The Cast and Crew
Suriya, Simran, Sameera Reddy, Divya
Camera : Rathnavelu
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Production: Aascar Ravichandran
Direction: Gautham Menon
This is a typical Gowtham Menon’s film interfacing the lives of a father and son. It is emotional, sentimental and advocates how strong parents can mould their children with love and affection.
The film opens with death of father and traverses as the son remembers the life and times of his father.
Krishnan (father Surya) is a middle class man and ventures out to USA in order to fetch his true love Malini (Simran). They marry and are proud parents of one son (Surya) and his sister. They are groomed on the premise that nothing is impossible with dedication and a pure.
Junior Surya falls in love with Meghna (Sameera Reddy) but she decides to pursue her professional career.
Though Surya is after her, she dies tragically. After overcoming his grief, he joins the Indian Army. He marries Priya (Divya Spandana). He receives the news of his father’s sad demise while he is engaged in a battle with terrorists. He starts remembering his moments with his father.
The film concludes with a surprising but justifiable climax.
Surya, as father and son, excels as an actor showing myriad emotions.He carries the entire film on his capable shoulders. Sameera Reddy is apt for her bubbling role. Simran is all poise and grace. Divya is competent. All other actors are adequate in their roles.
The story is inspiring but the presentation in montages is sometimes unnerving and some other times
irritating.. The screenplay is sedate and sometimes a bit crispy with incidents of junior Surya. The screenplay mixes the elements of Multiplex, commercial and only shown at film festivals genres. The cinematography is good and so is the music. One may feel that some songs have intruded into the narration flow. The production values are good.
Surya s/o Krishnan is a 3 hours long film without the usual format of presentation and merges different genres to narrate an emotional story. This film is strictly for the ardent fans of Surya and Gowtham Menon.
Those who liked Surya in Gajini will be disappointed if they go with similar expectations.
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar