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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Directed by Thalapathy Prabhu and starring Udhayanidhi Stalin and Nivetha Pethuraj, this film is an utterly generic hero-versus-villain comedy-drama


Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, the film starring Dhanush and Kajol is a pleasantly surprising masala movie, even if it lacks the punch of Part 1


Directed by Ram, the film starring Vasanth Ravi and Andrea Jeremiah, is a flawed, yet fascinating look at men, women and their circumstances


An ineffective romance by director duo Hiphop Tamizha, the film is an unconvincing coming-of-age drama


Our FC South Editor Baradwaj Rangan chats with Carnatic Music Vocalist T.M Krishna, about Film Songs and Classical music. Here they discuss the negative and positive connotations film music carries in relation with the good old classical taste.


Kunchacko Boban and Suraj Venjaramoodu star in Sidharth Bharathan’s slyly written shaggy-dog story masquerading as a heist movie


Arun Vaidyanathan’s thriller, starring Arjun, is a proficiently made vehicle for its star


This Ashok Selvan-Priya Anand drama, directed by TJ Gnanavel, is an easy watch, but hardly as special as it thinks it is