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Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India (English: My Name is Surya and My Home is India) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Vakkantham Vamsi in his directorial debut. Produced by Shirisha and Sridhar Lagadapati under the banner Ramalakshmi Cine Creations, it stars Allu Arjun and Anu Emmanuel in the lead roles.

Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India
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Directed by Vakkantham Vamsi
Produced by
Written by Vakkantham Vamsi
Starring
Music by

Vishal-Shekhar

John Stewart Eduri (Addtl.Bgm)
Cinematography

Rajeev Ravi

Joseph Labisi (One Song)
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Production
company
Release date
  • 4 May 2018 (2018-05-04)[1]
Running time
168 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Box office 101 crores [2]

The film was dubbed in Tamil as En Peyar Surya, En Veedu India,[3] and in Malayalam as Ente Peru Surya Ente Veedu India.[4]

Contents

Plot

Surya (Allu Arjun) is an aggressive soldier in the Indian Army, who suffers from anger management issues and dreams of being posted at the LOC. After getting into a brawl at a local club and attacking Inspector Pradeep Negi (Ravi Kale) and stealing the latter’s gun, Surya uses it to shoot dead a terrorist right when the officer comes to ask for his gun from Surya’s senior, Col. Sanjay Shrivastav (Boman Irani). After being court martialled for indisciplinary action, Surya’s godfather (Rao Ramesh), requests the Colonel to give Surya a final chance, the Colonel agrees on the condition that Surya gets a signature of approval from the country’s top psychologist and the Dean of the Institution of Psychology and Foreign Languages, Dr. Ramakrishna Raju (Arjun Sarja), who happens to be Surya’s estranged father.

In order to fulfill his dream of going to the border, Surya reluctantly agrees, taking up home with Kishore (Vennela Kishore), a passport officer who has been waiting for an year for a similar signature from Dr. Ramakrishna Raju. On meeting the psychologist, both Surya and Raju refuse to acknowledge each other, and rather Raju begins to question Surya’s personal life. Surya reveals to the former about his relationship with Varsha (Anu Emmanuel), who he broke up with when she distanced him on finding of his profession and his disrespecting her uncle (Posani Krishna Murali). Surya, however, gets frustrated, in turn accusing Raju of enjoying himself on listening to Surya’s failures. Raju then reveals about Surya to the entire university. Surya then takes up a challenge from Raju, to control his anger for 21 days and not cause any fights from the following day. Surya, however, beats up a young gangster (Thakur Anoop Singh), when the latter makes a commotion in the middle of the road, who is revealed to be the son of a dreaded gangster, Challa (R. Sarathkumar), the very day before the challenge is to start, as a final fight. In the following days, Surya encounters several situations with Challa and his men, however, being able to control his anger and even becoming used to living within the society, seemingly having reformed. However, things take a turn when he ends up as the sole witness of the murder of Mustafa (Sai Kumar), in the hands of Challa’s son, over a property dispute. He keeps quiet about this, as he learns from the society. However, he is guilt-tripped when a police officer (Raja), who was investigating Mustafa’s murder, addresses him as someone who made a great impact on the latter’s life. Meanwhile, Surya reconciles with his father, returns to his family, makes up with Varsha, and seemingly has won the challenge. However, he addresses his mistake publicly and refuses to take the signature. Having completely realized his err, Surya then attacks and kidnaps Challa’s son, asking Challa to help him find Anwar (Vikram Sahadev), Mustafa’s son, who expressed his hatred against the nation, which he believes did not recognize his father’s sacrifices or his death, and left his home. Surya fears Anwar may follow a wrong path, and both he and Challa set off on a mission to recover Anwar.

On finding Anwar in Mumbai, Surya makes him realize his mistake and warns him not to take the wrong route in life, after which Anwar once again shows his care for his nation. Surya now receives his signature, and a few months later is shown to be standing at the border, hoisting the Indian Flag.

Cast

Production

The film marks the debut of Vamsi as a director. Vamsi has previously written stories for successful films such as Kick (2009) and Race Gurram (2014). The film stars Allu Arjun and Anu Emmanuel in the lead roles while Arjun Sarja and R. Sarathkumar play supporting roles. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, Rajeev Ravi and Rajeevan are the editor, cinematographer and art director respectively.

The movie teaser was released on 1 January 2018 and registered 10 million digital views within 29 hours on YouTube.[5]

Soundtrack

The soundtrack for the film is composed by Vishal-Shekhar. The original score is composed by Vishal-Shekhar and John Stewart Eduri. The first single from the film, "Sainika", was released on Indian Republic Day, 26 January 2018 as a tribute to the soldiers of the Indian Army.[6] The film's second single "Lover Also, Fighter Also" was released on 14 February 2018.[7] The Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India audio launch event was held on 22 April at Military Madhavaram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. [8] The Naa Peru Surya- Naa Illu India pre-release event was organized on 29 April at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad. [9]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Artist(s) Length
1. "Sainika" Ramajogayya Sastry Vishal Dadlani 4:15
2. "Lover also, Fighter also" Ramajogayya Sastry Shekhar Ravjiani 4:10
3. "Beautiful Love" Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Armaan Malik, Chaitra Ambadipudi 5:13
4. "Maya" Ramajogayya Sastry Arijit Singh, Ramya Behara 3:54
5. "Yenniyallo Yenniyallo" Ramajogayya Sastry Malavika 1:44
6. "Iraga Iraga" Ramajogayya Sastry Mohana Bhogaraju, Rahul Sipligunj 3:49

Release

The film was released on 4 May 2018.

