Chakri’s music is good and Chinna’s background’s score especially in action sequences is impressive. Ram-Lakshman and Stunt Siva have done a great job while composing action choreography. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao’s editing is apt. The production values are rich and most of the scenes are wonderfully shot. Boyapati Srinu deserves all the credit for extracting such a powerful performance from the lead cast. He unleashes Balakrishna’s powerful performance in first half, while the second is a totally different story. It’s easily one of the best roles Balakrishna has essayed in the recent few years. Apart from the direction, Boyapati also impresses with his dialogues. With ‘Simha’, Boyapati Srinu has definitely turned out to be a major force to reckon with.
Simha’s biggest strength and also an interesting aspect to note is how it appeals to a wider cross section of the audience. We may have moved on from yesteryears mass entertainers, we may proclaim that the trend has changed and that we are more sophisticated when compared to the audience of the 90s. Yet, every time the hero in the film, Balakrishna in this case, holds an axe or a weapon we go gaga about him. Do we crave for such heroism which has silently taken a backseat over the past few years? Absolutely! This is what gives such films a trademark style, which believe it or not, it actually works! Two big thumbs up for the film. Balakrishna dazzles once again and despite his age, it’s amazing to see how he packs a punch!