Raja Sen

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'I never like watching my films'

'I never like watching my films'

Rediff.com15 Nov 2020

'I don't look forward to seeing my films because this only sort of gives me a deep sense of dissatisfaction that I could have done better, and I lose my self-confidence.'

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.

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