Lakshmi's NTR

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Lakshmi's NTR
Laxmis-ntr.jpg
Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Agasthya Manju
Produced byRakesh Reddy
Deepthi Balagiri
Written byRam Gopal Varma
Narendra Chary
Based onLife of N. T. Rama Rao
StarringP. Vijay Kumar
Yagna Shetty
Sri Tej
Music byKalyani Malik
CinematographyRammy
Edited byKamal R
Production
company
Company Productions
Gun Shot Films
GV Films
10,00,000 Productions
Release date
29 March 2019
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Lakshmi's NTR is an upcoming Indian Telugu biographical drama film based on the life of former film actor and chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao[1][2] from the perspective of his second wife, Lakshmi Parvati as well as N. T. Rama Rao during his last days. It is directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Agasthya Manju and produced by Rakesh Reddy.[3]

Plot[edit]

The film is based on factual events related to NTR after Lakshmi Parvathi came into his life. NTR's love story intertwined with political conspiracies which unraveled at that time that led to his dethronement. It chronicles crucial events in NTR's life after he meets Telugu research scholar Veeragandham Lakshmi Parvathi, from his struggles as a widower to his remarriage to the division of his political party.[4]

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Director - Ram Gopal Varma and Agasthya Manju
  • Writer - Ram Gopal Varma and Narendra Chary
  • Director of Photography - Rammy
  • Music Director - Kalyani Mallik
  • Film Editing - R. Kamal
  • Costume Design - Venkatesh Jakkula
  • Makeup Department - Vikram Gaikwad and Srinivas Menugu
  • Sound Department - J.R. Ethiraj
  • Sound Design Engineer - Yathiraj
  • Editorial Department - Anwar Ali

Production[edit]

On 4 July 2017, RGV announced through his Youtube channel that he would be directing Sr.NTR's Biopic with the title RGV's NTR in which Nandamuri Balakrishna was to act. Due to differences they both did two different movies on NTR and on 26 October 2017, Verma changed the movie title to Lakshmi's NTR quoting Legendary actor and revolutionary politician NT Rama Rao's direct message from HEAVEN to RGV.[citation needed]

Casting[edit]

After announcing Lakshmi's NTR, everyone were so curious about who will be playing the lead roles, because on other hand Nandamuri Balakrishna respired his father's (N. T. Rama Rao) role in N.T.R: Kathanayakudu and N.T.R: Mahanayakudu which is produced by himself and directed by Krish. After various speculations and rumors who will be playing the lead cast, it was revealed P Vijay Kumar[5] as N. T. Rama Rao, Sritej[6] as Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Yagna Shetty[7] as Lakshmi Parvathi will respire their roles respectively.[8]

Soundtrack[edit]

Lakshmi's NTR
Soundtrack album by
Released2019
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
LabelMango Music
ProducerKalyani Malik
Kalyani Malik chronology
Ammammagarillu
(2018)
Lakshmi's NTR
(2019)

Music is composed by Kalyani Malik and released on Mango Music lable.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Vennupotu"Sira SriKalyani Malik03:16
2."Endhuku"Sira SriKalyani Malik, Sri Krishna04:54
3."Nee Uniki"Sira SriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam02:12
4."Avasaram"Sira SriWilson Herald02:06
5."Garjana"Sira SriP. Ravi Shankar02:29
6."Vijayam"Sira SriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Mohana Bhogaraju01:36

Release[edit]

Initially it was scheduled to release on 22 March 2019.[9][10][11][12] There are many political pressures on Election Commission and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to stop the release of the movie in the mode of the conduct basis. As RGV fought back against the EC and CBFC, the petitions against the release of the movie were filed in the Telangana High Court(HC)[13]. The HC after a thorough inquiry, directed that every individual has the right to express his feelings so the release of the movie cannot be stopped. Due to some Post production and Pre-release formalities it was re-scheduled to release on 29 March 2019.[14][15] 'Weekend Cinema' is releasing the movie overseas.[16]

Marketing[edit]

