Browsing All Posts filed under »Personal«

Beyond Bollywood: The Best Non-Hindi Films Of The Last 5 Years

July 25, 2019

13

Read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/fc-turns-5/best-non-bollywood-films-of-the-last-5-years.html From a Tulu-language oddity to a genre mash-up from Guwahati to an unapologetically bonkers crime epic set in the gold mines of Bengaluru – our picks of the best films since 2014. Here are my Tamil picks. Jigarthanda (2014): I wanted to begin with one really […]

Film Companion turns 5

July 25, 2019

1

“figuring out new ways to approach content and artists and always, how to dive deeper and stay engaging. There is also the hustle to be a financially sustainable platform without resorting to gossip or click-bait headlines. How do you attract eyeballs and money without editorial compromise – that is the question!” https://www.filmcompanion.in/fc-turns-5/a-letter-from-anupama-chopra.html

Perspective: On the reactions to Kabir Singh

July 25, 2019

3

PERSPECTIVE is a segment where a viewer (or one of us at Film Companion) presents a video essay on a topic. This edition is by Abhinav Sundar Nayak, the editor of three Tamil feature films (Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, Uriyadi and Kurangu Bommai) and a Malayalam feature film (You too Brutus). For more, subscribe to FILM […]

Books that changed you

July 9, 2019

62

Jeevan R asked this question in the K Balachander #AskBR thread. I think it deserves a separate thread, especially if readers can chip in. What books have challenged your perception of world.. can you suggest few Good ones?

FC @ Cannes 2019: A few of my favourite things

May 14, 2019

5

Read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/cannes-film-festival-2019-sylvester-stallone-rambo-5-baradwaj-rangan In between screenings at the world’s biggest film festival, here’s a bunch of things I look forward to. So what, apart from the movies, am I looking forward to at Cannes? Maybe a Sylvester Stallone sighting, while he’s promoting Rambo V – Last Blood. You kids […]

Off the Topic: Enigma

May 6, 2019

13

Spoilers… The following post is not about movies. So, I have not been able to frequently comment here as I used to earlier. I wouldn’t comment on films earlier (and now) because I don’t frequent to theaters as much, so I would have nothing to comment on, and the enlightening discussions which I used to […]

A stand on stars

May 3, 2019

23

Read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/why-film-companion-will-not-have-stars-ratings-in-movie-reviews-baradwaj-rangan/ We think it’s time we stopped trying to reduce our thoughts on films (i.e. our reviews) to a bunch of stars.   It took a star to take out the stars. The former is Shah Rukh Khan, who gently railed against the latter, today’s near-ubiquitous system […]

#AskBR – Some ‘pressing’ YouTube Comments – Part 1

April 9, 2019

11

In which I answer a few questions on an older film… or a new one… or take on a few YouTube comments… For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

And we hit 100K subscribers!

April 2, 2019

9

For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Viewer’s Voice: Lakshmi, Accountant

March 25, 2019

0

Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Viewer’s Voice: Vinoth, Mechanic

March 12, 2019

1

Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Film Companion (South) turns two!

March 1, 2019

7

Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Viewer’s Voice: Saravanan, Milk Booth Owner

February 25, 2019

0

Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

My Favourite Film Decade – Bollywood in the 1980s

February 12, 2019

24

Read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/favourite-films-of-a-decade/baradwaj-rangan-80s-top-films/ One of the aspects of pop-culture that really, I mean really, gets to me is how unshakeable an opinion becomes. I call it the Curse of Perceived Wisdom. Here’s an example. Mahesh Bhatt once said, in some magazine, that the most erotic scene in Indian cinema […]

Viewer’s Voice: Mohammed Sabbit (Dulquer Salmaan fan)

February 11, 2019

0

Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Viewer’s Voice: Sarath (AC Mechanic)

January 28, 2019

9

Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Viewer’s Voice: Shanmughathaai (Eatery Owner)

January 7, 2019

2

Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Mean tweets and comments – 2018 edition

December 26, 2018

22

Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Viewer’s Voice: Karthikeyan (Shopkeeper)

December 24, 2018

4

Copyright ©2018 Film Companion.

Happy 2019

December 19, 2018

37

Dear readers, am on a break and may not be doing too much writing over the next few days. (You’ll see articles I’ve written earlier come up as and when they are published.) Wishing you all a very happy 2019. Cheers.