The biopic on the life of legendary actor-politician NT Ramo Rao titled NTR Kathanayakudu, which released on January 9 has been received well in the US despite stiff competition from Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama.
Mahanati’s success paved way for several biopics in Tollywood. NTR Mahanayakudu, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Yatra and Lakshmi’s NTR are some of the biopics that will release in 2018. On January 9, NTR Kathanayakudu released worldwide and received great responses from the audience.
On its opening day, the film managed to earn Rs 21 crore at the box office worldwide. The film, however, has been received mixed responses from the Telugu-speaking states. It is said that Kathanayakudu performed well at the box office in the first two days.
Since Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama released yesterday, there is a dent in the collections of NTR Kathanayakudu. While the film earned Rs 7 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on its first day, it has dropped to Rs 2 crore on its third day.
In the US, the film is having a dream run in the international circuit. The makers of NTR Kathanayakudu have released a poster claiming that the movie has made Rs 4 crore and is still going strong.
NTR Kathanayakudu, directed by Krish Jagarlamudi has Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Suman and Rana Daggubati in significant roles. The first-part showcased NTR’s struggle in the film industry and his rise to stardom.