With both parts of the NTR biopic produced by actor Balakrishna ending up as flops, everyone has incurred huge losses. The theatrical rights for Part One however, did remarkably good business, with a few of the areas bought by Balakrishna’s friends like Korrapati Sai and Yelamanchili Saibabu (Krish’s father).
Interestingly, Vishnu Induri, the founder of Celebrity Cricket League and SIIMA, was the original producer and scriptwriter of the film, before Balakrishna took over the reins and decided to produce it. It remains unclear as to how much money Vishnu put into the project and how much he lost. Balayya also brought producer Korrapati Sai on board, who not only invested in the film but also bought the Uttarandhra theatrical rights. Surprisingly however, neither of them is talking about the money that they invested or lost. For the Second Part, the makers sent out an official statement saying that Balayya would be giving the theatrical rights free of cost to compensate for Part One. However, the second part fared even more miserably than the first and lost more money.
Amidst these developments, it seems Balayya is safe as the first part did good theatrical and digital business. Director Krish also got his remuneration as director, leaving the distributors — Vishnu and Korrapati in the doldrums. “They are all blaming Krish because it was his idea to divide the film into two parts and Balayya completely believed him,” says a source.