“Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy” Review: A Visually Stunning Tale Of An Unsung Warrior’s Valour

Mohnish Singh |Oct 02, 2019

“Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy” is originally made in Telugu. The Hindi version of the historical drama has been presented by Excel Entertainment, led by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.

At first, Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy may remind you of S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali. However, when you watch the film, you find how different is the Surender Reddy directorial from the Prabhas starrer.

Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy is based on the life of Narasimha Reddy, a freedom fighter nobody knows much about. He revolted against the East India Company in 1847, 10 years before the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 gained momentum. Let us find out how the film is in totality.

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What Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy Is About?

Set in 1847, Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy revolves around Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) who is the righteous ruler of Uyyalawada. He lives for his subjects and can go to any length to maintain the sovereignty of his kingdom in a time when the East India Company has annexed almost the entire nation. Narasimha Reddy joins hands with several other rulers of adjoining kingdoms to keep the British at bay. But is everyone around his trustworthy? Will he succeed in his noble mission? Or the East India Company manage will stripe him off all his power and take hold of his empire?

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Is Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy Worth Your Time & Money?

If you have any problem with a patriotic film getting jingoistic in bits and parts, you can clearly avoid Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy. It is not just for you as it is replete with chest-thumping patriotism throughout. However, if you can sit through such films, Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy can turn out to be an unforgettable experience for you.

Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy relies solely on Chiranjeevi’s shoulders. In the film, it is all about him. The actor plays his part to perfection and makes impossible look possible with his performance. Tamannaah and Nayanthara do complete justice to their characters, too. However, the two ladies have very less screen time.

Sudeep is terrific in his part. He plays more through his eyes than words. His chemistry with Chiranjeevi is brilliant. And you if thought that superstar Amitabh Bachchan has just a fleeting cameo in the movie, then think again! The actor is there for more than just a few minutes, and he successfully leaves an indelible impression with his appearance.

Talking about minus points of the film, Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy is let down by weak writing, and its insufferably long length. The movie runs for almost three hours and there are so many scenes which either seem forced or repetitive. The length could have easily been trimmed by at least 20-25 minutes to make the film more palatable to youngsters. Background score is way too loud in certain scenes, too. However, despite a few flaws, Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy is a must watch.

Final Verdict

Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy is a visual treat for everyone. Though a bit long in its length, the Surender Reddy directorial keeps you entertained throughout. From brilliant cinematography to well-crafted action sequences to first-rate performances, the film has a lot to offer and keep you glued to the screen. I am going with 3 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: Konidela Production Company
Director: Surender Reddy
Cast: Chiranjeevi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi
Runtime: 170 Minutes
STARBIRZ Rating: 3 Stars

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