Baradwaj Rangan Movie Reviews

Chandu Champion
Review

Kabir Khan’s ‘Chandu Champion’ has an alarmingly generic start, but slowly picks up steam to become a moving story about a memorable man

Maharaja
Review

Nithilan Saminathan’s ‘Maharaja’ has many “wow” moments, but they don’t result in an organic, cohesive narrative

Kotee
Review

‘Daali’ Dhananjaya plays a very likeable and honest man in Param’s ‘Kotee’, which works more often than not

Garudan
Review

RS Durai Senthilkumar’s ‘Garudan’ has a solid premise, but is let down by utterly convenient screenplay

Turbo
Review

Vysakh’s ultra-generic ‘Turbo’ is basically Mammootty saying he needs to chill after ‘Bramayugam’

Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil
Review

Vipin Das’s ‘Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil’ is an easy watch, but this solid premise should have generated more laughs

Star
Review

In ‘Star’, Elan and Kavin and Yuvan put on a show that proves that the mainstream can indeed be a place for good, ambitious ‘cinema’

Srikanth
Review

Tushar Hiranandani’s ‘Srikanth’ downplays the struggles of a visually impaired achiever and gives us a relentlessly upbeat, simplistic feel-good tale

Malayalee From India
Review

Dijo Jose Antony’s ‘Malayalee from India’ has some big laughs, but it’s mostly a preachy, very obvious take on Hindu-Muslim brotherhood

Heeramandi
Review

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi’ is top-notch entertainment: a genteel mix of deceit, intrigue, the fight for freedom, and the fight for love

Ghilli Re Release
Review

On the big screen, after 20 years, Dharani’s ‘Ghilli’ still works better than most hero-oriented movies made today

Rathnam
Review

Rathnam Movie Review

Aavesham Author BR
Review

Jithu Madhavan’s ‘Aavesham’ is a fantastically written combination of comedy and action and drama

Varshangalkku Shesham
Review

Vineeth Sreenivasan’s ‘Varshangalkku Shesham’ is a middling, unfocused bromance that also wants to be a meta-commentary on the film industry

Amar Singh Chamkila
Review

Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ is a beautifully made biopic that showcases a man as well as morality

Maidaan
Review

Amit Sharma’s ‘Maidaan’ is a sports melodrama/biopic that needed more consistent and engaging writing, but it has its moments

Woh Bhi Din The
Review

Sajid Ali’s ‘Woh Bhi Din The’, on ZEE5, is a sweet look at school days, filled with lovely, delicate moments

Crew
Review

Rajesh Krishnan’s ‘Crew’ is an undemanding watch, lit up by the pleasure of watching stars having fun

Aadujeevitham Author BR
Review

Blessy’s ‘Aadujeevitham’ has its moments and gets an A for effort, but given the source, this should have been a far more moving film

Yodha
Review

Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha’s ‘Yodha’ is a generically enjoyable thriller with solid action bits

Shaitaan
Review

Vikas Bahl’s ‘Shaitaan’ is more thriller than horror, and it needed more chills, but it’s generically watchable

J Baby
Review

Suresh Mari’s ‘J.Baby’ is a solid drama about a family that has to deal with mental illness, among other things

Premalu  Author BR
Review

Girish AD’s ‘Premalu’ infuses a familiar story with magical writing and gives us one of the most joyous movies of the year

Manjummel Boys Author BR
Review

Chidambaram’s ‘Manjummel Boys’ is a solid, efficient survival story told in broad strokes – flaws and all, the ‘high moments’ work

Joshua Imai Pol Kaka
Review

Gautham Vasudev Menon’s ‘Joshua’ is an underwhelming affair, an action B-movie with no pulp thrills