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 mailto_sukanyaverma@rediffmail.com

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Bored? Take this Bollywood QUIZ

Bored? Take this Bollywood QUIZ

Rediff.com12 hours ago

Sukanya Verma presents a super fun Bollywood quiz, where all you have to is identify the movie by looking at the still.

15 Ways to Take Care of Yourself at Home

15 Ways to Take Care of Yourself at Home

Rediff.com4 days ago

Sukanya Verma looks at the self-care tips they have to offer for a fit body and sane mind.

Coronavirus lockdown: How to keep children busy

Coronavirus lockdown: How to keep children busy

Rediff.com5 days ago

Owing to cancelled schedules, busy Bollywood celebrities are engaging in all sorts of fun activities with their brood.

Feeling lonely at home? Bollywood gives you company!

Feeling lonely at home? Bollywood gives you company!

Rediff.com6 days ago

Bollywood is known to make everything look dazzling and dramatic -- suffering, seclusion, hopelessness.

Top 10 Films/Shows To Watch When You're Indoors

Top 10 Films/Shows To Watch When You're Indoors

Rediff.com23 Mar 2020

Sukanya Verma lists her 10 dramatically diverse recommendations to catch on various streaming platforms.

Bollywood Lessons: How to minimise coronavirus threat

Bollywood Lessons: How to minimise coronavirus threat

Rediff.com17 Mar 2020

10 Bollywood-inspired things to protect yourself.

Aamir Khan's TOP 55 SONGS!

Aamir Khan's TOP 55 SONGS!

Rediff.com16 Mar 2020

Celebrating Aamir Khan and his 55 popular songs on his 55th birthday

Angrezi Medium review

Angrezi Medium review

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

Irrfan, Deepak Dobriyal, Radhika Madan, Ranvir Shorey, Pankaj Tripathi are all lovely, but make little sense in Angrezi Medium's muddled context, complains Sukanya Verma.

Mentalhood review

Mentalhood review

Rediff.com11 Mar 2020

Mentalhood is far from an ideal comeback but it's nice to be reminded of Karisma Kapoor's radiant and lively screen presence again, says Sukanya Verma.

Guilty review

Guilty review

Rediff.com11 Mar 2020

'Is a woman's integrity decided on the basis of her wardrobe and sexual confidence?' 'Guilty questions such primitive beliefs and the whole 'she asked for it' mentality,' says Sukanya Verma.

Bollywood's THREE HERO TREATS!

Bollywood's THREE HERO TREATS!

Rediff.com11 Mar 2020

Sukanya Verma looks at notable troikas in Bollywood's catalog of three hero vehicles.

The DIFFERENT Moods of Holi

The DIFFERENT Moods of Holi

Rediff.com9 Mar 2020

India's most vibrant festival is the perfect excuse for friends to flirt and foes to become friends again.

Baaghi 3 review

Baaghi 3 review

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

Baaghi 3 is a senseless beast of a movie that solely exists to rupture the screen in images of broken, blasting, blaring men or machines flying mid-air and slow motion, feels Sukanya Verma.

Lessons from Bollywood: How to pamper yourself on Women's Day

Lessons from Bollywood: How to pamper yourself on Women's Day

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

Sukanya Verma picks 10 Bollywood-inspired ideas to pamper yourself on W-day.

Remember this OUTRAGEOUS '80s filmi fashion?

Remember this OUTRAGEOUS '80s filmi fashion?

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

If there's one thing about the decade our glamorous lot is in NO RUSH to replicate, it is the '80s' kitschy, over-the-top sartorial style.

How do celebrities spend Sunday?

How do celebrities spend Sunday?

Rediff.com2 Mar 2020

Sukanya Verma gives us a glimpse of a typical Sunday in a celebrity's life.

When Bollywood treated women badly...

When Bollywood treated women badly...

Rediff.com28 Feb 2020

Hindi cinema has not just explored various instances of brute force, but often glorified its misogyny.

Thappad review

Thappad review

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

A spectacular Taapsee Pannu brings out the shift of a happy homemaker to a heartbroken woman most strikingly in her deeply affecting performance, applauds Sukanya Verma.

