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Michael Telugu Movie review

Michael Telugu Movie review

Telugu360 Rating : 2.25/5

Sandeep Kishan, Vijay Sethupathi and Vasudev Menon’s gangster drama Michael got released today. Michael is the first big-budget film for Sandeep Kishan and the producers have believed in the story rather than the hero and pooled money on this. Let us have a look at Michael’s review:


Michael is in the shades of 90’s. A ten-year-old boy Michael (Sandeep Kishan) saves Mumbai Gangster Gurunadh (Gautam Vasudev Menon) from an attack and he starts living with him. Guru is so dependent on Michael rather than his son Amarnath (Varun Sandesh). Guru assigns a task to Michael to kill Teera (Divyansha Kaushik) and her father Ratnakar (Avinash Kuruvella), who lives in Delhi. The story behind Michael and Vijay Sethupathi’s role and Michael’s link with Ratnakar is the story plot.


Michael is an old school story. KGF shades are seen in the film at the time of projecting the roles, but nowhere the screenplay sounds convincing because of the highly elevated charecters. Director misses creating not even a single exciting moment on screen. There are plenty of serious talks and needless repetitive scenes. Michael has flavours of KGF, Godfather, Vikram and many more gangster films. A misleading act of the director while projecting Michael’s character impacts the movie big time. Director Ranjith Jeykodi’s work lacks freshness in the film. The elevation screens for each character are only saving factors. Sandeep Kishan was portrayed neatly. Vijay Sethupathi’s role is strong, but the dull screenplay is a big demerit.

Screenplay is poor and the lengthy runtime tests the patience of the audience. With a bunch of artists in the film, the director failed to use them. Lack of emotional attachment is also one of the minuses.


Very first thing to talk about in the film is Sandeep Kishan. He has done so much hard work for the film and that is projected on screen. Action scenes are well-directed. Vijay Sethupathi and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar are impressive from their side, but they don’t have much screen time for performance. Anasuya Bharadwaj had done a very small role. Gautham Vasudev Menon has come out with the full-length role as a Mumbai gangster. He has done his part quite well, but his monotonous action is boring. Divyansha Kaushik is stylish and the chemistry between the lead pair is good.

Background score and visuals are top-notch. Production values are good. Michael is definitely a stylish gangster drama. But with the poor writings of director Ranjith, the movie will not impress the audience.

Verdict: Michael is a stylish film with bad screenplay and writing. It would end up as a disappointment.

Telugu360 Rating : 2.25/5

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