Movie Review: Veera Simha Reddy
Director: Gopichand Malineni
Producers: Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili
Music Director: Thaman S
Cinematography: Rishi Punjabi
Editor: Navin Nooli
Starring: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Honey Rose, Shruti Haasan, Duniya Vijay, Naveen Chandra, Lal, Ajay Ghosh, Mirali Sharma
Release Date : 12th January, 2023
Veera Simha Reddy Movie Review: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shruti Haasan, Naveen Chandra, Duniya Vijay, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Honey Rose, Lal, Ajay Ghosh, Mirali Sharma and others starrer Veera Simha Reddy helmed by Gopichand Malineni has hit the theaters today on 12th January 2023. Let’s see the story of Veera Simha Reddy.
Story: Veera Simha Reddy (Balakrishna) is a god like man for Rayalaseema people. He sacrifices his life for step-sister Bhanumathi (Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar). But Bhanumati has been waiting for Veera Simha Reddy’s death for thirty years. On the other hand, Jayasimha Reddy (Jr. Balakrishna) is leading a life with his mother Meenakshi (Honey Rose) in Istanbul. Jayasimha falls in love with Esha (Shruti Haasan) and decides to marry her. At that time, Jayasimha comes to know about his father Veera Simha Reddy. Why did the original father and son get separated?, Why does sister Meenakshi want to kill Veera Simha Reddy?, What did Jayasimha Reddy do for his father? To get these answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
· Predictable Story
· Weak Villain
· Second half little bit lengthy and draggy
Performance: Nandmauri Balakrishna who plays two roles as Veera Simha Reddy and Jayasimha Reddy, as usual, gives his best performance. Especially in some emotional and action scenes like the interval, as well as in the climax, Balakrishna’ acting is the highlighted. His dance is also amazing. Shruti Haasan who is playing the female lead, does justice to her role with her glamour. Honey Rose’s performance is very good. Seeing Honey Rose essaying mother to Jai (Balakrishna), the odd pairing is sticking up like a sore thumb. Even though her makeup suggested that she’s old enough to be a mother, it did not add any novelty. Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar has done full justice to her pivotal role with her performance. Especially in an important scene in the second half, her performance is very impressive. And Duniya Vijay who plays the role of villain in this movie impresses with his fantastic performance. Naveen Chandra who plays another key role is also impressive. Also the rest of the actors have done well in their roles.
Technical: The story of Veera Simha Reddy has nothing new to offer. We get the brother-sister sentiment and how revenge clouds one’s judgement. Veera Simha Reddy has some strong political dialogues, which brought a lot of cheer among the movie lovers. Thaman’ BGM and songs are good. His music elevates the action blocks. Rishi Punjabi’s cinematography work is very good. Naveen Nooli’s editing work is also okay. The production values by producers Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar are very good.
Analysis: Veera Simha Reddy is a full mass meal for Balakrishna fans. Shruti Haasan, Duniya Vijay, Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar and Honey Rose are pluses for this movie. But, at some places things like slow narration and boring scenes are the minus points. Overall, the action and some emotional elements in this powerful action drama are very impressive.