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Movie: Sye Raa
Director: Surrender Reddy
Release date: 2 October 2019
Megastar Chiranjeevi who made a strong comeback with Khaidi No 150 has made his dream project over the years as Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. It is the story inspired by the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who is one of the first freedom fighters in the country. The movie was made on a huge canvas with more than 200 Crores Budget. Let us see how the audience receives it in the theaters.
Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) is one of the 61 independent Palegars of the Rayalaseema Region in 1847. Narasimha Reddy led a revolt with the commoners and the farmers against the mighty British Empire after they insist on Taxes even after the region is hit by an acute drought. Rest is all about how Narasimha Reddy united the rest of the Palegars and led the revolt.
Chiranjeevi should be appreciated for choosing such a tough subject at this age and for the hard work he did in the movie. His age is clearly being shown but he pulled off the role with impeccable performance and impressive dialogue delivery. Nayantara is given a little role and she is fine in it. Tamannah gets a meaty role than Nayantara and she is excellent. The fire dance towards the end is impressive. Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep, and Vijay Sethupathi are fine. Amitabh Bachchan is good in a little cameo. The rest of the characters are okay.
Surrender Reddy is impressive in his maiden historical venture. Even though there are several cinematic liberties, the way he conceived the story with a good dose of commercial elements is impressive. Whenever the pace seems to be dipping, he managed to get it back on track with another power-packed scene. Amit Trivedi, the Bollywood Composer who made his Telugu debut with this movie has done a decent job with the songs. Julius Packiam’s background score could have been better. Rathnavelu is sensational with his extraordinary cinematography. The visual effects and the sets suits to the time the story is set in. Senior Editor A Sreekar Prasad has disappointed big time. Paruchuri Brothers and Sai Madhav have delivered some excellent dialogues.
The first half of Sye Raa starts okay but bores the audience with the love track. It is back on the track by the time of Pre-Interval and ends with a very good Interval Bang. The director manages to keep the momentum up for most of the second half with some good emotional sequences and action blocks. If some of the action blocks are conceived even better, the movie would have gone to the next level. The Climax, in particular, from the court scene to the end is fulfilling. Finally, Sye Raa is a treat to Mega fans and a decent watch to normal audience.
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