Nandamuri Balakrishna’s next film Veerasimha Reddy is hitting the screens and the film is in the last leg of shoot. Balakrishna will complete the pending portions of the shoot in December. A couple of songs are left pending. Balakrishna also signed a mass entertainer in the direction of Anil Ravipudi and the regular shoot commences on December 8th. Two schedules of the film are planned in the month of December and Balayya will complete the schedules before he joins the promotions of Veerasimha Reddy in January.
He will also have to shoot for Unstoppable 2 during evenings in these packed schedules. Balayya will have a packed December because of his commitments. Anil Ravipudi is planning the schedules of the film. The heroine is currently being finalized. Thaman scores the music and Ram Prasad handles the cinematography work. Shine Screens are the producers of this film which is aimed for summer 2023 release. Gopichand Malineni will film the pending songs of Veerasimha Reddy in December and the post-production work of the film is happening at a faster pace.
Nandamuri Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu share a great bonding. The duo delivered three blockbusters: Simha, Legend and Akhanda. There are ongoing discussions about their fourth collaboration and the political drama will release right before the 2024 Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh. But before that, the audience may have a chance to witness their combination once again. Boyapati is currently directing Ram in a high-voltage action entertainer that is currently in shooting mode. As per the ongoing update, Balakrishna will surprise the audience in a special role which is like a cameo.
Balakrishna will be seen in a crucial role during the flashback episode of the film. Boyapati approached Balayya and the veteran actor responded on a positive note recently. His role and characterization is one of the major highlights of the film. Ram beefed up himself for the role. The film is the costliest one made in Ram’s career and Srinivasaa Chitturi is the producer. Sree Leela plays the leading lady and Thaman scores the music. The film releases next year in all the Indian languages.
Nandamuri Balakrishna is currently shooting for his 107th film which is directed by Gopichand Malineni. The mass entertainer is in the final stages of shoot. After the super success of Akhanda, the veteran actor has hiked his fee. Balakrishna charged Rs 10 crores for Akhanda and he is now receiving Rs 18 crores for Gopichand Malineni’s film. Jai Balayya is the title considered and it would be announced soon. The film is expected to hit the screens for Christmas this year. The makers sold off the non-theatrical rights of the film for a record price of Rs 57 crores which is a record.
Shruti Haasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Duniya Vijay will be seen in other important roles in this mass actioner and Balakrishna will be seen in a dual role. Balakrishna also hiked his fee for Unstoppable Season 2 and the shoot commenced recently. The actor is in talks with successful director Anil Ravipudi and the shoot of the film starts this year. Balayya also has a political drama lined up that will be directed by Boyapati Srinu next year. The film will release right before the 2024 elections in Andhra Pradesh.
Nandamuri Balakrishna and Gopichand Malineni are working together for the first time for a film based on real incidents. Shruti Haasan is the leading lady opposite Balakrishna in the film for which Mythri Movie Makers pool resources.
NBK107’s filming begins today in Sircilla. A huge action sequence is being shot with Balakrishna participating in the shoot. This heavy action episode is overseen by Ram-Lakshman masters. We can expect some breathtaking action scenes in the film and this one being filmed right now is going to offer a feast for action movie lovers.
Varalakshmi Sarathkumar is zeroed in for a powerful role, while Duniya Vijay is essaying the main antagonist. The film tipped to be a mass and action entertainer has music by S Thaman, while Rishi Punjabi handles cinematography.
Nandamuri Balakrishna’s recent talk show Unstoppable in aha OTT garnered huge positive response. At this moment, there are rumours going on in media circles about NBK acting in Geetha arts banner in 2022. Details as follows.
The first episode of the NBK’s Unstoppable show was out on Diwali day. The audiences were thrilled to see NBK in his new Avatar. Even though Manchu family’s over-action was unbearable at many points, NBK made the show watchable with his impeccable hosting skill and spontaneity. It was the first time Balayya joined hands with Allu Aravind and the show was already a super hit. With this, rumours started about Balayya doing a film with Allu Aravind soon.
