Written and directed by Gopichandh Malineni, the film also stars Shruti Haasan, Duniya Vijay and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Last Updated: 03.35 PM, Jan 06, 2023
A Balakrishna film slated for Sankranthi isn’t merely any other viewing experience on the big screen, but a celebratory ritual for his fans across the Telugu states. The star is in the form of his life after Akhanda and his popularity has soared among the younger generation like never before in the last couple of years. Gopichandh Malineni has got a perfect grasp of the star’s image as he readies Veera Simha Reddy for a release on January 12 this year.
The trailer of Veera Simha Reddy was unveiled at Ongole as part of the film’s pre-release event today. The glimpse presents Balakrishna in many a different avatar with mass-pleasing dialogues ideally catered to his target audience. Expectedly, the film introduces him as a messaiah of the masses with one-liners that justify why he stands up for them, views it as a responsibility and doesn’t mind taking the violent path if necessary.
Writer Burra Sai Madhav, who has become a regular collaborator with Balakrishna in the recent times, comes up with lines like ‘Naadi faction kadu..seema meeda affection..’ ‘Appointment lekunda vasthe..occasion chudanu..location chudanu..onti chettho oocha kotha..’ that are certain to be a blast at the theatres. There are references to several Rayalaseema regions like Kurnool, Pulicherla and Anantapuram. Shruti Haasan matches the veteran’s energy with her dance moves.
Duniya Vijay, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar impress as the antagonist couple. Murali Sharma, Ajay Ghosh, Ravi Shankar and Naveen Chandra too make a mark in brief supporting roles. The cinematography by Rishi Punjabi stands out in particular with S Thaman’s energetic background score adding just the right amount of spice to the glimpse. Of course, there’s enough violence, gore to please the action junkies.