Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy movie review: Critic Review of a fan pleasing patriotic drama

SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY movie review. What if SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY based on the brave heart of Rayalaseema - Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy was made by Rajamouli,


SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY movie review is here. Based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY stars Chiranjeevi in the title role along with Nayanthara and an ensemble supporting cast that includes Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Tamannaah, Jagapati Babu and Niharika Konidela.

Amitabh Bachchan makes a special guest appearance. Released today – October 02, 2019, the movie is directed by Surender Reddy. Made in Telugu and dubbed in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. Does the movie arouse the patriotic feeling as expected?. Find out in the movie review of SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY.

Immediate reaction when the end credit rolls
What if SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY based on the brave heart of Rayalaseema – Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy was made by Rajamouli, Rajkumar Santoshi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali or the legendary Manoj Kumar.. ?.


The Story of SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDYFor those who are unaware, SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY is based on the brave heart from the Rayalaseema region of India’s Andhra Pradesh who fought three wars with British and died in 1847 – 10 years before the famous1857 mutiny.

Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) plays Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy son of a Polygar (territorial administrative and military ruler of Uyyalawada). Narasimha is against British Raj and wants to end their rule. Guru Gosayi Venkanna’s (Amitabh Bachchan) advices him to gain strength, wisdom and plan his moves accordingly. Rest is how Narasimha Reddy grows into a fearsome warrior, a great leader and a darling of Mother India.

Honestly, the incredible story of tremendous courage of SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY deserved a more realistic approach. Director Surender Reddy’s prime focus is to make a blockbuster starring the mega star Chiranjeevi mounted on a lavish scale ( 270 crore budget) and banking on the story of a lesser known Indian brave heart on screen.


All liberties available are taken and it’s an OTT action packed bonanza with patriotisms thrown in for a wider appeal. Told in broad strokes and concentrating more on the mass appealing commercial prospects, Director Surender Reddy ends up in making an epic war movie starring Chiranjeevi in lead. The towering charisma of Chiranjeevi on screen dwarfs the historic efforts of original Narsimha Reddy and takes considerable time.

SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY is BAAHUBALI meeting JODHA AKBAR meeting BAJIRAO MASTANI to offer tribute to the living legend Manoj Kumar’s KRANTI. It not BHAGAT SINGH meeting GANDHI meeting BOSE meeting SARDAR PATEL.

SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY is an ambitious movie with great scale but less study. The inspiring sweep is missing and the climax is stretched far to please Chiranjeevi fans.However the action, sets costumes and of course Chiranjeevi makes this watchable.


It’s not at all dull. It has moments and a couple of them are visually dazzling.   SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY is Chiranjeevi’s movie and he rules.Amitabh Bachchan in brief cameo is excellent. Sudeep has his moments. Tamannah Bhatia looks gorgeous and has a good role. Nayanthara and Anushka Shetty are fine.The Hindi dubbing is fair enough.

It’s undeniably corny and melodramatic at times when it is not required. The writing is uneven. The fails to get that magical involving sweep and infuse patriotisms effortlessly, punch lines, hard hitting dialogues are absent.

This results in the movie appearing long and at a couple of points empty and bogus. This cliché mindset of showing British people in mainstream patriotic movies as caricatures needs instant ‘freedom’. The movie turns helplessly jingoistic in a couple of scenes.

Final words
SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY could have been a significant chapter in Indian patriotic sagas, the story of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy had great potential but it ends up as another chapter in Chiranjeevi’s illustrated career – an epic action drama that attempts to cash on patriotisms.

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