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Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Rangasthalam”

March 28, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of a new film in his own inimitable way. This week: Rangasthalam For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Naachiyaar”

February 16, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of a new film in his own inimitable way. This week: Naachiyaar For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Savarakathi”

February 7, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of a new film in his own inimitable way. This week: Savarakathi For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren”

February 1, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of a new film in his own inimitable way. This week: Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Tik Tik Tik”

January 25, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of a new film in his own inimitable way. This week: Tik Tik Tik For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Pad Man”

January 19, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of a new film in his own inimitable way. This week: em>Pad Man For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Thaanaa Serndha Koottam”

January 10, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of Thaanaa Serndha Koottam in his own inimitable way. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Padmavati”

January 4, 2018

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of Padmavati in his own inimitable way. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal”

December 28, 2017

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A weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal in his own inimitable way. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Whose Plot Is It Anyway – “Velaikkaran”

December 22, 2017

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Beginning a weekly feature, where standup comedian Jagan takes a look at previews and trailers and predicts the story of Velaikkaran in his own inimitable way. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Readers Write In #19: Of bandhs and the VCR boom

June 17, 2017

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I was in college in my sophomoron year (sic)  and I’d just discovered the joys of binging on Video cassettes. My  classmate in college was one of the first families to own a VCR (Video cassette Recorder) and I was a regular at his place, watching the old classics as well as the latest releases […]

Sa ri, but you asked for it…

December 16, 2016

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Our annual feature, where ‘Metro Plus’ staffers (names changed), all newbies to Carnatic music, raise questions about the Season. Baradwaj Rangan attempts to keep a straight face and provide answers. An earlier installment can be found here. Dear BR: Why are most popular ragam-s named after women? Bhairavi, Arabhi, Kalyani, to name a few… – […]

A legend walked into a bar…

June 1, 2016

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Tanmay Bhat has every right to mock Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar. But a little sensitivity wouldn’t hurt. Is comedian Tanmay Bhat’s video-spoof depicting a trash-talking Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar cause for offence? Before addressing this question, we may have to ask another one: Is it funny? The video shows Bhat playing Tendulkar and […]

After-effects of an award

January 27, 2016

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With Rajinikanth’s Padma Vibhushan, the North is finally seeing what the Superstar is all about. Baradwaj Rangan reports. “Hey Ram! Is it raining?” These were the first words out of Mrs. Sharma’s mouth when she opened the door and saw her husband, soaked from head to toe. Mr. Sharma didn’t reply. She looked past him and […]

The mane event

June 14, 2015

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Tired of the focus on unwearable gowns at Cannes and IIFA and elsewhere, we decide it’s time someone talks about men’s fashion. But don’t worry. I’m not here to tell you what to wear. I’m here to talk about my bald spot, which I’ll refer to henceforth as Bora Bora. It seems an apt-enough name, given […]

Terms of indoor-ment

May 1, 2015

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Every time I return from a trip abroad, the one thing I’m glad to return to is the health faucet, even if I’ve never really figured out why it is called that. We are unafraid to announce other parts of the anatomy. Without a care, we say “eye shadow,” “ear buds,” “nose ring,” “tongue piercing,” […]

The effects of ga-ma radiation

December 13, 2014

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Some of the ‘Metro Plus’ staffers, all newbies to Carnatic music, had questions about the Season. Baradwaj Rangan attempts to keep a straight face and provide answers. (All names are changed.) Dear BR: If we’re listening to an earnest Abheri and the smell of the adai-avial from the canteen is irresistible, what do we do? […]

Not an ice guy

September 6, 2014

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Grouchy reflections on the ALS ice bucket challenge and the changing, um, face of Facebook. I must confess that I have begun to dread logging into Facebook. I am afraid there’s going to be another tagging epidemic, egging me to do something crazy in order to do some good: Go to work dressed like Barbie […]

Switching channels

July 10, 2014

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Baradwaj Rangan gets used to the idea of life without TV. I am amazed at myself. The last time I was so amazed at myself was when I discovered that I could touch my toes without bending my knees. Okay, so I bent my knees a little. But that doesn’t count as cheating. We are […]

The supreme court

June 14, 2014

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Is there another sport as epic, as dramatic as tennis? A couple of weeks ago, as I was walking on the footpath, I came in front of a ladder that was propped against one of the stores on the side. A man standing on one of the upper rungs was painting over some existing signage, […]