About Cinemaholic

Like you, we had no idea who to trust for movie or tv advice.

That’s why we built Cinemaholic, an entertainment site written by real experts. Our writers are not just movie or tv journalists, but they are so much more. Every writer in our team is inherently a student of cinema.

As one of the fastest growing movie websites in the world, we have a team of dedicated writers — from anime connoisseurs to film graduates — sharing the most relevant news and well-researched articles with you. We take pride in taking an in-depth look at every movie or tv show that is popular among fans. So, if you have a short attention span, we may not be the right website for you.

You’ll find that our library of articles will make you a “cinemaholic” — if you aren’t already. We also have an informational repository of all tv and anime shows — more than 3000 — that have released in the last few years. We give you the confidence to watch the movie that you have been long thinking about. We inspire you to binge the show that your friends told you about. That’s why we have been visited by more than 100 million readers since our inception in 2014.

At Cinemaholic, we believe in refining and redefining your taste in cinema.

If you are looking for ways to reach us, please visit our Contact Us page.

Team Cinemaholic

Gautam Anand

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Gautam was working as a Management Consultant helping top-rung clients find effective business solutions before he decided to quit his high-profile job and start Cinemaholic. The global exposure of speaking and spending time with top leaders in the industry had convinced him that there’s nothing more challenging and fun than following your passion. So, with the goal to provide information to movie and tv lovers that they can truly rely upon and trust, he began his Cinemaholic journey. But his bigger mission has always been to create a platform where people can come to learn about cinema and appreciate all its forms. His belief is that Cinemaholic will help more and more people realize that movies are not just mere entertainment, but there is magic in them; they have the power to change lives.

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Akhilesh Chakravartula

Research & Strategy Manager

An MBA by qualification and a cinephile by passion, Akhilesh is also very fervid about numbers and data crunching and has survived a complete mathematical breakdown more than once. Before commencing his stint with Cinemaholic in 2017, Akhilesh was (still is, to an extent) a couch potato who would binge innumerate movies and television shows in a day, and even relentlessly rant about them on a romantic date. At Cinemaholic, his most important responsibility is to make sure that the information provided on the site is reliable and accurate. In a world where fake news is rampant, he considers his role both a challenge and a moral obligation.

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Diksha Sundriyal

Writer

Diksha joined Cinemaholic in 2017 as a part-time writer, but her increasingly popular "explainers" paved way for her to become a full-time writer in 2018. She loves binge-watching and can spend hours talking about movies and TV shows. From sci-fi to musicals, from Hitchcock to Linklater, she loves them all. She has a Master's degree in History and can read/write multiple languages including Hindi, Mandarin and Russian. Being quadrilingual, a count she aims to increase, allows her to enjoy the literature and the cinema of various countries in the pure form, unhindered by translation. Before joining Cinemaholic, she was a professional freelance book reviewer.

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Dhruv Sharma

Writer

Dhruv strongly believes that you never know where you're going unless you actually get there. After completing his engineering, he delved into marketing for a short while, not realizing at the time that writing was his true calling. Though, there’s one thing he has loved all his life: anime. What started off as an expression of his dream to look like Goku soon turned into an obsession towards writing about Goku and his other favorite anime characters. Having watched more than thousand different kind of anime shows and movies, he joined Cinemaholic as the resident anime expert. As an anime writer, he loves to transport his readers to a magical world of flawed heroes, goofy villains and untamed land.

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Anisha Dutta

Writer

A bookworm, nature lover, dictionary addict, avid traveler, music geek, but above all, a television nerd, Anisha loves to go deep into the nitty-gritty of any series or movie she watches. She has many academic degrees to her name: B.Tech, MBA (IIM Udaipur), and MS (Purdue University, Indiana), but she loves writing more than anything else. After freelancing for a couple of years, she joined Cinemaholic in 2018 as a full-time writer. A devoted fan of Shakespeare, thrillers, and fantasy, Anisha has to decipher the tiniest detail of anything she devours. Otherwise, there's no peace! When not writing about Netflix shows, you can find her curled up with a novel, daydreaming, penning poetry, or having deep conversations with her pooches.

