Review: Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India
Actors : Allu Arjun, Anu Emmanuel, Arjun, Boman Irani, Rao Ramesh and others
Director: Vakkantham Vamshi
Producer: Ramalakshmi Creations
Reviewed By : Team CG
Allu Arjun who’s now a household name is back again with a content based film this time around and his Naa Peru Surya – Naa Illu India is releasing today amidst good expectations. His last film DJ bombed at the box office and AA would be expecting this film turns out on the brighter side for him and the debutante Vakkantham Vamshi as well. Did the film manage to hit the mark? Let’s find out.
Story of the film is simple and deals about the anger management issues of an aspiring army officer wanting to serve the country at the border. How he faces a blow to get ousted from the army, what he has to do to get it back, how he does it and what problems he solves in the process forms the rest of the story.
Allu Arjun has transformed himself to a serious army officer for this film and he suits the role very well. He’s beefed up his body a bit to suit the role and he pulls it off pretty convincingly. Yet, this may not be his best performance till date. Anu Emmanuel was glamorous but was used only for songs. Arjun was good and so were Boman Irani and Rao Ramesh. Vennela Kishore provided some laughs. Rest of the crew is adequate.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are decent and are good to watch on screen. Except one song in the second half, rest of the songs gel well with the movie and whilst not great, they are good to watch on screen. Fans would be disappointed with the dances though.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
Vakkantham Vamshi who’s debuting with this film as a director chose a character driven film first up and he does the job well setting up the character and his goal. However, he falters in weaving the rest of the story around the strong main character and so falls flat at narration some times. Poor love story does not help the proceedings as well. The first half sets up the character and the story but the second half is a bit of let-down. Except for few sequences, rest of the narration falls flat.
Cinematography of the film is very good and the film has been presented in very good manner. Few close up shots have been used to very good effect and the lighting used also sets up the tone of the film perfectly well.
Production values are very good in the movie and the film feels rich on screen. Most of the film has been shot around Vizag and the makers tried to depict the movie in the most naturalistic way possible. Allu Arjun’s costumes are simple and mostly in plain tees. Art work is ok.
Overall, Naa Peru Surya is not that hit that Allu Arjun fans might expect but it is not a bore fest as well. The film sets up the character well and then falls flat with narration except for some glimpses of awesomeness in between. The first half of the film is ok while the second half falls flat and the climax is not that great as well. The movie might end up an average at box office.
You “may” watch it.
Character assassination and reincarnation.
Rating : 2.75/5
AP/TG audience : Average-Above Average
US/ROW : Average
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4 - Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
NA – Not rating this genre.
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.