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Our FC South editor, National Award-winning film critic Baradwaj Rangan, brings you weekly reviews of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema and exclusive interviews with actors and filmmakers. Also read his weekly column Southern Lights for recommendations, updates and essays on cinema.

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Watch Baradwaj Rangan's Q&A with Jayam Ravi


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A flashback to moments from the 2001 Telugu drama, the story of a priest who’s fallen on hard times


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An analysis of the recurring themes and motifs in the work of the filmmaker known for hits such as Mullum Malarum (1978) and Uthiripookkal (1979)


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Tamil filmmaker Balaji Mohan speaks about his new web series on Hotstar 'As I'm Suffering From Kadhal'. He describes it as a show with 'a mature understanding of relationships and lots of humour'. Here, he tells Baradwaj Rangan about his journey of making films in both the commercial and short genres


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A flashback to moments from the 1972 Kannada drama, the story of a widow who remakes her life


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Ahead of the release of Thupparivaalan, here's part 2 of Baradwaj Rangan's visit to the sets of the film to chat with filmmaker Mysskin. The film stars Vishal as a Sherlock Holmes inspired detective.


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Ahead of the release of Thupparivaalan starring Vishal, Baradwaj Rangan visits the sets of the film to chat with filmmaker Mysskin. Here the filmmaker shows us his filmmaking notes, talks about why his collaboration with Kamal Hassan fell through & the fundamentals of his filmmaking


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Known for making emotionally-charged crime thrillers, we dissect the recurring motifs of the Tamil filmmaker's works


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