Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Sep 15, 2017
Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi movie review: Rishi Kapoor aur Paresh Rawal ki loud movieThe screenplay of Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi does not possess a single original bone in its body, not one new thought or idea
Sep 15, 2017
Simran movie review: Kangana Ranaut is fantastic in Hansal Mehta's engaging filmWithout an iota of preachiness, Simran also delivers a range of insights into NRI culture, workplace politics, the things that prejudice has done to post-9/11 America and human nature across races.
Sep 03, 2017
Velipadinte Pusthakam movie review: Mohanlal does a fair job in a film that’s too conscious of his stardomVelipadinte Pusthakam starring Mohanlal packs a lot into its 157 minutes – a mystery, mental illness, casteism, even a brief mention of male supremacy – but they are only skimmed over.
Sep 01, 2017
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan movie review: Bhumi, Ayushmann's film travels from super fun to superficialShubh Mangal Saavdhan is sundar, susheel and risky in its first half, but flails about in parts in the second.
Aug 18, 2017
Bareilly Ki Barfi movie review: This Ayushmann, Kriti, Rajkummar starrer ain’t no Nil Battey SannataThe only positive that remains consistent throughout Bareilly Ki Barfi is the humour in its dialogues. The rest of it remains largely uninspiring.
Aug 17, 2017
Director's cut: Lijo Jose Pellissery on Angamaly Diaries 2, violence on screen and Ee.Ma.YouDirector Lijo Jose Pellissery’s brilliant black comedy Angamaly Diaries is still running on certain days in select theatres across India. In an exclusive interview, he speaks about the journey of his film, and the possibility of a sequel.
Aug 11, 2017
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha movie review — Akshay Kumar’s paean to Modi and the pottyIt is a pity that director Shree Narayan Singh chose to soil his film with pro-government propaganda, because until the Modi spiel sneaks up on us in the second half, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha drives home an important – even if simplistically handled – point.
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.