IPL2020: DC Spinner R.Ashwin Interview With Baradwaj Rangan


In this episode of the #IPL2020 special edition, Delhi Capitals spinner #RAshwin talks to Baradwaj Rangan about him coming from the #Rajinikanth and #KamalHaasan era, how Rajinikanth's films provide hope, how Kamal Haasan is a born actor and the influence of cinema over him. He also talks about listening to Ilayaraja, MSV and AR Rahman according to his current mind space and more.
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  • Krishna 卐 ISKCON
    Krishna 卐 ISKCON28 दिन पहले


  • Sagar Augmented
    Sagar Augmentedमहीने पहले

    Ashwin: Who is the hero of 'Michael madana kamarajan' Barry: "Crazy Mohan" Clean Bold!

  • nevin francis
    nevin francisमहीने पहले

    This interview shows the intelligence of R. Ashwin and he has made some good observations... some I must say better than a conventional movie critic.

  • Venkat Babu
    Venkat Babuमहीने पहले

    Ashwin is one of the intelligent person in Tamil Nadu, after kamal Hassan etc , hope Ashwin advices his family and friends to vote for MNM

  • M hd
    M hdमहीने पहले

    Ktv vibes😍😍

  • Psychic isaignan
    Psychic isaignanमहीने पहले

    I don't know who is the interviewer

  • Sarath Kumar
    Sarath Kumarमहीने पहले

    Rising film Critic on the way

  • Ramya Manoj
    Ramya Manojमहीने पहले

    Couldn't agree with Ashwin whn he says, the more the celebrities mingle with public, the more accustomed public will get and stop bothering the stars. It's not going to be the same set of people all the time. Each visit to a public place is going to bring in contact with fresh set of people. And we the public are crazy hero-worshippers. What with each one having a smartphone, there's going to be eternal selfie requests. People are not going to be satisfied with a pic taken frm a distance, but are hungry for selfies-with-celebrities. Like stamp collecting used to be a hobby, I see selfie-collecting nowadays.

  • mahendran D
    mahendran Dमहीने पहले

    A wonderful and informative candid interview. All the best to both of you. Im sure ashwin is going to have a great second inning after his cricketing career.

  • subburocks1
    subburocks1महीने पहले

    Super 💖

  • D16
    D16महीने पहले

    his views about being a ‘celebrity’ are extremely interesting

  • J Pushpak Martin
    J Pushpak Martin2 महीने पहले

    Ash !!! vera level !

  • Arul A
    Arul A4 महीने पहले

    AR Rahman brought nothing new, he brought "back" English songs. While his songs hit in India, I've listened to the original English song in UK.

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  • manoj sundar
    manoj sundar4 महीने पहले

    Dc spinner or Indian spinner?? what is this non sense!!

  • Ranga Kanapathy
    Ranga Kanapathy4 महीने पहले

    He thinks he is BIG now starts preaching, ask him what has done anything for the society so far? Ooorukku ubadesam... too much Padam ... I have seen him the way he acts in public...

  • Ranga Kanapathy
    Ranga Kanapathy4 महीने पहले

    Ashwin didn’t come across as matured, most part he wanted to say something diff to prove he is smart than BR or the viewers ...

  • Ranga Kanapathy
    Ranga Kanapathy4 महीने पहले

    I think Ashwin is trying to prove he is smart and some answers are completely random on MMKM he asks BR why do I like the movie? Ans: coz of Delhi Ganesh 😂... he doesn’t want I look like a normal guy so he is throwing all answers around it...

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    vaithu erichallu?

  • Sreekar Vemmula
    Sreekar Vemmula5 महीने पहले

    BR ... the best intervew so far... but the credit goes to Ash ... he made it brilliant with his enthusiasm and positivity 👏👏👏😇😇😇

  • shahbad ashraf
    shahbad ashraf5 महीने पहले

    When R Ashwin Talks.. You just listen.. Excellent insights...❤️

  • sathya 991
    sathya 9915 महीने पहले

    Very interesting interview.. What ashwin said is 100 percent true..

  • Suhasini Varadhan
    Suhasini Varadhan5 महीने पहले

    Dang now thats an interview !!!!!

