Veera Simha Reddy Movie Review


Language: Telugu

Genre: Action Drama

Release Date: 12 Jan 2023





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Veera Simha Reddy : Movie Review - First Jai Balayya, Then Why Balayya

The man, the myth, the legend, Nandamuri Balakrishna, has become a genre of some sorts. With his smash hit Akhanda and his show Unstoppable, the hype around his Sankranthi offering Veera Simha Reddy h

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Updated: January 12, 2023 07:57 IST

Rating : 2.25/5

Veera Simha Reddy Review- Story

The plot goes as expected. Jayasimha Reddy (Balakrishna) is the son of Veera Simha Reddy (Balakrishna), who is a savior in the Seema area bringing new schemes. Fighting Prathap Reddy (Duniya Vijay) and his wife Bhanumati (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar), hunting him for a revenge for 30 years. How Veera Simha Reddy defeats the hero and resolves the conflict makes the rest of the story.

Veera Simha Reddy Review- Analysis

First things first, Malineni came with absolutely no plot and screenplay to the helm. The plot is as old as the hills and completely hams the sentiments portions, leading to the latter half being a strain (will be discussed later). With routine events, almost every event can be predicted to be the next. But that isn’t even the problem; there is just no plot development. Akhanda had a semblance of developing the characters and the events to pay it off; Malineni just lies it on us. The screenplay is even worse as there is nothing to work with, resulting in the events being hastily put together rather than flowing in a coherent flow. What’s even worse is it is filled with horrible twists and a miscued emotion that goes for the rails.

It’s an absolute return to the faction era of the 2000s, be it in treatment and story. Overloaded sentiment, no sense in the plot progressions, and all of this piled in a very very routine way. On paper, it’s a time machine.
But it’s a Balakrishna movie. We’re not looking for coherency and logic; we’re looking for entertainment. And the first half gives plenty of that. Malineni’s direction keeps the film racy, and despite all of the technicalities screaming a bad movie the movie moves along in razor-edge fashion. A big part of this is the fights working out well and panning out, along with the character of Veera Simha Reddy just screaming aggression and entertainment through each scene. Thaman does the such intense duty to the point where the seats vibrate with intensity. The action is superb, set in the Balayya-esque of over the top, and keeps the movie entertaining. It leads in this pace to the interval which, despite faction overseas, is set well with a somewhat decent twist.
The moment the movie hits the second half is when it goes downhill. Cringe sentiment ruins the entire movie along with none of the fast-octane entertainment and only prolonged crying scenes in the name of “plot development”. The character of Veera Simha Reddy explored through a flashback is even worse. The big characters aren’t developed properly, which is a problem when the movie is supposed to be prioritizing its plot. The lack of any storyline makes Malineni’s screenplay and direction suffer so greatly to the point where the fights don’t work. The songs come in as intense speed breaks and don’t work. The sentiment doesn’t work. So what works? Nothing. The climax is a stuffed and overloaded torture of sentiment with grotesque plot developments, and the action, in the end, doesn’t do anything considering no buildup with lagged-out emotion. For all of the initial hype, it’s doused completely.
Balakrishna somehow keeps the movie-going. As Jai again he is subpar but as older Veera Simha Reddy he is an absolute hoot. The aggression and raajasam as can be put is ultimate, which again goes down in the second half due to the sappy writing. Shruti Haasan is there for the songs and glamour nothing more. Honey Rose has nothing. Ajay Ghosh is good with his comic lining. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar’s character starts off promising but fizzles out immediately due to the bad writing. Duniya Vijay is wasted.
Thaman has given his all to the movie. Literally has put in every single amount of effort and sweat and tears, and it shows. The BGM is amazing, and the songs especially Suguna Sundari sound good. The editing is rough, very rough, and the cinematography could have been better for sure. Production values are decent, but the quality of my theater was bad.

Veera Simha Reddy Review- Verdict

To sum it up, Veera Simha Reddy starts off as a stamp Balayya movie and then goes downhill. Positives are the first half, Balayya and Thaman, action, and some blocks. Negative is almost the entire second half. If you’re a Balayya fan, watch. If you’re a TFI fan, keep your expectations guarded. If you’re neither, avoid it.

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