Sukanya Verma

Sukanya Verma is the Principal Movie Reviewer for Rediff.com. One of the most perceptive observers of Hindi cinema, Sukanya has a dazzling portfolio of features that have engaged Rediff.com readers for 20 years. You can e-mail the author at sukanya.verma@gmail.com

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PIX: Katrina, Kangana's sheer magic!

PIX: Katrina, Kangana's sheer magic!

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Bollywood's love for sheer saris.

Saif Ali Khan loves to party! And HERE'S PROOF!

Saif Ali Khan loves to party! And HERE'S PROOF!

Rediff.com2 days ago

Sukanya Verma offers an onscreen recap of this onscreen wild child.

Lessons from Bollywood: How to take pangas!

Lessons from Bollywood: How to take pangas!

Rediff.com6 days ago

Sukanya Verma gives 10 ways our stars engaged in them.

Meet Bollywood's HOTTEST Dancers!

Meet Bollywood's HOTTEST Dancers!

Rediff.com14 Jan 2020

All those sizzling and sensational moves inspired Sukanya Verma to draw a list of 10 of Bollywood's hottest dancers right now.

Who rocked the nauvari look? VOTE!

Who rocked the nauvari look? VOTE!

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

Kajol looks at complete ease in the colourful nauvaris, which she also wore during her wedding to Ajay Devgn in 1999. Sukanya Verma looks at other Bollywood beauties, who have rocked the nauvari look.

Hrithik Roshan's 10 WOW scenes!

Hrithik Roshan's 10 WOW scenes!

Rediff.com11 Jan 2020

On his 46th birthday on January 10, Sukanya Verma lists 10 impressive Hrithik scenes.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior review

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior review

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

'Tanhaji has so much fun recreating a bygone legend and fictionalising history, authenticity and spellings, it gets infectious,' feels Sukanya Verma.

Chhapaak review

Chhapaak review

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

'Though it's a story of inspiration, Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak is not the kind of film you walk out feeling entertained or ecstatic about,' says Sukanya Verma.

10 Reasons Why We LOVE Farah Khan

10 Reasons Why We LOVE Farah Khan

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

On her 55th birthday today, Sukanya Verma celebrates one of Bollywood's most cheerful celebrities and her 10 amazing talents.

The HIGHLIGHTS of Golden Globes 2020

The HIGHLIGHTS of Golden Globes 2020

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

Sukanya Verma looks at what stood out in a mostly humdrum affair.

Winter Fashion with Kangana, Ranveer

Winter Fashion with Kangana, Ranveer

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

While most of us would rather stay indoors reading a book or sip hot cocoa, Bollywood's adventurous inhabitants take off to the wintriest of destinations bundled up in their glamorous woollens beating frost with fashion. Sukanya Verma makes note of their coolest winter looks.

Bhangra Paa Le review

Bhangra Paa Le review

Rediff.com3 Jan 2020

Bhangra Paa Le has a fairly ambitious if unoriginal premise let down by staid vision, spiritless writing, middling choreography and music, feels Sukanya Verma.

LOOKING BACK: A Decade in Bollywood

LOOKING BACK: A Decade in Bollywood

Rediff.com30 Dec 2019

Sukanya Verma looks back at the decade gone by, in the movies.

The BEST and WORST Movies of 2019

The BEST and WORST Movies of 2019

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

Sukanya Verma lists her five BEST and WORST Bollywood movies of 2019.

Bollywood's BEST ACTRESSES of 2019

Bollywood's BEST ACTRESSES of 2019

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

Whether roles for women get better or not, women are getting better at their craft with each passing year. In 2019, we saw some of our finest female actors show us exciting new facets of their capabilities in ways that'll inspire how roles ought to be written for years to come.

Bollywood's BEST ACTORS of 2019

Bollywood's BEST ACTORS of 2019

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

Here is Sukanya Verma's pick of 10 best male performances of the year.

Dabangg 3 Review

Dabangg 3 Review

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

Dabangg 3 is the kind of indulgent rubbish that dispels the fundamentals of filmmaking to highlight its hero's virtue and vigour at any cost, sighs Sukanya Verma.

10 Must Watch Shreeram Lagoo Films

10 Must Watch Shreeram Lagoo Films

Rediff.com18 Dec 2019

We salute the late thespian in this compilation of his ten essentials movies that highlight his range and stature as an actor par excellence.

12 IMPORTANT LESSONS from 2019

12 IMPORTANT LESSONS from 2019

Rediff.com18 Dec 2019

Every year in Bollywood brings its share of good and bad. 2019 did too. Sukanya Verma lists what we learned.

