PS Mithran who gave us Irumbu Thirai in 2018, comes back with yet another engaging film on the education system in India. The story relates to system where the kids are overburdened in school and by the pressure the parents give them. The movie starts with young Shakti who wants to become like Shaktimaan the TV super hero, his dreams are shattered when he realizes the concept of a super hero dwell only as entertainment and not in real life. Years later we see Shakti as a scammer who makes his living by selling duplicate certificates and mediates college seats to public. While Shakti at the lower end in hierarchy, at the top is Mahadev (Abhay Deol) who keeps the education system under control with the help of corporate giants. He manipulates the education system and runs it as a huge money making business. Parallel to this Sathymoorthy (Arjun) an entrepreneur runs a school for students who think out of the box and grooms them. One of whom is Mathi (Ivana) who Shakti considers as his sister, who wants to study aeronautics. Trouble starts when Shakti tries to gets Mathi through scholarship into college using her invention. Mahadev sees this as threat and eliminates Mathi and Destroy Sathyamoorthy’s school. How Shakti along with the students sheds light on the corrupt education system to public is the rest of the story.
PS mithran once again stars as the hero with his story backed by some solid research on the present education system. Though we can sense repeated preaching of the same content, he does make public, especially the parents rethink of their child’s future. Among the cast Arjun stays clearly on the top and steals the show. For Siva karthikeyan who still finds it difficult in emotion scenes, falls short in his performance. Kalyani Priyadarshan makes a decent debut, but has less screen space. Music and camera enhance the story and play an integral part. Duration could have been less. Movie loses its nature by promoting it as a super hero film, as the film has none regarding that. The innovations that the students make for the Hero also sadly, it wasn’t put to good use. Hero still manages to raise a voice to the public towards the educational system. I give it 4/10