Genius Movie Review
Cast: Utkarsh Sharma, Ishita Chauhan, Mithun Chakraborty, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ayesha Jhulka, Zakir Hussain, K.K. Raina, Malti Chahar, Abhimanyu Singh.
Director: Anil Sharma
Producers: Harsh Dave, Deepak Mukut, Sunil Sharma
Release Date: 24th August 2018
Critic’s Ratings: 2.0/5 stars (Times of India)
2.5/5 stars (Navbharat Times)
2.5/5 stars (Mumbai Mirror)
Genius Story: The story of Genius is all messed up. It contains some immature hacks from IIT, some heavy sounds. In this film, a juvenile genius from IIT was assigned on an assignment of RAW which is Research and Analysis Wing of India. He is charming as well as a geek in technology. But he is in love with a lady. His love for his lady is as much deep as for his country. In this movie, he is bound to save both his lady love and country.
Genius Review: The hero of the movie is a techie of the college with a very handsome and charming person who is also a top scorer in the college. The hero Vasudev Shastri who is also called Vasu is equally talented in chanting Vedic chants and even in shooting bullets. He can easily chase a high-speed convoy by just a bicycle with a weak foot. He can solve rubrics cube in just a few seconds. The director of the film Anil Sharma wants his son to outplay his role heroically also with the villain played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film starts with a story that the whole team of Vasudev Shastri was killed by a don called MRS played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Suddenly the film shows a different story where Vasudev chants Vedic hymns and loves his place like Mathura and Vrindavan. Even it was not enough, the director included a dancing number to this unnecessarily. The story of the film is very wobbly, but even if the storyline is repeatedly failing the hero, Utkarsh Sharma has delivered its character perfectly for a first timer.
The director included narrative packs in many of the elements to make the plot more interesting. But many of it didn’t work at all. The director wanted to show the romance of college life in a classy way, but it also didn’t work well as it seems very soulless. The debutant heroine of the film failed to express emotions with dialogues though she has the perfect glam quotient. The film mainly goes through a secret mission with dominating overtones of patriotism with some RAW agents who are troubled with different crisis and a bunch of bad guys. Mithun Chakraborty is playing a role of National Security advisor in this film. He is playing his role with much seriousness. The entry of Nawazuddin Siddiqui is grand though his acting like genius went wrong.
The director shot many of the scenes inside various offices of government organization and even parliament so that the film looks real as much as possible. But any of it didn’t work at all as all of it looks non-sense. The first half of the film contains melodies and music which are haunting, but from the second half, it started to deteriorate even more.
Overall the film Genius looks like a messed up story with some immature hacks from IIT, some heavy sounds and the movie also shows a juvenile genius from IIT who was assigned on an assignment of RAW which is Research and Analysis Wing of India. The plot of the film comes out as a very confused story in the end.
Box Office: The box office collection of the first-day show of Genius is very minimum. It collected only 0.65 crore trade figure whereas its production cost is 15 crores. It is estimated to be of 25 crores budget.