PT Sir review: This tone-deaf film masquerades as a self-aware exercise

Movies

By S Subhakeerthana

May 24, 2024

It never ceases to amaze me how a film like PT Sir, which lasts for more than two hours, can have zero honest emotional moments.

Movies

The film has a “woke” message padam (film) that suffers from victim shaming and the male saviour complex. There is neither fun nor entertainment in PT Sir.

Movies

PT Sir feeds into the fear that society instills in us that women are inherently unsafe, by depicting most men as terrible predators chasing their prey.

Movies

Director Karthik Venugopalan is unable to make up his mind about the treatment he dishes out to the women, often building his hero into a character with a massive saviour complex.

Movies

The film frequently results in cliched—if not caricatured—depictions of women as helpless damsels in distress who don’t even realise what’s best for them.

Movies

Films with a similar premise, English Vinglish (2012), Nerkonda Paarvai (2019), and so forth, have not only had a significant influence on the discourse but have also done quite well.

Movies

The screen chemistry between the lead pair Kashmira Pardeshi and Hiphop Tamizha Adhi is zilch. The comedy too largely falls flat, despite having Prabhu, Pandiarajan, and K Bhagyaraj.

Movies

Karthik Venugopalan tries to stretch a flimsy knot to an unmanageable length, stringing a series of gags and linking a chain of characters to it.

Movies

Credit : X