Suresh Babu, the elder son of late filmmaker Ramanaidu, recently attended the media and spoke about the problems he faces as the owner of several single-screen theatres in the Telugu states. Suresh Babu owns several theaters across Telugu states. He said, “ OTT platforms becoming popular and killing the theater business. Now general audiences are not interested in stepping into the theatres at all." The noted producer and distributor Suresh Babu added, “The people are opting for Netflix and Amazon to watch all the latest movies. They are only watching the big films like Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and Saaho in the theatres.”
Suresh Babu further stated that maintaining a theatre has become such a problem that he is unable to pay bills, and salaries to staff. According to him, Netflix, Amazon Prime have worsened the situation and that most of the regular audience are ready to wait for 3-4 weeks to watch the movie on OTT platform.