Naa Peru Surya Telugu Movie Review, Rating -2.5/5
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Bottom Line: Performances and technical richness make Naa Peru Surya a patient watch.
After an average outing with last year's vigilante flick Duvvada Jagannadham, Stylish Star Allu Arjun is back on screen, this time playing an army man in a full-fledged appearance, and joining hands with the man behind numerous hits of Tollywood, the scriptwriter turned director Vakkantham Vamsy, for Naa Peru Surya, releasing today. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Naa Peru Surya FDS Review.
The movie begins with army man Surya (Allu Arjun) ousted from the army for his extreme anger and his ever constant anger management issues. He then begins spending time with his family and his father and mother Arjun and Nadhiya. Arjun, being a psychology professor gives Surya constant counseling but situations force Surya to confront the evil Sarathkumar and Thakur Anoop Singh, and he faces a 21-day challenge. Whether or not Surya succeeded the challenge and defeated Sarathkumar and his son, while also bringing his anger under control and joins back army is what the tiring Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India is all about.
Allu Arjun as the army fan is a perfect fit, with his beefed-up physique and modified body language perfectly complementing the role he plays in the movie. Though he scores in looks, he comes down big time with his over the top mannerisms and antics during patriotic lines, and in the sequences leading to the stunts. Action King Arjun, for a change, plays a soft and loveable dad to Bunny and delivers a subtle performance that impresses. Senior Tamil actor Sarathkumar is the show stealer, in many parts of the movie, with his typical body language, and his giant physique makes his stunts believable, and pitting him against Bunny was the best part of the movie, Anoop Singh Thakur is stereotyped, while Anu Emmanuel just has to look pretty without nothing much to do other than being an eye candy. Nadhiya and Rao Ramesh are adequate.
Background score by Vishal - Shekar duo is terrific and is easily one of the most interesting scores of recent times. Of the composer's songs, Iraga Iraga is that perfect dance number, while Beautiful love and Lover also fighter also are hum-worthy.Rajeev Ravi's top-notch cinematography captures the rustic locales for the army setup as well as the breezy family visuals of Surya in a visually appealing manner, making Naa Peru Surya technically rich. After being a part of numerous blockbusters as the scriptwriter, Vakkantham Vamsy has turned director with Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India, a tale of an army officer with anger management issues.
While the premise has been a never before seen one in Tollywood, Vakkantham Vamsy suppresses the excitement, quite easily with his making. Vamsy has made use of Allu Arjun's looks and physique by placing lots of action sequences, which go on and on, ending as a pain for the viewer rather than a treat for action movie lovers.
Though his cast including Arjun and Sarathkumar have supported him with their performances, Vamsy struggles to weave an interesting screenplay, as the first half takes too much time establishing the characters, and with too many action shots bores the viewer, Besides, the second half moves on a very predictable note, and the masala factor takes over the content, thereby impacting the quality.
With stunning cinematography, and rich visuals captured by Rajeev Ravi and massy music by Vishal - Shekar, the movie must have been on a different level altogether, but falls, due to the predictable and boring screenplay, that drags big time in the second half, with bad song placements, and forced fights and oneliners. All said, Naa Peru Surya has its intentions right, but executions wrong, as the movie ends up as an average can watch.