Natasimham Nandamuri Balakrishna's historical entertainer 'Gauthamiputra Satakarni' hit the screens today and carried mixed reports at the end of its morning shows. Balakrishna enthralled the audience with his powerful dialogues. Dialogue writer Burra Sai Madhav needs applause. Shriya looked hot in her getup and costumes while Hema Malini was decent. Director Krish's passion and perseverance in handling this script was well established. He might have done lot of homework in studying and understanding the traditions, conventions and cultures which were practised 1500 years ago.
On the flip side, the director concentrated much on war episodes and they were too lengthy. Rest of the story was crispy. Chirantan Bhatt's BGM was okay while songs were not upto the mark. Though Balakrishna looked handsome as emperor, he should have been more slimmer as a warrior. The quality of VFX was adequate for the moderate budget allocated for the film. A vamp's role in the second half should have been extended.
At the box office, the film got decent openings. The fate of the film will be known in a couple of days.