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.
Nandamuri Balakrishna celebrated the success of his recent outing Jai Simha through a 100 days event that took place in Chilakaluripet last evening. The actor is all set to start shooting for NTR’s biopic from May and the movie will hit the screens during Dasara this year. Teja is the director and Balakrishna himself will produce this biopic. In this meanwhile, Balakrishna gave his nod for one more prestigious project.
Mass helmer VV Vinayak will direct Balayya’s next and the film will be launched officially in May. Vinayak who is currently working on the script will start the shoot from August this year. This untitled mass entertainer will hit the screens during Sankranthi 2019. C Kalyan will bankroll this prestigious project who recently produced Balakrishna’s Jai Simha. The female lead and the other lead cast, crew are being finalized currently.
Film actor, and Hindupur TDP MLA, Nandamuri Balakrishna made quite shocking comments on PM Modi and BJP party. Balakrishna attended Chandrababu Naidu’s 12-hour ‘Dharma Deeksha’ in IGMC (Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation) Stadium herein Vijayawada.
Talking at the event, Balakrishna said, ‘Modi should first learn to love his wife and respect senior leaders like Advani Ji. You are nothing but a betrayer. You did injustice to the state of Andhra Pradesh, and the 5 crore Telugu people.
Every Andhraiteshould fight like a Gautamiputra Satakarni to get the SCS for the state. It is time for Modi to stop playing cheap politics and making his aides-de-camp run the show for him. What does he think of himself? Does he think that we don’t have mud and water? Is that what he brings when he visited Amaravati?
One shouldn’t forget that BJP had only 2 MPS in the Parliament in the past. BJP is in this position today because of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and Nara Chandrababu Naidu. CBN is the only leader who has the calibre to rule the state of Andhra Pradesh’, concluded Balakrishna.
The biopic of legendary Telugu actor Nandamuri Tarak Rama Rao has been launched today morning in Hyderabad amidst great fanfare and grand arrangements. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu graced the event as the chief guest. While the invitations have been sent to the who’s who of Tollywood and everyone in the Nandamuri family, NTR’s grandson and Hari Krishna’s son NTR has been completely ignored for this biopic launch.
NTR and his mother have been maintaining good relationship with Nandamuri and Nara families. In recent times, the bond between NTR and his brother Kalyan Ram grew stronger. But, all is not well between NTR and his uncle Balakrishna since many days. NTR has been given a cold shoulder number of times for events relating to Balakrishna in recent times.
True that NTR and his mother once had few differences with Sr. NTR’s family and were distanced for most of family events. Later, they were accepted by the family and Hari Krishna also clarified many times that there is no rift with his son NTR.
NTR is also the star campaigner for TDP during the 2009 elections. Though he gave a miss to the last assembly elections, NTR’s name has once again surfaced among the party cadre for the upcoming elections. Apart from Balakrishna, NTR has also been carrying the legacy of the illustrious family by forming a strong fan base with his acting prowess.
Despite all this, NTR is being thoroughly ignored by Balakrishna and family for reasons only which they might know. Is this fair Balayya ?
Much awaited NTR biopic shoot launched today at 9:42 am at Ramakrishna studios in Hyderabad. Many celebrities from the Telugu film industry attended the event. Highlights as below:
Vice president Venkayya Naidu attended as chief guest and TS conematography minister Talasani also graced the event.
Venkayya Naidu gave the clap for Muhurath scene.
Shoot started with a scene in which Balayya seen in mythological get up
Directors Boyapati Srinu, K. Raghavendra Rao, and Keeravani attended the event.
Fans from Nimmakuru village also attended the event, as they were invited by Balayya personally
It was this date (29th March, 1982), NTR entered into politics.
While Teja is directing, Sai Madhav Burra , who also penned for NBK’s 100th movie Gautamiputra Sathakarni, is penning dialogue for the movie.
Heroine (NTR’s wife late Basavatarakam role) is not yet confirmed but Vidyabalan is reportedly approached.
NBK will be seen in 62 get-ups of NTR in this movie, as per the initial reports
Vice president Venkayya Naidu reminded that Lava Kusa, Pathala Bhairavi etc released on March 29th. He also added, NTR created history but documenting history is as important as creating history and so he appreciates Balayya for his attempt to document history of NTR.
