Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
May 01, 2017
That Vinod Khanna photograph: Obituary on the death of Human Decency and PrivacyThe fact that Vinod Khanna did not issue a statement about his illness should tell us that he considered it a private matter. However much we may disagree with that decision, to have shared the viral picture of him from the hospital was an act of extreme insensitivity.
Apr 28, 2017
Baahubali 2 Hindi movie review: Cocktail of grand stunts, visuals, terrible acting, closeted conservatismEach viewer’s response to Baahubali 2 depends on her/his priorities. My priority, I admit, is not #WKKB but #DRTOHS: does Rana take off his shirt?
Apr 23, 2017
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu movie review: Biju Menon is magnetic in a sweet but rose-tinted taleRakshadhikari Baiju Oppu is fun and, in its own way, insightful, even though it chooses to tell only part of a story
Apr 21, 2017
Noor movie review: Sonakshi Sinha’s film is flawed, but it’s not Akira-style fake ‘woman-centricity’Sonakshi Sinha's performance in Noor raises an important question: why does she waste herself with roles in films that demean women and relegate her to being no more than a pout and large eyes?
Mar 24, 2017
Phillauri movie review: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh rev up this inconsistent, sweet spook storyAs with Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal in 2009, the past has more appeal in Phillauri rather than the present.
Mar 19, 2017
C/o Saira Banu movie review: Manju Warrier lends warmth to a relevant but patchy filmC/o Saira Banu is greatly helped by Manju Warrier's charisma and Shane Nigam’s likeable presence
Mar 18, 2017
Alamara movie review: Of paavam men, nagging women and lukewarm comedyAlamara starts off brimming with possibilities and laughter, but peters out early on under the weight of its commonplaceness.
Mar 17, 2017
Mantra movie review: Adil Hussain and encounters with strangers stand out in an uneven filmQuestions, questions… They come up at every juncture of director Nicholas Kharkongor’s crowd-funded film Mantra.
Mar 16, 2017
Trapped movie review: A promising premise and Rajkummar Rao should have added up to moreTrapped has a promising premise and is interesting to begin with, but is unable to maintain those interest levels through its 102 minutes and 56 seconds running time.
Mar 13, 2017
Oru Mexican Aparatha movie review: Interesting political saga with an undisguised Communist soulOru Mexican Aparatha is inspired by the bloody rivalry between Kerala’s student political outfits.