Can NTR pull it off without him?
NTR Jr. has tremendous craze among the masses and he is a fantastic crowd puller when it comes to domestic circuit. His movies gets stunning openings in Ceded, Guntur and some other Andhra regions. He has proven time and again that he is a king of openings in our state. However, he is lagging behind Mahesh Babu and Pawan Kalyan in areas like Nizam and overseas. If NTR gets hold in these areas he could be a serious competitor for number one position.
NTR's previous film Baadshah did reasonably well in NTR's weakest areas like overseas and Nizam. Thanks to Srinu Vytla's brand of humor and his horde of comedians, which made it possible for NTR. In Ramayya Vastavayya, NTR is not relying upon any comedy tracks or star comedians to impress the comedy lovers. Ramayya Vastavayya has no Brahmanandam to attract overseas crowds. This will be a big test for NTR in this region as Harish Shankar doesn't have any special image or identity here.
Harish is known for mass entertainers and is yet to get a brand image like Trivikram or Srinu Vylta in overseas region. Therefore it is all up to NTR to pull this film off in overseas and Nizam areas, which prove to be crucial for a film to become a blockbuster from normal hit zone. Latest example being Attarintiki Daredi, which collected more than 25 crores share from these areas in just ten days.