Suparna

Suparna
Senior Assistant Editor

Suparna Thombare hates being put in a box unless of course its made from film reels! A cinema lover -- she spent most of her childhood writing lyrics, singing Hindi film songs, reading movie magazines and watching films. So it was natural that after dabbling in news features and music journalism she decided to marry the movies. Sometimes she is also seen bouncing off the walls over rock music or an animation movie or fussing over a poem she is writing or indulging in her other favourite activity - talking! After over 12 years in the media industry, her enthusiasm for film journalism and the online medium is only peaking!
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Articles by Suparna

Article Hindi Marathi

Ramesh Bhatkar (August 1949 – 4 February 2019): Indian television's original star cop

Long before CID's ACP Pradyuman, Ramesh Bhatkar was television's favourite cop with serials like Hello Inspector, Damini, Commander and Tisra Dola.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

Marathi film and TV actor Ramesh Bhatkar dies at 69

The popular Marathi theatre, television and film actor had been battling cancer for a long time.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

Dombivli Return trailer: When the common man changes tracks 

Directed by Mahendra Teredesai, the thriller follows the life of a common man who gets embroiled in local crime and politics.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

From Masoom to Ek Hasina Thi: 5 best performances of Urmila Matondkar 

On Matondkar's 45th birthday (she was born 4 February 1974), we revisit five of the actress's career defining roles that make her filmography a rich one. 

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

How PL Deshpande's old-age look in Bhaai: Vyakti Kee Valli was created

Director Mahesh Manjrekar took special care to make actor Vijay Kenkre's look as close to PL's as possible. 

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Review Hindi

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga review: Quintessential family film, but about same-sex love

Writers Gazal Dhaliwal and Shelly Chopra Dhar keep the drama to the minimum and focus on the core plot and its message.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Review Hindi

Veergati review: A succinct juxtaposition of Kashmir's stone pelter and an army man

This 60-minute ZEE5 film, is an earnest, but simplistic story, questioning the core values of patriotism.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Review Hindi

Rubaru Roshni review: Moving film about violence, forgiveness and healing 

Director Svati Chakravorty Bhatkal's film follows the kin of murder victims and the criminals, and their respective journeys towards forgiveness and healing.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

How Sant Tukaram actor inspired Kamlesh Pandey's Rang De Basanti plot

Pandey, who wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay (with Renzil D'Silva) of the 2006 film, talks to us about setting Bhagat Singh and his values in contemporary India, and the tough journey he went through to get it made. The film was released on 26 January 2006.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Review Marathi

Khatla Bitla review: Hilarious, almost ridiculous satire on prejudices in Indian society

Director Paresh Mokashi's satire is a brilliantly written and executed courtroom comedy that unfolds admist a multitude of characters and chaos. 

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

Had been trying to make Dithee for many years, says Sumitra Bhave

Director Sumitra Bhave speaks about the making of her film Dithee, which was premiered at the Pune International Film Festival last week.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

Dithee, Chumbak win big at the Pune International Film Festival 2019

While Sandeep Modi's Chumbak won the Best Marathi Film award, Sumitra Bhave won the award for Best Director for Dithee.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi Marathi

PIFF 2019: Dilip Prabhavalkar was to play an old-age home inmate in Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Veteran actor Dilip Prabhavalkar, who received the PIFF Distinguished award, spoke of how he bagged Gandhi's role in Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster and why he turned vegetarian during the film.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

PIFF 2019: Created films like Mulshi Pattern for the Dabangg, Sultan watching audience, says Pravin Tarde

At a discussion on the financial success of Marathi cinema in 2018, the director lashed out at the media and a section of the audience for targeting his film Mulshi Pattern for its content. 

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

PIFF 2019: Dilip Prabhavalkar, Kishore Kadam, Girish Kulkarni are yet to be paid for Dithee, says Mohan Agashe

Dithee's veteran actor-producer Mohan Agashe and director Sumitra Bhave talk about how the film, screened at the festival on Sunday, almost got shelved and how it finally got made. 

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Marathi

PIFF 2019: Court in Khatla Bitla is a court of our dreams, says Paresh Mokashi

The director spoke exclusively with us on the sidelines of the 17th Pune International Film Festival about the making of his film Khatla Bitla and constructing a quirky courtroom comedy. 

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

Andhadhun director Sriram Raghavan's next won't be a trademark thriller

The filmmaker, who has given the audiences some of the most delicious thrillers in the form of Ek Hasina Thi (2004), Johnny Gaddaar (2007), Badlapur (2015) and Andhadhun (2018), has already begun work on his next film.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi

PIFF 2019: Wanted to capture Pune in my film before it changes totally, says Sriram Raghavan

Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan speaks about the reason for setting his acclaimed thriller Andhadhun (2018) in the city he grew up in, on the sidelines of 17th Pune International Film Festival.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article English Hindi

PIFF 2019: I asked Attenborough about the absence of Bose before signing Gandhi, recalls Govind Nihalani

The second unit director on Richard Attenborough's Gandhi discussed at the 17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) his experience of working on the acclaimed film.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare

Article Hindi Marathi

PIFF 2019: Govind Nihalani, Ram Laxman, Dilip Prabhavalkar awarded at opening ceremony 

Actress Rohini Hattangadi was the chief guest for the opening night of the 17th edition of the Pune International Film Festival.

10 months ago — Suparna Thombare