Release date: 9th January 2019
Music director: M. M. Keeravani
Producer: Balakrishna, Korrapati Ranganatha Sai
Cast : Balakrishna, Vidya Balan
Nandamuri Balakrishna is stepping into the shoes of his father NTR
through his biopic. The film's first installment titled NTR -
Kathanayakudu is directed by Krish and is releasing across the globe.
Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati, Kalyanram Nandamuri and Sumanth played
other crucial roles in the film bankrolled by NBK Films, Vaaraahi
Chalana Chitram and Vibri Media. Here is the complete review of NTR -
- Kathanayakudu is a perfect tribute to the legendary actor and the
first Superstar of Indian cinema. The film's director Krish picked up
the most important moments and people from NTR's life and framed an
emotional journey that forms the story of NTR - Kathanayakudu. This
installment focusses completely on NTR's journey from a commonman to an
undisputed king in Telugu cinema. Balakrishna fits in the bill
completely and he transformed himself as per the requirement.
- Kathanayakudu is a perfect cut that has some beautiful moments from
NTR's film and personal life. The film narrates a beautiful emotional
story of NTR and Basavatarakam. NTR - Kathanayakudu starts with the
struggle and challenges faced by NTR before he turned out to be a Telugu
Superstar. The first half is flawless though it looks lengthy. A
heartbreaking emotional episode before the interval elevates the film
well. The first half of NTR - Kathanayakudu looks perfect, engaging and
will appeal to every section of audience.
second half of NTR - Kathanayakudu portrays Balakrishna in a new shade
who is turning aged and starts thinking for the people. Some of the
songs from NTR's past films are canned and well presented. The technical
aspects stand out and makes the film a masterpiece. Some of the
episodes make the film look slow but the film has no unwanted scene to
be chopped. NTR - Kathanayakudu comes to an end once NTR announces his
Balakrishna delivered out his best for the film. He kept his best
efforts to fit in the role of his father. The actor surprised with his
transformation and looks apt in the film. Vidya Balan is a real treat
and perfect find for the role of Basavatarakam. She spoke with her eyes
throughout and her expressive performance will be remembered for sure.
All the other actors are well presented on screen to reprise several
should be appreciated for forming an efficient team and grab their best
in all the departments. He picked up the best aspects from NTR's life
and presented with perfection on screen. The screenplay and dialogues
added soul for the film. MM Keeravani's work gets standing ovation on
screen. The cinematography and editing work looked decent. Balakrishna's
first production is rich in production values and the film looks top
notch right from the first frame. NTR - Kathanayakudu is one film that
is technically brilliant in each and every department.
- Kathanayakudu is a perfect tribute for the legend and iconic
personality NTR. Balakrishna and Krish makes this journey a classic
which should not be missed.