NT Rama Rao was one of the biggest legends that Indian cinema ever produced. He was and is still seen as a demi-god by the people of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is only fitting that NTR's son Balakrishna himself is playing the legend in a movie being made on his life. The first part of this 2-part series - NTR Kathanayakudu released recently but contrary to common expectation, the movie bombed big time at the box office. Vidya Balan played the role of NTR's wife Basavatarakam, in this movie directed by Krish.
The second part of this movie - NTR Mahanayakudu was originally planned to be hit the screens towards the end of January. However, the makers, NBK Films, Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram and Vibri Media, re-evaluated their options and are now releasing this movie on February 22! They shared the news on Twitter.
Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Rana Daggubati, Sumanth, Bharath Reddy, Sachin Khedekar, Vennela Kishore, Poonam Bajwa and Manjima Mohan are all a part of the cast. This movie also had a number of top heroines playing cameos as yesteryear actresses.
NTR Kathanayakudu portrayed the meteoric rise of NTR in cinema to become one of the evergreen legends of the silverscreen. The second part - NTR Mahanayakudu, is expected to show the acting legend's rise in becoming a magnificent politician who has earned an indelible place in the hearts of the people, living on in their memories forever. The producers are hoping that this part of the movie will recover their losses from the release of the first. There are reports that the makers are planning to release a special trailer of NTR Mahanayakudu very soon.