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.

rakshadhikari-baiju-oppu-movie-review

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


nagarvalam-movie-review

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


sakhavu-movie-review

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


kadamban-movie-review

An eco-adventure tale that’s not entirely unwatchable


pa-paandi-movie-review

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


1971-beyond-borders-movie-review

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


kaatru-veliyidai-movie-review

Fascinating characters in an intense romance that works better as cinema than a movie


eight-thottakal-movie-review

A police procedural with existential overtones that far outweigh its flaws


kavan-movie-review

A ‘satire’ on the television industry is overlong and laughably overblown


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