Master Review : A Feast to the Masses

January 13, 2021 12:48: PM

Movie: Master

: 3/5

Released On: January 12, 2021

Banner: XB Film Creators

Producer: Xavier Britto

Director: Lokesh Kanagaraju

Cinematography: Sathyan Sooryan

Editor: Philomin Raj

Music: Anirudh Ravichander

Cast: Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Arjun Das,

Vijay’s Master has hit the screens across Tamil Nadu and the Telugu States today on the 13th of January. The Lokesh Kanagaraj movie saw massive response when the theatre counters were opened for bookings with 100% occupancy in Tamil Nadu. Living up to the expectations, Master is mesmerizing the mass audience on the big screens.


Master opens with the powerful establishment of Bhavani’s character, the main antagonist in the film played by Vijay Sethupathi. Losing his parents at an early age, Bhavani is forced into an observation home and he transforms into a monster. Eventually, he establishes his own criminal empire using the juveniles for his crime. JD(Vijay) is a drunkard professor and heartthrob of his students. He also encourages them to take part in the democratic process by participating in the elections. The management who wants to get rid of him transfers him to an observation home in Warangal. There he experiences a shocking incident. This makes JD stop boozing and focus on Bhavani and his crime.

How the battle between the two ends is the rest of the story.

Technical Aspects

Lokesh Kanagaraj did a stupendous job in getting the performances from the actors. The new-age filmmaker has appealingly coined the commercial subject with a mass hero. The camerawork of Sathyan Sooryan is nothing short of an incredible visual feast. Importantly, he also maintained special color tones Blue for JD and Red for Bhavani.

Anirudh Ravichander’s music is not catchy in songs but his background score helped to elevate the emotions in the movie. The action is ultra-stylish and helped to heighten Vijay’s heroism. Editing could have been sharper and cutting its length by at least 10 minutes would have done wonders.


Vijay excelled in the role of JD with an arm ready to punch anytime and lips to give instant advice. Besides, he rocked the show all through with his ease and stylish mannerisms. In fact, it is better to say that this is Vijay’s movie all the way more than Lokesh Kangaraj’s.

On the other hand, Vijay Sethupathi looked stunning with subtle and spotless acting as an antagonist. His satirical dialogues instantly connect with the audience. Malavika Mohanan and Andrea Jeremiah had little to do in this movie of the male stalwarts. Arjun Das as Dasanna made his presence felt on the screen.


  • Certainly, Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi sharing the screen is the main highlight
  • Action Sequences
  • Mass Elements
  • Cinematography



Final Verdict

At times it looks like the film lacks emotional highs but certainly a  feast to the masses even without it.