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Republic (2021) Panja Abhiram(Sai Dharam Tej) is a bright student. He then turns an IAS officer after coming to know about the plight of those around him, and also that of the society, as a whole. In his attempt to serve the public, Abhiram comes up against a crooked politician (Ramya Krishna), who does all she can to stop him in his tracks. What follows is an intense clash between the feudalistic political system and a straightforward bureaucrat. Can the latter win in his fight to eradicate corruption?.
Ragalahari.com  (Oct 02, 2021)
Rating:  2.5/5

'Republic' may not be a thoroughly engaging film, but it has its moments. A decent first half helps. The second half fizzles out before acquiring weight in the climax.

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Indiaglitz.com  (Oct 02, 2021)
Rating:  2.5/5

Republic' has a dramatic premise. Its start, middle and end are impressive. As a rebellious movie, it could have shown more imagination..

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Telugucinema.com  (Oct 02, 2021)
Rating:  2.5/5

‘Republic’ is an honest political drama. Dev Katta has written powerful dialogues. Sai Tej also delivers good performance. But it needed a more engaging narrative..

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Cinejosh.com  (Oct 02, 2021)
Rating:  3/5

The way he promoted the film and paid tributes to the honest officials who are murdered by the corrupt politicians, showcase his earnest attempt. Seriousness narration and docudrama kind of scenes in few instances and Deva Katta taking his sweet time before Sai Dharam Tej becomes a collector and locks horns with Ramya Krishna, affected the film turning it uneven at times. Considering all these points and Deva Katta and Sai Dharam Tej's honest attempt in the right earnest.

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Telugu360.com  (Oct 02, 2021)
Rating:  2.5/5

Republic’ is an honest political drama with hard-hitting dialogues. While prime characterizations are good, as a package the film lacks the required punch. Sai Dharam Tej shows a matured performance. Overall, A different kind of movie strictly for Political movie lovers..

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Gulte.com  (Oct 02, 2021)
Rating:  2.5/5

There is a scene where Jagapathi Babu is humiliated and insulted by people for his corruption. Jagapathi Babu’s past is emotional. Every character has a backstory and the director tries to justify their corruption with reason. But it obstructs the original story and narrative. It is not a regular Telugu movie one gets to watch. Republic is a different and honest attempt. The film’s soul is intact. But it gets lost in its narration..

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Greatandhra.com  (Oct 02, 2021)
Rating:  2/5

Overall, the intention of “Republic” is appreciable, and the topic is meaningful, but the narrative is dull and gives a documentary feel. Though Sai Dharam Tej’s performance and dialogues are positive aspects, the film makes a dull watch and is far away from the taste of regular cine goer..

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123telugu.com  (Oct 01, 2021)
Rating:  3/5

On the whole, Republic is a relevant social drama with a realistic backdrop. Sai Tej’s sincere performance and good drama in the second half are basic assets. If you ignore the slow first half and lengthy runtime, this film can be given a shot for the sincerity in the making..

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Telugubulletin.com  (Oct 01, 2021)
Rating:  3.25/5

Republic is an honest sociopolitical drama that has its heart at the right place. Sai Dharam Tej’s spotless performance paired with Deva Katta’s sincere approach delivers an engaging and relevant film. With no deviations along the way, Republic makes for a compelling watch..

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