Starring: Dhanush, Samyuktha, Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani and Others
Director: Venky Atluri
Producers: Naga Vamsi and Sai Soujanya
Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar
Cinematography: J Yuvraj
Editor: Navin Nooli
iQlik Movies Rating: 2.75/5
Star hero Dhanush has come up with his new film Sir. Directed by Venky Atluri, this Tamil-Telugu bilingual has hit the screens today. Samyuktha Menon plays the female lead in it. Here is the review of the movie.
Balu (Dhanush) works as a Jr Lecturer in a private junior college, headed by Tripathi (Samuthirakani). An educational bill put forth by the government poses threat to Tripathi's business. Then, he comes up with a plan which leads Balu to join a government college. What is that plan? How Balu transformed the government college? What is the tussle between Balu and Tripathi? These factors form the rest of the story.
Dhanush can pull off these kinds of characters with ease. The role of Balu is a cakewalk for him. His acting calibre can be seen in the emotional sequences and those scenes prove why he is called one of the best Indian actors of this generation.
Samyuktha Menon got a good role and she did a good job. Considering the story, there are no romantic scenes between Dhanush and Samyuktha. Samuthirakani was routine in the role of an antagonist. Tanikella Bharani, Sai Kumar and Hyper Aadhi were okay. Aadukalam Naresh does well in his brief role. Sumanth shines in his guest appearance.
Director Venky Atluri chose a familiar subject for this movie. However, he failed to do complete justice through his writing. Though Sir's heart is at the right place, the routine narration and slow-paced screenplay will make audiences get bored.
Trivikram's trademark dialogues are excellent. The cinematography is good too. Music by GV Prakash Kumar deserves as special mention. Though the songs are okayish, GV gets brownie points for his scintillating background score. The editing could have been better. The production values are great.
We have seen many films about the commercialization of the education system in the past. Sir also falls under the same category. Even the screenplay is slow and routine. But the director manages to elevate emotions in the right places. Dhanush's phenomenal acting makes these scenes more appealing.
The first half of the film establishes the conflict and is routine. Things get better in the second half and Dhanush pulls off the climax with ease. Sir is set in a realistic backdrop but the makers showcased the entire setup in an artificial way. They could have gone for realistic filmmaking rather than commercial style for this story. On the whole, Sir is an average venture which can appeal to the audience in parts.
A few emotional scenes
One-Line Verdict: Passable Sir!