The second part of the highly anticipated two-part Telugu biopic on the life of legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), titled NTR Mahanayakudu, hits the theatres today (February 22). After N.T.R: Kathanayakudu, it is the second movie in the two-part series.
NTR’s son and actor Balakrishna will be seen in the titular role. Apart from him, an array of prominent stars like Rana Daggubati, Vidya Balan, Sumanth, Prakash Raj and Sachin Khedekar are playing crucial roles in this two-part biopic. The first part, NTR Kathanayakudu, traces the journey of NTR as an actor and the second part is said to highlight his political success.
After a remarkable response from the audience, post the release of poster and trailer the film has set high expectations.
The first part, which released on January 9, was an in-depth look into NTR’s life and his journey on how he established himself as a brand in the Telugu movie industry. Starting from his first big project “Palletoori Pilla” in 1950 which helped him gain some recognition in the industry to much bigger projects later, the biopic had it all. The first part also brought to the forefront NTR's decision to enter politics and launch his party Telugu Desam.
Needless to say, the second part is an in focus on NTR’s political journey which would also involve other prominent faces such as Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.
Brahmani Nara, daughter of Indian film actor and politician Nandamuri Balakrishna and wife of Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh took to Twitter to share her thoughts on NTR biopic part two, NTR Mahanayakudu. She wrote, "#NTRMahanayakudu is an emotion packed, powerful, engaging epic. Congratulations to my father NBK for reliving the selfless passion and stamina of my beloved grandfather in bringing #TeluguPride. Enjoyed the brilliant performances and the crisp, flawless execution." (sic)
Despite opening to positive reviews, the box office report might disappoint fans. Andhra Box Office report says the film starring Balakrishna, Vidya Balan and Rana Daggubati has poor opening. The tweet read, "Poor Openings for #NTRMahanayakudu even though no early morning shows have been screened!" However, the exact collection figures are awaited.