NTR Kathanayakudu Movie Review

NTR Kathanayakudu Movie Review

Cast and Crew :
Starring : Balakrishna, Vidya Balan,Kalyan Ram, Sumanth, Rana Daggubati
Director : Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi
Producers : Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati
Music Director : M.M Keeravaani
Cinematographer : Gnana Shekar V.S
Release Date : 9th Jan 2019.

After Mahanati Entire Telugu Film industry is eagerly waiting for the Bio pic of NTR Kathanayakudu. This is one of the most awaited biopics in the history of Telugu cinema. Based on the life of legendary NTR, the first part has hit the screens today amidst huge pre-release buzz. Let’s see about the review.

The story is based on the life of Rama Rao(Balakrishna) who leaves his Register job and decides to become an actor. He is ably supported by his wife Tarakam(Vidya Balan) and very soon, Rama Rao makes it big and becomes a top star in the film industry. But there is more life ahead for Rama Rao as destiny has other plans and makes him take the political route. How does he manage all of it ? what made Rama Rao to become Politician ? for all those answers we need to go and watch it in theaters.

Performance :
After watching NTR Kathanayakudu Every one should appreciate the hard work of Balakrishna. He was destined to play his father on screen and boy, he has done just a mind-blowing job as NTR. You only feel as if you are seeing NTR himself on screen as NBK looks apt as the legendary actor in the second half. One can say that it is Balakrishna’s best performance to date as the star actor has lived in the role of NTR. Be it Balayya’s body language, or facial expression, he has got everything right.
After Balakrishna every one must mention the character Tarakaramam(Vidya Balan).She breathes life into the role of Basavatarakam. Vidya Balan proves why she is a national award-winning actress and gelled so well with Balayya and the manner in which she evokes chemistry with him is just superb. The emotions that she portrays through her silence speaks a thousand words.Krish has selected characters in such a way that everyone is just class personified. Sumanth plays the mighty ANR and he is very good on screen. His onscreen chemistry with NTR and how those scenes are narrated by Krish is reminiscent of the good old days and Sumanth needs a special mention.
The way NTR’s rise an actor is showcased beautifully by Krish and Balakrishna relives all the iconic characters of NTR in a good way. The manner in which Kalyan Ram plays Hari Krishna looks very nice on screen.

Technical Aspects:
After watching the movie, every one should proudly says that With out Krish, NTR will be not much better .He has done a pretty good job with the film. He has kept the first part totally to showcase NTR the actor and narrated what the legendary actor went through in each of his crucial phases in his life in a superb manner. The second half has good emotions and the manner in which NTR decides to join politics is established convincingly.What catches you right away is the manner in which the time frame is captured through the brilliant camerawork by Gnana Sekhar. He has showcased the different time frames in such a beautiful manner that you relive many of the memories yourself. What makes the camerawork even better is the superb production design. Be it the sets or the costumes or locations chosen, everything looks quite authentic on screen. Dialogues by Sai Madhav Burra and those written for Balayya are clap-worthy. Yet another unsung hero of the film is undoubtedly Keeravani who makes things magnanimous with his music. The way he has scored music keeping the royalness of NTR is too good. His background score elevates the proceedings completely. Rest of the technical team showed their best.

Verdict :
As far as biopics go, NTR Kathanayakudu was quite ok. The only saving grace of the film was Balakrishna’s strong and compelling screen presence. He played the role of his father with such perfection that no other actor would seem fit to play the iconic role. People Who is big fan of Nandamuri family and Wants to know about the NTR they can go and watch the movie.

Rating :3/5

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