The first look poster of the NTR biopic, starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, is out. The film, which is also produced by the actor, will depict the life of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, who was a popular actor and the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Apart from Balakrishna, the movie is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Sai Korrapati, and directed by Teja, who last directed Nene Raju Nene Mantri with Rana Daggubati. The title poster was shared on Thursday, on the occasion of NTR’s birth anniversary.
A tribute to the Legend who lived for the people and chosen by the people. #NTRBiopic #JoharNTR pic.twitter.com/xkIv3olUM3
— Vishnu Induri (@vishinduri) January 18, 2018
Balakrishna essaying the role of his late father has been his dream project. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalised and the team is ready to commence the initial shoot of the movie.
NTR had played several Hindu deities in the 1950s, earning the moniker ‘messiah of the masses’. He received three National Film Awards for co-producing Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Seetharama Kalyanam (1960) under National Art Theater, Madras, and directing Varakatnam (1970).
He also founded the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1982 and served three terms as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh between 1983 and 1995. He was known to be an advocate of Andhra Pradesh’s cultural identity.
Meanwhile, Ram Gopal Varma also announced his Telugu film Lakshmi’s NTR. RGV emphasised that instead of making the biopic from the perspective of NTR, he will narrate it from the standpoint of his wife Lakshmi Parvathi. The cast and crew are yet to be finalised.