  • Moto Gp
    Moto Gp5 महीने पहले

    Ashwin actually revealed the formula of kamal's movies:)... because the strongest characters in a kamal movie were most of the time, Nasser, Nagesh ,Santha Bharathi, Delhi Ganesh.. especially Delhi Ganesh,I guess he's in indian 2 too....

  • sln78
    sln785 महीने पहले

    Ash, can you interview director shankar?

  • Sai kumar
    Sai kumar5 महीने पहले

    Mr.Ashwin am so sorry, Enthiran 2.0 is not message oriented film. Parasakthi,Rathakanner,Kakka muttai etc are message oriented film. Shankar's movies are nothing but crap in my opinion.

  • Santhosh Kumar
    Santhosh Kumar5 महीने पहले

    I'm a big of Ashwin a youtuber than cricketer

  • Senthil Kumar
    Senthil Kumar5 महीने पहले

    03:25 Ashwin - Kamal fan Caption - Camel fan

  • Chandhru
    Chandhru5 महीने पहले

    Watha veri interview bha!

  • Hicconica Geller
    Hicconica Geller5 महीने पहले

    Just LOVED it! Superb interview...

  • vipin premanand
    vipin premanand6 महीने पहले

    Mighty impressed with his thoughts and insights. Also the fitter version of ashwin on field excites me. Keep dropping in these videos. You will make a difference man @R_Ashwin

  • Nandkumar R
    Nandkumar R6 महीने पहले

    Yov ashwin nee vera level ❤️❤️

  • gayathri chandrashekar
    gayathri chandrashekar6 महीने पहले

    i growing up in Ashok nagar and having studied in the same school as his, this interview only got me nostalgic. thank you for that

    SENTHILNATHAN S6 महीने पहले

    Excellent interview I never felt an interview touching my heart like this. Ashwin, you touched the real base.

  • Nivas Ramachandiran
    Nivas Ramachandiran6 महीने पहले

    7:52 pain in the ..... Pain in the house 😂

  • Akshhaya Ramalingam
    Akshhaya Ramalingam6 महीने पहले

    Not a cricket fan.. But, this interview was superb.. And Ashwin was great

  • karthik rajagopal
    karthik rajagopal6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin, really loved the Interview. eye opener with this point you said, "To change happen, every one has to take a film on corruption" This applies to our life also

  • L Ragul
    L Ragul6 महीने पहले

    Elitist view

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    now put forward your view, ill take cognisense of that

  • Hari Haran Natarajan
    Hari Haran Natarajan6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin overtakes Bharathwaj on cinema knowledge 😂🤣

  • X Mas
    X Mas6 महीने पहले

    What is B &C center

  • கவி
    கவி6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin is clear in his thoughts and it seems beautiful ❤️❤️

  • paul antony
    paul antony6 महीने पहले

    From 30.50 - 35.11 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Vishal Mehta
    Vishal Mehta6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin knows what he talks! It's a different feeling when someone with brains articulates so well! On point.

  • Pranay Chandra
    Pranay Chandra6 महीने पहले

    I wish I could know Tamil..🥺🥺🥺

  • Manikandan Parthasarathy
    Manikandan Parthasarathy6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin thala ..semaya pesareenga.. enjoyed the whole video...never knew you are so knowledgeable on movies. Sema thala..keep rocking!

  • Sridhar Nagarajan
    Sridhar Nagarajan6 महीने पहले

    Loving this guy !!!

  • Aravindsamy R
    Aravindsamy R6 महीने पहले

    I feel bad for baddy. He just wants ashwin to name some songs. U are cruel Ashwin🤣🤣🤣

    ASHWIN KUMAR6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin pulled off a Arnab here but with sense🤣🤣🤣

  • powsh krishna
    powsh krishna6 महीने पहले

    Initially i also thought interview was going to be as always. @R Ashwin drove it in a thought provoking way for some. @R Ashwin must have several youtube channels on various topics. If i get a chance to have a coffee i would enjoy it with Ashwin. He is a deep person.

  • powsh krishna
    powsh krishna6 महीने पहले

    I didnt like when Bharadwaj quoted normal people. Everyone is normal people but nobody wants to become one, especially celebrities. I know Bharadwaj didnt mean it. @R Ashwin were right on. See Vijay Ajith Rajini and Kamal should ve done that long ago. Not now.

