Buzz: Just A Technician On Sets?

Nandamuri Bala Krishna is busy with his biopic on his father NTR and it is being helmed by director Krish.The movie is being timed for a release just prior to the 2019 elections. However, the gossip in the industry is that Krish has little freedom when it comes to choosing which contemporaries of NTR should feature in the film or for that matter, even the screenplay.

Apparently, Krish has been asked to strictly stick to Mahanati’s style of screenplay in which a song is shown, then an incident from Savitri garu’s life, then a situation with her husband followed by a movie shooting etc. This template will be reproduced exactly in NTR’s biopic.

For example, Mahanati starts off with the character of Savithri garu in a coma on a hospital bed and then various people giving their interpretations of her life. Similarly, NTR’s biopic will reportedly start off with Basavatharakam garu on a hospital bed in the last days of her earthly life, narrating the story of her husband.

If the fundamental script does not belong to the director and neither the screenplay, it will just make him a technician on location without scope for any major creativity.Mahanati was a work of passion and so was Gautamiputra Satakarni. But for the biopic on NTR, Krish might end up as a mere technician.