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FC @ Cannes 2019: A few of my favourite things

May 14, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Viewer’s Voice: Lakshmi, Accountant

March 25, 2019

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Viewer’s Voice: Vinoth, Mechanic

March 12, 2019

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Film Companion (South) turns two!

March 1, 2019

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Viewer’s Voice: Saravanan, Milk Booth Owner

February 25, 2019

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My Favourite Film Decade – Bollywood in the 1980s

February 12, 2019

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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

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Viewer’s Voice: Sarath (AC Mechanic)

January 28, 2019

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Viewer’s Voice: Shanmughathaai (Eatery Owner)

January 7, 2019

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Mean tweets and comments – 2018 edition

December 26, 2018

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Viewer’s Voice: Karthikeyan (Shopkeeper)

December 24, 2018

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Happy 2019

December 19, 2018

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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.

Viewer’s Voice: Valarmathi (Domestic Help)

December 10, 2018

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Viewer’s Voice: Arasan (Tailor)

November 26, 2018

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Viewer’s Voice: Venu (Herbal Pharmacist)

November 13, 2018

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Off the Topic: Sensitive Males

November 8, 2018

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A lot in this article really resonated with me. Any one else — man or woman — cares to weigh in? https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/highly-sensitive-man_us_5b464565e4b0e7c958f73cf4 Many people don’t have patience for a man in distress. We’re expected to pull ourselves up, lick our wounds and soldier on. I’ve always been super sensitive — the highs are high and […]