Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Dec 02, 2017
Paipin Chuvattile Pranayam movie review: Neeraj Madhav’s solo-hero debut is a sweetly sad eco-filmPaipin Chuvattile Pranayam, starring Neeraj Madhav and Reeba Monica John, gives the issue of environmental degradation a light touch throughout, without ever trivialising the subject
Dec 01, 2017
Firangi movie review: Kapil Sharma is fair enough in a paper-thin filmThe period setting and theme of Firangi bring to mind Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan which again featured poor villagers taking on the might of the Empire through a clash with a single cog in its wheel. The similarities end there
Nov 24, 2017
Ajji movie review: Moving, till it descends into the clichés of the rape revenge genreAs much as Ajji is about a woman out to punish the well-connected man who brutalised her grandchild, it is also about the everydayness of sexual assault in the grubby back alleys of an urban space.
Nov 22, 2017
Parvathy on Tiger Zinda Hai vs Take Off, Bollywood vs Mollywood, and sexual assault in film industriesParvathy Thiruvothu is not one to be constrained by biases and borders. In an interview with Anna MM Vettica, she talks about her critically acclaimed film Take Off (the premise for which seems to have inspired Tiger Zinda Hai), her Bollywood film Qarib Qarib Singlle and sexism in the industry
Nov 18, 2017
Punyalan Private Limited movie review: Jayasurya’s comic timing is mined to slam demonetisation and morePunyalan Private Limited is an equal opportunity offender, aiming its wrath across ideological divides, across communities and institutions, at demonetisation, the compulsory playing of the national anthem in movie halls, politics over women’s safety, poor roads, financial corruption and more
Nov 17, 2017
Tumhari Sulu movie review: Vidya Balan is heart-stoppingly good in a funny, funny filmDespite its exasperating folly as it draws to a close, Tumhari Sulu is a throat-achingly, side-splittingly hysterical entertainer.
Nov 04, 2017
Goodalochana movie review: A potential zero saved by Mamta Mohandas and some humourThe problem with Goodalochana is that it does not know where to begin or where to end, and once it sets off, it lacks focus.
Nov 03, 2017
Ittefaq movie review: Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna are credible in an effective thrillerIttefaq is not perfect then, but it is fair enough. Bollywood rarely does thrillers well. This one is not brilliant, but it was fun while it lasted.
Oct 29, 2017
Villain movie review: Mohanlal, Manju Warrier starrer looks slick, sounds bombasticMohanlal and Manju Warrier starrer Villain is high on atmospherics but low on substance, writes Anna MM Vetticad.
Oct 27, 2017
Jia Aur Jia movie review: Kalki Koechlin’s verve is wasted in a flimsy girl bonding flickJia Aur Jia’s saving grace is that it resurrects Jiya o jiya, the title song of the Asha Parekh-Dev Anand classic Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai, for its background score.