Review: NTR Mahanayakudu

Release date : February 22, 2019 Rating : 3.5/5

Starring : Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Kalyan Ram, Rana Daggubati and others

Director : Krish

Producers : Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri

Music Director : MM Keeravani

Cinematographer : VS Gnana Shekar

The second Part relies on NTR’s historic entry in politics.

NTR Mahanayakudu’s narrative begins with NTR (Nandamuri Balakrishna) He trips across the pan Andhra Pradesh and attempts on his iconic Chaitanya Ratham, together with his son Harikrishna (Kalyan Ram) as his charioteer.

Following NTR Kathanayakudu, all eyes are on NTR Mahanayakudu. Lets check it out how the film turned out:

Together with the massive public charisma, NTR becomes the Chief Minister. The Real drama begins when NTR loses power because of a political conspiracy. How NTR struggles his way back to power and how his better half Basavatarakam (Vidya Balan) loses her battle with cancer form the main crux of the movie.

In other words, Balakrishna shoulders the film with his one-man show. He Provides a fiery performance in his dad NT Rama Rao’s role. Notably, Balayya’s power-packed acting at the confrontational scene with Indira Gandhi roughly Telugus’ self respect and his subtle histrionics and expressions in the Meeting scene will enthrall his supporters. Overall, NTR biopic will be recalled among Balayya’s finest performances in his profession.

National award-winning actress, Vidya Balan as Basavatarakam attracts In emotion and depth to this political play.
Son-in-law Nara Chandrababu Naidu give super performances. Rest of the actors like Bharath Reddy as NTR’s another son-in-law Daggubati Venkateswara Rao and Vennela Kishore as Rukmangadha Rao are adequately utilized by manager Krish.

Particular mention needs to be given to Krish for how he maintains drama And emotions in NTR’s political and private lives. Right from penning an intense script that showcased NTR’s travel which was full of ups and downs to bringing great performances out of his actors, Krish has done a commendable job.

Experienced music composer MM Keeravani reveals his genius yet again with His thematic background score which highlights the intensity and drama in the narrative. Cinematography by VS Gnana Shekar is realistic, as a vast majority of this movie was shot in real locations and outdoors. Ramakrishna’s editing ought to have been somewhat sharp in a couple of intricate political scenes.

Art Director Sahi Suresh also warrants a pat for keeping the milieus As realistic as you can. Writer Sai Madhav Burra plays to the gallery because he elevates NTR’s magnanimity and firebrand mindset with his dialogues. The movie’s production values are adequate.


Overall, NTR Mahanayakudu showcases NTR, the legendary Politician, to the present generation. Balakrishna’s splendid Performance as NT Rama Rao and Krish’s deft management of the governmental events which rattled Andhra Pradesh from the late 80s would be the major Highlights of the political play. On the flip side, the sudden climax, The serious tone throughout the film plus a slightly underwhelming Subplot between NT Rama Rao and his wife Basavatarakam may interfere with the Film’s prospects to a degree.

Final Thoughts: NTR has awakened the selfesteem of the Telugu people.