Reviews Counted: 15
Total Reviews: 15

80 of critics have given a rating less than 3

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Average Rating: 2.50/5
Reviews Counted: 1

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Basanti is a telugu movie directed by Chaitanya Dantuluri,who earlier directed critically acclaimed movie Banam.This movie starrs Gowtham,son of comedian Brahmanandam in the lead role.Mani Sharma composes music for this flick

Release Date :28/02/2014

Critic Reviews (15)
Rating: 3.25/5
If you haven't viewed a good Telugu movie from the last few months, then Basanthi would be the movie for you.
Rating: 3.0/5
First half of the film is decent. The hostage rescue episodes should have been gripping in second half. Chaitanya Danthuluri is a promising filmmaker and takes up a potential subject, but falls short in making it a well-made film. Plus points of the film are different plot point and background score. On the flipside, the second half should have been more impact making. We have to wait and see how movie lovers embrace this movie.
Rating: 3.0/5
Overall, Baanam fame Chaitanya Dantuluri has made a wonderful attempt through Basanti, which has all the elements to impress the mass audience. Gautham will definitely win your heart with his wonderful acting in the movie, which is a worth watch film.
Rating: 2.75/5
If Chaitanya wanted a commercial film, he shouldn't have touched this kind of a line because we may not have Raykesh Om Prakash Mehra style of treatment and Aamir Khan kind artists at our disposal. Even then, he tried to offer few best movements in first half which are again spoiled in second half. In major, the art work provided for the movie is so artificial. The machine guns, IEDs used were comical. Same applies to the artists who never behaved like terrorists. Overall, 'Basanti' is an immature attempt by a sensible director.
Rating: 2.75/5
Basanti deals topical theme but the way it is told is not convincing. Good attempt, better execution would have made a lot difference.
Rating: 2.75/5
Basanti comes across as a flawed execution of a good plot. The movie could have been so much better, but poor emotional quotient and low entertainment levels fail to engage the viewers. Raja Goutham has shown considerable improvement in this movie, but this may not be enough for the film. The movie will not find many takers in the B and C segments. Overall, Basanti is a disappointment.
Rating: 2.75/5
Basanti is a half hearted attempt.Watch it if you are craving for different cinema and don't expect too much out of it.
Rating: 2.75/5
A decent attempt, but could have been much better.Basanti has its moments with some impressive dialogues and the director makes an honest attempt unlike opting for commercial elements and formulaic approaches.
Rating: 2.5/5
Overall, as an attempt the film must be apreicated but it is hard to appreciate the way the film took off and landed.
Business Of Tollywood
Rating: 2.5/5
Gowtham wants to propose his love but an unfortunate incident disturbs his life and throws his life into turmoil. Terrorists attack Basanti Arts College and hijack 80 students and keep them in their control and unfortunately Alisha is one among them. Then what happens between both of them? and how their lives are affected by terrorism ? How Gowtham saves his Lover as well his friends and other students should watch on the silver screen.
Rating: 2.5/5
Overall, this is a film which is meant for the serious audience and not for those who seek masala entertainment. At the box office, this would be an average to below average treat.
Rating: 2.25/5
Everyone believed that any of his movies will be according to the standards of Baanam. However, this movie could not come out up as many expected. If this movie has been made before Baanam, then everyone could have appreciated that they have done a good job. But now there is no such chance.
Rating: 2.0/5
Chaitanya Dantuluri is no doubt a skillful story teller. He has managed to bring to light the struggle of college students against cruel and demanding terrorists with maturity and precision. The first half of the movie is told crisp but it gets a over dramatic in the second half. The transformation in Arjun's character doesn't evolves with time and reason. Not only that, Arjun's character is expressed in the most convincing and touching way that we tend to care. Especially when his father asks him not to return back to him because the terrorists might hunt him down, but the way walkie talkie scene is picturized made us feel deeply for him. Cinematography is first-rate
Rating: 2.0/5
Basanthi Is Below Your expectations. Watch for Mani Sharmas BGM If you are interested.
Rating: 1.5/5
Chaitanya Dantuluri who attracted with Banam selected tried and tested terrorist angle and planned to added love into it. Many films came on silver screen earlier. This time he failed miserably with his selection of story and treatment. His screenplay and direction did not inspire any confidence. Lack of twists and suspense in the story spoiled the film. His depiction of police force and higher officials while dealing with dreaded terrorists made him a laughing stock.
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  • Film Gola
    Film Gola
    Director failed to create interest in the audinece with predictable story line.
    Verdict:Attempt gone wrong!
    February 28, 2014
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