BARADWAJ RANGAN REVIEWS

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.

take-off-movie-review

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


enkitta-mothathe-movie-review

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


kadugu-movie-review

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


alamara-movie-review

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


kattapava-kanom-movie-review

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


bruce-lee-movie-review

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


angamaly-diaries-movie-review

A familiar story of short-fused, small-town men is made thrillingly fresh


oru-mexican-aparatha-movie-review

Tom Emmatty’s latest is no great shakes as a political film, but is an effective (and stylish) reincarnation drama


maanagaram-movie-review

A carefully designed thriller made with assurance and style


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