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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.


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


Directed by and starring Raj B Shetty, this film is a gentle, winning comedy whose strains of sadness are smoothed over by the hilarity


Dileesh Pothan’s second film, starring Fahadh Faasil, is a superbly written and acted drama that keeps you guessing constantly


Directed by Prashanth G Sekar, the film's thriller plot with potential is derailed by unfocused narration. It stars Varsha Bollamma and Ashwin Jerome as the lead pair


Starring Gautham Karthik, Shraddha Srinath and RJ Balaji, the film has an interesting premise where ‘mass’ elements come in the way of genre thrills


An amiably silly comic adventure turns into tiresome drama