Nandamuri Balakrishna entered the cinema industry at the age of 14 as a child artist. Being in the industry for over 40 years, the actor has delivered 99 films and is all geared up for his landmark 100th project. While earlier there was no confirmation about the release date of Balayya’s upcoming project Gautamiputra Satakarni, the latest news about the same will be a thing to rejoice for his fans. Finally, the makers have zeroed in the release date for Balakrishna’s 100th project.
If reports are to be believed, Gautamiputra Satakarni is all set to release on 12th of January as a Pongal special treat. The film is expected to be a huge hit and break records at the box office. Gautamiputra Satakarni has a production cost of 75 crores and its makers have sold the satellite rights to First Fame Entertainment Pictures at whopping cost of 75 crores. This means, Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer has already reserved its profit before the release. Reportedly, the deal has locked at 55 crores and the rest payment of 20 crores will be made after the 100 crore business of the movie at domestic box office.
The official teaser of the movie was launched on 11th October 2016 at 10:15 a.m. on the eve of Vijayadashami. The film’s trailer was launched on 16th December 2016 at Tirumala theatre in Karimnagar, Telangana. The film crew paid a visit to the famous Kotilingala temple before proceeding to the trailer launch. The place has significance as it was the first capital of Satavahanas in 1st century AD and came under the rule of Satakarni.
Gautamiputra Satakarni is a Telugu epic historical action film, produced by Saibabu Jagarlamudi & Y. Rajeev Reddy on First Frame Entertainment banner and directed by Krish. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna in title role, and Shriya Saran as the female lead, Hema Malini in a crucial role and music composed by Chirantan Bhatt. The film is based on the life of 2nd century CE Satavahana ruler Gautamiputra Satakarni. The film is a prestigious project for Balakrishna as it is his 100th film.