Chatrapathi: When our action protagonist Shiva (who is portrayed by Bellamkonda Sreenivas) is sitting in his car in the second half of the movie, he informs his pals, “Ye sab kya ho raha hai,” as he is perplexed by the turn of events in his life. I immediately responded, “Same, ye kya ho raha hai,” to the on-screen persona. Chatrapathi forces you to ponder this topic frequently, perhaps every 20 minutes, and amazingly, the movie is just two hours, 20 minutes or so long.
Chatrapathi, Bellamkonda Sreenivas’ Bollywood debut, is a remake of the 2005 Telugu film of identical name, which also starred Prabhas. Chatrapathi stars Sreenivas and is directed by V. V. Vinayak, who is most recognised for his action-comedy along with masala flicks.
The film Is dated and centres on a youngster named Shiva as well as his half brother Ashok. It is set in what appears to be the early 2000s based on the outdated phones that are utilised in the film. The siblings, who were born in Pakistan, and their mother, who is portrayed by Bhagyashree, are compelled to relocate to a little seaside village in Gujurat in 1985. Shiva is unfortunately separated from his family because of the pandemonium that is developing during the evacuation.
Shiva along with a few native villagers enlist the assistance of the strong village chief who tells the migrants to pledge their lives to him. To guarantee their lives were spared, Shiva and his buddies were made to work as slaves for the village chief.
This movie is a little challenging to sit through because of the writing, the dialogue, and the choppy editing. Chatrapathi appears to be a collection of sequences that were quickly pieced together for a timely release. There are numerous continuity and geographic errors present. It was obvious that a few sequences were not filmed in the story’s setting of a small town in Bhavnagar, but rather at a posh hotel in Mumbai’s Juhu district, which made us wonder if director V. V. Vinayak really attempted to be historically accurate with the timeframe.
Along with the misplaced locales, props were also easily inserted into scenes without warning, leaving you perplexed as to where they came from.