'Aakasam Nee Haddu Raa', starring Suriya and others, is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Dubbed from Tamil and produced by Suriya himself, the film has been touted to be an action thriller. "Action" here may not mean stunts but something else. The film does live up to its description of a thriller, although there is really nothing suspenseful about the ending. Find out what the film is about in our re
Captain Chandra Mahesh aka Maha (Suriya), in 1997, dreams of making flying accessible to the poor of India. Against all odds, he gets permissions from the DGCA, only to face fresh challenges. Paresh Goswami (Paresh Rawal), a corporate leader, is behind his unending nightmares. How Maha overcomes the antagonist's machinations and materializes his dream is what the film is about.
It's Suriya's film all the way. The actor, after doing some bland films like 'Bandobast', comes up with a riveting performance. Urvasi, who is seen as his mother, is superb despite all the melodrama. Aparna Balamurali, who plays the hero's wife, is another highlight. Paresh Rawal, who rarely picks south Indian movies, delivers a solid performance. So also Prakash Belawadi. Mohan Babu has got an extended cameo.
GV Prakash Kumar's songs stand out and one feels a theatrical release would have helped the audience enjoy the BGM better. Cinematographer Niketh Bommireddy's work elevates the emotional quotient of the drama. At about 145 minutes, the film is properly edited.
Suriya's riveting performance.
The fun-cum-emotional track involving Suriya and Aparna.
No intrusions by songs or extraneous tracks.
Keeping the audience's curiosity in the hero's business plans intact.
The villain's characterization is somewhat routine.
The father-son bonding should have been established well.
After Suriya's character faces a major obstacle, he seems to recover from the shock pretty fast. This is unrealistic.
Writer-director Sudha Kongara adapts the book 'Simply Fly' into a well-crafted film enriched by amazing performances. Inspired by the tale of Captain Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan, the film locates itself in a bygone era (from the late 1990s to the early 2000s).
It's a David versus Goliath tale more than a rags-to-riches tale. A lot of interesting things happened in the life of Captain Gopinath after 2003. This film chooses to tell his pre-2003 story. Is it a biopic or a commercial masala flick? It's a bit, but the scales tilt more towards the latter. The director takes creative liberties. At the end of the day, what matters is whether it's convincing. And this film convinces the audience with ease.