Articles by Anna MM Vetticad
Jan 17, 2019
Best Mollywood Films 2018: The gems that redeemed a largely terrible year for Malayalam cinemaEven in what is arguably Malayalam cinema's worst year of the past decade, Mollywood has given us some of India's best cinematic works.
Jan 02, 2019
Bollywood Awards 2018: Alia or Tabu? Amit Trivedi or SEL? Manoj Bajpayee or Ranbir? A pick of the year’s best workMeghna Gulzar's Raazi wins big in Anna Vetticad's Bollywood Awards list of 2018, with Best Film, Best Actress (Alia Bhatt), Best Writing, Best Director and Best Song (Ae Watan). Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju.
Dec 28, 2018
Simmba movie review: Ranveer Singh's pizzazz is lost to a clichéd women's rights saga that sidelines womenSimmba is loud, steeped in clichés and has nothing going for it apart from the leading man, Ranveer Singh's comic flair
Dec 21, 2018
Zero movie review: Shah Rukh Khan's comic timing is the only thing going for this spluttering, tottering affairShah Rukh Khan delivers an endearing performance as Bauua Singh but Zero's storyline is convoluted, confused and dull.
Dec 14, 2018
Odiyan movie review: Mohanlal's transformed physique, Manju Warrier are USPs of a reasonably watchable mytho-fantasyAt its heart, Odiyan is perhaps intended as a metaphor for the beast within who could be unleashed for good or evil, depending on the human being it inhabits.
Dec 13, 2018
Sexy Durga director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Unmadiyude Maranam is wacky irreverence in search of a platformSasidharan describes Unmadiyude Maranam as a very personal reaction to his traumatic experience with Sexy Durga. Unmadiyude Maranam is more wacky than anything OTT platforms have sourced from India so far.
Nov 29, 2018
2.0 movie review (3D): Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar barely face off in a lukewarm, politically bizarre sequel to EnthiranThough he struggles with his storyline, Shankar does show imagination in the conceptualisation of 2.0's visual effects and action sequences.
Nov 23, 2018
Bhaiaji Superhittt movie review: Sunny Deol screams, Preity Zinta pouts in a Jurassic-era relic with a sliver of comic potentialIt is Arshad Warsi's comic timing that saves Bhaiaji Superhittt from being an absolute cipher
Nov 16, 2018
Pihu movie review: A two-year-old's incredible solo act keeps this survival saga riveting even through its misstepsPihu is determinedly realistic cinema in a highly believable setting that, the makers acknowledge, is inspired by a true story reported in the press
Nov 08, 2018
Thugs of Hindostan movie review: Aamir Khan is fun, Amitabh Bachchan lifeless in B'wood's Pirates of the CaribbeanVijay Krishna Acharya's third directorial venture — Thugs of Hindostan — might have been a lifeless parade of spectacular visuals without Aamir Khan. Despite all its minuses, Thugs... is light-hearted fun.