Veteran film historian, columnist, and writer Madabhushi Rangadorai, who went by his pen name Randor Guy, passed away on Sunday night after a prolonged illness at the age of 86.
A professional lawyer, it was Randor’s passion for films and writing that made him move from a career in law. He went on to write columns for many publications, including a weekly column ‘Blast from the Past’ in The Hindu. Notably, he also wrote screenplays for a few short documentaries and feature films, apart from producing advertisement films as well.
Randor also authored over 50 books in Tamil and English; ‘Memories of Madras’ was his last book. Known for his passion for music, Randor also wrote the lyrics for the ‘Love Is Fine Darling’ soundtrack in the Tamil movie Thavapudhalvan
Here’s a collection of articles written by Randor Guy for The Hindu