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Readers Write In #563: Letters to my Alter Ego: Part 2

March 26, 2023


By Jeeva P Hi Arulmozhivarman, There is a dialogue in Parthiban Kanavu, Srikanth telling his friends that the biggest problem in his life has been not the fact that he was surrounded by bad people who made life difficult for him, but quite the opposite. Parthiban, played by Srikanth was surrounded in fact by good […]

From the Web (FTW) #4: The wives who discovered they were gay

March 12, 2023


From today’s Hindu Sunday Magazine: These women left socially secure marriages with men to find love, respect, and authenticity away from the rigid family structure. “Why is it that I can’t be someone at 20, someone else at 30, and someone quite different at 40? Sexuality is exploration.” The year I turned 40, I decided […]

Readers Write In #561: Letters to my Alter Ego

March 11, 2023


By Jeeva P Dear Arulmozhivarman, We have always been like this. We both have been called the greatest pessimists by both people who knew us pretty well and those who haven’t. It sometimes used to sting me like an insult and sometimes used to elate me like a compliment. Both of us were people who […]

Readers Write In #556: Abishekspeare in love

February 26, 2023


By Abishekspeare “So, what do you wanna drink?” she asks, eager to know what a self-professed alcohol expert would say. I get paralyzed for a second, my face giving an expression as that of a batsman who got hit in his balls in the first delivery. “Umm…I’ll just have beer”, I say, because it’s the […]

Readers Write In #555: Call

February 23, 2023


By Severus Snape I’m in a cab. I’ve heard people talk about how college teaches us how to live and discover ourselves. I’m unsure about the “discover ourselves” part, but I’m travelling alone for the first time. I leaned onto the window with my bag in my lap. I clutched it hard as we left […]

Pattukaran – Rajaism Pannuvom, featuring Baradwaj Rangan

February 17, 2023


‘Pattukaran’ is a podcast by Sudhir Viyas D. He called me to share some thoughts on Raja in the first episode of Season 2. If you want to support this podcast, here’s the link: And here is the podcast:

Readers Write In #544: எனக்கு தெரிந்த ரங்கன்

February 3, 2023


By G Waugh Disclaimer: This is not intended to be a hagiography of the subject of this essay. பொறுப்பு திறப்பு: இந்த கட்டுரையின் மையப்பொருளை துதி பாடும் நோக்கத்தோடு எழுதப்பட்டது அல்ல இந்த கட்டுரை. 2009. என் தலைவன் படம் கந்தசாமி வெளியாகி ஊரெல்லாம் பரபரப்பை கிளப்பிக்கொண்டிருந்தது. எனக்கு பெரிதாக படம் பிடிக்கவில்லை என்றாலும் மற்றவர்கள் என் தலைவன் படம் பற்றி என்ன நினைக்கிறார்கள் என்று தெரிந்து கொள்ள ஆர்வம் […]

Twenty years, and counting…

January 30, 2023


And it’s 20 years, folks! Or as a friend told me, “Imagine all the useful things you could have done with your life if you’d not had to watch all those bad movies.” Heh, yes, perspective and all that — but I would not have it any other way. Thank you, thank you, thank you […]

Happy 2023, everyone!

December 31, 2022


It’s been a strange year. The move to Galatta… a minor hernia surgery (and the resultant weight increase, during the post-operative recovery period)… the post-pandemic realisation that life is even shorter than we thought and every diem is something to be carpe-d, plus a whole bunch of other stuff. A lot of things I have […]

Readers Write In #526: A ‘nauseating’ history, a memoir

November 29, 2022


By G Waugh aka Jeeva P This was the first time I was travelling in a bus that ventured into narrow, serpentine roads full of bends that were extremely sharp that the driver seemed to drivelike a Rajnikanth-replica in a 90s Tamil movie climax trying to dodge the villain’s tanker lorry that intentionally wanted to […]

Readers Write In #484: Why can’t HE do it?

September 6, 2022


By Hari 5 years back, after the birth of our second born, me and my wife went to her gynec to discuss the possibilities for birth control. That is when she told my wife why can’t he do it. It is a complex procedure for you, if it was a Caesarian we could have done […]

A small milestone at Galatta Plus

August 4, 2022


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Does anyone watch films anymore?

July 22, 2022


I just had this thought, this morning. Over here, there is a lot of discussion around cinema, but so many reviews – unless they are of big films – barely get comments about the film in question. Is it because the particular set of commenters that frequent the blog now do not watch films? Or […]

My interview by a USC student

July 16, 2022


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Readers Write In #469: Random Ramblings of a Mediocre Mind

June 20, 2022


By Severus Snape I am 18, a college fresher, and I like to be cool. I like to have people praise me; I want to stand out from the crowd. I want to participate in several clubs; it sounds cool to say, “Oh, I made a clock using Arduino and designed an app to display […]

Event in Chennai

June 8, 2022


Medai @medai_thestage wanted to do an event with me. The result is a live version of AskBR, where we can hopefully chat a lot about cinema. Tickets at BookMyShow. — Baradwaj Rangan (@baradwajrangan) June 7, 2022

Hello, Galatta Plus! (Promo 2)

March 24, 2022


Hello, Galatta Plus! (Promo 1)

March 21, 2022


Goodbye, Film Companion!

March 15, 2022


My panel discussion on Behindwoods (on whether ‘Valimai’ lived up to expectations)

February 27, 2022


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