Jai Simha Movie Review
Posted January 12, 2018 at 16:28
Cast & Technicians:
- Cast: Balakrishna, Nayantara, Ashutosh Rana, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam
- Director: K S Ravikumar
- Producer: C Kalyan
- Music: Chiranthan Bhatt
- Banner: Entertainments
The movie opens with Narasimha (Balayya) holding a one-year-old child in his arms, travelling from one city to another city across the country before he finally settles in Kumbakkonam. He establishes his livelihood there and starts working as a driver for a temple priest (Murali Mohan).
Despite leading a peaceful life with his son, Narasimha’s patience was put to test the villain (Kalakeya Prabhakar) and a local corrupt police officer. He spots his ex-wife, Gauri during his brawl with the cop. From here, the director reveals the violent flashback of Narasimha, his acquaintance with Vijayawada politician Rami Reddy (Ashutosh Rana) and his teacher, reprised by Prakash Raj. Who is this Narasimha? What is his background? What is his equation with Gauri? Why did he leave Vijayawada and come to live in Kumbakonam? The story revolves and evolves from here.
Undeniably, Balakrishna is the biggest strength of the movie. He comes up with a striking performance. Balayya’s screen presence and his trademark dialogues are bound to impress the masses. The surprise comes with his dancing skills, where his performance is worth watching. ‘Ammakutty song’ is a Sankranti treat for all his fans. Nayantara who gets a meaty role makes a strong impact on her acting and adds depth to the film.
Her role elevates the emotional theme of the film. Prakash Raj was his usual self in his supporting role as a father to Nayantara. A couple of heroic scenes in the first half and interval scene sets the tone nicely for the second half. Hari Priya and Natasha Doshi’s have very limited screen presence. Ashutosh Rana and Prabhakar did a good job as villains. Brahmanandam comedy did not work out well. Rest of the actors performed accordingly.
Director KS Ravikumar should have put more focus on the story, than on Balayya, to make it more appealing to wide range of audience. Music director Chiranthan Bhatt’s music is above par, excluding a couple of songs. Though the BGM is impressive, its loudness distracts the audience at times. The choreography is marvellous and the songs are shot extravagantly. The cinematography of Ram Prasad is decent. The scenes are shot with a realistic approach. There is a lot of scope for improvement in the editing department. The film feels slight draggy in bits and parts. Production values are very good.
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