourite moments at the Golden Globes.

Rocky showed up at The Golden Globes -- and she won!

Rocky showed up at The Golden Globes -- and she won!

Rediff.com9 Jan 2017

Rocky showed up at The Golden Globes -- and she won! Raja Sen sums up the 74th Golden Globes perfectly.

10 performances that took your breath away

10 performances that took your breath away

Rediff.com2 Jan 2017

Check out Raja Sen's list.

10 performances 2016 should be proud of!

10 performances 2016 should be proud of!

Rediff.com30 Dec 2016

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is Raja Sen's class of 2016.

Was anybody sexier than George Michael?

Was anybody sexier than George Michael?

Rediff.com27 Dec 2016

The man who made us realise the kitchen table wasn't an exotic enough location has left us. He was too hot for Earth anyway, mourns Raja Sen.

Review: Dangal is India's best sports film

Review: Dangal is India's best sports film

Rediff.com22 Dec 2016

If sporting films were pitted against one another, Dangal would be champion, says Raja Sen.

Trailer review: Ranbir enters a deliciously madcap world with Jagga Jasoos

Trailer review: Ranbir enters a deliciously madcap world with Jagga Jasoos

Rediff.com20 Dec 2016

For the sake of children's cinema in India, Raja Sen genuinely hope this film is a solid step forward.

Review: La La Land IS the film of the year

Review: La La Land IS the film of the year

Rediff.com16 Dec 2016

Raja Sen confesses to not being able to stop raving about the spectacular La La Land.

Trailer Review: Ritesh Batra steps it up with The Sense Of An Ending

Trailer Review: Ritesh Batra steps it up with The Sense Of An Ending

Rediff.com14 Dec 2016

Ritesh Batra's The Sense Of An Ending trailer works, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Befikre is a maddening waste of time

Review: Befikre is a maddening waste of time

Rediff.com9 Dec 2016

Befikre is a colossally stupid film, says Raja Sen.

Review: Kahaani 2 is let down by predictability

Review: Kahaani 2 is let down by predictability

Rediff.com2 Dec 2016

The actors are good and Sujoy Ghosh is tremendous at creating a textured Bengal setting, but this is a thriller which could have used more twists and smarts, says Raja Sen.

Review: Dear Zindagi is a wonderful, self-assured gem

Review: Dear Zindagi is a wonderful, self-assured gem

Rediff.com25 Nov 2016

Alia Bhatt continues to impress while Shah Rukh Khan takes it easy in this lovely, thoughtful little film, applauds Raja Sen.

Review: Don't be forced to watch Force 2

Review: Don't be forced to watch Force 2

Rediff.com18 Nov 2016

Despite some efficiency, Force 2 is never impressive, says Raja Sen.

Review: Rock On 2, unnecessary forgettable sequel

Review: Rock On 2, unnecessary forgettable sequel

Rediff.com11 Nov 2016

Rock On 2 is mediocre, warns Raja Sen.

Review: Shivaay is an absolute catastrophe

Review: Shivaay is an absolute catastrophe

Rediff.com28 Oct 2016

'This Ajay Devgn video game gets more unwatchable with each minute -- and there are 173 of them,' rues Raja Sen.

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