By Arun Sajnani
SYERAA NARASIMHA REDDY – “…Get Out From Our Land…And Let Us Be Free!!!…” shouts out loud – Narasimha Reddy – in court to the British, in “SYERAA NARASMHA REDDY” Get ready to see South Indian Superstar Chiranjeevi plays a Maharaja, who became a freedom fighter that started a revolution, which made him the first martyr that fought for a free India.
Set during the 19th Century, when the “British East India Company” forced its way into occupation already, and ruled over India. The film is a bit long and unwinds slowly in the first half hour that shows the birth, and youth of how this warrior came to be – and who he was. these portions I felt could have been trimmed. Despite that the larger than life action, with twists and betrayals from his comrades create for some Masala-Patriotic-Hero-Worship-Extravaganza.
The action scenes are done on a lavish scale, and be prepared for some gut wrenching violence. Put it this way, this film feels like “Bahubali” meets “Lagaan”.. The film is a multilingual film, but in “Hindi”, the dubbing is way off. Only Amitabh Bachchan as the Swami, who gives words of wisdom, has been dubbed correctly, since he speaks in “Hindi”. The songs are really not needed, and the British forces should have just spoken in in English, not in dubbed Hindi over the English language. This would have been more realistic.
Yet on the flip side, the film engages you, along with Chiranjeevi’s patriotic dialogues that gets your adrenaline going. Overall the film actually came out to be above my expectations and gets a 3 star recommendation. Courtesy Awesome TV & Being Filmy.