The first part of the NTR biopic titled Kathanayakudu is one of the highly-anticipated films of 2019. It is set to hit the screens on January 9. This biopic will portray the life of the former chief minister and legendary actor from his entry into films and his progression in politics. The actor Nandamuri Balakrishna is playing lead role and enjoys a huge fan base and it can be expected that it can get a great opening at the box office. Apparently, the film has already entered the Rs 100 crore club.
The film has sold its theatrical and digital rights at the whopping price of Rs 100 crore. Amazon Prime has bagged the digital rights by paying Rs 25 crore, which is the record price for a Telugu movie.
Beside Nandamuri Balakrishna, the film features the ensemble star cast of Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati, Sumanth, Nithya Menen, Rakul Preet and many others. The film is produced by Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Vardhan Induri. Interestingly, they are also co-producing the Hindi version which is titled 1983 biopic. The film is directed by Krish, who is known for delivering films like Gauthamiputra Satakarni, Gamyam and Vedam.