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PVR 2.0: The new normal in theatre-going

November 9, 2020


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Readers Write In #291: Learning Cinema by watching Roma

October 31, 2020


(by Shiva Prasad) Whether we like it or not, our lives are moulded by society. Few things are in our control, while most things are most definitely not. We are a tiny part of a bigger scheme of things. Things are not designed to always go our way in this extremely complex system of coexistence. […]

My ‘Let’s Talk Art’ conversation with the folks of Bangalore Little Theatre

October 20, 2020


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My ‘kutty story’ interview on Littleshows

October 9, 2020


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My interview on therewillbetime (by Anirban B)

October 1, 2020


For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: You can go to any kind of journalism or mass-communication program you want to, but they can only teach you the tools and how to hone your craft. The basic urge should be there within you. I strongly believe that for any form of art, writing or […]

Is what I do ‘worth it’?

September 27, 2020


As a writer, you always think the work you do is less “important” than what a doctor or scientist or environmentalist or social activist or does. It isn’t. But sometimes, you get a letter that makes you re-evaluate your profession a bit, just a bit. This is one of those letters, and I’m printing with […]

Readers Write In #275: Friends of Vishnupuram meet Mani Ratnam

September 26, 2020


(by Eswar) On 27th September 2020, the friends of Vishnupuram will meet director Mani Ratnam for an online conversation. On this occasion, here is a brief note on the relationship between readers and writers and how two blogs are keeping an old tradition alive today. Tamil literary tradition has always fostered a particular relationship. A […]

Bitty Ruminations 91 – The erasure of (film) history

September 17, 2020


There are two reasons for writing this. One is awkshwayrd’s comment on the SADAK 2 thread, in response to my comment about Mahesh Bhatt: @brangan: There is a masterclass from you buried in the comments here. I’d never heard of any of these movies (MANZILEIN AUR BHI HAIN? AWAARGI? SAATHI?) and I’m a 80’s kid […]

My interview on The Red Sparrow

September 5, 2020


For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: “As the name suggests, Untangled shall aim at untangling all the bits and pieces that go into the making of an artist and the human behind the artist. The show is divided into three sections – Inception, Assembly Line and Harvest. Untangled chats with the National Award […]

Readers Write In #252: Respecting and understanding a genre

August 27, 2020


(by G Waugh) One thing I get reminded of when I see films like Notting Hill or a few romcoms like When Harry Met Sally,is that whenever Hollywood picks a genre to make a movie out of, however ordinary or common the genre is regarded generally, they do it with, utter seriousness. In other words, […]

My chat on Deccan Herald podcast

August 21, 2020


For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: Here is an excerpt: Vivek M V: Hello sir, welcome to the show Bharadwaj Rangan: Thank you Vivek, thank you so much. Vivek: I want to start off with a quote. Steven Spielberg once said that “whenever I go to a movie, it’s magic!”  No matter […]

My chat on Butter Biscuit podcast

August 15, 2020


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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 […]