Produced by Bharath Chowdary, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao under Karan C Productions. SV Cinemas. Michael is written and directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi.
A few scenes into the film and you can see flashes of KGF all over the screenplay and that is a downer immediately. Michael begins and travels through like a routine gangster film and ends as predictable as the bullets in these films that can never kill the protagonist. The film is a test of patience considering its linear trajectory and the long drawn scenes not to forget the boring flash backs. The narration and the screenplay too reminds us of many such movies before, with silly characterizations and the film largely sticking to a specific number of characters boiling over each other in the same pot.
Sundeep Kishan tries but tires. Divyansha Kaushik is decent. Gautam Vasudev Menon has a long role and along with Vijay Sethupathi offer nothing new. It is unsurprising to see these two enact their roles monotone without any difference irrespective of the characters they play. Varalakshmi Sharatkumar is no different.
Technically the film is good. Bhim Samba’s cinematography works well with the tone and the staging. Sam CS continues to do a good job with his background score in his films. Editing by Sathyanarayanan could have been tighter. Dialogues are average and direction unimpressive.
MICHAELis a poor rip off of KGF.
MICHAEL – MOKKE !!