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Director Krish and Balakrishna's much-awaited NTR Mahanayakudu, the second part of NT Rama Rao's biopic, will have its premieres in Hyderabad, the US and a few other locations on the night of February 21, Thursday .

The first part of the NTR biopic – NTR: Kathanayakudu was released in the theatres on January 9, but it failed to rake in Moolah at the box office. The makers are set to release its second part on February 22. There is a lot of curiosity about the story of NTR: Mahanayakudu. Its trailer has already given a hint about its subject and made it clear to the audience what they should expect from the movie.

NTR Kathanayakudu ended with a note on the late legendary actor NT Rama Rao choosing to enter politics and forming a party to serve people and fight for Andhra Pradesh after a lucrative career in films. NTR: Mahanayakudu is all about how NTR toured Andhra Pradesh, campaigned for his party and became the Chief Minister of the state.

Vishnu Induri, who has co-produced NTR: Mahanayakudu with Balayya, tweeted a teaser of on February 19 and wrote, "For me #NTRMahanayakudu is not just a film, it's all about my memories of #NTR. My journey in making my dream of #NTRBiopic has its own ups & downs but am sure this part will stand up to the expectations of every telugu movie lover and especially NTR Fans. #NTRMahanayakuduOnFeb22"

Some speculation were made about whether NTR: Mahanayakudu will portray his marriage to Lakshmi Parvathy. Producer Vishnu Induri cleared the air that the film will only cover the incidents in NTR's life up to 1984, which is way before the actor-turned-politician married his second wife.

Vishnu Induri confirmed that he would hold a special screening of NTR: Mahanayakudu for critics and celebs. He tweeted, "All set for grand release of #NTRMahanayakudu tomorrow. Looking forward to show the film to media and well-wishers tonight at the premiere. For all those who have been asking about the story, It's the story of #NTR narrated by his wife Basavatarakam Garu till her death in 1984."

We bring you critics and celebs' reviews on NTR: Mahanayakudu. Scroll down to see the response:

Brahmani Nara‏ @brahmaninara

#NTRMahanayakudu is an emotion packed, powerful, engaging epic. Congratulations to my father NBK for reliving the selfless passion and stamina of my beloved grandfather in bringing #TeluguPride. Enjoyed the brilliant performances and the crisp, flawless execution.

Ram achanta‏ @RaamAchanta

#NTRMahaNayakudu Is an emotional journey of greatest Legend & THE pride of our Telugu people..MUST WATCH

Deva Katta‏ @devakatta

Loved Mahanayakudu. Better world is built by ppl with "chitha suddhi" and "kaarya dheeksha"! Husband and wife relationship and the assembly sequences were brilliantly conceived by @DirKrish . Wishing the whole team all the very best!!

Nag Ashwin‏ @nagashwin7

"Babu maamoolodu kadu..." @RanaDaggubati this is another feather in your cap...Balayya garu 110/100..the nuances of the performance of Old Ntr..you can't direct that...@vidya_balan ji...wat an asset your love is for this film.

Smita @smitapop

#TelugodiAthmaGauravam A life that truly deserved a tribute & a man who believed that With Power comes Responsibly & lived by it. No one could have made his journey better @DirKrish @mmkeeravaani garu @gnanashekarvs #NTRMahanayakudu Just go experience it

Anil Ravipudi @AnilRavipudi

Watched #NTRMahanayakudu. NBK garu gave a stand out performance as Legend NTR garu. He portrayed the pain and anger of NTR very well....all the best to whole team

संదీP‏ @appalaneni

Just watched the movie annaya... a honest attempt in presenting a great personality on screen ... kudossss..✊... fantastic background score... awesome writing.. balayya Garu just rocked... #NTRMahanayakudu @vishinduri @DirKrish @NBKFilms_

Aditya Chowdary‏ @maddineniaditya

#NTRMahanayakudu First Half Report-Very Good First Half NBK's Terrific Performance Music Burra Dialogues Racy Screenplay Pre-Interval Scenes #NTR #NBK #NandamuriBalakrishna #NandamuriTarakaRamarao #VidyaBalan

Harsha Vardhan (BHV)‏ @harsha_bhv

Lack of commercial elements, proper songs or even comedy could be a major setback for this film. Also the fact that CBN sir has been shown as a Hero in this film and 'Lakshmi's NTR' is right around the corner, I don't know how this film will stand! #NTRMahanayakudu I don't know what one would expect from this film, but this part solely and majorly rotated around how NTR sir won back his Ministry within a month, from Nadella Bhaskara Rao, by going against Indira Gandhi's dictatorship. Nothing much else has been shown. #NTRKathanayakudu

‏ @KodelaDeepak

#NTRMahanayakudu is more gripping, connects and engages the audience better than Part-1."Babu Maamoolodu Gaadhu".

VamsiShekar‏ @UrsVamsiShekar

#NTRMahanayakudu first half: showcases step by step of #NTR's political journey Confrontation scenes of #NTR and #Chandrababu are super, dialogues are to be mentioned here. #NBK, @vidya_balan and @RanaDaggubati come up with brilliant performance #NTR and #Basavatarakam garu bond is just special and heart touching #Mahanayakudu ends on a heart drenching emotional note. #NTRMahanayakudu second half: A serious drama blended equally with emotions While #NBK gives a fireball of performance, @vidya_balan breathes life into Basavatarakam role. @RanaDaggubati as @ncbn is a pillar of support for #NTR and #TDP #NTRమహానాయకుడు

Movie Update‏ @MovieUpdate6

#NTRMahanayakudu 1st haif Elections scenes Dialogues Screen play Background Superb 1st haif#NTRMahanayakudu Overall ga 1st haif : 2nd haif : Super HIT Movie My rating 3.75/5


#NTRMahanayakudu First Half Report-Very Good First Half NBK's Terrific Performance Music Burra Dialogues Racy Screenplay Pre-Interval Scenes #NTR #NBK #NandamuriBalakrishna #NandamuriTarakaRamarao #VidyaBalan

Lab Reports‏ @Inside_Infos

>>> #NTRMahanayakudu >>> Content : Average 1st half, Good 2nd half >>> Box-office : History Repeats