  • powsh krishna
    powsh krishna6 महीने पहले

    Not just in press conference, @R Ashwin. If a person be analytical in any situation and answer the question with confidence, that person become odd one out in terms of not among us.

  • Santhu sant
    Santhu sant6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin made him shut his mouth. Perfect answers for his questions I wonder Ranganath evn has no choice.

  • Santhu sant
    Santhu sant6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin made him shout his mouth. Perfect answers for his questions I wonder Ranganath evn has no choice.

  • Prem Kumar
    Prem Kumar6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin you are such a stardom Anchor man...what a deliberate speech about any stream...You rocks!! Thanks BR.

  • Manoj Gopanapalli
    Manoj Gopanapalli6 महीने पहले


  • Sree Krishna
    Sree Krishna6 महीने पहले

    26:00 Very well said about how westerners can have a life as celebrity and still be among common men with the examples of Steven Smith and Warner but the culture in india is vastly different it's because i also think that it is with the people's mindset if they see Sachin Tendulkar or Rajinikanth or any celebrity for that matter they see them as some demigod or a person with extraordinary capabilities with considering the fact that he is just a common man like you and me with good talents which should be appreciated but not to be worshipped and that should change within our culture otherwise there is no hope.

  • Chakravarthy nallan Balaji
    Chakravarthy nallan Balaji6 महीने पहले

    Too much interest in films than cricket ?if similar interest shown how to bowl in australia and england ?u would have taken 500wickets by now ?

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    His life, let him do what he wants. I googled your name, dont see your name on top of any field yet. why is that?

  • Chakravarthy nallan Balaji
    Chakravarthy nallan Balaji6 महीने पहले

    Ru switching ur Career to films?from cricket?

  • mr. kev
    mr. kev6 महीने पहले

    one big elaborate promotion for KTV!!


    Awesome Interview 😍 Respect for Ashwin has gone up! Different lessons learnt and gained ! Thanks for the interview

  • San Sore
    San Sore6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin is a Polymath. He's good in everything he chooses to do.

  • pavan ramtej
    pavan ramtej6 महीने पहले

    I think Bharadwaj is clearly blown away by the knowledge of Ashwin...

  • Manikandan Baskaran
    Manikandan Baskaran6 महीने पहले

    Seems like Ktv is helped ashwin most

  • smriti kannan
    smriti kannan6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin! What an intelligent man. Big fan now.

  • Badrinath Narayanan
    Badrinath Narayanan6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin s 4th in india s all time test wicket takers. It's kinda disservice to have the title as dc spinner.

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    It is ipl season dude.

  • Manoj Kumar
    Manoj Kumar6 महीने पहले

    Just started to watch for few mins but the way Ashwin spoke he just blown me away... clarity of speech..I loved the way he spoke about celebrity..time to break all these can kind of hype n get into reality world..worth watching

  • shiva ram
    shiva ram6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin is flexing his tamil cinema knowledge in front of baddy. That's the confidence I need to have in my life.

  • Akshaya Annadurai
    Akshaya Annadurai6 महीने पहले

    Was Ashwin Standing throughout the conversation????

  • Arun Roy
    Arun Roy6 महीने पहले

    When he appreciates Vishnu Vishal.. safely he avoided Jeeva😀😀

  • Hari Krishna

    Hari Krishna

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    @Vignesh Kalaiselvan wat how is Ashwin responsible for politics in tamilnadu cricket??

  • Dhilip kumar

    Dhilip kumar

    5 महीने पहले

    Vishnu vishal is the perfect choice to do kris srikanth role in 83 movie. then i just remembered the movie jeeva

  • Barathi Krishnamurthi

    Barathi Krishnamurthi

    5 महीने पहले

    @Vignesh Kalaiselvan bro both r good frnds with each other I don't think any other cricketer in tn will be frnds with vishnu only ashwin is frnd with him Atleast let us be happy that they r frnds but still politics issue is very sad and embarrassing

  • Vignesh Kalaiselvan

    Vignesh Kalaiselvan

    5 महीने पहले

    @Barathi Krishnamurthi nyaayama sorry kekanum.. It is the good nature of Vishnu that he is still friends with those people :p

  • Barathi Krishnamurthi

    Barathi Krishnamurthi

    5 महीने पहले

    Atleast he is still friends with him that itself show his good nature Many ppl won't even do that

  • Akshaya Annadurai
    Akshaya Annadurai6 महीने पहले

    K Tv had a pretty role in my Schooldays as well....

