Gautamiputra Satakarni Movie Review

Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Hema Malini,Shiva Rajkumar,Kabir Bedi, Tanikella Bharani, Subhalekha Sudhakar
Directed by Krishna Jagarlamudi (Krrish)
Produced by Y. Rajeev Reddy, Jagarlamudi Saibabu, Bibo Srinivas
Written by Sai Madhav Burra (Dialogues)

Music by Chirantan Bhatt
Cinematography by Gnana Shekar V.S
Edited by Suraj Jagtap, Rama Krishna Arram
Production company : First Frame Entertainments
Release date 12 January 2017
Genre : Historical Film



Gautamiputra Satakarni is a story of a warrier's relentless war to bring the different kingdoms under single Satavahana rule. He defeats all the Kings in India to make it possible and also he is the only king who defeated the mighty Greeks who invaded India during the good old ancient days. Story revolves around the history of this emperor Gautamiputra Satakarni how he won the battles, How he managed his personal life etc


  • Content is the king in this film, Director Krrish has selected the sensible concept which was mixed up with war sequences and emotions which will perfectly hit every audience in theater
  • Balakrishna lived into the character, The powerful role and the dialogues uttered by Balakrishna will makes us to feel like no one can do it except him. 
  • Dialogues written by Sai Madhav Burra are major highlight of the, Each and every dialogue will give you goosebumps
  • Shreya Saran looks gorgeous in this film and perfect choice for the role of Vasistha Devi, she delevered her career best performance in this film
  • Music by Chirantan Bhatt mixed with stunning VFX will makes you feel that you are watching a Hollywood film
  • Cinematography by Gnana Shekar V.S is top knotch
  • Last but not least, Director Krrish has given soul for the film, Completing such a huge film with heavy cast within 79 days is not a small thing. He never compromised in any matter. Digging deep into the 2000 BC history and bringing the same feel in the film is really convincing
  • Screenplay and Narration was quite mesmerizing
  • All the actors has given the natural performance in this film


  • Film has 3 War sequences, director completely concentrated on the war than the actual history of Gautamiputra Satakarni, How he raised and historical distortion
  • Lengthy scenes in second half will makes us feel bored at some parts
  • Visual effects failed in some parts of the film which can be easily noticed
  • Kannada actor Shiva Rajkumar was promoted as a part of this film, But he jest appeared in a song
  • People who expects a Emotional Drama like Kanche and Krishnam vande jagadgurum from Krrish may disappoint with this film since this is completely war based film
  • Balakrishna Makeup was  horrible at some parts, Especially in romantic scenes with Shreya
  • Predictable story and pale climax

Final Analysis

Gautamiputra Satakarni is a perfect Sankranthi winner which came up with a powerful story mixed up with the commercial elements.Dont miss!! Must watch film and one of the biggest mile stone in Balakrishna and Krrish career

Rating : 3.75/5