NTR Kathanayakudu, the first part of the biopic on the legendary actor and politician NTR got released on Jan 9. Helmed by Krish, Balayya portrayed the role of NTR in the film and Bollywood actress Vidya Balan as Basavatarakam, wife of NTR. The film also casts several top-rated actors playing some iconic roles of yesteryear actors and actresses in the film. The worldwide theatrical rights of the film were sold for 70 Crores. The film on its first day collected a worldwide share of 10.5 Crores with the worldwide gross stands at 17 Crores. The film has crashed on its long run and managed to collect a worldwide share of 20.62 Crores turning out to be the third biggest disaster in TFI.