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SYERAA NARASIMHA REDDY

A work of fiction, the film is inspired by the life of Indian independence activist Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh.
Release Date: 2nd Oct, 2019

Description

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a Hindi dubbed of a 2019 Indian Telugu-language historical action film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan under the Konidela Production Company banner. A work of fiction, the film is inspired by the life of Indian independence activist Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The film stars Chiranjeevi as the title character and tells the story of Narasimha Reddy in his fight against the rule of the British East India Company. The film also features Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu, and Vijay Sethupathi (in his Telugu film debut) in supporting roles.

Plot

In the 1850's, the Indian subcontinent is in the grips of a widespread revolt against the rule of the British East India Company. The city of Jhansi is under siege by the British, and the defending soldiers begin to waver upon seeing that they are outnumbered. However, their queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai, motivates them through telling the tale of the rebel who started their war ten years ago: Narasimha Reddy.

Reddy was born to the chief of Uyyalawada and his two wives who are the daughters of Nossam's chief. He defied death after being born still and coming to life, and is believed to be a divine avatar with gifted abilities and has demonstrated athletic and acrobatic skill from a young age. One day, a teenage Reddy rides past an execution conducted by British soldiers, and his grandfather explains the predicament faced by villagers under the rule of the British. Reddy vows to retaliate and learns combat and philosophy under sage Gosayi Venkanna. 25 years later, Reddy gathers a number of fallen chiefs and kings from different provinces and organizes a fully operational resistance in the city of Renadu. The kingdoms were taken over by the troops of Cochrane, the governor of Madras. Cochrane is told of Reddy's resistance being effective against their rule and sends a general named Jackson to forcefully collect Renadu's taxes.

Reddy meets the dancer Lakshmi and saves her life from stampeding cattle, who have been drugged by fellow chief Avuku Raju, who is known to have hostility towards Reddy for his popularity. Reddy rounds up the cattle, forgives Avuku, and also displays feelings for Lakshmi. But this comes to nothing as a child marriage has already been conducted between Reddy and a girl named Siddhamma, who has had feelings for Reddy even then. Due to believed omens, they were separated and reunited for a yagam ritual. Upon knowing this, Lakshmi attempts suicide, but Reddy convinces her to give life another chance. In the meantime, Jackson raids and pillages the surrounding regions of Rennadu, and challenges Reddy by killing villagers who speak against him. In retaliation, Reddy attacks Jackson's home by himself and kills all of his soldiers. He eventually beheads him and sends his head to Cochrane.

The resistance grows stronger when Lakshmi travels across the nation and promotes it, leading to Tamil chief Raja Pandi to join. Cochrane sends a battalion of hundreds of men led by his man Daniel, all of whom are killed when Reddy and a group of civilians hold themselves down in a fort, using strategic traps to counter their technology. Avuku reforms and helps Reddy defeat them, admiring his bravery. In the process, Siddhama gives birth to their child in the fort, and Reddy names him Subbaya after his farmer friend who perishes. As Reddy expands his army by training civilians, Cochrane manages to capture Lakshmi and use her to get to Reddy. When Lakshmi is told that Cochrane has enough ammunition and weapons to demolish the resistance, she lights her clothes on fire and causes an explosion, killing herself and the men. Cochrane however survives and gathers his remaining troops to make a final stand against Reddy's army. The two armies clash and Cochrane kills Raja Pandi and Obanna.The rebels however hold them back and kill ten thousand men, but Reddy is forced to go into hiding when an injured Cochrane continues to search for him.

A chief named Veera Reddy betrays the resistance out of anger, since Reddy had killed his son for attempting to assassinate him and collect a British bounty on is head. At the same time, Reddy gave his treacherous brother a second chance but only to reveal his allies. It turns out that Reddy had spared and forgave him, without knowing Veera drugs Reddy's tea which weakens him, allowing Cochrane's men to capture him. Reddy is convicted and his supporters are exiled, but before Reddy is executed he gives a speech to his people telling them to stand strong and hold up the resistance. However, Reddy doesn't die even from hanging and escapes the noose. One of the soldiers beheads him, but even afterwards, Reddy's body manages to stab Cochrane dead. Reddy's head is hanged for a display to suppress the rebellion. Gosayi Venkanna, Avuku Raju and other supporters of Reddy are taken as prisionors. 10 years later, Rani Lakshmi Bai and her men fight the British. A narration states that Reddy's rebellions will have served as inspiration for warriors and activists to gain their deserved freedom.

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