Baradwaj Rangan Movie Reviews

Bramayugam Review By Baradwaj Rangan
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Rahul Sadasivan’s deeply evocative ‘Bramayugam’ is not so much a horror movie as a movie about the timeless horrors of oppression

Article 370
Review

Aditya Suhas Jambhale’s ‘Article 370’ is an effective, entertaining primer on Kashmir, mixing outdoor action and indoor political drama

Laapataa Ladies
Review

Kiran Rao’s ‘Laapataa Ladies’ is a satirical comedy whose entertainment value makes it easy to overlook the broad messaging

In The Belly Of A Tiger
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Siddartha Jatla tackles capitalism in the haunting ‘In the Belly of a Tiger’, which had its world premiere at the Berlinale

The Fable
Review

Raam Reddy’s ‘The Fable’ is a wonderful follow-up to ‘Thithi’, and it had its world premiere at the Berlinale

Kottukkaali
Review

PS Vinothraj follows up ‘Pebbles’ with ‘Kottukkaali’, another excellent ‘road movie’ which world-premiered at the Forum section of the Berlinale

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya
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Amit Joshi & Aradhana Sah's 'Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya' is a man-robot love story without an iota of genuine human emotion

Lover
Review

Prabhu Ram Vyas’s terrific ‘Lover’ charts the stages of a breakup with clinical precision

Lal Salaam
Review

Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s ‘Lal Salaam’ is an underwhelming, old-fashioned story about Hindu-Muslim unity

Bhakshak
Review

Pulkit’s ‘Bhakshak’, on Netflix, dives into a sexual abuse case with disappointingly predictable results

Anubhuti
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Anirban Dutta’s ‘Anubhuti’, which had its world premiere at Rotterdam, is a sensuous series of tableaux based on Krishna, Radha, and Meera

Malaikottai Vaaliban
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Lijo Jose Pellissery’s hallucinatory ‘Malaikottai Vaaliban’ is a warrior story that subverts how we see warrior stories on screen

Blue Star
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S Jayakumar’s ‘Blue Star’ is a cricketing drama that could have used less cricket, more human drama

Fighter
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Siddharth Anand’s ‘Fighter’ takes a generic action template and makes it immensely watchable

Merry Christmas
Review

Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Merry Christmas’ is an elegant, experimental thriller that’s more interesting to think about than sit through

Sevappi
Review

MS Raaja’s ‘Sevappi’, on Aha OTT, is a multi-character village drama whose “moments” keep us interested, invested

Ayalaan
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R Ravikumar’s ‘Ayalaan’ is too generic to make an impact, but it is a harmless watch

Captain Miller
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Arun Matheswaran’s ‘Captain Miller’ has interesting ideas, but the film remains an emotionally aloof series of cool shots

Neru
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Jeethu Joseph’s ‘Neru’ is a solid courtroom drama woven around a blind rape survivor

Salaar
Review

Prashanth Neel’s action-packed ‘Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire’ takes its time to get going, but eventually settles into a decent watch

Dunki
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Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Dunki’ has Shah Rukh Khan in great form but a screenplay that’s flat and over-reliant on humour

Adrishya Jalakangal
Review

Dr. Biju’s ‘Adrishya Jalakangal’ is less a movie than a Kafka-esque anti-war play, but the unconventional storytelling and the cast keep us watching

The Archies
Review

Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’ is a near-perfect comic-book movie, handling heavy issues with a feather-light touch

Joram
Review

Devashish Makhija’s ‘Joram’ questions the cost of progress in the guise of a solid, moving cat-and-mouse thriller

Daayam
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Prasanth Vijay’s ‘Daayam’ is a beautiful coming-of-age story of loss and learning to cope