Genius (2018 Tamil film)
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|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Cinematography||R. B. Gurudev|
|Edited by||Sathyaraj Natarajan|
Sudesiwood Films Private Limited
|Distributed by||Sakthi Film Factory|
|26 October 2018|
Genius is a 2018 Indian Tamil language drama film directed by Suseenthiran and produced by the actor Roshan who also stars in the lead role. It features newcomers in the lead roles. It has cinematography by R. B. Gurudev and music byYuvan Shankar Raja with lyrics by Vairamuthu. The movie examines the after effects that arise from the unwanted academic pressure that parents put on their children.. This film opened to highly negative reviews.Only praising the songs. Criticized the story, screenplay, Roshan’s acting, the cinematography and editing.The film is a flop at the box office.
Genius is the story of how the childhood pressures on overachieving in studies impacts a person’s life, rendering him socially awkward and stressed. The movie explores the brain freeze of an IT employee named Dhinesh (Roshan) and gives us a glimpse into his childhood and teenage life and explores what lead to the current breakdown.
Dhinesh's school life is shown to be a normal one, spending happy times at his grandparents' place in a beautiful village; until his potential as a genius is highlighted by the school principal at the school's annual day. From there, Dhinesh’s father Ramamoorthy (Aadukalam Naren) takes it upon himself to push Dhinesh to the limits and make the world applaud for him. To this end, Dhinesh is taken from class to class from morning until dusk. All other social contacts, play times, and fun activities are shunned as distractions.
The next happy memory that Dinesh remembers is the lovely friendship in his teenage with a beautiful and smart girl named Priscilla (Priya Lal). When Priscilla upstages Dhinesh in studies, Ramamoorthy puts an ugly end to it too, making Dhinesh lonely forever.
Aided by the doctor (Jayaprakash), Dhinesh's parents embark on a mission to cure Dhinesh of schizophrenia using various methods. If Dhinesh will be cured and how he will be cured form rest of the story.
- Roshan as Dhinesh
- Priya Lal as Priscilla / Jasmine
- Aadukalam Naren as Ramamoorthy, Dhinesh's father
- Meera Krishnan as Jayalakshmi, Dhinesh's mother
- Jayaprakash as Doctor
- Singampuli as Ramamoorthy's friend
- Swaminathan as Traffic Constable
- Singamuthu as tea Seller
In January 2018, Suseenthiran announced that he would be directing a film called Genius while also filming another project, Champion. Newcomer Roshan portrays the lead role and also produced the film. Suseenthiran revealed that he had written this script with Vijay in mind; however, since he did not agree to do the film, a debutant was chosen for the plot. The film is based on the theme of education and mental stress.
Suseenthiran again collaborated with Yuvan Shankar Raja, who had composed music for the director's earlier films, Naan Mahaan Alla, Rajapattai and Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer. Vairamuthu wrote all of the lyrics. One of the songs in the film, "Neengalum Oorum", is sung by Shrikanth (Super Singer). The audio tracks were produced by Yuvan's U1 Records label. The list of songs.
|2.||"Velaiyadu Magane"||Senthil Das, Surmukhi Raman, Sam, Pawan, Priya Himesh, Sri Varthini||02:48|
|3.||"Neengalum Oorum"||Srikanth, Priya Mali||03:04|
|4.||"Silu Silu (Kid Version)"||V Praneeth, Vs.Adharsh, Vs.Akash, S.Sindhuja, V.Priyadharshini, CS.Dharshini||03:02|
|5.||"Silu Silu (F)"||Sadhana Sargam||03:02|
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- "Suseenthiran reunites with Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer team", 28 March 2018
- V Lakshmi, "Suseenthiran, Yuvan Shankar Raja team up, again", Times of India, 2 August 2018
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- "Aamir Khan film PK inspires director Suseenthiran to make Genius", India Today, 21 August 2018