Anna M. M. Vetticad

Anna M. M. Vetticad is an Indian film critic and journalist.[1][2][3] She has been in the field of journalism since 1994.[4][5] Vetticad has also hosted her own interview show, Star Trek, on Headlines Today.[6][7][8] Anna has expressed her views on the film industries[9][10][11] and racism in North-South India.[12]

Anna M. M. Vetticad
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Anna Vetticad at the 15th national meeting organised by The Network of Women in Media, India on February 2020 in Bengaluru, India.
Born2 June 1972 (1972-06-02) (age 48)
Delhi, India
OccupationFilm Critic, Book Author, columnist, Social media consultant
Years active1994–present
Known forAuthor of "The Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic"

Early lifeEdit

Vetticad was born to Malayali parents in Delhi.[13] She completed her schooling from the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi. [14]


She has worked with India Today (1994–2002) and The Indian Express (2002–2005) before switching to television.[15][16] She worked with Headlines Today till 2011. She lives in Delhi with her family.[17][failed verification] She also used to write columns in leading magazines and newspapers, including India Today,[18][19][20] The New Indian Express,[21] The Indian Express,[22] and The Hindu.[23][24] Vetticad is the author of the book The Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic, which is an overview of the Hindi film industry.[25][26][27][28][29][30][31] She is a visiting faculty of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi.[32]

She was the jury member of the 7th Filmsaaz.[33]


  1. ^ "Film fetish". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  2. ^ "The Big Deal About Writing Film Reviews: Every film industry ultimately mirrors the society that it is drawn from, says Anna M.M. Vetticad, author of 'The Adventures Of An Intrepid Film Critic'". Businessworld. 19 October 2012. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Tarun Tejpal's case should be taken up on a fast-track basis: N Ram". FirstPost. 22 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Anna M.M. Vetticad's Blog". India Today. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  5. ^ Anna M.M. Vetticad (12 June 2013). "Not fair to judge Suraj Pancholi based on Jiah Khan's letter". FirstPost.
  6. ^ "Star Trek with Shilpa Shetty". India Today. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  7. ^ "Anna M.M. Vetticad". The Asian Age. 26 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Hrithik-SRK are Bollywood's best action heroes: Akshay". India Today. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
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  11. ^ "'Love jihad' and Bollywood".
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  13. ^ "Let's talk about racism | North Indians are 'gora-chitta', dark skin is for the South". Hindustan Times. 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  14. ^ "Its Never Just a Film | The Thumb Print - A magazine from the East". Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  15. ^ "Does everybody hate film critics?". IBN Live. 23 November 2012. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014.
  16. ^ Anna M.M. Vetticad. "Stars and Hype: Is Aishwarya 'unlucky' for her men?". India Today.
  17. ^ Anna MM Vetticad (7 January 2014). "Indian cinema's new moves for 2014".
  18. ^ Anna M.M. Vetticad (3 April 2000). "Big screen boy". India Today.
  19. ^ Anna M.M. Vetticad (11 February 2002). "Right love laws". India Today.
  20. ^ Anna M.M. Vetticad (May 8, 2000). "Comeback girl". India Today.
  21. ^ "Rishi and Neetu Kapoor". The New Indian Express. 8 June 2011.
  22. ^ "Mallika exposed: These are the true lies". The Indian Express. 10 May 2004. Archived from the original on 7 January 2016.
  23. ^ Anna MM Vetticad (14 February 2014). "Stop winking". The Hindu Businessline.
  24. ^ Anna MM Vetticad (14 March 2014). "Spinster over shrimati". The Hindu Businessline.
  25. ^ "Excerpt: The Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic by Anna MM Vetticad". ibnlive. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  26. ^ Tanushree Bhasin (24 November 2012). "121 films in a year: a film buff pens her cinematic journey". The Sunday Guardian.
  27. ^ "Film Critic Anna MM Vetticad launches her book". Bollywood Hungama.
  28. ^ Steven Baker (24 November 2012). "Sonam Kapoor launches 'Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic' book". Digital Spy.
  29. ^ Jai Arjun Singh (3 November 2012). "The year of Watching Movies". Tehelka. 9 (44). Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  30. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  31. ^ Aseem Chhabra (18 June 2014). "Bollywood bravado, and real cinema".
  32. ^ "Meet the Journos Who Rebuffed Modi at the Ramnath Goenka Awards". The Quint. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  33. ^ "FILMSAAZ 2014, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, International Film Festival, Uttar Pradesh, March 9-12 2014".