The Serious Men movie is based on a 2010 drama fiction novel, “Serious Men“ by Manu Joseph.
Ayyan Mani (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) working as a personal assistant to a scientist, Dr. Arvind Acharya, at the National Institute of Fundamental Research (NIFR) in Mumbai. He lives in a slum with his wife, Oja Mani, and a son, Adi Mani. Ayyan relates every mishap with his lower strata (Dalit) root and gets frustrated in life. He started considering Serious Man as either a genius or who fakes it with arrogance.
Finally, he decided to take control of the situation by developing a fake story that his 10 years old son, Adi is a science genius. Later, when the lie reveals things get really messy.
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How and Why exactly Ayyan did this to Adi? As a father does it even make any sense or is it just an immature way to handle his frustrations? Watch the full movie exclusively on Netflix now.
Serious Men Movie Credits
Director: Sudhir Mishra
Casting: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aakshath Das, Indira Tiwari, Nassar
Production: Bombay Fables and Cineraas Entertainment
Genre: Comedy Drama
Availability: Netflix (OTT Platform)
Released on: 2 October 2020
The Serious Men, a Netflix original movie is exceptional to point out the basic insecurities of parents about their kids beside the movie has a lower caste mentality angle too, all piled up and create a mess. Although it is classified as a comedy-drama, I would rather tag Serious Men as a life lesson movie for every parent and also who believes caste matters.
Sudhir Mishra’s direction is enough simple to make things crystal clear and easily understandable. Although it is inspired by a novel still all different aspects are well transitioned like the insecurities of a lower strata parent, their lies, and it’s out of control situation. The kid Aakshath Das (Adi) snd Nawazudding Siddiqui as Adi’s father, both did perform exceptionally well.
Overall, in our Serious Men movie review, we would like to rate this movie 4 stars out of 5. The movie felt so needed in modern rat-race life. I will recommend you to watch the movie for life-changing messages. What I learned from the movie is as below
- A lie can end up ruining your life.
- Merit is everything. caste and other rubbish do not matter.
- Being arrogant just to prove you are a genius is more than foolishness.
- Faking your child’s ability can make them miserable to maintain the status.
- If you are trapped in your own lie, deal with courage, and get out of the situation, don’t try to cover it with hundreds of more lies.
There is only one thing matter in life, Merit, that’s all. Sometimes parents fake their child’s ability to others just to claim them as a special child which becomes very miserable for the kid to maintain.
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