Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Jul 16, 2017
Sunday Holiday movie review: Aparna Balamurali sparkles in a part-sweet, part-bland filmSunday Holiday — directed by Jis Joy who earlier made 2013’s Bicycle Thieves – is clearly designed as slice-of-life cinema
Jul 08, 2017
Tiyaan movie review: Prithviraj and Indrajith stand tall as mixed messaging clouds good intentionsDirector Jiyen Krishnakumar’s Tiyaan (The Above-Mentioned) combines mythology, mysticism and contemporary reality, to provide a running commentary on the insider-vs-outsider, Hindus-vs-minorities battles tearing into India’s national fabric these days
Jul 07, 2017
Mom movie review: Goddess Sridevi is lost to Bollywood’s eternal clichés on sexual assaultDebutant director Ravi Udyawar’s Mom revolves around a mother whose teenaged daughter is sexually assaulted in the most gruesome fashion imaginable.
Jul 02, 2017
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum movie review: Fahadh Faasil-Dileesh Pothan-Bijibal team-up rocks... againThondimuthalum Driksaakshiyum is as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Either way, it is a lot of fun.
Jun 30, 2017
Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha movie review: Suneel Darshan’s son returns in a film so terrible, it’s rivetingNothing can compensate for the all-round godawfulness, the inertness and the dated storytelling that constitute Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha.
Jun 10, 2017
Adventures of Omanakuttan movie review: Bhavana outshines this meandering misadventureAdventures of Omanakuttan has a fair share of twists and turns, but the arduous storytelling style robs them of their sheen and in time, kills all suspense.
Jun 04, 2017
Careful movie review: Vijay Babu and Jomol impress in a flawed but interesting thrillerDirector VK Prakash’s effectiveness in Careful comes from an unusual balance he manages to strike in the tone of his storytelling.
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