Cast: Roshan, Priya Lal, Aadukalam Naren
Director Suseenthiran’s Genius, a film on how a young boy is pressured by his dad since childhood to always be the school topper and when he grows up, by his boss to reach targets! The man is on the verge of breakdown and depression.
Dinesh(Roshan) is a bright kid who loves to hang out at his grandad’s place and play with his friends. Everything goes well until Dinesh’s dad (Aadukalam Naren) finds out that his son is a topper in each and every competition in school right from studies to sports. From that day, Dinesh is pressurized by his overbearing dad to focus only on studies!
Dinesh grows up to be a loner and now it is his boss who gives him targets that are difficult to achieve and the pressure results in a brain freeze and he goes into a suicidal shell. The psychiatrist tells his parents that it is stress and lack of sleep that caused this condition and prescribes rest and relaxation. Will Dinesh comes back to normalcy?
Naren had done his role excellently well. Meera comes as a lovable mother. Priya’s performance is soothing. Singampuli, Jayaprakash and the others had done their roles well.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music and background score is a major attraction. RB Gurudev’s camera captures the lush green locales of Palani and surrounding villages. The short runtime (98 minutes) is another advantage for the film.