SearchSearch for Movies, Events, Plays, Sports and Activities
Select your region
Sign in
Hamburger Menu

Dictator: Film Review – So Much Hype, So Much Boredom!

By BMS Editor 15 January, 2016 2 min read
share
Dictator: Film Review – So Much Hype, So Much Boredom!
Verdict: A must-watch for all fans of NBK!
 
Dictator was over-hyped as Balakrishna’s 99th film – we actually hoped for something new. It’s our fault for hoping. Clearly, nobody in Tollywood even fakes trying anymore. There was nothing fresh in this far-too-often rehashed formulaic film. From a narrative that seems to follow Balakrishna like a bad odor since Samarasimha Reddy, to a larger-than-life portrayal of a star, clearly not in his element anymore – this film is not a pleasure to watch.
The film, as expected, typecast Balakrishna as the young middle-class struggler who is actually quite a rich guy, as you find out in the later half. How the said loss of wealth happened is the story, quite simply.
 
 
There isn’t much for us to tell you about the film per se. The acting was passable. The storyline very passable and the only thing that really drives the film is Balakrishna himself. Our only question is: for how many more films will these formulaic star-centred narratives continue?
 
This film is a treat for any Balakrishna fan. I mean, there isn’t much else for you to work with. Sure, Anjali and Sonal Chauhan look great and Vikramjeet Virk, Suman, Nassar, Kabir Singh Duhan, Sayaji Shinde and the rest of the cast entertain – but to what end? There’s nothing you do not expect in the movie.
 
The music is passable too, with S. Thaman proving (once again) that churning out film albums with a complete lack of wanting to do anything unique, actually works. Like any Balakrishna film, the narrative is spiced with enough and more punch dialogues. The plot, however, remains predictable and boring. 
 
Don’t watch this, unless you have a sarcastic sense of humor. Else, the joke is pretty much on you.


 
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
This is an out-and-out commercial flick riding solely on Balakrishna’s star status. A must do for any Balakrishna fan, a happy and wise skip for anyone else.

– By L. Romal M. Singh

Tags: #Dictator#Dictator Critics Review#Dictator Movie Review#Dictator Story#Dictator Trailer#Dictator User Rating#Latest Telugu Movies#Tollywood Movie release
Written by
BMS Editor
Privacy Note
By using www.bookmyshow.com(our website), you are fully accepting the Privacy Policy available at https://bookmyshow.com/privacy governing your access to Bookmyshow and provision of services by Bookmyshow to you. If you do not accept terms mentioned in the Privacy Policy, you must not share any of your personal information and immediately exit Bookmyshow.
hut
List your Show
Got a show, event, activity or a great experience? Partner with us & get listed on BookMyShow
Contact today!
bookmyshow
Copyright 2022 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The content and images used on this site are copyright protected and copyrights vests with the respective owners. The usage of the content and images on this website is intended to promote the works and no endorsement of the artist shall be implied. Unauthorized use is prohibited and punishable by law.