Lakshmi’s NTR starts off by showcasing how love blossomed between NT Rama Rao and his autobiographer Lakshmi Parvathi. The film takes the audiences back to the late 80s and ends with NTR’s demise. How NTR’s marriage to Lakshmi Parvathi gave rise to the revolts by his family members and the ‘Mana Desam’ party MLAs, led by NTR’s son-in-law CB Naidu forms the main crux of the story. Several landmark political episodes that took place in NTR being dethroned from the CM’s chair are retold in typical RGV’s style. To know how these are showcased, watch the film on a big screen.
The commendable performances by the film’s lead cast are the major highlights of Lakshmi’s NTR. RGV is a maverick in casting the right actors in all his movies is a well-known fact and he does it yet again with Lakshmi’s NTR. Debutant P Vijay Kumar, who played NTR, impresses with a solid act. His performance in the second half of the movie, especially in the pre-climax and climax scenes, will move the audiences emotionally.
Kannada actress, Yagna Shetty plays Lakshmi Parvathi with a lot of poignance. The way she brings out her vulnerability in the scenes where she is entangled in the family tirade against her and NTR after their marriage deserves special mention. The young hero, Shri Tej as CB Naidu, NTR’s shrewd son-in-law and the mastermind behind the ‘great betrayal’ on NTR, is brilliant. Rest of the actors who played NTR’s children Harikrishna, Balakrishna and Purandheswari are adequate and they evoke a strong response from the audience.
There are several scenes, especially when the film dons the political drama