Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Mar 16, 2018
Raid movie review: Ajay Devgn’s brooding intensity, Raj Kumar Gupta’s gripping direction add up to a winnerCredible realism and Raj Kumar Gupta’s unembellished directorial style are what make Raid such a gripping experience.
Mar 09, 2018
Hate Story 4 movie review: A fourth instalment of pretend sex and tacky dialoguebaaziHate Story 4, like the first three, is neither artistic enough to be called erotica nor functional and overt enough to be call porn.
Mar 07, 2018
'Sridevi, actress': Celebrating a superstar robbed of her due by a patriarchal northern ahistorical gazeA celebration of Sridevi's extraordinary life is incomplete unless we throw out reductive labels and remember her for what she was – an adventurer across languages and state borders, a risk-taker, an artist, an Indian superstar. In other words, “Sridevi, actress.”
Mar 02, 2018
Pari movie review: Anushka Sharma and her film are scary as hell, heaven and everything in betweenAnushka Sharma is the perfect combination of innocent and enigmatic as the lead character in Pari. She delivers an image-defying performance that is designed to elicit pity and dread in equal measure
Feb 26, 2018
Raising The Bar: Onir’s documentary is about positivity in the face of Down SyndromeOnir’s Raising The Bar views people with Down Syndrome as fellow humans deserving of solidarity, rather than “the other” deserving pity.
Feb 25, 2018
Kaly movie review: Two films jammed into one uneven venture redeemed by Joju GeorgeKaly is a half-baked affair that looks and feels as if there is a good film lost somewhere inside it.
Feb 23, 2018
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety movie review: A dreary woman-hate-fest cum unwitting gaymanceSonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety recycles the cast, clichés and convictions of both the Pyaar Ka Punchnama films.
Feb 09, 2018
Padman movie review: Akshay Kumar is charming in an entertaining but problematic filmThere is so much in Padman that is enjoyable and meaningful. But there's also some needless sexism (about a true mard being one who can provide raksha (protection) to the women in his life) and an exasperating north-Indian-isation of Muruganantham, which you can't get over.
Feb 04, 2018
Queen movie review: This is not a review, this is a protestThis is not a review of Queen, this is a protest against whoever allowed this kindergarten-grade project to come to mainstream movie halls.
Jan 21, 2018
Carbon movie review: Fahadh Faasil is a showstopper in an unslottable adventureSome films refuse to settle into a single genre. Venu’s Carbon, with Fahadh Faasil in the lead, is one such that will not be tied down by slotting.