Surender Reddy, took out the narrative of Narasimha Reddy; a freedom fighter from history books and manifested on the big screen.
The film is grounded on the life of a freedom fighter. The organization of the film take us back to 19th Century. The film’s plot is based on the true story of a freedom fighter named Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. He was an unacknowledged hero from Kurnool who rebelled against British.
Category : U/A
Time : 2h 50 min
Type : Action, Drama, Historical
Cast : Chiranjeevi as Narasimha Reddy, Kiccha Sudeep as Avuku Raju, Amitabh Bachhan as Guru Gosayi Venkanna, Nayanthara as Siddhama, Tamannah Bhatia as Lakshmi, Vijay Sethupathi as Raja Pandi, Jagapati Babu as Veera Reddy
Director: Surender Reddy
Producer: Ram Charan
The whole story of Narasimha (Chiranjeevi) moves along in two parts; one is, as a savior from Britishers and another is his own personal life. He is depicted as a military ruler of Uyyalawada. He follows his Guru’s advice. Amitabh Bachhan has not a very specific role to play. The story goes in a slow motion before interval. But 20 minutes before interval, story catches up attraction and that little twist makes it interesting for the second half.
Chiranjeevi’s acting is creditable and laudable. His expressions are praiseworthy in every moment. Meanwhile in the story, Narasimha falls in love with an attractive dancer, Lakshmi (Tamannah) but state of affairs does not allow him. Though due to conditions and circumstances he marries to Siddhamma (Nayanthara).
In Indian subcontinent, before and after 1857, there were many rebellions happened. This was one of them, which is portrayed in the film. For a revolution to be happen there should be a common interest. In the wake of 19th Century, a feeling of National consciousness was on the track. Every ruler was trying to hold up their kingdom. As like many rulers, Narasimha also did the same thing to save his people from barbarity of Britishers. He joins hands with other leaders; Avuku Raju (Kiccha Sudeep) and Raja Pandi (Vijay Sethupathi) as like Marathas and Tipu Sultan Joined hands in Anglo Mysore War against English.
Without any doubt, the historical setting of the film is eye catchy. But the dialogues needed to have some more load. Costumes, music and other small things somehow relates to the 19th Century Scenario. Some of the stunts are far from reality as it not maintain the balance of the film as 1846 period.
Film could have been more better if some other rebellions would added to it. In some parts, there is an element of extreme patriotism. Although, it is considered as a wake up call for freedom fighters. For now, Surender Reddy, took out the narrative of Narasimha Reddy; a freedom fighter from history books and manifested on the big screen.