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‘Naa Peru Surya’ Review

Title :Naa Peru Surya CBFC Rating : U/A Run-Time : 2 Hrs 48 Mins Release Date : 04-05-2018 Banner : RamaLakshmi Cine Creations Cast : Allu Arjun, Anu Emmanuel, Sarath Kumar, SaiKumar, Arjun Sarja, Nadhiya, Rao Ramesh, Lagadapati Vikram, Thakur Anoop Singh, Boman Irani, Ravi Kale and Others Music : Vishal-Shekar DOP : Rajeev Ravi Producer : Sirisha - Sreedhar Direction: Vakkantham Vamsi

Story:

Surya (Allu Arjun) has uncontrollable anger issues. It leads to him getting barred from the Army after a particular action taken by him. But it is the dream of Surya (Allu Arjun) to be in Army and fight for India at the border. After a persistent appeal, Surya (Allu Arjun) gets a chance to be in Army only if he gets a psychiatrist approval of anger management.

Surya (Allu Arjun) is sent to professor Ram (Arjun) to get the signed certificate of change in his behaviour. What happens during the course of his stay and how his flashback resurfaces again and leads to a change in character? How Surya (Allu Arjun) overcomes the obstacles without losing his character is the basic story?

Performances:

Naa Peru Surya is hands down the one-man show by Stylish Star Allu Arjun. The way Surya’s character is designed right from the dressing to the body language is a master class in execution for any novice. From the first frame, we only see the character rather than Allu Arjun, the star we know.

Many scenes highlight the intense emotional action of the star. The breakup scene with the heroine, the pre-interval confrontation with Arjun, the emotional outburst on character or the way he reacts when police officers offer him their salute. The myriad emotions are portrayed without losing the essence of the character Surya. The fights and songs are less compared to the usual dosage, but whenever they arrive, a mark is left.

Anu Emmanuel is lovely as an independent girl with a firm voice. She finds her space in the ensemble cast movie. She scores in both the glamour as well as the acting department within the scope given to her.

Arjun is given a terrific role. His scenes with Allu Arjun stand out. Together they provide the emotional anchor to the whole setting and the way forward through the conversation. Nadhiya and Rao Ramesh add further spice to the proceedings. Sai Kumar in a brief appearance leaves an impression. Lagadapati Vikram is a revelation. He breathes fire in the brief moment he is present in the movie. His reaction to grandfather about the country is one of the memorable scenes in the film.

Sharath Kumar playing the role of antagonist is fantastic. His body language and design wins us over. The rest of the cast and crew which includes names like Boman Irani, Ravi Kale, Thakur Anoop Singh are all alright.

Positives:

Allu Arjun

Casting

Story

Fights

Negatives:

Gets slow in the second half

Analysis:

Vakkantham Vamsi has picked up an exciting and very contemporary topic as the story for his first film. India and the concept of Indian are getting shaky on a national level due to the increasing internal problems rather than the external issues. The character of Surya is, therefore, a very relevant and instantly identifiable.

Vamsi takes us through the story with the journey of Surya. How circumstances force him to lose character is brilliantly showcased. It indirectly showcases how “we” compromise our real self and in the process of management become genuinely insensitive and entirely forget the character that is so important for every man. The way this issue is connected with ‘Anwar’ problem is the real masterstroke. If only more time was dedicated to this track and the whole point was covered in detail.

Minor issues aside, Naa Peru Surya offers so much of stuff to process that shows the brilliance of the writer-director Vakkantham Vamsi. The first half is neatly paced and perfectly balanced with various emotions. The second half drops in pace, but the real crux lies here so that isn’t a dominant issue. The climax could have been neatly handled. As it is, it feels a little rushed.

Music by Vishal Sekhar is excellent and in sync with the tone of the movie. The background score helps in elevating the proceedings. Technically the film is brilliant with superb cinematography and action sequences. The editing is neat. Producers Naga Babu, Lagadapati Sirisha, Sridhar, Bunny Vaas must be appreciated for backing a subject like 'Naa Peru Surya'. The production values are fabulous throughout the film.

Bottom-line: Bunny's Terrific Act Enhances Vamsi's Vision

Rating: 3/5

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