Though Tamil director K S Ravi Kumar has given many hits in the past, his narrative style has lost its relevance for today’s generation. His recent movies which were duds at the box-office are the best examples to prove this point. The out-of-form director has chosen a script that is as old as his “Muthu” (Rajinikanth starrer). Not only is the story old, the screenplay is also outdated. There are many twists in this story but they are forced ones and the overdose of sentiment and thyagam (sacrifice) are packaged in a way that makes us wonder whether the makers are still stuck in the '70s and ' 80s.
Jai Simha' is not a love story nor is it a family drama. It is purely a film made to elevate Balakrishna and his character Narasimha. His character and larger-than-life persona even overshadow the plot that seems right out of a retro film. This is Balayya's film through and through, and there's simply no space for anything else
On the whole, Jai Simha is a typical mass masala entertainer in true Balakrishna style. The added advantage of the film is the emotional angle during the climax. The film is clearly aimed at the masses and will do well with all Balakrishna fans. But the roller coaster effect of the film can get to the regular audience at times. If you are the one who does not mind the regular commercial narration, this film ends up as a one time watch this festival season