'Veera Simha Reddy' : A run-of-mill action drama that fails to create emotional connect

This run-of-mill action drama lacks elements that family audiences can relate to.

By Bhavana  Published on  12 Jan 2023 6:54 AM GMT
Veera Simha Reddy : A run-of-mill action drama that fails to create emotional connect

Hyderabad: A film that many movie buffs have been waiting to watch on the big screen is Veera Simha Reddy. Starring Balakrishna in the titular role, the film is directed by Gopichand Malineni. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to the expectations of the audience. This run-of-mill action drama lacks elements that family audiences can relate to.

Story:

Veera Simha Reddy (Balakrishna) has a sister called Bhanumathi (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar). He loves nothing but her on this earth. Her fiance Shekar (Naveen Chandra) dies by suicide and Veera is one of the reasons for it. After losing her fiance, Bhanumathi decides to take revenge on her brother and marries Pratap Reddy (Duniya Vijay), the rival of their family.

Now both of them decide to kill him and live happily. On the other hand, Bhanumathi is not living a happy life, Veera decides to not get married and asks his fiance Meenakshi (Honey Rose) to forgive him. But then, Meenakshi is pregnant and she hides this news from him. She flies to Istanbul and gives birth to Jai Simha Reddy (Balakrishna again). Now, will Veera Simha Reddy manage to protect himself from his rivals? How is Jai Simha Reddy going to know who his father is? Is the family ever going to be together?

Analysis:

With 8 action-packed fights, a good number of punch dialogues, and elevation shots, this film is for hardcore fans of Balakrishna. Those dialogues are something that his fans will only like. The story starts on a normal note and later confuses the audience due to Balakrishna's double action. Above all the hype that he gets in the film, there is nothing that the general audiences get from the film.

It is hard to find a proper story till the end of the film. There is no emotion that people can relate to. If you are not a Balakrishna fan who wants to watch nothing but him, then this film is not for you. Women and children have to struggle to manage to watch the whole film. A family entertainer that audiences have expected from Balakrishna, Veera Simha Reddy failed all the expectations.

If a film has to be all about the hero and his self-appraisal, then films don't have to be made for audiences of all categories. You go to the theater for some entertainment and not to listen to one self-dabba. There is not even a single comedy scene in the entire film. Murders, back-to-back action scenes, and people yelling vulgar words at each other do not make a film big.

The first half of the film is entertaining in bits and pieces. It is hard to sit and wait for it to finish. The second half has some story to tell but again, all you can do is nothing but wait for the film to finish.

Gopichand Malineni, the director of the film could have done a better job as a writer of the story. The script, screenplay, and story especially need a lot of rework.

Performances:

Undoubtedly Balakrishna has given his best. He is known for his terrific performance and he undoubtedly delivered it. Honey Rose made her Telugu debut with this film and delivered an extraordinary performance. Shruti Haasan is seen in two songs and six scenes in the film. She has nothing to do in the film. It would have been better if she had not done the film.

Senior actor Lal plays Siddappa a close aide of Veera. Lal too has done a good job. Naveen Chandra did an extended cameo and is good enough to watch. Duniya Vijay delivered an intense performance and so did Varalaxmi Sharath Kumar.

On the whole, watch the film at your own risk.

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