Pokuri Babu Rao, who carved a niche for himself, with his roles as avillain in films like ‘Jayam’ and ‘Nijam’ in the direction of Teja, had produced the film ‘Yagnam’. Gopichand debuted as an action hero with this film and bagged a huge success.  Gopichand pursued this line of success with films like ‘Ranam’, ‘Lakshyam’ and went on to become a mass hero. Interestingly names of all these films end with ‘O’ in Telugu.

‘Souryam’ stars Gopichand and Anushka in the lead cast. Cameraman Siva is debuting as director in this film produced by Anand Prasad on Bhavya Creations banner. The film is released on 25th September whose review is criticized below. Gopichand’s saga as an action entertainer continues in this flick too.


Vijay (Gopichand), Divya (Poonam Kaur) are siblings (brother and sister). Vijay being a child himself, could not take the responsibility of upbringing his sister. So he leaves her in an Orphanage of a Christian Missionary. A couple who comes from Kolkota, adopts her and takes her to Kolkota with them. In search of his sister, Vijay arrives at the home of a Police Commissioner Sharath (Sharath Babu), and ends up growing in the place into a Police Officer. A gangster SivaRam Goud murders the commissioner who was obstructing his misdeeds. Consequently, Vijay books SivaRam Goud under narcotics case and sends him to jail. After knowing that his sister Divya, for whom he had been on search for 15 years, is in Kolkota, he goes in a search to find her. Was Vijay successful in finding his sister? What did SivaRam Goud, who comes out of the jail, had done to Vijay? How all this comes to an end? is the rest of the plot.

Performance of Artists

Be it the role of a Police Officer who threats the villain SivaRam Goud, in action sequences, during romantic episodes with Anushka and also in the sentiment areas Gopichand sheens all the way and portrayed the role of Vijay very well. This will sure be another feather in his cap besides the success like ‘Yagnam’, ‘Ranam’ and ‘Lakshyam’. Especially, the sequence in which he gives a 12hrs target to the villain has been churned out fantastically, and Gopichand’s performance in these scenes was superb.

Anushka as Swetha has given a graceful performance, as a bubbly girl in the college who teases the hero and also as a sensitive girl at home. Her glamour is an additional asset to the film. Poonam Kaur plays the pivotal role of Divya in this film. She rendered apt delivery within the scope of her characterization.

In addition, there are three prominent people in this film, who provided the perfect humor quotient which acts as a dimension of entertainment in the film, in their unique style. One of them is Ali (as Jimson) who displayed hilarious comedy in the college scenes. Other two are Raghubabu & Krishna Bhagvan, the duo did exceptionally well competing with each other, in the satirical scenes with Manoj K Jaman in the second half of the film.

Manoj K Jaman as SivaRam Goud performed very well. Similarly Ajay, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Tanikella Bharani, MS Narayana, Sudha, Sharathbabu, did deliver with in the purview of their characters.


Fight masters VijayRam, Lakshman, Selva and Ganesh designed the action scenes, according to the expectations of the audience in a Gopichand’s action film. Marthand K Venkatesh’s work as an editor, speaks for itself, no apt word are required to describe his expertise. The re-recording done by Mani Sharma is mellifluous. Rathnam’s punch dialogues as well as the emotional dialogues emoted by Gopichand attains a laurel. The special attraction is the photography, starting from the introduction of the hero to the end of the film cameraman Vatri has envisaged and picturized every frame slickly.

Director’s touch

This is the first venture for Siva as a director, who erstwhile worked as a cameraman. No aspect in this film gives a perception that the director has made his maiden venture. He keeps the audience addicted with his taut narrative style. The interval bang reminds the super hit film ‘Siva’ to the viewers. Director Siva has succeeded with this very first endeavor as a director in the tinsel ville.


The film features a good tempo through out, however the music is in a little down wave.


Many films have been made based on the crux of sentiment that prevails between a brother and sister, but it is portrayed in a new dimension in this film. The role of the Police Officer Vijay, who plays a 12 hour game with the villain is a banking point for the film. Gopichands performance bolsters and elevates the movie to new heights. The film has all the features one would expect to see in a Gopichand’s film. In a nutshell, this is an action packed entertainer that marks the slick skill of Gopichand.

Banner:    Bhavya Creations
Cast:    Gopichand, Anushka, Poonam kour, Dharmavarapu, Ali, Ajay, Manoj K Jain, MS Narayana, Sarathbabu, Tanikella Bharani, Krishna Bhagavan, Supreeth, Subbaraya sharma, CVL Narasimharao, Vijayaranga Raju, Sudha & Aarthi
Direction:    J Shiva
Production:    V Anand Prasad

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