Narasimha(Balakrishna) along with his just-born son moves to Kumbakonam and starts working as a driver. There, he comes across a corrupt cop and keeps fighting with him time and again. During one of the key problems involving the cop, Narasimha suddenly comes across his wife Gauri(Nayanthara) who is none other than his ex-girlfriend. Who is this Narasimha? What is his backstory with Gauri? Why did he come to Kumbakonam? To know the answers, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Balakrishna is the biggest asset of this film. He is seen in two different roles and has given a tremendous performance. Balakrishna will not only impress the masses with his dialogues but will also move the audience with his performance during the climax. He has danced supremely well in the Ammkuty song which will be a treat for his fans.
Nayanthara gets a meaty role once again and gives a lot of depth to the film with her sincere acting. The way her role has been designed with a lot of emotional touch is pretty good. Prakash Raj was okay in his supporting role.
Some heroic scenes in the first half, like the temple scene and confrontation scenes with the villain, have been dealt well. The interval bang is also decent and sets the tone nicely for the second part. The climax of the film is quite good and has been handled on a very emotional note.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is its roller coaster effect. After a very good fight or emotional scene, director Ravi Kumar adds some silly comedy and routine commercial elements. Comedy generated through Brahmanandam in the first half is quite bland and bores the audience to an extent.
The runtime of the film is a bit high as some fights and villain oriented scenes could have been easily edited out. The first half an hour during the second half featuring Hari Priya’s episode is quite boring and sidetracks the film.
Production values of the film are just about okay. Music by Chirantan Bhatt is decent as all the songs sound good on screen. But the background score could have been a bit better during the crunch elevation scenes. The camerawork is okay and showcases the Kumbakonam region well. Dialogues written for Balayya are quite massy and will appeal to the front benchers. Editing is pretty average as the film needs serious cuts to make things better.
Coming to the director Ravi Kumar, he has done just an okay job with the film. Even though he has presented Balakrishna quite well, his narration is quite dull in major places. The way he adds unnecessary commercial elements and sidetracks the film frequently deviates the attention of the audience most of the time.
On the whole, Jai Simha is a typical mass masala entertainer in true Balakrishna style. The added advantage of the film is the emotional angle during the climax. The film is clearly aimed at the masses and will do well with all Balakrishna fans. But the roller coaster effect of the film can get to the regular audience at times. If you are the one who does not mind the regular commercial narration, this film ends up as a one time watch this festival season.
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After a heavy duty fight sequence the film comes to end on an a very emotional note. Movie done. Keep watching telugunow.com for complete review
Date & Time : 07:20 AM January 12, 2018
As the film is heading towards climax now both villains Ashutosh Rana and Kalakeya Prabhakar join hands and kidnap Nayanatara…a few tensed scenes are on now
Date & Time : 07:12 AM January 12, 2018
A major accident scene followed by a few emotional scenes are on now….the opening hospital scene is interlinked with this scene…flashback done and main antagonist Ashutosh Rana escapes from police custody
Date & Time : 07:03 AM January 12, 2018
Yet another twist in the tale revealed and due to some unavoidable situations Balayya marries Hari Prriya and now its time for Yevevo Yevevo song
Date & Time : 06:53 AM January 12, 2018
Some hard hitting emotional scenes are on between Balayya and Hari Prriya now…on the other side, an emotional family drama is going on between Nayantara and Prakash Raj
Date & Time : 06:43 AM January 12, 2018
A few intense scenes which are interlinked with Hari Prriya’s life are on now…
Date & Time : 06:33 AM January 12, 2018
Now yet another female lead Hari Prriya makes an entry as a assistant mechanic in Balayya’s mechanic shop…
Date & Time : 06:25 AM January 12, 2018
Now a few good scenes lead to superb melody Priyam Jagame song between NBK and Nayanatara …
Date & Time : 06:18 AM January 12, 2018
A few intense scenes are going on between Balayya and Ashutosh Rana’s son…
Date & Time : 06:13 AM January 12, 2018
Post interval the film went back to flashback and opens in Vizag city…Balayya makes entry in a cool and stylish look
Date & Time : 06:09 AM January 12, 2018
With a good twist in the tale revealed the film reaches halfway…interval now
Date & Time : 05:59 AM January 12, 2018
Now all set for a major action block where Balayya is trying hard to save his son from Kalakeya Prabhakar and his gang…
Date & Time : 05:53 AM January 12, 2018
The film is back to present days and is heading towards a gripping interval bang…
Date & Time : 05:45 AM January 12, 2018
The film went back to quick flashback mood and a few childhood scenes on Balayya and Nayantara are going on now
Date & Time : 05:42 AM January 12, 2018
Actor Ashutosh Rana is introduced in Vizag central jail… now a small twist in the tale arises
Date & Time : 05:37 AM January 12, 2018
Now a very intense scene between priests and cops is going on and Balayya interrupts the scene. He is delivering a few very powerful Sanskrit dialogues
Date & Time : 05:32 AM January 12, 2018
After a few funny family scenes now its time for super hit Amma Kutti song…Balayya is killing it with some typical dance movements…surely a feast for his fans and the audience
Date & Time : 05:22 AM January 12, 2018
Kalakeya Prabhakar is introduced as a local villain and his gang is attacking Murali Mohan’s family…a few tensed and emotional scenes are on now
Date & Time : 05:15 AM January 12, 2018
Now a major confrontation scene is on between Balayya and a local cop…Balayya is delivering a few hard hitting massy dialogues…
Date & Time : 05:10 AM January 12, 2018
One of the heroines Natasha Doshi makes an entry as actor Murali Mohan’s daughter now…
Date & Time : 05:06 AM January 12, 2018
Now the film shifts to Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu… star comedian Brahmanandam joins the scene… a few comedy scenes are going on
Date & Time : 05:00 AM January 12, 2018
In his journey Balayya reaches a small village along with his kid…now its time for a small elevation fight sequence
Date & Time : 04:55 AM January 12, 2018
The film shifts to Vijayawada and here comes Balayya makes a simple entry in railway station followed by Anaganaga Anaganaga song. The song is canned on Balayya and his kid
Date & Time : 04:46 AM January 12, 2018
Opening shot on Nayanatara and Prakash Raj…a few hospital scenes are on now…
Date & Time : 04:44 AM January 12, 2018
Hi the film has just started and its run time is 165 minutes…
Date & Time : 04:42 AM January 12, 2018