Gautamiputra Satakarni

Gautamiputra Satakarni Cast and Crew:

Director Krish
Producer Saibabu Jagarlamudi and Y Rajeev Reddy
Cast Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Hema Malini, Shiva Rajkumar and Kabir Bedi
Music Chirantan Bhatt
Cinematography VS Gnana Shekar
Release date 12 January 2017
Runtime 2.15 hours
Budget Rs 45 crore
Rating --/5

Director Krish's Telugu movie Gautamiputra Satakarni (Gautami Putra Satakarni/GPSK) starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and Shriya Saran has received positive reviews from filmgoers.

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Gautamiputra Satakarni movie review:

Director Krish himself has written the script for this epic historical action film, which has been produced by Saibabu Jagarlamudi and Y Rajeev Reddy under the banner First Frame Entertainment. The film is based on the life of 2nd century AD Satavahana ruler Gautamiputra Satakarni.


The fans say that Gautamiputra Satakarni has an interesting story, which throws light on the life of an unsung hero. Gautamiputra Satakarni (Balakrishna) is one of the most powerful kings from the Satavahana dynasty in India. How he goes on to win the kings of his neighbouring kingdoms and the mighty Greeks forms the crux of the story.


Director Krish has created a brilliant screenplay, which is engaging right from the beginning till the end. The director has nicely blended all commercial ingredients like action, romance, drama and punch dialogues in to serious and real-life story. The film has very slow-paced narration, which tests the patience in parts, say the audience.


Nandamuri Balakrishna has played the title role in Gautamiputra Satakarni and has delivered a sterling performance, which is the main highlight of the film. Shriya Saran, Hema Malini, Shiva Rajkumar and Kabir Bedi have also played important roles and their performances are also the assets of the movie, fans say.


Gautamiputra Satakarni has been made with a limited budget in a short span of time. But the director has managed to get rich production values. The brilliant choreography of war and action scenes, background score, picturisation and punch dialogues are the attractions on the technical front. Considering its production cost and time, its VFX works are good, but they are not up to the expected mark, fans say.

We bring you some filmgoers' verdict on the movie shared on Twitter. Here is the live update of Gautamiputra Satakarni movie review by audience:

Kalyan Chakravarthi ‏@kalyanathidhi

First half of #GautamiPutraSatakarni is simply outstanding BGM, War sequences are terric. Hatsoff to director #Krish and whole team This is how a landmark film should be. Blockbuster #GauthamiputraSatakarni Congrats to the whole team.

Deepak chander ‏@Deepakchander1

#GautamiPutraSatakarni 1st half Good 2nd half Amazing #Balayya at his bst Krish,burra amazing work It's just #jaibalayya Rating: 4/5

Drvengrad Diaries ‏@DrvengradDiary

#GautamiPutraSatakarni is a winner all the way. Totally surprised by the execution, considering the short production span. Having the guts to play an age defying role is one thing but doing it convincingly against a strong rival is total thug life.MASS! #GPSK While one self concerned megastar does a safe remake as his comeback, Balayya must be appreciated for his brave choice.

Akhil ‏@AkhilMerugu2

#Gautamiputrasatakarni brilliantly made film by krrish,visuals ,BGM, one can do better than balayya,unmatchable royalty.

Rohit Venkatraman ‏@RohitvNiranjan

#GPSK - kudos to @DirKrish for making this historical film in a very short turn around time & excellent BG score by @bhattchirantan - 3/5

Suresh Kondi ‏@V6_Suresh

#GPSK is Mind Blowing.Terrific Performance by NBK.Kudos to @DirKrish for Presenting the Solid History backdrop film in Short timeDONT MISS Top Natch Technical Values: Must Appreciate Sai Madhav Burra Dialogues, Gnanashekar Visuals.. Chiranthan BGM..AND VFX Team... #GPSK Still Wondering how Could @DirKrish and team Managed to make a such Great film within very short time. Saahoo Krishh..

iShravan ‏@shravanonline

Done with first half. VFX #GautamiPutraSatakarni One will know the value of light when in dark. Now I am realizing the greatness of SSR @ssrajamouli while watching #GautamiPutraSatakarni

Drvengrad Diaries ‏@DrvengradDiary

#GautamiPutraSatakarni is a winner all the way. Totally surprised by the execution, considering the short production span.

