Veera Simha Reddy Review : Out-and-out Balakrishna film

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Veera Simha Reddy Review : Out-and-out Balakrishna film

Veera Simha Reddy Review

The first flick among the Sankranti festival releases Veera Simha Reddy got off to a houseful start owing to Nandamuri Balakrishna’s star power. Much has been written about Veera Simha Reddy Vs Waltair Veerayya fight at box office and entire Telugu Film Industry and film goers have been keenly following the Sankranti releases. Has Veera Simha Reddy lived up to the hype? Has NBK fulfilled the expectations? Read on.

Veera Simha Reddy story and backdrop:

Meenakshi (Honey Rose) runs a restaurant which serves Rayalaseema cuisine in Istanbul. Jay (Balakrishna in son’s role) is Meenakshi’s son. Jay is a happy-go-lucky but tough guy. He falls in love with Isha (Shruthi Hassan) and immediately Isha’s parents ask Jay to meet them with their parents. Here is where the actual story starts and Veera Simha Reddy (Balakrishna in father’s role) enters the scene.

All through his life, till his marriage proposal, Jay never thought of his father and his mother has never told him anything about their past. So, Jay is completely ignorant about his father. On the other side Veera Simha Reddy lives life without wife and children in Pulicherla , a village in Rayalaseema region. He is highly respected by the people in the area due to his selflessness and courageous acts.

At this juncture Meenakshi reveals to Jay that Veera Simha Reddy is his father. She invites Veera Simha Reddy to Istanbul after about 30 years for their son’s marriage. When everything seems to be going in the right direction and when the whole family is getting together, an unexpected turn of events throws lives into danger. While this is the premise of Veera Simha Reddy, it has many twists and turns which are better watched on screen.

Family sentiment and engaging narration keeps audience interested:

Veera Simha Reddy, a powerful chieftain in Rayalaseema region has foes in the form of Pratap Reddy (Duniya Vijay) and Bhanumati (Varalaxmi Sarath). Why Pratap Reddy and Bhanumati hate Veera Simha Reddy is the main plot of the movie.

While the rivalry and revenge angles in the backdrop of Rayalaseema faction have been age-old formulae in Telugu films, what makes Veera Simha Reddy interesting is family drama and sentiment angles. Director Gopichand Malineni has ensured that Veera Simha Reddy does not end up as just one more faction movie by adding family drama.

He has also come up with a gripping narration with loads of mass action episodes and Balayya’s punch dialogues to keep audience glued to seats.

Balakrishna oozes confidence and carries the movie on his shoulders:

Veera Simha Reddy is an out-and-out Balayya movie and he has carried the dual roles with lot of ease. He oozes confidence and attitude in Veera Simha Reddy’s role. His fans will enjoy this flick thoroughly. The icing on the cake is Balakrishna has come up with very impressive dance steps in songs.

Apart from Balakrishna, it is Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar who stands out in this high decibel action and family drama. She has got a meaty role and excelled in it.

Kannada hero Duniya Vijay is the villain and has done his job perfectly. Shruti Hassan has a very limited role. Honey Rose plays an important role and is impressive as both younger and older Meenakshi.

Thaman’s music and action sequences add to the story:

Coming to technical crafts Thaman’s music is impressive. He has added lot of energy to the proceedings with background score. Already songs are hit and are a feast to watch on screen. Rishi Punjabi has done a decent job as cinematographer. Action episodes are shot well. Naveen Nooli editing should have been more crispier.


Veera Simha Reddy is an out-and-out Balakrishna film. It has all the ingredients one expects from him like mass action, punch dialogues, sentiment drama and also stylish dance steps. This mass action entertainer can be watched by whole family during Sankranti festival season.

Veera Simha Reddy Review Rating 2.5/5

Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer Veera Simha Reddy was released in theatres amidst huge expectations and a big positive buzz. Yet again, Balakrishna is pinning big hopes to taste success with the film this Sankranthi season. Gopichand Malineni, who successfully delivered the blockbuster Krack, helmed the megaphone for the film. Thaman, who delivered a successful audio album, Akhanda joined hands once again for Veera Simha Reddy. Shruthi Haasan is paired with Balakrishna in the film. The film also features Honey Rose, Dunia Vijay, and others. Mythri Movie Makers bankrolled the film.

Watch Veera Simha Reddy Trailer | Nandamuri Balakrishna | Gopichand Malineni | Thaman S | Shruti Haasan

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