Veera Simha Reddy
Review of the movie Veera Simha Reddy: Nandamuri Balakrishna is the only person who can really pull the whole thing off, and he holds the whole thing together. Murali Sharma, Honey Rose, Duniya Vijay, Shruti Haasan, and others also appear in the movie.
If the phrase “one-man show” in Telugu film can be accurately applied to anyone, Nandamuri Balakrishna’s name is the first that comes to mind. The man, who is in his sixties, is one of the biggest entertainers the business has produced recently. Scenes from his films have frequently been used as social media fodder for memes, but this hasn’t diminished or adversely affected the devoted following he has. All of this also applies to his most recent work, Veera Simha Reddy, which is merely the millionth retelling of the same tale set in the Rayalaseema region.
An international crowd enters an Indian eatery serving Rayalaseema food in Istanbul as the movie opens. India-born Meenakshi (Honey Rose), who owns the restaurant, is under threat of having to sell the building and sign the paperwork by the following morning. In the following scene, her son Jai (Balakrishna) resolves the conflict in the most conventional manner possible: through a fight.
But this isn’t the movie’s best scene. Fast forward to Rayalaseema, where we meet Jai’s father Veera Simha Reddy (also portrayed by Balakrishna), the ruler of Kurnool. No one dares to disagree with him because he is the village’s savior. To kill Veera Simha Reddy in order to exact revenge for the passing of his father, one Prathap Reddy (Duniya Vijay) has been yearning to do so, but all of his previous schemes have failed.
For a long time, Telugu filmmakers have used factionalism as the setting for intriguing stories. The mindset that underlies the faction wars, however, has not been brought to the fore. Filmmakers have primarily concentrated on the violence and used cinema as a medium to glorify it, rather than exploring the psychology of the people who have dedicated their lives to waging faction wars. Watch Trailer
Veera Simha Reddy uses the same strategy as well. The movie thrives on violence and has some gorgeously shot action scenes that are fun to watch. Balakrishna, who plays Veera Simha Reddy, the movie’s protagonist, effectively is a one-man show and keeps the movie together.
Fans are drawn to Balayya as Veera Simha Reddy. Veera Simha Reddy’s role fits Balayya to a tee, from his all-black attire to his demeanor with desi cigars. He fights in a pure mass avatar for Veera Simha Reddy and is excellent in dialogue. A stand is missing from the second Balakrishna’s portrayal of Jai. Despite the character’s limited screen time, it primarily appears aimless.
Shruti Haasan can only be seen in a very small number of scenes and songs. With an important role, Honey Rose performed admirably. As the movie’s main antagonist, Duniya Vijay receives a substantial role. He fails miserably in his role as the antagonist to Balayya.
The character of Duniya Vijay appears weak and continues to be one of the movie’s major flaws. He attacks, is beaten, rinses, and repeats this routine. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar plays a significant role in the episode. She did okay. Despite the importance of her role, the emotional gap in the second half affected it.
Not the plot or the acting really keep one interested in the movie. Veera Simha Reddy is made to a great extent likeable by the pure craziness the action sequences bring to the experience of watching on a big screen, as well as by SS Thaman’s electrifying background score.
This would have been a tedious watch if it weren’t for Balakrishna’s animated on-screen persona, which makes even the most uninteresting scenes entertaining to watch. Although choosing Duniya Vijay as the villain is an intriguing decision, he doesn’t get to do much other than scream furiously throughout the entire film.
The only other member of the supporting cast to receive a substantial role is Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, who plays a Neelambari-inspired character in Padayappa with ease.
The movie Veera Simha Reddy.
Gopichand Malineni directed the movie.
Cast: Murali Sharma, Shruti Haasan, Honey Rose, Duniya Vijay, and Nandamuri Balakrishna.
Director – Gopichand Malineni
Producer – Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar
Banner – Mythri Movie Makers
Music – S Thaman