NTR Mahanayakudu Review: It’s Balakrishna’s show all the way
NTR Mahanayakudu, the second part to the biopic on the late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NTR has released today. Directed by Krish, plays a fitting tribute to the legend. While the first part showed his political aspiration, the second part explores this. In most parts, the film feels like an agenda where it shows NTR as the good Samaritan, whose only motive is to live to do good. And it succeeds at conveying it.
The film begins with Basavataram (Vidya Balan) speaking about her husband (Balakrishna)’s life. It then quickly shows us how NTR has charmed the people of Andhra Pradesh to win big and become the chief minister. Apart from this, the film manages to shine a light on another important event which changed the political scenario of Andhra Pradesh. The film focuses on Chandrababu Naidu (played by Rana Daggubati) and how he helped the Telugu Desam Party intact. His skill of bringing the party to success is filmed brilliantly in the film. For someone who doesn’t have any idea about his role in politics, this works as an eye-opener.
The movie triumphs mainly, for it’s a portrayal of how politics worked in the ’80s, including the differences with Indira Gandhi.
Vidya Balan brings is clearly one of the best actors in the film. Her stunning expressions and subtle act is a win! Rana Daggubati adds a new definition to his character. Balakrishna stuns as NTR. He performs with utmost conviction.