Ntr Kathanayakudu (U)
09/Jan/2019 Biography, Drama 2hrs 51mins

NTR Kathanayakudu

Critics Review


A Boringly Built-Up Biopic

In an effort to be clean and careful, N.T.R Kathayanakudu is a heavily one-note film that's just about the rise and praise about the man!(more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


Many Roles, Many Getups

"NTR Kathanayakudu" is a plain biopic that has many problems but can be watched as it tries to tell the story of one of the greatest actor and politician of Andhra Pradesh.(more)

Source: GreatAndhra, greatandhra.com


Balakrishna mesmerizes as NTR

NTR Kathanayakudu is a fitting tribute to the biggest actor to have graced Telugu screens. Balakrishna lives in the role of NTR and gives Nandamuri fans a reason to rejoice. Terrific performances, honest portrayal of NTR and a good build-up for the second part are huge assets. If you ignore the slightly slower pace, the film ends as a good watch for the fans but the general audience will find the biopic a decent watch.(more)

Source: 123telugu Team, 123telugu.com


The stupendous performances make NTR Kathanayakudu worth a watch.

An uneven narrative, slow pace, thin storyline and the refusal to humanise the great actor hold back the film from what it could've been. But not all is lost, for the stupendous performances make it worth a watch, so does the promise of delivering more in NTR Mahanayakudu. (more)

Source: Neeshita Nyayapati, Times Of India


Nandamuri Balakrishna film is a bland prelude to a star becoming a politician

NTR Kathanayukudu is more NTR's life in flashes of highlights and hence doesn't necessarily draw you in and hook you to its lead character.(more)

Source: priyanka Sundar, Hindustan Times


a tribute to NTR!

NTR: Kathanayakudu is a good tribute to NTR by director Krish and Balakrishna and definitely a must watch.(more)

Source: Suresh Kavirayani, Deccan Chronicle


Tribute to the legend of NT Rama Rao

NTR: Kathanayakudu feels like a collection of episodes from NTR's public life without a strong pivotal moment. In fact, NTR himself buys into his own legend in the film. In a scene, when his wife says: "In the film industry, everyone considers you as a deity. But, in politics, you will be a mere human." He replies, �For the people, who turned me into a deity, I am ready to become a mortal again."(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar R, Indian Express


Balakrishna flawless as his father, the biopic not quite

TR Kathanayakudu could have been flawless had it spent more time on the leader's struggles instead of concentrating on his achievements. The stage is now set for NTR Mahanayakudu, and we will have to see whether the second part lends a human touch to the star. NTR Kathanayakudu, Krish Jagarlamudi-directed biopic on legendary actor-politician NT Rama Rao, is the tale of a superstar who valued people's opinion. (more)

Source: Janani, India Today


NTR Kathanayakudu is a fitting tribute to the legendary actor, and is a must watch.

Overall, this one is a must watch, at least to know the legacy of someone as important as NTR. For Non-Telugu movie buffs, a little patience would mean that you go home enriched with information and a heart filled with respect.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com