Film critic Kathi Mahesh said Lakshmi’s NTR is not a biopic but it is a propaganda film. He stated sensationalism excites Ram Gopal Varma (RGV). He has no political affiliation or inclination towards politics, he explained. Mahesh said people interested in watching Lakshmi’s NTR have already seen. He opined that RGV would have allowed conducting a press meet in Vijayawada. By detaining RGV, he got free publicity worth crores of rupees to him and Lakshmi’s NTR. He said RGV blaming the TDP for stopping him from conducting the press meets in two hotels.