A lot is being talked about the upcoming Telugu biopic on NTR. The dream project of NTR Balakrishna, this NTR biopic follows the life and times of the legendary actor-politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. The biopic which will be released in two parts – NTR Kathanayakudu and NTR Mahanayakudu – is set for a grand release early next year. NTR Kathanayakudu will be releasing on 9th January, 2019, while NTR Mahanayakudu will be releasing on 7th February, 2019. The trailer for NTR biopic was released recently and it gave more than just a glimpse of Nandamuri Balakrishna essaying the role of his late father Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. While we got to see Balakrishna and Vidya Balan in the trailer, we didn’t see the rest of the star-studded cast. If you are wondering which superstar is playing what role then let us help you here.
Rakul Preet as Sridevi
— NBK FILMS (@NBKFilms_) October 10, 2018
Sridevi and NTR have worked together in a number of films which includes Vetagaadu, Bobbili Puli, and Justice Chowdhary. Their on-screen chemistry was interesting to watch and we can’t wait to see what Rakul Preet has in store for us portraying the role of one of the top and most-loved actresses’ in the country.
Rana Daggubati – Chandrababu Naidu
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) September 13, 2018
Baahubali star Rana will be essaying the role of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is the son-in-law of late superstar and political icon NT Rama Rao. Rana Daggubati shared his look in the film a while back and he looks fierce as a young Chandrababu Naidu.
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Vidya Balan – Basvatharakam
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— NBK FILMS (@NBKFilms_) December 20, 2018
In the film’s trailer, we saw not only Balakrishna but we also saw spectacular performer Vidya Balan. The Kahaani and Dirty Picture actress will be seen playing the role of NT Rama Rao’s wife Basvatarakam. NTR married Basavatarakam, his maternal uncle’s daughter, in 1943 and together had eight sons and four daughters.
Sumanth – Akkineni Nageswara Rao
— Sumanth (@iSumanth) September 20, 2018
The role of Nagarjuna’s father, the legendary late actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, will be essayed by Sumanth. Akkineni Nageswara Rao is the father of Sumanth’s mother Sathyavathi Akkineni. The actor is super excited to be playing the role of his grandfather, and who wouldn’t be, right? Interestingly, Nagarjuna’s son Chaitanya, who happens to be Sumanth’s cousin, played the role of Akkineni Nageshwara in the film Mahanati.
Kalyan Ram – Nandamuri Harikrishna
— Kalyanram Nandamuri (@NANDAMURIKALYAN) October 18, 2018
Actor Kalyan Ram, the brother of Taraka Rama Rao Jr., will be essaying the role of their late father Nandamuri Harikrishna. Harikrishna, the son of NTR was his right hand during his political journey. It will be very interesting to see if Kalyan Ram picks up the nuances of his father’gestures.
Nithya Menen – Savitri
— Nithya Menen (@MenenNithya) November 5, 2018
Legendary actress Savitri and NT Rama Rao shared the screen in several films and it is no surprise that her character has been added to the story. While many believed actress Keerthy Suresh would be playing the role since she has already played it in the blockbuster film Mahanati, it was Nithya Menen who was roped in. Nithya Menen also shared a poster in which the famous song sequence from Gundamma Katha (1962) is being recreated with Balakrishna as NTR and Nithya as Savitri.
Hansika – Jayaprada
Actress Hansika will be playing the role of Jaya Pradha who was one of the leading actresses’ during that time.
Star Cast of #NTRBiopic.. Audio and Trailer on Dec 21st
— NBK FILMS (@NBKFilms_) December 19, 2018
Payal Rajput – Jaya Sudha
The actress who shot to fame through the Telugu film RX 100 was roped in to play the role of Jaya Sudha who was another one of the leading actresses of that time.
There are many more actors who are a part of this biopic on the legendary star and we will get to see them all on the big screen when the first part of the most-awaited 2019 biopic releases on 9th January, 2019.