If Balakrishna comes alone in market like a lion with no opposition films to strike theaters, the business could be safe and everyone would run into safe benefits. How could be the situation if Balakrishna’s 99th film ‘Dictator’ should take on Jr NTR ‘Nannaku Prematho,’ Nagarjuna ‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’ and Sharwanand ‘Express Raja?’
This is one primary reason why distributors who have initially agreed to pay record prices for Balayya’s movie are now hesitating to come forward. With producer cum director Sriwass and EROS International sitting safely pre release business closed, this sudden turn-around of events with buyers back stepping on fulfilling their advance/MG payments surely needed some intervention from Nata Simham.
‘All they have requested is to cut down the prices by at least 20 to 25 percent because of tough Box Office competition between four films releasing in a marginal gap. Among all, NTR can be a threatening force in dividing ‘Dictator’ revenues because Balayya is in bad form and names of Kona, Gopi attached to the film can further play a negative market sentiment,’ a close trade source commented.