Veera Simha Reddy movie review: Routine Drama, Only for Die Hard Fans of Balayya

After Akhanda’s enormous popularity, Nandamuri Balakrishna and director Gopichand Malineni collaborated on Veera Simha Reddy, an over-the-top mass action comedy. Shruti Haasan plays the lead in the movie, which was released today during the Sankranthi festival. Have a look at the film review.

Veera Simha Reddy movie review: Routine Drama, Only for Die Hard Fans of Balayya
Veera Simha Reddy movie review: Routine Drama, Only for Die Hard Fans of Balayya

Veera Simha Reddy Plot:

Both Meenakshi (Honey Rose) and Jai Simha Reddy (Nandamuri Balakrishna) have made Istanbul, Turkey, their home. Eesha (Shruti Haasan) and Jai Simha Reddy (JSR) are in love and intend to wed. Meenakshi asks Veera Simha Reddy (Balakrishna) to their son’s wedding despite their separation.

Veera Simha Reddy, a faction leader in Kurnool, is admired for his generosity. Because of one incident, his stepsister (Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar) starts to hate him. She finally wed Pratap Reddy, a rival of Veera Simha Reddy (Duniya Vijay).

Why did Veera Simha Reddy’s sister swear to murder him, and what caused the rift between her and her brother? Will Jai Simha finish the task that his father started?


As the benevolent faction leader Veera Simha Reddy, Balakrishna roars in his signature fashion while spitting out punch lines. He delivers the goods, as expected by his followers. Despite being formulaic, the first half is still fairly interesting and engaging. Balakrishna’s acting style and swagger are huge reasons for this. There are also political dialogues.

Up until the intermission, the story primarily focuses on Veera Simha Reddy and his rivalry with Pratap Reddy (played by Duniya Vijay). When the first half concludes, it does so with a dramatic twist. Although the second act makes an effort to build on the interval bang, it ultimately devolves into more dull sibling drama.

While the latter part is sufficiently story-driven, it lacks any truly compelling features. Furthermore, the explanation for the misunderstanding between the siblings appears clumsy. Mass entertainers, however, are expected to be so captivating that they make us forget about these things entirely. The second half of the film, however, is a letdown.

Shruti Haasan only makes an appearance on film for musical purposes. Watching her comedic act is awkward. Honey Rose looks well suited for her position. Duniya Vijay is a lackluster adversary.

Thaman puts in the most effort of the techs while keeping his score in the background. But the songs are only passable. The production values and cinematography are also excellent. The dialogue in Sai Madhav Burra’s films is uneven; it occasionally works well but often feels predictable.


Veera Simha Reddy is a movie that will mostly cater to Balayya’s die-hard fans, of its over-the-top action sequences. It is a typical faction drama with a loud soundtrack and action sequences, but the story may not be appealing to the general audience.

the story is quite predictable and is typical of a faction drama. There is not much in the way of a story, and the movie does not explore any themes in depth. This may not be appealing to the general audience, who may want to watch something different.

Moviezupp Rating: 2.5/5


Varun is a senior editor at Moviezupp, a popular entertainment website devoted to all things movies. He is an experienced reviewer, writer, and news reporter. Varun has been covering the Telugu cinema scene for several years, writing on everything froml film festivals to regional and national releases.