Film Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui 'Serious Men' story got entangled in many messages

Film Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui 'Serious Men' story got entangled in many messages

This film is a film adaptation of Manu Joseph’s Navel Serious Man. Manu Joseph’s book satirizes society divided on the basis of caste, class, and varna. This film also hurt on this point but the story touches many issues simultaneously. Which has got a bit complicated, yes the characters of the film and their acting makes the film special.

The story of the film is of Dalit Mani Ayyan (Nawazuddin). He works in a research institute. His life has gone through deprivation. He has always found himself less respected in front of him. He decides that what he did not get from this biased society would be to get his son (Akshat Das). He takes a short cut path to fulfill his deepest ambitions. Whether Mani will be able to fulfill his ambitions or not. The same lies in the story ahead. There are many messages associated in the film simultaneously. Due to which the film has got a bit complicated.

Drawbacks of the education system, how the extreme ambitions of parents affect the childhood of children. Caste discrimination, people in high positions have to know the principle of black hole and find aliens but they do not see the poverty around them. How are they displacing the common man on the pretext of leader redevelopment? The film is touching all the issues. Talking about the treatment, the film has gone a little longer to establish the characters of the story. Which slightly reduces the impact of the story

Mani is a lower middle class and a Dalit, that does not mean that he is depicted in the entire film. He very cleverly uses things according to his advantage in the beginning. The film is sarcastic but as the story progresses. It has gone on touching. There is a need to protect it from getting poignant.

Talking about acting, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has once again proved why he is called the best actor in the current era. Akshar Das and Indira Tiwari have supported Nawaz very well. The rest of the cast including Nasser is also in their roles. The cinematography of the film is good. Mumbai is also an important character of the film. Sudhir Mishra, who showed the slum of Mumbai in the film Dharavi, has brought Chawl from Worli this time. The dialogues of the film are bold.

  • Film – Serious Man
  • Director – Sudhir Mishra
  • OTT – Netflix
  • Artists – Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indira Tiwari, Akshat Das, Shweta Basu Prasad, Sanjay Narvekar etc.
  • Rating- 2.5 stars

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