Dictator Telugu Movie Review
Chandu (Balakrishna) is a simpleton who works in a local Super Market. A tussle with a local MLA and the series of unexpected events bring his dark past in to light which surfaces Chandrasekhar Dharma - The Dictator. Why is Chandrasekhar Dharma living a reclusive life? What happens after his past is dug forms the rest of the story.
Balakrishna appears in two different shaded characters as a simpleton and stubborn dictator. He is at his best in the dictator role but the other character fell flat. It was a role which do not suit Balayya's image or age. Anjali is seen in a little but important role and she is good as always. Sonal Chauhan has a very limited role and is mostly confined to skin show in a song. There are several recognizable faces in the villain gang but are of no great effect. Same is the case with many supporting artistes and comedians.
Notable hits from Balakrishna of late us only when the audience are connect to the emotion on screen and the actor plays intense roles. But Srivas missed both in this film. There are couple of scenes as such during the interval and lady villains, but the director could not make use of them. The momentum is not at all picking up from the start to the end. Kona Venkat and Gopimohan seem to be totally out of form and needs immediate retrospection. Thaman's music is okay with only one song riding the bar. China's background score is too loud. Cinematography is alright and editing is mediocre. A good 20 minutes can be easily chopped off.
Dictator is that kind of film which fans do not expect for the prestigious 99th film of their favourite star. If you are an ardent fan of the actor and do not want to miss the film at any cost, go for the very fewer moments you have it.
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