Baradwaj Rangan

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  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania

    At the “leave your brains at home” level, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya is undeniably fun. Only, it doesn’t want you to leave your brains at home. It wants you to think about the things it’s doing. That’s the trouble.


    Mar 2017
  • Irada

    ...leaves you with a renewed appreciation for burning-issue masala movies like Kaththi and Kodi, which, for all their flaws, at least remember to entertain.


    Feb 2017
  • Raees

    Is it possible to make a relatively “realistic” masala movie? The lines don’t have the punch they should, and the Old Bollywood scenes are an embarrassment.


    Jan 2017
  • Ok Jaanu

    I feel for Shaad Ali. Ever since his best film, the criminally underrated Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, bombed, he’s been at sea. Remaking his mentor’s works may be a way to keep himself visible, but someone should tell him an echo is not a voice.


    Jan 2017
  • Befikre

    You need emotional investment. You need to care about these borderline-unlikable characters. It’s not a good sign when you keep wishing someone would make a love story around the heroine’s parents instead.


    Dec 2016
  • Pink

    may be the first film to literally bridge the divide between the (perceived) sensibilities of the multiplex audience and those that frequent single screens.


    Sep 2016
  • Akira

    The low-budget, indie vibe that contributed so much to the gritty atmosphere in the original is sacrificed for big-budget razzle-dazzle – everything looks like a set. The film is very broadly staged, like something out of the 1990s – or a TV serial of today.


    Sep 2016