Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Sep 24, 2018
Ishqeria movie review: Richa Chadha, Neil Nitin Mukesh deserve an award for remaining earnest through this silly filmIshqeria is ordinary, flat and possesses not a single imaginative bone in its entire body.
Sep 15, 2018
Oru Kuttanadan Blog movie review: Mammootty photobombs a potentially intimate snapshot of rural KeralaOru Kuttanadan Blog feels like a potentially intimate snapshot of rural Kerala photobombed by the mighty Mammootty and the director's own confusion over what he wanted it to be.
Sep 14, 2018
Manmarziyaan movie review: Anurag Kashyap's film flounders except when humour rears its headFor its stomach-achingly comical conversations and the infectious verve of Amit Trivedi's music, Manmarziyaan gets a thumbs up. The storytelling deserves a big thumbs down though.
Sep 07, 2018
Laila Majnu movie review: Avinash Tiwary is star material, but why riddle an epic with Bollywood clichés?In Laila Majnu, Imtiaz and Sajid Ali have resorted to the woman-as-a-tease and the male-suitor-as-a-stalker clichés that were once a fixture in Bollywood but that many contemporary filmmakers now abjure.
Aug 24, 2018
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi movie review: Sonakshi Sinha leads charge with gusto in a pleasantly silly comedyIn Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, it is nice to once again meet a heroine not helplessly hanging around waiting for a man to bachao (save) her from trying circumstances.
Aug 10, 2018
Vishwaroop II movie review: Kamal Haasan wastes himself in an extraordinarily ordinary thrillerSadly, Kamal Haasan has no one to blame but himself for the misadventure of Vishwaroop II since he is the producer, director and co-writer.
Aug 04, 2018
Maradona movie review: Tovino Thomas adds layers to a mildly engaging film that leaves its promise unfulfilledMaradona expects us to buy into the hero’s conversion simply because it tells us he is converted. But why should we? He was a jerk a moment before he transformed.
Aug 03, 2018
Karwaan movie review: Dulquer Salmaan and Irrfan are absolute dears in a sweetly understated road flickKarwaan is not earth shattering, but it is not bad at all. Which is another way of saying it is an intelligent, funny, thoughtful film and a pleasant experience.
Jul 27, 2018
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 movie review: Sanjay Dutt is stiff but Mahie Gill lends spark to a fading franchiseThe first two Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster films were gratifying action-and-vengeance-packed rides. This one is just okay.
Jul 22, 2018
Koode movie review: Anjali Menon weaves Prithviraj-Parvathy’s brilliance, Nazriya’s charm into a mystical experienceAnjali Menon’s Koode is a sharply observant, occasionally humorous, emotionally stirring piece of cinema.