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Sir Reviews

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With Is Love Enough? Sir, Rohena Gera desists viewing togetherness as love’s end goal, gently uncovering the gifts of being in it instead.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Aug 26, 2022

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Sir is a cinematic triumph. Gera and Shome compromise nothing in a full and poignant portrayal of India's working class, without turning Ashwin and his social strata into caricatures of wealthy, Anglicized demons.

Full Review | Mar 5, 2021

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Director Rohena Gera's... comprises exquisite moments.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Dec 3, 2020

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[Filmmaker Rohena Gera] offers a sensitive take into the lives of the protagonists... The end product, which has some good cinematography by Dominique Colin and taut editing by Jacques Comets and Baptiste Ribrault, is as real as it gets...

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Dec 2, 2020

A movie that regrettably feels more like a telenovela. [Full Review in Spanish]

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10 | Feb 27, 2020

Director Rohena Gera manages to draw attention to characteristics of Indian society,... It's a pity bad he doesn't get them to work in favor of the story. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review | Feb 27, 2020

Its effectiveness in terms of emotional reach is based on Tilotama Shome, an actress that constructs with as much subtlety as determination a woman who is discreet, honest, and capable of chasing her desires. [Full Review in Spanish]

The final shot is magnificent: one word breathes optimism to the story. [Full Review in Spanish]

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Nov 13, 2019

A sentimental process that the director narrates with calm and credibility, delicacy and embarrassment. [Full Review in Spanish]

Full Review | Sep 28, 2019

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A fresh story about how we can survive in this world believing in ourselves. A good memoir from Mumbai to every neo-spectator. [Full Review in Spanish]

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Sep 25, 2019

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Sir is a film that is charming even when it talks about how hopes are lost when one doesn't really get what they want. But it's optimistic tone and humanistic core that tells people to be themselves makes for a glorious watch.

An interesting reflection about the clash between modernity and tradition in constricting Indian society. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Sep 23, 2019

A conventional and popular story. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5 | Sep 23, 2019

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Sir is a delicate and powerful look at human connection.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Jul 8, 2019

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There's a tangible sense of excitement to something as simple as Ashwin and Ratna passing each other in the hallway, and an equally potent sense of danger when they interact while in the presence of other people. What might they let slip?

Full Review | Jun 25, 2019

This deeply memorable effort was shot with beautifully simplicity, sometimes with dazzling colours and intoxicating music, but largely in closed spaces that reveal much about their inhabitants...

Full Review | Apr 25, 2019

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For a moment, it seems Sir may break through. But the film falls into well-worn grooves and soap opera-level drama, wasting solid character work.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Apr 23, 2019

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If you take away the slow-brewing attraction that serves as an appealing logline, you still have a mighty fine picture about a village girl who wants to defy the patriarchy and stand on her own two feet in the city.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Apr 23, 2019

The film, from Indian screenwriter and documentary director Rohena Gera, is well-paced and properly sentimental.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Apr 18, 2019

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The love that dare not speak its class

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Sep 13, 2018

Netflix’s Sir: The Indian Audience’s Fascination With The Rich-Man-Loves-Poor-Girl Trope

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Love is said to transcend all barriers, but quite realistically, Indian cinema has continually engaged with tragic stories of lovers who couldn’t be united because of social and class differences. The iconic dialogue:  “Bekhuda, hum mohabbat ke dushman nahi, apne usoolon ke ghulam hai”, from the epic love story, Mughal-e-Azam , released over six decades ago, resonates with us even today, as the sociocultural climate of India remains largely unchanged. More recently, in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001), that became the highest grossing Indian film worldwide at the time, popularised the conflicting pulls of tradition versus love, as the character of Amitabh Bachchan kept harping on “parampara” to coerce his son into subscribing by class norms. The lovers’ refusal to bow down to the patriarchal stooges of classism led to the son’s disownment from the family, and their departure to foreign lands, in a bid to escape the bounds of Indian society. 

It must be stated that countless Bollywood films have been based on the theme of class divide in love relationships. Bobby (1973), Devdas (2002), Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989), are some of the prominent films that have portrayed lovers who cannot be together in socially legitimate ways. Reversing the positions, films such as Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000), Dil (1990), Raja Hindustani (1996) etc., have portrayed the rich-girl-loves-poor-boy trope. The popularity of the given formula seems to indicate at more than just a specific cinematic taste. It reveals the persevering social conditions that still lead to the rejection of such so-called ‘mis-matched’ lovers. And so when Rohena Gera subtitles his film, “Is love enough?”, it strikes a chord with the audience, that on one hand espouses modernising Indian sensibilities, but at the same time, remains largely powerless when faced with such moral dilemmas.

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Recently, I spoke to a friend about Sir , and one of the most important things she said was that “these kind of things probably do happen to people… you never know”. Indeed, what is projected as a novelty in the film is not really so in reality. We come across countless stories of star-crossed lovers in the newspapers, lynched, murdered, ostracised, or simply forced to marry other people, because they chose partners from a different caste or class. The present debates around love jihad are a case in point.

Years ago, the film, Love Sex Aur Dhoka (2010), created ripples amongst the Indian audience for its depiction of pornography. I was in college at the time, and remember being aghast by the gritty portrayal of love and sex. But significantly, the film shocked the Indian audiences because it brazenly portrayed the dark reality of khap panchayats . All of a sudden the media became obsessed with the incidents of honour-killings in the country. It was not a new subject, but there was certainly a renewed interest in it. Sir seems to have done something similar in terms of the debates it raises: Gera actually taps into an all too familiar subject — class and caste divides. It made me marvel at how the film was placed precariously on the precipice of becoming yet another ‘forbidden romance’ meant to pander to the universal appeal of the rich man-poor girl angle. That it doesn’t, comes as a breath of fresh air.

Sir is certainly one of the more subtly-constructed, sensitive, and realistic portrayals of love relationships I have come across lately. It manages to raise larger questions about the superfluous-ness of social divides in matters relating to the heart.

Sir is certainly one of the more subtly-constructed, sensitive, and realistic portrayals of love relationships I have come across lately. It manages to raise larger questions about the superfluous-ness of social divides in matters relating to the heart. With remarkable finesse, the film captures the redundancy of societal constructs such as class barriers and issues of propriety. The maturity with which the subject is treated is heartening. The actors are realistic, relatable, and draw our sympathies for being constrained due to nothing but external forces that deny their desire for each other. 

The question, “is love enough” looms large throughout as the two characters attempt to explore their own feelings. Ashwini’s declaration that he doesn’t think of her “as a maid” is meant to be a declaration of his respect for her, but it negates the reality of her situation: she is a maid. Thus, Ashwini’s character is deliciously flawed, and compelling for that reason. We are shown how people are limited in their own positions in society: Ashwini is rich and successful, but those become his limitations in the relationship as transgressing social codes of conduct threatens the entire fabric of society that relies on caste-based patrilineal descent. The film also skillfully brings out the issue of sexual agency — notably, the man too is shown to lack it. Both character’s emotional struggles are felt keenly by the audience as they struggle with their own biases and prejudices. In the end, Ratna finally asserts her freedom to love by discarding the title, ‘sir’ — the spectre haunting their relationship — as she demolishes the class barriers between them. Her upward mobility as a tailor for a fashion designer empowers her and gives her the confidence and will to assert her will.

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Is Love Enough? sir starring Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber to release  this March 20

Netflix’s Sir skillfully brings out the issue of sexual agency — notably, the man too is shown to lack it. Both character’s emotional struggles are felt keenly by the audience as they struggle with their own biases and prejudices.

Indeed, the movie is able to construct a delicate and sensitive narrative from a rather hackneyed subject, and give it a profoundness that is rare to find. Even though the formula remains cliched, Indian cinema has hitherto not treated such love stories with the dignity and delicacy that Rohena Gera affords Ashwini and Ratna . I could appreciate the film primarily for the absence of unnecessary melodrama. The film seems to indicate at the generation’s maturity towards the idea of romantic desire, companionship, and even platonic love, as the society attempts to reform mindsets despite the prevalence of conservative attitudes. Quite fittingly, the overarching question remains however: can we ever overcome the shackles of society in all matters pertaining to love? How does one resist the society’s narrow-mindedness? How do you triumph over the custodians of ‘ usool’ and ‘ parampara ’ when there is still a stigma attached to romantic relationships outside of the bounds of marriage, or pre-marital romances in general? 

