Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is an Indian mutli lingual epic action film, which has the glorious depiction of an Indian unsung hero Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy's journey towards freeing the Indian from the shackles of the British Rule. Narasimha Reddy was the freedom fighter who had a major contribution towards India's freedom struggle during the British Rule. The story is a fictional adaptation of a king's tough journey towards protecting his empire and its citizens, fighting for India's freedom from the Britishers. The film has a right blend of the magnum opus and larger than life appearences while setting up the context as well as the location of the Pre Independence Era in India. The film has a unique starcast including the Megastar Chiranjeevi who himself reprises the role of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Then there is Amitabh Bachchan, who reprises the role of Gosaayi Venkanna the guiding light and a successful Guru of Narasimha Reddy. There is a fresh pairing seen between Chiranjeevi as Narasimha Reddy and Tamannah Bhatia who plays the role of Chiranjeevi's lover named Lakshmi. Chiranjeevi also has a wife whom he was married to since his birth named Siddhama, whose role was reprised by Nayanthara.
Then there are the aides of Narasimha Reddy, who were the core part of his mission which was ultimately freeing India from the British oppression. The aides were namely Veera Reddy, whose role was reprised by Jagapathi Babu. Then there is Raaja Pandi whose role is reprised by Vijay Sethupathi. Raaja Pandi is a ferocious fighter among Narasimha's aides who could even go to the extent of giving away his life to ensure that Narasimha's achieved his ultimate goal at any cost. Then comes Avuku Raaju whose role was played by Kichcha Sudeep. Kichcha Sudeep's character transformation from a seemingly villian to an admirer of Narasimha's life principles is worth admiring. The story begins with the character development of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy whose birth was considered to be really auspicious to the Renaadu region of Andhra Pradesh. The day Narasimha was born, it led to the end of drought in the region. Then we come across the most sacred and respectful teacher - student bond been shared by Amitabh Bachchan as well as Chiranjeevi. It was since his youth that Narasimha Reddy's blood would boil with aggression, when it came to the British Rule which had completely oppressed the Indians at that particular era.
Its the strong faith of Gosaayi Venkanna within his student Narasimha Reddy to put an end to the British rule, with the help of his minimal yet impactful dialogue delivery with Narasimha Reddy ,which brings us in complete awe of their relationship. Narasimha Reddy begins his journey with learning in depth abput warfare and focusing on his tolerance as well as concentration. As he grows into an adult, thats when he has a fiery chemistry with Lakshmi. When their beautiful relationship is hit by a marriage vow with his birth wife, Siddhama. The pain of seperation was felt by everyone among the audience. The movie runs at a slow pace till the time the character of Narasimha has been built. The first victorious freedom fight fought by Narasimha was the time where the film kept your eyes hooked on the screen.
Whenever there were events wherein the poor, helpless citizens were subjected to torture by the Britishers, Narasimha Reddy would emerge as a saviour and win over his fans hearts by his fast paced action scenes which ended up in glory been backed by impactful dialogues by Narasimha Reddy. There were times when the villagers would lose their hope in their hero. There would also be other district rulers of the Andhra Pradesh region who would advise their hero to stop his rebellion against the Britishers. But it was his determination and self confidence in living his dream of a British free India which gets you even more pumped up with enthusiasm and patriotism. Narasimha Reddy chopping off the head of a British Officer and brutally killing the other British Officer definitely brings your vengeance mode on.
Talking about the torturous British Rule, it would give you a clear picture of the Land Annexation, women been treated as a secondary sex and Britishers trying their best to conquer over Indians with their divide and rule policy all of which was taught to us back in our school days in the History textbooks. After the Interval, the movie's plot starts losing its charm. But then its Laxmi's suicide dance which stirs you up completely. After which the movie walks on a very slow pace thus having a very dramatic end which I wont reveal. But the entire Renaadu region's faith in their ruler and them being a part of the mission is something which ensured that your eyes arent moved from the screen at all. I will give 3.5 out of 5 Stars to the film.
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