Michael is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language neo-noir action thriller film written and directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi, and produced by Karan C Entertainments and Sree Venkateswara Cinemas.
CAST: Sundeep Kishan, Divyansha Kaushik, Vijay Sethupathi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Varun Sandesh, Anasuya Bharadwaj in lead roles.
TELUGU SWAG RATING:
TELUGU 360 (Rating: 2.25/5):
Michael is a stylish film with bad screenplay and writing. It would end up as a disappointment.
Great Andhra (Rating: 2.25/5):
Overall, “Michael” is another example of a film that is more about style than substance. It’s a gangster story. Sundeep’s makeover, technical prowess, and slick visuals don’t add much to the film, which suffers from a lacklustre narration.
Mirchi9 (Rating: 2/5):
Overall, Michael is the definition of style without substance. It goes on and on exploring a predictable gangster drama story offering nothing but slick visuals. If you like the genre, give it a try for the fantastic technical work, and that’s it.
123TELUGU (Rating: 2.75/5):
On the whole, Michael didn’t live up to the hype and was okay in parts. More focus was laid on the technical aspects. Hence the story and narrative were taken a beating. Sundeep Kishan and Vijay Sethupathi are the saving grace in this stretched action drama. You can give it a try but keep your expectations in check.
Times Of India (Rating: 3/5):
Michael is a genre film that achieves what it sets out to do – tell a dark coming-of-age tale of a young man who knows what it means to be human for better or worse. Watch it if that’s your kind of cinema.