Jai Simha Movie Review


Cast: Balakrishna, Nayanthara
Director: K.S.Ravikumar
Production: CK Entertainments
Music Composer: Chirantan Bhatt
Cinematographer: C.Ram Prasad
Release Date: 12th Jan, 2018

Jai Simha is Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 102nd movie. With his spectacular acting career, Jai Simha have arose high expectations among audience. The teaser and trailers were promising and caught viewers’ attention in a jiffy. With an air of positive hopes, let’s see what the movie has got to offer.

The movie is about a guy(Balakrishna) who falls in love with a girl (Nayanthara). But, due to untimely circumstances, she was compelled to marry someone else. Later, she gets killed by unknown and Balakrishna will raise her daughter remaining unmarried. The rest of the story is all about how the actor takes vengeance for her death.

Jai Simha, at some parts of his revenge, becomes predictable and foreseeable. It’s a love story with fascinating love scenes. It’s a concoction of ferocious dialogues, witty-comedy and emotional sequences. Therefore, the movie will keep you engaged with no mundane feel. It’s a good entertainer.

The song ‘Neetho Nenunta’ is an asset for the film with a scenic back-drop. The second half is a flashback that takes place in Vizag and is a bit slow. The first half was much better than the second as it keeps the entertainment factor alive for a long time. The first half will also inject the curiosity.

“Ammakutti Ammakutti” song has great moves with excellent choreography. It’s a visual treat to Balayya fans. The intro for Balakrishna was kept simple with no mishmash and heroism flaunt. Director, K.S.Ravikumar, makes a special appearance as a judge. The antagonists Rami Reddy and the gang did good job. It shows the film-maker have put the efforts in the fighting scenes. They turned out really well with high octane effect. Another heroine, Haripriya, has got nothing much to offer.

Coming to Balakrishna’s look, he looked handsome and natural in younger role than the older one. He looked effortlessly stylish in most parts of the film.

Balakrishna gave an outstanding performance. His acting skills are exceptional. Nayanthara has done justice to her role. Natasha Doshi and Hariprriya’s characterizations has got no scope but did decent jobs. Prakash Raj, Ashutosh Rana, Brahmanandam, Murali Mohan and Jaya Prakash Reddy have done well with no flaws to point out.
Technical: Jai Simha has good production values. Chirantan Bhatt’s music, Ram-Lakshman’s action, C Ram Prasad’s cinematography and M Ratnam’s dialogues are attractions on the technical front.
Over all, it’s a good entertainer with all kinds of emotions intact. It’s an enjoyable ride with pure hard work and rightly used skills.