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Movie Review: Serious Men

October 1st, 2020 | by vBollywood Author
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Movie: Serious Men
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sudhir Mishra
Writer: Bhavesh Mandalia
Director: Sudhir Mishra
Our rating: 4/5
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naXf8R1aOik

Serious Men is starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sudhir Mishra film. The team has given brilliant work!

Star Cast also includes Indira Tiwari, Aakshath Das, M. Nasser, Sanjay Narvekar, Shweta Basu Prasad. The film is directed by Sudhir Mishra. Serious Men narrative revolves around a Dalit Tamilian, Ayyan Mani (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and his son Adi Mani (Aakshath Das). Ayyan works as a personal assistant to a Brahmin astronomer at the Institute of Theory and Research in Mumbai.

Living a very ordinary and simple life, Ayyan wants his son to change the family’s future for him. Adi turns out to be this genius kid who is confident and raises some difficult questions, even for the well-informed adults around him. He becomes the centre of attraction for even the politicians around him, and everyone wants to gain from his intellect. But, of course, there’s a secret he’s holding close to his heart, and when that comes out, the perfectly mastered plan starts slipping through Ayyan’s grabands.

Serious Man is directed by Sudhir Mishra who has adapted this film from the novel of the same name by Manu Joseph. Nick Rennison of The Times had called it a “bitter, comic novel”, and those are the two exact words to describe the nature of the film bitter yet comical. There have been indefinite ways to tell a sad story. The single line plot of Serious Men is, Nawaz’s Ayyan isn’t happy from his life, and hence he uses his kid to attain that happiness. That’s not wrong but the question Manu asked with the novel. Staying at around 110 minutes, the editing keeps away all clutter.

Indira Tiwari as Ayyan’s wife Oja has a tiny scope, also because of the story’s structure but that’s okay. She ensures to give the best of what she has got. She shine in the scenes. Aakshath Das as Adi, the kid, intelligently juggles between the innocence he knows he has and acting he knows he can do. He is just another kid in the film because he acts well like one. Despite throwing heavy dialogues on him never makes him break the character and cross any line. It’s always tough to direct children despite directors like Majid Majidi making it look effortless, here Sudhir Mishra is able to manage the best acting from Aakshath. The supporting cast has names like M. Nasser, Sanjay Narvekar and Shweta Basu Prasad but their stories are just glimpsed at.

Karel Antonín chooses engaging theme for the background score. Stepping away from any set formula, he just decides to keep the instruments minimal and noise-free and that works in favour of the film. The movie has only one song, Raat Hai Kaala Chhata, (which goes hand in hand with the film and it’s oh-so-hummable) and it’s sung Swanand Kirkire (composed by Francis Mendes, written by Shri Vallabh Vyas).

Serious Man is an entertainer at its core, but its treatment allows the story to be entertaining and intriguing at the similar time. If you can overcome some abusive dialogues and a mild sex scenes, it can be watched with your family.

Serious Man releases on 2nd October, 2020.

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