Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) is a palegaar who is not quite happy with Britishers around. His blood boils just with the thought of British East India Company looting his own countrymen and treating them as if they are not from the nation. This leads to a revolution with the help of the very people who are downtrodden. And that is what Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is all about with some epic fight, battles and a startling star cast. The Surender Reddy’s directorial has some really big names alongside Chiranjeevi, like Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Sudeep, Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia. As the movie releases today, let’s check out what the critics have to say about it.
A review in Times of India read, “…despite being an often told tale, the underdog rising against the oppressor, Surender Reddy’s screenplay makes no attempt to bring any kind of emotional depth to the story. Another part in the review read, “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy might work only in bits and pieces, especially with a story that has been told a million times over, but the scenes in which the film works and Chiranjeevi, make it all worthwhile!”
A review in DNA read, “Some of the best technicality and writing includes solo scenes of Chiranjeevi and Tamannaah Bhatia. Another thing worth mentioning is the action scenes – some of which were performed by the actor himself. Overall the film brings life to a love story, which talks about Sye Raa’s passion for his nation and the sacrifices he made for his land and his people.”
According to a review in Scroll, “Chiranjeevi gets the bulk of the scenes and largely shoulders the burden of creating a desire for independence among the populace. Sudeep’s Avuku Raju is the only character who leaves his mark in a production dedicated to its lead actor’s unending heroism.” A part of the review also reads, “Narasimha is something of a phantom in the early scenes, appearing in the nick of time to save whoever needs to be saved. The often-confusing geography doesn’t convey a sense of the vastness of the region, and Narasimha’s ability to traverse great distances without any explanation creates moments of unintended humour in an otherwise deadly serious narrative.”
Spotboye’s review read, “SRNR is a film made with excess melodrama no doubt, heard a few comments of such kind while exiting the plex. Lekin zarror dekh sakte ho. It has many moments. Adrenaline is still flowing. Narasimha Reddy jaise log bhi the hamare desh mein! What are we in contrast!”