Jai Simha

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Jai Simha
Jai Simha.jpg
Movie poster
Directed byK. S. Ravikumar
Produced byC. Kalyan
Written byM. Ratnam
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byK. S. Ravikumar
StarringNandamuri Balakrishna
Nayanthara
Natasha Doshi
Hariprriya
Music byChirantan Bhatt
CinematographyC. Ram Prasad
Edited byPraveen Antony
Production
company
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • 12 January 2018 (2018-01-12)
[2]
Running time
164 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget 30 crores[3]
Box office 50crores [4]

Jai Simha (transl. Victory to Simha!) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language action film produced by C. Kalyan[5] on C. K. Entertainments banner and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nayanthara,[6] Natasha Doshi, Hariprriya in the lead roles and music was composed by Chirantan Bhatt.[7][8][9][10]

Plot[edit]

The film starts with Narasimha (Nandamuri 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 Dharmakarta (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, Raju Reddy (Brahmanandam), and his wife (Priya). Meanwhile, the city kingpin Kaniyappan (Prabhakar) meets up with the ACP (Kartar Cheema) who is sincere yet corrupt and arrogant. One day, Dharamkarta's daughter Dhanya (Natasha Doshi) drives home taking drugs and catches Narasimha's attention. The next day, Kaniyappan 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 Kaniyappan and Narasimha by killing the latter's brother. Kaniyappan, knowing the truth, sends his men to bring the son of ACP, who is a lookalike of Narasimha's son. Thinking his own son is at risk, Narasimha unleashes his other side of the villains, rescuing the baby, only to know that the ACP is the father and that Gauri (Nayanthara) is the mother. The next day, Narasimha warns Kaniyappan and being confronted by Dhanya, he reveals his past.

Narasimha an orphan is befriended by Gauri at school. She is the daughter of the school headmaster (Prakash Raj). Narasimha 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's son holding traffic for his MP seat. This results in the death of a labored woman, and Narasimha teaches him a lesson without allowing him to attend his nomination. This results in humiliation by JP, who offers his daughter's hand. Losing prestige, the son commits suicide, which enrages Rami Reddy, who takes revenge by destroying one of Narasimha's associates', Manga's (Hariprriya), marriage. Narasimha brings him to justice and is given a death sentence by the judge (K. S. Ravikumar). Meanwhile, Gauri forces Narasimha to marry him and talk to her father, who recognizes him and says that his ways would not suit for his daughter's hand. Out of respect for his master, Narasimha sacrifices his love. However, Gauri 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's pain, Narasimha sacrifices one son to her and leaves with the other and ends up in Kumbakonam. Back at present, Rami Reddy escapes with his goons while going to court and unites with Kaniyappan to kill Narasimha. Kidnapping the ACP couple lures Narasimha into the dockyard. Narasimha bashes up everyone and kills Kaniyappan before hanging Rami Reddy, but during a shootout, the ACP couple is wounded along with their son. The doctors are able to save the couple but not the baby as the bullet had hit the baby's head. 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 in danger.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed to positive reviews. 123 telugu.com gave it 3 / 5 stars saying " Balakrishna is the biggest asset of the film. It is purely a film made to elevate Balakrishna and his character Narasimha ".[11] The Hindu gave a more favourable review and said that the film "gives a good contemporary action spin to an emotional story".[12]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jai Simha
Film score by
Released24 December 2017 (2017-12-24)
Recorded2017
GenreSoundtrack
Length21:53
LabelAditya Music
ProducerChirantan Bhatt
Chirantan Bhatt chronology
Jolly LLB 2
(2017)
Jai Simha
(2017)
Kesari
(2019)

Music was composed by Chirantan Bhatt. Music released by Aditya Music Company. The audio function was held on 24 December 2017 at Vijayawada by Nara Lokesh, Cabinet Minister of A.P.[13]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Anaganaga Anaganaga"Sri ManiVijay Yesudas5:12
2."Priyam Jagame"Ramajogayya SastryRevanth, Ramya Behara4:25
3."Ammakutti Ammakutti"BhaskarbhatlaJaspreet Jasz, Geetha Madhuri4:42
4."Yevevo Yevevo"BhaskarabhatlaRevanth, Shreya Ghoshal3:44
5."Jai Simha Theme"Noel SeanVivek Hariharan, Noel Sean, Aditya Iyenger3:40
Total length:21:53

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jai Simha review: Masala mix works right". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Jai Simha (Overview)". Filmibeat.
  3. ^ "Jai Simha Pre-Release Business Worldwide". Andhra Wishesh. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer 'Jai Simha' enters the Rs 50 crore club".
  5. ^ "Jai Simha first look: Nandamuri Balakrishna promises yet another power packed performance". The Indian Express. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Nandamuri Balakrishna's #NBK102 titled 'Jai Simha'". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Jai Simha first look poster: Nandamuri Balakrishna looks as massy as ever". www.hindustantimes.com. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Jai Simha (Review)". Times of India.
  9. ^ "Jai Simha Review & Rating". The Hans India.
  10. ^ "Jai Simha movie review: There's no stopping Balayya". Deccan Chornicle.
  11. ^ Jai Simha Review {3/5}: This one's purely for the 'Jai Balayya' fans, retrieved 8 December 2018
  12. ^ Nadadhur, Srivathsan (12 January 2018). "Jai Simha review: Masala mix works right". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Jai Simha (Audio Launch)". Andhra Jyothi.

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