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Shriram Iyengar

Shriram Iyengar
Chief Feature Writer

Shriram Iyengar, who was with Cinestaan.com from 11 September 2015 to 19 March 2022, belongs to the not-so-rare species of neuroses cinemanesis. A hassled Mumbaikar, he spends his mornings doing chores while singing Gulzar-RD Burman numbers. He claims a particular expertise in the 'Filmy Maa' species, the experiences of which he documents extensively on his social media pages. His penchant for Govinda hits is as notorious as his delirium of being a Shakespearean actor. When drunk, he can be found spouting poetry and his unabated love for Kalki Koechlin on empty streets. If seen, please drop him off at the nearest railway station.

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Review

Kolaambi review: A captivating look at a vanishing culture

TK Rajeev Kumar's occasionally self-indulgent film is built on an evocative soundscape and pleasing aesthetics.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein song 'Bheega Bheega': A melodious tribute to love

Composed by Shivam Sengupta and Anuj Danait, who also wrote the lyrics, the number is rich in captivating imagery.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review

Cubicles (Season 2) review: A relatable tale of a young man struggling to make it in the corporate world

Software programmer Piyush Prajapati's obstacles, insecurities and clashes with HR will strike a chord with any working individual.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Malayalam

Bro Daddy trailer: Mohanlal and Prithviraj's paternal bromance promises cool comedy

Directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, the film will be premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on 26 January.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Rajkummar Rao signs on for Bhushan Kumar-backed film on industrialist Srikanth Bolla

The biopic, which is being co-produced by Chalk N Cheese Films, will be directed by Tushar Hiranandani.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Anushka Sharma to play cricketer Jhulan Goswami in Prosit Roy's Chakda 'Xpress

The film is being backed by the artiste's production house Clean Slate Filmz.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Ishwak Singh, Aparshakti Khurana to star in spy thriller Berlin

Written and directed by Atul Sabharwal, the film is about a sign language expert caught between two rival intelligence agencies.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Kapil Sharma's Netflix special I'm Not Done Yet to be premiered on 28 January 

The actor-comedian's maiden project with the streaming giant is a stand-up performance in Hindi.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Tamil

Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa trailer: A montage of love, longing and connections in the pandemic

An anthology of shorts by Balaji Mohan, Madhumita, Halitha Shameem, Richard Anthony and Surya Krishna, the film will be released on Amazon Prime Video on 14 January.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Rocket Boys teaser pays tribute to pioneering dreams of Vikram Sarabhai

The clip was released on the 50th death anniversary of the father of the Indian space programme, who is played by Ishwak Singh in the series.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Tamil

Valimai trailer: Ajith's super cop cracks down on murderous biker gang

Directed by H Vinoth, the film, which sees the star take on a villain played by Karthikeya, features feats of daredevilry.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Malayalam

Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mohanlal's Bro Daddy to be premiered on Disney+ Hotstar

The makers unveiled the first-look poster of the Malayalam film on social media on Wednesday. 

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article

With shutdown in Delhi, film trade faces an uncertain future again

The Delhi government's decision to shut cinema halls and the subsequent postponement of Shahid Kapoor's Jersey has distributors and exhibitors worried.

11 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Malayalam

Naaradhan trailer: Tovino Thomas plays a ratings-hungry newshound in this drama

Directed by Aashiq Abu, the film features Anna Ben, Indrans and Renji Panicker. 

12 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi Marathi

OTT is bringing in fabulous storytelling, says Sonali Kulkarni

The actress, who is charting new territories with SonyLIV's The Whistleblower, speaks about her journey so far, the digital experience and the future.

12 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Disney+ Hotstar unveils teaser of Shefali Shah-led medical drama Human

Created by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mozez Singh, the series will feature Kirti Kulhari, Ram Kapoor, Seema Biswas and Vishal Jethwa.

12 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

83 song 'Sakht Jaan': Amit Mishra raises the battle cry for Ranveer Singh's cricket adventure

Composed by Pritam with lyrics by Jaideep Sahni, the pumping anthem seeks to rouse Kapil's Devils to stand up and deliver the performance of their lives.

12 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia to star in Saurabh Shukla's romantic comedy Jab Khuli Kitaab

Produced by Applause Entertainment and Shoe Strap Films. the movie is an adaptation of Saurabh Shukla's play of the same name. 

12 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Atrangi Re song 'Little Little': Dhanush steps up as a singer in this fun AR Rahman composition

Also featuring the vocals of Hiral Viradia, this upbeat number has lyrics by Irshad Kamil. 

12 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review

The Whistleblower review: Ritwik Bhowmik is impressive in Manoj Pillai's intense, entertaining crime drama

Layered skilfully, the series, which boasts of interesting character arcs, dives deep into the subject of pre-medical test scams.

12 months ago — Shriram Iyengar