It was on Thursday that the OTT giant Amazon Prime announced that Master, a film that was theatrically released barely two weeks ago, will premiere on 29th Jan’21 on its platform. Right from its theatrical release, I really wanted to watch this. And I had made up my mind to visit a theatre near me this weekend. But my job was made easy and I have just finished watching this lip smacking masala entertainer, featuring Thalapathy and Sethupathy. Is it entertaining, lets find out.
Story & Screenplay
Master is the story of a rebellious teacher who is given responsibility of a juvenile prison, against the wishes of a local goon. The story is your routine good v/s evil kind. But I was more interested in being entertained by the Vijay duo. And I was thoroughly entertained. The screenplay is packed with sequences to appease the masses. The entries of the protagonist and antagonist is clap worthy, and I can totally imagine it being greeted with seetis and taalis on the big screen. There are several engaging moments too in the screenplay that will keep you interested throughout. Certain sequences do lag, this is a 3 hour movie to digest and that is natural. The film is slightly slow to take off but once you are settled it impresses. But I would have liked more screen time between the two Vijays. And with these two dynamic duos at the end, the climax should have been better!
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are massy and totally clap worthy. The music is the highlight here. I totally enjoyed the songs that were groovy and completely celebrated the vibe of the film. Lokesh Kanagaraj who has directed gems like Managaaram and Kaithi is at the helm here. His direction is good but I can’t help but think if you compare it with his earlier works, it does fall a little short.
Gouri Kishan and Shanthnu impress in their cameos. Andrea Jeremiah is excellent as Vaanathi again in a cameo. Arjun Das as Das has some good screen presence. Malavika Mohanan as Charulatha looks pretty and does a good job. But the show belongs to the two Vijays. Vijay Sethupathi is one of the finest actors in the country and here as Bhavani, in a negative role is intimidating. His scenes are less compared to Thalapathy but he does shine here. Speaking of Thalapathy, I am a fan of his style. Here as JD, his style is on full display here and he is terrific. He also holds his own in a few of the emotional sequences. Together, these two create magic!
Master is thoroughly entertaining. This is how a mass entertainer should be made. Bollywood has bagged its Hindi remake rights and again they have their task cut out. Master available on Amazon Prime.