The story of “Sher" is such a drab, that it adds to the list of socalled commercial potboilers which have hit screens in almost everylanguage in India. The story lacks freshness. It's better not tocomment on the narrative, which is as old as any romantic familythemed movie. It is hard to believe that a director like MallikarjunaA still feels such a bland story will be accepted in the current era.The story is not only flat but also meanders unnecessarily into newterritories that add no value to the movie. The film also lacks properlead characterizations. Some decent scenes have been added to themovie in the second half. But they appear to be out of context. Thenthere is the use of comedy. Again it looks forced in the script.Towards the end of the movie the audience is sure to be wonderingabout the entire film.
The film is nothing but a typical plot, loadedwith some forced action and comedy not to forget the boring narration.Looking at the climax of the film, one gets a sense of urgency on thedirector's part to wrap up the shoot at the earliest. Director Mallikarjuna may have been under the impression that a forced comedyand adding commercial elements may attract the audiences to thetheatres. That approach has rendered the movie no less than jejunecommercial movie. The sum and substance of the movie lost in thisprocess. The director has absolutely no grip over the narration.Musically the film is not strong enough, but two songs are wellcomposed. Background score needed more improvement. Thaman SS need toget out of Anirudh's Kaththi BGM and start working on his own stuffs.Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is brilliant in songs and utilizedthe foreign locales to their best. The film could have done withsharper editing, shorter length and lesser action, some of whichspills over from sarcasm to farce. Visual effects are not upto themark. Action sequences are okay. Production Values of the film areadequate.