Browsing All Posts filed under »Cinema«

My interview on Aashik Gopinath Bryan

July 28, 2020


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Film Companion content creators read your (mean) comments

July 26, 2020


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My interview on Aaraichi Mani

July 25, 2020


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My interview on Mojito Later

July 19, 2020


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My interview on Nexus Consulting

July 18, 2020


For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: “Welcome to Episode II of Nexus Consulting’s The Road Less Taken, where our CEO, Venky Srinivasan, is in conversation with one of India’s most well known movie critics: Baradwaj Rangan. BR went from being an engineer to an ad man to a movie critic, a journey like […]

My interview on South Talkies

July 17, 2020


For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: “In part 1 of an extended interview with #BaradwajRangan, we talk about how someone considered to be a misfit in Tamil cinema made it big, the democratization of movie reviews, influence of social media in a movie’s performance and the process that goes into his reviews and […]

Panel discussion on ‘Cinema in the time of Corona’

July 11, 2020


Was a part of Deccan Herald’s new webinar series, DH Sparks: “In our first discussion, we focus on the surge in content and consumption on OTT platforms… Is the shift from big screen to small screen here to stay? What are the implications for movie halls and multiplexes, actors, directors and technicians? And what can […]

Readers Write In #202: Of Cinema, television and depression

June 7, 2020


(by Amit Joki) Cinema and television are such wonderful artistic expressions, no? They make you laugh, they make you cry, they astonish you, they make you feel alive, they make you feel included, they make you feel love, all the wonderful things. But one thing that doesn’t get talked about much is, how they cause […]

Indiaglitz interviews me…

June 5, 2020


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#AskBR – On cinema

May 22, 2020


In which I answer a few questions on an older film… or a new one… or talk about actors and directors… or take on a few YouTube comments… For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: Copyright ©2020 Film Companion.

Readers Write In #187: The future of cinema…

May 22, 2020


(by Kavithalaya Krishnan) Cinema and the way it was celebrated will never be the same again… the fear has been planted. It will take another generation to get over this. Cinema is not a social necessity. Only an indulgence. Human society will survive without cinema. As it did before cinema was born. It’s an addiction […]

Readers Write In #173: Why my interest in theaters waned, and how it helped me cope in these perilous times

May 11, 2020


(by Alex John) Yes, you heard that right. I am not a digger of that much hailed ‘theatrical experience, and am much more comfortable in my living room watching movies. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like going to theaters. I like being a part of the crowd and all those cheers and guffaws, and […]

Readers Write In #170: Meta-cinema – A case for “not-so-great” cinema

May 7, 2020


(by Adhithya K R) I wanted to insert “Bad cinema” or even “Terrible cinema” in the title of this piece but that would be going against the very spirit of what I’m about to say. It’s what Gautham Menon mentioned in an interview many days back that got me thinking about what the cinematic experience […]

Irrfan, Rishi Kapoor, and thoughts on the perceived worth of a performance

May 6, 2020


Spontaneous light acting that brings us joy is no lesser than the carefully calibrated heavy-duty dramatic performance that makes us search our souls. I’ve been thinking a lot about a lot of performers, performances and performance styles. It’s always been an interest, but the passing of Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor on consecutive days, last week, […]

Karan Johar, it’s okay, please open up your closet again!

April 27, 2020


Is this inequality? But of course! But this is also a world where swank-architecture and high-fashion magazines exist when there are people who don’t have homes and who wear rags. I wanted to talk about this when Farah Khan pulled up celebrities for sharing their workout videos. She said something to the effect of: “I […]

Readers Write In #162: A Gen-X er shares movie-theatre memories…

April 26, 2020


(by Vivaciously Yours) It was 1987 summer holidays when I visited my grandparent’s house in a small town near Madurai. My grandfather, a very charismatic man, was a thriving businessman and a great conversationalist and spoke about Hollywood movies. “Ben-hur and Mackenna’s Gold are the best English movies to watch”, he would say. He took […]

Readers Write In #159: Does acting truly involve NOT playing yourself?

April 24, 2020


(by Madan Mohan) The thing that spurred this pesky train of thought in my head was a video compilation of top 10 Gary Oldman scenes that I was watching. A scene from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (in which Oldman plays George Smiley) plays at the 2 minute mark in the video and on observing the […]

Critics in the time of Corona!

March 23, 2020


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One Bharath News interviews me… again, it’s about movies and reviews

December 19, 2019


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TalksOfCinema interviews me… about movies and reviews

December 10, 2019


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