Andhra Pradesh

‘The 3D Show’ has NTR fans in raptures

Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinarajappa and Hindupur MLA N. Balakrishna at the Mahanadu.

Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinarajappa and Hindupur MLA N. Balakrishna at the Mahanadu.  

: At the main entrance of the Mahanadu venue is a small room. Those who step inside are greeted by a curly haired figure, nestled among trees in a monochrome backdrop. That brief scene itself transports people back in time, to reminisce N.T. Rama Rao’s portrayal as ‘Thota Ramudu,’ an adventure-seeking protagonist, in the eternal classic Patala Bhairavi .

This is the first exhibit at ‘The 3D Show,’ which aims to highlight seven memorable roles of NTR in the third dimension. The wide-eyed fans and party cadres turned ecstatic to find life-size models of their ‘hero,’ dressed in the trademark attire and scene backgrounds according to the respective movies. “We liked his role in Justice Chowdary and the exhibits have done complete ‘justice’ in portraying him for us,” quipped an elderly worker giving the finishing touches at the exhibition. Upon finding NTR in a mythological role, few women activists even had a debate on the exhibit, which depicted him as Lord Vishnu (in Venkateswara Mahatyam ). Famous for portraying roles of Lord Krishna, the activists had a discussion if the ‘cut-out’ was Lord Krishna or Rama.

Mix of characters

Among the seven displays, there is a mix of characters from various genres enacted by NRT, such as mythological, folk, social etc. one can witness his roles from the movies – Bobbili Puli , Venkateswara Mahatyam , Dana Veera Sura Karna , Lava Kusa , and Gaja Donga, and Justice Chowdary , set up in realistic enclosures. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, after registering his attendance at the Mahanadu venue, inaugurated ‘The 3D Show’ and later visited the photo exhibition and the voluntary blood donation drive organised by the NTR Trust.

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