12 Jan, 2017 2 hrs 25 mins U/A
Nandamuri Balakrishna, Hema Malini, Shriya Saran, Kabir Bedi
Nandamuri Balakrishna, Hema Malini, Shriya Saran, Kabir Bedi
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Gautamiputra Satakarni is certainly a must-watch for someone who feels strongly about the Telugu culture, language and history. And for others, it's a story you'll appreciate.
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Gautamiputra Satakarni Story: Satakarni (Balakrishna) the emperor of the Satavahana kingdom nurtures a dream – a united Bharata khandam. He fights wars to unite the entire Bharata khandam under one kingdom thus ending all war. The film traces the life and glory of the 2 century emperor.

Gautamiputra Satakarni Movie Review: Directed by Anjanaputra Krish, starring Basavatarakamputra Balakrishna and Neerajaputri Shriya – Gautamiputra Satakarni as promised is all about Telugu glory. Generously embellished with dialogues that sing praises of the “Telugu jathi”, and that too delivered by Balayya, GPSK gives the audience a lot of reasons to cheer. Balakrishna looked like he put his own love for the culture in the dialogues. “Badugu jaathi kadu Telugu jathi!” thunders Satakarni to the northern ruler who mocks the people of the south and he does it powerfully enough to make you feel the Telugu pride in you that you never knew existed – quite a fix of regional ego, that.

As Satakarni asks “Amma kante ekkuva evaraina unnara” to his courtiers who object to letting Gautami (Hema Malini) take the throne before the king does as “agra tamboolam”, you will find yourself convinced. And his wife Vashishti Devi (Shriya Saran) too is given her due credit when she allows her infant son to fight a war with his father, albeit reluctantly. Shriya as Vashishti Devi looked majestic yet delicate and played the role of a hurt mother impeccably. Hema Malini too was a delight to watch on screen.

Also Read: ​ Gauamiputra Satakarni Box Office Collection: The film registers Balayya's career's best openings on Day 1

Balayya in his 100th film too is actually resorting to his usual antics – killing an army singlehandedly, slapping thighs as he speaks about his clan, punch dialogues and larger than life heroism. However, because he does it in this dramatic set up of a historical as the proven valiant ruler, it all fits. But you can barely ignore the fact that he is getting older. Although the maturity in his face helped during the high-emotion war scenes, his body language wasn’t cooperating.

GPSK is all about the dialogues. Your love for the language will certainly get a boost after watching this film. It was a job well done by Sai Madhav Burra; kudos! As much as the album was a great hear, the songs don’t do much for the film. Especially two songs in the second half, Mriganayana and Saho Sarvabhowma seem unnecessary.

Also Read: Gautamiputra Satakarni Box Office Predictions

This movie is a historical and it does the job of one – narrating the events. It focuses on telling the story in the grandest manner possible and gives lesser attention to details like CG during the war scenes. Repeat footages and weakly choreographed and costumed war sequences were a slight put off when you were riding high on the chivalry of yore. Cinematography too captures the mood of the film perfectly and not once would you find the visuals (barring the CG) unnatural. Having said that, the purpose of the film is telling the story and it did stay true to that.
Gautamiputra Satakarni is certainly a must-watch for someone who feels strongly about the Telugu culture, language and history. And for others, it's a story you'll appreciate.

