Director Suseenthiran is known for churning out message-oriented films that are bound to have a positive impact on the audience.
His latest outing Genius is no different. He has been vocal about the film in promotional events that Genius will be an eye-opener for parents, children and working people as well.
Newcomer Roshan plays a typical middle-class guy who is pressurised by his father (Aadukalam Naren) since his childhood days. If we thought that his troubles are over, his boss at his work bombards him with work due to which Roshan has a mental breakdown.
Roshan had to undergo rehabilitation and what happens in his life post rehabilitation forms the crux of the story.
Genius (Tamil) Performances
Newcomer Roshan is an unlikely choice for a hero, but he has proved everyone wrong with his performance in the film. The way he handles his work pressure seems convincing and the audience could easily relate to the struggle his character is going through.
Aadukalam Naren has become typecast for the role of a father. Be it a funny, clever, menacing or a dumb father role, he seems to pull it off with ease.
Genius (Tamil) Positives
Genius’ storyline is a much-need message for all youngsters in today’s scenario. We see many people being stressed about their work which in turn affects their personal life as well.
Suseenthiran has taken a sensitive topic that stresses on the importance of enjoying the littlest things in life.
One of the important messages that are being handled in Genius is how parents are forcing their children to study whatever they like. The way Suseenthiran has handled the script will help you resonate with the characters on screen.
Genius also sends across an important fact that one should not be over obsessed with anything they do.
The runtime of Genius is 1 hour and 45 minutes and parents who would like to watch a quick movie with a message can opt for it.
Genius (Tamil) Negatives
Even though Suseenthiran has chosen a relevant topic, his screenplay falls flat at times. While watching the film, audiences seem to feel disconnected in a few places.
Director Suseenthiran’s prowess lies in the compelling scripts he writes. But, in the last couple of films, he seems to have lost touch.
Genius (Tamil) Verdict
Genius is a half-baked attempt from director Suseenthiran. It is high time he takes a step back to analyse his state of mind and regain his mojo. If he had managed to incorporate some interesting sequences, Genius would have been much better.