Michael Review

Michael Review
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Director: Ranjit Jeyakodi
Producer: Bharath Chowdary, Pushkar Ram Mohan Rao
Release Date: Fri 03rd Feb 2023
Actors: Sundeep Kishan, Vijay Sethupathi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Divyansha Kaushik
Michael Movie Rating: 2 / 5
Punchline: Michael - Mindless Khel

Michael Movie What's Behind:

Sundeep Kishan is making his debut into Pan India Films arena with Michael. Billed to be a period action saga, Michael succeeded in gaining attention with promotional content. The main USP of the film is ensemble star cast which involves Sandeep Kishan in the lead role alongside Vijay Sethupathi, Gautam Vasudev Menon, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Anasuya and Varun Sandesh etc. The film is directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi and music is composed by Sam.C.S. Produced by Bharat Chowdary and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao.

Michael Movie Story Review:

Michael (Sundeep Kishan) arrives to Bombay in mid 90's and joins the gang of gangster Gurunath (Gautam Menon) who is already ruling the city. Michael is kept under supervision of Swamy (Ayyappa Sharma) who is a close aid of Gurunath. In one instance Michael save Gurunath from an attack and gets close to him. Guru sends Michael to kill his attackers. He meets Theera (Divyansha Kaushik) who is the daughter of one of the attackers and falls in love with her. Later Michael came to know that plan to kill Gurunath is laid by his son played by Varun Sandesh. Knowing this Varun Sandesh captures Theera and throws Michael from a cliff edge assuming he is dead. What happens after Michael's return ? Where did Vijay Sethupathi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar fit in all this ? What is the main motive of Michael ? will be revealed in the remaining part of the story

Michael Movie Artists Review:

Sandeep Kishan’s effort is evident in his physical transformation and he has put in a lot of hardwork for the action scenes. He made intense fight sequences look believable. He leaves his mark in both action and emotional scenes.

Heroine Divyansha Kaushik is beautiful on-screen but struggles to emote in crucial scenes. Her chemistry with Sandeep Kishan looks good. Gautam Vasudev Menon looks neat as a gangster, but he fails to carry the menacing nature as his body language gets monotonous at places. 

Vijay Sethupathi and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar are seen in an extended cameo roles. Though they made their presence felt, but poorly written scenes spoils their roles. Weak role Anasuya Bharadwaj, no scope to perform as well. Much hyped Varun Sandesh's role looks good with perfect makeup of a 90's spoilt brat. But, his role left under developed. 

Michael Movie Technicians Review:

Writer and Director Ranjit Jeyakodi has written and wnated to present a slick action gangster story set in 90's. His plot has enough scope to work though it follows ususal tropes of a gangster film. But, he concentrated more in showcasing the movie glossy and stylish leaving the story and screenplay completely for a toss. Though the plot is convincing when the true colours are revealed at the very end. The screenplay is messed up in most of the places. It tests the patience as most of the scenes are needlessly dragged and repetitive too. It also reminds us of KGF with powerful dialogues elevating hero and music also resembles th BGM of KGF at times.

Sam CS's Background Music deserves a mention. Solid sounding throughout elevating some scenes. Cinematography by Kiran Koushik is terrific. Brilliant lighting and framing for a film which runs mostly in night effect. Some nice and neat inter-cuts by the editor, but the runtime is long and tiring. It needs some chopping. The production values from Producers Bharat Chowdary and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao are grand. They makers spent high on the film. The visuals match the period timeline in which the story is said to be happening, the art department has done a neat job in recreating 90's time within their budget.

Michael Movie Advantages:

  • Cinematography
  • Technical Values
  • Some Action Sequences

Michael Movie Disadvantages:

  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Resembles Other Films

Michael Movie Rating Analysis:

Altogether, Michael has a convincing and decent backstory to make into a gripping action film. But it failed with bad screenplay and boring moments. The motives and revelations are not clearly explored. Technically rich and okay in parts. But a huge disappointment is what we get in terms of screenwriting. Going by all these aspects CineJosh goes with a 2 rating for Michael.

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