|Directed by||K. S. Ravikumar|
|Produced by||C. Kalyan|
(story / dialogues)
|Screenplay by||K. S. Ravikumar|
|Music by||Chirantan Bhatt|
|Cinematography||C. Ram Prasad|
|Edited by||Praveen Antony|
|Budget||30 crores"Jai Simha Pre-Release Business Worldwide". Andhra Wishesh. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.</ref>|
|Box office||₹50 crore (US$7.0 million) |
Jai Simha is a 2018 Telugu action drama film, produced by C. Kalyan on C. K. Entertainments banner and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nayanthara, Natasha Doshi, Hariprriya in the lead roles and music was composed by Chirantan Bhatt.
The film starts with Narasimha (Balakrishna) traveling across Karnataka, Kerala looking for peace with his son and ends up in Tamil Nadu after finding the places not suitable for raising his son. In Kumbakonam, he visits the temple on Radhasaptami day looking for a job. The priest is unintentionally touched by the baby who picks up a discussion with Narasimha and it is ended by the temple secretary Murali Krishna (Murali Mohan). The temple secretary then offers a job to Narasimha at his house as a driver. There are around 12 workers in the house along with Narasimha, Santhanam (Bramhanandam) and his wife (Priya). Meanwhile, the city kingpin Kariappan (Prabhakar) meets up with the ACP (Sekhar) who is sincere yet corrupt and arrogant. One day the secretary daughter Dhanya (Natasha Doshi) drives home taking drugs and catches the attention of Narasimha. The next day Kariappan and his men create a ruckus explaining that the car that Dhanya drove last night created an accident and his brother was the victim and he is out for vengeance. Narasimha takes the blame and gets beaten up which makes Dhanya fall for him.
Meanwhile, central minister JP (Jaya Prakash Reddy) visits the temple and insults the chief priest (L.B.Sriram), where the ACP raises a hand against him. This results in a Brahmin agitation, where they demand an apology from the ACP. Narasimha enters the scene with the secretary and resolves it. This is telecasted by media and is attended by the main villain Thota Rami Reddy (Ashutosh Rana). Meanwhile, the ACP being humiliated tries to create a feud between Kariappan and Narasimha by killing the latter brother. Kariappan knowing the truth sends his men to bring the son of ACP, who is a look-alike of Narasimha son. Thinking his own son is at risk, Narasimha unleashes his other side on the villains, rescuing the baby, only to know that ACP is the father and Nayanthara is the mother. Next day Narasimha warns Kariappan and being confronted by Dhanya, reveals his past.
Narasimha an orphan is befriended by Gauri (Nayanthara) at school, who is the daughter of the school headmaster. He is debarred from school after he picks up a fight. He grows up and has his own mechanic shed along with doing justice in the city. Along with that, the love between Gauri and Narasimha increases. One day while passing the traffic, Narasimha encounters rami reddy son holding traffic for his MP seat. This results in a death of labored woman and Narasimha teach him a lesson without allowing him to attend his nomination. This results in humiliation by JP, who offers his daughters hand. Losing prestige, the son commits suicide, which enrages Rami Reddy, who takes revenge by destroying one of Narasimha's associates' Manga (Haripriya) marriage. Narasimha brings him to justice and is given death sentence by the judge (K.S. Ravikumar). Meanwhile, Gauri forces Narasimha to marry him and talk to his father, who recognizes him and says that his ways wouldn't suit for his daughter's hand. Out of respect for his master, Narasimha sacrifices his love. But Nayanthara takes it seriously and escapes and makes it to his shed to marry him secretly.
Understanding the whole situation, Narasimha gets back to the shed by marrying Manga. The actual twist in the tale happens now, when Narasimha and the couple give birth to twins, with Manga dead after giving birth. On the other side, Gauri loses her son in pregnancy. Unable to hear his master pain, Narasimha sacrifices one son to her and leaves with the other and ends up in Kumbakonam. Back at present, Rami Reddy released on bail unites with Kariappan to kill Narasimha. Kidnapping the ACP couple lures Narasimha into the dockyard. Narasimha bashes up everyone and kills Kariappan before hanging Rami Reddy. But during a shootout, the ACP couple are wound along with their son. The doctors are able to save the couple but not the baby as the bullet had hit the head of the baby. Unable to bear the truth, once again the master laments, which makes Narasimha give away the other baby and walk away with the dead baby corpse in his hand, assuring to the master that he will be there whenever the couple is always in danger.
- Nandamuri Balakrishna as Narasimha
- Nayanthara as Gauri
- Hariprriya as Manga
- Natasha Doshi as Dhanya
- Prakash Raj as Master
- Ashutosh Rana as Thota Rami Reddy
- Brahmanandam as Raju Reddy
- Murali Mohan as Dharmakarta
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Central Minister
- Chalapathi Rao as MP
- Prabhakar as Kaniyappan
- Sivaji Raja as Ranga
- Dhritiman Chatterjee as Pudipeddi
- Pavithra Lokesh as Vasantha (Thota Rami Reddy's wife)
- Priya as Raju Reddy's Wife
- Sandhya Janak as Dharmakarta's wife
- L. B. Sriram as Chief Priest
- Ravi Prakash
- Duvvasi Mohan
- Kartar Cheema as ACP
|Film score by Chirantan Bhatt|
|Released||24 December 2017|
|Chirantan Bhatt chronology|
|1.||"Anaganaga Anaganaga"||Sri Mani||Vijay Yesudas||5:12|
|2.||"Priyam Jagame"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Revanth, Ramya Behara||4:25|
|3.||"Ammakutti Ammakutti"||Bhaskarbhatla||Jaspreet Jasz, Geetha Madhuri||4:42|
|4.||"Yevevo Yevevo"||Bhaskarabhatla||Revanth, Shreya Ghoshal||3:44|
|5.||"Jai Simha Theme"||Noel Sean||Vivek Hariharan, Noel Sean, Aditya Iyenger||3:40|
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