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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.

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Director JPR’s sequel, starring Sarathkumar, is a silly thriller that barely remembers why Part 1 worked


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Rathna Kumar’s ‘rooted romcom’, starring Vaibhav Reddy, has a few problems, but the filmmaking more than compensates


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Directed by Rohit Padaki, this film is an intermittently affecting anthology about the journey that is life


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Vijay lords over an Atlee-directed movie that’s better than “Bairavaa”, but is that enough?


solo-movie-review

Bejoy Nambiar’s quartet of stories, starring Dulquer Salmaan, has its moments, but not enough to conceal its flaws


ramaleela-movie-review

Directed by Arun Gopy and starring Dileep, this film is an okayish, inadvertently meta political thriller that blurs the line between reel and real


karuppan-movie-review

Directed by R Panneerselvam, the film is a collection of clichés that the leading man, Vijay Sethupathi, does his best to salvage


hara-hara-mahadevaki-movie-review

Starring Gautham Karthik and Nikki Galrani, this film is a dreadful “adult comedy” that’s neither all that adult nor much of a comedy


spyder-movie-review

Directed by AR Murugadoss and starring Mahesh Babu, this film is a pretty decent god-vs-demon tale, with a solid hero and a spectacular villain


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