Behind the Movie Super: Apparently Upendra did not title this movie but the notation of ‘Super’ depicted with two fingers on the posters made audience to offer the title. That is the kind of eccentric thinking from Upendra who always loved to make films that are novel in subjects and treatment. Pairing the gorgeous Nayanathra, the Kannada Super Star arrived in Telugu with super hit film ‘Super.’ Let us see, how superb was this ‘Super’?
In the Movie Super: Movie begins in the year 2030 with India as Super Power while all the rich countries of present (2010) have become poor with foreigners doing the labor jobs in Indian cities. Edward, a researcher from British arrive in India to know the secret behind success of India happens to meet a historian and then we are brought back to 2010 with a long flash back of Subhash Chandra Gandhi (Upendra), an multi billionaire NRI in London. Being the richest, he loves India and this patriotism makes him fall in love with Indian girl Indira (Nayanathara) who came to London for a folk dance show and quickly both of them marry.
On the very first night, Indira reveals original identity. She is on a revenge mission because her sister is in coma by the reason of love proposal rejected by Subash Chandra Gandhi. Indians are not wise and they are weak, emotional is the core message Indira wants to teach Subash who disagrees challenging her to change the society in India.
How did Subash enter India? How did he become the Chief Minister? How Gandhi changed the fortunes of India by changing the mind set of people? form the rest of story.
Values & Out of the Movie Super: For all those who are well versed with style and treatment of Upendra will enjoy this movie. For others, you end up with doubts and question marks with strange expressions on face. The unusual saga of Upendra continues and he is alone the soul of entire movie as hero, director and script writer. The bizarre mannerisms, aberrant costumes, funny hairstyles are rocking. Especially the typical dialogues served like bashes on the faces of audience and politicians. Nayanathara is cool with toned down figure fitting into the role doing a fair job. Tulip Joshi was good while Ali was okay. Others we hardly realize them because of the dubbing nature of film. Music by V. Harikrishna was also alright while cinematography of Ashok Kashyam stood out.
What makes ‘Super’ a different movie is the very idea of Upendra to rely on a different kind of story element and the way he presented it on the screen. Keeping away the cinematic liberties taken by Upendra and the possibilities of such happenings in India, everything in the film is worth appreciated. Sensing the reality might be hard but this is the way men like Upendra try to add their own touch to find their own kind of solutions. He is mass and he loves to take everything in mass style. No where does we see the elements of class as Uppi moulds class situations look even more mass.
Scenes shot in London in first half including with comedy from Ali, Sadhu Kokila looked pale. But, once the core theme of movie is out Upendra did not miss it totally. Enjoy the movie for hard hitting reality on the working of political and Government machineries in India from Upendra's eye. Complexity has been the key word for Upendra and he made the simple story look complex by adding commercial elements with consistent twists and turns. Basic drawback was the dubbing nature and no where Telugu audiences get the perfect sync. Super has the capacity to pull the audience in B & C centers while A, I really doubt. Finally, it can be called a safe venture even in Andhra Pradesh.
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Super: Everything Uppi’s style!
Reviewed by Srivaas