Once upon a time, some filmmakers who can’t create a new story and craft aboriginal scenes have started spreading the belief that a film’s length should be slick 2 hours such that audiences will not get bored. But if a film is stuffed with content, then a runtime touching even 3 hours is not a barrier to success.
Now that NTR Kathanayakudu has a runtime of 2 hours 55 minutes, this talk about ‘3 hours’ runtime took center stage again. So how will it be for #NTR Biopic with such a long runtime? In the recent times, big hits like Rangasthalam and Bharat Anu Nenu are blessed with a blockbuster status and their runtime is close to 3 hours. None bother about watching those films by sitting in theatres for such long hours.
At the same time, we have the likes of Arjun Reddy and Mahanati also having a similar 3 hours runtime. And those films also proved their mettle. A good thing to observe is that all these films that have runtime above three hours and scored big time hail from different genres. So there is no point in worrying about runtime, provided with the fact that there is no lag in the narrative and a drop in film’s flow.
Having said that, in case if #NTR Biopic has its own lag moments, then this runtime will sound like a nightmare. Else it is not going to be risky at all if the content is good enough.