Masters, directed by Johny Antony is a mystery thriller and stars Prithviraj and Sasikumar among others. Johny, who is known to have given comic hits like CID Moosa and Cochi Rajavu has tried his hand at a thriller for the first time. Masters is also the debut film of Tamil actor Sasikumar.
Though Masters was being promoted as a film with a different and unique script, it turns out to be a rather usual fare. The script, written by debutante script writer Jinu Abraham fails to stir.
The first half of Masters is very slow. However, the pace of the narrative increases in the second half. The depth of the friendship between Prithviraj and Sasikumar is not clear and hence, the director is unable to strike a chord with the viewers regarding that.
Sreeramakrishnan aka Sree (Prithviraj) and Milan (Sasikumar) are extremely close friends and know each other since their college days. While Sree turns out to be an ASP (Assistant Superintendent of Police) of Kottayam, Milan becomes a well known reporter in the same city. The two use each other's knowledge and contacts to do their respective work. Both of them help each other in whatever ways they can and deal with their social responsibilities.
One horrible incident in the city shocks people and both friends decide to unravel the mystery. It is then that some spine chilling truths come out.
Prithviraj as usual has done a magnificent job. Though the actor's performance in Indian Rupee was far better, Prithviraj doesn't let you down with Masters. Sasikumar is a great support to Prithviraj and does a good job. Ananya, Piaa Bajpai, Kathal Sandya and Biju Menon, all have done a decent job, considering their limited role. Salim Kumar is another actor who is worth mentioning as his performance in Masters was truly outstanding in the first half.
Overall, Masters is an average film and worth watching at least once.
Cast: Prithviraj, Sasikumar, Ananya, Pia Bajpai, Mithra Kurian, Sandhya, Parvathi Menon, Geetha, Biju Menon, Salim Kumar, Mukesh
Director: Johny Antony