Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
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.
May 19, 2017
Hindi Medium movie review: Irrfan, Saba's laugh-a-minute thinkfest survives its populist endingThe achievement of Hindi Medium is that it tells us things we already know yet forces us to think about them, and has lots of fun while doing so.
May 12, 2017
Sarkar 3 movie review: Amitabh Bachchan-Ram Gopal Varma magic goes missingAmitabh Bachchan's Sarkar 3 is lacklustre and ordinary. Coming from the House of Ram Gopal Varma, in some ways that counts as worse than being bad.
May 07, 2017
Mantostaan movie review: Manto’s enduring relevance is lost in a poor productionThe kindest thing that can be said about writer-director Rahat Kazmi’s Mantostaan – based on Manto’s Khol Do, Thanda Ghosht, Assignment and Aakhri Salute – is that it means well.
May 06, 2017
Comrade In America movie review: Humour and Dulquer Salmaan’s charm on a road to nowhereComrade In America is an interesting idea that needed a better writer to expand it into a full-fledged screenplay. Dulquer Salmaan’s charm, the Shahir-Pothan chemistry, their wit and all those picture-postcard settings cannot camouflage C.I.A.’s emptiness.
May 05, 2017
Dissecting the language of Baahubali trolls: 'Hindu film’, ‘Urduwood’, ‘Chrislamist critic’Film critic Anna Vetticad writes about how it is to be on the receiving end of massive Twitter trolling for her review of SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Apr 16, 2017
Sakhavu movie review: Comedy, Nivin Pauly are stars of this faltering ode to a Communist idealSakhavu stars Nivin Pauly in a double role – as Krishna Kumar a.k.a. Kichchu, whose membership of the student outfit SFK is solely driven by his ambitions for himself; and as the younger version of a veteran Communist leader called Krishnan, willing to give up his life for workers’ rights
Apr 14, 2017
Begum Jaan movie review: Vidya Balan and feminism deserve better than this soulless filmIt is bad enough that Begum Jaan is confused about what it wants to say. What is worse is that it is so pretentious and superficial, that it fails to plow past its grand intent to find a soul.
Apr 01, 2017
The Great Father movie review: Mammootty’s swagger dominates an absurd film on child rapeIf you thought Mammootty could not do worse than last year’s White, the star is out to prove you wrong.