Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Jul 22, 2017
Basheerinte Premalekhanam movie review: Manikandan Achari steals the show from a lukewarm hero in a tepid taleEven Manikandan Achari and Madhu cannot save Basheerinte Premalekhanam from its overall limpness. It is not unbearable or any such thing, what it is is blah.
Jul 20, 2017
Lipstick Under My Burkha movie review: It’s clear why censors were unnerved by this brave, fun filmLipstick Under My Burkha is unrelenting in its social commentary, unapologetic about the mirror it holds up to Indian patriarchy, and reminds men that women – even those old enough to be their mothers – have sexual desires
Jul 14, 2017
Jagga Jasoos movie review: Ranbir-Katrina’s bow to Broadway is a laudable experiment that zigzags off courseJagga Jasoos brings together a range of quality ingredients, but something has gone wrong in the cooking of it.
Jun 23, 2017
Tubelight movie review: Salman Khan and Kabir Khan deliver another snub to bigotryAt the centre of Tubelight’s balance sheet is Salman Khan. He is both the film’s biggest asset and its greatest liability
Jun 18, 2017
G Kutta Se movie review: Heart-stopping portrayal of misogyny and murder in HaryanaG Kutta Se runs for 103 crisply edited minutes, but feels less. It does a great job of telling a solid story based on the relevant topic of honour killing.
Jun 16, 2017
Bank Chor movie review: This Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi-starrer is not as maasoom as it seemsBank Chor begins with three idiots who ain't no Ocean's eleven, botching up their attempt to rob a branch of the fictitious Bank of Indians (BOI) in Mumbai. What happens next isn't very exciting.
Jun 09, 2017
Raabta movie review: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and pretty visuals drowned out by tediumIt takes a great deal of writing skill to make a rational viewer enjoy a film on reincarnation, magical fantasy or the paranormal without feeling foolish. For one, Raabta gets dull quite quickly
Jun 02, 2017
Dobaara: See Your Evil movie review — Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem thriller takes forever to take offDobaara fails to recover from the absolute lack of energy that sets in in the first hour.
May 28, 2017
Godha movie review: A Malayalam Dangal filled with warmth but lacking muscleBasil Joseph's Godha takes you to a mud wrestling pit in small-town Kerala with Renji Panicker as a veteran gatta gusthi coach whose sport is losing to cricket in the popular psyche. Read Anna M.M. Vetticad's review below.
May 26, 2017
Sachin: A Billion Dreams — Here's a movie review by a cricket non-fanSachin: A Billion Dreams is vastly superior to last year's Bollywood ventures Azhar and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.