RGV’s ‘Laxmi’s NTR’ released worldwide, stalled in AP


The controversial film on the life of late NTR is all set to release today across the globe except in Andhra Pradesh due to stay on its release by the High Court in view of the ongoing general elections in the state.

The Court on Thursday night imposed a stay on its release in Andhra Pradesh stating that the decision would be taken only after viewing the movie on April 3rd.

Meanwhile, all the reviews focussed on the controversial element of projecting NTR’s son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu as a villain in the movie instead of analysing the qualitative elements. It shot to the limelight as its’ director Ramgopal Verma had already created a public debate on the theme of the movie aimed at presenting the facts before the public as what exactly had happened behind the screen to overthrow NTR from the power. 

The film focused on how a legendary cine actor-turned-politician NT Rama Rao was made to feel lonely and subsequent entry of Laxmi Parvathi that turned into a relationship which was not liked by his family members and how they tried to bring in the differences between the two. Finally, the events that unfolded to de-throw NTR from power as the Chief Minister and subsequently led to his death.

Varma maintained his mark of taking in every scene. The screenplay went gripping throughout except at one or two scenes where it slowed down but did not affect the whole picture. The lead actors in the movie though first-timers have performed well. Vijaya Kumar played a lead role as NTR, Yagna Shetty as Laxmi (Laxmi Parvathi) and Sri Tej as Babu Rao (Chandrababu Naidu). They literally lived in their respective characters. Kalyan Malik gave the music. Cinematography, Editing, Production etc. are all superb.