Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Jul 20, 2018
Dhadak movie review: Janhvi-Ishaan are so-so in an insipid Sairat remake that is afraid to discuss casteDhadak is just plain hollow. Even as a conventional rich-girl-poor-boy romance, it fails miserably, because of the poorly written bond between the lead pair.
Jul 14, 2018
Neerali movie review: Mohanlal’s latest is a mix of thrilling suspense, inventiveness that fizzles out and casual sexismDirector Ajoy Varma’s Neerali – also spelt Nieraali in the trailer – is filled to the brim with tension on behalf of its beleaguered protagonists
Jun 29, 2018
Sanju movie review: Ranbir Kapoor is superb, but what a startlingly dishonest Sanjay Dutt biopic this isEven a gifted star like Ranbir Kapoor cannot camouflage the reality of Sanju being little beyond a PR exercise for Sanjay Dutt.
Jun 24, 2018
Abrahaminte Santhathikal movie review: Mammootty’s swag is better suited to this passable thriller than his recent misfiresAbrahaminte Santhathikal is better than most Mammootty films of the past couple of years, but nothing compared to his best.
Jun 14, 2018
Director’s Cut: Meghna Gulzar on Alia, Raazi, Muslim bashing and insecurities that lead to majoritarianismMeghna Gulzar’s Raazi is pathbreaking for many reasons. It takes a story with immense potential for Bollywood’s current favourite ism – jingoism – and turns it into cinema with a unifying, healing touch.
Jun 01, 2018
Veere Di Wedding movie review: Kareena, Sonam, Swara, Shikha play relatable non-conformists in a fun buddy flickVeere Di Wedding is about having a choice every step of the way. Its achievement is that it arrives at this point without any dialoguebaazi or overt effort at messaging.
May 28, 2018
Aabhaasam movie review: Gender dynamics save the day in this over-stuffed satireAabhaasam’s earnestness in an intimidating political environment is no doubt impressive. Sadly, its good intentions take it only so far and not further.
May 27, 2018
Kaamuki movie review: Oh Aparna Balamurali, what were you thinking?Aparna Balamurali, how could you degrade yourself by signing up for Kaamuki?
May 26, 2018
Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum movie review: Pia Bajpai and Tovino Thomas play the Barbie and Ken of Indian conservatismFor all its shimmer and sparkle, pretty pictures and pretty 21st century people, Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum is just a bunch of medieval values wearing expensive make-up.
May 20, 2018
B.Tech movie review: Two-thirds dull and generic, one-third sharp and politically relevantB.Tech is a glass two-thirds empty. It takes more patience than I possess to view it as one-third full.