En Peyar Surya, En Veedu India (English: My Name is Surya, My Home is India) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language action film written and directed by Vakkantham Vamsi in his directorial debut. Produced by Shirisha and Sridhar Lagadapati under the banner Ramalakshmi Cine Creations, it stars Allu Arjun and Anu Emmanuel in the lead roles.
The film was released on 4 May 2018. The film was a box office success and was declared “Hit”. After the its success it was dubbed in Tamil as En Peyar Surya, En Veedu India and in Malayalam as Ente Peru Surya Ente Veedu India and later in Hindi as Surya: The Soldier on 7 September 2018.
Surya (Allu Arjun) is a soldier in the Indian Army who suffers from anger management issues and dreams of being posted at the LOC. After getting into a brawl at a local club and attacking Inspector Pradeep Negi (Ravi Kale) and stealing the latter’s gun, Surya uses it to shoot dead a terrorist right when the officer comes to ask for his gun from Surya’s senior Col. Sanjay Shrivastav (Boman Irani). After being court martialled for indisciplinary action, Surya’s godfather (Rao Ramesh) requests Shrivastav to give Surya a final chance. Shrivastav agrees on the condition that Surya gets a signature of approval from the country’s top psychologist and the Dean of the Institution of Psychology and Foreign Languages, Dr. Ramakrishna Raju (Arjun Sarja), who happens to be Surya’s estranged father.
In order to fulfill his dream of going to the border, Surya agrees, taking up home with a passport officer Kishore (Vennela Kishore), who has been waiting for a year for a similar signature from Raju. Upon meeting, Surya and Raju refuse to acknowledge each other, and Raju questions Surya’s personal life. Surya reveals to Raju about his relationship with Varsha (Anu Emmanuel), who he broke up with when she distanced him on finding of his profession and his disrespecting her uncle (Posani Krishna Murali). Surya gets frustrated, in turn accusing Raju of enjoying himself on listening to Surya’s failures. Raju then reveals about Surya to the entire university.
Surya then takes up a challenge from Raju to control his anger for three weeks and not cause any fights from the following day. He, however, beats up a young gangster (Thakur Anoop Singh) when the latter makes a commotion in the middle of the road, who is revealed to be the son of a dreaded gangster Challa (R. Sarathkumar), the very day before the challenge is to start, as a final fight. In the following days, Surya encounters several situations with Challa and his men; however, being able to control his anger and even becoming used to living within the society have reformed.
However, things take a turn when Surya ends up as the sole witness of the murder of Mustafa (Sai Kumar) in the hands of Challa’s son, over a property dispute. He keeps quiet about this, as he learns from the society. However, he is guilt-tripped when a police officer (Raja Chembolu) who was investigating Mustafa’s murder addresses him as someone who made a great impact on the latter’s life. Meanwhile, Surya reconciles with his father, returns to his family, makes up with Varsha, and seemingly has won the challenge. However, he addresses his mistake publicly and refuses to take the signature. Having completely realized his err, Surya attacks and kidnaps Challa’s son, asking Challa to help him find Mustafa’s son Anwar (Vikram Sahadev), who expressed his hatred against the nation, which he believes did not recognize his father’s sacrifices or death and left his home. Surya fears that Anwar may follow a wrong path, and both he and Challa set off on a mission to recover Anwar.
On finding Anwar in Mumbai, Surya makes him realize his mistake and warns him not to take the wrong route in life, after which Anwar shows his care for his nation. Surya receives Raju’s signature, and a few months later is shown to be standing at the border hoisting the Indian Flag.
Directed by Vakkantham Vamsi
Produced by Sridhar Lagadapati, Sirisha Lagadapati, Bunny Vas, Sushil Choudhary & K. Nagendra Babu
Written by Vakkantham Vamsi
Starring Allu Arjun, Arjun Sarja, Anu Emmanuel, R. Sarathkumar, Thakur Anoop Singh, Boman Irani
Music by Vishal-Shekhar John Stewart Eduri (Addtl.Bgm)
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi Joseph Labisi (One Song)
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Production Ramalakshmi Cine Creations
Distributed by Modern Moviee (Hindi in India) Dimension Pictures (Hindi in Nepal)
Release date 4 May 2018
Running time 168 minutes