Mister follows the life of Chai (Varun Tej), who lives in Spain with his family. In an accidental meeting, Chai meets Meera (Hebah Patel) and falls in love with her. But the twist in the tale arises when Chai comes down to India, and meets Chandarmukhi (Lavanya Tripathi), who falls in love with him. In the backdrop of this love triangle, how Chai manages to win other battles form the crux of the plot.
Looks like, director Sreenu Vaitla seems in no mood go off his tried-and-tested formula of comedy arising from confusion. Well, that wouldn’t be so much of a problem if only these comic subplots wouldn’t spill over so much to the main plot, disorienting the audience from the narrative. Mister loses hugely because it is laden with too many unnecessary subplots — ranging from heroines being chased by goons to sidekicks getting involved in the narration, along with some spoofs here and there.
For actor Varun Tej though, this movie gives him a chance to be seen in a new light. After Loafer, Mister is his second out-and-out commercial film. Although his efforts with comic timing and on other very commercial elements such as family sentiments can be appreciated, the clothes look too casual for an young lad, who was from a very well-to-do family and was brought up in Spain.
While the director loaded the first half of the film with punch dialogues, comedy tracks and romance, the second half is unbearably emotional. All the characters — from the protagonist to his grandfather and the heroines, everybody are seen sacrificing for one another, making it excessively melodramatic, until Chai settles all the confusion in the very end of the film.
Despite the film being a love triangle, the characters of Hebah Patel and Lavanya Tripathi fall flat.
The only relief is the beautiful visuals, courtesy cinematographer KV Guhan. The frames are spectacular, especially the scenes shot in Spain and in Chikmagalur.
With not many plus points in the final tally, Mister figures in the average, one-time watch category.