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Serious Men Movie Review: Dark Humor wrapped in gripping reality check!2 min read

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Nawajuddin Siddiqui is back with yet another interesting movie. ‘Serious Men’ has been released on Netflix on 2nd Oct. The story is based on the book written by Manu Joseph with the same title. Nawajuddin Siddiqui is slaying in the lead role. The film starred many fabulous actors such as Indira Tiwari, Nassar, Aakshath Das, Sanjay Narvekar, and Shweta Basu Prasad. Also, the movie is directed by Sudhir Mishra who is known for his direction in the movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Let’s review this new member on OTT!

The movie dangles many loose ends nudging the curiosity of viewers till the interval. It’s intended to be a dark humor movie with a sidekick of a striking reality check. The movie revolves around this boy who is a child prodigy as well as the son of the protagonist. Initially, when everything is pointing towards societal issues with living the life of the underprivileged, the second half of the movie hints at a crooked twist. 

Trailer: Serious Men

The movie starts with the challenges faced by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who mocks all the failures he is cursed with for being a part of ‘an under-privileged’ societal status. Ayyan, a character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Oja Mani, a character played by Indira Tiwari is the couple who aspire for a son that will fight the boundaries set by ‘Serious Men’. Then starts the main plot where they get blessed with a son. The thing that brings spice to the story is their son’s exemplary analytical skills with a very smart brain. His smartness lands him in the limelight. Here starts the journey full of fame for the prodigal boy. Then the political angle is flaunted in between. Suddenly the boy who belonged to a middle-class family is a celebrity due to his alleged extraordinary abilities. 

Here comes the last twist to the story. You will read any review pieces talking about this. There is a secret Ayyan has harbored. The climax of the movie points at him being shattered when he thinks about the consequences of the secret getting revealed. You will stay glued to the screen when you see that Ayyan has protected a web of lies, maybe to combat the wrath of ‘Serious Men’ which would have hampered his son’s fame in one way or the other.

There is a lie hiding beneath this unusual plot. Thus we suggest you grab your popcorn. Get comfortable on your cozy couch. As usual, our review is there to count on. Hit the TV button and enjoy your leisure time with this package of entertainment. Don’t forget to watch the movie!

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