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Review: Lakshmi's NTR
 
Banner: GV Films

Producers: Rakesh Reddy, Deepthi Balagiri, Narendra Hirawat

Director: Ram Gopal Varma and Agasthya Manju

Music: Kalyani Malik

Cast: P.Vijay Kumar, Yagna Shetty, Sri Tej, Aningi Rajasekhar and others

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Story

When NTR (P.Vijay Kumar) loses power in 1989, all his party leaders and family members desert him. NTR gets depressed and down and out. During that time Lakshmi Parvathi (Yagna Shetty) approaches him to write a biography about his achievements. 

During their interactions, they grow closer and NTR gets motivated and rejuvenated with her interactions. He draws enegry and with the super hit of Major Chandrakanth on silver screen, his popularity increases among people. 

NTR starts campaigning once again highlighting the failures of the then government. Seeing NTR's popularity even his family members and son in law Chandra Babu Naidu (Sritej) comes closer to him. 

NTR comes to power once again but the growing intimacy between NTR and Lakshmi Parvathi make family members and Chandra Babu Naidu loath them as they fear they may lose importance and power. 

To find out the twists and turns, enjoy Lakshmi's NTR.

Performances

P.Vijay Kumar who played the role of NTR at the start looked perfect choice as he resembled Sr NTR and also imitated his mannerisms. However he tried to outdo himself and in the process looked like a misfit and resembled a B grade artist. 

Yagna Shetty as Lakshmi Parvathi came with a commendable performance as Lakshmi Parvathi. She did full justice to her role. 

Sritej as Chandra Babu Naidu though at times irritated, performed well as Chandra Babu Naidu. Others performed according to their roles

Technical

Editing of Kamal R could have been better as there are many drags which tested the patience of the viewers. 

Kalyani Malik's BGM made good impact but at times turned out to be loud. Rammy's cinematography elevated the scenes. 

Ram Gopal Varma should have depicted the real-life happenings in an impartial manner for better impact. Production values are poor.

Plus Points

RGV's voice over

Few twists

Yagna Shetty

Sri Tej

Minus Points

Slow pace

Editing 

Actors

Production values

Analysis

RGV came with his own take on the developments of NTR's life right after the entry of Lakshmi Parvathi. RGV generated interest by deciding to touch up on the developments which were conveniently ignored by Balakrishna's biopic NTR Kathanayakudu, Mahanayakudu. 

He generated interest by showing Chandra Babu Naidu and NTR family members as villains. RGV sticks to the same viewpoint right from the start till the finish in Lakshmi's NTR. RGV like the earlier makers committed the same mistake. While the previous makers showed NTR and Chandra Babu as pious persons, RGV showed Lakshmi Parvathi in a similar manner. In the process, while in the earlier biopics Nadendla Bhaskara Rao was shown as a villain, RGV showed Chandra Babu and NTR family members as villains. 

He in his story and narration showed NTR's trauma following the actions of Chandra Babu Naidu and his own children. He concentrated the entire first half for NTR and Lakshmi Parvathi's relation and entire second half for Chandra Babu's cunning and wicked ways. 

RGV distorted many facts conveniently and the continuous scenes showing Lakshmi Parvathi as a noble person and Chandra Babu Naidu as villain got onto the nerves of movie lovers. Except for Chandra Babu's baiters, movie lovers will find it difficult to digest this film. Leaving everything apart, RGV should be complimented for showcasing the controversial happenings in NTR's life on screen. 

Final Talk

Lakshmi's NTR over dramatic and loud.

Telugu Review 



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