Banner: Karan C Productions, Sree Venkateswara Cinemas
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Divyansha Kaushik, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Varun Sandesh, Ayyappa P. Sharma, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and others
Dialogues: Kiran Chakravarthy
Music: Sam CS
Cinematographer: Kiran Koushik
Editing: R. Sathyanarayanan
Producers: Bharath Chowdary, Pushkar Ram Mohan Rao
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Ranjit Jeyakodi
Release Date: Feb 03, 2023
Sundeep Kishan attempted a pan-Indian project with “Michael” after appearing in many bilingual films. It piqued people’s interest.
Let’s see if Sundeep Kishan’s optimism paid off or not.
slow pace, the first interaction between Sundeep Kishan and Gautam Menon, the romantic track between Sundeep Kishan and the heroine Divyansha, and the first twist are all quite interesting.
Ranjit Jeyakodi, the film’s director, uses the technique of withholding information and then revealing it in the film’s climax. The film is interesting at first, but it quickly becomes tedious. It’s easy to see that the director has lost control after a point.
This whole segment with Vijay Sethupathi and Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar, and the subsequent fight scenes, are incredibly tedious. By the introduction of Vijay Sethupathi, it becomes clear that the director lost the plot.
Also, with all this foreshadowing, we anticipate a surprising turn of events. But in the end, it’s obvious that it’s just a rehash of the “Munna” movie starring Prabhas.
So much buildup for a regular revenge drama!
It would have been different if the director had placed as much emphasis on the story as he did on the style. However, “Micheal” devolves into a futile attempt to tell a standard revenge drama in a stylized manner.
Overall, “Michael” is another example of a film that is more about style than substance. It’s a gangster story. Sundeep’s makeover, technical prowess, and slick visuals don’t add much to the film, which suffers from a lacklustre narration.