NTR Kathanayakudu has taken a poor opening in the Telugu States. The opening is less than Balakrishna’s Paisa Vasool in both the Telugu States. This is despite the fact the movie has got a good talk and openings. There are multiple reasons for the film’s bad performance. The team should have opted to make the film in One part instead of the current two parts Plan. NTR Kathanayakudu is too much on NTR’s filmy side which diluted the interest on this part.
Moreover, the makers have released the film well in advance to Sankranthi festival which got the Pre-festival effect on the film. The wide release also defeated the purpose. They should have opted 12th as their release date. Some say if they are keen on Two Parts, they should have planned to release the Second Part for Sankranthi to get the holidays advantage. As much as 70 Crore is riding on NTR Kathanayakudu alone which makes it a risky project for the trade.