Verdict: A decent commercial entertainer.
C/O Surya starring Sundeep Kishan and Mehreen Pirzada in lead roles, has been directed by Suseenthiran and produced by Chakri Chigurapati under the banner Lakshmi Narsimha Entertainments. C/O Surya is a bilingual film releasing simultaneously in the Telugu and Tamil languages across the world and in Tamil, it is titled Nenjil Thunivirundhal. This is Suseenthiran’s 10th movie as a director and is directing Sundeep Kishan for the first time. Music and background score is rendered by D. Imman while Cinematography is handled by Laxman Kumar. Releasing amidst several straight and dubbed movies today, let’s see if C/O Surya stands tall amongst them.
What’s C/O Surya About:
Surya (Sundeep Kishan) and Mahesh (Vikranth) are thick friends. Anuradha is Surya's sister and is MBBS doctor, pursuing her MS in Cardiology. Mahesh and Anuradha love each other and want to get married against the wishes of Surya’s mother Tulasi. Sambasivudu is a ruthless hitman who kills people for money. Even while accepting the "supari", he plays dirty politics between the parties involved and makes more money. Due to some unforeseen incidents, Mahesh gets embroiled in Sambasivudu's activities and becomes a target for them. Why do Sambasivudu and his gang try to eliminate Mahesh? Is Anuradha also a victim of Sambasivudu’s conspiracy? How Surya becomes C/O Surya to his family and friends forms the basic gist of C/O Surya.
Suseenthiran’s process of elevating the characters is praiseworthy in this movie. He has stuck to the plot and developed scenes that only fit into the story. The way he has built up Sambasivudu's character and brings out his cruel intentions is told in a crystal-clear way. In this process, Janani (Mehreen Pirazada) does not have much role to play and is limited to a few scenes. Cinematography and background score gel well with the flow and content of the movie. Editing is crisp and neat. Productions values are good.
What Could Have Been Better:
Though the movie has been made as a bilingual with a storyline that appeals to a universal audience, the Tamil nativity is a bit more when compared to Telugu. But despite this issue, it still has good commercial elements and a decent storyline with no scope of getting bored at any point in time. A couple of songs that come in the first half partially slow down the narration.
Why You Should Watch:
You may watch C/O Surya for Sundeep Kishan’s acting, Suseenthiran's direction, a good plot, nice cinematography and a wonderful background score. The way the climax has been handled, the audience can expect a sequel of C/O Surya. Overall, a good commercial entertainer that can easily be watched with friends and family.
-By Ajay Mudunuri