A modern day epic

 A modern day epic, Sooryavanshi is a movie that puts the spice back in the science fiction genre. Starring Ajith Kumar (actor/activist Kapoor) as Dr. Sarvinder Singh, an eccentric alien from the planet Narakasura (pronounced: " nar-ah-sigh-see-uh"), a top level government scientist is assigned the task of tracking down and consulting on the activities of a distress signal that was detected off the coast of India. Directed by S.S. Rajamouli, the film boasts brilliant special and visual effects as well as expert voice acting performances from Anushka Shetty, Madhubala Ravi and Manish Malhotra.

The plot revolves around a secret formula created by the government for its soldiers in the field to increase the lethality of their attacks on the enemy. But when this formula leaks, several soldiers are killed and the terrorists behind the whole affair are alerted about the same. It is then discovered that the formula has magical powers and the terrorists plan to use them for their own evil agenda and that they have to stop the mankind from using it, which they intend to do by killing the president of United States and the heads of other major countries, but with help from an unconventional scientist named Dr. Sooryavanshi (Ajay Padamsee), the terrorists are stopped from carrying out their nefarious plans.

Sooryavanshi movie is directed by S.S. Rajamouli, who previously worked on the Hindi movie called Bhumika in which he also starred. His previous films that can easily be categorized as science fiction movies that include Kumbhikant, Tintin, Neelkanth, Kamal Amrohi and Mankatha. Some of his finest works include Karan Johar's Raat, Mani Ratnam's Mankatha and Mukesh Bhatt's Nagin. Sooryavanshi is a reasonably entertaining film that tells the story quite well and is worth the time that you spend watching it.

A female character named Sooryavanshi, played by Prem Chopra, is assigned by her father to a boarding school in New Delhi after her mother's death. She soon realizes that there are some very dangerous people in the school and that she has to stay there and protect the girls who are in danger all the time. Soon enough the headmaster changes the name of the school from St. Stephen's to Sooryavanshi and starts calling her Madhubala (Sooora). There she has to battle prejudice and injustice on a daily basis and also learn to deal with jealousy and hatred which are her enemies' main weapon against her. The villain is a powerful warlord named Ashok (Chhotelal Mishra) who wants to control India with the help of his army of tribals and mechanized troops. He plans to attack the capital but Sooryavanshi and her friends are able to thwart him at every turn.

The plot of the movie is very engrossing and engaging. The movie is full of romance, comedy and even touches of drama. The Hindi movie is directed by Shimit Amin, who did a wonderful job of adapting Hindi movies into English with a touch of westernness as well. Sooryavanshi is a terrific example of an all-action-and-no-talk kind of Hindi movie where the hero takes center stage and the supporting characters are hardly involved in the action. Amin also does a good job of combining Indian and foreign languages in his Hindi movie, which is not always the case. The movie is a box office hit and has made Sooryavanshi a superstar.

Well, the release date has been set for Sooryavanshi. So, it will be interesting to see how this Hindi movie does on the big screen. It definitely will make for a great night for the family. So, what are you waiting for, book your tickets now... You won't regret it!

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