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5 reasons to watch ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’

5 reasons to watch ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’

Surender Reddy’s Chiranjeevi starrer ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ releases on October 2 and tells the story of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. The film, which sees a story penned by Paruchuri Brothers, is releasing not just in Telugu, but also in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The film is a multi-starrer which stars the likes of Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Vijay Sethupathi, Kichcha Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Kishan and more in key roles, with Amitabh Bachchan featured in an important cameo and Anushka Shetty as Jhansi Laxmi Bai. The film has music composed by Amit Trivedi, with only the title track released till date. While Mega fans have more than enough reasons to watch the film, we give you our five reasons why you should:
Megastar Chiranjeevi’s acting chops
Chiranjeevi has been yearning to make this film for over a decade, a derivation from his usual song-and-dance, humour friendly, commercial films. The Megastar has always had a larger-than-life persona on the silver screen so it’s only natural that the character of the ruler Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy fit him like a glove. While many always remain in awe of the star that he has become today, it cannot be discredited that Chiranjeevi is one of the finest actors South India has ever seen.
The stellar cast
It’s rare to find a film that brings together the best from various film industries. With the film releasing in multiple languages, the filmmakers have cast some of the best actors for key roles in the film. Amitabh Bachchan brings in a little bit of Bollywood, with Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah bring in the Telugu. Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara bring in the Tamil film industry while Kichcha Sudeep the Kannada. Other than the merging of various film industries’ stars, just like Chiranjeevi, all these actors are known for their acting chops and will surely be a delight on the silver screen. Not to mention the fact that Pawan Kalyan, Mohanlal and Kamal Haasan will be voicing the introduction scenes in the film in various languages.
An untold legend
The film tells the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, who was at the heart of the rebellion that took place in 1846 against the British East India Company in Kurnool district. In 1847, when he was in his 30s, the freedom fighter was punished to death by hanging, inspiring many others like Jhansi Lakshmi Bai and several others to pick up the fight. But, while everyone else that followed him is well-known, Narasimha Reddy and the fight of the 5000 peasants is unknown. With this film, all that is bound to change. “The film tells the story of people needing to be in charge of their own destinies. If not the fight for freedom, that is something anyone can identify with,” said Farhan Akhtar, who’s presenting the film in Hindi in a recent interview.
The climax war sequence
The film’s climax fight sequences has been hyped much, with Chiranjeevi revealing in a recent interview that Rs 75 Cr was spent on this sequence alone. “The war sequence was shot in Tbilisi in Georgia and we were there for one and a half month,” he revealed, adding, “15 days were spent only on rehearsals with one month spent on shooting the sequence.” The Megastar went on to reveal that they even built a township there to shoot the sequence at. “300 horses and over 4000 people for few days and 2000 people on particular days were used in shoot. We later enhanced the crowd to 10,000 on both sides of the war in VFX later on. This war will take place during the climax and it was very expensive, but worth it,” he revealed.
The grandeur of it all
According to Andhra Box Office, the worldwide theatrical value of Sye Raa stands at a whopping Rs 200 Cr. The website claims that the film will be declared a hit if it rakes between Rs 200-239.99 Cr and a blockbuster if it makes more than Rs 300 Cr worldwide. The prices mentioned are for all versions. It remains to be seen how the historical-drama will fare, especially after Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan and Tamannaah have toured all over the country and promoted the film rigorously. ‘Sye Raa’ also broke the records of ‘Baahubali’ and ‘Robo’ when it comes to the VFX because it has whopping 3800 such shots in the film. The title song alone was shot for 14 days with 500 dancers. TimesofIndia

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