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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.

taramani-movie-review

Directed by Ram, the film starring Vasanth Ravi and Andrea Jeremiah, is a flawed, yet fascinating look at men, women and their circumstances


meesaya-murukku-movie-review

An ineffective romance by director duo Hiphop Tamizha, the film is an unconvincing coming-of-age drama


varnyathil-aashanka-movie-review

Kunchacko Boban and Suraj Venjaramoodu star in Sidharth Bharathan’s slyly written shaggy-dog story masquerading as a heist movie


nibunan-movie-review

Arun Vaidyanathan’s thriller, starring Arjun, is a proficiently made vehicle for its star


kootathil-oruthan-movie-review

This Ashok Selvan-Priya Anand drama, directed by TJ Gnanavel, is an easy watch, but hardly as special as it thinks it is


vikram-vedha-movie-review

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


thiri-movie-review

Thiri, directed by Ashok Amritharaj, is a dull, talky, been-there-done-that action-drama starring Ashwin Kakumanu and Swathi Reddy


pandigai-movie-review

Director Feroz’s Pandigai is a smartly written, stylishly crafted heist thriller starring Kreshna


tiyaan-movie-review

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


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