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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.


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


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


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


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


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