Cast: Allu Arjun, Anu Emmanuel
Director: Vakkantham Vamsi
Music Director: Vishal Sekhar
Producers:Nagendra Babu, Sridhar Lagadapati
Na Peru Surya Na Illu India is an upcoming Telugu language action film which is also having patriotic elements is written and directed by Vakkantham Vamsi. The film marks the directional debut of Vakkantham Vamsi in Telugu film industry. Produced by Sridhar and Sirisha Lagadapati under Rama Lakshmi cine creations banner, the film stars Allu Arjun and Anu Emanuel in the lead roles. The film also has Arjun, Rao Ramesh and others playing the principal characters. The film is releasing in the Tamil titled En Peru Surya En Veedu India, and it is also releasing in Malayalam with the same title. There are a lot of expectations for this project, and in between all the hopes, the film released today. Check out the review of the film here.
Surya(Allu Arjun) is a passionate army officer who gets suspended due to his short-tempered attitude. He is given an ultimatum that if he needs his job back, he has to get a certificate from India’s biggest psychologist played by Arjun. But the twist here is that the psychologist is none other than Surya’s own dad whom he had left years back because of personal issues. Rest of the story is as to how an aggressive Surya confronts his father, manages his anger issues and the corrupt society which is filled up with a lot of bad people.
Allu Arjun comes up with his career best performance as Surya. The styling, body, demeanor, mannerisms, and the cigar make him look entirely different from the Allu Arjun we have seen to date. He has got into the skin of the character and makes us believe that he is indeed a soldier suffering from anger management issues. Opening sequences, interval scene and the pre climax and climax scenes prove his caliber as an actor. He doesn't miss out to entertain fans with his innovative dance moves.
Anu Emmanuel has a very little role to play in the film. She is good within her limitations. Arjun is aptly cast in a dignified role as psychology professor. Sharath Kumar's character is under developed in spite of a terrific introduction scene. Sai Kumar, Rao Ramesh, Nadhiya, Vennela Kishore and Posani are good in their respective supporting roles.
Interval and pre climax scenes
Dull second half
Production values of the film are top notch as the army setting looks quite realistic. Music by Vishal Shekhar is pretty okay but their background score is awesome. The manner in which they elevate the character of Surya looks top notch. Dialogues are decent and so was the production design. Editing is below par as many scenes in the climax could have been easily toned down. Allu Arjun has been styled quite well in the film.
Coming to the director Vakkantam Vamsi, he makes a decent debut with the film. His script is novel as the plot of flighting one’s own enemy is quite good. He starts the film well with good confrontation scenes between Allu Arjun and Boman Irani in the army backdrop. But he loses his grip after that as Arjun’s episode does not give that needed effect. The way he has given a tribute to the Indian army is good but he makes the film a bit preachy at the end. Had he narrated the film in a more crisper manner in the second half, things would have been good.
On the whole, Naa Peru Surya is patriotic drama which is deals with the subject of fighting your own anger and using it in a right way. Allu Arjun leads from the front with his career-best performance and carries the film on his shoulders. But things get slightly dull because of the lack of entertainment and the message given looking a bit dragged during the second half. If you ignore the above-said things and want to watch a different and serious subject based on the life of a soldier, you can give this film a shot. But keep your expectations in check.
Cast: Allu Arjun, Anu Emmanuel