Baradwaj Rangan declares 2017 as the year of the debut director. He talks about Maanagaram, Dora, 8 Thottakkal, Pa Pandi, Lens, Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu, Uru, Rangoon, Maragatha Nanayam, Pandigai, Neruppu Da, Aval, Meyadha Maan and Aruvi.
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.