Chanakya Movie Review

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Release date: October 05, 2019

Tollywoodnews Rating: 2.5/5

Starring: Gopichand, Mehreen Pirzada, Zareen Khan

Director: Thiru

Producers: Rama Brahmam Sunkara

Music Director: Vishal Chandrasekhar – SriCharan Pakala

Cinematography: Vetri Palanisamy

The latest movie of Gopichand “Chanakya” Spy Thriller was released today world wide, lets look how was the film.


The Indian government is looking out of a fearful militant named Qureshi(Rajesh Khattar) who is now camping in Pakistan. RAW appoints for the role a challenge and devil officer Arjun to bring him back. How is Arjun moving into Pakistan? How is he going to apprehend such a frightened terrorist? And where does this setup feature Mehreen and Zareen Khan? You have to watch the movie on the big screen to know this.

Plus Points

As normal, in his role, Gopichand is doing a sincere job. He looks fit all over the movie as the RAW agent. Gopichand has done a commendable job in the movie, be it his combat or dialog delivery. As the RAW manager, Nasser was good and brought depth to the film.

The director begins the film with a strong sequence of action that looks attractive. Zareen Khan is making a decent Telugu debut as the RAW secret agent. She did well to support her position. In her job, Mehreen was about all right and had nothing much to do. Throughout their small comedy roles, Sunil and Ali did well.

Upen Patel is the film’s surprise package as he superbly played the role of a stylish villian. All of Gopichand’s scenes have come out well. Some Karachi-based action thrills were well planned. The pre-climax scenes were handled well, evoking a decent curiosity.

Minus Points

First, in recent times, the film is loosely based on a number of Hindi spy thrillers. It is highly influenced by the D D Day of Nikhil Advani. The makers put in the same old comedy, song and dance routine after beginning the film with a bang. The romantic episodes of Gopichand with Mehreen are dull and totally dilute the proceedings.

Technical Aspects:

The film’s camera work is pretty good as it succeeds in portraying Karachi and the terrorist in a decent way. The development of production needs special notice as Karachi and a few other areas have been re-designed in a reliable manner.

Music is all right, but Sricharan’s background score is pretty good. Editing is below par as it could have cut short the romantic track to make things crisp. This entire episode of dog mating looks stupid and might have been avoided.

Coming to director Thiru, with his narration, he did a good job below. He rehashed all the thrillers of the spy and prepared his story that looks decent. He also begins the film well and sets it up and gives it a good tone. But for unnecessary commercial aspects, he too falls prey and derails the film. He had too much on the table in the second half and was unable to manage it. That’s why with his unsuitable script, which has many logical errors and unanswered questions, he hurried things.

Final Verdict

All in all, Chanakya is a spy thriller routine that operates in just a few places. While the action and Gopichand lead from the front, in no time can boring narration and bad scripting bring down the film. Although the film looks stylish, in this action thriller there’s nothing new you’ll see. So, go into the test with all your hopes.

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