A fresh theme can always attract people who loves cinema. The movie MASTERS directed by Johny Antony and scripted by debutant Jinu Abraham is a movie that has a fresh and interesting plot. But the lack of fire in the narration and the pretty much conventional type of direction makes this movie just another ordinary movie.
MASTERS is an investigative thriller that addresses many social negatives. The injustice in the society, the dark side of law and order and so on. As the core idea of the movie is a fresh one. I dont want to disclose about it here. It is an investigative thriller that goes after the connection between three distinct murders.
The major problem for MASTERS is in the backend. AS a new comer to this industry, Jinu Abraham has delivered a story that has some freshness. But there were flaws in many areas when it became a screenplay. Many cliches, unwanted stylizing at occasions etc. Dialogues were convincing, but there wasn’t much dialogues to make us really clap. Screenplay at times fails to contain characters and at times the scenes are too predictable.It is nice to see Johny Antony changing his genre of movies. But in the case of MASTERS he hasn’t given much change to his style of direction. In my view, the biggest negative of MASTERS is the direction. Just look at the chase scene involving Prithvi and Sasikumar in the second half from the college. The movie wold have improved if such sequences were executed with a bit more realistic feel. Cinematography was impressive at times and quite ordinary at times. Even though the song “Suhruthu..” is an extra fitting, it is a nice composition from Gopi Sunder.
In the onscreen side, Sreeramakrishnan IPS was safe in the hands of Prithviraj. Sasikumar also did well as his friend Milan. One think I cant understand is why Sasikumar was dubbed in that voice. Most of the malayalies know the sharpness of that guys voice. The sound was not at all in sync with his type of acting. Salim Kumar deserves a loud round of applauds for making his short span but important role very impressive on screen. Pia Bajpai in that role was not at all necessary. Mukesh, Biju Menon, Ananya, Siddiq, Sai Kumar, Geetha, Shammi Thilakan, Sadhiq etc also delivered their part.
Overall, MASTERS is a socially committed suspense thriller with a fresh theme. But fails to make a spark in the minds of the audience because of its outdated making.
My rating for Masters is 2.5/5. Its definitely not a crap movie, its an average one.
MASTERS is a socially committed suspense thriller with a fresh theme. But fails to make a spark in the minds of the audience because of its outdated making.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended