All stories by Raja Sen
A Mercedes masterstroke keeps Max Verstappen at bay -- for nowRediff.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 epicRediff.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 PrixRediff.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 cinemaRediff.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 cinemaRediff.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 BachchanRediff.com3 Oct 2017
An A-Z of Bachchanalia, the letters expanding into unforgettable bits of his filmography.
Review: Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a clever entertainerRediff.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 sagaRediff.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 thingRediff.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!Rediff.com27 Feb 2017
The 89th Annual Academy Awards will go down in history for this.
Oscars 2017: The 10 Most Memorable MomentsRediff.com27 Feb 2017
Raja Sen lists the highlights from the 89th annual Academy Awards.
Review: Jackie is a strange little biopicRediff.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 storyRediff.com24 Feb 2017
Lion roars because of a magical child, writes Raja Sen.
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 BhardwajRediff.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!Rediff.com23 Feb 2017
Raja Sen analyses the contenders for the Best Supporting Actress category at the Oscars.
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!Rediff.com21 Feb 2017
Raja Sen analyses the contenders for the Best Actress category at the Oscars.
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 idolsRediff.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 movieRediff.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 filmRediff.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 CageRediff.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 FilmsRediff.com13 Jan 2017
Guess which film tops this list!
Raja Sen's Top 10 Hindi FilmsRediff.com11 Jan 2017
And you won't guess which film tops Raja's list! And why.
7 Things We Learnt From The 2017 Golden GlobesRediff.com9 Jan 2017
Raja Sen list his favourite moments at the Golden Globes.
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 awayRediff.com2 Jan 2017
Check out Raja Sen's list.
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?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 filmRediff.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 JasoosRediff.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 yearRediff.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 EndingRediff.com14 Dec 2016
Ritesh Batra's The Sense Of An Ending trailer works, writes Raja Sen.
Review: Befikre is a maddening waste of timeRediff.com9 Dec 2016
Befikre is a colossally stupid film, says Raja Sen.
Review: Kahaani 2 is let down by predictabilityRediff.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 gemRediff.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 2Rediff.com18 Nov 2016
Despite some efficiency, Force 2 is never impressive, says Raja Sen.
Review: Rock On 2, unnecessary forgettable sequelRediff.com11 Nov 2016
Rock On 2 is mediocre, warns Raja Sen.
Review: Shivaay is an absolute catastropheRediff.com28 Oct 2016
'This Ajay Devgn video game gets more unwatchable with each minute -- and there are 173 of them,' rues Raja Sen.