The first trailer of Krish Jagarlamudi’s much-awaited two-part biopic on Telugu screen legend and former chief minister NT Rama Rao was released on December 21. In NTR Kathanayakudu, NTR’s son, Nandamuri Balakrishna, plays the lead role, while Vidya Balan plays his first wife, Basavatarakam.

The trailer gives a sneak peek of NTR's life, right from his early days, to becoming an actor and then the chief minister. Apart from Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidya Balan, the other actors in the film like Rana Daggubati as Chandrababu Naidu, Rakul Preet Singh as Sridevi and others haven't been introduced so far. 


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Interestingly, as a teenager, Sridevi co-starred with NTR in films like Vetagaadu, Kondaveeti Simham, Justice Chowdhary and Bobbili Puli.

The biopic will release in two instalments - NTR Kathanayakudu and NTR Mahanayakudu. The first part is set to hit the screens on January 9 and the next one is scheduled to release on February 9. Krish Jagarlamudi has directed the NTR biopic. He has also co-directed the January 25 release Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, starring Kangana Ranaut.

NTR founded the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1982 and he served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years (between 1983 and 1995). He featured in over 250 films and won three National Awards as an actor as well as a producer.