Review : NTR Mahanayakudu

Friday, February 22nd, 2019, 02:43:59 PM IST

NTR Mahanayakudu, which predominantly covers the political journey of Sr NTR is slated for release tomorrow. We have been to a special screening of the film, which was held exclusively for media and cine fraternity today. Let’s see what the movie has to offer.


NTR establishes Telugu Desam Party to serve the poor and needy. The party trumps Congress by an astounding margin in the legislative assembly elections. NTR later comes to know that he has enemies within the party and Nadendla Bhaskar Rao is his mail rival. The rest of the story covers how NTR counters these political hurdles and runs the party in the righteous path.


Mahanayakudu is all about Sr NTR’s political journey and what made him a legendary politician, that he truly is.

Nandamuri Balakrishna is at his usual best in Mahanayakudu and he excelled in this film, much like the way he did in the previous outing, Kathanayakudu.

Vidya Balan puts up a commendable show again. Her portrayal of Basavatharakam garu is very appealing.

Rana is good in the role of Chandrababu Naidu. The movie boasts of a huge star cast and they play their parts well.

Mahanayakudu has more emotional connect when compared to that of Kathanayakudu.

However, a few main scenes like NTR regaining control on AP politics were underwhelming. They lack intensity.

Proceedings appear to be rushed as the climax approaches. As a result, the ending portions fail to pack a punch.

Plus points:

Good performances by the lead cast

Crisp run-time

Background score

Minus points:

Uneven screenplay

Climax looks rushed


Mahanayakudu is a decent biopic that hits a few bumps here and there. The plot is good but a few scenes have been dragged in the initial stages of second half. The climax looks rushed and doesn’t carry the emotion well. All in all, Mahanayakudu will make up for a good watch for Sr NTR’s hardcore fans and followers.

Rating : 3/5

4 & Above – Must Watch
3.5 – Hit
3 – Average
2.5 – Below Average
2 & Below – Stay Away

NTR Mahanayakudu Telugu Movie Review