Starring : Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Ram Charan, Jagapathi Babu, Nayanthara, Kiccha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Tamannaah, Niharika
Director : Surender Reddy
Producers : Ram Charan
Music Director : Amit Trivedi
Rating : 3.5/5
The big moment which we all were waiting for is finally here. Megastar Chiranjeevi’s dream project, Sye Raa has finally hit the theaters after a superb pre-release hype. Let’s see whether the film lives up to all the hype or not.
The film is based in 1846 when the British Empire is torchering the Indians and taking away all their hard owned income. Renadu is a place in Rayalaseema which does not bend down to the atrocities of the British and one man Narasimha Reddy(Chiranjeevi) stands tall in his revolt against the British. Well, how did he fight? Who all supported him?and what happened in the end? That forms the rest of the story.
Chiranjeevi at the age of 64 is physically not fit to play a young freedom fighter who is in his thirties. However, the Megastar's enthusiasm and stupendous acting skills make us overlook such minor issues. He looked a bit odd in the initial scenes that revolve around Tamanna and Nayanthara, but he is in his elements in the scenes where he revolt against British. He is superb in the war episodes and the emotionally rich climax sequences. Amitabh has a minor role, but his presence is felt. Sudeep gets a well etched character and he did a fantastic job in playing it. Nayanthara and Tamanna also got their moments to shine and the latter has one of the best moments in the second half. Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu and the remaining actors who played supporting roles did their bit.
Interval and Climax sequences
Slow paced first half
Music by Amit Triveni is good as none of the songs create any disturbance in the film. But it is the background score of Julius Packiman which takes the film to another level. He has given superb score to all the fight sequences.
The production design, set work and money spent by Ram Charan shows in every scene of the film. The costume design by Sushmita is superb as the styling is apt and showcases the bygone era well. Dialogues by Sai Madhav Burra are terrific and raise the emotions to Bother level.
Coming to the director Surrender Reddy he has given his life and soul for this movie and has not wasted the big opportunity given to him. The way he has showcased the megastar and made every actor a good part of the narrative is superb. He has narrated the film in a grand manner and evoked superb emotions at the same time. The second half and the way he ends the film with an emotional note will bring tears to many. With this film, he will get into the big league of directors.
On the whole, Sye Raa is a superbly made patriotic drama that hits the right note with its emotions, performances, and narration. Box office wise, the film will do extremely well and Ram Charan has surely made his dad’s dream come true by making Sye Raa a must watch this festive season. Go for it.