Also Read: Gautamiputra Satakarni will surely strike a chord with audience: Shriya
Avg Users’ Rating 3.8/5 ( 189 users )
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Sridhar S
Pretty good
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hari prasad
goooooooooooooood
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Rajesh
good casting
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Tim Krotha
screenplay is sickening. The camera for cameraman is meant for only for 4 sides and there is no motion in it. Lot of war and no story oriented epic thing!!. No expressions on Hema malini''s face either. As an actor Balakrishna and shreya did a wonderful job but hell a lot of violence and blood shed. Costumes looking pretty simple and alltogether satakarni''s kingdom looks ok with no proper lights throughout the screenplay. It looks dark in some areas.<br/>Fine. As per my opinion goes movies rated 2
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Katpadivaradarajan Arulalan
on sunday 15th I saw this movie in Vellore at 10 pm. Sad that not many of my age group were seen . ( 55 plus) It affected my work for the next 48 hours. we are living a life which is possible because of the vision and courage like people of GPSK.
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Suresh Babu
Excellent movie. Full credit goes to Krish<br/>Dedicated action by Balakrishna and co actress sriya<br/>Worth to watch hidyorical movie
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Sagar Puppala
awesome
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Rajesh
Real trash
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Rakshith
Awesome movie an every Indian must watch this wonder..
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Sajjasairaghavendra Chowdary
excellent I have never seen that type of performance
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viveka
This statement &quot;quite a fix of regional ego, that. &quot; is so unreasonable.<br/>How in the world, coming back strong with the facts on someone who insulted your race is ego ?? funny.
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ravi dudala
According to History Satakarni belongs to Nashik region ... why they are missleading people with fake stories .... instead of this they would have remaked some hit flim
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naveen sagi
Average
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Bapuji Dowluru
super Raju Uske ka blockbuster Nandamuri Balakrishna nbk hundreds of Ireland Film City owner
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Rambabu Kankanampati
This is an extraordinary movie and thanks to director Krish and Balakrishna for bringing great sathavahana story on to silver screen. Hats off to Balakrishna''s performance. I can''t believe how Krish made this movie in just 79 days schedule and just under 55cr budget and such a grand visuals and war scenes. These visual richness and Great War scenes made me to watch movie twice in Chicago, USA.. I can finally say this is the pride of not only the Telugu movie. It is a pride of Indian movie. <br/>Saraho Satakarni.. 5/5
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srikanthsvv
few dialogues were been lagging
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Briganza is back
Good movie with some breathtaking visuals. Slightly disappointed with not getting to know much about Satakarni, his rule, inscriptions. Except for few war episodes , nothing much is known after watching the movie. Nevertheless, Director Krish did a fantastic job in bringing such a novel story to audience within a short span of 79 days. NBK has performed to his calibre, and the dialogues are the greatest asset to this film. <br/>Kudos to the makers for a fantastic film.
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SRINIVAS
This movie( Real Life Character - Gautami Putra Satakarni ) shows the greatness of our Vedic(Hinduism) over the various foreign rulers who invaded our Bharat Mata. The message is Gautami Putra Satakarni ki Jai.<br/>BHARAT MATA KI JAI. We beg Bharat Mata to produce sons like Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj, Maharana Pratap, Rani lakshmi Bai, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, and Great Gautami Putra Satakarni.<br/>Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
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sai kumar
Super movie
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SRINIVAS
This movie( Real Life Character - Gautami Putra Satakarni ) shows the greatness of our Vedic(Hinduism) over the various foreign rulers who invaded our Bharat Mata. The message is Gautami Putra Satakarni ki Jai.<br/>BHARAT MATA KI JAI. We beg Bharat Mata to produce sons like Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj, Maharana Pratap, Rani lakshmi Bai, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, and Great Gautami Putra Satakarni.<br/>Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
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srinu mundra
Super movie
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Aswarth Sai Garage
Amazing Direction by Director Krish. Jai Balayya Jai Jai Balayya
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chekuri Narasimha Raju
Excellent Movie. Balayya performance is top. Shriya, hemamalini is good. Technical values are good. The entire creadit goes to balayya, Crish and team.
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Ch Prasad
he is looking like a grand pa
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Ch Prasad
movie good but hero bad
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Mandavan Venkata Vijaya Kumar
Very good movie
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Ranjith Kumar
Movie super
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Nagarjuna Reddy Kasireddy
U r the man who bought the history into our knowledge ...we wish you always do movies like this
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Nagarjuna Reddy Kasireddy
U r the real hero for many centuries jai balaya
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Nagarjuna Reddy Kasireddy
Jai balaya ..u are a real hero and one and only legend
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Nagarjuna Reddy Kasireddy
Jai balayya .......u r always a legend on the screen and also in the war
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Venkateshwarrao M
Roaring dialogues and over action are in the genes of Balkrishna. Our people try to copy the CG work of Hollywood, they do not realise that most of the Hollywood CG work is done in labs in India. But it needs a bigger budget and proper time. The movies was shot in 75 days per the interviews. That is where a glaring hole in the CG quality can be seen. Only Balakrishna''s fans and Telugu culture and history fans can forgive all that and watch the movie.
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Harish Mahadas
this is all fake rating good story but bad excution mainly in hero selection krish best director but balakrishna is poor actor
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Prasad Svrk
PICTURE IS ALL ABOUT TELUGU CULTURE AND HERITAGE THERE MAY BE ERRORS BUT WE MUST THANK THE PRODUCER FOR HIS DARING ACT NOW A DAYS ALL CINEMAS ABOUT HEROS AND PUNCH DIALOGUES.NTR MIGHT BE BEST FOR THIS ROLE BALAYYA AVAILABLE BEST
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Mohan Dhulipati
One of the best movies of the recent historical stories. Inspiringly wriiten &amp; well delivered dialogues, amazing expresion, superb photography are the assets of the movie. A good recollection and self pride for Telugus about their past and motivates to nurture the same. Have to appreciates the dialogue writer agian for very knife sharp dialogues.<br/>More care could have been taken on hero''s make up and hero''s mother''s action over all. Movie could have been slightly lengthy, covering in 2nd part. This 15 min could have been used for more drama in the second half (as second half mostly filled with war scenes).<br/>However these are area of improvement for a better output.<br/>Seen a good movie in this genre after a long time. Well done job by director.
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Ip Babu
This movie new balakrishna
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Kiran Manch
Awesome movie.. Very gripping screenplay..
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venu A
No story n due to lack of time poor graphics n poor editing
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anveshkumara
balayya broken box office with few theatres
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Rohith Kotha
excellent movie balakrishna acting dialogs superb
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Bala Subramanyam Guttikonda
Super movie this is a historical movie this movie can''t boring
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Seshubabu Alapati
due to lack of time weak veffects can be considerable but costume design is like for drama people performng on small stages apart from these movie is feast to eyes
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Raja Ramachandra
Very Good Film
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Rohit Bhatia
one time watchable movie
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Sri Harsha
Krish did a splendid job. Bala Krishna Garu did very well in the movie
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Sreenivasa Rao
telugu people must watch movie
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Anilkorlapu Kumar
Supper movie
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krishna satyanaraya Banda
It is a great historical movie..But it is surprising to see that not a single elephant was used in the battles though almost all kings of those days had elephant battalions. It is also surprising to find heap of cabbages in the village market where the King and the queen were dancing. The name Satakarani appears like the name of the rank given to an officer in the Magadh army who commanded a battalion of a hundred elephants. Similarly the name Satavahana given to a commander of a hundred chariots, like the word Centurion in the Roman army. Perhaps these Kings were not Andhras but those people belonging to a matriarchal society who served in the Magadh army.
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nari
Its very nice movie Very good decision taken for chosen this movie..........
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Sandeep Surya
Superb gud
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