NTR Mahanayakudu recieved mixed talk from cine goers and critics. The film got lukewarm response on first day. Opening collections are weak being a working day. NTR Mahanayakudu collected 1.59 crore share in Telugu states on day 1.
It is said to be lesser than RGV’s Officer. The film is comparatively better in content than NTR Kathanayakudu. Political drama with some high points has got thumbs up from a section of audience though. Balakrishna’s effortless performance as NTR and Rana’s power packed performance as Chandrababu Naidu are the main highlights of the film.