Speaking to the media after watching NTR Mahanayakudu in a premier show, Tollywood director Puri Jagannadh said he cried while watching certain scenes in the movie. He stated that he liked NTR Mahanayakudu than NTR Kathanayakudu. Puri said NTR Kathanayakudu will become Nandamuri Balakrishna’s career best film. He said Balayya produced and acted in the movie out of love towards his father NT Rama Rao. Balakrishna, actress Charmy and other Tollywood personalities were present. NTR Mahanayakudu has hit screens worldwide on Friday.