First track ‘Vennupotu’(Backstabbing) was released on 21 December 2018, which went on to make controversies. A case was filed by TDP MLA from Pithapuram S V S N Varma saying that it was aiming at Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandra Babu Naidu. So the High Court issued notices to censor board and producer of Lakshmi's NTR.[17][18][19] The second track ‘Enduku’(Why?) was released on 8 January 2019, questioning why did NTR marry Lakshmi Parvathi.[20]

On 18 January 2019, A teaser was released which gives a brief glance into the characters.[21]

First official trailer was released on 14 February 2019, at 9:27 AM by Ram Gopal Varma on Valentine's Day signifying the love between NTR and Lakhsmi Parvathi.[22][23][24]

The third track ‘Nee Uniki’ sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was released on 23 February 2019.[25] Another song called ‘Avasaram’ sung by Wilson Herald was released on 7 March 2019, is a sad song how people around NT Rama Rao used to bow down for power and all the relationships were based on their needs.[26]

Second official trailer was released on 8 March 2019.[27][28]

Home media[edit]

After the release of the trailer, a big Telugu channel acquired the satellite rights for ₹3 Crore.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RGV releases 'Lakshmi's NTR' poster in Tirumala". Deccan Herald. 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Vennupotu song: Ram Gopal Varma stirs up controversy with his Lakshmi's NTR". India Today. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Ram Gopal Varma finds a producer for Lakshmi's NTR, but his family members against film". www.hindustantimes.com. 9 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR Will Unravel Behind The Scenes Political Conspiracies: RGV". Sakshi. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  5. ^ "RGV's clarification about who plays NTR in 'Lakshmi's NTR'". Timesofindia.
  6. ^ "RGV's Chandrababu Naidu Is Menacing". Mirchi9.
  7. ^ "Yagna Shetty to play Lakshmi Parvathi". Deccanchronicle.
  8. ^ "Pics: Lakshmi Parvathi & Chandrababu of 'Lakshmi's NTR'". Gulte.
  9. ^ "Ram Gopal Varma's Lakshmi's NTR to hit screens on March 22". Hindustantimes. 2 March 2019.
  10. ^ "All eyes on Ram Gopal Varma's film Lakshmi's NTR". Deccanchronicle.
  11. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR official released date revealed: RGV film to clash with ABCD, PKC 2, Suvarna Sundari". Ibtimes.
  12. ^ "'Lakshmi's NTR': RGV's controversial film set to hit the theatres on March 22". Timesofindia.
  13. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR Release Can Not Be Stopped: HC". Sakshipost. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  14. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR Gets New Release Date". TheHansIndia.
  15. ^ "Ram Gopal Varma blames CBFC for refusing to certify Lakshmi's NTR, then calls it misunderstanding". IndiaToday.
  16. ^ "RGV's Lakshmi's NTR Overseas Release By Weekend Cinema". socialnews.xyz.
  17. ^ "After petition by TDP MLA, Telangana HC issues notice to makers of 'Lakshmi's NTR'". Thenewsminute.
  18. ^ "Notices to censor board, producer of NTR biopic". Thehindu.
  19. ^ "AP High Court Served Notices On 'Lakshmi's NTR' song". Gulte.
  20. ^ "RGV releases Enduku song". Telugucinema.
  21. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR teaser: Ram Gopal Varma's depiction of former Andhra Pradesh CM promises authenticity". Firstpost.
  22. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR Trailer: Controversial to the core!". The Times of India. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR Trailer: Ram Gopal Varma unveils 'most intense, dramatic love story ever' on Valentine's Day". IndiatvNews.
  24. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR trailer review: RGV's film to throw light on untold secrets of NT Rama Rao's last days". Ibtimes.
  25. ^ "Watch: Nee Uniki From Lakshmi's NTR". Gulte.
  26. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR 2nd song Avasaram review: Lyrics strike a chord and raises bar of expectations [Video]". Ibtimes.
  27. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR new trailer: RGV is not pulling punches". IndianExpress.
  28. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR trailer out: RGV drags N Chandrababu Naidu into controversy". IndiaToday.
  29. ^ "Lakshmi's NTR pre-release business: RGV film gets decent amount for its theatrical rights". Ibtimes.


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