‘N.T.R: Kathanayakudu’ Movie Review!
Production: NBK Films, Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram & Vibri Media
Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati, Daggubati Raja
Music: M M Keeravani
Cinematography: Gnana Shekar V.S.
Editor: Arram Ramakrishna
Directed by ‘Vedham’ fame director Krish, the grand life story of ‘NTR’ aka Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao has been much expected on screens since his life was almost an open book revolving his achievements in the fields of cinema and politics such that it is well known that his family has been playing the prominent roles in supporting his ups and down all through his life. Much welcomed because of the late actor’s humble responsibilities which had been well established in the first look, teaser and trailer, let this review give a brief idea about ‘N.T.R: Kathanayakudu’ which is expected on screens for a long time.
Beginning with the narrative of the actor’s (NTR) wife, Tarakam i.e., Basavatarakam (Vidya Balan) looking up the photos of him while he is serious at hospital, the story starts with the portrayal of the honest middle class man who gets to know about the corruption carrying over in his office which ends up in quitting the job in order to make people understand and help their issues in the path of justice. Having a passion on acting through the plays he had performed in Bezawada (Vijayawada), he shifts to Madras (Chennai) for getting chances in cinema without the support of anyone in his family but with the moral support of his wife. He gets to meet L V Prasad which is then proceeds to the struggles of getting established as an artist in featured films. Then he gets great chances from directors, which is then moved with the life turning twists and success by developing in cinema through continuous film opportunities and also with the sprouting of many friendships with actors (Nageswara Rao, Savithri etc.,) and many legendary technicians. However in every instance of his films, he tries to imply very powerful content to people with the movies through production also, revealing the history, epics and philosophy, he gets to understand the trend which attracts people at every decade and gets adapted to the trend. At some point of life and after flourishing in the field of Tollywood, NTR realizes his need of people who believes him to be God because of the roles he played in his films. He sees in reality how people worship him to be their God and trusts on him to wipe off their miseries. He finds and understands that there comes a need of leader to get whatever people wanted through justice. With the helping nature, how he is prone to a grand entry in politics? What makes him to support people for their welfare all of a sudden breaking through his cinema career? How the cinematic hero ‘N.T.R: Kathanayakudu’ becomes the real hero ‘N.T.R: Mahanayakudu’ for his fans and people makes the climax of this grand biopic!
Firstly revealing the face of Manjima Mohan as NTR’s son, the movie then moves to the face of Vidya Balan as NTR’s wife such that it develops to many other surprises because with the various characters involved in the cast. Though it is not easy to demonstrate his vast life story in a single film, Krish’s attempt in explaining the tit bits of NTR’s achievements in Cinema Industry has been well explained in the first half with great establishment of reprising NTR with the apt performance of Balakrishna, set designing, costumes and makeup. Genuinely revealing how an actor will be seen in the audience point of view, the screenplay had a strong base such that some instances were simultaneously flickering instances in Keerthy Suresh’s ‘Mahanati’ / ‘Nadigayar Thilagam’. Somehow gradually moving forward by narrating the gestures of NTR following punctuality, responsibility and dedication to the commitment he keeps in his job and to people, the movie had the sequences of worshipping him to be God which was continued till the climax with much exaggeration in the second half.
However the actors like Vidya Balan, and the supporting and cameo roles of Rana Daggubati, Prakash Raj, Manjima Mohan, Poonam Bajwa, Sumanth, Brahmanandam, Rakul Preet Singh, Nithya Menen, Pranitha Subhash, Shriya Saran, Hansika Motwani, Shalini Pandey and many other actors have been fulfilling through the glimpses of every character which has been travelling throughout the legend’s life, the background music of Keeravani and cinematography of Gnana Shekar V.S. had played the vital roles in establishing the scenes and understand the feelings depth throughout the biopic.
On the whole, ‘N.T.R: Kathanayakudu’ is a description of the marvelous legend’s journey such that the over exaggeration would been avoided if the continuation of introductory narrating is maintained in the climax.
‘N.T.R: Kathanayakudu’ is an explanation for the political venture & awakening of ‘N.T.R: Mahanayakudu’
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