In 1980s and90s, Geetha arts banner produced 90% of the films with mega star Chiranjeevi. It also produced films mostly with mega family heroes though occasionally produced films like 100% love and Ghazni with other heroes. However, the banner had never produced films with Nandamuri family heroes. But now , it seems, NBK immensely liked the working style of Allu Aravind and is ready to do a film in his banner. Reportedly, Allu Aravind is in hunt for a good story now. If everything goes well, movie may go to the sets by next summer.
We need to wait and see whether movie will be realised in this combo or not.
Movie artistes Association elections have become even more interesting with sudden entry of star hero Nandamuri Bala Krishna. His comments, as always, drew wide attention from media as well as from film circles. In social media also his comments were widely discussed yesterday. However, netizens say his comments are self contradictory. Details as follows.
Bala Krishna was giving interview to a channel yesterday. As Movie artists Association elections is the hot topic nowadays, reporter asked Bala Krishna to respond on the same in that interview . Bala Krishna started his response with a piece of advice to his fellow artists. He said, movie industry itself is a glamour industry and so we should not expose our internal differences to the media. But in the next minute, he started targeting other artists by questioning them about why can’t they get 1 acre land from Telangana government despite playing doodle doodle to the government. Even though media missed this self contradiction, netizens did not. They Commented on social media that Bala Krishna is asking others not to discuss the differences in front of media but he himself is not following the same.
Another point that drew the ire of netizens is that, he is blaming other artists for not getting land from government while he did not do anything for movie artistes Association building or land when his party was in power. There is another point that netizens are seriously confused about i e. why government has to give land to Movie artistes Association building. Government land is property of people. Movie heroes are earning crores of rupees from remuneration and if all of them contribute a little bit, it is not a big deal for them to buy 1 acre land but Bala Krishna suggesting others to get that labs from government. While Balakrishna also offered to help in constructing the building why can’t he offer help in buying 1 acre of land for the Movie artistes Association building, netizens questioned.
Even though Balakrishna did not reveal whom will he support elections, It is almost clear now that he will be supporting Manchu Vishnu. With this latest developments, it has also become clear that there will be elections this time and the possiblity of electing the panel unanimously is almost ruled out. We need to wait and see how more dramatic this MAA election turn out to be
Nandamuri Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu are teaming up for the third time and the first roar from the movie received an exceptional response from the audience. The film that comes with the tag of BB3 is made on a budget of Rs 60 crores. Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu together are said to be taking Rs 25 crores home for the film as their remuneration. Boyapati planned to spend a major portion of the remaining budget for the making. That is the reason, the makers of the film never approached a star actress.
Prayaga Martin and Poorna are finalized as the leading ladies in this untitled film. Prayaga Martin is paid Rs 20 lakhs while Poorna is taking home Rs 12 lakhs for the film. The makers of the film are said to have saved close to Rs 1.6 crores as they never approached star actresses. The fresh schedule of the film starts today and Poorna joined the sets in this schedule. Boyapati is keen to complete the film’s shoot at the earliest and release it for summer 2021.
Nandamuri Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu are teaming up for the third time after two blockbusters. The film’s shoot is expected to resume next month. Boyapati and his team are in the hunt for a young hero to play a crucial and crisp role that comes during the flashback episodes. Names like Naveen Chandra are speculated but nothing has been finalized. As per the ongoing speculations, Boyapati Srinu and his team are holding talks with Allari Naresh for the role.
Allari Naresh is yet to reveal his decision about the same for the film. There are a lot of speculations about the title and the leading ladies in this action entertainer. The title is expected to be announced for Dasara. Thaman is composing the tunes and the first roar created ripples across Tollywood circles. Miryala Ravindar Reddy is the producer and this untitled project is aimed for summer 2021 release.
