The story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy is set in the turbulent years of the 19th century when the East India Company was slowly increasing its stranglehold over India. It is the story of one man's indomitable spirit against a system which was cold and ruthless. Born with a questioning mind, the young Narasimha could not fathom how a foreign nation could suddenly be telling his people how to live. His questions led him to the wise sage, Gossayi Venkanna, who saw in the boy his own fire and fervour. He trained Narasimha into a lethal war machine and sent him out to rally the people of Renadu (known now as Rayalaseema) to fight against the oppressors. Narasimha Reddy single-handedly recruited an army of people from every section of society and transformed them into a skilled fighting unit. This was one of the first confrontations against the British in South India. Though his efforts were scuttled by betrayal by his own people, Narasimha Reddy’s fight against the British was one of the most sustained of his time.