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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A beautifully made rescue drama where the personal struggles score over the logistical ones


A throwback to the 1980s Kamal-Rajini wars isn't all that it could have been, but the nostalgia compensates


A drama about a folk artist has interesting ideas that are lost in the execution


A deep dive into moments from the 2016 Telugu rom-com Pelli Choopulu, which is as much about finding a life partner as finding oneself.


A comedy about the great Indian family is charming for a bit, then gets tediously dramatic


A crime caper that’s more interested in ogling at women


A stab at stream-of-consciousness comedy that just isn’t funny


A deep dive into moments from the 2016 Kannada drama Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu, which is about finding a father. And finding out about a father