Genius (2018 Hindi film)

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Genius
Genius official poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnil Sharma
Produced by
Written byAnil Sharma
Screenplay by
  • Sunil Sirvaiya
  • Amjad Ali
Story byAnil Sharma
Starring
Music by
CinematographyNajeeb Khan
Edited byAshfaque Makrani
Production
company
  • Anil Sharma Productions
  • Soham RockStar Entertainment
Distributed bySoham Rockstar Entertaiment
Release date
  • 24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
Running time
165 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget25 crore[1]
Box officeest. 4.32 crore[2]

Genius is an Indian action thriller film directed by Anil Sharma. It marks the debut of his son Utkarsh Sharma as a male lead, who also featured as a child actor in Sharma's 2001 blockbuster film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mithun Chakraborty are in supporting roles in the film.[3][4][5]

Synopsis[edit]

Vasudev Shastri (Utkarsh Sharma) is a topper yet charming man who comes into IIT where the second ranker, Nandini (Ishitha Chauhan), decides to make his life hell. But Vasu is smart and in love with her to be outmaneuver. Besides being the friendly 'genius' around campus, he has also got a part-time job working with RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) where his hacking talents are occupied.Vasu was orphaned when his parents were killed in communal riots. He was found by a priest who raised him in a temple complex in Mathura. The life-positive Vasu is the one we see in flashback. In the present, Vasu dresses in all-black, uses a walking stick and suffers from acute tinnitus. This troubled, damaged Vasu is the one who survived multiple bullet wounds during a high-level mission. Special agent Vasu heads a division of RAW called TOCSI, which was tracking public enemy number one, simply referred to as MRS (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). MRS had the ambition of insulting Jaishankar Prasad(Mithun Chakraborty) and thus he wanted Vasu to slap him in public. However at the end, MRS fails in his Vrindavan temple blast and finally Vasu kills MRS by drowning him in River.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received generally poor reviews. Reviews were particularly critical of the confusing narrative and the standard of acting. Bollywood Hungama gave it 1/5 stars saying "On the whole, GENIUS is an extremely poor and senseless fare."[6] Moviekoop gave a similar review describing it as failing miserably.[7] Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India was equally critical of the film giving it 2/5 stars.[8] The Indian Express gave it a "nil" rating describing it as feeling redundant.[9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Genius
Soundtrack album by
Released9 August 2018[10]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26:28
LanguageHindi
LabelTips Music
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Teraa Surroor
(2016)
Genius
(2018)
Total Dhamaal
(2019)
External audio
Tera Fitoor Video Song on YouTube
Singles from Genius
  1. "Tera Fitoor"
    Released: 12 July 2018
  2. "Dil Meri Na Sune"
    Released: 28 July 2018
  3. "Holi Biraj Ma"
    Released: 5 August 2018
  4. "Pyar Le Pyar De"
    Released: 21 August 2018
  5. "Tujhse Kahan Juda Hoon Main"
    Released: 27 August 2018

The music of the film is composed by Himesh Reshammiya [11] and Monty Sharma done the background score while lyrics are penned by Manoj Muntashir, Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed. The first song of the film "Tera Fitoor" which is sung by Arijit Singh was released on 12 July 2018 [12]. The album was released on 9 August 2018 by Tips Music.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Tera Fitoor"KumaarArijit Singh5:10
2."Dil Meri Na Sune"Manoj MuntashirAtif Aslam3:56
3."Tujhse Kahan Juda Hoon Main [13]"Shabbir AhmedHimesh Reshammiya, Neeti Mohan, Vinit Singh4:42
4."Holi Biraj Ma"Manoj MuntashirJubin Nautiyal, Aditya Sengupta3:35
5."Pyar Le Pyar De"Shabbir AhmedDev Negi, Ikka, Iulia Vantur5:10
6."Dil Meri Na Sune" (Reprise)Manoj MuntashirAtif Aslam, Payal Dev3:55
Total length:26:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genius - Movie - Box Office India". Box Office India. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Genius Box Office collection till Now - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Genius Cast List | Genius Movie Star Cast - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  4. ^ "Genius teaser: Director Anil Sharma's son Utkarsh makes his debut in this sci-fi film starring Ayesha Jhulka, Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  5. ^ "Genius teaser: Utkarsh Sharma introduced as archetypal Hindi cinema hero in father Anil's film- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  6. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Genius Review - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  7. ^ Moviekoop. "Genius Movie Review: A Typical Masala Fair Fails Miserably". Moviekoop. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  8. ^ Genius Movie Review {2/5}: A messed up mumbo jumbo of some juvenile IIT hacks, loud sounds and verbose filmy dialoguebazi, retrieved 2018-08-26
  9. ^ "Genius movie review: The Anil Sharma film feels redundant". The Indian Express. 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  10. ^ "Genius - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Gaana.
  11. ^ "Tera Fitoor: New song from Utkarsh Sharma's Genius unites energies of Arijit Singh, Himesh Reshammiya- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  12. ^ "Genius song Tera Fitoor teaser: Arijit Singh sings romantic ballad composed by Himesh Reshammiya- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  13. ^ "Himesh Reshammiya delivers yet another romantic number with Tujhse Kahan Juda Hoon Main", Times of India, retrieved 28 August 2018

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