Rajeev Masand

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Rajeev Masand (born 1979) is an Indian film critic and entertainment reporter for NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh based English language news-channel CNN-Indian Broadcasting Network (CNN-IBN).[1] He usually reviews Hindi-language films (Bollywood) and major American films released in India in his weekend show "Now Showing".

A graduate from Mumbai University, Masand started reporting at the age of 16 at The Times of India newspaper. He later became Assistant Editor at The Indian Express.[2] In January 2003, he joined STAR News as a Special Correspondent and as the host of Masand ki Pasand.[3] In 2005, Masand moved to CNN-IBN where he is currently the film critic (Now Showing) and runs an ongoing video reviews series on CNN-IBN website, Masand's Verdict.[4] He also became the host CNN-IBN's entertainment series, To Catch a Star.[5][6]


Year Film Language Rating Review
2008 Race 2 Hindi 2.5/5 stars Its only ambition is to offer a good time and mostly succeeds as well.[7]
2010 Dabangg Hindi 2.5/5 stars This is ordinary,at best average. Blame it on the disjointed screenplay[8]
2011 F.A.L.T. Hindi .1/5 stars Getting a root canal is less painful[9]
2012 Housefull 2 Hindi 1/5 stars This is for four-year-olds who don’t know any better[10]
2013 Zanjeer Hindi 0/5 stars This isn't just a bad film, it's a shameless exercise in laziness.[11]
2013 Dhoom 3 Hindi 2.5/5 stars Let down by a convenient script and sloppily scripted sandwich of hammy acting and cheesy dialogue[12]
2013 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela Hindi 3.5/5 stars This far more engaging than the lazy blockbusters we've seen lately.[13]


  1. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/blaze/rajeevmasand/user/224.html
  2. ^ http://www.rajeevmasand.com/about/
  3. ^ "Rajeev Masand Introduction". STAR News. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Film Reviews: Masand's Verdict". ibnlive.com. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  5. ^ "CNN-IBN lines up various specials to bied adieu to 2006". IndianTelevision.com. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  6. ^ "CNN-IBN to launch third season of To Catch a Star". IndianTelevision.com. 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  7. ^ Masand, Rajeev. "Rajeev Masand review". Ibnlive. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 2.5/5 stars
  8. ^ Rajeev Masand (13 September 2010). "Masand: 'Dabangg' is ordinary, at best average". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
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  10. ^ Masand, Rajveev. "Housefull 2: CNN IBN Review". IBNLive. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 1/5 stars
  11. ^ "Masand Verdict: Zanjeer". 
  12. ^ Masand, Rajeev. "'Dhoom 3' review: The film is a sloppily scripted sandwich of hammy acting". IBNLive. 
  13. ^ Rajeev Masand. "'Ram Leela' review: The film is a passionate celebration of love". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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