Cast: Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Arjun Das, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Andrea Jeremiah
Story & Direction: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Screenplay & Dialogues: Lokesh Kanagaraj, Pon Parthiban, Rathna Kumar
Produced by: XB Film Creators
Music director: Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematographer: Sathyan Sooryan
Release date: 13-01-2021
Run time: 2hr: 58mins
Genre: Action, Thriller
An alcoholic college professor JD has been sent for 3 months teaching sting to the juvenile school, which is controlled by Bhavani a terrific drug mafia head who uses the children in the juvenile home for his nefarious activities. The clash between the professor & the don discloses the story of the master.
Vijay has done a remarkable performance with his charismatic screen presence steals the film along with the monster acting from Vijay sethupathi as an antagonist makes a noteworthy and steals the show with his flawless performance. From the first scene till the climax both the lead actors have shown some wonderful performances which is the breadwinner for the Master. Along the lead actors only Arjun Das & Poovaiyar who makes some noteworthy performance to remember well along. Other supporting characters have failed miserably to impress when the film has a whole bunch of supporting characters in this segment (actors like Andrea, Shanthanu, Gouri Kishan, and Sriman make just more than fleeting appearances), but they are hardly significant. Even the female lead, Malavika Mohanan’s Charulatha isn’t a strong presence.
Master is a new-age film with a huge expectation on the cards as the big film hits the screen after the COVID. Lokesh Kanagaraj makes a sound worthy to try this commercial cinema with a mass hero. Luckily he passes the film with the distinction starting the from the opening scene the knot he reveals about the characterization of Bhavani to the intro of JD he impresses every scene and also know the pulse of the audience to glue for the 3-hour long film. The scenes featuring the hero and the villain have distinct visual tones – cool blues for JD and fiery red for Bhavani. The Characterization & Satirical dialogues r big strength. The movie picks at a slow pace at the initial stages whereas the film really buffers big when high octane action scenes & fiery moments with a perfect interval block. Master is the most fun, sensible, enjoyable, and good looking movie that Vijay has done in a long time. Lokesh Kanagaraj, who has co-written the film with Rathna Kumar and Pon Parthibhan, has supplied a generous amount of moments that would meet the approval of hardcore Vijay fans. Master is neither completely a Vijay film nor entirely a Lokesh Kanagaraj film.
Anirudh strikes a bar of gold again with his BGM & songs which is a strong pillar for the MASTER. Along with the Sathiyan Sooriyan who has played well with visuals which make to glue for 180 mins on the film. Philomin Raj cuts could have been better where the film during the second half takes some time to settle well. When the best crew joins for a huge budget film like MASTER. The result turns out to be a blockbuster.
A fierce gangster drama with an engrossing storyline. In the end, it is the charismatic performances of Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi that keeps us rooting.
An elemental Blockbuster movie, with a charismatic performance from the lead actors, makes the movie a perfect festive release!
Movie Rating – 3.25 / 5.