Arjun Suravaram review

Release Date
November 29, 2019

Direction: TN Santhosh

Cast: Nikhil Siddharth, Lavanya Tripathi, Vennela Kishore

Producer: Tagore Madhu

Music: Sam C. S.

Nikhil Siddharth is one of Tollywood’s young heroes who has made a good mark with his films. This young hero is trying to increase his graph for every movie by choosing good stories from Happy Days. His latest movie is Arjun Suravaram. The film’s teaser and trailer, which starred Nikhil as a journalist, have released some of the best songs ever released. How did the reporter Arjun Suravaram report? What scam has been revealed? Let’s know.


Arjun Lenin Suravaram (Nikhil) left his software job in the middle without telling his father and became a reporter on a TV channel with a passion for journalism. His dream was to work at the BBC. Kavya (Lavanya Tripathi) is lying about this. But the truth soon comes to light as Kavya Arjun is the daughter of the TV channel’s CEO. Think negatively about Arjun, who initially lied. Recognizing his role as a responsible reporter, Arjun sends his application for a job at the BBC. Arjun gets a job in BBC. This is how Arjun and Kavya make love. While Arjun expresses his love for Kavya, the police suddenly come and arrest Arjun. Along with Arjun for forgery documents, police are also accused of forging large amounts of bank loans in the name of education loans. The other accused along with Arjun will be sentenced by the court. But how could an accused, Arjun Suravaram, who came out on bail after committing suicide, chase the Fake Certificates and Forgery documents? How to take the biggest scam and its mastermind out the most people who are doing a lot for society with fake certificates.



TN Santosh who directed ‘Kanithan’ retained same story and screenplay for the Telugu remake ‘Arjun Suravaram’. Barring minor changes, it is a faithful remake. The action thriller has dealt with a topical issue – fake degree certificate racket. After a tepid start, ‘Arjun Suravaram’ picks up the tempo and moves with gripping narration for an hour. The middle portion of this drama is quite compelling. Hero hunting down the kingpin and the evil mastermind is also looking for the identity of the protagonist is an interesting juxtapose. That brings out weave some thrilling moments. And the film does serve them well during the second act. Laced with fast-paced action and stunts, ‘Arjun Suravaram’ rises above the logical points to the most part in the second act. But all the compelling narration goes down in the penultimate portion. It was the climax part that should have been more thrilling but the director has lost the grip here. It would have easily been an engaging thriller but this aspect has spoiled it.

Nikhil as a young investigative journalist is convincing. He has put in a sincere effort. Lavanya Tripathi’s is okay. Tarun Arora as the main villain is believable. Vennela Kishore has done both comedy and emotional sequences well. Posani Krishna Murali and Nagineedu deserve mention. Raja Ravindra’s character is like a prototype. Musical score works in some places. Cinematography is good. Action episodes are filmed effectively. Editing is uneven. Director TN Santosh has recreated his Tamil film in Telugu with little changes.


Powerful story
Twists that precede the climax
Emotional Scenes



Slow narrative
Lack of background music

Critics METER

Average Critics Rating: 2
Total Critics:3


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Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls

This thriller fails to work
Rating: 2.5/5

Works in bits and pieces
Rating: 2.5/5

Times of India

Nikhil Siddhartha’s thriller is derailed by unrealistic drama
Rating: 2/5

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