Ipshita Nath teaches English Literature at University of Delhi. She is the author of The Rickshaw Reveries, published by Simon & Schuster in 2020. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram .

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Yeah right, a “pretty woman” one of the most iconic Hollywood movies is heralded across generations where rich man falls in love with a sex worker. But hod forbid if India cinema tries to show the similar plot with much more finesse and minus the designer clothes. Then its called “trope”. The hypocrisy of it!!

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Lets not make society as big a villain. What would be the challenges to long term compatibility for people from very diverse backgrounds in a marriage like situation.

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Writing a negative comment for the sake of writing it. Films based on social realities will be made again and again. So what…is there a rule like u cant choose a subject that has already been chosen many times?

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Its much beyond than rich boy poor girl trope, agreed its the most common bollywood trope…but way its conceptualised in Sir is commendable…without filmy melodrama & songs dances … My two cents: https://purnima2711.wordpress.com/2020/06/22/is-love-enough-sir/

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Sir Movie Review: Tillotama Shome shines in a poignant film about dreams

Rating: ( 4 / 5).

They say love is blind. Colour, caste, creed, class… nothing is supposed to matter in the sanctum of love. But how often do we think this way? Even those of us who want to badly believe in the noble notion, still fall prey to biases rooted in stereotypes. Rathna (Tillotama Shome) works as a live-in help at Ashwin’s (Vivek Gomber) house in Mumbai. A widow from the villages, this job is her ticket to her dreams. On the other hand, there is the morose Ashwin carrying the guilt of a broken engagement and lost dreams. And in that safe space of a house, they both nudge each other closer to their dreams, finding an unexpected companion.

Director: Rohena Gera

Cast: Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Ahmareen Anjum

Sir , in many ways, feels like a fairytale set amid the skyrises of Mumbai. But Rathna is no damsel in distress. I have always had an issue with how a ‘strong, liberal woman’ is always portrayed to be a ‘modern woman’, often armed with make-up, western clothes, and alcohol. But strength and being progressive aren’t about one’s clothes or habits. It is about how they think. Clear, confident, smart — Rathna is a beautiful example of a strong woman. She might be a house help, but that isn’t her identity. She holds her ground well, even in tricky moments. When Ashwin asks her if she has always wanted to be a tailor, she politely but sternly corrects him to ‘fashion designer’. And adds a ‘Why I can’t be one?’ to answer his surprise. Rathna’s dignified tenacity is refreshingly real. As a woman who has been let down by the universe, she is jaded. But it hasn’t killed the childlike enthusiasm she possesses for life. And Tillotama Shome plays Rathna so beautifully, with such grace; every smile, head tilt, and even her hurried walk, the way she clutches her handbag, has conviction and innocence in equal measure. The film might be titled Sir , but it is Rathna who carries the film on her dainty shoulders.

This dignity is inherent in every part of Sir . Ashwin, like Rathna, is written with equal amounts of sensitivity and emotional intelligence. Their relationship is delicate territory that had to be treated with incredible caution; one wrong step could taint the entire equation with distasteful undertones. But Rohena aces it. One can imagine their relationship as a Venn diagram with two circles. As the movie progresses, the common space gradually increases. The camera often reflects this, panning across the screen, placing Ashwin and Rathna’s world on the same plane but also establishing the differences between both. Take the scene at a party hosted by Ashwin’s mother. We don’t see Rathna’s face as she goes around serving people until she reaches Ashwin. For the others, she is just the help. But he is the one who truly sees her.  Their interactions being and end abruptly, but are empathetic and insightful. I particularly loved the edit: every cut is placed at the very beginning of an emotion. There is a lot left unsaid, but it is always understood, much like Rathna and Ashwin’s relationship.

Sir is a subdued but poignant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. Rathna and Ashwin know that their bubble won’t last in the normal world. And it is often burst, by several people who question her presence in his life, and vice-versa. But their journey reminds you that one can always dream. It is okay to disown the cynic in us once in a while and give a chance to love and our dreams. And maybe, just maybe love, like dreams, can win against all odds if we let it.

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Review: Rohena Gera’s film ‘Sir’ on Netflix shows class over companionship

Netflix film  Sir  really gets you asking the ultimate question, ”Is love ever enough?” When I first saw the trailer, I was immediately intrigued by it and added it to my  must-watch list .  The trailer itself makes you wonder if this is another one of those films where a rich man uplifts an under-privileged woman? But once you start watching it, you find out it’s much more than just a love story.

An unusual but captivating storyline

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The story revolves around Ratna played by  Tillotama Shome , a widowed domestic help who finds herself in a complicated relationship with her boss Ashwin played by Vivek Gomber, who has just returned from America after breaking off his engagement. 

Although this film is a love story, it is one of a kind. We watch the film primarily through Ratna’s perspective, an uneducated village woman who left her home soon after her husband’s death and choose to move to the city of Mumbai with a dream to become a fashion designer. But her lack of education turns her into a maid. And it is her occupation that becomes her identity.

The  film  established Ratna, the docile help who has a dream and Ashwin, a melancholic man, who doesn’t seem to know what he wants as an individual first, before he ventures into a romantic connection.

Unravelling class divide between Ratna and Ashwin

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Sir addresses social issues that occur in our daily lives. While Ashwin may be kind to Ratna, she is still a maid for the world. It’s only when Ashwin’s friend Vicky asks him to look at their relationship from her perspective that he realises his privilege. The movie throws light on the challenges faced by lower-class women. Ratna and her friend Lakshmi may be obedient servants to their employers, but they are individuals with their own dreams and a unique sense of humour, despite their circumstances.

The two symbolise extreme opposite ends of the social spectrum. Director Gera manages to show both sides of their story but focuses on social issues faced by Ratna. The social divide is shown in a realistic manner.

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Brilliant acting chops

While the two may have barely touched or spoken to each other, their emotional connection is palpable. Both Shome and Gomber bring excellent acting chops to the film, striking a perfect balance between when to reveal and when to conceal. They added moments of compassion and sincerity throughout the film.

The complete embodiment of Ratna by Tillotama Shome is what makes Sir brilliant. She portrays Ratna’s range of emotions very realistically. On the other hand, Vivek Gomber’s Ashwin is seen as someone who is innocently looking for an emotional connection but finds it in the so-called ‘wrong place.’ His acting is also faultless, and in the end, I found myself rooting for the two.

The film addresses the importance of companionship, irrespective of class, but it is the class that determines if it is appropriate. The film highlighted the obstacles the lower-class faces in achieving their dreams perfectly through Ratan’s fight to become a fashion designer. Despite the love story, the depiction of class divide remains in your mind long after the film  is over.

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Sir movie review: Rohena Gera’s film is a masterful romantic drama about a domestic worker and her employer

The commentary in Sir is rooted as much in the condescension of its affluent characters as it is in the electric tension between Ratna and Ashwin.

Sir movie review: Rohena Gera’s film is a masterful romantic drama about a domestic worker and her employer

(This review was first published when Sir was screened at the New York Indian Film Festival 2019. It is being republished in view of Sir releasing in Indian theatres on 13 November, 2020.)

Language: Hindi, English, and Marathi

Stories of romance overcoming class boundaries have permeated decades of Indian cinema. Even the very first Indian talkie, Ardeshir Irani’s Alam Ara (1931), tells the story of a prince who falls in love with a nomadic woman exiled from his kingdom. While mainstream Bollywood productions often have a more quixotic, happy-ending-at-all-costs paradigm — Bobby (1973), Pardes (1997), Singh is Kinng (2008), Namaste England (2018); you can practically pick them out of a hat — regional and alternative cinema tend to offer more grounded reflections. Nagraj Manjule’s Marathi-language Fandry (2014), for instance, features a Dalit boy longing for an “upper-caste” girl, though the film’s focus isn’t his romantic pursuit, but the structures preventing his dreams from becoming a reality.

Rohena Gera’s Hindi, English and Marathi-language Sir  falls somewhere between these two starkly different approaches.

It tells the story of Ratna (Tillotama Shome, A Death in the Gunj ), a widowed domestic worker who finds a complicated romantic spark with her recently single employer Ashwin (Vivek Gomber, Court ), who’s just returned from the U.S. after breaking off his engagement.

