The theme for the month of January seems to be movies based on political figures. Three movies of the similar vein are coming out this month- Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer 'N.T.R. Kathanayakudu', Anupam Kher's 'The Accidental Prime Minister' and Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Thackeray'. Now, the first film of the lot has finally released, so let's take a look at what the audiences have to say about it so far.
Well, NTR and Balakrishna fans can rejoice for the biopic based on the legendary actor and politician has opened to mostly positive reviews. Netizens have taken to Twitter to express that the film actually a fine start to 2019 for Telugu cinema. One critic of Balakrishna said that she's surprised that the film is so good and the screenplay is decent. She also commented that is easily the career-best performance of the veteran actor, who has featured in more than a hundred films.
Another netizen who happened to be a fan said that he was in tears after watching the biopic and claimed that it will be an all-time blockbuster. One more Twitter user felt that the film was a true tribute to the iconic leader. However, there were also a few who did not enjoy the Krish directorial so much. One netizen said that the film doesn't show the real life of NTR and is actually too commercial. They also added that it is not meant for those who truly respect NTR.
Finally, another social media user gave a balanced review as he said that the first half hooked you in with emotional connect while the second half was for the masses. He also praised Balakrishna for playing the role of NTR flawlessly. Overall, it looks like the film is a clear winner and should do well at the box office.