There can be no denying that 2017 was a pretty eventful year for Telugu star Balakrishna. Early last year, he gave strong proof of his acting abilities when the highly ambitious ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ opened to a good response at the box office while receiving rave reviews along the way. In it, he played the titular character and added a new dimension to it courtesy his flawless performance. Later in 2017, he had another release in the form of ‘Paisa Vasool’. Directed by ace filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, it also had Shriya in the lead and opened to a decent response at the box office. Unlike ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’, this one was a commercial entertainer and featured NBK in a massy avatar.
With 2017 in the rear-view, Balakrishna seems to be keen on making 2018 an even more memorable year for his fans. His ‘Jai Simha’ hit screens this Sankranthi and opened to a decent response at the box office. An action-drama, it was directed by KS Ravikumar and also had ‘Lady Superstar’ Nayanthara in the lead. Now, there is some more good news for Balakrishna’s fans.
In an exciting development, the first look poster of his highly ambitious ‘NTR’ has been released and it is quite good. As the title suggests, the film is based on the life of Tollywood legend/ former Andhra Pradesh CM NTR and will highlight unknown aspects of his life. Needless to say, the poster does full justice to his larger than life mass leader image. Interestingly, ‘NTR’ is being directed by Teja. Last year, the director delivered a hit in the form of ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ and proved his expertise at handling a political thriller. As such, there is a perception that he could prove to be the perfect choice for ‘NTR’.
So, are you excited about this one? Comments, please!