Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Reviews (Top Critics)
By Baradwaj Ranjan

In the pantheon of ageing-yet-ageless stars of the South, Chiranjeevi has been missed the most. In Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth still lights up our screens regularly - actually, far more frequently than he used to. Mammootty and Mohanlal show no signs of stopping - they seem to have a movie out every month. But apart from Khaidi No. 150, Chiranjeevi has been MIA. You can see why Ram Charan, as producer, was drawn to Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, written and directed by Surender Reddy.

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By Umesh Punwani (2.5/5)

Set somewhere around 1857, the story has an emperor in Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) who rules his district of Uyyalawada. He gets introduced way after a long montage of Rani Laxmi Bai's motivational speech to her soldiers and how the British took over India. To unite every leader in the state, Narasimha decides to bring them together for a carnival.

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By Devesh Sharma (3/5)

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi), belonging to a royal clan, hated the British since his childhood. He grows up to become a freedom fighter, uniting different principalities under a common banner and making life hell for the British. He doesn't believe in an armed struggle by a few princes but in a people's movement. As he feels it's ultimately the common masses who will one day drive away the foreigners.

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By Hemanth Kumar (3.5/5)

The first war for Indian Independence, which happened in 1857, was a defining moment in India's history. It sowed the seeds for a long freedom struggle and right from the rulers to the countrymen, everyone knew who they were fighting against. But then, it wasn't the first rebellion against the British empire, and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy tells the story of one such uprising which happened in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. Directed by Surender Reddy, the film explores the circumstances which led to the rebellion and how one Polygar, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, united everyone around him to fight for a common cause.

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By Saibal Chatterjee (2.5/5)

History as hysteria, India's freedom struggle as mythology and a megastar as a giant, spotless cutout in live-action overdrive: that, in a nutshell, is Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, a film that is out to sweep the audience off their feet with sheer scale and spectacle. It succeeds only sporadically. Chiranjeevi's charisma hasn't waned one bit. He holds parts of the film together but an uneven screenplay prevents Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy from serving up anything more than a showy basket of tricks that are superficial at best.

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By Sanyukta Thakare (3.5/5)

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is the story of India's first rebellion against the East India Company. The film is an absolute mix of all the best things South Indian film industry can do. At the same time, it also brings the iconic way of storytelling. Amid Jhansi's Rani Laxmibai's battle with the British Army, when her men are about to give up, she takes the time out to motivate them with the story of the first freedom fighter, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

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By Bollywood Hungama (3/5)

SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY is the story of India's first chapter of freedom struggle. The year is 1857. The soldiers of Rani Lakshmibai (Anushka Shetty) are wondering whether a handful of them will be able to fight the huge British army. In order to motivate them, the Queen narrates the story of the brave Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) who revolted against the British a decade before the 1857 revolt.

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By Vishal Verma (2.5/5)

For those who are unaware, SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY is based on the brave heart from the Rayalaseema region of India's Andhra Pradesh who fought three wars with British and died in 1847 - 10 years before the famous1857 mutiny. Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) plays Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy son of a Polygar (territorial administrative and military ruler of Uyyalawada). Narasimha is against British Raj and wants to end their rule. Guru Gosayi Venkanna's (Amitabh Bachchan) advices him to gain strength, wisdom and plan his moves accordingly.

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By Janani K (3/5)

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy begins with a disclaimer that the film is not intended to hurt the sentiments of any particular person, community, caste or religion. When you see a disclaimer read out by Ram Charan, you know the makers have taken utmost care in retelling the story of Telugu freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. It is sad to see such disclaimers at the beginning of the film and it speaks volumes about the state of the country we live in.

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By Nandini Ramnath (2.5/5)

The biopic Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is possibly the longest flashback in the history of the movies. It's 1857, and British troops are threatening to overrun Jhansi. Rani Lakshmibai (Anushka Shetty) gives her men a pep talk about a rebellion that had taken place a little over a decade ago. One man made it happen, the queen thunders, and if he could, so can you.

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By Harshada Rege (3/5)

Narasimha Reddy (Chiranjeevi) is the territorial administrative and military ruler of Uyyalawada. Following his guru Gosayi Venkanna's (Amitabh Bachchan) advice, he becomes a fierce warrior and leader. The just ruler is committed to doing the best for his subjects. Though he falls in love with the beautiful dancer, Laxmi (Tamannaah), circumstances force him to marry Siddhamma (Nayanthara).

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