A Magnanimous Event, Not Just A Movie
Well well well.. gone are those days when the presentation of a known subject outline ceased to surprise you. Syeraa is stunning for reasons way more than our nation's emotional connectivity towards freedom struggle stories.. it's got jaw dropping fight choreography, song picturization, intense scene staging, screenplay, cinematography, characterizations and most surprisingly - the establishment of character mindsets in the audience, and I can go on n on n on.
Let me start with an ode to the director for literally making me wonder at such vision at presenting the story. Chiranjeevi to me, pulled off the role with such charisma and intensity that you'd just understand why he's a MEGASTAR. Among actors, respectable and powerful performances were given by practically everyone - the great Amitabh bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Sudeep, Jagapathi babu, Nayanthara, the foreign actors who exactly depicted the plight of Britishers in the period, apart from innumerable character artists. I must make a special mention of Tamanna for handling her role with such emotional understanding of it, her impeccable dance moves and her heavenly looks. Glad to see leading women getting respectable roles and surprised to see them perform with such power.
Fights: Hands down everybody is gonna love the fight sequences for their crystal clarity, convincing the audience of the period's martial art expertise and use. Every single shot in the fight scene obeys physics and geography and yet is magnanimous. Oh boy, this choreo is the best Indian choreo I've seen so far on a movie screen, with no second thoughts. You'd agree with me too.
Music: The bgm seemed very engaging but too lengthy at times to hold the audience to the related emotion. The first two songs were heavenly and bang on!
Story, cinematography & Editing: Well, though we know that the broad outline of the story is a failed but furious freedom struggle, it takes you by surprise by the way characters were introduced and their emotional evolution was portrayed so convincingly. You'd feel the characters and be justified for their evolution. I specifically suggest you not to trust my words but to watch it by yourself. This cinematography gave that 'picture' perfect canvas and color set for painting a great period story that this is. I loved it. Coming to the editing, I experienced a couple minutes' lag in just a couple scenes but kept the racy rush on, like bang on!
On the whole, it was kind of a lifetime event for me to witness Syeraa for the magnanimous movie that it is and I'm watching it again and again. It's so unconventional-yet-good that you'd love it. Watch it yo!