NT Rama Rao biopic traverses tricky terrain: Will appeasing too many political stakeholders spoil the plot?
In the news for its launch, is the biopic on late actor-politician NT Rama Rao (popularly known as NTR). The biopic is being directed by filmmaker Teja, and stars NTR's son Nandamuri Balakrishna — who is also an MLA for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). As Firstpost reported on 29 March 2018, the film's team had gathered at Ramakrishna Studios in Hyderabad to shoot a special teaser. Its release is timed for Vijayadashmi, a few months before the Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls.
The biopic comes even as Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is readying for the 2019 polls with a slogan focused on Telugu pride — something his father-in-law NTR was considered an icon of.