Hyderabad, January 09: We all knew that Biopic on legendary and senior Tollywood actor NTR is one of the eagerly awaited films this year. NTR’s son and actor turned politician Balakrishna is portraying the lead role and an array of prominent stars are playing crucial roles in this biopic which is made in two parts.
The first part, titled as NTR Kathanayakudu, has been released on today and getting mixed responce from the fans.
Epic Director Krish is the man behind this prestigious project and Balakrishna donned the producer’s hat for the first time. Let’s find out if the first part of NTR biopic.
Story of The Movie:
‘NTR-Kathanayakudu ‘takes off showcasing Legendary actor NTR’s first job as sub-registrar at Vijayawada, swiftly moves on to his quest for movie roles in Madras. The massive flick ends at announcing historical TeluguDesam party TDP in 1982. The rise of NTR’s cinema career, circumstances forced him to think about service to society, further incidents which led to announce a political party etc. cover the scope of the flick.
Nata Simham Balakrishna as NTR has performed well especially as older NTR. In few emotional scenes he did good. Entire second half, NBK very much resembles NTR in body language. However, due to age factor, as young NTR of 20s, balakrishna doesn’t appeal good. Vidya Balan as NTR’s wife is pretty decent, did justice to her role. Rana, Sumanth and Kalyanram as CBN, ANR, and Harikrishna are good choices as well. There are many other heroines, character artists’ casting. Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Kaikala, Nitya Menen, Rakul Preet Singh, Hansika, Krish, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore and many others acted in short roles.
Music Sensation M M Keeravani, who elevates the emotion of the scene with his background score, at his elements yet again. Apart from good songs, his background score is quite good. Next best is Sai Madhav Burra’s dialogues are the ones which standout. Cinematography by Gnansekhar V.S. is good. Production design is decent as well.
Every bit of legend NTR’s life has been in public domain for decades, familiar to most of the people in Telugu states. In addition, his ‘cine career’ doesn’t have the melodramatic elements as in ‘Mahanati Savitri’ life. The whole spice elements in NTR’s life were after his political entry (which are out of scope of part-1 biopic). Given these factors, it is a challenging task to write an engaging script for NTR’s cine life. Director Krish, writer Sai Madhav still able to come up with enough tribute film – if not a great tribute.
Energetic second half, with a powerful climax
Balakrishna’s controlled performance as NTR
Huge Star Casting
A bit slow first half