Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya, the third big Telugu release this summer hit the screens worldwide on May 4. According to the makers, the film took a terrific opening at the box-office with worldwide gross of Rs 40 crore.
Apparently, this is the biggest ever opener for Allu Arjun in his decade-long career. Sources in the trade believe that the film could easily breach into Rs 100 crore club in its opening weekend. Despite mixed reviews, the film has opened well at the box-office, thanks to Arjun’s huge fan following.
In the Vakkantham Vamsi directorial, Arjun plays a soldier with anger management issues. Known for his contribution as a writer for hit films such as Kick and Temper, Naa Peru Surya is his directorial debut.
The film follows Surya’s journey from an angry army brat to becoming a responsible adult who has learnt to balance his life. In the process, what happens to Surya forms the crux of the film.
Also starring Anu Emmanuel, Arjun Sarja, Sarath Kumar and Thakur Anup Singh, the character essayed by Arjun in the film required him to shed weight and he worked with a US-based trainer for close to a month to achieve the desired look. The film, which has been dubbed and released as En Peyar Surya in Tamil, has music by Bollywood composer duo Vishal-Shekhar.