Earlier, it was reported that the movie was to shoot a fight sequence. But immediately after the death of Dr. Vishnuvardhan, the director seems to have dropped idea of the shooting and prepared the movie for release to cash in the situation. The movie School Master lacks newness and innovative ideas. Dinesh Babu has failed to bring logicality among many sequence.
The movie is all about a father taking revenge against the murderer of his daughter. Some of the illogical sequences in the first half of the movie bore the audience. But the second half is quite interesting, especially climax is very emotional.
Master Jagannath (Dr Vishnuvaradhan) is a school teacher. He is married to Sneha (Suhasini Mani Ratnam). By mistake, his daughter Megnana gets kidnapped by the goons of terrorist Appu (Mukesh Rishi). The kidnappers ask for release of Appu in exchange of Meghana. When the deadline lapses kidnappers kill Megnana. One must watch the movie to know what happens next.
Late Dr Vishnuvaradhan wins the heart of audience with his performance, dialogue delivery and manners. Suhasini has also matched well Vishnu's acting, but the director seems to have failed in etching her role well. Devaraj, Avinash, Mukesh Rishi, Dharma, Thara, Chitra Shenoy, CR Manohar have done their best to their respective roles.
However, V Shridhar composed music has fallen flat, but the songs like 'Badige Mane Baalu...', 'Chinnu Mari Muddu Mari...' and 'Yee Lokavella Guruvu...' are rich in meaning. Dinesh Babu's cinematography is also average.
In a nutshell, the movie School Master is sentimental family entertainer, with a few tear-jerker moments. It should watched for Dr. Vishnu's performance.
Cast: Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Suhasini Manirathnam, Devaraj, Avinash, Mukesh Rishi, Dharma
Director: Dinesh Babu
Producer: CR Manohar