Baradwaj Rangan

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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A wonderfully laidback stroll through the lives of small-towners obsessed with cricket


Yet another riff on the "Kadhal" template, with lukewarm results.


A deep dive into moments from the 2010 Telugu political drama Leader, where an idealist becomes Chief Minister and sets out to eliminate corruption


An idealistic, even simplistic political drama that nonetheless warms the heart


An eco-adventure tale that’s not entirely unwatchable


An uneven film whose flaws are overcome by a fine closing stretch


In this conversation with Baradwaj Rangan, Dhanush unravels his craft as one of the most versatile film personalities of the country.


A war movie that needed better action, fewer lectures and clichés