Sankranthi season is very special to Nandamuri Balakrishna. With a huge hit in the form of ‘Gautamiputra Shatakarni’ last season, he came up with ‘Jai Simha’ in the direction of KS Ravikumar.
Balakrishna is good fit for his role with his usual body language. He delivered punch dialogues and emoted quite well in different scenes. His energy in dances and action sequences are high. Nayanatara played a small role yet effective which makes her presence felt in the movie. Prakash Raj as her father too did well. Hari Priya and Natasha Doshi are just OK. Ashutosh Rana played a not-so impressive villian role. Brahmanandam’s role and his comedy is very outdated and tested the patience.
Veteran director KS Ravi Kumar who delivered big hits in the past has chosen a very old story and outdated screenplay and the whole thing is set up in beaten to death template. Cinematography by Ram Prasad is fine. Editing could have been better as many scenes needed serious trimming especially in the second half of the movie. Music by Chirantan is Ok in songs but not so impressive in background score. Besides these, the badly written screenplay resembled many of Balakrishna’s movies which we saw earlier. There is no freshness at any point of time in the movie.
This routine mass masala movie might cater to the B,C center audience but its a huge let down to A centers. Many scenes seemed to be silly like the comedy track of Brahmanandam which is very outdated. The action sequences went over-board. The songs placement further spolied the flow of the movie. The only saving points in the movie is Balakrishna’s energy in the songs and action sequences along with Nayatara’s small but effective role in which she impressed. Apart from these, few emotional scenes worked here and there.
Rating : 2.25/5
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