NTR Mahanayakudu Movie Review

  • By: nettv4u.com
  • Review for the film: "NTR Mahanayakudu"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 08 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 22-02-2019
  • Genre: Drama, Biography
2.75 / 5.0

NTR Mahanayakudu is directed by Director Krish. The film has Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, “Aamani,” Rana Daggubati, Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Bharath Reddy, “Sumanth,” Sachin Khedekar, Manjima Mohan, Vennela Kishore, Poonam Bajwa and Supriya Vinod. The music composition is by MM Keeravani. The film is produced by Balayya, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri. Gnana Shekar cranked the camera and Arram Ramakrishna edited the film.


NTR launches his Telugu Desam Party, after getting the huge support from the people. His son Nandamuri Harikrishna supports him well and both of them tour across the state and promote their party. The election approaches and NTR faces it boldly and he gets an iconic victory. NTR becomes the Andhra Pradesh CM and sits strongly in the hearts of the people. After a few years, due to some controversies in the politics, NTR loses in the election. Meanwhile, Basavatarakam, his wife becomes a victim of cancer. How she fights against cancer and how did NTR regain his power forms rest of the plot.

Star Performance

Balakrishna had given an excellent performance once again and impressed the audiences. His dialogue delivery, walking style and majestic look, brings NTR in front of the viewers’ eyes. Vidya Balan has got a fantastic role and she had utilized it well. From the beginning, till the end, she lived as Basavatarakam. As she gets into the skin of the character, she has been receiving a lot of awards for her performance! Her emotions are fantabulous. Sachin Khedekar’s performance should also be mentioned here. Kalyan Ram, Rana, Bharath Reddy and Vennela Kishore also had a good show.


The second part of NTR biopic had created a huge expectation as the first part impressed everyone. Although the characters are designed well, the part between NTR and Basavatarakam should have had more depth. We can’t find any mistake in Vidya’s part, but at times, the depth in her character seems missing. The dialogues are perfect and Balayya had pronounced it in his style. The climax seems to be abrupt. Coming to the cinematography, we could find no flaw, as the visuals are very natural as most of the scenes are shot in the real places and not in the sets. The production designer gets an appreciation for his excellent work in the backdrop. Editing lags in certain places.

What’s There?

  • Performance of the stars is good
  • Execution by Krish is laudable

What’s Not There?

  • Certain scenes between NTR and Basavatarakam didn't have the depth
  • Editing should have been a bit crisper


It’s a good movie by Krish, Balayya and the entire team. The film is a complete dedication to NTR and Basavatarakam. The current generation, who don’t know much about NTR’s political life had got an opportunity to know about it.