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Taran Adarsh (born 13 June 1965)[1] is an Indian film critic, journalist, editor and film trade analyst. He is the son of B. K. Adarsh. He is best known for giving trade figures and box office updates on Twitter.

Taran Adarsh
Born (1965-06-13) 13 June 1965 (age 54)
OccupationFilm critic and Trade Analyst
Years active1981–2019


Taran Adarsh started his journalism career at the age of 17 as the Editor of Trade Guide, a weekly box office magazine.[2] In 1994, Adarsh produced and wrote the Bollywood film-based TV serial Hello Bollywood, starring Shehzad Khan and Kashmira Shah.[citation needed] He continued his work on Trade Guide alongside. He is currently an active film critic, journalist and trade analyst on Bollywood Hungama, a Bollywood entertainment website. Adarsh has been accused of giving fake paid reviews to films on many occasions.[3] In 2018, a leaked video showed him dancing with Simmba (2018)'s lead Ranveer Singh, director Rohit Shetty and producer Karan Johar during the film's special screening; he later reviewed the film, granting it four stars out of five.[4] This led to the questioning of his reviews' credibility.[5]


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  2. ^ Bollywood Hungama News Network (4 March 2008). "Taare Zameen Par is the best film of 2007 – Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 8 March 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  3. ^ Kurian, Joel (25 December 2018). "Film Critic Taran Adarsh Gets Trolled On Twitter, Says 'I Didn't Know I Am Such A Big Guy'". Mumbai: Republic TV. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ Sarkar, Radhika (28 December 2018). "'Simmba': You Won't Believe How High This Trade Analyst Rated The Ranveer Singh Starrer, Read His Review Here". Mumbai: Republic TV. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ H Hooli, Shekhar (28 December 2018). "Taran Adarsh trolled for Simba (Simmba) review and rating; #KaranPaidTaran trends on Twitter". International Business Times. Retrieved 28 December 2018.

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