Genius Movie Review

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Release Date  : 24/08/2018

Genre              : Action, Drama, Thriller

Cast                : Utkarsh Sharma, Ishita Chauhan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mithun Chakarborty

Director           : Anil Sharma

Duration          : 2 hrs 45 mins

Language        : Hindi

Genius is a story of a young IIT genius lands himself on a mission for the Research and Analysis Wing of India (RAW), but his heart beats as much for his lady love as it does for his nation. He must do what it takes to save both. Director Anil Sharma mounts a huge responsibility on his son’s lean shoulders to heroically outsmart everyone else including the film’s villain Nawazuddin Siddiqui. For a first timer, Utkarsh delivers on many counts with his boyish charm.

Our man Vasudev Shashtri or Vasu (Utkarsh Sharma) can shoot vedic chants and bullets with equal ease, chase a speeding convoy on a bicycle with a limping foot and solve rubic cubes in record time to save lives. At one time he is a college goofball, at another, a dashing charmer and a campus hero with top scores. There is a secret mission with dominant patriotic overtones, a slick A-team, caricature bad guys and a bunch of RAW agents who act like anxious school kids when faced with crises.

Young Sharma is sincere and puts all his will and might into a chaotic story that loses track of its top and tail quite early on. The campus romance between the young couple is glossy but soulless. Film’s debutante actress Ishita Chauhan has the glam quotient but shows little expression to convey emotion.  Mithun Chakraborty as the National Security Advisor brings seriousness to his character. Nawazuddin makes a grand entry but his act as a genius gone wrong is a hamfest. Watch it, when aired on TV.