NTR Kathanayakudu, the first part of the NTR biopic, hit screens on January 9, 2019, and opened to a decent response at the box office. However, it failed to rake in big money in the following days and ended up being one of the biggest disasters of Tollywood. Nearly a month later, NTR Mahanayakudu has hit the screens. The film, which has been directed by Krish, revolves around the political journey of NTR and highlights his battle with Bhaskara Rao.
The NTR Mahanayakudu US premieres report is out and it might leave countless Nandamuri fans heartbroken.
A Dull Start
According to the latest trade reports, NTR Mahanayakudu's hourly gross at 7 PM PST was merely USD 74,460 from 97 locations. At this rate, it is unlikely to beat NTR Kathanayakudu which had grossed USD 482k last month.
It Had To Happen...
The failure of Kathanayakudu virtually killed the buzz surrounding the sequel. The low pre-release buzz and the current political situation too seem to have made things even more difficult for NTR Mahanayakudu. The virtually non-existent promotions too wrecked NTR Mahanayakudu even before its release.
Lakshmi's NTR Overshadows NTR Mahanayakudu?
The trailer of Lakshmi's NTR released on February 14, 2019, and became the talk of the town for all the right reasons. The general feeling is that the positive response to the trailer of Ram Gopal Varma's film made it extremely difficult for NTR Mahanayakudu to make an impact. In fact, several fans even commented that Lakshmi's NTR and not NTR Mahanayakudu was the 'real biopic' of the mass leader.
The WOM Is Decent
Most critics are of the opinion that NTR Mahanayakudu is a pretty decent film as it features a gripping screenplay and some commendable performances. As such, the Word Of Mouth is above-average and this might prove to be a blessing for NTR Mahanayakudu.
The Way Ahead...
NTR Mahanayakudu needs to pick up big time in the coming days otherwise it will end up being another major embarrassment to Nandamuri fans.