Genius is a 2018 Indian Tamil language drama film directed by Suseenthiran and produced by the actor Roshan who also stars in the lead role. It features newcomers in the lead roles. It has cinematography by R. B. Gurudev and music by Yuvan Shankar Raja with lyrics by Vairamuthu. The movie examines the after effects that arise from the unwanted academic pressure that parents put on their children.
Genius is the story of how the childhood pressures on overachieving in studies impacts a person’s life, rendering him socially awkward and stressed. The movie explores the brain freeze of an IT employee named Dhinesh (Roshan) and gives us a glimpse into his childhood and teenage life and explores what lead to the current breakdown.
Dhinesh’s school life is shown to be a normal one, spending happy times at his grandparents’ place in a beautiful village; until his potential as a genius is highlighted by the school principal at the school’s annual day. From there, Dhinesh’s father Ramamoorthy (Aadukalam Naren) takes it upon himself to push Dhinesh to the limits and make the world applaud for him. To this end, Dhinesh is taken from class to class from morning until dusk. All other social contacts, play times, and fun activities are shunned as distractions.
The next happy memory that Dinesh remembers is the lovely friendship in his teenage with a beautiful and smart girl named Priscilla (Priya Lal). When Priscilla upstages Dhinesh in studies, Ramamoorthy puts an ugly end to it too, making Dhinesh lonely forever.
Aided by the doctor (Jayaprakash), Dhinesh’s parents embark on a mission to cure Dhinesh of schizophrenia using various methods. If Dhinesh will be cured and how he will be cured form rest of the story.
Directed by Suseenthiran
Produced by Roshan
Written by Suseenthiran
Starring Roshan, Priya Lal
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography R. B. Gurudev
Edited by Sathyaraj Natarajan
Production Sudesiwood Films Private Limited
Distributed by Sakthi Film Factory
Release date 26 October 2018