Master Movie Review: Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Direction Fades In This Moderately Entertaining Vijay Movie

Master Movie Review: The first half of Vijay starrer is said to be excellent, while the second half keeps the audience hooked on the screen at all times.

Master Public Review: this is what the audience has to say about Thalapathy Vijay starrer.

Master Movie Review

This movie is almost like a vehicle for Phoenix and Hoffman’s acting skills because their performances are so engaging.

Sadly, Master is that kind of movie, one that cares about too much, but can hardly focus on anything more than adorning the hero and choreographed clever stunts.

But first: Master is the story of JD, an inexplicably loved alcoholic college professor, who teaches personality development. Master is also the story of Bhavani, a hardened criminal who exploits juvenile delinquents to promote his union. At one point, not soon enough, JD and Bhavani cross paths.

In the process, we get scratched surfaces of many ideas. College elections, for example, shortly after Vijay lectures on the importance of politics in education. There is a throwaway line on eliminating caste discrimination by eliminating the field of electoral data. There is a “wall of democracy”. There is also some feminism: the candidate is repeatedly lectured by classmates and teachers about being bold. However, JD cannot resist the temptation to mock Bhavani for his “feminine” name.

In all of this, what we never get is what makes JD unique, what makes it work. Aside from the cool dance moves and his irreverent hangover from him, we don’t see why the students love him. We are told that he has done a lot for them (and management resents him for it), but what could make students love an unreliable alcoholic teacher so much that they put music on his door to wake him up and take him to college? ? ?

And aside from brute force, there also doesn’t seem to be anything that makes JD connect with the youth in the juvenile home. Would all addicts be equally grateful that you took away their score? If you were a fan, perhaps you would believe in the natural charm of the actor. But otherwise, there’s nothing that makes a viewer root for JD, other than blind faith, perhaps.

The most striking thing about Master is the stark contrast between JD and Bhavani. JD is an alcoholic, Bhavani is a teetotaler. JD is loved, Bhavani is feared. JD is a believer, Bhavani is a climber. JD doesn’t have a real backstory, Bhavani has an elaborate one (with some funny voice-overs to go along with it).

The most surprising thing is that Vijay, who plays JD, puts a disproportionate effort into the role of him: he dances, sings, cries, laughs, loves, fights, shoots arrows from a moving car and something else. Vijay Sethupathy, who plays Bhavani, walks in the dark, banging on walls, and making characteristic jokes. Perhaps they were acting for the value of their salary. Maybe.

On the other hand, both are very similar as well. JD is interested in politics (or Vijay as JD), also Bhavani. JD’s only strength is violence, also Bhavani’s. JD believes that he has no one, just like Bhavani. This combination of contrast and the common should present us with a moral dilemma, as Vikram Vedha (2017) did. But Master does not indulge in such worldly endeavors. In her place, she prefers Vijay’s power-up and polished stunts.

Malavika Mohanan is written more as an afterthought, although she is supposed to be the one who triggers the inciting incident in the film. Her action is explained in a rather complicated way, not that it matters anyway.

If there is one person who works as hard as Vijay seems to have done, it is Anirudh Ravichander, the musical director. His background music alone sustains the “dough” in the film, piercing through various scenes, which would have otherwise fallen flat on their faces. He makes a lot of the delays in the second half tolerable, even making some regular events enjoyable, like the montage at Vaathi Raid.

However, the biggest flaw in the movie is Lokesh Kanagaraj’s. A filmmaker who had a unique voice, both in Managaram (2017) and Kaithi (2019), finds himself engulfed in a volatile hero vehicle. The retro music, truck chase scenes, Arjun Das’s deep voice don’t add to any cinematic novelty. The writing is intelligent in parts, but undifferentiated as a whole. No suspense, don’t we all know that Vijay will win in the end? – the second half becomes tedious.

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Produced by Xavier Britto under XB Film Creators in association with Seven Screen Studio, Master also features Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, VJ Ramya, Azhagam Perumal, Sriman, Andrea Jeremiah, Nassar Sanjeev and Srinath in key roles. The music of the film is given by Anirudh Ravichander, while the camera is cranked by Sathyan Sooryan.

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