Nandamri Balakrishna in a still from Veera Simha Reddy | Photo credit: Mythri Movie Makers
With a half-decent storyline, some loud and pioneering action sequences, and moments of fanfare in response to Balayya’s stardom, when a filmmaker like Gopichand Malineni joins forces with a superstar like Nandamuri Balakrishna. Expecting a masala film is not outrageous. and, Veera Sima LadyGopichand brings everything you associate with the stars and seeks to push the boundaries — wind blows in with a glance or flick of a finger, and a glass of water in the building ripples as Balayaya steps out of the car. A villain attacks him Waiting for his punch conversation to land, sometimes even following him… you get the idea. To bring it, you need an attractive package. Veera Sima Lady anything else.
It has a lukewarm storyline that works for such “Balayya moments” and the writing is all over the place. Jai (Balaya), who lives in Istanbul with his mother Meenakshi (Honey Rose), meets Esha (Shruti Haasan) by chance in a car showroom. In order for the story to progress, Isha needs to fall in love with Jay and dance her number. Here’s how Gopichand does it — Jai finds drugs in his car, the police are called, Esha accidentally snorts drugs, starts dancing right there, the dance goes viral, and Esha finds Jai’s soft spot for her. If you think this is awkward, an even worse shock awaits.
Veera Simha Reddy (Telugu)
directed by: Gopichand Marineni
cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Duniya Vijay, Honey Rose, Shruti Haasan
runtime: 172 minutes
story line: A powerful faction leader rules the town with an iron fist, but the past follows him in many ways
The larger story has little to no relevance to this scene. It seems that Shruti’s only purpose in the film is to become a sidekick in a dance number. repeatedly tries to kill the faction leader Veera Sima Reddy (Balaiya, any surprises?) for some reason. From here, for most of the film, the pattern repeats itself. Pratap attacks Jai/Veera with a gang of henchmen, everyone is blown away and he is pardoned. Flight. forgiveness. repeat.
Visible efforts at novelty can only be seen in finding newer, more outrageous ways to levitate henchmen, but even in these action sequences, Balayya’s actions are not bound by patterns. I wouldn’t be surprised if the bulk of the budget went just for blowing up cars, computer-generated blood, and ropes used to choreograph the action. Scenes are poorly organized, poorly sequenced, and full of logical errors. Pratap’s men infiltrate a large wedding hosted by Veera and impersonate the groom. So the brides didn’t think the men they were about to marry were different? Once they were sent off with a bang, the wedding ceremony was casual and every bride was attended by a groom. In this scene, perhaps in a pivotal scene, the protagonist faces danger and Honey Rose, who knows she’s in the scene, disappears until it’s too late. That is not the case with the 2023 Star vehicle.
Logic loopholes and poor scenes aside, the script itself is formulaic and straight as an arrow.Good writing can even cheer on characters who have already passed away in flashbacks. Veera Sima Lady, the writing consistently dumps information and holds back nothing for suspense or better payoff. You can The routine’s emotional beats with poorly executed payoff sequences only add more worry, and Thaman’s thunderous background makes his score go to waste. Oh, and even sitting on this movie’s mediocre soundtrack takes effort thanks to the formulaic placement.
It’s also ridiculous how the movie makes the character of Duniya Vijay, one of the weakest villains on screen, laugh. , does nothing wrong in himself. He appears as a two-dimensional video game character with only three control options: pick a scythe and shout (or) get beaten by Baraya (or) shout at his wife for questioning his manhood.When Veera Sima Lady There are also many regressive ideas. For example, Meenakshi’s character her ark gives her no agency when her life-altering decisions are made, and both she and Isha are tempted by her two Balakrishna her characters. becomes a doll. It’s a shame that even actors like Easwari Rao and Lal (who play Veera’s aunt and uncle) are just used as props in the frame.
These problems aren’t entirely due to the dangers of having a star like Balakrishna. AcandaIn his previous film with Boyapati Sreenu, there was a lull, but it kept you hooked for regular payoff moments. The violent scenes, which rely on the Veera Sima Ladyhas a loosely knit, archaic tale told through a template script.