Suriya Sivakumar has become a seasoned actor in recent times. The Tamil superstar has become choosy about his roles and has been doing movies which convey social messages.
His recent movie, Nanda Gopala Krishna (NGK,) was one such political satire. Suriya played a man who goes from rags to riches. Now, Suriya is coming up with a new movie, Bandobast, in which he plays the bodyguard of the Prime Minister of India.
The movie originally released in Tamil as Kaappaan.
Cast: Suriya Sivakumar, Mohanlal, Arya and Sayyeshaa Saigal
Director: K.V. Anand
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Prime Minister Chandrakant Varma (Mohanlal) is an upright politician who strives for public good. Ravi Kishore (Suriya Sivakumar) is somewhat of an undercover officer, who comes to the rescue of the Prime Minister whenever the latter is in a situation of distress. This creates a feeling of close affinity between the two. Suddenly, the PM is killed in a military attack, in a mysterious way. Ravi Kishore is shattered and vows to avenge the death of his boss and mentor. How does he take revenge on the murderers? This forms the rest of the film’s story.
Suriya has mastered the trope of playing a police officer and its allied roles. He plays the role of a cop very well in the movie and does well in both emotional and action sequences. He transforms his body language into that of a super cop quite convincingly.
Mohanlal, the Complete Actor, does his cameo as the Prime Minister of India with subtlety and vigor. His modulations are the highlights of the movie. Suriya and Mohanlal are great in the scenes in which they are together.
Sayyeshaa Saigal plays the love interest of Suriya in the movie and does her bit quite well. Arya is the surprise element and he excels as the Prime Minister’s son.
Bandobast scores well in its interval and climax scenes, where the screenplay will keep you on tenterhooks as the action sequences are choreographed well. The scenes where Suriya finds out about the villains who killed the Prime Minister and hatches a trap for them are quite outstanding. Special mention to Harris Jayaraj, who makes a comeback with a bang with this movie. His background score is simply superb and elevates the second half, which is a bit slower than the first half.
Watch the movie for the stellar performances of Suriya and Mohanlal, you will not be disappointed.