The much-hyped "NTR Kathanayakudu", biopic on legendary actor NT Rama Rao, was expected to take box-office by storm given the Sankranthi festival season and the hype around the movie. But the film has not lived up to expectations as per the collections are concerned.
The day one collections in AP and Telangana are pretty average for a movie of this range. It did under perform in many centers in Andhra as well.
Distributors expected record collections in Balakrishna's career. But the picture tells different picture.
Releasing the film on 9th January is wrong choice, say some trade pundits. Trade expects that it would pick up collections on Pongal day.
Check day one collections in AP and Telangana...
Nizam - 1.72cr
Cedded - 0.80cr
Krishna - 0.74cr
Nellore - 0.52cr
Guntur - 2.03cr
West - 0.68cr
East - 0.41cr
Vizage - 0.85
Total 7.61 Cr