Film: C/o Surya
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Mehreen Pirzada
Producer: Chakri Chigurupati
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Sundeep Kishan badly needs a hit movie after his last film “Nakshatram” became disaster of the year. This time he teamed up with Tamil director Suseenthiran, who is known for directing movies such as ‘Naa Peru Siva’ and ‘Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu’. Let’s find out how well did c/o Surya turned out to be.
Surya (Sundeep Kishan) is a middle-class youngster, who looses his dad due to the doctor’s negligence. He lives with his mother (Tulasi) and sister Anuradha and does catering business along with his best friend Mahesh (Vikranth). Mahesh falls in love with Surya’s sister and when things are going fine, a contract killer named Samba Sivudu (Harish Uthaman) takes supari to kill Mahesh.
But the twist in the story occurs when Surya comes to know that Samba wants to kill his sister Anu. Why does Samba want to kill Surya’s sister and her boyfriend? How does Surya protect them from Samba? Is what the remaining story is about
‘C/o Surya’ is all about medical seats scam. First half starts with Sundeep Kishan’s dad Krishnamoorthy, a police constable, expiring due to private hospital doctor negligence. Soon a supari killer named Samba Sivudu is introduced in a land grabbing deal. The story then shows the lifestyle of Surya, who gives lot of importance to friendship. Next the heroine Janani (Mehrene) comes into picture and becomes close to Surya, which then brings the interval with a twist in the story.
Second half starts on a serious note where Surya comes to know about the murder attempt on his best friend Mahesh and starts investigating about the gang behind it. Another twist in the tale is revealed where his sister is also targeted. Surya finally saves his sister and his best friend Mahesh from the villain and ends the story on a happy note.
Director Suseenthiran, who is known for depicting movies close to the real life incidents, had now come up with another realistic crime story on how a middle class guy protects his sister and friend, who are targeted by a criminal. The movie has lot of “Naa Peru Shiva” flavor and there is no freshness in the story. Songs by D. Imman does have any impact but he had given good background score. Laxman Kumar's cinematography is very good and sets the right mood for the film.
Sundeep Kishan gave a subtle performance in the role of Surya and did not do any over action as he did in Nakshatram. He delivered good performance especially in the emotional scenes. Mehreen Kaur is just used for appearing in songs and couple of scenes in the first half. Harish Uthaman got good role as Hero’s best friend. Actors such as Satya, Vikrant, Tagubothu Ramesh and others are okay. In summary, C/O Surya would have been a much better film, if the director would have narrated in an interesting way. Even though Suseenthiran had excelled in couple of scenes, he could not consistently replicate the same through out the film.
Result: Unthrilling Thriller