Starring : Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Kalyan Ram, Rana Daggubati
Director : Krish
Producers : Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri
Music Director : MM Keeravani
Release Date : 22nd February 2019
It’s the season of biopics for Indian cinema. NTR biopic is split into two parts. The first part NTR Kathanayakudu has already hit theatres and today it's second part NTR Mahanayakudu has arrived at the theatres. Let’s see the story.
Story: After making his entry in politics, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) sweeps the elections and is elected as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. But his political foes seek to take advantage of it. His own Finance Minister plans a coup against NTR. How does NTR fight and come in the power again, and how his wife Basavatarakam (Vidya Balan) loses her battle with cancer, form rest of the story.
Minus Points :
Performance: Nandamuri Balakrishna was destined to play his father NTR on screen, he has done just a mind-blowing job as NTR. One can say that it is Balakrishna’s best performance to date. Be it his body language, or facial expression, he has got everything right and is a treat for all Nandamuri fan. Vidya Balan breathes life into the role of Basavatarakam. With his performance, she proves why she is a national award-winning actress. Rana Daggubati in the role of Chandrababu Naidu is good. Kalyan Ram is remarkable. Supriya Vinod, Vennela Kishore, Bharat Reddy, Sachin Khedekar, Daggubati Raja, and others are alright.
Technical: There is nothing special in the storyline. The music by MM Keeravani is alright. The background score is decent. The background score elevates the proceedings completely. The cinematography is superb. He has showcased the different time frames in such a beautiful manner. The editing could have been better. The dialogues by Sai Madhav Burra are clap-worthy. The production values are top notch.
Analysis: NTR Mahanayakudu is all about the political journey of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Terrific performances, honest portrayal of NTR are the huge assets. The serious tone throughout the film is one of the major drawbacks. The husband and wife drama brought in for emotional appeal is very routine.