One of the most awaited films of 2019, NTR biopics is a talk of the town ever since the makers of the film made an announcement about the same. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and the Baahubali star Rana Daggubati will be seen playing very important roles in the film. Rana will be seen playing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the biopic on Telugu actor-turned-politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR). The shooting of the film is currently being shot in Andhra Pradesh and the makers have dropped in a new title of the film.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s biopic is being directed by Krish, who was earlier working on Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. However, he left the film mid-way to direct the NTR biopic. The biopic has been titled NTR Kathanayakudu and is all set to release on January 9, 2019. The makers of the film shared the new title and released date on Twitter with a caption: “The story of a man who defined the word protagonist n the Telugu Cinema’s magnificent.”
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జనవరి 9 న #NTRకథానాయకుడు
The story of a man who defined the word protagonist n the Telugu Cinema's magnificent #Kathanayakudu #NTR #NTRKathanayakuduOnJan9#NTRBiopic#NandamuriBalakrishna @DirKrish @NBKFilms_ pic.twitter.com/py0h0q3pgz
— NBK FILMS (@NBKFilms_) October 4, 2018
— Sumanth (@iSumanth) September 15, 2018
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) September 12, 2018
— Sumanth (@iSumanth) September 20, 2018
NTR biopic is being made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Since NTR was a popular figure across India in films and political circles, the makers of the film are releasing into different languages for a wider reach. Sumanth will be seen playing Akkineni Nageswar Rao in the biopic. On the other hand, the search for Savitri’s role is still on. Being jointly produced by Balakrishna, Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati, the film will have music by MM Keeravani.