Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019)

SYERAA is a multi lingual epic that is written by Parichuri brothers and directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan under the Konidela Production Company banner.

Set in the pre independence era. The film is mostly a fictional work that is tailored from the life and history of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The early establishment of the premise and the characters is a little hasty, despite that the flow of the story is a little sluggish. The predictable story line too does not offer anything new in terms of narration. Scenes where Sudeep and Chiranjeevi share screen space are noteworthy. It’s in the second half that the film comes alive with action and drama in good dose. The length of the film definitely needed some snips.

Chiranjeevi rocks the second half but in the first half he looks a tad jaded in scenes that are devoid of action. Sudeep is the dark house and stands out. Nayanthara makes it work. Tamannah impresses in an intense role.. Oh yes there is Vijay Sethupathi who is his normal self even in this pre historical. Amitabh Bachan makes a dignified impact.

Ratnavelu’s brilliant visuals work in tandem with good VFX as well as some amazing work by the production design team. The costumes design by Uthara and Sushmita are a treat as well. The action scenes choreographed by multiple stunt masters are outrageous but then you would expect it. Julius Packiam’s background score is adequate. Amit Trivedi’ songs are decent. Sreekar Prasad’s editing surprisingly is a hit and miss. Dialogues could have been better. Direction by Reddy is fine.

SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY has nothing new to offer but then on a huge canvas with patriotism and sacrifice as it’s underpinnings and a good dose of secularism, mythology and drama it is not difficult to overcome the blemishes.





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