And while the film expertly dramatises the hurdles in their path, its commentary is rooted as much in the condescension of its affluent characters as it is in the electric tension between Ratna and Ashwin; it’s a socially-minded indie that you almost wish would transform into a lavish, starry-eyed musical — but it can’t.

Ratna, who’s saving up for her younger sister’s education, hopes to be a fashion designer, though circumstances in both her village and in the big city box her in. Back home, she’s defined by her dead husband (who she barely knew to begin with), and she can’t even wear bangles around her family. In Mumbai — where she’s allowed to make her own living as a domestic worker, while learning to sew from the local tailor — her employ becomes her identity. Ashwin may be kind to her, but both he and his more ill-mannered guests rarely see beyond Ratna’s status; her dreams may as well be secrets.

However, in the brief moments where Ratna isn’t waiting on Ashwin, and she interacts with his driver Raju (Akash Sinha, Photograph ) or his neighbor’s domestic worker Laxmi (Geetanjali Kulkarni, Selection Day ), Ratna’s stoic demeanour gives way to an impish smile, and her stillness to a vivid energy, just as the character’s colourful _saree_s pop against the muted tones of Ashwin’s dour apartment. Shome is, quite simply, mesmerising, and half the story is told through her change in mood and posture.

Each of these “lower class” characters occupies a dual existence; the moments that writer-director Gera chooses to bring Ratna, Raju and Laxmi to life are when they slip in and out of these different modes of being. In the eyes of their employers, they’re obedient, two-dimensional servants — Laxmi, like Cleo in Roma , is at once a beloved mother and scorned servant to the children she works for — but outside their employers’ fields of vision, they’re fully-fledged people with their own unique senses of humour, their own dreams, and even their own passive aggressiveness — they’re allowed to simply be.

We enter each room with Ratna, following her, seeing the world through her eyes. Gera makes sure to craft the story from Ratna’s perspective at all times, lest Sir fall into the trap of a damsel narrative — though Ashwin certainly tries to make it one. Gomber plays Ashwin with a melancholic weariness. A writer in a slump, he doesn’t seem to know what to do with himself now that his dreams of getting married and moving to America seem to have been dashed. Though, as he and Ratna spend more time together, both characters emerge from their cocoons, and they take an active interest in even the mundanities of each other’s lives.

Gera often captures Ratna and Ashwin in isolation. The characters rarely share the frame at first, and each day ends with Ashwin in his spacious room and Ratna in her cramped servant’s quarters, which the shot often tracks between; the wall that separates them is a boundary that the camera, and only the camera, can cross. Though once Ratna and Ashwin begin to open up to one another, Gera’s frame pushes them close. They stand in the same doorways. They occupy the same areas of the kitchen. They exchange tidbits about their lives, the things they wish they could do and the places they wish they could be. Gera, along with editor Jacques Comets and co-editor Baptiste Ribrault, zeroes in on the silences between these conversations, as if to unearth both the characters’ hidden desires and, in the process, tie these desires to one another.

There’s a tangible sense of excitement to something as simple as Ashwin and Ratna passing each other in the hallway, and an equally potent sense of danger when they interact while in the presence of other people. What might they let slip? But, as the excitement between them builds — Gera’s use of silent tension is a masterstroke; shots seem hold on them longer and longer each time — the danger builds just as quickly. Ratna knows what people will say if they learn about their tête-à-tête. Ashwin seems to know too, but he lives on cloud nine, since the consequences for him wouldn’t be nearly as severe.

It takes Ashwin being chewed out by a friend (of his own social standing) for him to finally see things clearly, but by the time he does, he and Ratna have become the only two people who seem to fully understand each other. They know each other intimately, in a way few people in their lives are allowed to. They know each other’s secrets — but Ratna is still his servant. “Please don’t call me ‘sir’,” Ashwin begs her, but how can she not?

Whatever the possibilities— A secret affair? A brief fling? Lifelong love and happiness? — dreamy fantasy and harsh reality keep brushing up against each other, forcing Ratna to exercise caution while Ashwin remains tethered to his naiveté. And yet, the two find uncanny compassion and companionship, despite a romance that can seemingly never be. At least, not yet. Not while Ratna and Ashwin still have lives to live, and happiness to find elsewhere. Perhaps their purpose is to help each other find it, but the livewire chemistry they share makes them feel like an eternal open question; a “what if…” that echoes long into the night.

Rating: ****1/2

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Is Love Enough? Sir: The Art of Brevity

Is Love Enough? Sir: The Art of Brevity

Brevity is a quality of a film that comes with several rewrites or from an exceptionally gifted writer. It takes a certain amount of confidence in one's story to have only two or three dialogues in a scene without taking anything away from the story. To be able to add to a story by being brief is a skill that few can boast to have mastered. Anyone who has taken a beginner's workshop in screenwriting would have come across this adage – start late, leave early. Is Love Enough? Sir  does something similar but it doesn't employ this rule just because it works. Rohena Gera uses this tool because in certain scenes that is all there is to say. Anything more would be superfluous.

Also read: Gayle Sequeira interviews Rohena Gera on  Sir being selected for Cannes 2018.

In a way, it can be said that the title of the film gives away the theme. Yet despite the fact that we might have some idea of what the story might be, nothing about the journey these characters take is conventional or predictable. Ratna ( Tillotama Shome ), in particular, crosses several milestones in the film and one of the most evident ones is marked by the words 'thank you'. It's something Ashwin, Vivek Gomber 's character in the film, says a lot to Ratna – when she puts down a tray of food for him, when she closes the door on her way out, etc. She understands what he means but never replies and Tillotama Shome's performance (although 'performance' really feels like the wrong word for it given how natural it looks) makes these silences after Gomber's thankyous very evident. Her saying nothing in response to being thanked is noted every time. So when she does say it for the first time, she says it in a manner that is utterly heartfelt.

Also read: an interview with Tillotama Shome, by Gayle Sequeira.

Unlike Ashwin, she doesn't waste her thankyous in every conversation. She picks her words carefully, a characteristic trait of hers, and she expresses gratitude only because she means it genuinely. And the scene where Ratna says 'thank you' for the first time ends with just that – with her saying 'thank you' because nothing else needs to be said. How much more superfluous it might have been if time had been spent here pressing for an emotion that has already been conveyed so succinctly in just two words.

Similarly, another milestone for Ratna is in a scene that is even more understated and which has very little to do with dialogue and everything to do with context. The set-up is that Ratna is just about to enter the flat and as she opens the door she sees Ashwin. Unlike every other time when it's her greeting him 'namaste sir' when he comes home, at this moment she sees him standing in the doorway. He's clearly wearing formal clothes and was probably just about to leave the flat when Ratna walks in but that completely escapes her and she goes off on her own a little, excitedly recounting the day she has had. She's completely just happy for two seconds and Ashwin is glad to hear what she has to say but finally he has to ask, " Main jaoon ?"/ "Can I go?" Finally, it registers with her, and she steps aside from the door. Ashwin leaves but the camera remains on her for a while as she stands in that passageway doing nothing in particular – maybe letting what happened settle down in her mind. I don't know how you could show someone's guard falling and them becoming conscious of it better than this.

Also read: Rahul Desai reviews  Sir .

A defining moment for Ashwin's character, in fact, takes place with him off-screen. At a certain point Ratna gets a call from him and she understands that this call is a step across the line that distances an employer from an employee. She wonders if he might be beating about the bush; waiting to get around to talk about serious matters. So she takes a pause and asks, " Kuchh kaam tha ?"/ "Was there some work?". He replies, "Nahin". Realistically, they might have kept talking but the scene doesn't get into that. It ends here because the point of scene was not to establish what they talk about; it was just to establish that he called.

Sir is one of those films that one cannot fully appreciate in a single viewing and that is entirely the credit of the filmmakers who have layered it so intricately that nothing ever jumps out evidently unless you pause and rewind and look again and again. There is one last scene I will talk about as a way to encourage not just watching the film but re-watching it.

