Suraj’s Badboy (2013) Movie Review


Cast : Karthi,Anushka Shetty,Santhanam, Visu
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Director: Suraj
Editing: Praveen & Srikanth
Runtime: 150 Minutes
Watched at Prasads, Hyderabad

Story: A doctor (Suman) and NRI from USA Allywin Martin (Milind Soman) are planning to sell medicines in Andhra Pradesh and earn 1000 crores over it. They ask permission from Health Minister (Visu), but he rejects their project and avoids to sign the file due to its dangerous and unsafe. Doctor and NRI together planning to kidnap HM daughter (Anushka) with the help of Alex pandu (Karthi) a local smuggler, and blackmailing Minister to put sign in the file. At one stage HM daughter loves Alex Pandu whom she stayed in forest over a days, and tells him the real facts happening. Did he love her? Did he tackle the villain’s project? Are the remaining questions involved in the story of this movie.

Performances: Karthi’s worst acting performance till date. His characterization is very weak. Nothing is good to say about his acting skills in this movie. Only in action sequences he looks alright. Karthi does the role with his replaying gestures, which recalls his previous movies. Anushka Shetty has no scope to perform, she looked a bit matured than Karthi in this film. Cinematographer should have taken care of her close up shot scenes. Santhanam is fine, carries the entire first half on his shoulders with his double – triple dialogues and funny antics. We have seen him do this plenty of times, and he does it with complete ease. But his comedy has nothing new to offer in the second half other than double entendre jokes.

The film has a big star cast in Milind Soman, Suman, Prathap Pothen, Visu, Nikita, Akanksha, Sanusha, Manobala, Renuka, Saravanan, Vaiyapuri, Santhana Bharathi, Rajkapoor and Mahadevan, but sadly all of them have been wasted and appears as mere caricatures and laughable characters.

Technicalities: Director Suraj fails miserably to deliver goods. The screenplay is uninteresting. And direction lacks any good taste.

Few points i learnt from the movie;
  • You can make a Star actor movie run with no plot for 1 hour
  • You can tumble a Tata sumo with a Knife
  • Maruti Omni is faster, stronger and better than Scorpio, Accent and Sumo
  • You will not choke in sea water even if you are unconscious
  • You can have Half a Dozen villains doing nothing in the movie
  • You can make crummiest music with terrible lyrics and still call it music
  • You can make one bald in second time
Devi Sri Prasad who has given music to super hit audios like Gabbar Singh, Julayi and Mirchi in recent times. Devi Sri Prasad’s songs are just below average, with some mass appeal. But not even a single song is worth remembering. The dialogues are of no use to the film as lacks proper script. Cinematography by Saravanan is very mediocre. Editing by Praveen & Srikanth is middling.

Fight choreography by Ganesh Kumar is too massy, where Laws of physics takes a severe beating. Art Work by M Prabhakaran is fine. Esp. his work for interiors of Santhanam’s town house, Karthi’s jungle hideout, the sets for songs are worth mentioning.

Good: Art, Santhanam Comedy in Parts

Bad: Story, Screen Play, Acting, Direction, Second Half, Music

Survi Verdict: This film has nothing to offer. Its More like 1990’s Tamil cinema spoof with boring proposition right from the scene one. It’s a bad film starring actors like Karthi and Anushka in lead roles. This film is not worth watching, even if it available for free viewing on your cable TV.

Survi Review : 1/5

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