Director Krish has won kudos from audiences in both Telugu states for his extraordinary portrayal of NTR, in Kathanayakudu, a biopic. Right from celebrities to fans and common audiences appreciated Krish's efforts. Kathanayakudu is the first part of the biopic. Meanwhile, Krish said that there is an attempt to portray NTR as a casteist, which is entirely wrong. He also said that some political elements were trying to exploit the film for their own ends and use it for mudslinging matches. The film's second part is Mahanayakudu, which will release in February.