One Word:

A slow first half with a pretty great second half, and a good suspense filled story will make, Masters  a good one time watch. At the end film ends up as an above average film and fell just short of being called a great one.

Masters directed by Jhony Antony, starts pretty slow for a film labelled as a thriller. First half did try to build up all the base with the introduction of all the characters, however in that process story was lacking the crispiness and speed the audience expecting. However the second half, especially the last thirty minutes or so, Masters did score. With some good actions and suspense and pretty great climax. Adding to that a very clever BGM also add the fuel to the movie.

The script by young talent ‘Kevin Thomas’ could have been better, however he gives lots off hope with his young energy. Music by Gopi Sunder is refreshing, especially the way he handled the BGM.

Plot:

Milan and sreeramakrishnan are two kindred souls and best buddies who have been together since college.the intensity of their friendship has not faded though the carefree days of college have long past gone.now sree is a.s.p. (assistant superidentant of police) of kottayam and milan is a renowned reporter in the same city.though in different fields both are highly responsible jobs.in effect ,both of them use their friendship to fulfill their respective social responsibilities.

hot-tempered and impulsive sree, usually ends up in some sort of trouble and is always saved by milan in the nick of the time.consequently,milan have to deal with physical and mental torture from sree’s enemies but sree reciprocates by saving milan without a scratch.things were going on just fine like this when out of the blue ,a horrendous incident shocks the city.the two friends try to unravel the mystery behind it and discover some bewildering and chilling truths, forms the rest of the story.
To summarise Movie is trying to find truth about some serial killing.

Performance:

Prithviraj : After giving his one of the best performance in his previous ‘Indian Rupee’, everyone was looking forward to his first release, Masters. Though we can’t compare this role with Indian Rupee, he given his best shot with a character which was less challenging than the former.

Sasikumar : Given ample support to the Prithviraj as his best buddy, however dubbing should have been better.

Ananya : Pretty small role, however was good with her screen presence.

Piaa Bajpai : Rarely we see she is smiling in this movie, and she had given a good performance for a first timer with not so lengthy screen space.

Kathal Sandya : Did not have much to do, however her character did play an important job in the movie.

Salim Kumar : One of the good performer in the movie, and even in the average first half his performance was the catch.

Biju Menon : Looks like with his limited scenes, he given his best.

Rest of the cast did not have much to do rather than filling the roles offered.

Behind The Scene:

Director : Jhony Antony did try his best with his first ever action film, however should have been better if he put little more effort.

Screen Play : Jinu Abraham, a very good start to this youngster, did try his best, with a refreshing story. Though did not click in first half, he had done an amazing job in the second half, with a good climax and suspense.

Editing: Kevin Thomas did a wonderful job especially in the second half.

Cinematography : Madhu Neelakandan, did give some of the good shots.

Music & BGM : Gopi sunder came up with some refreshing music, and the BGM was outstanding in the second half.

Last Word: 

It is good that film did not start outstandingly and ended disappointingly, that we seen in some of the recent films . The film did have some nice suspense, dialogues that we usually miss in so-called police thrillers. A good story of friendship. Again the film can’t be rated as one of the greatest thrillers, where you will eagerly wait for each scenes to unfold.

Do I wanna go for This? A good one time watch, if you can just pass out the first half, second half will offer some good performance, great climax and clever story. And we would love to tell, this may end up as one of the good police story in the recent times.

Rating : 2.75 / 5

Song : Suhruthu from Masters

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46 Responses

  1. Mithin Thankachan

    The movie was fine……………and this is the right coming back for PRITHVIRAJ………………and great introduction for SASI KUMAR in malayalam film industry………………………………………………….
    Superb……………….Direction from JOHNY ANTONY ………………………an adorable attempt in the investigation film……………thanksssssssssssssssssssss……………………….

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  2. TBM

    According to the comments, you either love or hate this movie. I’ll keep it on my radar.

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  3. abhi

    kuzhappamilla ennu parayan pattilla kollathilla

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  4. shefeeq

    you see the movie seriously. i have same opiniion. fahad fasil is the perfect choice in the role of miian. unfinished script is other small mistake. but i give 70 marks.

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  5. Shaheen Kp

    Superb movie ………Must watch,great perfomenvce from Prithvi,salim kumar. Sashikumar poor

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  6. Neena

    POSITIVES:- Excellent first half.Good plot.interesting.

    NEGATIVES: Biggest negative in the movie was the supporting actor.Terrible actor.Jaysuriya would have been perfect for the role.Wonder why they didn’t think of him.2nd half lagged terribly.Characterization of Prithviraj was fine in the beginning.2nd half story turned into a high school drama.{Edited by Theater Balcony : Contains spoilers};.

    BACKGROUND MUSIC was too damn loud.Dialogues kept losing their punch before audience was straining to hear them.People all around me were complaining about the lousy background music.Did Johny Antony not see the final print before he released it????

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  7. Arvind

    Good movie by a first time Producer and Script Writer. The revenge plot is one thing I really liked, something really new. I am sure some Tamil or Bollywood copycats will approach the director and producer to give rights to dub it.
    Definetly worth watching once for the money you spend !

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  8. Thoufeeque Muhammed

    Neat and descent movie.Prithviraj and Sasikumar delivered good job.There is no scope for the heroines,anyway Piaa,Sandhya,Ananya and Mitra has done neat work in their own limit.
    Yesteryear actress Surekha also done good job.

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  9. jonny

    In malayalam movies, if the story line is gud no matter who acts it will be a hit….prithvi , mammotty , lal whoever…..Last 5 years there is not even a single superhit movie which people has enjoyed…. sm average movies like pazhassiraja,urumi..Even inian rupee is just watchable…

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  10. Anwin ashok

    A good movie with a great climax
    100 times better than king&commitonar
    and casinova

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  11. suneesh

    superb movie..what a climax…thriller…hundred times better than king -commissioner

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  12. madhu manas

    Its a good movie. Slow start, great buildup, good suspense. But a lame climax. The film could have been much better as the script was promising. But still its an okay film.

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  13. pradeep

    kuthara padam rajappan veendum nirasha peduthi chakochane follow cheyy like ordinary

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  14. akhil c

    SUPPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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  15. Rahul

    A super great story with great performance overall, only one song, and no heroine. And good film lovers will make this film a hit :)

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    • bad boys

      never, he will be a megastar nxt yr, but i see the movie story very good perfomes is also good

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  16. Ajmal

    kuzhappamillatha movie, pakshe ee kuzhappamillatha movie enna verdict vannathu superstarsinanenkil ee film oru super hitayene, ennal ee kuzhappamilla enna verdict oru prithviraj filiminu vannal athu hitaavan kurachu padupedum. Athanu Malayali. Pinne ee film hitavan venemenkil prithviraj fans kurachu sremappedum. Enthannu vechal prithiraj fansinu athryku valippamilla, pinne arenkilum poyal thanne superstar fansinte kooval kaaranam arum kerilla

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    • sumesh

      You are in fools paradise baby.As an actor is too good and already proven that and about so called superstars fans, that’s only for a few days ..good movie will be appreciated by malyalees and Indians..The crooked cannot demerit a good work for long

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    • abhi

      pakshe oru full um kude kondu poyal namukku swasthamayi irunnu adikkam karan nammale kanu

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  17. sachii

    Pritvi continues his victoy with this Thrilling movie.superve climax

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  18. Jithu

    Good Climax and great story, 1st half not so good. second half outstanding!!

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