Farrey Movie Review: Teenage Genius Leads a Thrilling Tale of Deception and Ambition!
In a world saturated with high-school dramas full of violence and substance abuse, “Farrey” is a breath of fresh air. The film, an adaptation of the known ‘Bad Genius,’ deviates from the norm by focusing on a brilliant protagonist, Niyati, played by newcomer Alizeh Agnihotri, navigating a world of manipulation and greed.
Cast: Alizeh Agnihotri, Sahil Mehta, Prasanna Bisht, Zeyn Shaw, Ronit Roy, Juhi Babbar Soni, Shilpa Shukla
Director: Soumendra Padhi
Rating: 3 stars
Niyatil, excels academically but finds herself out of place in an elite school where wealth reigns supreme. Her journey unfolds as she transitions from innocently helping a classmate to orchestrating a widespread cheating scheme, leading to unexpected consequences.
The film’s strength lies in its gripping storytelling, maintaining tension without losing focus. The cast, comprising both new talents like Agnihotri and seasoned actors like Ronit Roy and Juhi Babbar Soni, delivers compelling performances.
Agnihotri shines, anchoring the narrative with intelligence and ambition, seamlessly portraying Niyati’s evolution. However, while the film captivates audiences, it falls short in fleshing out the scam’s believability and exploring the dynamics between the affluent and underprivileged students.
Director Soumendra Padhi, known for previous works like “Born to Run” and “Jamtara,” imbues “Farrey” with a visually impressive yet familiar tone. Despite these minor drawbacks, the film manages to engage with its narrative, showcasing the dark underbelly of the academic world.