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12 Jan, 2017 2 hrs 25 mins U/A
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.

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.

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.

Avg Users’ Rating 3.8/5 ( 232 users )
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mahendhra k
good movie in this year Tally wood
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Sadiq Pasha
average
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Sumanth Kumar
Good performance by bala krishanna and excellent direction by Krrish
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Manoj Dembla
head bang
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Seenu Jinka
good mivie
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Rohith Kotha
super direction
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Vishnu Teja Veeramraju
jai balaya jai jai balaya
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sarat raghava rao
It looks like all TELUGU guys still have to pay for non sense movies by OLD stars
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Vyankatesh Madam
jay ballayaa...<br/>great dioaloguues
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ravi kumar mvs
Go and watch it only if u LOVE balayya. Not a good movie at all. Bad direction and very average music as well.
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NANI
jai balayya<br/>..................................
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Prashanth chary
apart from some log in movie everything is fine.
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Shreyas Shreyas
balakrishna fatty ass
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Mahendhra Mai Yadav
Superb mitho logical movie by krish.....<br/>Everything is heiligheid
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uday kumar
great.
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Sudarshan
good
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Sai Avula
outstanding performance given by NBK
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Bhairava Swamy Kanakala
Balakrishna is the only drawback in dis film..
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Sunny Sony
One Time Watch...
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ramamurthy manne
nice film abt our history
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uday kumar
good one.
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Aryan Kasarla
Direction-Bad<br/>Story-Ok<br/>Balayya Garu-Superb👍🏻<br/>Music-Gud<br/>Cinematography-Ok<br/>Other Actors-Nice Performances<br/>Overall Movie Is Not Upto The Mark😔
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NKL
Very Good Movie..! The background score, super dialogues, beautiful music, story, direction are Great..!! Balayya certainly did lot better than his previous movies..!! Would Appreciate Balayya for taking a fresh subject.👍👍👌👌
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Bhaskar Rao
Super film, Super Performance by Balakrishna and he is one of the most handsome hero in Telugu film industry..
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Ajay babu
war sequences are routine. but the quality of output is amazing. the art work is really extraordinary . the dialogues are highlight for this movie. hard work of director can be applauded.
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Mn Mani
It is really nice movie ever watched recently. Krish showed on the screen what he said/promised to the public. Everybody must know the history of people who struggled for our country. I liked this movie bcz story (our history), less graphics, realistic appearances , good costumes etc. I really appreciate Krish for his guts to take this type of movie. <br/>Krish....You succeeded in your trail. All the best for your up coming movies....
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Srinivas Yele
Balakrishna must retire and act to his age instead of boring the people n wasting peoples money
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Gopimaddinenichowdary Chowdary
good good movie for Telugu people
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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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Sridhar Vinodarao
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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