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Shuvrajit Das Biswas

Writer

Shuvrajit has a Master’s degree in English from Jadavpur University, where he also took up Film Studies. He has loved movies since his childhood, but his formal education helped him get acquainted with theoretical tracts and philosophical premises, which only made his appreciation for films more nuanced. During his college days, he began to indulge in television shows and soon found himself "binging", before Netflix had popularized the term. Writing about films and shows was a natural transition for him after that. After spending a year working as a writer/editor at a reputed news organization, Shuvrajit joined Cinemaholic as a full time writer in 2019.

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Sayak Basu

Writer

Sayak's love for cinema developed unknowingly as a child when he started watching Bruce Lee and James Bond flicks. His passion for the medium took him on a journey through world cinema. From the Italian neo-realism to the French and Romanian New Waves, from the stylized violence of Tarantino to the poignant pathos of Bergman, he enjoys each film for its own qualities and does not endorse anything as high or low art. After completing his Master's in English, he started working as a sports writer, only to soon realize films were his true calling. He joined Cinemaholic as a full-time writer in 2019. He believes he has finally found a place to voice his true love for the audio-visual medium.

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Ayesha Gani

Contributor

Ayesha has more than four years of experience working as a freelance writer for reputed publishers. She joined Cinemaholic in 2016 as a part-time writer and soon became one of the top contributors for the site. She has a keen eye for detail and loves researching as much as writing. What she also loves is trying out new tv shows. The fact that she gets to write about all the tv shows she loves is icing on the cake.

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Shiladitya Ray

Contributor

Shiladitya’s tryst with cinema began at an early age and he became fascinated by the ability of cinema to convey complex stories and ideas in a relatively short span of time. His interest in the medium took him on an exhilarating journey through the world of cinema, wherein he explored everything from out-and-out Hollywood action flicks to the iconoclasm of French New Wave cinema. After completing Bachelor’s in English, Shiladitya went on to complete his Master’s from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Over the years, Shiladitya’s love for cinema took on a more academic turn and he started to analyse cinema as a carrier of ideas and a major influencer as well as a reflection of culture. Shiladitya has been writing for Cinemaholic since 2018.

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Biplab Mazumder

Contributor

After working as a Social Media Manager for a year, Biplab joined the Cinemaholic team as a writer in 2018. He has a Masters Degree in English and loves writing on almost everything under the sun but penning articles on cinema is of unparalleled satisfaction. Besides being a literary theory aficionado, he is a lover of all things Marvel. He is an introvert whose most social interactions inadvertently translates into debates about cinema.

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Rhiteek Chatterjee

Contributor

Rhiteek is an English graduate with keen interest in filmmaking. From experiencing the wonderful world of Quentin Tarantino on the big screen to indulging into heart-breaking tales of Chinua Achebe to creating a blues piece like Oscar Peterson, he is continuously engaged in various facets of storytelling. Between writing on films, research papers on history of cinema, and playing the piano, you will find him trying to imitate Quentin Tarantino, and make his own indie darling. Rhiteek first joined Cinemaholic in 2017 as part-time writer. Two years later, in 2019, he started writing for the site in full-time capacity.

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Kalpan Mitra

Contributor

Kalpan is an English Graduate with deep interest in cinema and literature. After finishing his college, he spent several months interning as a cinematographer to get a taste of what filmmaking is like. He then went on to make short films for NGOs and even act in two feature films. His last experience before joining Cinemaholic in 2019 was as an assistant director for an indie film. Kalpan finds solace in watching films, thinking about them and best of all, putting those thoughts into words.

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Anantha Krishnan

Contributor

Anantha started writing for Cinemaholic in 2016 and soon became one of the top contributors for the site. His deep passion for cinema is evident from the fact that he also loves the B-grade films of the 60s and 70s. "After all, they are also art?," he says. Connoisseur of horror and violent films, his favorite pastime is to go on movie marathons. Though, for him, there's nothing more satisfying than writing about cinema.

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Anirban Bhattacharya

Contributor

Anirban joined Cinemaholic in 2017 and has since then become one of the top contributors for the site. An ardent fan of video games, thriller novels and anime, he finds nothing more fulfilling than writing. He sincerely believes anime is as much an art form as any other entertainment medium. That's why he is on a mission to make anime a worldwide phenomenon.

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