NTR : Kathanayakudu might have garnered good reviews, but the BO collections are taking a toll on its distributors. As the film did a massive pre-release theatrical business of Rs 70 Crore which is first of its kind for Balakrishna film, certainly trade is on tenterhooks when it comes to recovery of the huge investment.
The film's co-producer Sai Korrapati who also bought the film's theatrical rights in Vizag, Ceded, Krishna and Karnataka areas is one among the distributors who are worried about the recovery. It is learnt that Sai Korrapati has bet a huge amount for the above areas and going by trade analysts, Sai may drop into huge losses.
Despite gaining good reviews, the film is struggling to pull in crowds to cinemas. Now, Sai Korrapati and other distributors of the film are pinning high hopes on the second part NTR : Mahanayakudu to bail them out.