naa peru surya by allu arjun has been in the works for quite some time. The film marks writer Vakkantam Vamsi’s debut as director of this patriotic drama. After a huge round of promotions, this movie has hit the screens today. let’s see how it is.
surya(allu arjun) is a passionate army officer who is suspended due to his hot-tempered attitude. He is given an ultimatum that if he needs to get his job back, he must get a certificate from India’s greatest psychologist played by Arjun. But the twist here is that the psychologist is none other than Surya’s own father, whom he had left years ago due to personal problems. the rest of the story is about how an aggressive surya confronts his father, manages his anger issues and the corrupt society that is full of many bad people.
From the very first frame, Allu Arjun and his dazzling act steal the show. Bunny’s aggressive actions and her impressive screen presence add a lot of depth to the proceedings. bunny is pleased with his performance and he gets very well into the character of a man with serious anger management problems. As always, he dances well and plays it to the galleries with his fights.
Senior hero, arjun plays his part to the best of his ability. Vennela Kishore conjures up a few laughs here and there in the second half. heroine of yesteryear, nadhiya impresses with her performance in her limited role of her.
The interval blast is pretty decent and the way all the patriotic scenes are executed looks good. The first fifteen minutes of the movie with the army in the background are quite gripping and well executed.
After the gripping first fifteen minutes, things veer a bit as the story wanders here and there. things settle down and the actual story begins only during the middle of the point. all the episodes between arjun and bunny don’t raise enough emotions and seem forced.
a mass number reaching the end disturbs the flow of the film. although the climax looks good, it has been dragged out a bit with unnecessary villain scenes. the film is full of sermons about the country, which sometimes gets a bit boring.
The film’s production values are top notch, as the army setting looks quite realistic. Vishal Shekhar’s music is pretty good, but his background score is impressive. the way they elevate surya’s character looks top notch. the dialogues are decent and so was the production design. the editing is below par, as many scenes in the climax could easily have been toned down. allu arjun is designed quite well in the movie.
As for director vakkantam vamsi, he makes a decent debut with the film. his script is novel since the plot of fleeing from the enemy himself is quite good. The film starts well with good scenes of confrontation between Allu Arjun and Boman Irani in the context of the army. but he loses control after that as the arjun episode doesn’t give the necessary effect. the way he has given a tribute to the Indian army is good, but it makes the movie a bit preachy at the end. If he had narrated the movie more sharply in the second half, things would have been fine.
Overall, naa peru surya is a patriotic drama dealing with the theme of fighting your own anger and using it in the right way. allu arjun leads from the front with the best performance of his career and carries the film on his shoulders. but things get a bit boring due to lack of entertainment and the given message seems a bit dragged during the second half. If you ignore the things mentioned above and want to see a different and serious theme based on the life of a soldier, you can give this movie a shot. but keep your expectations in check.
123telugu.com rating: 3/5
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