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Movie review - Narasimha Naidu
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Narasimha Naidu
Jeevi Rating: 3.5/5

Jeevi Rating: 3.5/5 (Three and half)
: Balayya, K Vishwanath, Simran, Asha Saini & Preethi Jingyani

Mani Sharma
Story, Screenplay: Chinni Krishna
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Direction: B Gopal
Producer: Medikonda Murali Krishna

Theatrical Release Date: 11th January 2001



There are two neighboring villages in Rayalaseema. Goons head one village and Raghupati Naidu (K Vishwanath) is heading another village. As Raghupati Naidu is peace loving, his village is dogged by the misdeeds of goons from the neighboring village. In order to save the future of his village, Raghupati Naidu asks one male kid from each family to be given for the purpose of saving the village. Raghupati Naidu selected his fourth son Narasimha Naidu as his family's contribution towards the security of the village. All these kids will be trained and prepared to protect the village.

After 15 years…….

Anjali (Preethi Jingyani) is the niece of Jaya Prakash, who happens to be one of the goons from the goons' village who later settled in another village. Narasimha Naidu sets up a naatya ashram to teach classical dance to the students. Anjali falls in love with Narasimha Naidu at the first sight. Anjali joins Narasimha Naidu as the student and tries to make Narasimha Naidu fall in love with her.

Later on, she comes to know that Narasimha Naidu is already married and he has a kid too who is growing in the ashram. Narasimha Naidu is a widower as his wife Sravanthi (Simran) is no more. Anjali tries to get closer to the kid so that she can then marry Narasimha Naidu.

The parents of Anjali fix up the marriage of Anjali with one of their relatives. When the uncle of Anjali comes to know that she is in love with a widowed dance master; he attacks him and threatens him that he would kill the kid. When they find Anjali missing, the entire battalion of goons invades the ashram of dance master only to find that he flew away.

Narasimha Naidu, after coming to know that goons were coming to attack him, vacates the ashram and boards the train. At the same time Anjali too boards the train, though Narasimha Naidu rejects it. Then a fleet 16 Whites Sumos containing goons chases the train using a parallel road. And they over take train and stop it forcibly at a station. Then we have around 100-armed goons surrounding the train and vying for the blood of Narasimha Naidu. After a couple of minutes Narasimha Naidu gets down the train showing his back to them. And then turns around. The moment, the goons realize that the dance master is none but Narasimha Naidu; they leave all their arms and run away to save their dear lives.

Then Narasimha Naidu explains Anjali his flash back.

*flashback begins*
Raghupati Naidu realizes that no parents in the village is willing to marry off their daughter to Narasimha Naidu since he is meant for sacrificing for the safety of village. At that point of time Raghupati Naidu selects a beautiful girl called Sravanti for his son. But Sravanti is too sensitive and hates anything to do with violence. Hence Raghupati Naidu asks Narasimha Naidu to act as a soft guy who has liking for classical dance. After marriage Sravanti realizes the fact and decides to live with it.

Narasimha Naidu's three elder brothers arrive along with their families. Narasimha Naidu has lot of love and adulation for his brothers where as they treat him very bad which Narasimha Naidu takes in good sense. After a few days Sravanthi blasts at those guys who are making mockery of Narasimha Naidu. Then they complain about Sravanti to Narasimha Naidu. Being upset about this, Narasimha Naidu sends Sravanti to her parents place. At her parents place, Sravanthi gives birth to a kid.

The brothers of Narasimha Naidu are still upset with the insult that is made to them by Sravanthi and decides to leave back to the states. They arrange for the police security and refuses Narasimha Naidu to accompany them. During this period, the goons plan to kill on the brothers of Narasimha Naidu one end and son and wife of Narasimha Naidu on the other end.
*flashback ends*

Would Narasimha Naidu marry Anjali? Will he kill the main villain (the father of Sravanthi)? To know the answers to these daunting questions, you should watch this film on the giant screen.



Balayya: The role of Narasimha Naidu has two shades. One aspect is naiveness and other one is braveness. Balayya came up with a thundering performance again. He had a few very good dialogues in this film. In the second half songs, he imitated the antics of Govinda and impressed the audience with his variety steps. He too did lot of classical dance in this film (not in the songs through). He is simply stunning in his Rayalaseema attire get-up and reminds us of Samarasimha Reddy in many scenes.

Simran: Simran is given a role that is very similar to that of her role in Nuvvu Vastavani. She would be wearing a plain sari through out the film except for the songs where she looked pretty glamorous. Simran has screen presence only in the second half.

Preethi: Her appearance in this film starts with a scene in which oil is poured in her navel. Though her intro started this way, her act and behavior is decent and admirable throughout the film. Preethi has good amount of footage in the first half and has virtually no footage in the second half.

Asha Saini: Asha Saini played the role of Simran sister and she is the carrier of the information from one heroine (Simran in the flashback) to another (Preethi of the present) and did have a few pranks to play with Balayya for which she has done fabulous work.

K Vishwanath: He is as good as his role. His role did not have any provision for K Vishwanath to exhilarate. His character is of less importance in this film after Balayya grows up as full-fledged Narasimha Naidu.

Technical Depts

Story & Screenplay: Chinni Krishna has given the story and screenplay. First half of the film is interesting and the peak of inquisitiveness for the viewer goes to the peak by interval. But in the second half the story is dragged after the introduction of Narasimha Naidu's brothers and they exploiting Narasimha Naidu. Screenplay of the film is good in the fights and chase scenes.

Direction: B Gopal did his act in his style by putting ample amount of violent action, loads of sentiment. The train-chasing scene before the interval is highlight of the film and B Gopal made sure that his mark is left in all the scenes.

Dialogues: Paruchuri and Balayya is the best combination and they lived up to the expectations with their dialogues.

Songs & Dances: All songs are good for the listening. But on the screen, the songs in the first half are not as good as we listen to them. In the second half all the songs are superb. Another reason for the second half turned out to be very good is that all songs have Simran and this pair jells well in steps

  • Song1: Koko Komali: The first song of the film is the only slow song in the album and is canned in abroad. This song is on Balayya and Preethi. This song marks some classy steps.
  • Song2: Lux Papa Lux Papa: This song is on Balayya and Asha Saini and it is pictured on the sets. Lux sponsored one of the sets.
  • Song3: Nadiri Dinna: This song is on Balayya and Preethi.
  • Song4: Abba Abba: This racy song has lot of breezy fast steps. This song is on Balayya and Simran. This song is shot in abroad. This is the highlight song of the film
  • Song5: Chilakapacha Koka: This song is pictured in Ramoji film city and Lawrance dance direction makes a difference to this song. This song is on Balayya and Simran.
  • Song 6: Ninna Kuttesinadi: Another song on Balayya and Simran. Canned abroad, this song too has fast based steps.

Analysis: First half of the film is very good with interval being the nerve wrecking point. But the second half fail to meet the expectations created in first half. The episode of Balayya being exploited by his brothers could have been trimmed. This may not be as good as Samarasimha Reddy. But it's definitely better than Goppinti Alludu. Balayya, who amazed every one with the collections of Samarasimha Reddy, may just repeat the trick. It all depends on how the masses embrace this film and how the other Jan and Feb releases are going to fare. For the starters, Narasimha Naidu film started with a different story given by Posani Krishna Murali with Balayya playing the cop and the movie was stopped to accommodate news script. Looks like it worked.

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