Gang Telugu Review: Surya Does Justice To Special 26 Remake!

Gang Telugu Review: Surya Does Justice To Special 26 Remake!

Thaana Serndha Kootam is the latest Tamil film in the town and there are huge expectations for this project. The film is out in Telugu with the title Gang!

Amidst a lot of expectations, Surya’s Thaana Serndha Kootam has finally hit the theatres today. The film was also dubbed into Telugu language with the title Gang. The film is tipped to be based on the Bollywood super hit film Special 26 directed by Neeraj Pandey. Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and few others have played the lead roles in the original version. This south Indian version has Surya, Ramya Krishnan, Nandan and few others in the lead roles.

Movie: Gang

Release Date: 12th Jan 2018

Director: Vignesh Shivan

Music Director: Anirudh

Production: UV Creations Banner

Cast: Suriya, Keerthy Suresh and Ramya Krishna



Tilak(Surya) is a frustrated guy who fails to get a job in CBI because he could not pay the bribe. He forms a gang with Jhansi Rani(Ramya Krishnan) and few others to take a revenge by performing fake raids on several people in the society. In the process, the real CBI officers come to know about this and they start chasing down the same. Will the real CBI officers catch this Gang? What happens in the end? Forms the story of the film.


All other actors have played their parts well and made their presence felt.

The film has good camera work by Dinesh. Srikar Prasad’s editing has made the film a good one. The film has Good locations and the production design is neat. The set work is good. The music scored by Anirudh Ravichander is okay. The background score did not make any big impression but it tried to leave a positive impression. On a whole, the technical aspects have come out well.


Surya Sivakumar played his part very well in the film. He is the heart and soul of the movie and has put a decent performance. The female lead Keerthi Suresh is only for glamour and songs. She did not have any proper scope to perform in the movie. Ramya Krishnan, on the other side, is decent and impressive. She entertained with her comedy timing and performance. The casting department is good.

The comedy pans out very well on the screen. The dialogues are clean and the story, of course, is very satisfying.


The screenplay is missing its mark. The director could have worked more on certain aspects of the story to make it more engaging. Some changes that the director made did not impress the audiences and they completely failed to fit in the screenplay format that the director designed. In short, there we a few boring scenes that never did justice to the story.


Gang is the Telugu version of Tamil film Thaana Serndha Kootam. The film’s unit has worked on the changes and came out with an entertaining script for the south audiences. The original script is very serious and the makers were very much aware that it needs some entertainment quotient.

They have added the necessary commercial elements as well as entertaining aspects properly and brought out a decent product. The first half is good with some decent episodes but when it comes to the second half the film appears to be running fast but because of nothing much happening irrespective to the story, we feel a boredom in watching the movie. The changes that were worked on could have been sharpened in order to make it very engaging. The production values of the film are grand and on a whole, the film is okay and impresses in parts. Certainly, the movie is not a big festival winner but it has a potential to pull decent crowds to the theatres.

Comparedada Rating: 3.0/5