Nandamuri Balakrishna is in happy space and is spending time with family, closely monitoring the Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital activities during this coronavirus season. In some of his recent interviews, the actor made it clear that he would start shooting for his next film in August. But with the panic situation all over and the cases of coronavirus increasing at jet speed, the actor decided not to join the sets anytime soon.
As per the latest update, Balakrishna decided to push the shoot of Boyapati Srinu’s film to next year. He already informed Boyapati Srinu about the same after the situations are alarming. Boyapati recently completed making changes for the script and he is currently busy with the music work. He is interacting with Thaman and is finalizing the tunes. Balakrishna and Boyapati will wait for the situations to calm down and will start the shoot next year.
Boyapati Sreenu is left embarrassed with the result of Vinaya Vidheya Rama. He took ample time to pen the script of his next that will feature Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead role. After two blockbuster outings Simha and Legend, the duo is all set to thrill the audience for the third time. When the audience are expecting an out and out mass entertainer, Boyapati has different plans and is designing his next film innovatively. Balakrishna will be seen essaying a lean and stylish never seen look in this film. Boyapati is said to have locked his look and Balakrishna is working to get the desired look.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is already on board to play a crucial role in the film. As per the latest update, Kannada actress Rachita Ram is in talks to play the female lead. Boyapati who generally goes with star actresses is going with Rachita Ram as per the content instead of picking up a top heroine. Boyapati is extremely confident on the film and Balakrishna gave him a free hand in picking up the cast, crew. The regular shoot of this untitled film starts from December and the shoot will be wrapped up in record speed. Produced by Miryala Ravindar Reddy, the film releases during summer 2020.
Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 105th film got its official launch today in a simple manner in Filmnagar temple, Hyderabad. KS Ravikumar will direct this mass entertainer and C Kalyan will bankroll this project. Though the script of the film has been locked long ago, the political scenario in Andhra Pradesh made things change completely. Keeping the script aside, a new script penned by Paruchuri Murali has been locked recently.
Though the script of the film is changed, the old team will work for the project. Ruler was the title locked initially but the makers are considering Kranthi as the title for this film. The regular shoot of this film will start next month. VV Vinayak and Boyapati Sreenu attended the pooja event as special guests. NBK105 will release during Sankranthi 2020.
Punjab beauty Mehreen Pirzada is making her presence felt in Tollywood with glamorous roles in medium budget films. After pairing with current generation actors like Gopichand, Varun Tej and Sharwanand, the F2 actress seems to have bagged a big ticket offer.
As per the latest reports, Mehreen has been roped in to play the leading lady’s role in Nandamuri Balakrishna’s upcoming film with KS Ravi Kumar which is likely to go on floors very soon. Reportedly, the makers have locked Mehreen after considering several heroines for the role. Another Punjabi girl Payal Rajput has already been finalized as the second female lead in this action entertainer which will see Balakrishna playing a fierce cop.
Producer C. Kalyan has registered Ruler as the film’s title. The regular shooting will commence from June.
Nandamuri Balakrishna after the debacle of NTR – Kathanayakudu is left puzzled about the release of the second installment. Director Krish managed to wrap up the shoot recently and there are wide speculations going on about the film’s release date. Balakrishna asked Krish and Sai Korrapati to arrange a special meeting with the buyers to finalize the release date of NTR – Mahanayakudu.
Going with the trend, the makers decided to offer the theatrical rights of NTR – Mahanayakudu for free as the buyers lost huge amounts betting on NTR – Kathanayakudu. Balakrishna will propose couple of release dates and he will take the final call as per the response from the buyers. The meeting will take place this week and an official announcement is expected soon.
Biopic on legendary actor NTR is one of the eagerly awaited films this year. NTR’s son and actor Balakrishna is portraying the lead role and an array of prominent stars are playing crucial roles in this biopic which is made in two parts. The first part, titled as NTR Kathanayakudu, will trace the inspiring journey of NTR as actor and the second part will highlight his political success.
Director Krish is the man behind this prestigious project and Balakrishna donned the producer’s hat for the first time. Let’s find out if the first part of NTR biopic is worth the hype and hysteria or not.
