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Streaming Now: RGV Flick Lakshmi’s Ntr – Controversial, with a Capital C!

By Srivathsan Nadadhur - November 28, 2019 @ 8:54 am

Lakshmi’s NTRAmazon Prime Video is currently streaming Lakshmi’s NTR, Ram Gopal Verma’s Telugu biopic on the legendary actor-politician, and one of the most controversial films in the Telugu cinema circuit this year.

Lakshmi’s NTR explores hitherto unknown facts about the actor-political maestro’s life after the entry of his second wife, Lakshmi Parvati, into it. The movie faced a backlash from certain political parties, courtesy its painting of then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu, as the villain in the latter years of NTR’s life.

It even faced the prospect of being banned by the Election Commission Of India, as it went against the model code of conduct, since general elections were just around the corner, very close to the movie’s proposed release date of 22nd March 2019. It was, however, given the go-ahead by the Telangana High Court, and the movie released on 29th March in Telangana, and on 1st June in Andhra Pradesh.

The flick stars P Vijay Kumar as N. T. Rama Rao, Yagna Shetty as Lakshmi Parvathi and Sritej as Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Lakshmi’s NTR received decent reception from the public when it first released in the theatres, less, because of the quality of the content, and more, because of the controversy surrounding it.

Watch Lakshmi’s NTR on Amazon Prime Video, if you missed watching it in the theatres.

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Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he’s not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems. Follow @vathsanatheart
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