Critical Reception

Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India received mixed reviews, critics appreciated Allu Arjun's performance, calling it the "biggest strength to the film,"[10] and his "career best performance".

The Hans India gave it 3.25/5 stars, writing, "Na Peru Surya, Na Illu India is a film that gives us solid entertainment throughout the movie. The film starts off impressively and takes a U-turn till the interval point. The best part of the movie is that the director is stuck to the core point and did not deviate himself from the main content"[11]

Idlebrain gave it a 3/5 rating and wrote "First half of the film sets up the plot and is alright. Second half of the film has good writing and intense scenes. Though the director tried to cater to all cross section of audiences by having all types of elements in the first half, he made sure that he sticks to the basic plot of the film towards climax. Allu Arjun stands out in the film with his stylish and terrific performance. Core plot is handled well. But the infusion of commercial elements play spoilsport. On a while, Naa Peru Surya is a film that genuinely explores about fighting your own weakness and fighting the enemies within India!"[12]

Chitramala gave it 3/5 stars, noting, "Na Peru Surya, Na Illu India is a film which is indeed not to be missed because of the action elements. The film has a gas performance from Allu Arjun who carried the movie on his shoulders. The interval block sets the stand correctly for the second half to unfold in its way. As the film progresses, the screenplay becomes weak, and the audiences will feel bored, but the director cleverly wrote the conversations in a way that the viewers do not deviate.On the whole, the film has everything that the audiences would love about the movie, but still, it could have been a much better one considering the scope to elevate."[13]

Indiaglitz gave it 2.75/5 stars, writing, "Overall Allu Arjun's summer release is a mixed bag of goodies. The fans are sure to relish the actor's rugged avatar, the actor after his role in Arya and Arya 2 has come to exhibit variety as an angry young man." [14]

Greatandhra gave it 2.75/5 stars, reviewing, "Despite enough scope for fully extracting these emotions to the fullest, the first time director has not used them well. Instead, he put all his creative guns on the characterization of Surya, the protagonist who has anger management issues. Vakkantham Vamsi as the writer has chosen the right plot line, but his execution completely falters due to lack of experience. The emotions look forced. All in all, “Naa Peru Surya” has Allu Arjun’s best performance, but it doesn’t involve you totally."[15]

Times of India gave it 2.5/5 stars, reviewing, "Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India is a hard film to describe, what with so much happening in a span of less than 3 hours. The film has all the requirements of a commercial potboiler – there’s unbridled patriotism, a love track, a family drama, an ambitious man striving to make it big in his career, several points of conflict replete with goondas and other moral dilemmas that all play out, interspersed at regular intervals with colourful and highly choreographed songs." [16][17]

AP Herald gave it 2.5/5 stars, reviewing, "Though his cast including Arjun and Sarathkumar have supported him with their performances, Vamsy struggles to weave an uninteresting screenplay, as the first half takes too much time establishing the characters, and with too many action shots bores the viewer, Besides, the second half moves on a very unpredictable note, and the masala factor takes over the content, thereby impacting the quality."[18]

Hindustan Times gave it 2.5/5 stars, concluding, "Naa Peru Surya is a film that would work purely because of dramatic emotional moments in combination with high powered action sequence, something that Tollywood is well known for."[19]

References

  1. ^ "Mahesh Babu's Bharat Ane Nanu and Allu Arjun's Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India get new release dates". The Indian Express. Retrieved 24 February 2018. 
  2. ^ https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/allu-arjuns-naa-peru-surya-enters-100-crore-club-81516
  3. ^ "'En Peyar Surya En Veedu India' trailer: Allu Arjun hits it out of the park - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Allu Arjun's Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India will release in Tamil too, teaser to be unveiled soon". The Indian Express. 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  5. ^ "Allu Arjun's Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India teaser sets a new record: 10 million views so far". The Indian Express. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  6. ^ "'Naa Peru Surya' tribute to soldiers on Republic Day – Telugu 360". Telugu 360. 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  7. ^ "Allu Arjun's 'Naa Peru Surya's' second single is out". Times of India. 2018-02-14. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Naa Peru Surya Audio Launch Stills". moviegalleri.net. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  9. ^ "Ram Charan is Guest of Naa Peru Surya Pre-Release Event". moviegalleri.net. 2018-04-25. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  10. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "Naa Peru Surya review roundup: Critics are not happy with Vakkantham Vamsi's script". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  11. ^ "Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India Review & Rating {3.25/5}". The Hans India. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  12. ^ Naa Peru Surya Review: Idlebrain
  13. ^ "Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India Review". Chitramala. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  14. ^ "En Peyar Surya En Veedu India review. En Peyar Surya En Veedu India Tamil movie review, story, rating - IndiaGlitz.com". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  15. ^ "Allu Arjun, Naa Peru Surya, Naa Peru Surya Rating, Naa Peru Surya Review, Naa Peru Surya Telugu Review, Vakkantham Vamsi". greatandhra.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  16. ^ Naa Peru Surya: Naa Illu India Review {2.5/5}: NPS is a film that is confused as to which direction it wants to take, retrieved 2018-05-04 
  17. ^ "Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India Movie Review , Rating , Public Talk". Telugu360.com. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  18. ^ "Naa Peru Surya Telugu Movie Review, Rating". APHerald [Andhra Pradesh Herald]. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 
  19. ^ "Naa Peru Surya movie review: This Allu Arjun starrer is a coming of age drama gone wrong". www.hindustantimes.com/. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2018-05-04. 

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