Verdict: Bunny packs a punch!
Acclaimed writer Vakkantham Vamsi is making his debut as a director with Naa Peru Surya – Naa Illu India. Starring the Stylish Star Allu Arjun aka Bunny in the lead role, Anu Emanuel is paired up with him for the first time. Vakkantham Vamsi has earlier written a couple of scripts for Bunny with Race Gurram and Yevadu. He is now all set to make his debut directorial. The film also stars R. Sarathkumar, Arjun Sarja, Boman Irani, Venella Kishore, Rao Ramesh, Sai Kumar, Thakur Anoop Singh, Vikram Lagadapati, Charu Hasan, and Nadhiya in prominent roles. Touted to be the story of a man named Surya whose only goal is to serve the nation as a military officer, the movie has music and background score penned by Shekhar Ravjiani. The cinematography has been handled by Rajeev Ravi. Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, the movie has been jointly produced by Sirisha Lagadapati, Sridhar Lagadapati, Nagendra Babu, and Bunny Vasu. Will Vakkantham Vamsi prove his mettle as a director? Read on to find out.
What’s Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India About:
Surya (Allu Arjun) is a short-tempered, angry young soldier whose only goal is to serve the army on the border. Deputed in Dehradun, he loses his post due to his anger issues. However, he is promised a last chance if he obtains a letter of no-objection from India’s number one psychology professor Ramakrishnam Raju (Arjun). Raju turns out to be Surya’s dad whom he had disowned as a child due to his anger.
Naa Peru Surya – Naa Illu India is Bunny’s best work to date. It is endearing to see him mature and evolve into one of the greatest performers in Telugu film industry. His emotions and histrionics related to anger management issues need special mention. And as usual, his dances are mind-boggling. Vakkantham Vamsi has written a very honest script and the main crux of the movie lies in the fact that how the inner anti-social elements within the country are more dangerous than the enemy at the border. Among the rest of the cast, Arjun and Lagadapati Vikram steal the show with their stellar performances. Though Vikram’s role as Anwar is short and comes in the later part of the movie, it leaves an impact. Anu Emanuel is good and bubbly. The cinematography is top-notch and the production values are grand.
What Could Have Been Better:
Barring a few sluggish scenes, there are no complaints whatsoever.
Why You Should Watch this movie:
This is a movie that every Indian must watch for its patriotic theme. Bunny’s captivating performance in Naa Peru Surya – Naa Illu India will leave you enthralled. You will come out of the theatre with guaranteed goosebumps. Go for it this weekend!
– By Ajay Mudunuri