ఉచిత సలహా ‏@uchithasalaha

Done with #GautamiPutraSatakarni .. There is nothing more to say about NBK, he was superb! @DirKrish must be applauded immensely for this1/n The output @DirKrish has given with that budget is simply amazing. Thanks for letting us know our Telugu vaadi story through #GPSK 2/n Along with @DirKrish, dialogue writer Sai Madhav deserves equal applause for great work. #GPSK is a must watch for every Telugu guy

Nitin Chakravarthy ‏@Nitinreddy1111

Superb 1st half.. Mind blowing Pre interval 30 minutes.. Adrenaline pumping Balayya at his best @DirKrish #GautamiPutraSatakarni #GautamiPutraSatakarni - Interval : No one can be normal during the interval episode.. GOOSEBUMPS Outstanding BGM by @bhattchirantan

Kalyan Chakravarthi ‏@kalyanathidhi

First half of #GautamiPutraSatakarni is simply outstanding BGM, War sequences are terric. Hatsoff to director #Krish and whole team

Rustum Chowdary !! ‏@DathuRulz

Done with 1st half.. lengthy war scenes tests your patience.. 2 scenes tappa rest antha yawn feeling.. #GautamiPutraSatakarni

Sharan Bhagavath ‏@sharan070192

#GPSK #GautamiPutraSatakarni Good 1st half & decent 2nd half 1st & Last 20min Balayya performance & dialogue delivery ✌️✌️ keka

Winter ‏@superrbowl

#GautamiPutraSatakarni Disappointing 1st half. Substandard film making. #GautamiPutraSatakarni 2nd half is better in all aspects, be it dialogues/makeup/making etc... Overall below Avg.A movie with no soul/story.

Sambhavami-SUPERSTAR ‏@nenumedhavi

Good first half Disaster second half 2.5/5 Once Watchable #GautamiPutraSatakarni

Perrytard ‏@Jaqtard

First half done .. #JaiBalayya slogans tho Prasad's big screen kuda daddarillipothondi . #GautamiPutraSatakarni Very good first half ! Balayya Babu #GautamiPutraSatakarni #GautamiputraSatakarni is a great attempt with such limited budget. @DirKrish pulled off a blinder and NBK delivers his best ! Winner at BO

Entertainment News ‏@Enterta953800

#GautamiPutraSatakarni : One of the best movie in Balayya sir and @DirKrish carrier.Highlights-Dialogues, screenplay, Acting,war scenes.4/5

vj1909 ‏@vj1909

#GautamiPutraSatakarni Interval, average until now,dialogues good.1 hour first half loo 30+ mins war scenes a. #GautamiPutraSatakarni Completed. A center & Fans movie,Dialogues .Revenue wise might pay good due to holidays & hype..

Deepak ‏@writtenbyDK

Interval scene, abababababa! #GPSK #GautamiPutraSatakarni #NBK100 This is the Gold Standard of dialogues. Telugu writing at its stunning best. #GautamiPutraSatakarni #NBK100 #GPSK Just done. Stunning visuals. Class A writing. Dialogues are havoc. Slick editing. Winner. Balayya completes century in style! #GPSK #NBK100 #GauthamiputraSatakarni teaches you one thing - you can never put a good man down. As they say in all great kingdoms, long live the king!

