NTR Mahanayakudu Movie Review

Cast and Crew : Starring :Nandamuri Balakrishna,
Vidya Balan,
Kalyan Ram,
Rana Daggubati and others
Director : Krish
Producers : Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri
Music Director : MM Keeravani

After disappointing of NTR Kathanayakudu , all eyes are on NTR Mahanayakudu the second part of NTR’s biopic. The film had its premiere at AMB Cinemas yesterday evening and has finally hit the screens today. Let’s see about the review.

Story : Continuing the history of NTR life story, Mahanayakudu’s story begins with NTR (Nandamuri Balakrishna) launching the Telugu Desam Party. He then tours across the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and campaigns on his iconic Chaitanya Ratham, with his son Harikrishna (Kalyan Ram) as his charioteer.With the massive public support, NTR becomes the Chief Minister. The real drama begins when NTR loses power due to a political conspiracy. How NTR fights his way back to power and how his better half Basavatarakam (Vidya Balan) loses her life? What is the role of CBN ? How NTR back’s his political career ? For all those answers we have to go and watch in theaters.

Performances : When coming to performances we should mention the hardwork of Balakrishna. He kept the movie on his shoulders the film with his one-man show. He delivers a fiery performance in his father NT Rama Rao’s role. Especially, Balayya’s power-packed acting in the confrontational scene with Indira Gandhi about Telugus’ self respect and his subtle histrionics and expressions in the Assembly scene will enthrall his fans. On the whole, NTR biopic will be remembered as one of Balayya’s finest performances in his career.National award-winning actress, Vidya Balan as Basavatarakam brings in emotion and depth to this political drama.

Technical Aspects: Director of this historical biopic Krish, put his entire efforts and made this second part. The Special mention must be given to Krish for the way he maintains drama and emotions in NTR’s political and personal lives. Right from penning an intense script that showcased NTR’s journey which was full of ups and downs to extracting fine performances from his actors, Krish has done a commendable job.MM Keeravani shows his genius yet again with his thematic background score that highlights the intensity and drama in the narrative. Cinematography by VS Gnana Shekar is realistic, as a majority of the film was shot in real locations and outdoors. Ramakrishna’s editing should have been a bit sharp in a couple of elaborate political scenes. Art Director Sahi Suresh did fantastic job with his superb art work.

Verdict : On the whole, NTR Mahanayakudu showcases NTR, the legendary politician, to the current generation.NTR Mahanayakudu is definitely a one-for NTR fans but for the regular audience the film may end up as just a one time watch. For those who wants to know about the history of NTR they can go and watch this movie.
Rating :3/5

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