This scene comes in at around the twentieth minute. Ratna puts the food on the table and sees Ashwin standing at the balcony. The next scene is a pan from Ashwin on the sofa to Ratna in the kitchen and only the music and a smile on Ratna's face conveys what she might be thinking even though it is largely unclear. In the next scene she tells Ashwin her story and leaves him with a lesson she has learnt, that "Life doesn't end, sir." When I watched this sequence for the first time, I did not understand why I liked it. On a re-watch, that second scene – that of Ratna in the kitchen – gathers so much more meaning. This is the first time she creates a connection with him. More than tending to his needs and demands as a maid, this is the first time she reaches out to him as another person, finds a common ground to prove they are not so dissimilar. So, in the scene in the kitchen, she's probably smiling because she has found an opportunity to break the ice with Ashwin and that makes her happy. She might have even rehearsed how she would relay the advice but we don't see that and not seeing it is perhaps what makes the second watch all the more satisfying.

Jordan Peele had unlocked a crucial factor about films that warrant a second watch. The gist of it is this – a movie that is worth that second viewing is a movie where the clues were there from the beginning but you missed them. That's the most satisfying thing for the audience to know: that they weren't treated as dumb (because they're not) and they almost got it (although they didn't). And you can see the proof that the filmmaker was laying out the breadcrumbs all along. For anyone who watches Sir , the first viewing of the film might blow you away but the second viewing is certain to move you to your core.

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Sir Movie Review: Tillotama Shome is a class act in this unconventional story of companionship

Kriti Tulsiani

Rohena Gera's Sir, starring Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber, is out in the theatres. The film is a poignant story of companionship that demands your attention.

Sir Movie Review

Rarely in Indian cinema do we see a story of a househelp in the lead. Even if the story does manage to feature at the fore, it's never a love story. Rohena Gera's Sir breaks free from those shackles and humanises a house help in an unconventional and heartwarming story like never before. 

That Mumbai is the city of dreams is known to all. People from all over flock to the city in hope that their dreams will be fulfilled too. Amongst them is also Ratna, played by Tillotama Shome. Widowed at a young age, Ratna's aim is to help her younger sister complete her education and learn tailoring to ultimately become a fashion designer. She is currently working at the US-returned architect, Ashwin's (Vivek Gomber) residence, who has recently broken off his engagement.  

The duo's initial conversations are formal; ones that usually happen between employer and an employee - a lot many thank yous and only work-related talks. Gradually, it's seen how despite the clear class divide, Ratna and Ashwin have a two-fold thread joining them - loneliness and unfulfilled aspiration.

It's evident that the two have mutual respect for one another right from the word go, but what stands out in this story is that it isn't a love story from the beginning. Both Ratna and Ashwin have lives of their own; the former has friends in Ashwin's driver Raju (Akash Sinha), neighbour's domestic worker Laxmi Tai (Geetanjali Kulkarni) and the building's watchman while Ashwin's friends are all elite, English-speaking people. The only times when they interact with each other are when Ratna serves him water or food or when she wants his permission to step out. 

The class divide is evident but the way that mutual respect turns into friendship and then something more is what makes the film's strongest point. It isn't rushing for the two to fall in love, but things are happening at a slow pace and a in rather organic manner, which feels real.  

The scenes when Ratna politely explains to him why it's important to move on or how he can still pursue his dream and when Ashwin apologises to Ratna for the shrewd behaviour of his friends and later in the film, plans a sweet surprise for her, are the most heartwarming. 

Ratna might be a dreamer but she's also a realist at heart. Even as she gifted him a shirt, her insistence on him not telling anyone about it is a sign that she's worried about log kya kahege. Ratna is building a life for herself and is astutely aware that if people find out about what's brewing, she'll have to face consequences. Perhaps, this is why she continues to call him 'sir', even as he insists her not to. 

The film's strength also lies in the way it projects class divide and the fact that some feelings don't discriminate - there aren't preachy dialogues but moments that spell it all unequivocally.

Tillotama, as Ratna, is a class act. She knows when to reveal and when to conceal. The sheer balance in her portrayal is a feat in itself. As Ashwin, Vivek delivers a fine performance. The two bring together an unlikely story in the most sensitive way possible. They might be living in the same house but not everything is the same. The differences are brought to notice when one sees Ratna's room and the rest of the house and how Ratna, in fact, comes in her own when she's out with her friends, especially Laxmi. Not once do they caricaturise their respective characters and not once do they lose the pace. Geetanjali as Laxmi Tai is an endearing character and an absolute delight on screen. 

Notably, Gera's writing is crisp and to the point. A considerable part of the story is actually narrated through the unspoken and the words then only add the right weight to the narrative. The cinematography is done beautifully; the usage of spaces in the home as though a reflection of the physical distance and the class divide between the leads is exceptional. 

At a runtime of less than two hours, Sir is rich in powerful moments as it is in its sharp commentary. With strong performances, soul-stirring moments and a crisp storyline, this story of companionship is worth every bit of your time. 

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Cast - Dhanush, Samyuktha Menon

Director - Venky Atluri

Producer - Naga Vamsi S, Sai Soujanya

Banner - Sithara Entertainments, Fortune Four Cinemas

Music - G. V. Prakash Kumar

Dhanush emerged as a critically acclaimed star with films like Asuran and Karnan. For the first time, he teamed up with Telugu director Venky Atluri for SIR (Vaathi in Tamil) which raised many eyeballs in both the regions. The film’s trailer indicates a period action-drama revolving around the educational mafia. Does he prove his choice is right? With no further due, let us find out.

Plot: 

Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Dhanush) is a junior lecturer at Tripathi educational institute run by crooked businessman Tripathi (Samuthirakani). Tilak is sent on an assignment to teach for the students of a government college in Siripuram. Whereas Tilak does the unthinkable by achieving 100 percent pass percent in this government college through his best quality teaching. Meanwhile, he realises the true intention of his boss Tripathi and separates from him to fight against his goal of corporate educational business. Tilak challenges Tripathi and is now on a mission to get the students of Siripuram government college score top ranks in the Engineering and Medical entrance test EAMCET in the cutthroat competition from private college students. Does Tilak beat Tripathi and win the game? How does he win against all the odds?

Performances :

Dhanush has nailed it in the author-backed role of Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Even heavy scenes were pulled off with ease by him. Samyuktha is a good addition as Tilak’s love interest Meenakshi. Their chemistry is good in the first half but fizzles out in the second half where the story takes the centre stage pushing the love track behind. For Samuthirakani, it is a cakewalk to do such a powerful villain role of Tripathi considering that we have seen him in many such baddie roles before. He makes his impact felt even though he lacked proper scenes to display his badness. Sai Kumar as the village president gets decent character and he fulfills its requirement.

Hyper Aadi is good as a fellow lecturer and evokes some laughs in the first half. Aadakulam Naren is Dhanush’s father and a car driver who gives emotional touch to the story when it is needed. Rajendran is videographer Bhushanam where he is involved in some crucial portions in the film. Hareesh Peradi is Dhanush’s teacher and mentor. Tanikella Bharani, Narra Srinu are seen as college principal and lecturer respectively and don’t have strong roles to leave a mark. Sumanth is seen in a cameo or guest role of AS Murthy (district collector). It is he who narrates the story of SIR to three children. His role has a twist involved and it is well done. All the children in the village did a pretty good job as well. The film has an ensemble cast who plays their parts well given the limitations of a hero-centric film.

Technicalities

Venky Atluri has opted for an intense, serious drama with SIR which is very different from his previous films – a heavy subject this time. Although the point of the education mafia isn’t new, the film deals with it in full-length. This makes the director’s task very challenging to hold intensity till the end. Writing for the film is strong, but in some portions, direction takes a hit. There is nothing to find fault with the Technical aspects. Visuals are impactful and GV Prakash’s background music made it work thoroughly. Editing is crisp.

Dhanush Honesty In Story Background Score

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Predictable Scenes Cinematic Liberties

In a scene in Sir, Bal Gangadhar Tilak sir (Dhanush) is thrown onto the streets after badly beaten up by cops. Blood-stained, dress torn and wounds all over the body, Tilak struggles to walk. He comes to pick up his clothes, but he ends up choosing books. This sums up the concept of SIR which entirely revolves around education, academics, classes and subjects – Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

In the extended scene, the bare-foot Tilak barely walks in scorching heat as his feet burn. That is when a physically challenged student Satti Babu uses a hand water pump and pumps the water continuously to cool the feet of Tilak. There are a handful of such scenes in SIR that are filled with emotional-depth. These indeed worked as the director played it to the galleries.

