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Dictator (U/A)


2 hrs 35 mins

Audience Review

123 Ratings

Release Date

14 Jan 2016
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: January 18, 2016 11:57 AM IST

Dictator is of course a feast for Balayya fans and a mass perfect entertainer in the festive season. But the question is how many more formulaic and lacklustre movies are we still going to enjoy?

On the whole, Dictator is a film which has all the necessary ingredients of a typical commercial entertainer. Balakrishna’s thumping performance, mass dialogues, fights and enough glamour elements will keep the fans and B and C center audience happy. If you ignore the routine and predictable story line, this film will be a decent festival outing this weekend. Go watch it.

Sriwass, who directed the film, succeeds in infusing a lot of power-packed moments for Balakrishna in the second half, but one wishes that the rest of the film was as interesting as this segment. At a run time of 156 minutes, Dictator feels far too long than it actually is. In the end, it’s just another film in Balakrishna’s career.

Dictator is a typical Balakrishna’s film in a predictable format. Plus points are Balakrishna’s performance and punch dialogues. On the flip side, the story and screenplay are old-fashioned. There are too many action episodes. On a whole, Dictator is meant for masses and Balakrishna’s fans.

A movie for those who want to see Balakrishna delivering punch lines and smashing an empire.

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