  • Sreenidhi Ramachandran
    Sreenidhi Ramachandran6 महीने पहले


  • Joseva Joshi
    Joseva Joshi6 महीने पहले

    Amazed by your wider knowledge ash... Fully astonished sir... Every "so called celebraties " should see this interview....

  • Manu Ram
    Manu Ram6 महीने पहले

    I want to endorse what Ashwin said regarding sports persons in the western world, many years back in 1996 I was shopping in a baby shop for a pram for my daughter in Sydney . Steve Waugh and his wife were there in the shop too, except for a few whispers and a few gaze towards Steve Waugh the rest of the customers didn't bother approaching him, I was the only one who was gaping at him as I was only about a couple of years in Australia at that time.

  • Manu Ram
    Manu Ram6 महीने पहले

    Films and Cricket is India's craze not Films and Sports. Scientists are not popular in any country boss they are just respected, I live overseas and I have experienced it, sure singers are very popular in the western world. Anybody who entertains you will be popular in every country.

  • Dhinesh P
    Dhinesh P6 महीने पहले

    Such a wonderful interview. Ashwin you are a rockstar 🙌🏻

  • Saptak Das
    Saptak Das6 महीने पहले

    @18:36 till 20:56 very well said .

  • rishin krishnan
    rishin krishnan6 महीने पहले

    I got a headache. I'm sure baddy did too 😁

  • Sargunan
    Sargunan6 महीने पहले

    He is simply Brilliant ! so much of knowledge.

  • rahul tiwari
    rahul tiwari6 महीने पहले

    What d fuck is this series of cricketers talking abt films..if not anything this gives insinuation that Fc is being bankrolled by red chillies and dharma..😎

  • Blue Eagle Films
    Blue Eagle Films6 महीने पहले

    Mr.Ashwin..My freind didnt bribe the policeman for passport and after 10 days,his passport got rejected..atlast his father had to pay understanding that his son will never do and then he settled outside the country today..do u really think if he was admant and not payment,it would have made a differnce. Atmost people will laugh at u and ignore because for everyone time is the essence..After watching movie for 1 hour even I feel like hitting 15 goons but then reality strikes...More than movies its the education system which should change if you really want to change..Movies are for entertainment and stars are there for earning money..B and C centre people want something which this movie people always give and if u make art movie for them..nobody will come to theatres..so end of the day the root is education lets change the education system...

  • Mohamed Yasir
    Mohamed Yasir6 महीने पहले

    Proper! Very Healthy conversation on movies. Next round table ku ivara kupdalam as a audience perspective input.

  • Zero Man
    Zero Man6 महीने पहले

    Read the title of the video carefully Then comment It's about the IPL players

  • Sanat Attavar
    Sanat Attavar6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin is brilliant - Ash understanding The Purpose of Life / implementing it 24/7/365 x span of lifetime is be all / end all else this life is a vicious cycle and why I stress or rather why bother is because that’s the need of the hour for humanity. Ash everyone is good but IMPORTANT to find out or see is who is right and either keep away from the. Wrong or work on getting the wrong to see the right - don’t play to gallery with them or even if those who are right. Example : Jaggi Vasudev his single claim of his wife attaining SAMADHI - really Ashwin - show me one instance other than Paramahansa Yogananda writing about it in his book, anyone who has voluntarily left their book through a yogic process, while it’s common banter in yoga but Bheesma is the ONLY other person who achieved it which has been documented. Most who otherwise achieve Samadhi is connecting to GOD while life is about to leave them NOT they leaving life. Ash RIGHTEOUSNESS supersedes positivity- The answermy friend to all this is simple not easy - Spiritual Awareness- finding out is there method to this madness - it’s all there in Scriptures - implementation is what is missing - the moment YOU implement it you will see LIFE IS IN PERFECT ORDER! If one sees it otherwise then the implementation is not to the required level - one thing will remain though - people’s struggles with LIFE will pain you but then one can’t do much but keep goading them - the best part though is, irrespective of the situation, condition or position you find yourself in you won’t be struggling. Hare Krishna!

