FC South

Our FC South editor, National Award-winning film critic Baradwaj Rangan, brings you weekly reviews of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema and exclusive interviews with actors and filmmakers. Also read his weekly column Southern Lights for recommendations, updates and essays on cinema.


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 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


Film Companion takes you to A. R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory. Watch Baradwaj Rangan in conversation with music composer A. R. Rahman, and a look at what his institute is all about.


22 years on, Baashha is still drawing crowds. It isn’t just a movie. It’s the telephone booth that Rajinikanth stepped into and emerged a true-blue superstar


We're extremely excited to launch #FCSouth with Baradwaj Rangan's FaceTime with filmmaker Vetri Maaran. Here they chat about Visaaranai, a film that went on to become India's official entry to the Oscars & what it took to carry out an Oscar campaign that often costs more than the film's production budget!


In Part 2 of our chat with filmmaker Vetri Maaran he tells us about the challenges he faced to show the world that there's more to Indian cinema than Bollywood.


National Award-winning film critic and the editor of FC South kicks off his first column Southern Lights