NTR Kathanayakudu Review.


‘NTR – Kathanayakudu’ starring Nandamuri Balakrishna in the title role is helmed by Krish. After much anticipation NTR Kathanayakudu released in a huge number of screens. The life history of NTR is made in two parts NTR Kathanayakudu and NTR Mahanayakudu. Nandamuri Balakrishna bankrolled this biopic on legendary man under the banner NBK films.The film also stars Vidya Balan, Prakash Raj, Rana Daggubati, Sumanth, Rakul Preet, Nithya Menon, Hansika, Kalyan Ram and others in important roles. Keeravani has composed music and Sai Madhav Burra has penned the dialogues. Gnana Sekhar did the cinematography for this film.


NTR works in a registrar office and one day he decides to act in films. He leaves his job and starts his journey into cinemas and reaches Madras. There he meets LV Prasad and the rest of story continues what challenges he faced?? How he made his debut in Telugu industry?? What is the strong reason that made him enter politics?? These were focused in the first part NTR Kathanayakudu.

Plus points

Balayya, Vidya Balan.

Krish direction

MM Keeravani music

Minus points:

Slow at some points.


Nandamuri Balakrishna essayed the role of NTR in nice way. He appears in many getups and mesmerized the audience with his performance. He reprises NTR in each role seamlessly. Especially, the entry in Lord Krishna’s getup is simply amazing and can’t take our eyes off. NTR and Basavatarakam combination scenes are very emotional and easily connected to audience. Vidya Balan did complete justice to her role. Sumanth as ANR looked apt in few scenes only. Music maestro MM Keeravani has put life into this film with his exceptional music. Krish must be appreciated for directing a magnum opus. The production values are matchless and cinematography by Gnana Sekar is remarkable. Everyone must watch this biopic on legendary actor and politician.

Rating: 3.5/5


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