The makers of the much anticipated biopic on NTR (N. T. Rama Rao) revealed that the film will be released in two parts in the same month. On October 4, Thursday, the makers had initially announced the release date and new title of the film. The film has been titled as 'NTR KathaNayakudu'. Later in the day, they announced that the film will be released in two parts, with the second movie titled as 'NTR MahaNayakudu' . The first part will release on January 9, 2019, while the second part will release on January 24, 2019.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, too, took to Twitter to announce this. He wrote, "BIGGG ANNOUNCEMENT... The keenly awaited #NTRBiopic will release in two parts... While the first part [#Kathanayakudu] will release on 9 Jan 2019 [Wed], the second part [#Mahanayakudu] will release on 24 Jan 2019 [Thu]... Stars Nandamuri Balakrishna as #NTR... Directed by Krish."
Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao's son will be playing the role of his actor-father politician in his biopic.Around a month ago, the entire crew, including actors Rana Daggubati, Vidya Balan and Sumanth began to shoot for the film in Abids in Hyderabad where Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) resided in the 80s. The makers chose to shoot at the real location, in order to add credibility to 'NTR – the Biopic'.This film, in which Vidya Balan is playing the role of the role of NTR'S wife Basavatarakam, will mark the actress' debut in Telugu cinema. Meanwhile, Rana Daggubati, plays the role of the current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu, who is NTR's son-in-law.
The Biopic is bilingual and will be released in Telugu and Hindi. Meanwhile, the music of the film will be composed by M. M. Keeravani and the film will be backed by Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati Ranganatha, and Vishnu Induri.