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Instant Movie Review #15 (Surya vs Surya)

Karthik Gattamaneni's - "Surya vs Surya"

Positives:
1) Story
2) Dialogues
3) Cinematography
4) Music

Negatives:
1) Screenplay

Plot: Agonized with a genetic disorder, Surya (Nikhil Siddharth) relishes his life only in the evenings because he was not supposed to go up against the sun. In a perplexing situation, Surya falls in love with Sanjana (Tridha Choudhary) who often says that she hates nightlife. Will their love story prevail?

Analysis: On a brighter note, the movie had a distinctive and an appealing storyline to seize your attention and interest. But the story-telling aspect of the movie was my biggest concern, despite being supported well by every technical aspect of the film, it never had that intriguing and exciting factor which enlivens the movie-going experience for a viewer and I totally blame the screenwriter for not capitalizing the story in a proper way. It had few well-written one-liners and a worthy message which didn't really carry the importance because of the screenplay.

On a technical standpoint, the movie was fabulous. Cinematography by Karthik Gattamaneni (also the director) looked elegant and attractive, he captured the movie well, giving it a glittering look which made it look like an eye-catching experience. Also, the music in the movie was incredibly easy on the ear. Few melodies and an astounding background score held up the standard of the movie.

Performances: Nikhil Siddhartha is always a treat to watch in these distinct experimental movies and he puts out his best every time he's on-screen. Tridha Choudhary and Madhubala were quite decent in their roles, but then again, Tanikella Bharani completely stole the show in a never-seen-before character, his comedic one-liners, and his incredible screen presence made the movie a lot more enjoyable

Verdict: To conclude, Surya vs Surya is not a movie at all, it had all the enthralling aspects which include a distinct story, euphonious music, and a few great visuals. But the screenplay of the movie was a major let down which made the movie barely intriguing. 

My Rating - 2.5/5
Grade - C+ (It deserves your attention for a while!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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