Music School Review: Shriya, Sharman Deliver A Social Message 

Music School Review: Shriya, Sharman Deliver A Social Message 

Shriya Saran, Sharman Joshi, Ozu Barua, Prakash Raj, Srikanth Iyengar, Shaan, Gracy Goswami, Suhasini Mulay, Bugs Bhargava, Leela Samson, Srikanth Iyengar, Vinay Varma and others

Director: Papa Rao Biyyala
Music: Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography: Kiran Deohans
Editor: Mahan Sagar
Producer: Yamini Films

Music School directed by former IAS officer and national award-winning filmmaker Papa Rao Biyyala is a film that highlights the importance of nurturing a child’s talent. The film portrays the Indian education system that entrapped the parents and children who are supposed to have a healthy childhood instead of running after their studies. Let us see if it succeeded in making a point.


Manoj (Sharman Joshi) is a drama teacher at a school in Goa. He struggles to make his presence felt in the classroom and control the students. Maria (Shriya Saran), a Goa-based music teacher joins the school and she faces the same fate.

Manoj and Maria become friends and he helps Maria begin a music school in his property. The duo comes up with the idea to present ‘The Sound of Music’ show with their students in the school.

Manoj and Maria take the students on a trip to Goa to prepare for the musical show. What happens in the tour and how the music and drama teachers address the problems faced forms the rest of the story.


One of the best performers in the film is Ilaiyaraaja. There are 11 songs in the film and all of them leave an impression on the audience. Shriya Saran is apt for the role of a music teacher and is a delight to watch her on-screen in a full-length role after a long time. Sharman Joshi’s character complements Shriya’s and their combination is pretty good.
Prakash Raj, Leela Samson, Ozu Barua, Gracy Goswami and others did total justice to their roles that take the story forward.
As a former IAS officer, Papa Rao Biyyala rightly chose a subject that needs the attention of everyone in society currently. The film focuses on the need for going back to old-school education where children are not subjected to peer pressure and made to run after ranks.
The first half of the film is interesting as it is rightly paced to set the mood. As more is expected in the second half, the story falls flat and lacks the emotional quotient that is needed to make such a story sustain till the climax. A better script and screenplay could have made the movie’s second half more interesting.

What’s Good
Performances Music

What’s Bad

Slow pace Lack of emotional connect


Must watch for parents and children

Sarkar Rating: 2/5

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