Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India review – Allu Arjun is a one man army
What happens when an army officer who is supposed to be an example of perseverance and patience suffers from anger management issues? All hell breaks loose! That’s exactly what happens in Surya’s life in the film Naa Peru Surya. Directed by debutant Vakkantam Vamsi, the film revolves around an angry Surya (played by Allu Arjun) and how this negative trait turns his life upside down.
Naa peru surya starts off on an intense note. Unlike other films which first build the story of establishing the protagonist as – the saviour, the hero of the film, Naa Peru Surya starts off by portraying Surya (Allu Arjun) as the angry young soldier whose rage is high voltage. From shooting a terrorist to injuring a police officer – Surya’s emotions are uncontrollable. He doesn’t spare anyone. The tension and action implemented in the scenes work well in building up a solid character arc for Surya.
As the film progresses, it tells us about how Surya wrecks his own professional and personal life because of his negative character trait; his anger which sparks at the drop of a hat. Surya justifies his anger by validating it with a reason that works only for him. He is then given an ultimatum by the army chief (Boman Irani) to prove himself promising that he would be then put on duty in the Siachen. However this will work by the condition that he gets an approval from the renowned psychiatrist Ramanujan (Arjun).
The action stunts in the film are well-done, especially the scenes pictured in the military and war setting. The action scene featuring Sarathkumar is terrific as it is well timed. What doesn’t seem apt in the action department are the scenes which features bad guys flying and bouncing on the road. Despite the director justifying these sequences, with Surya’s army training it doesn’t seem original enough.
The high-production value in the film gives a glossy effect. The inclusion of comic sequence evokes a few laughs, and serve as welcoming distractions. The music by Vishal and Shekar has the quality of a Bollywood movie, and are whistle worthy.
Allu Arjun’s role as an angry man brooding with rage in a slightly flawed script is very good. He stands out as the one man army. His ability to express anger, and gradually shift emotion during subtle comic sequences is a delight to watch. Anu Emmanuel’s screen presence works well, however one only wishes she improves her acting skills over the next few films. The film boasts of a line of top actors, including Nadhiya, Sarathkumar and Charu Haasan sadly their screen time is limited to say the least. Arjun’s performance as the renowned psychiatrist is noteworthy, however lack of a definite character sketch seems to be a problem here.
This film initially centered around Surya, his anger and his patriotism however, the film derails and turns into an incoherent one.
Overall, this film stands out because of Allu Arjun, and the patriotic attitude it carries. He teaches us a lesson or two about controlling anger and never failing to believe in oneself.