Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Movie Review – The roar of Megastar
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy movie is based on the true life events of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who inspired the first ever freedom revolt in the country. The movie is produced by Mega Power Star Ram Charan and directed by Surender Reddy. The movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Kichcha Sudeepa, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Nayanathara and Tamannaah Bhatia. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi, the movie is released today and here is the review of Sye Raa from Raatnam Media.Plot:
Based on the true events from the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who inspired the revolt of 1857 against the tyrannical reign of the British (East India Company) forms the crux of the movie Sye Raa.
Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) is the administrative and military ruler of Uyyalawada. His transformation from a hot blooded Indian shouting the cry of Independence to a compassionate leader who is also fierce and bold is guided by his Guru Gosaayi Venkanna (Amitabh Bachchan). Narasimha Reddy is shown as a massive leader with the touch of a saint who can end a drought too. He falls in love with a dancer named Lakshmi (Tamannaah) but because of the circumstances he marries Siddhamma (Nayanathara). The cruel rule of East India Company is showcased and how mean they treat Indians forms the buildup for Narasimha Reddy’s rampage. To fight against this atrocious rule, he unites with other rulers like Avuku Raju (Kichcha Sudeepa) and Raja Pandi (Vijay Sethupathi). The way how he inspires the biggest revolution in India and how he deals with the situations in such extremities is only a treat when seen in theaters.Performances:
Chiranjeevi steals the show playing the character of Narasimha Reddy. He proves once again that he can pull off any kind of get up and can enter any character and play the role in a flawless fashion. The aura and charisma of Chiranjeevi reminds the audience that no one can play that role and justify it as the Megastar did. The second credit goes to Kichcha Sudeepa. Just his screen appearance attracts the attention of audience and his cold character calls to be loved. The scenes he had in combination with Chiranjeevi are pure gold. Amithab Bachchan has a very little screen time but he leaves a mark on the audience in his limited screen time. He is the perfect fit for a sagacious role and to think of it, this is the Telugu debut of the legendary actor. Vijay Sethupathi plays a role loyal to Narasimha Reddy like a brother and as Vijay is an auteur, the audience is left with no other option but to love him. Nayanathara and Tamannaah have put their best efforts and both of them played their parts extremely well. Tamannaah’s transformation is awesome in the second half and Tamannaah gave one of her career best performances. Niharika Konidela appearance might just count as a cameo as her role is very limited.Technical departments:
The cinematography of Rathnavelu is almost flawless and enigmatic that the period feel is never missed in the movie and every actor’s charisma is captured perfectly. The songs have a little scope in the film and they too are decent and the background score is a bit repetitive but engaging too. The edit of the movie could have been a bit tighter as the movie runs 2 hours 50 minutes and at some places, the lag and slow pace bores the audience. The dialogues penned by Paruchuri Brothers might be a bit cheesy, corny, dramatic and melodramatic at times but since the story demands it and the period feel justifies it and most importantly Chiranjeevi pulls it off with his ultimate ease, the audience will shout and whistle for them. The fight sequences are choreographed for pure commercial purpose and are a bit exaggerating but they paid off well. Surender Reddy did a better job at direction than at screenplay. The production values of the movie are awesome and the budget appears to be used appropriately as the grandeur of the film can be seen in every frame.Summary:
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is definitely a theater experience and every penny put for the ticket cost will be justified inside the theater with an amplified effect. The movie is inspired from true events but Sye Raa is definitely a commercial flick. So make sure you don’t miss the experience in theater.