The key element for any biopic is picking up the ‘right span of the life’ to narrate. ‘NTR-Kathanayakudu ‘takes off showcasing Legendary actor NTR’s first job as sub-registrar at Vijayawada, swiftly moves on to his quest for cinema roles in Madras. The film ends at announcing historical TeluguDesam party in 1982. The rise of NTR’s cinema career, circumstances forced him to think about service to society, further incidents which led to announce a political party etc. cover the scope of the film.
Balakrishna as NTR has performed well especially as older NTR i.e. 60s age NTR. In few emotional scenes he did good. Entire second half, NBK very much resembles NTR in body language. However, due to age factor, as young NTR of 20s, balakrishna doesn’t appeal good. Vidya Balan as NTR’s wife is pretty decent, did justice to her role. Rana, Sumanth and Kalyanram as CBN, ANR, and Harikrishna are good choices as well. There are many other heroines, character artists’ casting. Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Kaikala, Nitya Menen, Rakul Preet Singh, Hansika, Krish, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore and many others acted in short roles.
M M Keeravani, who elevates the emotion of the scene with his background score, at his elements yet again. Apart from good songs, his background score is appreciable. Next best is Sai Madhav Burra’s dialogues are the ones which standout. Cinematography by Gnansekhar V.S. is good. Production design is decent as well. Editing is patchy, many times popular NTR songs come and go without proper lead. Overall length of the film is 10 – 15 minutes longer which is director/editor combined call. As producers NBK, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri spent adequately.
Every bit of NTR’s life has been in public domain for decades, familiar to most of the people in Telugu states. In addition, his ‘cine career’ doesn’t have the melodramatic elements as in ‘Mahanati Savitri’ life. The whole spice elements in NTR’s life were after his political entry (which are out of scope of part-1 biopic). Given these factors, it is a challenging task to write an engaging script for NTR’s cine life. Director Krish, writer Sai Madhav still able to come up with enough tribute film – if not a great tribute.
NTR – Kathanayakudu theme showcases NTR’s rise as a hero, shows incidents influenced his thoughts towards society and finally starting a political party. This 30 + years of his life (1949 to 1982) has been covered touch basing his good qualities – leaving controversial ones aside. Director has been refrained from over-the-top scenes, cinematic elevations and showcased true episodes mostly!
NTR’s portrayal in Lord Srikrishna role, in venkateswara Swamy role, his commitment towards the career, His eldest son’s death context emotional scene etc. came out well. However, Balakrishna as young NTR could not manage to coverup the age difference, but is perfectly able to replicate NTR’s body language as older NTR (60s)
NTR – ANR scenes throughout the film are very nice, it’s been depicted both of them have very friendly relation in cinema life.
Krish has cleverly inserted few scenes to answer criticism on NTR. At some point, they even mention the stiff competition coming from Young heroes Krishna, Shobhanbabu likes against aging NTR. Also, criticism like ‘60 years old NTR dancing with 16 years aged sridevi etc young heroines ‘, has also been addressed in lighter vien.
Charity work done by NTR and ANR in Rayalaseema drought, Diviseema cyclone years also has been covered. In second half, director plays to the galleries to certain extent! It is pleasant to watch when Chandrababu Naidu, Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy were friends
All in all, this film is a good Déjà vu experience through the life of Legend for his fans and sympathisers. Also, this film may appeal for those who doesn’t know much about NTR’s cine life. However, current generation youth may complain the film is flat and/or slow, that is due to director Krish did not try to inject cinematic elevations.
Overall, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Krish and whole team must be appreciated for this gutsy attempt and for not being distortive of facts. First of the film is slow but decent, second half of the film will be completely liked by fans and common audience.
