New Delhi: The trailer of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi’s multi-lingual period film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy released on Wednesday evening to much fanfare, promising an epic war film on the scale of the Baahubali series.
Opening with an insight into the background of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who led a rebellion against the British East India Company, the film terms him ‘a monk’, ‘a warrior’, ‘not a common person’, until the presence of Amitabh Bachchan who declares that this is India’s first war for freedom. History has it that Narasimha Reddy led a peasant uprising in Kurnool in the 1840s, much before Sepoy Mutiny in 1857.
Vijay Sethupathi’s character has a prominent presence in the trailer, alleging his loyalties to Narasimha Reddy and stating that he would be the “Lakshman to his Ram, in victory or death.”
Tamannaah Bhatia and Nayanthara both appear in the trailer as well, vying for the warrior’s affection, but the majority of the footage is dedicated to impressive action sequences and depictions of brutality by the British against the villagers, which incites Reddy to start a war.
“Get out from my motherland!” he yells in English, towards the end of the clip, seemingly on death row.
With a stunning star cast that also includes the likes of Jagapathi Babu, Kiccha Sudeep, Niharika and Brahmaji, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will not be devoid of powerhouse performances to add to its breathtaking visuals and stirring storyline. The music is by Amit Trivedi and cinematography by Rathnavelu.
Directed by Surender Reddy, and produced by Ram Charan under the banner of Konidela Production Company, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will release in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi on October 2.