Dictator Movie Info:
Dictator is a Telugu film, jointly produced by Eros International and Sriwass under Vedhaaswa Creations banner, directed by Sriwass. The film stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Anjali and Sonal Chauhan in the lead roles. Music is composed by S. Thaman.
Initial release: January 13, 2016 (USA)
Music composed by: Sai Srinivas
Cinematography: Shyam K. Naidu
Story by: Kona Venkat, Gopimohan
Nandamuri Balakrisha’s 99th movie has generated huge buzz before the release for various reasons. Balakrishna is having good phase in his career as he delivered big hits recently and director Sri Wass teaming up with him has created interest.
Balakrishna is considered as Sankranthi star as many of his movies released during Pongal were big hits. Hence “Dictator” released amidst heavy expectations. Does it meet the expectations?
Chandu (Balakrishna) works in a supermarket and lives with his uncle and his family. Indu (Sonal) is harassed by a gang who want to know the whereabouts of her brother who saw a murder done by them. Chandu helps Indu and beats up the goons.
Meanwhile, a colleague of his steals some money from supermarket’s account for his daughter’s marriage but Chandu takes the blame that he stole the money. He is arrested. Then his uncle and his family demands why he stole the money. Then flashback is revealed that he is actually a very rich businessman called Chandrasekhar Dharma, chairman of Dhrama Group of companies.
What’s his flashback and how is it connected with the current story is what the second half of the movie is all about.
Nandamuri Balakrishna has portrayed a character with two different getups. He looks stylish and believable as rich businessman but his acting in the first half is very regular.
Anjali has looked beautiful. Her chemistry with Balakrishna is also good. Sonal and Aksha have looked more like junior artistes as they have limited roles.
The film has no clear cut villain as it has too many rowdies, gangs. One of the villain roles is played by Rathi. Prudhvi has tried to create comedy with some stale jokes. Nasser and Suman are okay.