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NTR and ANR,The Two Legend Together

Ravi Kumar V | Jan-04-2019

With five days left for the release of NTR biopic ‘Kathanayakudu’ people are eagerly waiting to watch the movie about their favourite Star and Leader. Teasers, lyrical videos, and promotional events evoking curiosity, this Krish Jagarlamudi directorial with huge star cast has built high expectations.


Kathanayakudu would be the NTR’s filmy side biopic. From the list of many NTR’s co-stars, ANR stands first. NTR and ANR were considered two pillars of the Telugu Film Industry and interestingly, both were working for an annual salary for Vijaya Studios. This duo is the rare combo in the film industry for their feat of co-starring in many movies being competitors in the industry.


Both acted together in many mythological, historical, and social films. In Gundamma Katha they are cast as brothers. NTR plays Lord Krishna while ANR played Arjuna in Mayabazar and Sri KrishnarjunaYuddham. Whether it is master and his disciple in Chanakya Chandra Gupta or King and a writer in his court in Tenali Rama Krishna both were amazing in their respective roles and had their own place in the Telugu’s hearts.


Here is the list of 14 movies these legends acted together.

Palleturi pilla (1950)
Tenali Rama Krishna(1956)
Charana dasi (1956)
Gundamma Katha(1962)
Sri Krishna Arjuna yudham(1963)
Chanakya Chandra Gupta(1977)
Satyam Shivam(1981)


Apart from these movies NTR and ANR played guest roles in Ramadasu(1964), NTR as Lord Rama and ANR as Lord Vishnu.


Sumanth is playing his grand father’s role in ‘Kathanayakudu’. Let’s see in theatres on 9th Jan how far he and Krish showcase these stalwarts relationship on screen and off screen.


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