Tilak, masqueraded in various avatars, does street plays in the village Siripuram every weekend to clear doubts to his students. In one of the scenes, he donned the get-up of Bal Gangadhar Tilak. But there are cinematic liberties and advantages taken by the makers. He fights the goons in a bus carrying college children to the EAMCET exam. This is not all. After the fight, the children are transported to the exam centre on local bullock carts. It is a totally cinematic and over-the-top sequence in the film that takes away the naturality and puts the viewers off. Interestingly, director Venky Atluri named his protagonist as Bala Gangadhar Tilak indicating what his character and integrity are.

The first part of SIR is engaging, promising with comedy, drama and emotion. Till interval, the film holds well. Even the initial 30 minutes of the second-half is also decent enough. Post this, it is a big let down after a promising start. The latter half is bogged down by under-directing scenes, nostalgic moments and somewhat flat climax sequence.

In fact, SIR reminds us of Shankar’s Gentleman that is based on the education mafia too and Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots that throws light on the loopholes in the traditional education system. The class war that is shown in Dhanush’s erstwhile film Raghuvaran B.Tech also occurs to one’s mind. The treatment of SIR is striking resemblance to Raghuvaran where an underdog takes on a powerful empire. These nostalgic moments make the SIR a predictable tale. Yet the film has its own strengths that make the film work.

The best part of SIR is its core emotion and honesty in its story. Most importantly, the heart of the film is at the right place. The scenes of the lecturer and students are impactful. The bond and chemistry between them is established well that ably acts as a strength. The way Tilak infuses inspiration and enthusiasm among his students deserves applause. The film has some good dose of clapworthy and whistle-worthy scenes. It is GV Prakash’s background score that elevated the scenes to the core. The visuals and music have taken the story to a notch higher.

Overall, SIR is a sincere film with emotion and strong message balanced well. It has its own share of flaws and shortcomings, yet the goodness in the script makes one forgive its drawbacks. Go for this honest class that is worth attending in cinemas.

Bottom-line: Emotional Class With Strong Message

Rating: 2.75 /5

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SIR (2023) Movie : What's Behind

Kollywood actor Dhanush is known for doing different genre roles and versatile performances. When he teamed with Telugu director Venky Atluri, everyone got excited. The film's title Vaathi/SIR generated immense interest. The film's first look, teaser, and trailer got a good response and the film is released on 17 February 2023. The film's OTT rights have been bagged by Netflix and streaming will be done after the completion of its theatrical run. Let us find out what Dhanush offered to movie lovers as SIR.

SIR Movie : Story Review

Vaathi/SIR story is all about a young lecturer and how he faces the might of the private college's president and emerges successful. SIR's story deals with the lecturer taking on the entire educational system and the powers that be.

Few students are unable to cope with the pressures of the intense coaching at the inter classes. When one of the students, father decides to sell off their video shop, they come across a video, where they come across a person teaching mathematics in the easiest way. Their curiosity increases and goes in search of the person and in the process meet the collector of Kadapa.

Through him, they come to know about a junior lecturer Balu aka Bala Gangadhar Tilak (Dhanush). What Balu did and what he has got to do with Srinivas Tripathi (Samuthirakhani), owner of Tripathi Private College, and how he is related to biology lecturer Meenakshi (Samyuktha Menon), Siripuram Sarpanch (Sai Kumar) from the rest of the story.

SIR Movie : Artists Review

Dhanush is known for his versatile performances. He lived in the role of the junior lecturer Balu. He played his role to perfection. The way he showed emotions as a junior lecturer who got nothing to do at the private college, the way he showed excitement when he was transferred to the government college, the way he takes care of the students, his interactions with the biology lecturer, the way he deals with the village sarpanch, his verbal war with the private college owner, all is wonderfully shot. Dhanush's body language and mannerisms are perfect and he nailed it to the point. His expressions make a lasting impression on the viewers. Dhanush acted as the livewire and he carried the film on his shoulders.

Samyuktha Menon performed her role neatly. She complimented Dhanush perfectly. She carried herself well on the screen and made her presence felt. Her chemistry with Dhanush is good and a treat to watch. Samuthirakhani played the role of the private college owner quite well. Though there is nothing much in his role, he did not overdo it. He is apt for the role. Sai Kumar in the role of a Sarpanch did well at first as an enthusiastic person out to impress the private college owner and get publicity. Later his transformation is shown quite well in a smooth manner. Tanikella Bharani is ok. However, the scenes featuring Narra Srinivas and Hyper Adi impacted the narration. They tested the patience of the viewers and irritated them to the core. Others performed according to their roles. All the children performed well as the students.

SIR Movie : Technicians Review

SIR/Vaathi story written by Venky Atluri is nothing new. He came up with a story that is routine, predictable, and well-known to all. Movie lovers are used to watching such films since the advent of the films. One remembers films from the days of NTR,ANR,Krishna,Sobhan Babu,MGR,Rajinikanth,Kamal Haasan etc. There are many films that come to mind and the recent being Super 30 in Bollywood. While that one was inspired by real-life incidents, this is quite similar to it.

Venky Atluri not only touched on the privatization of education during the 90s with the LPG (Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation), and as the story heads to the rural region, he also touched on the caste system. While the story and narration is predictable and so too the screenplay and direction, he included a few scenes that are thought-provoking and will get a good response from the viewers.

Scenes like Dhanush addressing the villagers in front of the Saikumar, Dhanush's conflict with Samuthirakhani, the video classes, the scene where he was banished and students coming in support of him, and a few emotional scenes and dialogues. Venky Atluri emerged successful in getting the optimum out of all the actors. The story and narration sail smoothly and the first half ends on a decent and predictable note. The real conflict starts in the second half and finally everyone passes through the motions in an emotional manner following which the film ends in a happy manner. With nothing new, viewers get bored as many scenes test the patience of the viewers.

GV. Prakash Kumar's songs are situational. The song Mastaru Mastaru which turned out to be the chartbuster is well shot. This song appeals to and attracts viewers. Other songs are just ok. He elevated the scenes with his background music. Editing of Naveen Nooli is ok. Except for a few lags during the comedy track featuring Hyper Adi and Narra Srinivas, everything else is fine. Yuvraj's cinematography is neat. He showed the rural atmosphere quite well. Production values of Sithara Entertainment, Fortune Four Cinemas, Srikara Studios are good.

SIR Movie : Advantages

  • Emotional Scenes
  • Good Dialogues
  • Cinematography

SIR Movie : Disadvantages

  • No Commercial Elements
  • Predictable Narration
  • Routine Story
  • Lack of powerful conflict

SIR Movie : Rating Analysis

Altogether, SIR/Vaathi is a routine message-oriented film. Venky Atluri took viewers down the lane in their memories to the 90s when private colleges and tuition centers increased to cash into the engineering and medical courses craze with entrance exams. All the scenes and dialogues like education shouldn't be for sale, it should be accessible to the poor, the importance of education, etc turn the film into a monotonous one. But Venky Atluri balanced it with good emotions and with an actor like Dhanush, he got a versatile performance ably supported by others. Though the roles are routine, everyone shone in their roles and Dhanush as the one-man army carried the film on his shoulders. Few dialogues are good, and thought-provoking and the same is the case with scenes that draw good applause from the viewers. Had Venky Atluri concentrated on elevating the conflict between Dhanush and Samuthirakhani and included a few interesting developments in the narration, SIR would have been even stronger. Considering all these points, Cinejosh goes with a 2.5 Rating for SIR .

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SIR Telugu Movie Review

Release Date : February 17, 2023

123telugu.com Rating : 3/5

Starring: Dhanush, Samyuktha, Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani, Narra Srinivas, Hyder Aadhi, Aadukalam Naren, Ilavarasu, Rajendran

Director: Venky Atluri

Producers: Naga Vamsi and Sai Soujanya

Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar

Cinematography: J Yuvraj

Editor: Navin Nooli

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Dhanush’s highly-anticipated biggie, Sir (Vaathi in Tamil), created a huge buzz before its release. Directed by Venky Atluri, the bilingual film has hit the screens today. Check out this review and see if the film has lived up to the expectations or not.

