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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.

maayavan-movie-review

Producer CV Kumar debuts as director in a sci-fi tale that needed better… direction


aruvi-movie-review

Arun Prabu Purushothaman debuts with an ambitious, solidly written satire that takes an issue and does very unexpected things with it


theeran-adhigaaram-ondru-movie-review

H Vinoth’s well-researched cop thriller, headlined by a terrific Karthi, is an intense, parts-greater-than-whole experience


nenjil-thunivirunthal-movie-review

Suseenthiran’s new film, starring Sundeep Kishan and Vikranth, has an interesting plot that’s ruined by careless writing, indifferent filmmaking


aramm-movie-review

A textured portrait of village life, starring Nayanthara, turns into a shrill, message-heavy (and yet, important) drama​


villain-movie-review

B Unnikrishnan’s Villain, starring Mohanlal, is yet another thriller that mistakes surface coolth for depth


vizhithiru-movie-review

Meera Kathiravan’s drama, starring Krishna, is an underwhelming “hyperlinked” narrative marred by the writing


aval-movie-review

Directed by Milind Rau, this film starring Siddharth and Andrea Jeremiah is a focused, polished horror film that tells a (mostly) involving story between the scares


kalathur-gramam-movie-review

A solid story of friendship and revenge, starring Kishore, diluted by a needlessly complex screenplay


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