Straight Talk ‏@Direct_Shooter

Balayya's thunderous interval bang dialog highlite..war execution episode could have been better..detcent 1st half #GautamiPutraSatakarni It's a Balayya, Krish and Sai Burra Madhav's unified effort..Personally liked it. Such movies should be appreciated. #GautamiPutraSatakarni

In ARM We Trust ‏@pr1294

Dialogues are the strong point. Elevation after elevation from dialogues. Aa elevations kosam aina easy ga choodachu #GautamiPutraSatakarni Krish movies content strong kaani direction wise eppudu below avg. Same here, but he also had budget constraints. #GautamiPutraSatakarni The negatives: Ball's facial expressions during battle scenes and weight #GautamiPutraSatakarni

Bharat Ane Nenu..... ‏@bharatsap

1st half crisp and superb.... Dialogues Top notch #GautamiPutraSatakarni #gpsk Gooose bumps guaranteed The way balakrishna carried emotional scenes and dialogues never before and nevee again #GautamiPutraSatakarni #gpsk

Sudheer ‏@ramufan

Done with 1st half. ok movie. One should have patience to watch it. Not entertaining at all. Let's hope good 2nd half #GautamiPutraSatakarni #GautamiPutraSatakarni నిజాయితీ తో కూడిన review: 1st half decent watch, 2nd half last tempo and boring. Over all Rudrama Devi level.

Sandeep Aatreya ‏@SandeepAatreya

#Balakrishna's entry in #GautamiPutraSatakarni gives goosebumps. Extraordinary, exceptional.. Dialogues, Visuals compete with each #GPSK #GautamiPutraSatakarni most powerful interval bang ever with #Balakrishna's thigh-slap

SIVA ‏@bsrtelugu_SIVA

#GautamiPutraSatakarni 1st Half ended #Balakrishna's Acting,Krish direction,Spectacular visuals,Stunning dialogues&War episodes - fantastic

GPSK ‏@ImKintu

Ekimeda & shivanna song beautiful choreographed #GautamiPutraSatakarni Interval - crispy and repeat stuff .. ah dialogues ah bgm irrakotti vadiladu ! Balayya thodakotatam peaks #GautamiPutraSatakarni

Vamsi Kaka ‏@vamsikaka

Extraordinary filmmaking from Krish & another terrific performance by Natasimham Nandamuri Balakrishna. #GautamiPutraSatakarni #GPSK

Sridhar Sri NTR ‏@sridhar215

#GautamiPutraSatakarni 1st war scene awesome background score super #GautamiPutraSatakarni 1st half done @DirKrish garu awesome awesome awesome anthe saimadhav Garu hats up for ur dialogues, Jai Balayya #GPSK

Harsha ‏@TheHarsha

First half war scenes and balayya dialogues super. Interval bang Intensity peaks. #GautamiPutraSatakarni #GPSK

BhAsHa ! ‏@The_Cmd_Prompt

Very Good First half #GautamiPutraSatakarni Done....Worst 2nd Half #GautamiPutraSatakarni ..Krrish Weakest Film Till Date...Below Avg To Flop +ves : War Episodes,Visuals Potta Dialogue and Balayya Wig #GautamiPutraSatakarni

nme avsrm leni dp ‏@raayuduu

#GautamiPutraSatakarni ok first half .. one war remaining ok ok .. 2cnd half fans ye navuthunaru .. looks aythe

Laxman Anishetty ‏@laxman_219

First half ok undi...Interval ki mundu 10min bagundi #GautamiPutraSatakarni Watched #GautamiPutraSatakarni .. Below avg to avg movie..second half slow undi.. war scenes bagunnayi..Engaging ga ledu drama

#NTR27 ‏@evadkitelsu

1st half Pre interval aithe fans ki poooonakaale!! #GautamiPutraSatakarni

Lokesh Nara ‏@naralokesh

Fortunate to have revisited the history of #Amaravati through #GautamiPutraSatakarni premiere last night. Kudos to @DirKrish. Mesmerised by #Balayya mavayya's inspiring performance. Contribution of other artists in #GautamiPutraSatakarni deserves special mention