‘NTR – Kathanayakudu’ – Movie Review

Release Date :09 Jan 2019

Run Time :171 Mins

Genres :Biopic

Music :M M Keeravani

Director :Krish Jagarlamudi

Producer :Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati, Vishu Induri

The man who glorified the Telugu culture and the language worldwide, the legendary actor and leader Sri Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao (NTR) garu’s life story is brought on to the celluloid by his son Nandamuri Balakrishna in the creative direction of the super talented Krish Jagarlamudi. The first part of the movie depicting the childhood and filmy journey of Sri NTR has released today with the title ‘NTR – Kathanayakudu’ among huge expectations. NTR has many milestones in his career and none can forget the way this great leader’s journey from being a top actor to starting a political party which lead to he becoming the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Let us see how effectively the team has managed to bring the life of this legendary leader on to the silver screen.


The story starts from the angle of NTR’s wife Basavatharakam. Basavatharakam(Vidya Balan) would be suffering from Cancer. The film starts showing how her son Hari Krishna(Kalyan Ram) is worried about her health. As she starts looking at the album of NTR while undergoing treatment, the story begins. NTRs childhood, how he is bought up? Why did he get interested in movies? How the son of a common farmer became a super star farms the story, which is to be enjoyed on the silver screen. The film starts with his filmy journey and ends with the announcement of his political party ‘Telugu Desam’.

Plus Points:

  • Alluring NTR getups
  • Effective emotional scenes
  • Scenes between NTR and Basavatharakam
  • Friendship between NTR and ANR
  • Excellent Dialogues

Minus Points:

  • Length

Technical Aspects:

  • Highest technical values
  • Mind blowing background score
  • Gnana Sekhar’s Cinematography


A visual treat for the admirers of NTR. A must watch for all those who wish to witness the life incidents of the legendary leader.

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