Director : K. S. Ravikumar
Producer : C. Kalyan
Music Director : Chirantan Bhatt
Production Company: C. K. Entertainments Banner
Starring : Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nayanthara, Natasha Doshi, Hari Priya
Release Date: 12th January 2018
Jai Simha Movie Review :
Nandamuri Balakrishna who was last seen in Puri Jagannadh’s Paisa Vasool, is now back with a mass masala film in the form of Jai Simha, directed by KS Ravikumar and produced by C Kalyan, which has finally hit the theaters today in a very grand manner. Three actresses Nayantara, Hari Priya and Natasha Doshi are playing the female lead.
Story: Narasimha (Balayya) along with his new born baby changes the places and moves to Kumbhakonam of Tamil Nadu from Vizag to find some work. He starts to works as a driver for Murali Krishna (Murali Mohan). He involves in small issues with local ASP and local goon. One day, when his son is kidnapped by a goon, he fights to save his son from Kalakeya Prabhakar and gang. Later ASP comes and thanks Narasimha for saving his son but Gowri (Nayanatara) warns him to stay away from her kid. Who is Narasimha? How is Gowri related to him? What is the sacrifice made by Narasimha for Gowri? To get these answers one should watch the movie on silver screen.
- Nandamuri Balakrishna
- Balayya’s dance in ‘Amma Kutti’ song
- Racy screenplay
- Action sequences
- Brahmins scene and Dharna scene
Performance: The film is an out-and-out Balakrishna show. KS Ravikumar has created a character that is in keeping with Balayya’s image. The character makes full justice to his style of dialogue delivery and powerful expressions. Balayya has a powerful dialogue delivery and ferocious screen presence while doing serious and righteous characters. He is excellent in fights and his energy levels in Amma Kutty song are superb. Natasha Doshi and Hari Priya lack much scope but did decent job. Nayanatara as Gowri is superb. Murali Mohan and Brahmanandam are good.
Ashutosh Rana, Kalakeya Prabhakar, Prakash Raj and others perform accordingly.
Technical: The Storyline of Jai Simha is predictable with a small twist. The dialogues are good. KS Ravikumar understands the strengths of Balayya Babu and knows how to use them effectively. The director projects Balakrishna’s strengths (great dialogue delivery and terrific screen presence) in the right way. Chiranthan Bhatt composes music that suits Balayy’s style. Cinematography by C Ram Prasad is good. Editing is fine. The production values of CK entertainments are good.
Analysis: First half of the film is ok. Interval bang is good. The ending portions of the flashback are the heart of the film. Plus points of the film are Balakrishna’s ferocious performance and powerful dialogues. On a whole, Jai Simha is a feast for fans and will be liked by masses and Family audiences.