En Peyar Surya En Veedu India Review
Allu Arjun's action flick which has a military background to the mainstay character is out and is a full on Allu Arjun show till its curtains. As is the trailer, the film promises two things for sure - Abundance of Style quotient and Mass action, rest is scattered across amicably summing it up for a perfect summer entertainment experience. Director Vamsi has managed to bring an ensemble cast that comprises of some biggies in Tamil industries – Arjun, Sarath Kumar and yet managed to sum up as a treat for Allu Arjun fans.
Allu Arjun is short tempered man, but his anger is justified only when something falls loose in his straightforward line of character. The man is decorated officer, placed high among his seniors for his commitment, valor and true patriotism that he displays for his country. But his anger, bothers everyone around. The director is quick in establishing these scenes even as Bunny struggles with controlling his temperament. It reminds us of Dulquer’s Kaali where the protagonist just needs a second to break into his cold temper and the struggle to control his anger is where the actor’s strength lies. While Dulquer is an ordinary angry man, Bunny has a responsibility of an army commander; his inner struggle to control injustice in front of him has been captured raw with excellent facial expressions from the actor, kudos to some brilliant BGM and camera work for bagging such moments that define the movie’s plot.
So with anger management issues, Bunny gets himself involved in various issues which clearly irks senior ranks and commands within the army questioning his beliefs. As is the case he is given one last chance to prove himself, but has to be cleared off by one of world’s elite psychologist - Action King Arjun. The lead up to these scenes outweigh logic, gets clumsy to an extent slowing the pace. Arjun’s extended cameo and scenes with Allu Arjun deserves an applause; the dialogues, cold wars and the past that clouds between them have been categorized well to suit commercial cinema. So what happens next, how does Sarath Kumar fit in as the antagonist, does Surya exceeds his mentor’s expectation and gets back into the border forms rest of the plot.
The screenplay is the biggest spoilsport, the failure of paper to screen of the script is very much obvious even as it’s the strong performance of the lead characters that pulls back the faint screenplay from losing its grip.. The film’s another problematic area is its preachy attitude, after that sudden adrenaline rush in the first half with army scenes as it gets into the second half it becomes so passive, preachy and lengthy. The family, love portions have been inserted to the story line for the sake of it and does not offer much scope to the script. That said, its hard to accept the fact that the film comes from a debutante, Vamsi shows promising attitude when it comes to dealing with a big star.
Credits to the action choreographer Ram Laxman, the efforts are worth mentioning. Apart from two songs the rest don’t live up to the hype. Arjun and Sarath Kumar have a meaty role to play and experience easily comes to the rescue. Such a talented actress like Anu Emmanuel’s role is limited and she displays her prowess during emotional sequences.