Energetic second half, with a powerful climax
Balakrishna’s controlled performance as NTR
Krish’s sensible direction
A great team work by technicians Keeravani, Sai Madhav etc
Huge Star Casting
A bit slow first half
Balakrishna age mismatch for younger NTR Role
NTR-Kathanayakudu is a good tribute to legend’s cine life. It is a rarest occasion and memorable journey for NTR fans of all ages, a decent watch for others as well. Go and Watch this sincere attempt!
Telugu360 Rating 3/5
Release date: 9th January 2019 Director: Krish Music director: M. M. Keeravani Producer: Korrapati Ranganatha Sai, Balakrishna Cast : Balakrishna, Vidya Balan
Nandamuri Balakrishna is a busy actor these days. The first part of his tribute to legendary actor NTR is getting ready for release this 9th. He is currently busy with media promotions. Meanwhile, he is gearing up to complete the remaining portion of the second part, which will hit the screens in the first week of February.
Balakrishna and Krish will have no break for Sankranthi festival as they are left with the final schedule of the second part. They will resume shooting on January 12th. The entire shoot will be completed in less than two weeks without any break. While the first part focuses on NTR’s rise to stardom in films, the second part showcases his success in politics of undivided Andhra Pradesh.
The theatrical trailer which has visuals from two parts received a thumping response and Balayya’s avatar in saffron clothes resembling NTR has garnered the eyeballs of audience. The second part is expected to be more riveting due to the political angle in it.
Star director VV Vinayak made an official announcement about his next project on Balakrishna’s birthday. He confirmed that producer C. Kalyan will pool resources for this crazy combination. However, there have been numerous rumours that NBK is not convinced with Vinayak’s script leading to further speculations that the project has been shelved.
Responding on these rumours, Vinayak clarified that his film with Balakrishna is very much on cards and will go on floors once the latter wraps up NTR biopic. Vinayak also revealed that the script work is underway and he will pitch the final draft to NBK very soon.
Vinayak is confident that he can convince Balakrishna with a powerful script despite the embarrassing result of his last outing Intelligent with Sai Dharam Tej. As Balakrishna has also committed to work with Boyapati Srinu in 2019, it remains to be seen when will Vinayak’s film start rolling.
Balakrishna’s most ambitious project NTR, a biopic which glorifies the life history of legendary Telugu star Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, has evoked a stirring response when it was announced few months ago. The project has been officially launched in a grand manner and Teja was supposed to direct it. However, due to some creative differences and personal reasons, Teja opted out of it in the eleventh hour.
After Teja walked out suddenly, Balakrishna was in a dilemma whether to choose another director or to take the responsibility of directing his dream project. Many of Balakrishna’s well-wishers were against his idea of turning director for this highly anticipated project. So, he dropped the directional plans.
After much deliberation, Balakrishna has finally taken a sensible decision by bringing Krish on board for the biopic. Krish is a deft storyteller and has good working relationship with Balakrishna as he previously worked for Gauthamiputra Satakarni. It is well known that Krish has closely involved in the biopic of Savitri. So, his experience will come in handy for the project. Balakrishna also pays heed to Krish’s suggestions very well.
Also, Krish is one who can meet Balakrishna’s time constraints as the biopic is being planned to be released just before the next general elections in Andhra Pradesh.
With compromising on the quality, Krish is capable of completing the film in time and also has the ability to come up with a film that can match the high expectations that are surrounding the film. So, Balakrishna has finally taken a sensible decision by handing over the responsibility to Krish.
After director Teja’s sudden exit from the much awaited NTR biopic, various directors names cropped up in media circles. There have also been reports that the project might be temporarily put on hold for some time.
Putting all rumours to rest, Balakrishna has made it official that creative genius Krish Jagarlamudi who directed his landmark 100th film Gauthamiputra Satakarni has been roped in to can shots for this crazy biopic.
Balakrishna has released a one minute video snippet to confirm that the inspiring story of the legendary actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao will be directed by Krish Jagarlamudi.
To be made on a staggering budget, the biopic will have an ensemble cast and top notch technical team. Balakrishna, Vishnu induri and Sai Korrapati will bankroll it.