Baradwaj Rangan

Baradwaj Rangan is a National Award-winning film critic. He has authored Conversations with Mani Ratnam and Dispatches From the Wall Corner. His long-form story on Vikram was featured in The Caravan Book of Profiles, as one of their “twelve definitive profiles.” His short story, The Call, was published in The Indian Quarterly. He has written screenplays and works for theatre. He teaches a course on cinema at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. He is also Chief Consultant with Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

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With their Madhavan-Vijay Sethupathi morality play, Pushkar-Gayatri make their massiest movie yet, and the results are… interesting


Scattered thoughts on the 1969 MGR-Jayalalithaa starrer that was re-released in theatres last weekend


Thiri, directed by Ashok Amritharaj, is a dull, talky, been-there-done-that action-drama starring Ashwin Kakumanu and Swathi Reddy


Director Feroz’s Pandigai is a smartly written, stylishly crafted heist thriller starring Kreshna


Two new web series in Tamil – As I’m Suffering From Kadhal and Livin’ - serve up fare that’s not seen on the big screen, but they could be so much more


Directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar and starring brothers Prithviraj and Indrajith Sukumaran, this film is a confused, overlong, wannabe-epic that preaches secularism even as it glorifies Brahminism


Directed by and starring Raj B Shetty, this film is a gentle, winning comedy whose strains of sadness are smoothed over by the hilarity


A flashback to moments from Duniya Soori’s 2015 Kannada thriller about a rich-girl-poor-boy couple chased by corrupt cops