15 Facts About Baradwaj Rangan


Baradwaj Rangan is an Indian film critic, writer, and formerly the deputy editor of The Hindu.

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Baradwaj Rangan has authored two books, worked as a screenwriter, and is a teacher at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

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Baradwaj Rangan had no formal training in filmmaking or cinema writing.

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Baradwaj Rangan is a chemical engineering graduate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

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Baradwaj Rangan was selected for a workshop by the Advertising Agencies Association of India, Mumbai which led to him having a stint as a copywriter with J Walter Thompson in Chennai.

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Later, Baradwaj Rangan worked as an IT Consultant in the United States for about five years.

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Baradwaj Rangan still had the urge to write and started reviewing films for the website sitagita.

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Baradwaj Rangan wrote for the magazine Tehelka, while still working at The New Indian Express.

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Baradwaj Rangan has authored two books: Conversations with Mani Ratnam, wherein he interviews film director Mani Ratnam on the perspectives of his films, and Dispatches From The Wall Corner: A Journey through Indian Cinema, which he describes as a "panoramic view of Indian cinema".

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Baradwaj Rangan wrote an essay in Subramaniyapuram: The Tamil Film in English Translation.

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Baradwaj Rangan made his debut as a dialogue writer with Kadhal 2 Kalyanam, which never saw a theatrical release.

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Baradwaj Rangan later wrote the screenplay for Kalki, a 2017 release.

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Baradwaj Rangan wrote the English narrative for the 2014 play Meghadootam: The Cloud Messenger.

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Baradwaj Rangan is a member of the Film Critics Circle of India.

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In October 2018, Baradwaj Rangan was a guest speaker at India Film Project where he discussed about a critic's job and the role of criticism in the 'Insta Generation' along with critics Rajeev Masand and Vikramaditya Motwane.

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