Bala Gangadhar Tilak (Dhanush) aka Balu is a Junior Lecturer at Tripathi Educational Institute (TEI). The college management adopts several government colleges in the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh and sends Balu to Siripuram Govt. College for teaching the students. Balu, with the help of lecturer Meenakshi (Samyuktha), ensures that the local students come to college and score decent marks in exams. This makes the TEI Chairman Tripathi (Samuthirakani) unhappy and he ruins Bala’s future plans. Why did Tripathi spoil Balu’s plans? What did Balu do next? Did he take any stand or turn a blind eye? The film has all the answers.

Plus Points:

Director Venky Atluri, who is quite confident about the film’s success at the box office, has already revealed the main plot through the promos. He writes a fine story that is filled with emotional scenes, which standout well in the film.

Coming to the artists’ performances, Dhanush fits well in the role of Bala, a junior lecturer who believes that education is important for everyone and it should be taught for free. He nails the character with utmost ease and his performance in the emotional scenes is whistle worthy. He solely shoulders the entire film. The emotional scenes between him and the students worked out big time.

Samyuktha as Meenakshi looks beautiful. Though her screen time is less compared to Dhanush’s, she leaves a mark with her decent performance. The man in form, Hyper Aadhi, though he is limited to very few scenes, leaves his mark and evokes decent laughs. Samuthirakani also justifies his role. Sai Kumar and others are okay in their respective roles.

Besides performances, the emotional scenes are neatly established, thanks to the heart-touching background score by GV Prakash Kumar.

Minus Points:

As mentioned above, director Venky Atluri had already revealed the story through the promos. The main task for him was to narrate it in an engaging manner. He does the job well in the first half, but fails to maintain the momentum in the latter part. Some of the scenes in the second half failed to make audiences glue their eyes to the screens.

On the other hand, the love track between the lead pair is not shown well. Of course, there is no space for love between the leads as the main plot revolves around education and the emotions between Dhanush and the students.

It looks like the director has concentrated much on the emotional scenes rather than focusing on the main plot. He should have written better confrontation scenes between Dhanush and Samuthirakani to pep up the proceedings. Also, Samuthirakani’s role is just limited to very few scenes and he has nothing to do but challenge the protagonist.

The director should have written better pre-climax and climax scenes to make Sir an engaging social drama. Except for Maastaaru Maastaaru, no song will be remembered when we come out of theatres.

Technical Aspects:

Venky Atluri succeeded well in writing a nice story with a good social message. But, he failed to execute and narrate it engagingly, especially in the second half. The cinematography by J Yuvaraj is fine and the background score by GV Prakash Kumar is impressive and helped the film big time.

Though the film has a decent runtime, there is so much scope to chop off a few unnecessary scenes in the second half. Editing by Navin Nooli could have been better. Production values are good and you can witness the same on the big screen.

On the whole, Dhanush’s Sir is a decent social drama that talks about the education mafia in the present times. Besides impressive emotional scenes, the movie has an underlying message for the society. Dhanush excels in his role and solely lifts the film up. Barring a few unnecessary scenes in the second half, you can give the film a watch this weekend.

123telugu.com Rating: 3/5

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Movie: Sir Rating: 2.5/5 Banner: Sithara Entertainments, Fortune Four Cast: Dhanush, Samyuktha Menon, Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani, Thotapalli Madhu, Narra Srinivas, Pammi Sai, Hyper Aadhi, Sha Ra, Aadukalam Naren, Ilavarasu, Motta Rajendran, Hareesh Peradi, Sumanth, and others Music: G.V. Prakash Kumar Cinematographer: J Yuvaraj Editing: Naveen Nool Art: Avinash Kolla Action: Venkat Producers: Naga Vamsi S – Sai Soujanya Written and Directed by: Venky Atluri Release Date: Feb 17, 2023

Dhanush, an accomplished Tamil actor and well known star nationwide, made his Telugu debut in “Sir”, directed by Venky Atluri. Dhanush accepting a Telugu film itself made huge buzz and the makers truly succeeded in creating buzz with paid premieres.

Let's find out whether the film gives Dhanush a worthy welcome into Telugu cinema.

Story: The setting is the small town of Siripuram in Andhra Pradesh in the 1990s. Tripathi (Samuthirakani), the owner of a chain of private colleges, adopts some government colleges and sends some of his faculty members there. Since Tripathi knows that his faculty members aren't up to snuff, he wants to eliminate all public institutions of intermediate college education and force students into his private institutions.

But it turns out that one of the lecturers, Balu (Dhanush), is not only qualified but also ensures that all of the freshmen at Siripuram government college get first class.

An incensed Tripathi reprimands Balu for derailing his scheme, prompting the latter to not only leave his job, and also takes a challenge of getting EAMCET ranks for these students.

Artistes’ Performances: Dhanush, a multiple national award winning actor, gives another nuanced performance and shoulders the story. Many sequences, especially the emotional ones work due to his screen presence and performance. Samyuktha Menon has a role that has short length and she’s ineffective.

Samuthirakani’s role of a private college owner is one-dime national. The actor does the job routinely. Hyper Aadhi and Sha Ra do some old-school comic sequences.

Sumanth makes a cameo of a district collector. Sai Kumar as the village president is okay.

Technical Excellence: Music director GV Prakash Kumar gives only one lilting number – “Mastaru Mastaru”, and provides a decent background score. The cinematography is neat. Couple of dialogues are impressive.

Highlights: Dhanush Two emotional sequences The message about education

Drawback: Predicable at many places Manipulative sequences Not effective narrative

Analysis Private intermediate schools proliferated in the 1990s in Andhra Pradesh as a result of the increased availability of private engineering and medical schools. This marked the beginning of what would eventually become a widespread movement of private intermediate colleges, like Sri Chaitanya and Narayana, forming the basis for the story of “Sir.”

The premise is relatable; to avoid complications, the director gave the villain a North Indian name instead of a Telugu name. In reality, private education in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is controlled by Telugu businessmen.

"Sir" seems to have been partly inspired by the Hrithik Roshan starrer "Super 30." Some scenes and the core idea of the protagonist preparing students for EAMCET/IIT-JEE scores are almost similar.

In translating it for the Telugu nativity, however, Venky Atluri has created a one-dimensional antagonist. In the past, colleges actually dispatched their staff to every home and compelled parents to enroll their children. Private institutions like Sri Chaitanya and Narayana did offer higher salaries to entice government lecturers to leave their institutions and teach at theirs, but they never intended to put an end to the public education system.

Even though these schools promoted an unhealthy trend of encouraging every student to pursue a career in either engineering or medicine, there was never an evil plan. Venky Atluri made the antagonist Tripathi a regular commercial movie villain.

The first half of "Sir" is spent setting up the story, with some comedy scenes and a brief romantic track between the hero and heroine, but it ends on a decent note. The first half also has one strong sequence.

The later part of the film contains more substance, but the results are mixed. Only a few sequences are effective. Dhanush's method of making the students aware of the ills of the caste system is one such. Despite being formulaic, the thread of online classes using an old theatre works well.

Some of Dhanush's most popular Tamil films feature him being ruthlessly beaten up. "Sir" also includes this standard scene. This sequence appears to be a ploy to elicit tears from the audience.

More than the plot, the film's final message - Chaduvu panchu, ammaku (teach, not sell education) - is powerful enough to merit praise. But the narrative is not compelling enough to commend.

In a nutshell, while the message in "Sir" is powerful, the narration leaves much to be desired. Too many stock scenes ruin the potential for a gripping message drama.

Bottom line:  Super 46

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'SIR', produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi and Sai Soujanya, will be released in theatres this Friday.

The film is set in the late 1990s. Bala Gangadar Thilak aka Balu (Dhanush) is a lower-rank junior lecturer at Tripathi Educational Institute, run by a money-hungry educationist named Tripathi (Samuthirakani). Following a crackdown by the government on private educational institutions that charge a hefty fee from students, Tripathi comes up with the plan of adopting a government college in an attempt to game the new norms. He assigns the underpaid and under-qualified Balu to a government college in a nearby village, assuming that Balu will fail to make the grade. In no time, however, the junior lecturer scripts a turnaround. What are the consequences of this transformational change? Will Tripathi let Balu help the students' dreams get wings?

