The teaser for Genius movie has been released. The movie stars Utkarsh Sharma, Nawazuddin Siddqui and Ayesha Julkaa. It is directed by Utkarsh’s father, Anil Sharma and is going to release on August 24 2018. The teaser begins with the clip of an older classic, that most people will remember, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, in which Utkarsh played the little kid of Amisha Patel and Sunny Deol, Charanjeet. The clip then goes ahead and introduces him like the typical naive, smart college student who like a girl. It then ratchets up to become an action movie, in which Utkarsh is seen performing ridiculous scenes, while Nawazuddin plays the cunning villain.
From the first look, Genius looks the typical action flick which is made to introduce a new hero to the Indian audiences. It already has an actor which is lauded for his performances, and people are going to be interested in how Utkarsh is going to perform now that he has grown up. He seems promising, but the movie doesn’t look like it has been made to give him a platform to show that he has grown up, and is ready to make a splash. But, this is just a teaser, meant to show few things, and its possible that the trailer is going to have more things to pull the interests of audiences.
The industry has already gotten a lot of criticism about the partiality shown to the kids of actors and directors who can find easy launchpads in Bollywood. Some like Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan have shown that talent does matter above the nepotism, but others have not been able to justify their presence in the industry. Still, it seems that Utkarsh, who was very good in Gadar does have potential and could bloom into a good actor in coming movies.