Editorials Tollywood FIRST REPORT: #JaiSimha Review - The Movie is Bad, But Definitely far better than #Agnyaathavaasi
FIRST REPORT: #JaiSimha Review - The Movie is Bad, But Definitely far better than #Agnyaathavaasi
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After 2017 which was a mixed bag, with his 100th film Gautamiputra Satakarni becoming his career-best grosser , and his next with maverick maker Puri Jagannath, the mass masala entertainer Paisa Vasool becoming a disaster, Balaiya steps into 2018 with his action-packed masala flick Jai Simha, directed by veteran Tamil director KS Ravikumar, who had last directed the Kannada hit Kottigobba 2. Let's see if the actor-director combo who are desperately in need of box office success has scored a hit this time, in this exclusive Jai Simha first report by Team AP Herald.
The film is all about Balakrishna, a mechanic with a violent nature, who melts before his love Nayantara, and becomes fierce when it comes to injustice and crimes happening around him. Though he wants to stay calm before Nayan, situations force him to turn to action against the antagonists, which causes a huge calamity. Now he has to cover his identity and stay silent without revealing his violent past, before situations and new villains wake the lion in him. What happened to Balaiya, was he able to save his love Nayanthara, and how come Natasha Doshi impacted his life and was Simha able to eliminate the villains and save his beloved ones is what the action-packed Jai Simha is all about.
Balaiya, as usual, delivers an energetic performance, mouthing even badly written punchlines with cool and casual attitude, with that typical Balaiya brand swag, and it's his energy that saves most of the film. Nayanthara plays a loveable role, and her character creates the necessary emotional impact, while Natasha Doshi is limited to glam.
With none of the songs except Priyam, Chirantan Bhat's music is below par, and with the plot as old as hills, freshness in treatment was expected from a veteran like KS Ravikumar, but he has letdown big time with a pathetic screenplay loaded with cliches and double entendres masquerading as comedies, and loads the second half with too much of action and creates a loud atmosphere, making the already dragging Jai Simha a patience test. But still, it entertains in few places and it's definitely better than 'Agnyaathavaasi'.