Post-Mortem:

Director Venky Atluri lets the emotions do the talking right from the word go. He sets up the story in a rather straightforward manner in the beginning. Actor Sumanth is introduced as an IAS officer who narrates the tale of Balu's achievements in the present day. When the scene shifts to the late 1990s, Dhanush's Balu gets a typical masala intro, complete with a fight. Scratch the surface and you see an attempt to build the drama.

Balu is a not-so-idealistic person, actually. He is a typical middle-class professional who wants to buy a ticket out of his low-income status at the first opportunity. His father (Aadukalam Naren) and his 'babai' (Hareesh Peradi) are idealistic compared to him.

Sai Kumar plays a village head who hides unmistakable selfishness behind his animated demeanour. Tanikella Bharani plays that elder who wants the village to find a way out of ignorance and poverty through education.

The cinema hall scene in the second half, where Dhanush's character gets a Rajinikanth-esque touch, is the best scene perhaps. Maybe, this is the scene that made Dhanush want to give 'SIR' a shot. The second half runs purely on emotions/drama. Even when the fights and plot turns are predictable, the film holds onto its strengths. The bond shared by Balu with his students is an emotion the film mines to the hilt.

GV Prakash Kumar's background music is a winner. 'Mastaaru Mastaaru' is where Samyuktha Menon 's Meenakshi comes to life. Anurag Kulkarni renders 'Banjara' and 'Sandhya Na Udayiddaam'. J Yuvaraj's cinematography is fine. Editor Naveen Nooli keeps the scenes tight.

Samuthirakani's character is one-dimensional and routine. Had his character been subtle and colourful, a few plot points in the second half would have been better. Thotapalli Madhu and Hyper Aadi are quite routine. The latter's comedy falls flat. Also, characters show change all of a sudden. And even Balu's achievements owe themselves to that one speech that makes in front of the village.

Dhanush's performance is unbelievably effortless. He is more saleable when he looks vulnerable. In his scenes with Samuthirakani , the actor shows remarkable restraint and is a die-hard natural. He shoulders the film through and through. And his lip sync, the effort to give the best for his Telugu-language debut are commendable. The artists cast as the students fit the bill. None of them make it sound too melodramatic.

Closing Remarks:

'SIR' comes with a remarkable performance by Dhanush . The writing by Venky Atluri is satisfying. The emotions work for the most part. A few minus points are there, but the overall impact is positive.

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Cast & Crew

  • Dhanush (Hero)
  • Samyuktha Menon (Heroine)
  • Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani (Cast)
  • Venky Atluri (Director)
  • Naga Vamsi (Producer)
  • G. V. Prakash Kumar (Music)
  • J. Yuvaraj (Cinematography)

A Telugu-Tamil bilingual titled, Sir/Vaati starring Kollywood star Dhanush in the lead role under the direction of Venky Atluri has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.

Story: Bala Gangadhar Tilak aka Balu Sir( Dhanush) a Junior Lecturer at educationist Tripathi ( Samuthirakani)’s Tripathi Education Institute will be transferred to a place named Siripuram to teach. What is the main reason behind transferring Balu to Siripuram? What is Tripathi’s master plan? After knowing the truth, how Balu goes against Tripathi, forms crucial crux.

Performances: Dhanush is a rare star actor who can perfectly fit into any kind of role and impress the audience with his performance. Continuing the same, he did justice to the lecturer role with his natural acting.

Especially, he carried the emotional thread on his shoulders throughout the second half and elevates the mood of the film superbly.

Heroine Samyuktha Menon is cute in her homely look. Despite having a decent screen presence, Samyuktha has to improve her acting skills in her further movies. Her chemistry with Dhanush is showcased nicely on the screen.

Actor Saikumar gets a meaty role and the senior actor did his part neatly. As usual, Samuthirakani did a fine job in the negatively shaded character. Other artists such as Hyper Aadi, and Aadukalam Naren among others are decent in their given roles.

Technicalities: The photography work by J Yuvaraj is good as he showcased the entire film with captivating frames.

GV Prakash Kumar’s music is the soul of the film as he did an amazing job with his background score. His songs are audible on screen. Especially, Masteru Masteru is the best song in the album.

Editing by Naveen Nooli is alright. Production design work is a few loopholes but overall it’s decent. The production values for this star-studded movie are okay.

Analysis: Venky Atluri who dealt with love and family stories for his previous films tried to narrate a story that deals with a social element. Though Venky’s story is ages old and has already seen many films in the past, the director tried to execute the proceedings in his own style.

Though the entire first half runs on a flat note without any engaging moments, Venky balanced it with a well-written second half. If Venky would have worked even more on writing character establishment scenes in the first half properly, the result would have been even better. To summarize, Sir is a social drama that revolves around loopholes in the educational system. Despite having a few cliches in the first half, the second-half proceedings make this Dhanush starrer a satisfactory watch.

Verdict: Realistic social drama!

Rating: 2.75/5

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Is Love Enough? Sir [2020] Review: An Intelligent Romance that understands Atypical Confinements

Rohena Gera’s “Sir (also named Is Love Enough? Sir)” is a film that is set inside the confinements of the humongous skyscrapers in Mumbai. Ratna (Tillotama Shome) is a widowed maid who has just been unexpectedly summoned from her break back at her village by her rich employer Ashwin (Vivek Gomber). Their daily routine starts back again, but Ratna’s hopefulness and Ashwin’s lack off brings things closer into perspective. A stilted kind of romance starts boiling between the two which thankfully doesn’t feel distorted because of Gera’s sensitive direction and a feeling of mutual appreciation.

Documentary filmmaker Rohena Gera’s aesthetics look unlike anything Bollywood produces. In her feature debut, she has chosen to work around only two characters – Their dreams, disappointments, emotions, motifs and a confined space which really dwells on how they grow within this house they inhabit.

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The film’s first act is a quiet, retrospect of what Ashwin’s life has become after he has left his marriage since his to-be partner cheated on him. Desolated, depressed and frustrated at his one shot to free himself from loneliness and pursue his life-long dream of being a writer in the US is now gone. By personality,  he is a nice guy – Simple, straight-forward and occasionally lost. He wouldn’t take anyone’s shit let alone being considered as a third handle even if it was for a split second. When he gets back to Mumbai, his life is in a fix. He is back to working with his dad losing all his hope with every passing second.

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On the flip side, Ratna – Who is a widow, has accustomed herself to the city life that is more liberating for her than being at home in her village. Her village life had numerous restrictions on herm – Especially when she became a widow and was almost neglected for being one. The societal norms only brought her spirits down. But somehow, she made the big leap by leaving the village life to work for a rich woman in Mumbai. Ratna is not hopeless anymore. Being in a big city means two things for her. One – Making sure that her sister studies and carve her way out of the societal mess and Two – Trying to find a way to make her dream of becoming a fashion designer come true.

The two people at the center of “Sir” are on either side of the spectrum. While Ashwin has lost all hopes of getting out of a suppressed self-imposed ditch where he has isolated himself, Ratna – Who can just be pinned down to being a domestic-help to the rich lad, has big ambitions. Both of them are ideal to let each other grow. Which is what Sir is all about. It’s about the restricted love that slowly starts brimming between the two when they are trying to mend each other’ life in a very selfless manner.

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Rohena Gera’s film is masterful in its subtle investigation of how love has boundaries even when we are dealing with stories set in modern-day India. The director has a keen eye for how class differences don’t just decide how people love; but also how they act. For instance, when Ratna is working in the house or is around Ashwin, she is usually quiet, calm and composed. With only her little room in the corner serving as a getaway. Even in a single scene where she is seen using Ashwin’s room to check the dress she has just stitched, a follow-up scene shows her apologizing again and again. The same woman is seen cheerful and more convincing when she is around her friend Laxmi (Geetanjali Kulkarni).

“Is Love Enough? Sir” is a film that’s about the romance that blooms in the air in spite of the restriction that is imposed on it. Ashwin and Ratna don’t share more than a few seconds in the same frame. So much so that Ratna is often seen trying to rush out of the room to get to her work; but even a naysayer could see how Gera beautifully orchestrates a romance that is cooking underneath. Tilotama Shome shines as Ratna who is so sure of every step and every action that she flawlessly glides blends into the role of a maid. Sir is a film that is charming even when it talks about how hopes are lost when one doesn’t really get what they want. But it’s optimistic tone and humanistic core that tells people to be themselves makes for a glorious watch. Even with two characters, the film often glides into your hearts and remains there.

