articles by Anna MM Vetticad

Entertainment

Yaara movie review: Tigmanshu Dhulia on an off day

Having seen Tigmanshu Dhulia's earlier works like Haasil, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster, and Paan Singh Tomar, it is hard to believe that he also made this film.

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Kappela movie review: Same ol' patriarchal trope wrapped in taut direction and a charming cast

Kappela is alluring and visually pretty, but progressive it absolutely is not.

Entertainment

Gulabo Sitabo movie review: Kooky, cheeky, quaint and utterly delightful

Gulabo Sitabo is a slow burn — like October — despite its sense of humour, mischievous characters and the tongue firmly placed in its cheek.

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Tovino Thomas on Hindutva groups wrecking his film set: 'I believe this is the first and last time such a thing will happen in Kerala'

A church created for the set of Tovino Thomas' film Minnal Murali was damaged by Hindutva groups in Kalady in Kerala’s Ernakulam district.

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Parvathy interview: On coping with depression, how proud she is of Kerala during the pandemic and why every Indian should see Virus

Parvathy discusses her home state Kerala’s response to COVID-19 and lessons from Virus, which is based on the true story of Kerala’s handling of a Nipah outbreak in 2018.

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Lessons from Irrfan Khan: Wait for your turn – if you are sure it will come, chances are, it will

Khan had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018 that had kept him away from his beloved craft for over a year till he shot Angrezi Medium, the film that would turn out to be his last bow.

Opinion

The Corona of Misogyny: What kind of man wishes rape on women who oppose death for rapists?

You might imagine that trolls are too preoccupied with their Corona-related bile to care about everyday misogyny. Wishful thinking. Since the hanging of the four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gangrape this weekend, the Army of Animosity has found time to pop open bottles of virtual champagne to celebrate the rapists’ deaths while also turning on those who oppose capital punishment for rape | Anna MM Vetticad writes

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Ayyappanum Koshiyum movie review: Prithviraj and Biju Menon are made-for-each-other sparring partners

Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Ayyappan and Koshy) is Driving Licence with caste inequity added to class differences.

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Love Aaj Kal movie review: Sara Ali Khan is saddled with Kartik Aaryan and Imtiaz Ali's mind-numbing script

Love Aaj Kal 2020 is so godawfully boring, contrived and wannabe that it provoked some very unspiritual, unholy feelings in me.

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Big Brother movie review: Mohanlal kicks off 2020 with the world's most boring film

There is absolutely nothing by which to recommend Siddique's Big Brother.

Entertainment

Best Mollywood Films 2019: Kumbalangi Nights, Virus, Unda and more in perhaps the best year ever for God’s Own Cinema

This is a list of the best films in what has been a fabulous year for the film industry headquartered in Kerala.

Entertainment

Jack & Daniel movie review: Dileep-Arjun Sarja team up for some silly, unoriginal but tolerable timepass

Jack & Daniel picks up post-interval when the screenplay has the protagonists playing off each other instead of showing them operate in separate spaces

Entertainment

Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal movie review: Kamal dives underwater to romanticise molestation

If Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal's problematic gender politics is one nail in its coffin, the other is its stilted storytelling.

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Nalpathiyonnu (41) movie review: Lal Jose takes a Communist to Sabarimala but plays it safe from then on

Nalpathiyonnu (41) does make some interesting observations about the challenge of being opposed to religion when your loved ones are culturally and socially rooted in it.

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Bala movie review: Ayushmann-Bhumi crackle and pop while slamming bias...till the film reveals its own prejudice

If this film had no Latika and the humour of the opening half had been maintained in the second, Bala would have been near perfect.