There is a lot of talk going around the upcoming movie Lakshmi’s NTR. When it’s a Ram Gopal Varma movie, there is always talk. The maverick director knows how to get the public talking about his next film, be it through his promotion technique or through the subject of his film. The hype around Lakshmi’s NTR is a by-product of the latter. The film’s release is not confirmed, but it is currently set for a release on 22nd March, 2019. Let’s take you through what Lakshmi’s NTR story is all about.
Lakshmi’s NTR follows the life and journey of the legendary actor and politician NT Rama Rao. But, the story has not been approached in the same way as two other films that recently released – NTR Mahanayakudu and NTR Kathanayakudu. Both these films were made by the NTR family and led by his son Nandamuri Balakrishna aka Balayya who played the role of NTR. As per the trailer, the film follows the events that take place in the life of NTR after his second marriage. His marriage to Lakshmi Parvathi affected the politics in Andhra Pradesh. NTR gradually lost control over his party Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and it came under the reign of the current Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu, who also happens to be NTR’s son-in-law.
The film stars actress Yagna Shetty as Lakshmi Parvathi and P. Vijay Kumar as NTR. The film is directed by both Ram Gopal Varma and Agasthya Manju.
Many TDP party members believe that this film shows Chandrababu Naidu in a bad light. They believe that this film may affect election results this year since the movie release date is so close to the nation-wide elections.
Whether Lakshmi’s NTR will affect people’s view about Chandrababu Naidu is yet to be seen. But, with so much going around this Ram Gopal Varma movie, it is definitely one of the most-awaited Telugu films of the year 2019.