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Director:  Venky Atluri

Producers:  Naga Vamsi and Sai Soujanya

Music Director:  GV Prakash Kumar

Starring:   Dhanush , Samyuktha, Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani, Narra Srinivas, Hyder Aadhi, Aadukalam Naren, Ilavarasu, Rajendran

 Release Date:  17th February 2023

 Rating :   2.75/5

Sir Movie Review:  Dhanush, Samyuktha, Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, starrer Sir has hit the theaters today on 17th February. Let’s see the story of Sir.

 Story:  Bala Gangadhar Tilak (Dhanush) aka Balu is a junior maths lecturer. He goes to a junior college in a village called Siripuram to teach maths. Balu comes to that college with the hope that if all the students there study to pass, he will be promoted as a Senior Maths Lecturer. However, conditions are not favorable for Balu. However, with his words and actions, he influences the students of Siripuram. What are the changes in Balu’s life after some dramatic developments?,  What is the role of TEI Chairman Tripathi (Samuthirakani) in this? What is Balu’s love track with Meenakshi (Samyukta Menon)? To get the answers of these, one should watch the movie Sir on silver screen.

 Plus points:

·         Dhanush

·         Performance

·         BGM

 Minus Points:

·         Second half

·         Weak screenplay

·         Commercial elements missing

  Performance:  Dhanush’s performance in the role of lecturer is amazing. His performance in the scene where he leaves the town is very good. His gestures in the climax are very impressive. Samyuktha Menon is good in her role, and she does her part well. Her scenes with Dhanush are good. Sumanth, Malayalam actor Harish Paradi, Tamil actor Aadukalam Naren, Samuthirakani, Tanikella Bharani, Sai Kumar and the rest of the actors who play  the key roles are fine. Director Venky Atluri’s performance is the highlight of the film.

  Technical:  Sir  which is based on the idea that education changes life, education changes financial situation, talks about the greatness of education. In one word, this is a movie that reinvents education. Along with the realistic elements, the story is very realistic and the interest in the film increases. Also, what is the behavior of students from depressed communities, what is the pressure of society on them? Director Venky has shown such aspects in the movie. Some of his dialogues are also very good and are laced with his signature punch lines. The music by GV Prakash is good, especially the songs. The BGM is also quite good and adds to the proceedings of the film. Cinematography work is good as well, and the production values are rich. The editing could have been much better.

  Analysis:  Every scene where education changes life and everyone should get education is very good. Dhanush’s performance is also amazing. Commercial elements are missing in the movie. But the emotion and message in the movie is very impressive. Overall this movie Sir is impressive.

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Ravi chandran 374 16 days ago

Hiphop Aadhi deserves appreciation for choosing this film. The film has good message and interesting twists in the storyline. Definitely a watchable movie.

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Excellent movie. Must watch.

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  1. Sir (2018)

    Sir. Page 1 of 7, 7 total items. Page 1 of 7, 7 total items. Page 1 of 2, 6 total items. Page 1 of 5, 10 total items. The worlds of a servant and the daughter of a wealthy family collide.

  2. Sir Movie Review: A soul-stirring tale of emotional intimacy, dreams

    Sir Movie Review: Critics Rating: 4.0 stars, click to give your rating/review,Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber are outstanding as two people who must reveal and conceal what they

  3. SIR Movie Review: Dhanush steals the show in this tale of empowerment

    SIR Movie Review: Critics Rating: 3.0 stars, click to give your rating/review,While Sir is a film that has no time for nonsense, but it could've been better.

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    Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Sep 25, 2019. Shikhar Verma High on Films. Sir is a film that is charming even when it talks about how hopes are lost when one doesn't really get what they ...

  5. Sir (2018)

    Sir: Directed by Rohena Gera. With Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rahul Vohra. A prosperous young Indian man falls in love with his servant, a widow with the dream of becoming a fashion designer.

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    Permalink. 9/10. "Life is never over, Sir". Peter_Young 30 April 2021. Sir is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking films I've seen off late. It is a quiet, optimistic and profound account of the relationship between Aashwin, a recently separated young and welathy man from Mumbai, and Ratna, his live-in housemaid.

  7. Netflix's Sir: The Indian Audience's Fascination With The Rich-Man

    Sir is certainly one of the more subtly-constructed, sensitive, and realistic portrayals of love relationships I have come across lately.It manages to raise larger questions about the superfluous-ness of social divides in matters relating to the heart. With remarkable finesse, the film captures the redundancy of societal constructs such as class barriers and issues of propriety.

  8. Sir Movie Review: Tillotama Shome shines in a poignant film about dreams

    Director: Rohena Gera. Cast: Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Ahmareen Anjum. Sir, in many ways, feels like a fairytale set amid the skyrises of Mumbai. But Rathna is no damsel in distress. I have always had an issue with how a 'strong, liberal woman' is always portrayed to be a 'modern woman', often armed with make ...

  9. Sir movie review: A courageous traverse into difficult territory

    Sir movie cast: Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rahul Vohra, Anupriya Goenka, Chandrachur Rai Sir movie director: Rohena Gera Sir movie rating: Three stars Even in a plush high-rise in Mumbai, a megacity presumably without as many raised moralistic eyebrows as other places in India, the sharing of space in the same flat between a single man and a 'maid', can set tongues ...

  10. Sir movie review: The Netflix film shows class over companionship

    The film addresses the importance of companionship, irrespective of class, but it is the class that determines if it is appropriate. The film highlighted the obstacles the lower-class faces in achieving their dreams perfectly through Ratan's fight to become a fashion designer. Despite the love story, the depiction of class divide remains in ...

  11. Sir movie review: Rohena Gera's film is a masterful romantic drama

    (This review was first published when Sir was screened at the New York Indian Film Festival 2019. It is being republished in view of Sir releasing in Indian theatres on 13 November, 2020.) Language: Hindi, English, and Marathi. Stories of romance overcoming class boundaries have permeated decades of Indian cinema.

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    Brevity is a quality of a film that comes with several rewrites or from an exceptionally gifted writer. It takes a certain amount of confidence in one's story to have only two or three dialogues in a scene without taking anything away from the story. To be able to add to a story by being brief is a skill that few can boast to have mastered.

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    Rohena Gera's Sir, starring Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber, is out in the theatres. The film is a poignant story of companionship that demands your attention. Rarely in Indian cinema do we see a story of a househelp in the lead. Even if the story does manage to feature at the fore, it's never a love story. Rohena Gera's Sir breaks free from ...

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    Overall, SIR is a sincere film with emotion and strong message balanced well. It has its own share of flaws and shortcomings, yet the goodness in the script makes one forgive its drawbacks. Go for this honest class that is worth attending in cinemas. Bottom-line: Emotional Class With Strong Message. Rating: 2.75 /5. Tags Dhanush Sir Sir Review ...

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    Dhanush's highly-anticipated biggie, Sir (Vaathi in Tamil), created a huge buzz before its release. Directed by Venky Atluri, the bilingual film has hit the screens today.

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    His sincerity in writing a message-oriented film and making it without polluting it with too many commercial aspects should be appreciated. He seems to have gotten inspired from 'Super 30' and took a few liberties too but he showcased his class both as a writer and director with 'Sir'. Verdict: 'Sir' Passes The Test With Flying Colours! Rating ...

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    Closing Remarks: 'SIR' comes with a remarkable performance by Dhanush. The writing by Venky Atluri is satisfying. The emotions work for the most part. A few minus points are there, but the overall impact is positive. Dhanush and Samyuktha Menon's starrer Sir Telugu Movie Review and Rating: Dhanush's performance is unbelievably effortless. In ...

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    To summarize, Sir is a social drama that revolves around loopholes in the educational system. Despite having a few cliches in the first half, the second-half proceedings make this Dhanush starrer a satisfactory watch. Verdict: Realistic social drama! Rating: 2.75/5. Click Here To Read in TELUGU.

  21. Is Love Enough? Sir [2020] Review: An Intelligent Romance that

    RELATED TO SIR - AAMIS (RAVENING) [2019]: 'TRIBECA' REVIEW - THE TRUE HORRORS OF SUPPRESSING DESIRE _____ Rohena Gera's film is masterful in its subtle investigation of how love has boundaries even when we are dealing with stories set in modern-day India.

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