Why Bollywood marriages DON'T work out

Why Bollywood marriages DON'T work out

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

Sukanya Verma looks at the many, many reasons for marital discord reported in Hindi movies.

Yeh Ballet review

Yeh Ballet review

Rediff.com25 Feb 2020

Sooni Taraporewala makes us root for her young characters even if we aren't entirely sure about the depth of their feelings, feels Sukanya Verma.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Review

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Review

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is not so much a homosexual romance as it is an exuberant appeal imploring conservative Indian parents to accept and respect their children's choices, gay or straight, notes Sukanya Verma.

Gay love in the movies

Gay love in the movies

Rediff.com20 Feb 2020

Where a few film-makers are sensitive in their treatment as noted in the depiction of lesbian love in Hindi movies, a significant number is prone to poking fun for cheap laughs.

Remember these AMAZING MOMENTS from 25 years ago?

Remember these AMAZING MOMENTS from 25 years ago?

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

Sukanya Verma celebrates 25 years of Bollywood images.

Love Aaj Kal Review

Love Aaj Kal Review

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

'A poorly conceived reboot that's overlong, overdramatic and overdone, Love Aaj Kal simply cannot differentiate between pyaar and parody,' says Sukanya Verma.

Here's how to look GORGEOUS on Valentine's Day

Here's how to look GORGEOUS on Valentine's Day

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Whether your date is at the mall, movies or beach, Sukanya Verma gives you some fun, fashionable ideas from Bollywood for your Valentine's Day wardrobe.

10 AMAZING filmi dates

10 AMAZING filmi dates

Rediff.com12 Feb 2020

One of the most attractive things in a movie romance is to watch two people fall in love over a date or two.

The 10 HIGHLIGHTS of Oscars 2020

The 10 HIGHLIGHTS of Oscars 2020

Rediff.com11 Feb 2020

A good deal of the 92nd Academy Awards (going hostless second year in a row) was a drag what with a staggeringly dull red carpet, long-winded, lacklustre speeches and uneven live acts following too quickly one after another.

Malang Review

Malang Review

Rediff.com7 Feb 2020

'A witless thriller so far removed from reality yet so consumed by its own self-seriousness, no amount of slick photography, soaring soundtrack or steady supply of conspiracy can salvage its tepid material,' notes Sukanya Verma.

Oscars 2020: What you need to know

Oscars 2020: What you need to know

Rediff.com5 Feb 2020

Sukanya Verma tells you everything you need to know about the Oscars.

Jawaani Jaaneman review

Jawaani Jaaneman review

Rediff.com31 Jan 2020

Saif is a hoot, applauds Sukanya Verma.

Why you must watch Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani today

Why you must watch Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani today

Rediff.com30 Jan 2020

Twenty years ago, Aziz Mirza had the foresight to predict the great discord India would witness and revolt against, notes Sukanya Verma.

Lessons from Bollywood: How to deal with daddy issues

Lessons from Bollywood: How to deal with daddy issues

Rediff.com30 Jan 2020

From cool to cocky, fun to furious, stern to sanskari, here are all the crazy lessons you can learn from Bollywood dads this Father's Day.

FUN VIDEOS: Sara turns tourist guide!

FUN VIDEOS: Sara turns tourist guide!

Rediff.com27 Jan 2020

Catch a glimpse of their various facets -- prepping for work, enjoying their downtime or simply cut loose in these videos.

Street Dancer 3D review

Street Dancer 3D review

Rediff.com24 Jan 2020

Street Dancer 3D is only about cardboard central characters and side-lined sensations doing the same old, same old, says Sukanya Verma.

Panga review

Panga review

Rediff.com24 Jan 2020

Panga's slice of life makes up for in its gentle depiction of everyday struggles and pleasantries, lending it a consistently warm fuzzy feeling, feels Sukanya Verma.

Bollywood's 12 PROUD tiranga moments

Bollywood's 12 PROUD tiranga moments

Rediff.com23 Jan 2020

Sukanya Verma celebrates Republic Day by looking at the tiranga's most striking moments on celluloid.

PIX: Katrina, Kangana's sheer magic!

PIX: Katrina, Kangana's sheer magic!

Rediff.com22 Jan 2020

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.com20 Jan 2020

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.com16 Jan 2020

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.

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