  • Jonas
    Jonas6 महीने पहले

    The biggest enemies of Vijay and ajith are their fans 👍

  • vignesh g

    vignesh g

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    True 😂😂😂

  • Jonas
    Jonas6 महीने पहले

    Overall summary Aswin interviewed bharathwaraj

  • Victoria Ganesan
    Victoria Ganesan6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin I going to subcribe to you

  • Fedrick Nicolas
    Fedrick Nicolas6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin does not speak about JEEVA of Vishnuvishal .. Guilt ?... Hahahahh😂😂😂

  • Shivaram K V
    Shivaram K V6 महीने पहले

    Bharadwaj Rangan in entire video : Yappa ivan enekke class edukaran pa !!! Aala vidura saami.... Always been a big fan of Ashwin......

  • Shriraam Balasubramanian
    Shriraam Balasubramanian6 महीने पहले

    Kamal Haasan deserves more and more for what he does contributed to Tamil and Indian cinema! Lately he can be bashed by morons who has not even achieved in anything in their life!

  • Shriraam Balasubramanian

    Shriraam Balasubramanian

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    @Ashish R Someone who has not even watched all his movies and type of movies he made or acted will comment ill about him unnecessarily.

  • Ashish R

    Ashish R

    महीने पहले

    What particular thing you're referring here?

  • Deejay Phani
    Deejay Phani6 महीने पहले

    Ashwin made the most important point. Whom do you like Kamal or Rajini / Sachin or Kohli ? Cliche questions & comparing of 2 things ! Thanks for nailing it !

  • Vinod. Charan Dass
    Vinod. Charan Dass6 महीने पहले

    Thoroughly enjoyed... Able to connect to even the micro details from a macro perspective.. Fantastic interview after a very long time.. All the best Ash!

  • hari naren
    hari naren6 महीने पहले

    Came here for an entertainment show. But actually is a karuthhu show. Ashwin | Dravid | Maddy - True inspiration

  • ravans73
    ravans736 महीने पहले

    Ashwin is clear in his thought process...great hearing you boss...

  • VJ M
    VJ M6 महीने पहले

    I like Ashwin but I beg to differ on some of the comments about how clear his thoughts are. I felt like some of the answers are very vague. He talks about Indian movie giving hope. I still don’t get what hope has to do with that movie. A common man taking law in his hand is the hope? I love the movie but still don’t understand the “hope” part. Talking about playing without audience he says first he does not care. Then when Rangan asks about the crowd appreciation, he says yes they are like blood vessels.. so Ashwin likes or does not like playing with the crowd? Loved the interview but still I felt some of the answers were pretty wayward..

  • Raj kiran
    Raj kiran6 महीने पहले

    I felt in the first half of the video , he was speaking like actor madhavan 😋

  • Kamal D
    Kamal D6 महीने पहले

    Mr.Rangan I would love to see you having a conversation with a common moving going audience or a great movie enthusiast. This will give a great opportunity to understand the audience perspective of cinema and will lead to an interesting conversation is what I believe. Will you be doing it sir?. Hope to see such a conversation soon. Good luck

  • Kamal D
    Kamal D6 महीने पहले

    My gosh. I am overwhelmed with the flow of thought and great choice of words from Mr. Ashwin. Another great interview. Keep rocking Mr.Rangan!!!

  • Sreeram Ramji
    Sreeram Ramji6 महीने पहले

    antha statistic laam theriyathu sir

  • Prem Ananth Govindan
    Prem Ananth Govindan6 महीने पहले

    Wow! What a interaction. First time getting a chance to watch and hear Ashwin outside the cricket ground. Knowledgable and very passionate with the movie happenings

  • Prem Ananth Govindan

    Prem Ananth Govindan

    6 महीने पहले

    @Akshaya 27 eDiTz Sure will do.... thanks for the suggestion

  • Sharodh K R
    Sharodh K R6 महीने पहले

    BR put a nail in Ashwin's coffin when he said crazy Mohan is the hero of the Micheal Madhana Kama Rajan... 😂 BR for a reason.😎

  • Senthil Kumaran
    Senthil Kumaran6 महीने पहले

    Very Insightful view. Thanks Baradwaraj for bringing Ashwin to your interview. This was a great session and hopefully we move away from individual worship at the least in your interviews

  • Shreyas S
    Shreyas S6 महीने पहले

    Surprised with the discussion in this interview! Should be continued & taken forward...