10 BEST Hindi Songs of 2019

10 BEST Hindi Songs of 2019

Rediff.com16 Dec 2019

Sukanya Verma lists 10 of her favourite songs of the year, in no particular order.

Mardaani 2 Review

Mardaani 2 Review

Rediff.com13 Dec 2019

Mardaani 2 works best and better than its predecessor when it stays true to its slick catch-me-if-you-can potential, feels Sukanya Verma.

Bollywood's 36 jhoola moments

Bollywood's 36 jhoola moments

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

Sukanya Verma looks at the jhoola, and how it's an unforgettable part of many a Bollywood imagery in celebration, romance, frolic and, sometimes, even menace.

Your FAVOURITE Ashutosh Gowariker Film? VOTE!

Your FAVOURITE Ashutosh Gowariker Film? VOTE!

Rediff.com9 Dec 2019

Sukanya Verma looks at all the movies he's made so far. Tell us your favourite in the poll.

Panipat Review

Panipat Review

Rediff.com6 Dec 2019

'Panipat has all the meat for a political drama meets war movie. But in Ashutosh Gowariker's failure to process its complexity, the material never rises beyond a mediocre hurray to the Maratha manoos,' says Sukanya Verma.

Pati Patni Aur Woh review

Pati Patni Aur Woh review

Rediff.com6 Dec 2019

Pati Patni Aur Woh cannot decide whether it wants to be the climax of a Priyadarshan comedy or give the cad a dose of his own medicine brand of cheeky payback, writes Sukanya Verma.

Meet the Woh in Hindi Cinema

Meet the Woh in Hindi Cinema

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

Perfect occasion for Sukanya Verma to look into all the Woh woes in Hindi cinema.

When Bollywood LIT UP the screen!

When Bollywood LIT UP the screen!

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

Sukanya Verma celebrates chandeliers on celluloid and their most memorable moments in Hindi films.

Yeh Saali Aashiqui Review

Yeh Saali Aashiqui Review

Rediff.com29 Nov 2019

'Yeh Saali Aashiqui held my attention purely for audacity,' says Sukanya Verma.

Hotel Mumbai Review

Hotel Mumbai Review

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

Hotel Mumbai wants to be a gripping depiction of a grim time but it could've been a lot more, feels Sukanya Verma.

What does Bollywood EAT?

What does Bollywood EAT?

Rediff.com26 Nov 2019

Sukanya Verma offers a glimpse of Bollywood's foodie folks.

Anees Bazmee's Most Pagal Comedy? VOTE!

Anees Bazmee's Most Pagal Comedy? VOTE!

Rediff.com25 Nov 2019

Sukanya Verma lists Anees Bazmee's stockpile of silliness.

Pagalpanti review

Pagalpanti review

Rediff.com22 Nov 2019

You can imagine the standard of Pagalpanti's humour when characters are named Wifi, Bully and Tully, a hospital placard reads Dr Trump and bitter gourd is mistaken for poison to evoke laughs, warns Sukanya Verma.

Bollywood's SISTER LOVE

Bollywood's SISTER LOVE

Rediff.com21 Nov 2019

Warm or warring, back home too Bollywood has depicted many, MANY faces of sisterly love.

Looking at Bollywood's religious side

Looking at Bollywood's religious side

Rediff.com19 Nov 2019

Whether to seek blessings for an upcoming release or personal happiness, often one catches glimpses of celebrity trips to places of worship in different parts of the country.

Meet Bollywood's Small Town Girl

Meet Bollywood's Small Town Girl

Rediff.com18 Nov 2019

Sukanya Verma looks back at the trend's most memorable incarnations in recent times.

Marjaavaan review

Marjaavaan review

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

Nothing can salvage the Marjaavaan mess, declares Sukanya Verma.

Motichoor Chaknachoor review

Motichoor Chaknachoor review

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

Athiya Shetty springs a surprise in this otherwise tedious film, says Sukanya Verma.

Looking at Bollywood's idea of EVIL!

Looking at Bollywood's idea of EVIL!

Rediff.com13 Nov 2019

Here are some other crazy, questionable ways Bollywood tries to make its villains all kinds of strange.

The Bala Review

The Bala Review

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

'Nimble humour, shuddh desi zingers, refreshing flippancy and a lively blend of small-town quirk and orthodoxy.' Sukanya Verma applauds Bala.

The Bypass Road Review

The Bypass Road Review

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

'Bypass Road goes around in circles and gets nowhere,' declares Sukanya Verma.

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