Allu Aravind attended the event and told he listened to this script two and half years back from co-producer Vishnu, who is his friend. He added, only Balayya can justify this role and only he has the courage to do this film.
Director Teja spoke and told he is planning to release movie for Dasara festival.
Teja during his speech revealed that they are in plans to release the film during Dasara and not Sankranthi
Finally, NBK spoke and gave new definition for NTR. He told – N= Natanalayam , T = Taramayam, R= Raaraaju. He added, he is making this movie to document the history and let the next generations know and understand his history.
Nandamuri Balakrishna announced that he would be stepping into the shoes of his father NTR in his biopic titled NTR. The film has been launched officially today through a grand event in Ramakrishna Studios, Hyderabad. M Venkaiah Naidu, Indian Vice-President launched the film with the first clap today and Balakrishna surprised everyone in a new and never seen look. Balayya essays the role of Suyodhana on the first day of shoot in a specially erected set.
The role happens to be the favourite one of NTR because of which Balayya decided to play it for the launch. Teja is the director of the film and top technicians have been roped in for the prestigious project. Balakrishna is bankrolling the film on NBK Films banner while Sai Korrapati, Vishnu Induri will co-produce NTR which may release during Sankranthi next year.
With Nandamuri Balakrishna stepping into the shoes of the prestigious biopic of his father Late NTR, Nandamuri fans have been left in delight. The actor left no stone unturned and managed to bring top technicians on to the board for the prestigious project. Teja is the director and the film titled NTR will have its official launch tomorrow in Hyderabad. A short schedule has been planned to take place in a specially erected house set of NTR during his early days in Chennai.
Bollywood cinematographer Santosh Thundiyil who worked for prestigious films like Kaal, Krrish, Rustom and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has been roped in as the cinematographer for the film. MM Keeravani is composing the music and Ramakrishna, Monika (Rangasthalam team) will work as the art directors for the prestigious project. NTR will be produced by NBK Films, Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram and Vibri Media banners. The film has been planned for a wide release during Sankranthi 2019.
Turning his long cherished dream of reprising iconic characters of his father and legendary actor NTR into a reality, Nandamuri Balakrishna is all set to appear in mind boggling 62 avatars in his upcoming film NTR.
According to the latest reports, a special technical team from Hollywood has been roped in to style Balakrishna in different avatars for this highly anticipated biopic. The team is working on the designs for the characters and Balakrishna is going to take style tips from them.
Director Teja is currently busy with the pre production activities and the regular shooting will commence in Summer.
Nandamuri Balakrishna is on a break after he wrapped up three back to back films. The actor hasn’t been impressed with the scripts in the recent times and he decided to take a break before he starts shooting for the prestigious NTR’s biopic. Teja has been roped in to direct the film which will be made with International standards. The film has been titled NTR and the other lead actors, crew are being locked. A team of Hollywood technicians are working on the sketches of the looks Balayya will essay.
As per the latest news, NTR’s biopic will be launched on March 18th on the auspicious day of Ugadi and the regular shoot will kick-start from June this year. Balakrishna has no budget constraints for the project and he will bankroll the film on his own banner Brahma Teja Films. Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri will take care of the production responsibilities. It is still unclear about the film’s release date as Balakrishna has been keen on releasing his next film which will be directed by Boyapati Srinu right before 2019 elections. Boyapati’s project will start rolling from October this year.
After a good first week Jai Simha has a very average 2nd weekend worldwide. It has added up 2.05cr to it’s first week total taking it up to 25.34 Cr. This is 4th film for the hero to cross 25 cr mark after Simha, Legend and Gautamiputra Satakarni. The film is a sure Above Average and with republic day weekend ahead it has chances to get Hit status. Theatrical rights are valued at 27.5 cr including expenses.
Nandamuri Balakrishna took the biopic of his father and legendary actor NTR’s biopic prestigiously. The film will be directed by Teja and will roll from the second half of this year. A short teaser showcasing the glimpses of Balakrishna in the role of his father has been shot recently and it has been planned for release on January 18th which marks the death anniversary of the legendary actor. Nandamuri fans have been extremely delighted with the news.
Now the latest update says that the teaser release has been pushed further as the family members of Balakrishna have not been happy with the date as it marks the death anniversary of NTR. The actor immediately decided to postpone the teaser release date. Balakrishna will take a call on the new teaser release date. The actor is currently on a break and is currently enjoying the success of his recent outing Jai Simha.