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'C/o Surya' Review: Mixed Bag

Posted November 17th, 2017, 03:42 PM IST

Reviews Movie Review : 'C/o Surya' Review
Rating : 3.00
Banner : Lakshmi Narasimha Entertainments
Cast : Sundeep Kishan, Mehreen Pirzada, Harish Uthaman, Tulasi, Vikranth, Tagubothu Ramesh, Praveen, Satya others
Music : D Imman
Producer : Chakri Chigurupati
Director : Suseenthiran
Released Date : Nov 10, 2017

Director Suseenthiran has developed a particular style in telling stories. Most of his stories deal with a simple guy being made to protect his family or take revenge on those who harmed his family members.

In ‘C/o Surya’ too he walks the familiar path, but this time, he comes up with a new point -- supari killers working in the most professional manner and medical seats scam.

At the very beginning, the director establishes the mood revealing the mode of operation of a contract killer Samba.

The guy kills people on contract but makes sure that they don’t seem like murder. He picks up the target (the one who is to be killed) first, then kills his close relatives or friends so that the attention diverts on to other killings.

After establishing this novelty, the director shifts focus to hero Sundeep’s lifestyle – his interactions with friends, his silly love track with Mehreen and other issues. This thread ends after a duet and a break-up song and the story reaches the interval bang. It also moves in a very slow manner.

The real drama is reserved for the second half and the later portions are engaging and interesting. Sundeep catching Samba’s key member, counter sketches, locking his friend in jail to divert the villain… these episodes are handled in deft manner by the director.

The director keeps suspense till the end before revealing the real motive. But the big revelation doesn’t seem convincing. The final message about medical seat scam is little bit vague.

The film has its merits -- a gripping second half, a moody environment and suspense. On the downside, there is a poor first half and lengthy runtime for a flimsy story.

This film can be watchable in a leisure mood on TV as it has slow narration and takes much time to get to the point. However, it showcases Sundeep Kishan in a better manner. So the film will work for Sundeep as an actor but for general audiences it gives mixed feeling.