The Sankranti movie festival starts with Nandamuri Balakrishna’s mass entertainer Veera Simha Reddy. Directed by Gopichand Malineni, the film stars Shruti Haasan, Honey Rose, Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar and Duniya Vijay in significant roles. The action-packed trailers have triggered a strong buzz about the film. Before we await the complete review of the film, here is the Twitter Talk about the film.
Going by the reports from overseas premiere shows and early benefit shows in Telugu States, Veera Simha Reddy is a formulaic masala entertainer loaded with heavy-duty action scenes, mass songs, powerful dialogues, and emotional scenes. Balakrishna’s trademark mannerisms and performance in dual roles are the unique selling points for the film.
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After a slow start, Veera Simha Reddy peaks before the interval with a solid action scene and ends the first half on a decent note. There are as many as five fight scenes that offers a feast for Balakrishna’s fans. The interval block and Balayya’s power-packed performance are the highlights of the first half of the film. Suguna Sundari song is said to be well-choreographed. SS Thaman delivers his best once again with a thumping background score that elevates the key episodes.
However, the film falters in the second half to end up as a routine mass feast for moviegoers. Except for Balakrishna’s fans, the overall experience might not be as per the high expectations of regular audiences as the story is quite outdated and doesn’t offer anything exciting. The emotional connection is also said to be missing in the second half which slows down the tempo of the film. Maa Bava Manobhavalu song is an absolute feast for mass fans.
On the whole, Veera Simha Reddy is a film for the masses that offers nothing new but a heavy dose of mass elements. Balakrishna’s performance is the driving factor.