First things first. Never get carried away by the title. Going by the high-sounding title, you expect a riveting tale of revenge or a gripping saga of Rayalaseema faction feuds like in Narasimha Naidu
, Samarasimha Reddy
or more recently Indra
(short for Indrasena Reddy). But Bharatasimha Reddy is neither riveting nor a tale. For all we care, the title could have been even Tom, Doug or Hari. The only things outstanding in the movie are the lack of a storyline and a lakh of sentiment. On a scale of 1 to 10, Bharatasimha Reddy scores a 35 when it comes to heavy-duty melodrama.
For your information and necessary action, Rajasekhar plays a double role, as father and son. Bhartasimha Reddy (Rajasekhar), better known as Devudayya, is a recluse who pines for his son Raja's affection. But junior hates Dad because he thinks the latter was responsible for his Mom's death and is now having a gala time with his paramour (Ravali). The fact is that B Reddy is only a victim of his family's betrayal. His wife (Meena) acts against his wishes, so he walks out on his wife along with the child.