Even a genius cannot bear if so much pressure is put on him. This is the message director Susienthiran intends to convey through ‘Genius’, his latest film.
The maker of meaningful and impactful movies like ‘Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai’, ‘Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu’ and ‘Naan Mahan Alla’, fails to deliver goods in his last venture ‘Nenjil Thunivirundhal’. Let us check out how his new product is.
The story revolves around Dinesh (Roshan), an intelligent kid who stands first in studies as well as in extra curricular activities. He wants to spend time at his grandparents’ place and to play with his friends.
However, after coming to know about his sharp acumen, his father (Aadukalam Naren) restricts him a lot and wants him to focus only on studies and on nothing else.
Left with no other option, Dinesh, who is under immense pressure from his father, puts his full concentration on studies. He grows up and joins a company.
In his office, his boss gives him unrealistic targets and puts pressure on Dinesh to work more and more. At one point of time, due to lack of rest and relaxation, Dinesh suffers from a brain freeze.
Despite this being his debut movie, Roshan has come up with a good performance and he is to go places if he chooses the right scripts. Priyaa Lal does justice to the role, while Aadukalam Naren is the show stealer.
While conveying a much needed message, Susienthiran has failed to hold the attention of the audience. There are scenes which don’t strike a chord with the viewers and the message is forced, especially in the second half.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is a big solace. We know the potential of Susienthiran and sincerely hope his next film(s) would be too good to watch.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5