Bhawana Somaaya has been writing on cinema for over 36 years and is the author of 13 books. She was conferred with Padma Shri on 13th April 2017, Delhi by President Pranab Mukherjee. She is currently the Film Expert with Radio Channel 92.7 BIG FM and shares Bollywood updates every morning and writes a weekly column for The Quint. READ MORE



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Once Upon A Time in India


Talking Cinema- Conversations with Actors & Filmmakers

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Years of Journalism
Author of Books
Years of Radio

On Television

She does Friday review of films on radio and weekly columns for Janmabhoomi Pravasi, The Hans India & the Indian Express North America.

Critical of the unrealistic, stereotypical costumes of the Hindi film heroine, she had taken up a challenge from Shabana Azmi and turned designer. Bhawana Somaaya did five films for Shabana. MORE

On Radio

She is the only journalist today visible in all the mediums – Radio/ Web/ TV and Print. Her eleventh book Mother Maiden Mistress.

Somaaya is currently the Film Expert with Radio Channel 92.7 BIG FM and shares Bollywood updates every morning. She does Friday reviews of radio and has 2 weekly shows – Once upon A Time in Bollywood & Big Talkies. MORE


In 1981 joined Movie as Assistant Editor and in 1985 was promoted as Joint Editor. In 2000 joined as Editor Chief Screen, a film weekly of The Indian Express Group. In 2012 was appointed as Editor Chief Block Buster.READ MORE

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International Medical Conference

Bs with karan johar and Irrfan khan

Irfan khan and Karan Johar release Talking Cinema

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With Zoya Akthar post Dil Dhadakne Do

BS with Varun Dhawana

Varun Dhavan at a Family Wedding

BS with Gulzar

Catching up with Poet Gulzar

BS with Farhan

At Crossword with Faran Akthar

Rekha Ganeshan

Interviewing Rekha


At FICCI frames with Abhishek Bachchan and Vijay Krishna Acharya, Director of Dhoom 3