Baradwaj Rangan Movie Reviews

O.Baby
Review

Dileesh Pothan is fabulous in Ranjan Pramod's 'O.Baby', a richly textured strike against all kinds of ownership

Kolla
Review

Suraj Varma's 'Kolla' (Rajisha Vijayan, Vinay Forrt, Priya Varrier) has an interesting premise, but is content to remain vaguely watchable

Por Thozhil
Review

Vignesh Raja's 'Por Thozhil' (Sarathkumar, Ashok Selvan) is a solid, well-crafted serial-killer thriller with enough pluses to overcome its issues

Maalai Nera Mallipoo
Review

Sanjay Narayanan's exquisite, moving 'Maalai Nera Mallipoo', on aha, takes us into a sex worker's psyche

Takkar
Review

Karthik G Krish's 'Takkar' is filled with good ideas, but none of them are fleshed out convincingly

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum
Review

Akhil Sathyan’s 'Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum', on Prime Video, is proof that templates are never an issue if the storytelling is strong

Fire In The Mountains
Review

Ajitpal Singh’s ‘Fire In the Mountains’, on SonyLIV, peels back the beauty of the mountains to gaze at stark realities

Trishanku
Review

Achyut Vinayak’s ‘Thrishanku’, with Anna Ben and Arjun Ashokan, has a super premise, but it’s content to remain a pleasant watch instead of the all-out riot it could have become

Daredevil Musthafa
Review

Shashank Soghal's 'Daredevil Musthafa' is a laid-back charmer filled with newcomers, and it covers up its flaws with a massive dose of can-do spirit

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
Review

Apoorv Singh Karki’s ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai’ is an earnest, well-acted courtroom drama that needed more tension

Kathal
Review

Yashowardhan Mishra's 'Kathal', on Netflix, is a gently amusing detective story-cum-social commentary that involves missing jackfruits

Jackson Bazaar Youth
Review

Shamal Sulaiman’s entertaining ‘Jackson Bazaar Youth’ makes you think it's a drama about the underprivileged before pulling the rug from under your feet

Pichaikkaran 2
Review

Vijay Antony’s ‘Pichaikkaran 2’ is a sentimental, speech-heavy take on how the rich should help the poor

Modern Love Chennai
Review

'Modern Love Chennai', overseen by creative producer Thiagarajan Kumararaja and team, makes a strong case for what Tamil creators can do in the OTT space

Good Night
Review

Vinayak Chandrasekaran's 'Good Night' is an easy watch with a few good laughs, but it struggles to hang on to a single tonality

Farhana
Review

Nelson Venkatesan's 'Farhana' gives Aishwarya Rajesh a fine chance to shine in the midst of a middling thriller

2018 Everyone Is A Hero
Review

Jude Anthany Joseph's '2018: Everyone is a Hero' is painted in very broad strokes but ends up a solid account of a tragic time

The Song Of Scorpions
Review

Anup Singh's 'The Song of Scorpions' (Irrfan Khan, Golshifteh Farahani) is a minimalistic and magnificently twisted story of obsessive love

Ponniyin Selvan 2
Review

Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan 2' is more dramatic, sadder and more serious in tone, and a meaty conclusion to the two-part epic

Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
Review

As generic star vehicles go, Farhad Samji's 'Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan' (Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde) is generically watchable

Neelavelicham
Review

Aashiq Abu's 'Neelavelicham' (Tovino Thomas, Rima Kallingal) nails the retro look-and-feel, but lacks an emotional connect

Yaathisai
Review

Dharani Rasendran's impressive 'Yaathisai' is a richly imagined slice of historical fiction about brutal wars and the male psyche

Shaakuntalam
Review

Gunasekhar's underwhelming 'Shaakuntalam' needed more cinematic vision to be the epic it wants to be

Burqa
Review

Sarjun KM's 'Burqa', on aha, is a solid, deliberately theatrical (and gorgeously shot) debate on an Islamic practice

Dasara
Review

Srikanth Odela's 'Dasara' is a solid, subdued star vehicle that favours emotions over "mass" moments