|Director : Deva Katta|
|Producer : K. Achi Reddy|
|Music Director : Anoop Rubens|
|Starring : Naga Chaitanya, Samantha|
One man’s fight against the system. The man here is Surya and the system is the mafia in Autonagar.
Auto Nagar Surya, is an out and out Naga Chaitanya film. This Akkineni hero will surprise everyone with his improved acting skills.Those who have questioned Chaitanya’s acting skills, can go watch this performance which is one of his best.
Samantha and her whole plot with the hero adds to length of the film along with predictable and narrative halting songs. In few scenes Samantha does manage to showcase her emotional side though. Jithendra, a television artist makes his debut as a villain with the film. He is fine initially but soon turns into a caricature with his over the top act. Nandu playing the friend of hero and frustrated with his ways has done a neat job. He in fact holds his own against the hero in a scene or two. Saikumar is given a severely underwritten role in the film where most of the characters have got good lines. He tries his best to engage the audience but the character fails him. Comedians Brahmanandam and Venu Madhav are also wasted.
Couple of emotionally charged action scenes.
Dev Katta has done a wonderful job with his lines, and has nicely set them up against the story.
Screenplay of the film is just about OK. As said earlier, after setting up the tempo for an exciting second half, Dev Katta goes the commercial way, and adds unnecessary songs and scenes in the script.
Music by Anup Rubens is not his finest but a couple of numbers do register. Unfortunately there picturization and placement kill any little excitement they could have mustered. The background score is patchy in parts but decent overall. Cinematography is probably the worse one might have seen for a big film in a long time. Its the same with editing too. One gets a feeling that the raw unrefined film was released due to the long delay to avoid any further delays.
Due to the recent extraordinary performance of an Akkineni release and it being a mass film, Autonagar Surya is going to get decent opening if not really good. But since the content alienates bother the multiplex as well as mass audience it will be a big struggle ahead for the film.
Telugumovie Rating : 2.5/5