Review of the movie Veera Simha Reddy: The picture would be dull without Nandamuri Balakrishna’s vivacious presence.
Veera Simha Reddy Review: Nandamuri Balakrishna is the only person on screen who keeps the movie together. Shruti Haasan, Honey Rose, Duniya Vijay, and Murali Sharma also appear in the movie.
Movie: Veera Simha Reddy
Banner: Mythri Movie Makers
Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shruti Haasan, Duniya Vijay, Honey Rose, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, and others
Dialogues: Sai Madhav Burra
Music: Thaman S
Cinematographer: Rishi Punjabi
Editing: Navin Nooli
Production Designer: A.S. Prakash
Fights: Ram-Laxman, Venkat
Producers: Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Gopichand Malineni
Release Date: Jan 12, 2023
Story: A man grows up oblivious to the family dynamics that his parents have left behind in Rayalaseema. What happens when he goes back?
Review: Veera Simha Reddy by Gopichand Malineni is just for Balakrishna lovers. There is no way to avoid it. Otherwise, there’s only so much you can take of the flying corpses, loud punch lines that are designed deliberately to evoke applause, and scene after scene that serves just to display the title character as nothing less than god.
The first half
Some mass moments
Excessive action episodes
Cringe worthy heroine characterisation
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. One of the biggest entertainers the business has produced in a long time, the man is in his sixties. Scenes from his films have been used as social media fodder for memes throughout the years, but this hasn’t diminished or adversely affected the popularity he enjoys. 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.
The movie begins in Istanbul when a group of Westerners enter an Indian eatery serving Rayalaseema food. Meenakshi (Honey Rose), an Indian native who owns the restaurant, is under fear of having to sell the building and sign the paperwork by the next morning. In the following scene, her son Jai (Balakrishna) responds to the predicament in the most expected manner—a fight sequence. However, this isn’t the film’s greatest scene. The action swiftly moves to Rayalaseema, where Jai’s father Veera Simha Reddy (also portrayed by Balakrishna), the ruler of Kurnool, is presented. No one dares to disagree with him since he is the village’s saviour. However, one Prathap Reddy (Duniya Vijay) has been yearning to avenge the death of his father by killing Veera Simha Reddy, but all his plans so far have backfired.